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2nd Ed.

If your Marine is facing an adjacent Genestealer does the Marine have the option to use his gun, or must he melee?
 
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I'm pretty sure the Terminator can spend his APs as he wishes (better off shooting of course!).

In the second edition rules (Pg 19) there's even an example of a Marine being given the option of shooting a Stealer in his front / adjacent hex.
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The Marine can use his APs however he likes.

However, if the Genestealer is facing away from the Marine, then the Marine may want to initiate close assault, as he can not lose the combat. The worst that can happen is the Genestealer draws the combat and then turns to face the Marine.

Only a Sergeant or Captain would probably want to initiate close assault, as they have better chances to win, rather than shooting with the Storm Bolter.
 
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