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After rereading the entry on page 8 of the ork codex, It's come to my attention that I don't think the Warboss can opt to take a wartrukk as his own personal ride. To quote the direct wording from the entry...
'Wartrukk: If the Warboss and his bodyguard number ten models or less (including squigs, Grots, etc) they may be mounted in a wartrukk at the cost of +xx pts. See below for details.'
Now, this (big suprise) is sloppy wording from GW, because it does not clarify (here or anywhere else in the codex as far as I can tell) if the Warboss needs a retinue or not to take the wartrukk. It uses the 'Warboss AND his body guard number ten models or less...', and 'THEY may be mounted in a war trukk at the cost of +xx pts'.
This seems like it can be argued both ways, thats why I presented the topic here. This is an issue for many ork players (especially speed freaks) who like taking a warboss who rides solo in his own wartrukk because they a) don't like putting him in with other units which can screw him over during escalation rules, b) don't like giving him a warbike or c) don't like giving him an expensive retinue of jacked up nobs, costing well over 400 points and providing lots of juicy victory points for a well placed missile or lascannon blast.
(Same Topic in Ork Forum)
"...a swarm of mechanised locusts sweeping over the land, stripping it bare of resources, bringing death and destruction to anything that stands in its path. Emperor preserve us against the predations of these so-called Orkish cults of speed!" - Cardinal Nomura at the Conclave of Hessen
With your post count, I'd have thought you'd know better than to cross post. Sorry, but I'm going to have to lock this thread.
*thread locked and replies moved*
Last edited by Ostsol; April 30th, 2006 at 04:56.
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