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I know this has been discussed a million times but one question never gets answered well enough. I can understand that a model with two wounds would get to take his save against a blast twice his strength, but lets say a strength four model single wound gets hit by a strength 8 blast it doesn't make sense to me that he would still get a save, he would be getting it by a bigger blast then even he could handle so does the single wound model still get his save or not?
For shooting the AP values always count for ignoring saves bar some special weapons, and powers.
In game terms, we ignore the practical implications that a concussion so large right next to you would surely liquify your internal organs and shatter your bones and assume that armor somehow protects models from these adverse effects (although it is a technical impossibility, at least right now). Basically, as long as the AP doesn't beat your armor, you always get a save.
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Thats why terminaters get a save against the battle cannon (since its only AP3) even though its ordanance (and causes instant death).
Warp travel, psychic powers, necron living metal, etc.? Terminator armor getting a save versus a missile isn't all that far fetched.
Just out of curiousity, whats next? Maybe you can make an issue about the fact that GW didn't define the action of 'rolling' a D6 to actually mean dropping it in such a manner as to produce a random result; thus making it perfectly acceptable to just put them down with the face up of your choice?
Funny how a terminator has a better chance of surviving an ordinance melta torpedo than a fully armoured landraider.