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Old 24 Jul 2009, 09:54   #1 (permalink)
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Default A question about implant attack.

I was recently playing against a friend of mine, who with his tyranids + implant attack, eviscerated me completely. My question is, how exactly does it work? He was doubling all unsaved wounds into the total combat result. So I would fail 5 saves, and I would lose 10 guys. I've been told by one other guy it was wrong, and I have to know because it would have vastly changed the outcome of that battle.
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 09:58   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: A question about implant attack.

That is completely incorrect.

Implant Attack ONLY has an effect on models with multiple wounds; for every unsaved wound suffered by such a model, that model loses two instead. So an Ogryn (3 wounds) being attacked by Implant Attacks would die after taking 2 unsaved wounds rather than 3. However, a squad of 10 Space Marines (1 wound each) would need to suffer 10 unsaved wounds (i.e. 1 wound each) to be killed off entirely.

Does that make sense?
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 10:02   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: A question about implant attack.

It says "a model that fails its saving throw against this creature in CC suffers 2 wounds instead of 1" (the gisted copy) so this means that a guy who would lose a wound from failing his save loses 2 instead.

I hoep that helps clear things up
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 16:41   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: A question about implant attack.

Masked Thespian and Major General Sorck have it correct, if a model with only 1 wound suffers a wound from a model with Implant Attack, Implant Attack has no effect at all. Only multi-wound models suffer negative effects when wounded by a model with Implant Attack, the extra wounds do not pile into the total combat result to be spread around to other models. Also, when counting the wounds for how many were done in combat to determine the combat winner, you only count the number of wounds actually taken, so if a multi-wound model suffered an additional wound from implant attack, it counts, but if a single wound model suffered an implant attack, only the original wound counts for the total, as you don't gain benefit from additional wounds that had no effect.
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 19:41   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: A question about implant attack.

Wow thank you very much everyone. I know my friend will be very disappointed to hear this news. He had extreme success in the 'Ard boys tourny, and nobody caught that he was playing wrong. He's new to tyranid so I don't think he was trying to cheat, but wow. Means I might have one against him too :
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 16:09   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: A question about implant attack.

How did he manage to not get caught in 'Ard Boyz?
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