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I am confused about the firing range of a basilisk. My reading of the rules is that if indirect firing is used the range is 36"-120". However, in line of sight mode the range must be 1"-120".

Please confirm.

Thanks,

Sephe:x
 

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No Sephe. You have the range right for direct but not indirect.

In direct fire mode (must have line of sight) it has a maximum range of 120" and no minimum range.
In indirect fire mode it does not need line of sight and it's range is extended to a whopping 240", however it has a minumum range of 36".

Direct 120"
Indirect 36" - 240"
 

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Yep. Works great when you've got a few tables lined up for a mega battle.


I LOVE playing mega battles with guard.


Look mr. space marine player, the longer you keep my basalisks alive the more pie plates of doom I drop on the opponent. Now get up there and keep the enemy busy."

What?

I resent that suggestion. We are not 'picknicking in the woods while your men die.'

We're guarding the rear against surprise attack!

[Looking through binoculars towards the front lines.]

Oooh. Khorne berserkers, eh? Nasty. Well good luck with them!
 

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Hah, that reminds me of the last tournament I played. I was paired with a guy who was kinda new to the game and had never played against IG. I was explaining my units to him and he asked what the range on the basilisk was.

Me: See that devastator squad there?
Him: What, my squad in the corner here?
Me: No, that one two tables down that's playing against that Chaos player. They're in range.
Him: Oh. Geez.
 

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Ylide said:
Me: See that devastator squad there?
Him: What, my squad in the corner here?
Me: No, that one two tables down that's playing against that Chaos player. They're in range.
Him: Oh. Geez.
ROFL :w00t:
 

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Oh gosh. That was funny. :)

But, seriously, I have used my Basilisk in a mega battle and they are very very scary. In fact, I would have to say that besides a Super Heavy vehicle, they are the second scariest thing in a mega battle.
 

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well i want basilks but mine are sadly on back order so god knows when there comeing. but i wanted a lot of inderect fire becuse the store i go to wants to have a huge 3000 point game with all the warhammer players this summer. i think they want it to be imperium agenst non but i may be on the non imperium side becuse my colors are dark and could be trator leigons.
 

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I got to use my basilisks in a 10,000 point Tyranid vs. Imperium mega battle this past summer. From one table corner to the opposite one, it was still only 13 feet. Every turn I dropped a shell on the farthest opponent away, not because it was tactically sound (believe me, I had my own fish to fry), but because it was worth it to piss that one guy off that couldnt do a thing about it all game.

In the end, Imperium Won 7VPs to 6VPs because I took out the tyranid Heirophant Bio-Titan on the last turn with my Lascannons. I love the smell of fried ichor in the morning.
 
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