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Old 04 Feb 2008, 07:41   #1 (permalink)
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Default Independant Commissars in Conscript Platoons

I just wanted to check my understanding on something, I hope you can help.

So, I wanted to do a RIP unit (like from Abnett's latest Gaunts novel) using conscripts with Independant Commissars. I've seen people do this before and I've also seen them use the Summary Execution rule to ensure that this unit does not run.

Now, it is my understanding that they cannot do this because there are no officers or sergeants in the platoon, therefore if they run, it is the commissar's responsibility and he would have to kill himself (hardly an inspiring act). My understanding is that the only reason to put a Commissar in a consript platoon is to grant them his Ld value of 10.

Am I correct in thinking this?
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 07:44   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Independant Commissars in Conscript Platoons

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Am I correct in thinking this?
Nope, he executes a member of the squad.
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 08:17   #3 (permalink)
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The reason I ask, the sules for summary execution stats that if a squad with a commissar fails a leadership test then he executes the officer or sergeant... it's quite sepcific and it doesn't mention rank and file.

Granted, fluff-wise it makes sense, but I'm concerned with RaW.
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 08:21   #4 (permalink)
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Granted, fluff-wise it makes sense, but I'm concerned with RaW.
Continue to read, if I remember correctly he continues to kill the rank and file...

I'm going to go look it up myself...
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 12:33   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Independant Commissars in Conscript Platoons

Check the FAQ under Misc.

It states a unit without a sarge or officer takes a casualty & passes the test.
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 14:16   #6 (permalink)
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I'll check that when I get home, thanks for the tip-off!

For some reason I haven't got round to printing that FAQ yet. My bad!
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