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Old 01 Dec 2008, 05:27   #1 (permalink)
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I need some clarification on the rules for the Nightbringer's ability Etheric Tempest. As is typical with GW, particularly in the older codices, they word rules in the most confusing way possible. There is one particular fragment that is extremely confusing to me, "Any enemy units (not vehicles) with a model within 6" and which doesn't consist entirely of models with unmodified Strength 4 or more must move 2D6" directly away from the Nightbringer as if it was falling back". The part I have trouble with is: doesn't consist entirely of models with unmodified Strength 4 or more, in short, does that simply mean that the ability can only be used against units that only have models Strength 3 or less? So the Etheric Tempest could be used against a unit of ork boyz, but could not be used against a unit of ork boyz led by a nob? Any thoughts? Can someone clarify this?
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Old 01 Dec 2008, 07:19   #2 (permalink)
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You are correct. If every model is S3 or less you can use it. Otherwise no.
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Old 01 Dec 2008, 07:25   #3 (permalink)
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They could have written it in a much simpler form.
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Old 01 Dec 2008, 12:53   #4 (permalink)
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Brown, I'm not sure that's what it is saying. The text says that the ability doesn't work on squads where every model has str 4 or more. So, it would work on a squad of ork boyz even if they have a nob. It would also work on a squad of space marines, if they had an inquisitor joined to them.
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Old 01 Dec 2008, 16:09   #5 (permalink)
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Oops... You are right. That's what I get from going off of memory.
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Old 01 Dec 2008, 17:11   #6 (permalink)
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I concur with Darth_Fraggle (O'Ca'rees), from the little bit you've posted. From my comprehension of the text (which is pretty precise, yet overly complicated), it would appear that if the unit includes any model with a Strength of 3 or lower is effected and hence must move away.
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Old 03 Dec 2008, 06:47   #7 (permalink)
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So a squad of wraithguard could be blown back if they had a warlock with them?
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Old 03 Dec 2008, 09:46   #8 (permalink)
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That is correct. Assume that the warlock gets forced back and so the wraithguard follow.

Though why you'd want to send wraithguard out of melee with nightbringer and into range to shoot at the nightbringer is beyond me. :P
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Old 04 Dec 2008, 01:44   #9 (permalink)
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I know, it was just an unlikely scenario that came to mind expressing how badly the rule is written. Although, it does happen at the beginning of the enemy assault phase so in many cases it insures that the Nightbringer gets the charge.
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