Friday, December 16, 2011
Questions for the Necron FAQ (revised 12/19/11)
This codex seems to have more than the normal amount of rules questions arising from ambiguous writing. I’m going to start collecting a list of them here. Not that I have any pretension of having GW answer them, but for my own reference I figured I’d start writing them down.
I plan on updating this as I think of more things. Feel free to add suggestions in the comments.
1.) Do Crytpeks assigned to units automatically benefit from that unit’s universal special rules or special rules? For example, when a Cryptek armed with an Abyssal Staff is assigned to a unit of Deathmarks, does the Crytpek’s weapon benefit from the 2+ to wound Hunters from Hyperspace rule?
2.) Can a unit of Deathmarks ever conceivably use their Hunter’s from Hyperspace rule more than once per game? For example, if they deployed from a Nightscythe and marked a unit, then re-embarked, and were later forced into reserves due to the Nightscythe’s destruction, could they mark a second unit upon their next deployment?
3.) Spawning scarabs from Spyders and the whole T1 assault thing. Seriously?
4.) When choosing a Royal Court, are players allowed to mix and match Lords and Crypteks within a single HQ choice? For example, may players take one Overlord with a court of 2 Crypteks and 3 Lords?
5.) Can a Chronometron:
a. Be used to influence Imotekh’s rolls, such as his Hyperlogical Strategy and Lord of the Storm abilities?
b. Be used by a model embarked on a ghost ark to reroll a repair roll on the squad he is embarked with?
c. Be used by a model embarked on a Night Scythe and held in reserve in order to manipulate either the reserves roll or a deep strike scatter die?
6.) When working out AV, cover saves, etc. from a secondary hit caused by a tesla arc, do we treat this as if the shot came from the unit originally hit by the tesla shot rather than the Necron unit actually firing the tesla?