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you know how if a skimmer moves more than 6 inches, the enemy can only achieve glancing hits. well the otherday, my skimmer got hit with a ap 1 melta gun. we weren't sure what to do, becuase the ap1 rule means that any glancing hits are penetrating hits, but if a skimmer moves more than 6 inches, it makes all penetrating hits be reduced to glancing hits. these two rules seem to conterdict each other.
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As I recall from the faq the skimmer thing overrules everything including haywire grenades.
i think (stress the key word here) that the skimmer rules comes last in the squence ALWAYS, so:
1.) melta gun hits
2.) AP1 instant penetration
3.) skimmer moved more than 6", glancing only
hope that helps
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These guys are indeed correct......
The downgrade to glancing comes last in the order, and so after the ap 1 penetration uprgade, in this case the hit goes up to penetrating and then down again to glancing. Ergo your skimmer was only glanced by said melta-gun, assuming you moved over 6".
Hope this helped!!
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Yeah, that is how it is done.
If you think about it, it makes good sense: the melta gets AP1 due to its excellent ability to penetrate armour, but the skimmer can only be glanced because it is moving so fast. It doesn't matter how powerful a gun is if the target is moving so fast it is near impossible to hit! Hence the skimmer moving fast rule overrides the AP1.
Hope this helps.
Or you could always point out the rule that clarifies this. It's the eldar faq, you can find it at GW's website, under erratas. It also goes on to say that it applies to CC hits also.
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