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1. I noticed in the codex, under the rending claws description it said:
Rending claws are usually short and powerful, tipped with diamond-hard spikes or talons.
It describes rending claws as talons. Does this mean I could represent rending claws on a model by using scything talons?
2. Is it worth it to give a monstrous creature rending claws? I just like the idea of an auto wound with no usual saves on a roll of a 6 to hit, because of the power weapon like attacks. Plus, rending claws are cheaper in points, than scything talons.
3. When gaunts lock into combat with the opponent and another brood of gaunts are behind them, can no one shoot them (if they can't be seen), because the brood in combat blocks line of sight?
1. Not sure, never though of it that way. It's debatable.
2. No it's not worth it. The extra attack is well worth the points and MC ignore armour saves anyway.
3. Yes line of sight is blocked to the guants behind. I'm not sure whether LoS is blocked for vehicles, but infantry yes definitely.
Hope it helps. Happy hunting.
3) It is blocked but only to models of the same height/size. For example - A Tactical squad wouldn't be able to see through the combat to shoot at another Gaunt squad, but a Wraithlord would be able to, if it's only the models like Gaunts, etc. in CC.Originally Posted by Marvus
Originally Posted by Lost Nemesis
One thing to note about this: the size of the entire combat is considered at the height of the tallest model. So lets say a squad of gaunts is engaged with a dread... the entire area (including the little guants) are now size 3 for LoS purposes.
Also, to answer the initial question #1 - I would say no. Simply because the description reads as if the *claws* are tipped with talons... Also, using scything talons as rending claws would be very deceptive to your opponent. If you did it in a tournament and forgot to mention ahead of time, they would be very unhappy if you then mid-game claimed that your scything talons were rending.
And for your question #2, in general it is not worth it to take rending claws on your cc-tyrant... You'll be wounding most things on 2's and get 2d6 pen anyway. The only time it would help is if you were routinely facing off against wraithlords and other high toughness models.
Yeah I would have to agree with Moob on the ST - Rending thing. Given that generally people know that rending claws are like hands and scything talons are long and thin.
I wouldn't like to find out that a carnifex had rending claws when I thought it was a scything talon...
A bit like modelling a power sword by painting a chainsword in glowing colours...
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