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I got a few tau pathfinder models with smaller railguns (i think) and wanted to know. Do they act like the railguns on the hammerhead? An:rolleyes: d are they railguns? C&C is welcome.
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No, those are rail rifles. They're not as powerful as the railgun but they're excellent at killing MEQs
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Where can you find those rules?
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Straight outta...the GW UK website.
Those are the current rules. With this update we're getting, they could change (the loss of the Over-Heating rule?).
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I personally never understood the logic behind the "gets hot" rule for rail-rifles...at least its only if they fire at a separate target than the rest of the squad shoots at...but still...whats up with that?
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This question can be found in the (Tau Faq)Tau FAQ stickied at the top of this forum.Originally Posted by ToasteeI disagree. I think stealths, crisis suits, fire warriors, kroot, and ionheads kill MEq's better.Originally Posted by Triumph Of Man
Originally Posted by Neferata
oh i cant remember the whole story, but something to do with the power consumption of the rifle, and the power consumption of the targetting device, when the rifle fires, their arnt proper safety measures in place, and cant be for the gun to fire effeciently. so theyve made it as safe as possible. but the power for the gun sometimes flows into the targeting device, which being conected to theyre head, i imagine would be painful, if not fatal..... hopefully this is all cleared up with the new tau: empires update. because youd think with all their tech-o crap theyd think of something.
The "logic" behind the Gets Hot rule is actually quite simple.
It only has the Gets Hot rule when you give them the advanced targeting interface, or whatever it's called, which basically operates as a hard-wired target lock. Yes?
Well, it's a prototype weapon. That advanced targeting interface thingy majiggy is implanted into their helmets, and when the gun is fired it probably has a chance of overloading the entire interface, since they're most likely connected somehow.
That's why, in the little story they give, the warrior who "Gets Hot" () starts ripping at his helmet. It's not to do with the gun itself overheating or anything, it's the interface in their helmets.
oh why cant i word things correctly, thats basically what i was trying to say, he did it much better then me!
yes the weapon itself is not overheating, its the targetting device. its basically the effects of the rule theyre after, not the name of it.