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If a unit consolidates due to the Massacre! rule, it moves D6" instead of the normal 3"...
Verbatim from the rule book. Consolidate says "up to 3" ". Massacre says nothing like that. Does a unit that Massacres have to move the entire distance (namely Black Templars, moving due to a Zeal move)?
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I would be inclined towards a full movement, not an "up to" movement, due to the lack of the "up to" in the wording. I like to think of it as a rushing, stumbling and stabbing rush as one unit overruns the other.
The book says that they *move* D6". Not "up to..." as we find for example in the description of movement in the Movement Phase. It's a set distance, similar to the situation with the Fall Back move.
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You must move the exact distance rolled, no more no less.
Mmm...well it does say that a Massacre! result moves D6" instead of the 3" with consolidation and well the way I see it, you would just substitute the D6" in place of the 3". So it becomes up to D6".
That's just my view on it...been discussed ALMOST to death on the B&C in the BT section...
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We play it up to d6" and I don't think there's any other way to interpret it.
The problem with trying to enforce moving the exact number rolled is that the wording does not restrict the direction. For example it does not say "in a straight line" or "directly towards the nearest enemy unit" or anything like that. I can think of plenty of times when a 6" consolidate was used to move 4" one direction and 2" in another to get behind a building. If you can do that then you can use it to move in a 360 degree circle and end up where you started or any combination of curves to end up where ever you like.
The wording for a massacre move is not as explicit as say the skimmer moving fast rule and so we let everyone move as little or as much of that d6 as they like.
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this would cause big problems with moving int another unit after an assault. How do the people who say all d6" do this as an exact messure is basically impossible to move into combat?
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