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Question: Does the portal of the Monolith have to be pointing in the direction of movement?
I've always imagined it as hovering about in any direction, perhaps with a slow spin. But does that fit with the rules?
Karmoon: "well.. any kore = good kore" 12:35pm PST 23 May 2007
I don't see why it would. Remember, a vehicle can move then turn in any direction at the end of the movement. This is normally used so your opponents don't have a shot at your back or side, although with the lith it really doesn't matter.
The only thing the portal effects is where the troops disembark from.
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No it doesn't! As a matter of fact, I always advance mine backwards to make it harder to block the portal. Also, it is sometimes useful to just rotate the 'lith and teleort somebody to the other side There is no rule which says one must move a skimmer with no visible thrusters, tracks, or foot-like-objects in the same direction as it is facing.
And then there is the free pivot rule
Yep, as said the portal does not need to face the direction its going.
By doing that you are getting maximum use out of its AV14 all round and the monolith's portal.
Really, its a lot like a slow fish of fury tactic- bring something through the portal and shoot underneath the monolith.