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Piranhas, Flechette Dischargers, and the 1" rule
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 20:07   #1 (permalink)
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Default Piranhas, Flechette Dischargers, and the 1" rule

Since there's a rule stating that models that are not in combat must be separated by at least 1", I'm curious to know whether this applies to vehicles or not.

My current plan is to equip Piranhas with Flechette Dischargers and charge them into squads that have poor saves. Since they would probably end the turn within 1" of each other, would this force the enemy squad to attack the Pirahnas, thus activating the Flechette Dischargers?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 20:12   #2 (permalink)
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The only way to move closer than 1" to an enemy model is to assault them.

Non walker vehicles may not make an assault move.

So Piranhas cannot move within 1" of an enemy model.

So no, it's not possible.
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 23:31   #3 (permalink)
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falstead is correct, the only way the flechette dischargers will deploy is if your enemy goes for the bait and assaults you next turn, otherwise its tough luck.
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Right. You could still tank-shock them, but you can not force them into an assault. :-\
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Nope you can't.

Piranhas aren't tanks, therefore they may not tank shock. The only way a pirhana can be within 1" of an enemy model is if they assault it.
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 23:56   #6 (permalink)
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ive had an idea that is quite like this one. run up in front of an assualty squad with pathetic shooting weapons (khorne beserkers) and just fire away and make them assualt it.
to hit with 8 khorne berserkers (includes champion with axe)
skimmer so 6s to hit, 16% out of 25 attacks thats approximately 4 hits then 6s to glance the front armour (with furious charge) very low chance, and you have to take out the kills you get from the fleschette discharger out of the equation...
 
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Ever duck a Ghost in Halo? Well, apparently every person in the 40K universe has played the game and knows the drill lol
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Ha, Khanaris, I was going to say what you said. Then I caught myself! The Pirranah isn't a skimmer tank!

Nasty trick.
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Nope you can't.

Piranhas aren't tanks, therefore they may not tank shock. The only way a pirhana can be within 1" of an enemy model is if they assault it.
Oops. Got me there. I forgot that they weren't tanks. :-[

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