Has anyone taken a look at the rumors for 5th edition? Does anyone else think we nids are in for a crapshoot?
Exactly.Right now, a Force Weapon "slays the target outright." That is not the same as Instant Death.
The point is that Synapse will now protect Tyranids from Force Weapons. That's a pretty significant boon.
I haven't read the leak, but I've heard noone say that a second immobilized will not go on to destroy a weapon. And when all weapons are destroyed the vehicle is useless or destroyed.Also with the damage tables becoming one and glancing being a penalty, VC is now not a one shot wonder. Best you can do will be immobolising the tank over and over.
Run! vs Fleet of [Insert word depicting why unit moves faster]:
Yes the Run! rule allows D6 movement during the shooting phase with no shooting or assaulting allowed.
Fleet now allows you to Run! AND Assault. This will allow footsloggers some speed without taking away the tactics of knowing how far you need to move then assault or Run!
-Upgrade IMO(Melee fex and Broodlord now have a chance)
The only thing that can stop rending now will be inv save.
We have a D3 now when we rend after a successful penetrate on a vehicle hit.
Also with the damage tables becoming one and glancing being a penalty, VC is now not a one shot wonder. Best you can do will be immobolising the tank over and over.
We've received good and bad, but you need to take into account the whole picture.
Firers may of course shoot over intervening models and units, if they are tall enough or high up on some terrain piece so that their line of sight is completely clear of any models (as usual, check these models’ line of sight by taking a good look from behind their head, and ‘see what they see’).
I do agree with cher though that screening is probably an improvement. At the moment, it really means almost nothing. Any unit in the game can pass a freakin' leadership test now days as almost every unit has a way to achieve LD 10 or reroll their test and currently they can all shoot between spaces in their own models. Under these rules, spine gaunts are going to atleast block units their size for sure. This is probably going to mean stealers, hormies, rippers, (maybe raveners depending on the circumstances).Cheredanine, it isn't that simple. A Tyranid Warrior is tall enough to draw LOS over gaunts, so ... they don't block LoS. The only things screened by gaunts will be genestealers, hormagaunts, and um well that's basically it. Raveners, Warriors, etc. are not LOS blockers. What's more, games will become terrible argue fests over who does or doesn't have LoS.
Now a carnifex can still crack a monolith in hand to hand. Sure you don't get the added dice, but at strength 8 it is still possible. Has it been said if this isn't possible in the rumored 5th edition rules?6) it is now IMPOSSIBLE, yes 100% totally impossible, for us to do anything to a Monolith, and almost Impossible to do anything against any other armor 14 vehicle.