This question is related to the 7th edition core rules and Codex Tyranids 6th edition:
The Codex has a "designer note" in the Melee Weapons section stating:
Tyranid Melee weapons come as pairs. For game purposes, each pair is treated as a single Melee weapon. This means that Tyranid models must fight with two pairs of any Tyranid Melee weapons to gain a bonus Attack in close combat for fighting with two weapons. [...]
The Venomthrope model has 4 lash-whips, which seems to indicate it should get the bonus attack for multiple weapons.
But, the army list entry for Venomthrope simply states he has
- Toxic miasma
Unlike the Ravener entry, for example, which specifically states:
- Two pairs of scything talons
So, does the Venomthrope gains the bonus attack? Given its base Attack attribute of 2, how many melee attacks can it make in a 'normal' assault phase (disregarding charge etc.)?
If possible, please support your answer with the relevant rules reference. Thanks!
Updated note: as there are contradicting answers at the moment, I'm waiting to see some more up-votes or support from the rules before accepting any of them (both make sense IMO, but reach different conclusions)