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    Needle Pistol....

    I'm curious as to what is the point of a needle pistol?
    From the looks of things it couldn't penetrate any vehicles armour (not even a sentinel).. is this just a weapon that has been lost over the generations?


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    It's one of the hold-overs from 2nd ed when nearly every sort of weapon had a pistol, rifle and heavy version.

    The needle pistol is just quirky, and only really taken to the field on any regularity by the eversor assassin. The daemon- and witch hunter armies evoke a lot of elements from 2nd ed 40k.

    I'm moving this to the daemonhunters forum, since it's not really a rules question.


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    You're right, the Needle Pistol can not pen or even glance against any vehicles. But what it can do is wound ANY non-vehicle model. The Needle Pistol always wounds on a 4+, so whether the target has a toughness of 4 or 10, the Needle Pistol will wound it on a 4+. It's not an overly huge weapon as the target still gets a save, but it does have the potential to take down Monstrous creatures.

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    Well, it's essentially a sniper rifle without the to-hit bonus, no? So it'd be good for Monstrous Creatures -- or really any high-toughness unit. Also, it's way cheap, at least for Daemonhunters.

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    haha and here i thought if i put it in the DH forum it would be moved to the rules section.

    Okay so it is an old gun, but could be useful on an =][= or such that is going monster hunting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Harvey View Post
    Okay so it is an old gun, but could be useful on an =][= or such that is going monster hunting
    Yeah, sorta. Honestly, a Plasma Pistol is probably a more effective choice for any T8 or less beasties thanks to that AP2. (above T8, even plasma starts to have major difficulty hurting stuff) The auto-wound roll from the needle pistol is cool, but relying on a failed (often quite good) save with just one shot is exceedingly hit-or-miss. Mind you, there's still that overheating nastyness (fixable with Sages), not to mention triple the price tag... Your choice, really.

    Personally, my favourite choice for monster hunting is almost always either a Grandmaster with appropriate gear or an Eversor Assassin - the GM's Force Weapon only needs to make one wound, and the Eversor is easily capable of eating a Carnifex or Wraithlord for lunch in one charge.
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