Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Instant Death
Reply
Old 15 Jun 2008, 21:22   #1 (permalink)
Kroot Warrior
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 8
Default Instant Death

Quick question from a noob, does instant death ignore armor saves?
__________________
"Oh yeah? Well one of my boyz iz wort' five of your boyz, so WE outnumber YOU!"
-Boss Lotz, Warboss of the Trillionz
Sinrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 Jun 2008, 22:31   #2 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 622
Send a message via AIM to Nuke
Default Re: Instant Deat

Not by definition. However, a good amount of weapons that will insta-gib something tend to also have the AP value sufficient to ignore their target's armor as well, barring a few very heavily armored exceptions (aka: Most things in Terminator armor.). Check the entry in the Shooting section of the rulebook for more details.
__________________
"A picture is worth a thousand words, but a well-constructed sentence is worth a thousand pictures" -Use spell check, it's there for a reason.

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison." -Victor Hugo
Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 Jun 2008, 07:33   #3 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: On the Midnight Ocean
Posts: 26,404
Send a message via MSN to Wargamer
Default Re: Instant Deat

A good example of Instant Death where saves are allowed;

Terminator Captain (2+ Save) hit by a Krak Missile (AP 3).

The Captain has 3 wounds, for the sake of argument. If he fails his Armour Save, he loses all three due to Instant Death.
__________________
Farewell, Kangaroo Joe, you shall not be forgotten.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Norman
"Wargamer is never wrong, Frodo Baggins; he knows precisely the rules he means to."
Wargamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 Jun 2008, 15:34   #4 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 415
Default Re: Instant Death

another example: A crisis suit with a sheild generator is hit by a Str 8 AP3 Krak missle. Even though he has two wounds, he must take the SG save over his regular save, due to the missle being AP3. If he fails it, he dies.
__________________
|\I got my avatar from Planet Nightwish!

Current 2010 Tau recored
1-0-0
xv-8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Instant Death Question Shasel_Ahab General 40K 3 31 Mar 2009 02:57
Instant Death commanderbrightsword General 40K 19 27 Feb 2009 11:31
Errata Instant Death pikeZ33 Tyranids 21 29 Jan 2009 02:10
Instant death... Turok117 General 40K 13 08 Dec 2008 03:02
Instant Death and Synapse F3AR Tyranids 5 05 May 2008 21:48