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Old 11 Dec 2007, 12:54   #1 (permalink)
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Hi tauonline! I'm very new to 40k, and I have a rules question.

Can a character with the deep strike ability join a unit with deep strike during deployment and share their deep strike roll, or do the unit and character have to roll separately?

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Old 11 Dec 2007, 12:59   #2 (permalink)
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i don't think he can.. unless the unit is a retinue, i'm not to sure on this, i know you have to roll for him to arrive seperate, and when you bring him on from reserves he can arrive in a vehicle if he joins a squad who has a vehicle thats also arrived.. but deepstriking.. not to sure.. so i'm saying no.. as its a big advantage if you do..
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Old 11 Dec 2007, 14:13   #3 (permalink)
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It seems like the joining a unit in reserve in a dedicated transport question. My reading of the rules is that you can do neither, you roll for the units separately, they arrive separately. I'm open to correction though.
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i'll check when i get home, i don't think you can, but i'm not sure on either :/
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Old 11 Dec 2007, 15:45   #5 (permalink)
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You have to roll separately (unless the unit is bought for the IC as a retinue/bodyguard and is counted as 1 FOC slot).

However if both the IC and the unit roll and arrive on the same turn, then you can attach the IC to the unit off board and arrive together. This was in the 40k rulebook FAQ with the example of a unit with a dedicated transport and the IC wanting to roll onto the board within the transport. D/S situation should be the same. So separate rolls.

PG 5 of this FAQ should answer your question.
http://uk.games-workshop.com/downloa...uleBookFAQ.pdf
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Old 11 Dec 2007, 16:20   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums.

As Gareth said, an IC can deep strike with another unit as long as both come on the board at the same time. You must roll for each unit seperately and my not hold one back until the other becomes available.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy the boards.
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 05:18   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Characters deep strike with unit?

Thanks for the quick and authoritative answer! I had looked over the faq, but missed that bit.
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 08:17   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick and authoritative answer! I had looked over the faq, but missed that bit.

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