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Join Date: Dec 2006
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Improving Chainsword Rules?
Despite being one of the more widely-known symbols of Warhammer 40k, the humble and ubiquitous one-handed Chainsword is treated no differently from a generic one-handed Combat Blade in the rules for 40k.
Can anyone think of a small boost one could provide towards making one-handed Chainswords more effective? Right now Chainswords and generic Combat Blades are interchangeable in the rules since neither is any different mechanics-wise than the other.
The requirements for proposed rule changes are here:
1. It must apply only to one-handed Chainswords or Chainaxes. Biting Blades, Eviscerators, Chainfists, or other melee weapons with chains already have special rules and bonuses applied to them.
2. The proposed changes must justifiably cost less than or equal to, and perform less than or equal to, paying the points for a Power Weapon. Otherwise, then there would be no point in getting a Power Weapon since it would effectively be a downgrade from a Chainsword.
3. The proposed changes must also perform commensurately with their point cost. That means something like Rending is out since it would arguably cost more than a Power Weapon.
I'll get the ball rolling with this: could allowing Chainswords to reroll 1s on the To-Wound roll give them more utility than generic combat blades, and yet less of boost than getting a Power Weapon would?
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