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Old 13 Jun 2007, 18:40   #1 (permalink)
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Im a little confused as to what tank shock is, as far as i know yo can only kill one unit with it at a time. this makes no sense you could probably hit 3. also if you moved as far as you possibly can on a piranha could you then tank shock
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Old 13 Jun 2007, 18:47   #2 (permalink)
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Tank shock doesn't kill enemy units (if your lucky you can kill one model), it's used to move (annoy) enemy units. Every time you tank shock a unit they must take a moral test. Thus the point of the tank-shock is to hopefully break the enemy unit (not kill it).

Funny story, I've seen a daemon prince get run over because of tank shock, hehehe.

Oh yea, you can also use it to move smaller tanks around too.
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Old 13 Jun 2007, 18:57   #3 (permalink)
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Hm, if a unit is forced to move because of tank shock, do they count as having moved for their shooting?
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Old 13 Jun 2007, 18:57   #4 (permalink)
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piranhas can not tank shock as they do not count as "tanks"
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Old 13 Jun 2007, 20:55   #5 (permalink)
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*sigh* Read the rulebook.

Tank shock is only used to possibly make a unit flee. A vehicle must have the tank descriptor to tank shock. Thus, hammerheads, skyrays, devilfish may, piranhas and tetras may not.

You may tank shock vehicles, the idea is for say, your devilfish to knock back that rhino filled with assault troops away from your lines.
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Old 14 Jun 2007, 00:58   #6 (permalink)
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id read the book, if i had it, i usually use my neighbors but im playing off memory
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Old 14 Jun 2007, 12:30   #7 (permalink)
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Thus, hammerheads, skyrays, devilfish may, piranhas and tetras may not.
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Tyndmyr, if you had read the codex, you would know that the Hammerhead, Skyray and Devilfish -do- have the tank descriptor.
That`s basically what he said...

Tank shock can be used for quite a few nifty things - getting Eldar Pathfinders (or whatever they`re called) out of cover, for example. I can`t stand those 3+/2+ cover saves, they`re really a pain in the ass - funny how easy it can be to get rif of them when you think of them.

And that`s of course where sensor spines come in handy
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Old 14 Jun 2007, 12:56   #8 (permalink)
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But never EVER tank shock someone with a multi melta :

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Old 14 Jun 2007, 15:51   #9 (permalink)
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Or a thunderhammer...i saw some1 do that one time...it was a good LoL. Tank shocking vehicles has its tremendous uses ;D. I really like tank shocking lower level av vehicles off of an objective and then just turtle it for a few turns, alternating tanks.
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Old 14 Jun 2007, 16:02   #10 (permalink)
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Hm, if a unit is forced to move because of tank shock, do they count as having moved for their shooting?
No, because it happens during your turn.
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