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hey everybody. i was hanging out with my cousin today getting some work done on our armies together, and during a discussion about my newly built Tyranid Carnifex an interesting question came up. We were talking about how the Carnifex was probably going to be the last unit in my army to reach the front line, since they dont have fleet/wings/leaping like most of the other units in my army... but i started to wonder can a Carnifex run in the shooting phase like a regular infantry soldier could, or is he stuck crawling along at 6" max per turn?
Then i started to wonder if the Dreadnoughts in my Space Marine army could also run in the shooting phase. the 'RUN!' rule on pg. 16 of the 5th Ed. Rulebook doesnt specify which units may or may not run... and the Walker section in the Rulebook states that walkers move "...in exactly the same way as infantry" (pg. 72 5th Ed. Rules)
To shorten this a bit, im hoping someonce can clarify if the 'RUN!' rule in the Main Rule Book is limited to soldiers on foot, or if Monstrous Creatures and Walkers can also use the 'RUN!' rule.
thanks in advance!
Both your walkers and Carnifex have the ability to run. 'Run' is something that everything has unless otherwise specified. examples include bikes and artillery that say they may not run in the shooting phase.
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As far as I know, yes. Except where described otherwise (such as MC's having Move Through Cover), they behave in movement exactly as infantry do. Infantry can Run!, so can they. Of course, they give up their shooting and ability to assault as a trade off. In fact (page 72) it specifically says walkers can run, in the "Walkers Shooting" section
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ah jeez, i guess i should have read the whole Walker section in the rules
thanks for clearing that up guys, i dont know why i had it in my head that only foot troops could run.