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    Cover saves from squads

    Okay. Yes or no,

    Is it legal?
    Is it a valid tactic?
    Is it unsporting?

    Okay, Me and a friend played Guard and Marines verses 2 tyranid players. When i moved up a squad of ten men and he moved up a squad, we hid behind "Eachother" to try and benefit from a 4+ cover save for both of us. If it doesnt make sense try and look at this crude diagram

    (G) (G) (G) (G) (G) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S)
    (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (G) (G) (G) (G) (G)

    (S) = Space marine
    (G) = Guard

    So the rules say that if your shooting at a squad behind another they get a 4+ cover save, and because both squads are "Technically" behind eachother does this work?


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    Yes it's legal. I see this checker board thing done mostly with Tyranid lists.

    As a not you have to move every model in one squad before moving the next and you can't go back to the previous squad if all of a sudden the aren't giving each other cover saves. At the same time I think you would be giving your opponent a cover save as you each unit is shooting through another.

    Here is the issue. Most people (myself included) think that it's a dick move to checker board and against the spirit of the game. If you plan on using it in a tournament, expect to get a nice ZERO on your sportsmanship score.

    On the other hand there are people like me who would slap you upside the head, walk away, and find a new opponent.

    Sorry to be harsh, but crap like this is a pet peeve of mine.
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    I thought that it might be legal, but very unsporting, so i guess i was right, i wouldnt properly do it because as space marines, the one thing i dont wanna do is group a load together waiting for a blast template. But legal still can could prove useful at times

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