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would trolls and ogres and kroxigors get a rank bonus.
they take up the second rank and normaly they would be 8 in the front and 8 in the back if 20mm models. im asking this because some models can fit into a unit and provide extra bonuses. like a slann for lizardmen and a bell tower of doom for skaven. so i wanted to know if a unit of 40mm get the rank bonus for just being there...i know calvary doesnt but it seems fishy.
In my lizardmen army book it specifically states
"A slann in a temple guard unit would count as four models - two in each rank - when determining rank bonus"
It then has a picture of it.
So to answer your question, basically for purpose of rank bonus, the single model counts as how ever many models it has displaced.
WOOHOO...now what about calvary? cause a someone on a mount can take up space in a unit and provide the necessary rank bonus...so do a calvary unit itself of five riders have a rank bonus of one?
but wait. you said the slann takes up whatever models it replaced. so the slann would be 4 models. calvary have a unit strength of 2 each. so one unit of 5 cold ones would have unit strength 10. just like a unit of 10 empire spearmen who get 1 rank bonus.
you mean cavalry models in foot sloggin' units?
US doesn't have anything to do with the rank bonus, it's the models.
at least 5 models are needed to make a rank. For combat res, every 5 models(unless your front rank is larger) will count as a rank bonus.
The only time you would take into consideration the amount of models displaced is if your putting a model with a larger base ie slann on a 50x50 in a unit of temple guard which is 25x25
50x50 = 4(25x25)
same with kroxigors in skinks just 40x40 and 20x20 respectively.
Conclusion: It's model count, unless it's a mixed unit or otherwise stated.
so my question is awnsered. 40mm wont get a rank bonus form just having four of them in a unit. thank you