Death of the plasma pistol?
I noticed that a lot of the lists running around here, are not showing the formerly favorite-by-all plasma pistol. I think this has two reasons:
first of all, pistols are no longer rapid fire, cutting the number of shots by half. changing the gets hot rule to not stack up does not balance it, as you only shoot once, not twice.
second reason- almost all of the special cc weapons are now only able to get +1 a when used as a pair- mostly available only on few units, and usually comes at the cost of a ranged attack. so, if you have that power fist, lightning claw or relic blade, a pistol will not get you another attack in cc. this results in more storm bolters, hellfire rounds bolters and combi bolters hitting the table.
what do you think?