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I play daemons and like to use flamers of tzeentch in units of three. They come down via deepstrike near an opponent and use their 3 flame templates on an enemy unit. It is a risk but the the payoffs can be decent.
Recently an opponent insisted I deploy the 3 models in a triangle rather than in a line as I wished to do. He pointed out the phrase in the deepstrike rules saying you must form concentric circles before starting another circle. I claimed that I wasn't starting another circle as I only had 3 models. I was still in the rules to deploy them one either side of the original deep striker and so maximise my flame template shooting.
It was in a tournament so we played it his way and I still got a minor win for the game. Was he right or can 3 models deepstrike in line abreast?
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It states that when deepstriking you must place all models touching the base of the first model that was placed. Once you've run out of room placing around said model you then carry on going round. Now as you have 3 models it doesnt really matter that you place them in a straight line, but they must be touching the model in the middle.
The rule does state you place them "in a circle around it" referring to the first models placed, but it doesn't specify they must be in a continuous circle, or un-segmented, etc. If you visualize the models as segments of a circle, placing 3 in a line is still filling in the circle just as much as placing them in a triangle would.
Im sorry but you're wrong. The rules on Deepstrike clearly state that once you have circled the first model (making sure each model touches the centre's base), you then create another circle going around the first and so on until you run out of models. All bases must be touching.
Placing as a line is fine as long as the two on the outside are touching the middle model. The same can be said for doing a triangle, but why would you try and make a triangle with 3 models? Again bases must be touching the centre model.
Last edited by TheShad0w; July 9th, 2011 at 17:39.
You're right, the first model is positioned and other models are placed in bace contact, forming a circle around the first one, if it's a large unit you'll add a second (thrid, fourth, fifth, six... holy crap, how big's this unit!?) circle if needed.
In the case of a three man (monster) unit there arn't enough models to to form a complete circle so it's not realy an issue, they just need to be in base contact.
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