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the search function doesn't work for me so I have to ask:
Is it possible to automatically fail a Morale test? Like the morale tests Crusader squads (because of Righteus Zeal) have to take in a Black Templar army.
Templars can't choose to fail their zeal tests.
I'm not sure why you'd want to though - if you fail that test you run away. There are no downsides to passing a zeal test since you can opt to consolodate 0".
Yes you run away but with the ATSKNF they regroup the next movement phase.
"...then the unit must move towards the nearest visible enemy unit."?
I know that technical the move is like a Consolidate move but as the text I just quoted aren't like "...then the unit may choose to move towards the nearest visible enemy." then I can't see why the unit shouldn't be forced to move towards the enemy.
If it's like you say, wouldn't it take the whole uncontrollable fanatic theme from them?
Ok, I respect your input A.T.
But if one chooses to only read "This is identical to a Consolidate move..."
"...then the unit must move towards the nearest visible enemy unit."
only as a direction specification of the move, then one wants that specifically to be the case.
I interpret the "This is identical to a Consolidate move..." as how the move is technically: What slows the move, how close may the unit be to enemy squads after the move etc.
But "...then the unit must move towards the nearest visible enemy unit." points out that the move must be made. Can't see how much clearer the sentence could be constructed.
Note that even the 4th edition consolidation was written as "may move up to...". Nothing in either rulebook or the templar codex states the models must move the full distance, or even any distance at all.
I'm not sure what you are aiming for here, on the one hand you don't want to hold your ground because it's not thematic, and on the other you want the option of running away in order to avoid it.
What I want is that the BT unit moves the full distance rolled.
I know that the Consolidation move is not a must but I interpret that this is the case here. Can't see why else to make this rule. I think it's meant like that the unit gets pissed off and want to strangle their foes with their bare hands if one of their brothers are slain.
I can't imagine that the rule were made because their fluff says they're gimps which flee far more often than other chapters.
Move up to D6" towards the nearest visible enemy unit and stop 1" away from all enemy models.
I see what you're saying and I agree "hardcore-rule-following"-wise but the situation where you don't want to move your Crusaders forward and you pass the Morale check: "oookay... Darn I made the check. Well I just move them the 1 mm.... There". Well it's just too silly for me. For me it's obvious what the reason behind the rule is. I understand that your way is the way to go if going against a complete stranger, but between friends I think that all will agree to why the rule exist.
Even judges in court laws don't just follow laws blindly, they analyse the situation and put it into perspective. Well this last argument isn't actually an argument, I just wanted to tell any possible viewers that it's okay not to follow rules blindly and instead see the bigger picture.
But again A.T., I see what you're saying.