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since all of the fluff about termies involves titans treading on them yet failing to kill them, shouldnt terminator add a wound and not suffer instant death or add some toughness? of course, then each terminator you used would coust about 70 or 80 points but maybe it could be an upgrade and the toughness only cousts about 5 points for one of those cursed comanies so why not termites?
If you think about it carefully the stats actually have very little to do with the fluff. The relationship is only very vague.
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The fluff also says that each space marine could take on an army of orks with nothing but their trusty MIV helmet and a spork and win single-handedly. I'd have to agree with Xuy.
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Well, the first fluff piece that I can remember mentioning this (off the top of my head) was in a WD about halfway through 3rd Ed. The accompanying rules was the addition of the invulnerable save to Terminator Armour (which it previously lacked). Games-wise this was because terminator's were overpriced for their level of survivability (a 2+ save is nothing against, for example, the IG suicide plasma squads which were fairly prevalent at the time) and they didn't want to cut the points cost down (because points cost aren't meant to reflect abilities alone, the relative rarity of the unit is also taken into account).Originally Posted by ickle
The "stepped on by a Titan" bit was a fluff justification to this, demonstrating that a Space Marine Terminator (Space Wolves in this case) was able, if it was lucky, to survive pretty much anything. An invulnerable save represents this ability much better than extra wounds, resistance to instakills, extra toughness, or pretty much any game mechanic you care to name.
Also think about this, if Termie Armour gave extra wounds or toughness, you would have the situation of Rubric Terminators with 3 wounds apiece, or T6 Plague Terminators.
if a terminator was stepped on by a titan and the ground was soft i suppose its conceiveable he would just get pushed into the mud rather than crushed...and then just suffocate instead- doesn't mean that termie armour is invulnerable
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Except that the fluff piece in question has a Wolf Guard Terminator being stepped on by a Titan in a city (no mud) and surviving with a heap of small cuts and abrasions.Originally Posted by Sir Theobold the Lame
You had a save of 3+ on 3D6? I'm thinking there's a typo there....
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It was 3+ on 2d6. The only way to fail it was snake eyes.
how about a 2+ on 2d6?