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The Monolith is a skimmer and a tank as far as I understand.
However, I can't quite figure out if the Monolith(and skimmers in general) actually block line of sight.
Can you hide behind a Monolith?
So if your mini could 'see' the enemy by looking under the monolith, then no, it does not block line of sight. If not, then yes.
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And here is one reason I dislike the TLoS rule, no clarification on how skimmers are affected. Fourth edition was simple enough with them not blocking LOS past them as they were supposed to be hovering high enough to be effectively shot past.
The Monolith compounds this problem with its large size and not coming with the standard flying base that skimmers usually come with. In Fourth it was simple, "Is it mobile? If yes, then it can be shot past". So what are we to do? Model every Monolith we own with a custom flying base and try and get it the same height as the others? Model it higher? Lower?
Sorry, went into rant mode. A simple answer would be to hammer it out with your opponent before hand. Probably the best answer is a compromise of Fourth and Fifth. It can always be seen past/under but infers a cover save.
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No, not really. 5th edition makes it completely clear! Monoliths block line of site, you're stuck thinking 4th edition is how it's played now. It's not, especially since the new rules state you can customize models and it goes both ways. You can't shoot past just like they can't shoot through. There's not compromise of 4th edition as it doesn't apply, if anyone argues that it doesn't block line of site, then tell them to allow our auto glances get a chance to DESTROY vehicles because we were MAJORLY nerfed in our strongest area. Also tell them we're fearless or stubborn because sweeping advances DESTROY us now!
It's balanced, and it's simple. Also, a GIGANTIC monolith isn't going to be hovering majorly high off the ground anyways, how would you DROP warriors out of the portal anyway. It's a legitimate blocker of site.
For the record (scale wise). A destroyer on the TALLEST base is on scale about 10 feet off the ground (that's pretty high in my book!) So just because he had a MASS he could block line of site too, if someone was on a raised elevation shooting down, etc...point is, 5th edition changed the OLD rule.
Last edited by Dark Trainer; September 27th, 2008 at 22:16.
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"It's not, especially since the new rules state you can customize models and it goes both ways."
So...you're saying that you CAN customize models, and therefore CAN make your own flying base which WOULD *drum roll* mean you can shoot under it.
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None, their lasguns work fine.
I don't think anyone would actually put a monolith on a flying base high enough so that you can see underneath it though, I mean how would that impact the whole "Necrons Teleported through the portal must be deployed within 2" of the door" rule if the door is more than 2" off the ground?
Plus, those flying stands are notoriously easy to break. The 'lith is a big model and I think it will be hard to get it balanced properly and high enough to do.
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