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Old 14 Aug 2009, 16:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Storm trooper transportation

deepstrike w/ re-roll = 74% to land within 6" of target point.

telepathic relayed chimera mounted scout = 88% to show up on the right side of the table and threaten anything within 24" (+3 ish) of that table edge. For 85 points that is.

primary mission of storm troopers is to hose down armored infantry. deployment accuracy is paramount to negate cover when possible.

I'd say primarily they should come on mounted from the side. Do you agree with this assesment?
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Old 14 Aug 2009, 17:16   #2 (permalink)
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Not really. You don't need to land within 6" of your target point with stormies, in fact Id rather not be that close. The 6-12" band is more appropriate and still allows rapid fire with any weapons you would be carrying. Deepstriking also provides you the means to get anywhere on the table on the turn you arrive. An outflanking transport is restricted to 12" from the edge, plus it has to deal with intervening enemy models and terrain between it and it's target, potentially reducing it's reach to deploy and attack with it's trooper payload. It's also more expensive than deepstriking.
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Old 14 Aug 2009, 18:41   #3 (permalink)
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if the stormies were in a valk would you still be able to re-roll deepstrike?
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Default Re: Storm trooper transportation

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if the stormies were in a valk would you still be able to re-roll deepstrike?
I would think not. You are using the vehicle's deep strike ability and not the squad's, they are just along for the ride. So, no reroll of the Valk's deep strike roll. They would have to be outside of the Valk using their own deep strike to use the reroll.

If they jump out of the back of a fast moving Valk using the "grav Cute Insertion" special rule they can reroll that scatter.
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That seems like rules lawyering a tad bit, or at the very least cheesy. Still the best way I find is to just deep strike them behind a unit of marines or terminators. Something that will definately be giving me my points back.
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