Ask the War Gamer Episode 24: 6th Edition Answers

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TonarinTau (Over a year ago): - delete
On page 65 under Assault result: "Unsaved Wounds caused in a challange count towards the assault result...." So the wounds don't go to unit but are counted to the battle.
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xonyonFIGHT (Over a year ago): - delete
so, where do you even get 6th edition
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Country-robin (Over a year ago): - delete
Comment/Question for Dave about Chaos Demon Prince with Wings: in the English version of the CSM FAQ it states on the Amendments that wings makes that model jump infantry, but a guy at my FLGS showed me that if you look at the same amendment of the same CSM FAQ ,off GW website,in all of the other different languages it states at the end of that part, "Monsterous Creatures with Wings count as Flying Monsterous Creatures" so wouldn't majority rule be correct?
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heramael (Over a year ago): - delete
Under "Fighting a Challenge" (p. 64), the last two sentences say, "Wounds allocated to a character in a challenge cannot be reallocated by the Look Out, Sir rule. For the duration of the challenge, these two models are considered to be in base contact only with each other." Then, under "Combatant Slain" (p. 64) it says that if a character is slain, the challenge is considered ongoing until the end of the phase. It seems pretty clear-cut that additional Wounds are lost and are not allocated to the squad.
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Hetzer (Over a year ago): - delete
The Daeomn Prince is a flying monstrous creature in every FAQ but the English one.

regarding "sniping from the blast hole": Ordnance Barrage weapons do that.
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wyldhorse (Over a year ago): - delete
Also on the challenge topic, your original question dealt with who can strike the challenger/challengee before you drew off into the overflow tangent. The answer is next sentence after the bold text on pg 64. "Wounds from other attackers cannot be allocated against either character- simply resolve the Wound Allocation step as if the two characters weren't there. Of course that means an enemy unit consisting of only a single character model (like a daemon prince), will not be ale to strike blows at all if that daemon prince is in a challenge." What is the confusion? If the daemon prince in that example survives he effectivly ties up an entire unit, and only 1 model in that unit can target him. The rest are useless excpt for the Moral Support (Get 'Im Boss) rule. pg 65
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GrimCon (Over a year ago): - delete
@Ben-Carter94: Interestingly the german FAQ for the CSM codex specifically states that monstrous creatures with wings become flying monstrous creatures ...
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Kreethrax (Over a year ago): - delete
About Tau markerlights - page 2 of new rulbook states that you add/multiply values first, then you use set attributes at the end, as snapfire is set value BS=1 then you can't use markerlights to shoot flyers - sorry Tau
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optimusWII (Over a year ago): - delete
I can't believe someone who speaks dutch went to MWG, we rule!
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Todda (Over a year ago): - delete
No Tua would add the +1, but Snap Shot always counts the BS as being 1.

Swarms and instant death. People argue that if you hit a swarm with a template enough strength that you can kill 2 swarms because of the double damage and instant death. No... no matter which way you word this you can never kill more than a single model with a single wound.

Necron can disembark from their flier as long as they do not go Flat Out that turn. (Necron Errata).

Pg 80 under Transports and Assaults... "If a Transport vehicle is assaulted, an embarked unit can fire Overwatch at the attackers out of it Fire Points.

P52 Template Weapons have the Ignore Cover special rule.

P34 Barrage second tab... cover save and wound allocation are from the center of the blast

The Burna likely is a power sword, but given how strange of a weapon it is I would let the player pick at the beginning of each assault phase which way they are using it.

They can apply the wound to any model within 6" in that unit on a 4 . Independent Characters do this on a 2 . Yes this brings back the wound allocation shenanigans that 6th edition was supposed to get rid of, but worse. And Nob units are likely not characters as they are missing at least 5 entries on the Orc list and Nob units are likely one of them (and Meganobz are not characters), but that is a whole other argument.

Challenges say the fight is like both models were not here and it says to only count unsaved wounds. Extra wounds would be wasted.
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warlock1996 (Over a year ago): - delete
Ally with joe!
Minittgaming (Over a year ago): - delete
Death to TAU!!! Even though I play space marines and there know as battle brothers in the allies chart br ause of a heroic battle they fought with the ultramarines ultramarines
greenblood4 (Over a year ago): - delete
Hi Dave I love slaughters rejects plz do more. i would send u chocolate but i cant
p.s. i have a furioso named Fury he would take on deffy but deffy would kill him
blood-beast (Over a year ago): - delete
hey Dave im in Cornwall for a few days but thats besides the point, the thing is at king athurs supposed birthplace there was a guy who looked like an older varsion of you with shorter hair than yours but he dosent sound like you
OmaeWaMoShindeiru (Over a year ago): - delete
I have 2 questions for you dave.
1. i want to start warmachine but i can't decide between cryx and retribution because i love both their fluff, models and playstyle. which should i choose?

2. where's mel? i haven't seen her in any of the MWG vids for a while.
Lithofir (Over a year ago): - delete
Why are eldars and dark eldars "battle brothers" That's messed up. It's like making chaos and spacemarines "battle brothers" Whyyyyyyyyyyyy!! dark eldar are not best friends with eldar!!!!
Ps: sorry for any bad grammar, i'm from Norway
Pps: u guys are awesome!!!! deffy rules!
Wrakkar (Over a year ago): - delete
@xonyonFIGHT: Any GW store, wargaming store that stocks 40k, or the GW website.
Howlingwolf2000 (Over a year ago): - delete
i might send you protein powder or chocolate whichever you want
Howlingwolf2000 (Over a year ago): - delete
Dear miniwargamer Dave
Please tell the best kind of tactics for my death korp guard army, I'm new to the army and only have one ten man squad and not sure what to get. By the way miniwargaming rules and so do you deffy and ur army. Yay
DocDarell (Over a year ago): - delete
Hi Dave !!!!!!!. I just started collecting my Necrons in the end of the 5 edition. My question is there an alot of changes in 6th edition that i should look into or be aware of for my Necron army and all. Thanks for your and your teams help
Nidplayer28 (Over a year ago): - delete
I dont understand the rending special rule please help me
happyspacemarin (Over a year ago): - delete
DAVE (you and Deffy are awsome) prepare yourself and your blood angels because a Tyranid hoord is coming to your universe (miniwargaming stor) and they have never tasted blood angels before. They are whery excited to taste them. plz answer in Ask the War Gamer.
blade_runner_28 (Over a year ago): - delete
hey dave

Greetings fom England! i've been thinking about making my own characters for 40k and was wonderng if you guys have ever tried somthing simular? i was thinking of making Autarch twins that come as a single HQ choice but could do with a frame work for points when giving them special abilities. Any help would be great.
wraithlord555 (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Dave
I play Tyranids and have bought a Tyrannofex/Tervigon and I'm wondering which I should assemble it as. The decision is killing me so I need your advice!
Firedrake-1999 (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Dave
I play salamanders and don't know what base coat to get goblin green or angel green?
Please answer, amazing videos
Corsac (Over a year ago): - delete
Dave, please make it clear to us.

There is unit with an independent Character. Whole unit is behind something (No Line of sight at all), the Character is out in the open.
I chose to focus fire this character.
Question!
Can he Look out sir on the guys behind the cover?
What if they have different armor groups? What save guys behind the cover will get (cover saves)?

We have had a hard debate on that topic...
Black-Templar-fielder (Over a year ago): - delete
Dear miniwargaming Dave,
First off, you're awesome and most likely uses awesome sauce on everything. I field black Templars and I want to know how to beat them squishy blue tau warriors of fire and make some blue leather boots. I have 23 space marines and one dreadnought. Please help!
berryboy73 (Over a year ago): - delete
what are syker level 1 2and 3 mean
Chaoslordtorres (Over a year ago): - delete
I have a very important question..... THE WORLD DEPENDS ON IT!!!!!!!!!! just kidding I just did that to get ur attention. Anyway here's my question. I have a buch of friends that are necrons and there just about to wake up form there tomb in about a week or so. How much Armor All do u think I would need for about 20 necrons
LionElJonson (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Dave, I am currently new to the game, and so I am sorry if this question seems simple, but here it goes or doesn't even make sense.

In the 6th Edition book, page 108, ( I think ) It says once a Squad leader goes down, you must pick another from that squad to replace him, and become the new Squad leader. Does the new Squad leader get any enhanced characteristics for becoming a Squad leader?

Second Question, Would I have to do a Character test if so?

yesac (Over a year ago): - delete
dave, you could take a allied demon prince from the chaos demon army so that it is a flying monstrous creature
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micheja (Over a year ago): - delete
dear almighty chaos lord dave,

i have a dire problem of which the like only you could help me with. i can't choose which army to use because they are all to awesom for me to decide to collect only one of them and every time i choose on army i get intrested in a different one. for example i have a trigon prime and 16 termagaunts, 12 ork boys and 8 lootas, 20 necrons and a lord plus a wraith, some dire avengers and a eldar farseer plus im thinking of getting a dark angels dreadnought because they look so cool. i like all factions exept tau and sob and ig. please help.

yours micheja
ps. i live in switzerland so i cant find a way to get a 6th edition codex easily without paying border tax( i dont speak german so getting one in a shop is out of question)
flamingmuzzle62 (Over a year ago): - delete
hey dave i have a question. Do you think there is a rival for deffy's awsomenesssss???

p.s. I play Tzeentch Chaos
dkespi96 (Over a year ago): - delete
Hey Dave since now at 2000 points you can have two force orgs, you can have 10 tervigons by your self and I was wondering if you would consider this a good tactic. PS: this would mean you would statistically generate 105 termigaunts per turn.
lioneljohnsonlikeaboss (Over a year ago): - delete
hey dave i have a dark angel army of 1 commander 1 command squad 1 ven dread 10 terminaters 1 techmarine (plus servitors) 3 squads of 10 tactical a stormtalon 10 assault marines 3 bikes (ravenwing) land raider crusader predator and 5 devastators what should i get next or replace my, friend has chaos (yes he has a defiler ) led by abbadon i need help
ps big fan I hope to come up there one of these days
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