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on the monolith's Power Matrix special rules about warriors "eligible to enter play from reserve" they have to come out of the monolith, i asume "eligible" means you must have passed your reserve roll but am not quite sure just asking for clarification
Actually i just read this in the necron FAQ :
Q. Can units of Necron Warriors enter from
reserve as normal or must they enter via a
A. If the players hold any units of Necron
Warriors in reserve, he must specify if they are
going to enter the game through the Monolith or
simply walk in from their own table edge, as
normal. If units of Warriors are using this rule
and all available Monoliths are destroyed, the
Warriors count as destroyed and may therefore
trigger the Phase Out of the on-table portion of
Q. If a Monolith held in reserve becomes
available, what happens to any squads of
Warriors also held in reserve?
A. When rolling for regular reserves that include
a Monolith and one or more squads of Necron
Warriors that are using their reserves special rule,
roll for reserves as normal. If the Monolith is
available, it can enter the table following the
normal reserves rules as described in the
Warhammer 40,000 rulebook. If any of the
squads of Warriors also become available, one
must now be deployed via the Monolith’s portal
ability. If one or more of these squads become
available, but there are not enough Monoliths on
the table (yet) to allow them all to move onto the
table, the units that cannot enter will be delayed,
as described in the Deep Strike Mishap table.
You have to declare reserve or deepstrike.
if you say deepstrike they have to come through lith but roll like deepstrike normal.
Lith dies - they die - count towards phase.
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it could be really handy to keep a squad of warriors in reserve to enter board edge. Gives a squad that will be protected near the back edge that comes in later so is not an immediate target. Also has the potential to come onto the board and get in range of an enemy squad for rapid-fire in the later game I suppose.
Someday I'll have enough warriors to try this. >>
Reading that second question seems to be a warning in that if you have Necrons available that are opting to come through the Monolith they have the chance of being destroyed.
If you don't have a monolith available to teleport them in you roll on the deep strike mishap table. That gives them a chance of death. Only question then would be what happens if you roll the bad coordinates one where your opponent gets to place them? Do they get placed as normal as in your opponent places them, or what? Guess I don't know the wording on this ability well enough.
Thoughts on that though? Perhaps you think I'm way off base but...
Edit: never mind. It is just saying they go back in reserves isn't it. now I feel silly.
Seems to me that it is better (safer) to have all the Warriors on the table and move them through the portal from there... Or put the Lith on board and hope for lucy rolls....
remember that your phase out is lower as long as units are in reserve.
Army » « Necrons » « Tyranids
For the short answer, ethan, yes, you have to make a successful reserves roll in order to bring such a unit of warriors in through the Monolith. Everything else you definitely need to consider though, especially units not counting towards your phase out when in reserve.
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