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Learning to play ninth edition


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Hello,

 

I have been playing games with a friend that is completely new to Warhammer 40K and I am working on learning ninth edition after some time away from the game. I play Tau and he plays Space Wolves. I am having trouble figuring out how to get stealth suits to work. If I forward deploy, they get charged pretty darn quick by TWC or Jump troops. I want to get these guys to work but their fire power is a bit lacking against marines and their burst cannon range is short even though I play as Borkan. Another trouble unit for me are Broadsides, I didn't have much luck with taking a single rail rifle model, I am thinking of taking two in hopes of bumping up the shot count and maybe I will see some better results. Also, I am not sure I understand the high-yield missile pod, is this weapon always fired as an indirect fire weapon even when I have line of sight? The weapon looks like it would still be fairly good if the indirect fire nerf is not always activated. 

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I need to correct my question. I was looking through my codex and realized it is the smart missile system that does not need line of sight to fire at a unit. My question then is what if I do have line of sight, does the weapon profile still receive the nerf that all indirect fire weapons received several months back?

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No. The nerf only applies when shooting targets outside LOS. It is a nerf to the mechanic rather than to the weapon. The rules specify that they only apply

 

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If such a weapon targets a unit that is not visible (i.e. no models in a target unit are visible to the firing unit when you selected it as a target),

 

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As above, the smart missiles can choose to target models out of line of sight, and if they do, you incur the -1 to hit and +1 to save penalties, however if you choose to target a unit in line of sight, then you do not suffer those penalties. 

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