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Does the Attack for a Shas'o mean how many CC attacks it can do, or the number of times it can fire its weapons. If it has 4 A, does that mean it can fire its missiles four times, or it can beat somebody to death 4 times in CC\?
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In every unit's profiles, it is always the amount of Close Combat attacks that the model has. The WEAPON has the amount of times he can shoot, so it does not mean he can shoot 4 times. 4 A = 4 attacks in CC.Originally posted by TheAsianNoob@Dec 23 2004, 10:15
Does the Attack for a Shas'o mean how many CC attacks it can do, or the number of times it can fire its weapons. If it has 4 A, does that mean it can fire its missiles four times, or it can beat somebody to death 4 times in CC\?[snapback]284373[/snapback]
You're applying that idea to the tyranids, who usually have an "X" in the gun's profile. In that case, it is the attacks characteristics that is used for how many shots they get. They're the only ones with that, though.
Other than that, the gun's profile is what you use for shots.
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, even if it's wrong.
There's this small entry in the forum guidelines called "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way" that I think applies to this question. Here's an excerpt from it:
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