How to cost up squads with multiple weapon types?

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How to cost up squads with multiple weapon types?

#1 Postby WildDude » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:16 pm

Hi.

We've been designing some squads for a Showdown using some old GW figures that my sons own. We're using the online troop builder and find it and the rules fantastic.

If you design a squad and they all have exactly the same weapons then there's no problem with the overall point cost of the squad but how do people handle the situation where some of the squad carry different weapons which have variable costs? Do you a} only give them one common weapon in their stats or b} give them all every weapon making the cost of each unit higher?

We want to play 'what you see is what they have' but don't want multiple cards for each unit.

Any advice welcome.

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Re: How to cost up squads with multiple weapon types?

#2 Postby LittleRedFox » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:13 pm

WildDude wrote:Hi.
If you design a squad and they all have exactly the same weapons then there's no problem with the overall point cost of the squad but how do people handle the situation where some of the squad carry different weapons which have variable costs? Do you a} only give them one common weapon in their stats or b} give them all every weapon making the cost of each unit higher?


Caluculate points for each figures load out separately.

Then on the card list all the weapons and if necessary how many of each the unit has.

eg

Fireteam [4 Riflemen + 1 Machinegunner] Points: 46
Agility: d6 Smarts: d6 Spirit: d8 Strength: d6 Vigor:d6
Pace: 6 Parry: 6 Toughness: 5
Skills: Fighting: d8 Shooting: d8
Abilities:
Dodge
Machinegunner has Rock and Roll
Weapons
Type Range Damage Notes
Rifle 24/48/96 2d8+1 RoF:1 AP:2
MG 50/100/200 2d8 RoF:3 AP 3
Bayonet Str+d4


This is based on Riflemen at 11 points each plus the Machinegunner at 17pts with the usual 25% discount for a unit.

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#3 Postby WildDude » Wed May 01, 2013 5:34 pm

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I'm not sure how what you suggest can be done with the online troop builder.


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