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I was wondering if swooping hawks can force enemy units to take a morale test if they cause 25% casualties in an enemy unit with their grenade packs. The rules in morale section state:
"A unit losting 25% or more of it's current unit strenght in models from shooting during a single Shooting phase..." while the grenade packs deliver their damage at the start of the turn, when the swooping hawks re-enter the play.
So in summary, if a large part of an enemy squad is wiped out after grenade pack fire at the start of my turn are they forced to take a morale test? If so do they take it immediately or after my shooting phase.
I am asking this because right now I killed 8 out of 10 guards in a squad and I don't know if they:
1) Maybe run away and I can shoot something else (guards momentarily out of action)
2) Hold ground, so I have to choose between shooting the guards or shooting another target.
A Tau Ethereal was thought to have been killed today by a Bloodthirster. However, many Tau were seen fleeing the scene and are considered suspects.
I just re-read the rules (BGB, Eldar Codex). I can't find anything that would make these grenade hits count as shooting, and Morale test from 25% casualty is very specifically defined as resulting from shooting, at the end of the shooting phase...
So, no, I don't think any morale test is required here. Strange, but I think that's the rule.
Any other opinion out there ?
Children of Isha
Technically, they don't have to. But some might considering it sporting to do so given that a whole bunch of grenades have just been dumped on your heads .
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone