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Some time ago I have played a battle and we came up with this problem- fire arc of weapons on the raider. I wanted to shoot from my raiders to the side but my friend told me that only turret mounted weapons can fire to their sides and other weapos hava 90 degrees fire arc.
So I want to ask do raider weapons count like turret mounted (IMO their are just look at the model) or you can shoot only to your front.
And about that if you know were I can find an official rule then I would be greafull becouse they(my friends) sometimes don't belive in something that don't have a GW mark on it
Thanks for you help
I think you can fire it to the sides and forwared but not backward. anyway just pivot your raider it doesn't take any movement so you can just turn your raider completely around to your liking so it doesnt matter
well, i do not know the official rule, but i'd say a 90 degree fire arc is the most reasonable way to look at it, cause the gunner can pivot the gun, but only so far, unless its like he ravager with the side guns, in that case i'd say they have more of a 180 degree fire arc
But the vehicle can pivot so it doesn't matter as long as you face the person you are aiming at.
it would be prettyn stupied if you park it so the back faces them
But sometimes i want to park them that they disturbing line of sight to other units and they are faced by the side to the enemy, can i then shoot the enemy from the side of my raider???
I do but i'm not sure if it's leagal but if a landraider can so can i
In all the games ive played, it was 45 degrees to the left and right for me from the guns main position.
the way i play (and a reasonable way at that) is that if the tip of the gun can "see" the target, then it can shoot at em too
Not sure if the original poster is still seeking info, but as far as I'm concerned, the gunner in the raider can swivel 180 degrees. Look at the mount; its clearly intended to represent a free-swinging arc of fire. The only restriction I can see is that I wouldn't try to shoot through the pilot, but that's easily solved by remembering not to orient the Raider so that the pilot is in the way.
Thats how we always played it, as it seems totaly logic. I remember a 40k in 40 minutes game with my Dark Eldar against IG, it was an ambush mission, I had 2 Raidersquads and some bikes, and somewhere in the third round or so I just parked one of my raiders in a bottle neck of the terraint and while the rest of our force clashed somewhere in the middle, my raider and his officer with boltpistol fought a really tight battle at the front ... that was a really brave officer, fighting with just the slim chance the boltpistol gave him against the raider, but it took me tree rounds to hit him with the raiders darklance ... must be a bit inacurate at short range
Might be a bit off topic, but it was one of the situations where we supposed that the raider can shoot at its sides ... the open topped vehicles arenÂ´t that sturdy build to give its passangers and crew a wider view and fire arc.