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I think this may have slipped through the cracks. A few changes to the way drones and vehicles work.
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Thanks for posting! That answers a few questions I had, actually. Now the one they didn't address - do you receive cover saves from Markerlight hits? Logically, it's just as likely for a beam to hit a tree or miss through smoke as it is to hit the intended target, so I believe the answer should be yes. However, I've seen people in this forum say no. I would love to see an official ruling from GW on that.
Saves are made against wounds. A markerlight does not role to wound/cause wounds it just hits (bit like the ork that turns you into a squiq on a dice off). So since no wounds are caused no saves of any kind can be made.
Tau: 6K - W17-D3-L4, Orks: 4K - W9-D0-L2, SM: 7K - W7-D3-L4,CSM: 4K W5-D1-L1, Nids: 3.2K W3-D0-L2
Apoc games (mixture of armies used): W5-D0-L1
Good catch, Skars!
Bad news: Drones that are on vehicles when destroyed are themselves destroyed.
Good news: They don't give up a KP.
Bad news: All vehicles in a Piranha squadron must take the same wargear. No more using a single DP on a unit of 2 to make the entire squadron obscured.
Otherwise, not much there that we weren't already doing. (E.g., ignoring Target Priority.)
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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Rafici, I've seen that and read the passage in the rule book about taking saves, but it just doesn't pass a sanity-check for me. Similarly is the question of Daemon Prince Warp Time and which rolls need rerolled - I know the exact wording of the book, but there is some interpretation for it to make more sense. And again similarly for whether Slow and Purposeful allows you to Assault 6", or if you have to roll 2d6 as if assaulting into terrain.
All things where I might think I know the answer, but no one I've talked to has ever agreed on all of these points.
[EDIT] Does GW have an email account I can send queries to?
Last edited by regleant; April 12th, 2011 at 18:33.
/edit/ To give a fluffy reason for markerlights not allowing a save, just imagine that they're guided by a gravimetric targeting system... Obscuration can fool the eye, but good luck disguising the target's mass!
Last edited by Marnepup; April 12th, 2011 at 19:20.
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I called GW and they answered all of my questions:
- Markerlights deny cover saves (go Tau!)
- Warp Time forces all dice to be rerolled (bad for my Choas army)
- Slow and Purposeful affects Assaults (noted in the latest FAQ, actually)