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As a follow up to my giant getting hard cover post I looked more closely at my war hounds and chaos knights models . The hounds do not even come close to screening 50% of the knight models. So, I guess hounds can no be used to provide the hard cover bonus from shooting to knights?
Good thing those foot warriors are stumpy little buggers....
Proving once and for all that Marauder Horsemen have a purpose other then being nice models. Also, you could model your warhounds leaping over huge rocks. Or just leaping...Damn that would be cheesy.
Or just buy 5 boxes of warhounds, and use those 10 leaping models to screen knights and the rest to do warriors.
Knight = 75mm
Leaping pup = 40mm
Walking pup = 30mm
As you can see a walking pup is only 40% the height of a knight, but the leaping one is 53% the height meaning it will grant the hard cover to a knight behind it. Pefectly legal as thats how the models came, although it is very cheesy to do it.
Last edited by winginson; August 6th, 2010 at 18:00. Reason: Numbers
Hurrah for my old (small) metal knights of Nurgle! =P
Dang.. I thought it was only Large Target that needed 50% obscurance..
Hounds are maybe off the table then.. =/
Lots of things to consider though. Are the shooting units on a hill? Are they dwarves? (in which case they would be shooting in a more upwards arc which would give the knights more cover) Also remember that the bulk of the knight model is the horses belly, so if that is covered i would consider it to be about 50%, not necessarily 50% of the height of the model, but the bulk of the actual model. Either way, the way I understood the rules was that it was only for large targets.
Knights are gonna be on their table edge relatively quick anyways.