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This question came up recently at a 'Ard Boyz Tournament. If Thorek with his anvil is reduced to 1 wound remaining and all the guards killed, and he is listed for "xxx points" in the army book, calculating victory points should be half of his army book points (which incidently states he comes with the anvil of doom).
The difference the player stated was that under the regular anvil of doom entry under Runelords, anvils can be purchased for +xxx points for the Runelord. His logic was that take the army book costs for Thorek, subtract the points stated for the anvil in the beginning of the book, then take half of that to calculate Thorek's victory points.
Store manager ruled it was a special character so half of his listed points were awarded - just seeing if anyone has any clarification on this one.
Only reason I throw it in was it was about a 100 pt difference in Victory Points depending on the manager's decision.
That is an interesting one...
Fist of all, can the anvil actually be killed itself? Or is it like a Casket of Souls, where it just dies if Thorek is removed? Or is it immune to all damage and will hang around forever?
Secondly, other Special Characters have a divided subcost shown in their profile, usually pts for them, and for their mount, so you know how much you get if you kill one but not the other. Im assuming Thorek doesn't have this, so im inclined to say if HE is reduced to under half wounds, then you get half of the full cost.
You are correct in that the Anvil cannot be destroyed - it simply is destroyed if the crew + runelord are destroyed.
Also correct in that Thorek doesn't have a divided subcost - I think that was more of the reason for the ruling.
Interesting question though it caused ALOT of controversy.
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