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I have just started playing against a new Chaos Daemon player, and wondered if someone could please fill me in on how the Daemon Deep Strike deployment works in the Dawn of War deployment scenario?
Also does the Changeling special rule that gets you to take a LD test before you can shoot effect a fearless unit?
Being Dawn of War has no effect on how Daemons deploy. They still deep strike 1/2 of there army turn 1 and have the rest deep strike via reserves.
Fearless USR only applies to Morale and Pinning tests, not LD tests in general. So the Changeling still affects fearless units
Crownaxe is correct on both counts.
Just to clarify, because there has been problems with this at some tournaments, regardless of what the mission rules state, what the core rulebook states, or if you're playing an expansion like Apocalypse or Planetstrike, what those rules say: Chaos Daemons ALWAYS enter the board the same way.
Nothing is deployed until your first turn. At that point you divide your army into two halves, each with an equal number of units, or as close to equal as possible (independent characters count as members of the unit they're attached to for these purposes). You choose which half you want first, and roll a d6. On a 3+ you get that half, but on a 1-2 you get the other half.
Then, everything in that half deepstrikes into play using the normal deepstrike rules, and everything in the second half goes into reserve. From that point on, you roll for reserves and deep strike in as normal.
There are no exceptions. Even if a mission says a player must start with units on the table, the Chaos Daemons don't, because the rules in their codex override everything else.
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