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OK, I'm unclear on the following. Say you have 3 Biovores, which of the following is the case.
1) They all fire independently.
2) They all fire as a barrage at the same spot.
3) You get to choose.
Also, given that all spore mines now seem to use the 3" diameter Blast template, doesn't that severely limit the usefulness of synapse-popping spores? You'd have to be touching a model anyway (and thus auto-pop) just to get all of an enemy model's base under the template. I can see that there might be time's when you'd want to pop a cluster cos of the barrage effect (assuming it works like the diagram on p32 of the rule book), but then you're relying on a successful scatter.
Any help answering this would be greatly appreciated thanks!
The way that the new rules word it, the work like your choice 2. I'm not sure if, when they land and pop, you use the barrage rules for multiple templates or you get to place the other templates anywhere so long as they touch the first template's edge.
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Would work as a multiple barrage I would think. Works as a barrage, multiple shots, so multiple barrage rules.
Shot comes in, roll hit, place blast, roll scatter for 2nd blast, place according to direction (your choice if a hit), roll scatter for 3rd blast, place according to direction (if hit you can place that last one off the edge of the 1st or second your choice).
If you miss the shot, drifts and doesn't hit, you pull out however many mines you shot and place them on that spot base to base in a circle. They drift as one unit.
If any of those mines in the cluster come in base contact, the other 2 poof and you resolve a multiple barrage off the one that detonated.
Its funky, but in a good number of situations this new system will be more effective than the old pie plate. Takes the randomness out of the old flame template which was very hit or miss. Imagine if you connect with frag for instance. Instead of a bunch of partials with the old pie plate, you'll have way more wholly-covered models with the new system.
Also remember the way scattering works on barrage weapons for the initial shot. If you have line of sight you scatter one less dice than you would if you had no LOS.
Still testing the biovores and I can't come up with a sound judgement on em.
Yeah, the biovores definitely fire as a multiple barrage as per page 32 of the BGB.To clarify, if you have LoS you roll 1D6 for scatter. If you do not have LoS you roll 2D6 and take the highest. Either way, the most you can scatter is 6" with the initial shot.Originally Posted by Pyre
Here's a nice typo to consider...
The stat line for the spore mine lists it a neither a barrage nor a blast weapon.
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There are two seperate parts to spore mines, shooting from the biovore and detonation. That stat line refers to biovores shooting the mines. The barrage and blast rules come into play with the detonation of the mines.
i think it goes further than that. if you fire a sporemine from a biovore its a barrage. but the mine its self is not.Originally Posted by mojo666
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As the rules are written, any method of spore mine detonation is barrage. Being shot from the biovore has nothing to do with it. Even if a spore mine is shot from a biovore, it lands and then detonates like all other mines. So, the barrage has to apply to all mines.