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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-12-10, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Venomthrope vs flamers

personally i think that the flamers ignore the coversave granted by the venomthrope, but rules wise, it seems it could go either way

the venomthrope entry states that 'any friendly unit within 6 inches of the venomthrope may claim a 5+ coversave against any shooting attacks.

in the rulebook it states that flames ignore cover saves, but as far as i am aware codex trumps rule book

so do units within 6 inches of a venomthrope get a coversave?

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my take on it is no, it shouldn't get a save. correct me if i'm wrong but the venomthrope gets its coversave from a cloud of vapour it extrudes yeah? then realistically speaking, burning fuel should burn all that off hence negating the cover save.

in game terms though, i think this is another oversight by the developers to add to the long list of stupid rules situations prevalent in the current ruleset

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You may claim the cover save against any attack, the flamer ignores it. Having a cover save and being able to use it are different things.

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jams and aramoro are both right they would not get a cover save because the flamer says it ignores cover saves so it will ignore the cover generated
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