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Situation: A Ripper Swarm Brood, takes a direct hit from a demolisher cannon. 6 models are under the marker. 6 hits are scored, 6 wounds are rolled.
With Vulnerable to blasts, (pg 13 Tyranid Codex) the wound count doubles to 12. 12 Str 10 wounds on a brood of 10 ripper swarms (30 wounds) would be 12 wounds each causing instant death (pg. 27 4th Rulebook) does the entire brood perish?
Last edited by Xpyre35; March 4th, 2008 at 19:39.
I need to read a bit more though and I can't at the moment. I thought there was some rule limiting you to only as many kills as you had under the marker but I can't find it, and I might just be crazy. Well, I AM crazy, it just might be effecting me moreso here then normal.
Hopefully someone else with the big book and/or FAQs handy can do a better check for you.
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You win with VP, NOT with kills
Yes, the main rulebook FAQ clarifies that you double wounds *before* adjudicating Instant Death. Each wound inflicted by a blast/template that has S double the victim's T will kill two entire bases.
(Of course, assuming the other 4 bases are eligible casualties based on range/LOS etc)
Just a quick question if i wound a ripper base with a lascannon does it eliminate the whole base or just cause a wound?
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Yeah, prior to the BGB faq, swarms were actually useful. Now they are total, and complete crap. You'll also note that because of the double hits, then check results, it also means that you can kill 2 vehicles that are in a squad with a single blast hit, namely vypers.
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