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So im using Vulkan and running TH/SS termies. Under 4th ED master crafting was reroll all to hit (atleast thats how I remember it, could be wrong and probably am) and the new marines codex reads its reroll a single to hit. For example sake say I have vulkan with 5 TH/SS termies, Iv been batch rolling the TH and just picking upto 5 failed to hits and rerolling them (kinda like how the rulebook describes to batch roll wounds on identical models). Is this the correct way to do it or should i be rolling for each model separate?
Last edited by demyx; July 8th, 2009 at 07:11.
Yes and no.
With single attack models, Rolling in batch can work just fine. However, due to mastercraft only allowing you to re-roll a single attack, rolling batch and then rerolling x number gives odds more beneficial in your favor.
Using your example:
Five terminators. Batch rolled, assuming they are assaulted. Thats 10 attacks, hitting on 4's leaves you with 5 hits, and five misses.
You reroll those five, hit 2.5 more.
Using seperate rolling
Five terminators. For sake of this example, three hit once and miss once. For these three things are exactly the same.
Of the remaining two, one hits twice, one misses twice.
This leaves you with a total of five hits, five misses. However, unlike the previous example, you can only reroll a total of four of these misses. Thus you end up with 7 hits instead of 7.5.
Its annoying, but to play by raw you have to roll each one seperately.
Caros is correct. For multi-attack models like Terminators, you really have to roll for each Terminator separately. Otherwise, you're giving yourself a small but very real advantage. I'd call you on it, if we played.
What you should do is get five distinct pairs of dice, one for each terminator. Then, you can roll all ten together, and still know which two are for each terminator.
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Being that the terminators only have 2 base attacks, it doesn't take very long at all to roll each model individually, if you don't have 5+ sets of different color dice.
In almost the amount of time it takes to sort out five different dice colors(and make sure you only re-roll one of each color); you can roll one model's attacks, apply its one re-roll, move to the next model, repeat, and be done.
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