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I was looking through my codex Imperial guard because I am trying to add some anti tank to my Daemon Hunters and I noticed something a little quirky about the medi-pac. In the item desciption it says medi-pac (also reffered to as the narthecium). Now my question is does the medi-pac upgrade to the space marine narthecium in the same way that the teleport homer and the assault cannon upgraded? Just so you know the difference the old narthecium/medi-pac (found in [the old]codex space marines/imperial guard) worked only on the squad that the person with the piece of wargear was in. The new Narthecium can work on any injured member of the same army that is within 6 inches of the bearer. This is quite a difference as I would like to have my command squad heal my lascannon squads as they get shot down, instead of just standing thier and dying as anyone who shoot at a squad of five guardsmen should wipe out the hole thing, even if you ignore a wound.
On the cheese side it would become possibly to have a squad with 4 medipacs that just hide behind their chimera and heal the marching GKs that stand within six inches...and the squad would only cost 80 points (plus the chimera) which it makes back the first turn that you [dont] lose 4 GKs. (and anyone who argues that cheese doesn't exist should be crying as this ruins your arguement.)
edit I just reread the codex entry for the command squad and you can only get two medics, still pretty cheap in my book but not the mother of all cheese like I origannly stated.
Last edited by nichodemus10; March 13th, 2006 at 21:27.
This is an IG medi-pack and thus uses the rules as stated in the IG codex only. The new SM codx DOES NOT override any previous codex other than the previous SM codex. Until a new IG codex or FAQ comes out you're stuck with the medi-pack in the IG codex.
Now before people start quoting GW employees or rulez boyz to the contrary, don't bother. If you can't provide (which you can't because it's been discussed to death many times) a page reference to either the existing IG codex, BGB, or FAQ saying otherwise don't waste the time to reply and start another pointless discussion.
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