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I haven't been able to find this anywhere else so I'll post:
This may seem like a stupid question but can an orbital strike scatter outside of the terrain piece??? For example, targeting a small building and having it scatter 9 inches outside? Or does it just go to the edge of the building in the direction indicated by the scatter?
I haven't been able to work it out so far.
Of course it does.
Heck, I wouldn't pay 10 points for an ordinance strike that only hits inside one little area, let alone the 70 - 80 points it actually costs!
You pick a spot inside the terrain as your specific target point, then scatter from there and it lands wherever it lands.
I wondered also, how do you pick the terrain piece? Like do you write it down on a piece of paper or what? How will the oponent know that your not cheating?
Absolutely, it'll scatter off the terrain piece. It's scarier to be near it because of that.
As for its deployment, yes, write it down on a piece of paper. The army list entry tells you when to do this (after deployment zones are selected but before any troops are on the table). What's really fun is, when you're not using it, just say "wait, I need to write something down," and your opponent will get nervous about every terrain piece on the table, even when he sees you still not rolling for it on turn 5. A little beardy, but funny nonetheless.
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"Negative! The soda bottle is the Carnifex!"
"Dang proxy models!"
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Why is this beardy? You have to assume a starship is waiting in orbit and can rain down death at any moment. It's not cheating to psych-out your opponent as long as you don't mis-lead them. Saying "I have to write something down" is perfect! It isn't a lie and allows them to draw their own conclusions (hopefully incorrectly). I think I'll use that tactic next time I'm not bringing a Lictor with my nids.Originally Posted by Inquisitor Solexus
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