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I've always enjoyed packing my Ravager up with 3 Dissies and cruising around at 12" a turn spraying 9 S4 AP3 shots a turn. I did this on the basis that the Disintegrator was being fired as a defensive weapon.
Last night I was talking to a fellow that's generally quite knowledgable in terms of 40K rules, and he said that it had been clarified that if a weapon has a mode that is S7 or better, then it counts as a primary weapon, even if you choose to shoot it at the setting that would be considered a defensive weapon. I checked the rulebook errata and didn't find anything on this.
Is anyone aware of the current ruling on this topic? Because I'll be quite frustrated if what he said is correct.
(Note: He wasn't trying to screw me over, we weren't even gaming at the time)
I think its a matter of which mode you plan to use, maximal for offensive and sustained for defensive. No where in the rule book does it state anything about it so its probably our bst assumption, its one of those either/or cases so i think the fair way is just looking at the way you plan to fire it.
I believe Wraithguardian and you are correct. You choose the mode of the weapon. If you move over 6" on the raider, then 2 of the dissies can be fired on sustained mode (which is S4) and the last can be fired on max. As the Dissie isn't always a S7 weapon, it doesnt always count as a "main" weapon.
so your saying that it would be able to move 12" and fire said weapons... makes sence, it would mean it moves the full distance and may not fire at full power right? but it can unload low strength shots....sounds logical, i mean it wont blow ships out of the sky so i think it sounds in order... and main weapons are guns that can penatrait armour, generaly speaking.
sorry for interupting, just passing through
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Honestly, I started using a DL and 2 dissies because S7 doesnt cut it against real tanks. But having a lance weapon does (except against the monolith and a blessed hull LRC).
Good spot Caluin, thanks muchly
Ravagers are all 3 dissies for me, I never need even more lances, lances are plentiful anyway.
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I normally run a cult so I don't actually have that many DL's. Counting the one I put on my rav's and one I put on one of my raiders, I have a total of 9. Early game attrition usually knocks out about half of them as my warrior squads draw a lot of fire until the WWP gets deployed.
On the rare occasion I run a kabal, I do have several more. I generaly don't run raider squads as I use my raiders for wyches. Both armies are CC themed.