Question Hive scum - weapons

empjam

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When adding weapons to a hive scum hanger on it has combat shotgun with inferno rounds for 30 points but no combat shotgun with the standard ammo. Perhaps I’ve been doing it wrong but don’t you need to buy the combat shotgun first then buy the inferno ammo after?
 

Thorgor

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No, you are correct. I suspect it's because Hive Scums can only spend up to 60 credits on their equipment, and the Combat shotgun costs 70 credits (so they can never have one). The tools simply don't "know" that it means they can't have Firestorm ammo either (since you need a Combat shotgun to make use of them), though I suppose you can technically have the Scum carry the ammo without any weapon to fire it.
 

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No, you are correct. I suspect it's because Hive Scums can only spend up to 60 credits on their equipment, and the Combat shotgun costs 70 credits (so they can never have one). The tools simply don't "know" that it means they can't have Firestorm ammo either (since you need a Combat shotgun to make use of them), though I suppose you can technically have the Scum carry the ammo without any weapon to fire it.
This is exactly right.
 

Mcmordain

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I have a question as well regarding Hive scum (and Bounty Hunters) and equipping them in the Underhive tool.
The rules say that a Hive scum can have 60 credit worth of Weapons (Pistols, Close Combat Weapons and Basic Weapons) and Wargear, common and/or rare 7 and below. However when I add a Hice scum to my roster in the Underhive tool and want to equip him, the list of available weapons and items are smaller than it should be, based on the above. For example the hot-shot laspack is a common item, but it's not on the Hive scum equipment list. Also there is no grenade available, but in the Gangs of the Underhive book they are under the Wargear section. This is the same with the Bounty Hunter. A lot of options are missing from his equipment list as well.
What am I missing?
 
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Jellyfishgamer25

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No, you are correct. I suspect it's because Hive Scums can only spend up to 60 credits on their equipment, and the Combat shotgun costs 70 credits (so they can never have one). The tools simply don't "know" that it means they can't have Firestorm ammo either (since you need a Combat shotgun to make use of them), though I suppose you can technically have the Scum carry the ammo without any weapon to fire it.
The image in my head of a scummer running around with gas shells looking for someway to fire them is hilarious :D