Except there is no rule that limits you to only firing one weapon except in the shooting phase anyway. If you want to argue RAW then everyone gets to shoot all their guns on intercept/overwatch anyway. The fact that intercept and overwatch are 'like' shooting in the shooting phase means to me that both the single weapon allowance, and then the MC/Multitracker exception both apply.
Except that's not actually an argument for Multitrakers to work outside the shooting phase; that's an argument that no model is restricted from firing only 1 weapon except in the shooting phase.
I attempted to cover that one above; "If
all models were allowed to fire all weapons when firing outside of the shoot phase, Multitrackers still wouldn't do anything special outside of the shooting phase; you would just be getting what all models would have. [the ability to fire all weapons on overwatch or intercept]"
Is there a reason to allow a generous interpretation of the rules in hopes it matches the way Tau players hope it will be written in an unreleased future FAQ?
Is there a reason to allow a non-generous interpretation of the rules so it matches the way non-Tau players hope it will work, when RAW has clearly failed in this instance?
The RAW is pretty staightforward: "MULTI-TRACKER A model with a multi-tracker can fire an additional weapon in each Shooting phase."
To keep this as far away from personal as possible I'd like to point out the rule interpretation I am giving is not a minority view or some easter-egg I came up with.
If you find the idea that multitrackers dont work outside of the shooting phase overly legalistic or annoying, please direct that annoyance at the people posting on the rest of the interwebs rather than me
. This is a widely discussed topic by people who care about it a lot more than I do lol
For example www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=123340
"An Overwatch attack is resolved like a normal shooting attack (albeit one resolved in the enemy's Assault phase) and uses all the normal rules for range, line of sight, cover saves and so on." - Page 21 BRB
Nothing about it being a shooting phase.
Thanks for the replies! I really hoped that someone could help me find a loophole somewhere so I could fire two weapons in overwatch, but I guess that's not gonna happen as of now. hopefully It'll be FAQed and let us fire in overwatch, but time will tell I suppose.
http://armourpiercingpi.blogspot.com.au ... s-and.html
An Infantry model can fire up to one weapon per Shooting phase; this is the normal shooting attack. Let us call it 's.' A Monstrous Creature model can fire up to two weapons per Shooting phase. This is twice the normal shooting attacks. It is '2s.' A Multi-Tracker allows an additional weapon in each Shooting Phase. This is not the normal shooting attack; it is an addition to the normal shooting attack(s). This is a bonus, a +1 limited to the Shooting phase. It's the fact that it's an additional weapon, an addition to the normal shooting attack, rather than an increase in the normal shooting attacks, that means it is restricted to a bonus in the Shooting phase rather than in both the Shooting phase and the Assault phase.
And so on:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/po ... 24413.page
http://www.3plusplus.net/2013/05/10-thi ... idnt-know/
"3) Multi-trackers don't allow multiple weapons to be fired in Overwatch â€“ it's one weapon more than normal in the Shooting phase."
http://the11thcompany.freeforums.org/vi ... 97&p=52469
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthrea ... le-weapons