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Right looking through the new and shiny BA codex and their DS LR's I had an idea of how it may be possible for vanilla marines to pull the same stunt however i'm not 100% sure of this...
What I propose is this- A librarian with gate to inifinity will join a squad and embark (or start the game) in a land raider (was thinking crusader/redeemer pattern) and cast gate to infinity. As this requires no line of sight and affects the squad it should affect the Land Raider as well thus you are able to deepstrike it. However if you deep strike it you shouldn't be allowed to assault (deep strike rules in rule book) but codex > rule book and so if you use a crusader/redeemer pattern with frag assault launchers you should be able to assault as normal when disembarking from a Land Raider...
as I said I'm not 100% on this but I can't see any discrepancies in the rules anywhere or any rule that would prevent this however I'd like peoples opinions on this
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He is only allowed to teleport the unit he is attatched to. Independant characters cant attached to vehicles.
If you want to get around this, the closest thing you could say is a dedicated transport to a unit is part of it. In which case you'd have to take a squad of terminators/w dedicated LR. So you'd be paying 550 points for a squad of 5 basic termies & a standard libby that could assault from deepstrike (which in turn would probably scatter you more than 6" away from your target area).
Probably not a good idea, but i imagine it would be fun to try it in a friendly game.
...if you deep strike it you shouldn't be allowed to assault (deep strike rules in rule book) but codex > rule book and so if you use a crusader/redeemer pattern with frag assault launchers you should be able to assault as normal when disembarking from a Land Raider...
All Land Raider patterns have the Assault Vehicle special rule, meaning that squads can assault out of them. Frag Assault Launcers on Crusaders and Redeemers give the squad Frag Grenades on the turn they assault out of it. They're basically pods lining the sides of the door that explode and spray shrapnel everywhere as a bunch of Terminators thunder out of the Land Raider.
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Last edited by Incursus on Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
There is no way to deepstrike a Land Raider with normal Marines. If you used Gate of Infinity you'd simply take the Librarian and the squad he's attached to and warp them out of the Land Raider leaving it behind.
But it is not a part of the unit. Do you have to maintain 2" coherency throughout the game? Can you allocate wounds to the vehicle? The transport is not a "Part" of the unit, it merely deploys with it.
Q. Must passengers fire at the same target that their vehicle is firing at? A. No, they are a separate unit (albeit they are temporarily co-existing with the vehicle) and so can fire at a different target.
While it is in answer to a different question, I believe it also clearly answers this one.
Note that even in this case, they do not make a distinction about dedicated transports. That is because dedicated transports are just vehicles that if units start in them it has to be the unit they were bought with. Nothing more.