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So I was looking at my new codex, and I noticed that the Cronos comes with a spirit siphon, but also has the option to take a spirit vortex. I noted that the spirit vortex is an additional weapon; the army list does not say it replaces the siphon. On page 51, the BRB says that monstrous creatures (like the Cronos) can fire 2 weapons per shooting phase.
So, as I read it, if one unit were close enough to hit with both weapons, a Cronos with the spirit vortex upgrade could fire both its vortex and its siphon in the same turn, possibly giving out 2 pain tokens in the shooting phase if each weapon caused at least one casualty.
Does this work, or did I miss something?
This works perfectly well. Add in a spirit probe and you could potentially be handing out 3 tokens per turn (although the probe tokens are specifically added at the END of the assault phase). What's even better is that the Vortex Blast can't wound the Cronos so you don't have to worry about it scattering back onto you. Scattering onto any of your infantry units could be a problem (esp. incubi, that would suck), and you don't even get a pain token for it either since it specifies you have to kill an enemy model.
The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. Bring them understanding of the power of ourselves through our strength and their fear. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all fragments will be smashed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be consumed
I'm bringing two cronos with my wych horde. they're perfect for softening up enemy unit's so that the wyches can finish them off and gain even more pain tokens.
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