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In the big book shooting casualties are based on the number of total models, but for scoring and regrouping it tells me to calculate unit 'strength', below half being bad. Does 'strength' mean 'wounds' in this case, or models? Assume I have a unit with mostly single wound models.
KROOT
When it says models, it does mean models.
You'll find that you don't always use unit strength, and you literally count the number of models left in the unit.
So the examples you describe are indeed different, and you're doing it right.
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
Thanks but I asked the question either/or so you didnt really awnser my question. >_< Which way is, 'doing it right' for regrouping and scoring?
KROOT
For Regrouping, you count the number of models themselves (P.47 BGB under Shooting Casualties and P.49 BGB Point 1 under Regrouping).
For Scoring: if your unit contains one or more multi-wound models, then you count wounds to see if the unit is above or below half strength (P.85 BGB, italicised section under the VPs Table). Otherwise you count individual models as usual.
Example of Regrouping: Three Crisis Battlesuits whose Team Leader has two Shield Drones loses two Battlesuits. The unit can still regroup, as the test is done on the actual models left (3) of the original squad strength which was 5.
Example of Scoring: If this unit finished the game in the same condition, ie Team Leader and two Drones, it would still count as scoring as the total number of WOUNDS in the unit is equal to half of the original total.
However, if the Team Leader suffered a subsequent wound before the end of the game, the unit would then be under half strength and unable therefore to count as a scoring unit. (This is the way I believe this works - perhaps some of the other Rules Junkies could verify or correct this please?)
E.
"Tau Commandment #226: Participants who use Velocity Trackers in the Tau Clay Pigeon Tournament will be disqualified"
Thanks Eiglepulper. +star
KROOT
My pleasure, thanks for the rep.
E.
"Tau Commandment #226: Participants who use Velocity Trackers in the Tau Clay Pigeon Tournament will be disqualified"
Right on all accounts save one. When determining unit strength for multiwound units only the starting # of wounds counts, the number of wounds a unit has taken/has left has no bearing on the unit strength. By the same token that means you can never get half points for a lone MC. You either get all its points or none.
So in your example though the team leader took a wound, the unit still counts as scoring as his starting total was 2 + 2 shield drones which is still half of the original 8.
@ Gardeth: That was why I asked the question regarding the Team Leader taking a wound, thus leaving the unit *technically* with only three wounds left.
However, I have literally just seen and read the last bullet point on P.48 BGB under "Losing an Assault". This agrees totally with what you have said and which also now gives me a book reference point for other doubters!
Rep added. Thank you.
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"Tau Commandment #226: Participants who use Velocity Trackers in the Tau Clay Pigeon Tournament will be disqualified"