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How exactly should I prove that Vendetta moving flat out in scout move gains cover?
I would prove it this way... (assuming it is a skimmer, which i believe it is)
BRB pg 71. "skimmer" + "moved flat out" + "last movement phase" = 4+ cover
BRB pg 76. scout move takes place "Before player begins his first turn" + "done Exactly as in movement phase"
If the scout move is described as "Exactly as a Movement phase", i feel safe arguing that in turn 1, it is "moving flat out in it's last movement phase."
I think this one's pretty clear, but i'm sure somebody somewhere interprets it differently somehow.
Well one could argue that because the scout move happens before the first turn it's benefits do not pass on to the actual turn.
I actually want you guys to be right but I thought I would at least try and show the other side a little.
If you do things right people wont be sure if you have done anything at all.
Does 'exactly as in the last movement phase' mean the same as 'in last movement phase'? You, it's weird cause there was no previous phase at all...
It would make sense to have cover (and beneficial), but I don't think that it would actually apply.
A scout move is conducted the same way that a movement phase is, but it is clearly NOT a movement phase... thats why they call it something else (a scout move).
The movement phase is a VERY clearly defined aspect of the game. Everyone knows when the movement phase occurs within the turn sequence and a scout move is a very different event despite the fact that it is conducted "as in the movement phase".
The reason why they tell you that it occurs "as in" the movement phase, is so you conduct the appropriate sequence of events as they occur in the movement phase. i.e. declear the unit to be moved -> measure distance -> move the unit (while maintaining unit coherence).
They say it is LIKE ("as in") the movement phase. They do not state that it IS a movement phase. Therefore, no cover.
It's worth a krak!
Fair counter-argument. I'm curious what the RAI are in this regard. The word EXACTLY is an interesting specifier, and would argue that this implies complete siomilarity to the movement phase rather tahn partial similarity. Nevertheless, i'd let my opponent's ravenwing take advantage of this, and i would extend that to valkaries as well.