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Old 30 Jun 2007, 18:06   #1 (permalink)
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tonight whilst i was playing a 1500 pt cleanse mission against some friends 'nids i performed a FOF against some genestealers.

there were 3 survivors and in his next movement/assault phase he assaulted under the skimmers.

Now i was positive that they weren't allowed to do this but another guy that was acting as a ref said that if skimmers don't block line of sight then theres no reason he can't assault under it as skimmers sit above the battlefield.

after arguing about it for a while i ended up giving up.



So were they right? i was positive that a model wasn't allowed to move through an enemy unit to get to another unit but if the skimmer is sitting above the field that seems a little invalid.

thanks in advance. page references would be helpful as i'll be seeing them again tomorrow so i might as well clear this up
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 18:16   #2 (permalink)
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You were right. There is no such rule that skimmers hover "above" the battlefield.
The rulebook only states the skimmers do not block LOS as long they are not destroyed or immobilized.

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Old 30 Jun 2007, 20:45   #3 (permalink)
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Rulebook, Page 37, last paragraph, right hand column. Can't move through enemy models.
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 20:54   #4 (permalink)
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ref said that if skimmers don't block line of sight then theres no reason he can't assault under it
Last time I checked infantry models don't block LOS either, does that mean I can assault through them? What a load of crap, your ref. was a moron. Your not even allowed to move within 1" of enemy models your not assaulting.
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 21:00   #5 (permalink)
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That`s the whole POINT of FoF - assault denial.

Take a dreadsock, and... oh, wait. FORGET the Dreadsock. It isn`t nearly painful enough! >
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 21:04   #6 (permalink)
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That`s the whole POINT of FoF - assault denial.

Take a dreadsock, and... oh, wait. FORGET the Dreadsock. It isn`t nearly painful enough! >
I'd be tempted to buy a slann, slannsocks have lots of points on them to make people bleed.

Or grab a handfull of metal dark eldar models...


But as everyone else has said he can't assault under the vehicle, why else would you drive so close to a unit? ???
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Old 01 Jul 2007, 15:33   #7 (permalink)
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Why didn't you just check a rule book to be fair? ??? Is your ref really that reliable and were you at a tournament or was he just a friend, because he could have been cheating for your opponent.
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Old 01 Jul 2007, 17:12   #8 (permalink)
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wow that is so cheating what would stop your skimmer from landing on the guys. That is only chaeting because your opponent cannot beat the tactic. Did the guy bribe the ref or something?
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Old 01 Jul 2007, 18:32   #9 (permalink)
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The rules are clear on this one, he can't move within 1" of your Fishes. The whole point is to force him around them.

You should wait for them in a dark lit alley. Thats what I would do, lol.
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Perhaps the ref only read the part where it says skimmers may hover over units and terran?
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