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    Default Interceptor intercepting Reserves

    Weapons with Skyfire can only fire Snap Shots at non flying/skimming things. Interceptor no longer overrules this but otherwise its text remains the same as last edition. Does this now mean that any weapon with both rules can only fire Snap Shots at non Flyers/Skimmers that come in from Reserve? Pretty much turns Quad-guns and Icarus Lascannons into only air defense weapons since they can't even effectively shoot at something Deep Striking onto the board right next to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This Dave View Post
    Weapons with Skyfire can only fire Snap Shots at non flying/skimming things. Interceptor no longer overrules this but otherwise its text remains the same as last edition. Does this now mean that any weapon with both rules can only fire Snap Shots at non Flyers/Skimmers that come in from Reserve? Pretty much turns Quad-guns and Icarus Lascannons into only air defense weapons since they can't even effectively shoot at something Deep Striking onto the board right next to them.
    Pretty much.

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    Yup, but if you have just interceptor and don't have skyfire, then you can shoot at non flyers at normal BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krefey View Post
    Yup, but if you have just interceptor and don't have skyfire, then you can shoot at non flyers at normal BS.
    I just can't think of anything that has Interceptor without Skyfire off the top of my head. Unless some new things are coming out like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This Dave View Post
    I just can't think of anything that has Interceptor without Skyfire off the top of my head. Unless some new things are coming out like that.
    Well there is the Mortis Pattern Contemptor. You can simulate this by choosing to move or not to move and thereby lock yourself into AA or ground fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This Dave View Post
    I just can't think of anything that has Interceptor without Skyfire off the top of my head. Unless some new things are coming out like that.
    Don't the Tau have wargear that gives interceptor and skyfire separately? I.e. one upgrade gives skyfire, the other gives interceptor?
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    Yes, the Early Warning Override grants Interceptor.

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    Well okay then. That solves that.

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    I'm actually surprised they didn't make Skyfire function as it does for flyers, for all models with the rule, in that you choose to use it at the beginning of the shooting phase.

    Does this imply an indirect buff for Flyers in 7th since non-flyer Skyfire weapons got hit with such a nerf bat? Had considered running a Rapier platform army but am not glad I didn't buy any now.
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    Perhaps it's a mistake and needs Errata, but even SA book all weapons have both or none.

    edit: Of course it's possible they decided that firing at any reserves at full BS that couldn't jink or otherwise save themselves was a little OP; in which I can kind of see the point bearing in mind how radically the Destroyer weapons got watered down.
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