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Monday, 2 July 2012

I Got 99 Problems Cos This Sixth Ain't Fun: Hull Points, Part One.


Hull Points, Part One:

Here's the thing.  GW have had a significant amount of time to produce this book, and from the artwork, it's clear which part is most important in their eyes as a use of that time.



Perhaps they should have spent the same amount of detail on the Reference section.  Here are a list of vehicles that can never ever be Wrecked, as they have zero STARTING Hull Points, by RaW:

Blood Angels;

Rhino,
Razorback,
Predator,
Land Speeder,
Whirlwind,
Vindicator,
Land Raider,
Land Raider Crusader,
Land Raider Redeemer,
Drop Pod
Dreadnought

Dark Angels;

Rhino,
Razorback,
Drop Pod,
Land Raider,
Land Raider Crusader,
Land Speeder,
Predator,
Vindicator,
Whirlwind,
Dreadnought,
Master Sammael's Land Speeder,

Space Wolves;

Drop Pod,
Land Raider,
Land Raider Crusader,
Land Raider Redeemer,
Land Speeder,
Predator,
Razorback,
Rhino,
Vindicator,
Whirlwind,
Dreadnought,
Venerable Dreadnought,
Bjorn the Fell-Handed

Grey Knights;

Land Raiders,
Land Raider Crusaders,
Land Raider Redeemers,
Rhino,
Razorback,
Stormraven,
Dreadnought,
Venerable Dreadnought,

Black Templars;

Rhino,
Razorback,
Land Speeder,
Predator,
Dreadnought,
Land Raider,
Vindicator,
Land Raider Crusader,
Drop Pod

Sisters of Battle;
Rhino,

Space Marines;
Land Raider Crusader,
Land Raider Redeemer,

These vehicles can still be destroyed by using Penetrating Hits, in the usual fashion, but the Hull Points rules tell you that you are Wrecked if reduced to zero.  You can't reduce a zero to zero, these vehicles are either blown up or Wrecked through the old-school method of stripping their weapons and Immobilising them...oh, wait, they took that away! ;-)  So, the only way to destroy anything on the above list, until they errata their ridiculous oversight, is to Explode them, by RaW.

Have fun with that, users of those 56 omitted vehicles, ignoring Glances like it's 1997...

And no, don't reply with 'but TKE, most of those are in the Space Marine section, just look there!' - a) This is crap.  Common Sense isn't Common, not everyone will know to do this; b) A note to this effect would have taken less than a line to produce ["If you cannot find stats for a vehicle, check under Space Marines instead."] and c) Reference Guide > Codex > BRB - if we use the Reference Guide to do BA Rhinos, they lose Fast.  For GK ones, they lose Fortitude and Psychic Pilot...etc etc.

And that still wouldn't answer the ones with Unique Profiles, ie Bjorn and Sammael.  It's a very sloppy job indeed, and depressing that so many vehicles could be so carelessly forgotten - especially when Chaos Rhino and Chaos Land Raider got entries, but Redeemers and Crusaders (different capacity to Land Raiders, so none of THAT bull please...) were completely ignored.

It makes me has a sad.
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