While reviewing the Hunter Cadre's formation benefits, it struck me that the Fireblade's Volley Fire special rule had a very specific wording:
If the Cadre Fireblade, and ever model in his unit, remains stationary in the Movement phase, their pulse rifles and pulse carbines each fire an additional shot in the Shooting phase.
Ambushes and Faints allows units to run, then shoot, so long as they meet certain requirements (which are necessarily met when you have a Fireblade in your unit).
...May as well ask this as well since it is related to 2.a. and 2.b. A Tidewall Shieldline states that models on it "are treated as being stationary for the purposes of firing weapons[.]"
I have a few questions:
1. Was Volley Fire changed in the 7th edition Tau Empire codex to include Pulse blasters, or does Volley Fire only work with the stated pulse rifles and carbines?
2.a. By RAW, do they interact how I'm imagining? Specifically, could a squad of Fire Warriors with pulse rifles that was lead by a Fireblade stay stationary in the Movement phase, run in the shooting phase, and still get the extra shot through Volley Fire?
2.b. By RAI, should they interact as stated above?
3. Does "for the purposes of firing weapons" on the Tidewall include special rules like Volley Fire that modify the qualities of weapons?