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When you use a drop pod in the turn that you arrive can you move, shoot, and assault like normal or do you just treat it as deepstriking? I'm sorry if this seems like a noobie question but I've nevered used deepstriking space marines and have never used a drop pod so I wanted to know how they are suppose to be used.
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actually pg 21 of the space marine codex states the answer to your question. literally. it's just like deepstriking.
Last edited by vindicator; April 10th, 2006 at 21:12.
Minus the "going poof" if you happen to drift into impassible terrain or another model.Originally Posted by vindicator
ok, I could use some clarification here too...so the 30 pts to pod a termie squad is basically just to avoid drifting onto enemy models/terrain...but in other ways works exactly the same? (turn 2 arrival half the time..gets better each turn?)
Also, what is used to represent a pod?
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Page 21 of the codex really does describe quite clearly how to enter play via drop pod. It is slightly different from normal deep-striking, but as you say: the primary purpose is a drop that is guaranteed to be safe.Originally Posted by Fuhrik
As for the representation of the pod itself, there are templates for a paper drop pod that you can assemble your self. There are also drop pods made by Forgeworld. They're quite expensive, though. . . Here's a link:
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the rest of them are right about the rules, and the fw models are quite a hassle to procure. i find that a regular cup that you would get from a fast food resturant with a little bit of paint and some minor details, is quite the drop pod :w00t:
I played a match recently with the drop-pods proxied in with tea mugs. It got even more surreal when we found ourselves in an argument about whether there was line of sight through the handle on one of them...
LOL!! My kind of players. our gaming group uses a laser line to determine LOS!!
Several amusing points to think about.
Drop pods are immobile from the time they land-thus 1/2 victry points.
They follow the rules clearly laid out in the SM codex (as mentioned several times alread).
For an official GW templete, check out the gw french site-lists all the parts for making it and instructions (albeit in french, but with plenty of pictures and you could always babblefish it)
They are a mobile storm bolter that deepstrikes and blocks LOS, plus annoys your friends.
If you're going to use them, please take the 1 hour it takes to glue wings to your coke bottle and primer it, and paint an aquila on it, everyone will be 1,000 times happier to see these annoyed terds fall from the sky to wreck carnage in thier lines.
Have fun, and get the SM codex so you can use the rules for them without asking here.
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