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May a unit which includes a Mystic take a free shot at SPACE MARINE DROP POD? or should I take the free shots at the unit that is using the drop pod?
Thanks for your help
You can't take the shots at either. Drop Podding isn't DSing or summoning. The reason mystics can allow firing on a DSing unit is because they sense the shifts in the warp that herald their arrival, but a Drop Pod is just a transport, so mystics can't sense them.
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Drop pods dont DS, they just use the rules for it, they end up being dropped by a thunderhawk transporter or some ship.
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I thought drop pods were just a deep striking vehicle containing some marines.. therefore, the mystic would allow a shot at the pod (not the squad inside.)
But then, I don't have my marine codex here, so if it says they don't deep strike they don't deep strike. It seems wierd to 'use the deep striking rules' but not actually count as deep striking.
I checked the codex, and it the only time it mentrions deepstrike is when it says they are allowed even when reserves and deepstrike are not part of the mission. The Marines enter play via drop pod. (I still think that mystics unit should get to shoot at them; It would have to be easier to shoot at people jumping out a pod, than it would be to shoot people who are flying down from gun ships that are cruising through the battle field.) I don't like it, but it pretty clearly is the rule, when you look into it (though intuitively it is not).
Here's the FAQ that answers this.
Below is the relevant quote, referenced from the above source.
> Daemon Hunter Mystics and Drop Podding SM - whom does the Retinue target with their "free shooting" - the Drop Pod? The Squad/Dreadnaught that jumped out?
Either but not both