Recently i have come across quite an interesting little rule blip if you will with regards to the Dark angels standard of devastation. When i first read the rule for it i though it was very clear, all boltguns in 6 inches become salvo 2/4. That's very clear. However what is a boltgun?
I know what your saying, a boltgun is a botlgun is a boltgun, its what marines use, its a basic gun. But i have seen people arguing that the definition of a bolt gun can be found in the rule book on page 56. It combines all the different variations of bolt weaponry under the title 'Boltguns' suggesting that rules as written, every one of these weapons can become salvo 4.
Now i sure as hell don't believe this was the rules as intended, at least i hope it isn't, i hope they just though the term boltgun was exclusive enough to stop stupid shit like this happening but alas its not. Now if some one tries to pull this on me in a game i can't see any rules reason why they can't do it as its there in black and white. Salvo 4 bolt pistols? salvo 4 storm bolters? It can get a little crazy, and salvo 4 heavy bolter, while not that bad, still irritating.
Before you say 'that part of the rules doesn't count' its in the middle of the rule book, its not like its tagged on the end so you might be able to disqualify it, its got rules both before and after. So that arguments out. A parallel to this rule query is that the avatar of khaine is immune to melta weapons and flamers, so i would argue that he is immune to all weapons listed in the melta and flamer weapon sections of this page of the book (a quick FAQ search agrees with the avatar point). So what makes the avatar point valid but not the dark angels one?
What would you do if some one tried this out in a game? take it? or do you have some rules knowledge i don't to stump them?