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    Scarab Question

    With the new wound distabution rules against shooting in mind...

    Say I have a unit of 10x Scarabs. A IG unit shoots at it and causes 6x wounds and I save 2.

    1. Do the Scarabs remove a base and place a wound on another base?

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    2. Do I distribute the wounds per new rules so 4x Scarabs only take 1 wound a piece?



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    5th edition rulebook page 26 answers the question under "units of multiple-wound models"...so its answer number 1...

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    That's a very good question. I'm tempted to go with the former, since it's not a "complex unit" there is no need to distribute wounds one by one.
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    I can't cite chapter and verse right now, but after a recent game I researched this one myself. Bottom line: You don't get to spread wounds around to save a base. I believe the BRB says that somewhere, almost word for word.
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    Thatnks for the quick responses. Another quick question....

    Since Scarabs move as Jetbikes and turbo boosting gives you a 3+ cover save instead of an inv save, can it be combined with the swarms +1 cover save for a 2+?


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    Quote Originally Posted by [Black] Katalyst View Post
    Thatnks for the quick responses. Another quick question....

    Since Scarabs move as Jetbikes and turbo boosting gives you a 3+ cover save instead of an inv save, can it be combined with the swarms +1 cover save for a 2+?
    Yes, turbo boosting gives them a 2+ cover save. And to answer the prior question, spreading wounds out is only to get to units of other types (like Sargents in space marines, etc). However even though you placed 4 wounds on scarabs, you still remove ONE base and take one wound on another. There's a page that specifies you always apply it to a single 'like' model even though you distributed it as a unit.

    Example: If I had a squad of 10 scarabs and a LORD attached to it. Say I take 15 wounds. I need to assign 10 wounds to the scarabs first, 1 wound to the lord, and 4 more wounds to other scarabs. I then roll the 14 wounds for scarabs as ONE. Say I save 4 of those scarab wounds, I would remove 3 bases and apply 1 wound to another model. I then roll the lord seperately to save his single wound...
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