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hey guys im new to DE and had a couple questions about the raider squad.
1st question is at the start of the game do I have to be deployed in my raider or can I have my squad on the board and my transport somewhere else?
2nd question is im not too familiar with 5th edition and was wondering since the raider is open topped im assuming the whole squad can shoot out of the raider but does this also include my dark lance? (from the squad in the raider not the raider itself)
1. You can start your Raider Squad outside their Raider.
2. The models (including the DL Warrior) can shoot out from within the Raider. Remember though, that the DL is heavy, so the Raider cannot have moved except to pivot on the spot if you want to fire it. The DL mounted on the Raider is treated as an assault weapon, so it does not share the same restriction. Also, a strange quirk of the 5E rules is that models cannot fire from within a vehicle if it has moved more than 6" in the movement phase. That's decidedly restrictive considering the normal movement used with Raiders. So it's either that, or move 12", disembark, and shoot from that spot.
thanks rezh what happens if the raider is shaken or stunned can the squad on the transport still fire?
I was wondering if anybody has a houserule about that 6" movement and shooting from an open topped fast vehicle? As said it is quite quirky to be able to jump out of a transport and still fire but not being able to sit inside the transport and fire.
It happened to me I just moved 12" and fired, without me or my opponent being aware of the fact that RAW rules do not permit this.
In both situations the squad can disembark and perform normally.
As for "house rules" - no, we do not allow it.
But, it would be real cool if we got some new rule that did allow us to do it even if it meant a lower balistic skill. Something like: all Dark Eldar passengers can fire their weapons if the raider has moved at cruising speed but must subtract 2 from their balistic skill. So instead of shooting at BS4, we can fire at BS2 to show that our accuracy is affected when moving so fast.
"On a hunch, I melted them down and inhaled the fumes and read the dark eldar codex again, AND FOUND A BUNCH OF NEW RULES HIDDEN BEHIND THE OTHER WORDS..." [Gardeth on modelling & interpreting the DE Codex]
In my fandex? Page 19. If you're new to 40K, I would not suggest learning house rules until you've grasped the official rules. Otherwise, it could get very confusing!
But to each his own.
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I made this ages ago for quick reference when I was getting back into the game. I haven't looked at it in a while so chances are there's errors but it might help you anyways
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I resized it larger than normal so it's easier to look at, if it's a problem I'll re upload them to