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    Does a steam tank auto fail characteristic tests?

    The steam tank is a wamarchine so it fails all characteristic tests correct? including leaderships?


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    the steam tank has soem erreta on the GW site. http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_...EmpireV1_2.pdf

    the Erreta / FaQ states it is treated like a Chariot so no it wont auto fail all Characteristic tests.
    Page 50 – Steam Tank
    Change the profile, equipment and special rules for the Steam
    Tank on page 50 to:
    M WS BS S T W I A Ld
    special - - 6 10 10 - special - Steam Tank
    - 3 4 3 - - 3 1 10 Commander
    Unit Type: Chariot* (armour save 1+)

    in fact i can not find anywhere that says a chariot auto fails any such test so unless the charateristic has a Nill value as per the standard test rules.

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    It has initiative - so I'd imagine it to fail initiative tests automatically ( being not too good at dodging or jumping away ).

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    yes but it has S an T values so would be fine Vs those types of spells and i belive it is Speficicly iimune to eeither purple or pit of shades some where on the errata but i could be wrong there

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    The Characteristics part of the rulebook for the Steam Tank was not changed with the FAQ/Errata, so it still auto passes tests, except Init, which it auto fails.

    A Steam Tank will automatically pass any characteristic test it is required to make, with the exception of Initiative tests, which it automatically fails (not being too good at dodging).
    As far as Purple Sun and Pit of Shades, the FAQ used to give them immunity to Pit of Shades, but they have removed that on the most recent version. So, now you can auto kill the Steam Tank with either of these spells.
    Last edited by Lordsoth3; October 26th, 2010 at 17:14.

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    ThE FAQ says:
    Page 50 – Steam Tank
    Change the profile, equipment and special rules for the Steam
    Tank on page 50 to:

    M WS BS S T W I A Ld
    special - - 6 10 10 - special - Steam Tank
    - 3 4 3 - - 3 1 10 Commander
    Unit Type: Chariot* (armour save 1+)

    So the profile, equipment and special rules ( including the one you quoted ) have been changed to what it says in the FAQ.

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    The Errata is very specific about what to change and on what page. Page 50 of the rulebook contains 3 sections: Profile, Equipment, and Special Rules. The Errata very specifically says:
    Page 50 - Steam Tank
    Change the profile, equipment and special rules for the Steam Tank on page 50 to:
    Characteristic Tests section is not on page 50, it's on page 51. The Errata has a different section for changing what's on page 51, again, citing specific sections to change.
    Page 51 - Steam Points... Steam Tank, Movement phase... Steam Tank, Magic phase... Steam Tank, Shooting phase...
    It says absolutely nothing about changing the Characteristics Tests section, and therefore, this remains the same, even though it's now a Chariot. The rules in the army books supersede the main rule book when it comes to unit specific rules. So, the Steam Tank will auto pass any characteristic test, except Initiative, which is auto fails.
    Last edited by Lordsoth3; October 26th, 2010 at 18:10.

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    Fair enough.

    Unless all those steamtank special rules are grouped under 1 name which is mentioned on page 50 ( the page the errata replaced ). I don't think they were.

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