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the_barwn 07-17-12 06:47 PM

Eldar Pathfinders & Precision shooting
 
I have looked to see if this question was raised earlier but cannot see it, sorry if this has already been asked.

In the C:E it states that Pathfinders would cause a critical hit on 5+ instead of the usual 6+. In 6ed does this mean they have Precision shots at 5+?

Desolatemm 07-17-12 07:01 PM

No, its an entirely separate rule from the Precision shot rule. Pathfinders get AP1 on a to-hit roll of 5 or 6. The Precision shot is only on the 6s.

So,
A to-hit roll of 5 becomes AP1 and wounds on a 4+ with rending on a to-wound roll of 6. Allocate as normal, but you choose when it is allocated because of the different AP value, this is also true when you Rend because it makes a round AP2, if it was not AP1 already.

A to-hit roll of a 6 becomes AP1 and wounds on a 4+ with rending on a to-wound roll of 6. Because of precision shot, you can allocate this hit to a model of you choosing which is in LoS in the same unit you fired at.

Archaon18 07-17-12 07:02 PM

The shots are AP2 on 5+. The rule does not say, unless FAQed, that this alters Precision Shots, only the Ranger/Pathfinder only AP2 rule.

Sworn Radical 07-17-12 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_barwn (Post 1264647)
I have looked to see if this question was raised earlier but cannot see it, sorry if this has already been asked.

In the C:E it states that Pathfinders would cause a critical hit on 5+ instead of the usual 6+. In 6ed does this mean they have Precision shots at 5+?

Doubtful. The way I'm reading it, is that 'to hit' rolls of 5+ would sure give you AP1, but only actual rolls of 6 would qualify for wound allocation. They're still pretty good though ...

Mmm .... double-ninja'd ...

the_barwn 07-17-12 07:22 PM

Thank you for the swift replies,
I have an additional question though in the 6ed BRB it states the RLR is Heavy1, Sniper, Pinning.
Under the Sniper special rules it states that a roll of 6+ is a precision shot. Does this become 5+ for Pathfinders??? Or do they Ignore these rules & still operate under the C:E ruleset??

Archaon18 07-17-12 07:29 PM

Precision shot is the 'Eye of Vengeance'allocation. NOT the AP1 rule at the C:E have. This only happens on 6's.

In final summary. They are AP1 on a 5+ to hit, with precision shots on 6's

Desolatemm 07-17-12 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_barwn (Post 1264693)
Thank you for the swift replies,
I have an additional question though in the 6ed BRB it states the RLR is Heavy1, Sniper, Pinning.
Under the Sniper special rules it states that a roll of 6+ is a precision shot. Does this become 5+ for Pathfinders??? Or do they Ignore these rules & still operate under the C:E ruleset?

Pathfinders have a weapon with the Sniper rule. They ALSO have their own rule which gives them a better AP value on a to-hit of 5+. They are not related, both apply, nothing complicated. Its a Sniper Rifle (per BRB) that has a chance to become AP1 in addition to the fun stuff from the "Sniper" rules.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Archaon18 (Post 1264704)
In final summary. They are AP1 on a 5+ to hit, with precision shots on 6's

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