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Used to be they were in the main rule book. However now I'm not sure where to find the strength of the thing. Which could be useful if I'm trying to pop a vehicle with them and an opponent wants to see the rule.
Last edited by sunnyside; March 10th, 2009 at 06:36.
Check the index in your rulebook.
Page 63, BRB.
They're the exact same thing as Frag Grenades for every purpose except name.
So they got nerfed. Great. They couldn't have just put the freaking rules for them in the Codex so they'd survive...
Perhaps you're thinking of krak grenades?
It would seem they have now been nerfed to strength 4.
Man I am tired of my army getting nerfed with every new rules rewrite.
Well, at least my farseers to insta kill themselves anymore. I guess that's something...
In the previous edition, yes they had STR5 versus vehicles.
Additionally, in the previous codex, Plasma Grenades negated cover whereas traditional Frag Grenades forced cover assaults to resolve simultaneously. In a sense, all Frag Grenades became Plasma Grenades in 5th edition in terms of combat. From the perspective of the Initiative 5 Eldar, this is a good thing.
A squad of Space Marines with frag grenades or pretty much anything else will have to resolve in Initiative order rather than being forced simultaneously.
In a sense, all other armies' grenades were nerfed from the Eldar perspective.
I don't think any Eldar unit aside from Scorpions even uses plasma greandes, and in that case youmay as well give your Scorpions Exarch a power claw.
Yup, Eldar grenades got a real mixed bag with 5th, they lost that point of strength against vehicles but against infantry using grenades they still strike first against 90% of the galaxy.
And if your Scorpions want to kill vehicles I'd recommend the Biting Blade over the Claw, potential S8 attacks on the charge are nasty, of course it has less utility against heavy infantry so take your pick.
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