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2nd
Feb 2019
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Feb 02 00:13
yeah, I focus-fire their engines first. Then the bastards can't run. :)
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 04:31
I may need some bits help from our resident necron players
looks like I'll be jumping in with van saar, and I want to build one of the arachni-rigs like this one, but it uses wraith front talons
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Feb 02 05:11
still in den imperium campaign... Just got Renown 7 and unlocked GC's. I tried to resist the game and wait for a sale, so I'm a bit behind the curve :P
my hatred for eldar has reached new levels though. The satisfaction when you catch the buggers is unrivavled however... EAT MACRO CANNON SHELLS FUCKERS!
@Thairne you are a man after my own heart
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Feb 02 08:36

inrivavled. I hate 'em so much I produce typos :D

Yes, I know... Somehow the Eldar all tickle my hatred-bone just as chaos does. And in BFG2 they are the high dmg, cowardly, no-hp-glass cannon ships that always flitz off as soon as you even detect them. It just has a certain satisfaction to watch an Imperial Gothic-class cruiser circle the engine-destroyed space elf whale ship broadside on and punish the knife ear for meddling with humanity with shells the size of hab blocks...

Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Feb 02 12:06
I'll try not to take it to heart
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Feb 02 12:32
@WindstormSCR sadly wraith front talons aren't interchangeable. So I have no spares
Sorry
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 13:24
well, good to know I'll need a box or bitz then
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Feb 02 14:43

I'll try not to take it to heart

Exceptions confirm the rule.
But in your pointy eared heart, you know it to be true :P

Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Feb 02 18:13
emperors balls, that escalated quickly... tyranids are a) terrifying in a fight and b) extremely terrifying on the galactic map...
well I'll be
jetpack contemptors
40k rules yes please
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Feb 02 18:38
ok
now they're going full retard... even for 40k standards.
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Feb 02 18:44
It’s once per game apparently
Raldoron is sexy
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 18:47
yeah, deepstrike or single use
still amazing
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Feb 02 19:03
Agreed
My sang guard can be troops with birdman
I’m glad I have 30 of the fuckers lol
From what I heard the specialist destroyer squad has all volkite?
That’s gnarly
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 19:06
I'm just looking at them to see if there's anything good to steal for DW :P
like magpies, only sanctioned!
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Feb 02 19:06
Lol
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 19:06
for real though, my next big project looks to be finishing the knight house and an inquisitorial van saar regiment
van saars first
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Feb 02 19:07
Fucking magpies lol
Dude if this makes my BA actually work doing DoR I’ll be so stoked
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Feb 02 22:13
i have no idea how much of cult ambush to put in bscribe. it's a literal page of text
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Feb 02 22:21

During deployment, you can set this unit up in ambush instead of on the battlefield. If this unit has the INFANTRY or BIKER keyword, you can either set it up in ambush or underground instead of on the battlefield.

When you set up a unit underground, it can emerge at the end of any of your Movement phases - set the unit up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" from any enemy models.

When you set up a unit in ambush, place one ambush marker anywhere on the battlefield that is wholly within your deployment zone. You will need one ambush marker for each unit that will deploy in this way. If you set up a TRANSPORT in ambush, you must still tell your opponent what units are embarked within it when it is set up in ambush - do not set up separate ambush markers for units that start the battle embarked within a TRANSPORT, even if they have the Cult Ambush ability.

For ambush markers, see Codex: Genestealer Cults p76.

is that fine?
there's like 4 more paragraphs after that, which go on to describe how ambush markers work
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 22:22
that works
the real question: are units in ambush considered on the board for matched?
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Feb 02 22:24
it doesn't say, which implies that RAW they don't
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 22:25
lol
so much promise and so much failure
hmmm
from the preorder article
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Feb 02 22:26
the wording is very similar to other deep-strikey things.. and once the actual model is not on the table I'd asume it actualls is not
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 22:27
so looks like they're aware its not RAW and are planning to fix
so apparently 50% blips 50% underground will be legal
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Feb 02 22:27
really?
That sounds fishy
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Feb 02 22:27
yeah, currently RAW theyre in a different locale to the battlefield, but that makes RAI clearly that they count
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 22:28
@Thairne check the link from the WHC preorder article

"* Speaking of blips…

A few of you have got in touch this week to ask how the Ambush marker deployment mechanic works in matched play games.

We just wanted to clear up that the intent is certainly that you can deploy your entire Genestealer Cults army using Ambush markers if you like – in any type of game. Any and all units that have the Cult Ambush special rule can take advantage of this, though you still can’t start with more than half your army underground. Not even the Genestealer Cults are that sneaky!

Deploying using Ambush marker is a very thematic, though fairly unusual, mechanic, and it does throw up the odd question on specific interactions with some other deployment rules. Don’t worry – these will be covered in a designer’s commentary in a few weeks. For now – enjoy the new codex!"

Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Feb 02 22:28
what do you actually shoot at then? No models to draw LOS to...
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Feb 02 22:29
you reveal them in the first movement phase
at the end of the phase if its your opponent's, or at the start if it's your own
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Feb 02 22:29
alrighty then
that is powerful, but doesnt break the game
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 22:41
allows you to play a nice shell game, and iirc brood brothers units don't get ambush?
so no shell games with russes
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Feb 02 22:47
the BBs in the codex do, IG BBs don't
so cult russes can ambush
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 23:02
that's pretty crazy
Anyone have some good suggestions for Van Saar dudes that are an Inquisitor's personal stormtrooper regiment?
Armond-Hammer
@Armond-Hammer
Feb 02 23:12
Hey yall quick question but any idea when 8.1 will be out?
Will Pattison
@GenWilhelm
Feb 02 23:14
8.1 what?
Armond-Hammer
@Armond-Hammer
Feb 02 23:18
the next data update
v8.1 or v81 my eyesight isnt what it used to be
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Feb 02 23:27
for which catalog
Armond-Hammer
@Armond-Hammer
Feb 02 23:44
wh40k 8th
Giuseppe Greco
@KurtAngle2_twitter
Feb 02 23:46
Hello
How's GSC work going?
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Feb 02 23:52
Going well
V81 would be the next gst
@Armond-Hammer we release when we have fixes to push
Not on a set timeline.
Gsc update will probably be next release when it is finished.