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Hi, ive watched a few battle reports and i was wondering can the hydra move through forest without any penalties? Because on all the Batreps ive watched it can do so, i just need someone to confirm this and also if they can do it, why? I can't find anything in their rules that allows them??
Ty in Advance
Dark Elves W/D/L/ 11-3-3
Dwarfs W/D/L 0/1/2
Last game: Dwarfs - Draw
try the monsters and handlers rules in the book.
Yes they can move through forests without penalties. GW in the most idiotic fashion (as usual) decided that they can't charge without penalties through terrain though. (like their going to slow down because they're charging)
It's idiotic rule changes like this that make the FAQ's almost not worth having.
While technically a Hydra can move through a forest, I wouldn't recommend it as it would as your opponent to cry bloody murder. Hydras are already arguably the best rare choice in the game, and it isn't necessary for you to hide them in woods.
highly doubt it...
Um, in a friendly game yea I would but more then that I just wouldn't leave them in a place where they have to go through a woods to charge. That just doesn't make tactical sense, considering I play in a fair manner. The dark elf army already has enough tricks up our sleeves we (or at least I don't) don't need to stretch the rules to create more unnecessary tricks.would you go around a forest in 2 turns and then make a charge even when you could go trough the forest in 1 turn and charge the turn after that only because it is not necessary to be in a forest with your hydra because it's arguably the best rare choice?
highly doubt it...
It is not stretching any rule, it is simply following the rules as given.we (or at least I don't) don't need to stretch the rules to create more unnecessary tricks.Then your opponent is a whiner. There is nothing wrong with using a unit in your army book in the most intelligent way you can.While technically a Hydra can move through a forest, I wouldn't recommend it as your opponent to cry bloody murderThere is nothing unfair about using the Hydra in this way. It is in the main book, all your opponents should know that monsters and handlers move in this manner.I just wouldn't leave them in a place where they have to go through a woods to charge. That just doesn't make tactical sense, considering I play in a fair manner
I know how other people feel about the Hydra. In most cases I leave him at home and take other things in my army anyway. But if I do choose to include a Hydra in my list I am not going to artificially handicap it just because my opponent may think my Hydra is too good. That just seems like being a bad general to me.
He is not saying that it is not an advantage. What he is saying is that it is "too good" of an advantage and we should not use it if we want to "play fair".Going through woods has its advantages
agreed, Dark Elf Hydra's seem to have been really improved for 7th Edition.
In 5th they had extra LD but did not need beastmasters (as if there was one) so it counted as a large unridden monster.
I like the way they have bumped them up in power, and it seems that most Dark Elf armies field at least one.
Be weary of beast magic, as there is a spell that can freeze the Hydra in place, which is smart on their part