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6th Edition and Power weapons
Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:04 AM
It says in the rulebook, that if you can take a "power weapon" as wargear, w/o any more specifications, then, you should look at the model and decide if it is:
A power sword
A power Axe
A power maul
each with different AP and rules.
Now, I know there is not a Templar alive that would deny that the Black Sword is a... sword . Also, it is included in the FAQ that Chaplains Crozius is a maul.
But what about the other power weapons? Can we say that the power weapons of the bike squadrons are lances? And can we claim that our Techmarines have Power axes? (They look like axes to me). Could we do the same in any case we could convert our models to look accordingly?
He starts with two fists, weapons that are powered by faith and hate, they never break or tire for it is the emperor's work that theyre doing, they are S-User AP- and that is all a Templar will ever need when crusading in his glorious name but if you dont have enough faith and/or hate then you'll need to grab something from the armoury..
Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:34 AM
Also, it's a Power Weapon with its own special rules (S+2), so it doesn't use the "Power Weapons are what they look like" rules.
Now, I know there is not a Templar alive that would deny that the Black Sword is a... sword .
If they look like lances - sure.
Can we say that the power weapons of the bike squadrons are lances?
If it looks like an axe, and isn't specified anywhere as being a Thunderhammer, sure.
And can we claim that our Techmarines have Power axes? (They look like axes to me).
Sure, so long as the model is armed with "a Power Weapon", you can convert your minis any way you want and claim the benefit based on the apparent sub-type of Power Weapon with the appropriate benefits. Just remember, if any model is armed with a "Power Weapon" which also has special rules - these override the generic Power Weapons visible sub-type rules and goes to the "Special Power Weapon are AP3 plus it's listed Special Rules" rule.
Could we do the same in any case we could convert our models to look accordingly?
Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:03 PM
"There can be no meeting of minds and no understanding with such beings as exist in the dark places of the galaxy.There is simply a choice: defeat them, or be defeated by them. And Defeat them we will"
- Chaplain Emmerich
"A Templar Knight is truly a fearless knight and secure on every side, for his soul is protected by the armor of faith just as his body is protected by armor of steel. He is thus doubly armed and need fear neither daemons nor men."
- St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:52 PM
I don't have my Codex with me, but doesn't it say somewhere that the Black Sword isn't necessarily a sword per se?
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:10 PM
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