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Old 13 Jul 2006, 19:06   #1 (permalink)
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When it says that the Narthecium/Reductor does not work when the Apothecary is locked in Close Combat, what does that technically mean? Does it mean that he can not use it when his squad is in combat or that he can not use it if he is in base to base with the enemy? Furthermore could he use it if he was greater than two inches away from the combat?

I've always held the idea that once your Apothecary's squad becomes engaged in close combat he's too busy fighting to reach over and use his Narthecium/Reductor, but a guy at our GW store always attempts to use him by sticking him in the back of his unit, so that when he engages in melee he isn't in base to base, claiming that he's "healing from the back."

Just need a little clarification, as our GW store employees are.. well, not smart.
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Old 13 Jul 2006, 19:52   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, Welcome to the boards.

The Narthecium / Reductor cannot be used if the Apothecary is locked in combat. If any models in the Apothecaries unit are engaged (i.e. in base contact with an enemy, or within 2'' of a model from it's own unit in base contact), then the whole unit counts as locked. Therefore, the Apothecary cannot use the equipment if his unit is in close combat at all, regardless of whether he is actually engaged or not.

If he does not believe you, show your opponent the first paragraph on page 38 of the Rulebook - it clearly defines the terminology.
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Old 13 Jul 2006, 21:48   #3 (permalink)
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Sweet, just what I thought. Thanks a lot man ;D
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Old 13 Jul 2006, 22:29   #4 (permalink)
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remember though, that if you are plaing againstan apothecary army most likely your opponent will be drop podding them in close proximity (at least I do wih mine and it s common ). That means aapothecry within 6 inches in nother squad can still make the save.I've surprised a few people with this tactic.
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 08:57   #5 (permalink)
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remember though, that if you are plaing againstan apothecary army most likely your opponent will be drop podding them in close proximity (at least I do wih mine and it s common ). That means aapothecry within 6 inches in nother squad can still make the save.I've surprised a few people with this tactic.
I thought it was just the squad that the apothecary was in that benefited. Can you give me a page reference, I never noticed this rule before
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 09:19   #6 (permalink)
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i believe it says it in the space marines codex under the narthecium/reductor wargear description, it says apothecaries within 6 inches can try to make the save if memory serves
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Old 14 Jul 2006, 18:28   #7 (permalink)
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Meteora is correct. It's under the Wargear description of the Narthecium/Reductor and specifically says that he may treat any friendly non-vehicle model within 6" of him.
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Old 15 Jul 2006, 04:48   #8 (permalink)
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i believe it says it in the space marines codex under the narthecium/reductor wargear description, it says apothecaries within 6 inches can try to make the save if memory serves
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Meteora is correct. It's under the Wargear description of the Narthecium/Reductor and specifically says that he may treat any friendly non-vehicle model within 6" of him.
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Old 15 Jul 2006, 06:03   #9 (permalink)
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i believe it says it
I was just clarifying, Tom ;D Although I see your point.. a bit repetitious hrm?
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