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Ok so if i put a non deepstrike unit (wolf guard treminators) in a drop pod,would they count as a deepstiking unit (and be able to assualt the same turn they landed)?
Um,don't mean to be rude but this is the wrong thread to post in.
I couldn't see this in rules queries, to add a link to it (which is where it should be really)
However, that aside Let's go to the question, and I do believe they can assault - they have deployed by deep strike.
There is a precedent of units deploying by drop pods being treated as deep striking (The Daemonhunters FAQ, available on the GW website, 2nd page):Q.Can you clarify how Mystics work?A.Mystics allow you to take a free shot at each
summoned pack of Daemons or unit that Deep
Strikes within 4D6” of the Inquisitor.Q.Do Inquisitorial Mystics allow “free shots” at
units arriving by Drop Pod?A.Yes. The shooting is resolved after the Drop
Pod lands and the passengers have disembarked.
Either the Drop Pod or the disembarked unit may
be the targeted, but not both.
I, and i'm not saying i'm infalliable, would translate this as units deploying from a drop pod are treated as deep striking.
Against me, i'd let the terminators assault on the turn they turn up.
Should we put this to the rules forums?
I kinda got the impression that was why they released the drop pod kit at around the same time as planet strike, but then that proves nothing. This could be another instance were GW intended one thing, but their wording unfortunately says another.
I suppose the question is, and I can't be bothered to go upstairs to get the book, do the planet strike rules say a unit with the deepstrike rule or a unit which enters by deep strike. A unit in a droppod does enter by deep strike, but does not have the deepstrike special rule.
PS. the sticked intro thread to this sub forum says
To clarify; as this question seems to be answered with contradictory answers.
All attacking units can arrive via deep strike. Only units with the Deep Strike rule, can assault the turn they arrive by deep strike. Purchasing a Drop Pod for a Dreadnought does not grant the Dreadnought the Deep Strike rule, therefore it would not be able to assault after landing via the drop pod.
The second bullet point on pg 13; Planetstrike rulebook. Even describes units entering via a deep striking vehicle do not count.