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Old 24 Sep 2008, 16:33   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: [BatRep] Tau vs. Necrons - 1850 Seize Ground/Dawn of War

Ponderous has several subrules within it's rules - A) Its a skimmer that can only move up to 6", and B1-3) [doesn't drift, lands without crashing, etc.]

While B1, B2, and B3 certainly doesn't apply anymore (all the stuff they state is already an aspect of the basic rules for skimmers), A doesn't refer to any old rules that no longer apply - they simply make the Monolith an exception to the basic movement rules for vehicles.

Look, special qualities aren't always useful - there's plenty of instances where something listed under "special" really Fs up a model or unit. Ponderous is pretty clear - A monolith is a skimmer that can move up to 6". You can't refer back to the Basic Rule Book and point out the normal movement rules, because Ponderous is an EXCEPTION to the normal movement rules - that's why its a SPECIAL quality.
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