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i have a question to make. first of all can u choose in case u have 12 burnas in a wagon and dissembark them ,witch of them gonna shoot with the flamer and witch are going to use it as pw in the cc ?? or if u chosse to shoot then u shoot with all of them no matter what ??
secondly, in case that u have to use the flamers to all of them in the shooting phase, is there any formation while dessambarging that makes sure that u dont hit other burnas too with the template ?
You can choose which ones to burn with and which ones to cut with. But you have to decide before starting to burn. So you have 12 of them, disembark and say these 4 are going to burn, then start laying the templates. Then in the following CC the other 8 count as PWs, while the 4 that burned are just normal attacks.
Monkey's Killer Kan WiP (Updated 4/29)
Everything Monkeyclops said was right, but I just wanted to add that if you really want to avoid laying the templates over your own figures, and guarantee that you'll be able to fire them all, the best option is to simply leave them in the vehicle.
One of my favorite moves is to roll a battlewagon (grott riggers, big shoota and nothing else) filled with 9-13 burnas (with a few upgraded to meks, for versatility) right up next to a large unit of enemies, and then lay down burna template after burna template in glorious waves of destruction. You wouldn't being how quickly a team of nids, ork footsloggers or eldar will die after 7-11 burnas shots.
Of course, if you want to assault, you have to exit the vehicle, but if I'm fighting enemies that are vulnerable to the burna shots, I'd rather not assault them, and in the same fashion if the enemy is vulnerable to power weapons, I don't want to take that away from the unit by shooting with the burnas. Unlike the examples above, marines of all types shrug off burnas (when they're fired during shooting), as if they're nothing.
I'd concentrate either one way or the other. The only possible exception is if you're more or less certain you're going to take some casualties before the burnas get to attack. In this case, you could probably fire a couple burnas and then take those models off as casualties. Of course, I always take the meks off first, since they don't have any particular advantage in close combat.
I'm fairly new to playing both Orks and open topped vehicles, and I just want to make sure I understand this, as I might very well use this same tactic against some traitor guard or dark eldar - I know everyone can fire from an open topped vehicle, but do you literally just pull up alongside the unit and place the templates touching the side of the vehicle? All at once, or one at a time? This sounds remarkably vicious and dastardly fun, I just want to make sure I can explain my actions in case I'm called on it - thanks!
blood for the blood god - yay!
You fire the templates one at a time, so when you kill someone with a shot, you can't target them with the next template. Regardless, you can re-position the template with every shot, to hit the most opponents.
As long as the unit has an armor save of 5+ or 6+, they get no save, and since you don't roll to hit, all you have to do is wound. Every wound is a kill. I may have mentioned, but I wiped out a full 30 ork unit of boyz in a single turn using this strategy.
Keep those wagons open-topped. ^_^
Thanks! I can't wait to see the looks on their faces when I roast'em like marshmallow grots!
blood for the blood god - yay!