Thread: Assault Moves
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Old 27 Sep 2008, 16:15   #1 (permalink)
GoneFishing
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Default Assault Moves

This is probably old news but I thought I would share it with people who are slow on the uptake (like me :P ).

Looking through the rules I have just realised that Suits can now make an assult move even if they have Deepstriked in.

"In the Movement phase, they only move 6" when
using their packs, but are always allowed to move
6" in the Assault phase, even if they don't assault."

The key and magical word being "ALWAYS" .

This raises some interesting possibilities, Helios suits for example will be able to deepstrike within 12 inches of a target (in Rapid Fire and Fusion blaster range). Then move out of assult range in the assault phase (with a little bit of help from the Pathfinders Devilfish Deepstrike re roll). Or if the Deepstrike goes a little wrong the suits will be able to move into cover or further way from the enemy.

Its almost certain to surprise your opponent too, and in most cases adds a little tactical edge/safety margin to your Deepstriking.

In 4th edition I was always a little Leary of deepstriking my suits after I lost 3 units of 3 Helios suits to deepstriking mishaps in one battle (558 Pt's of my army destroyed without ever touching the table)....(well they did touch the table, they just went "splat" when they did). But 5th ed makes it a lot more of a tasty option! And discovering this little gem for me is the gravy
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