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Necron Night Scythe the worst transport in the game?
I'm playing a game tomorrow against nids, I figured I'd make a Overlord with warscythe and 5 lords with flame gauntlets and put them in a Nightscythe.
However none of these can take it as a dedicated transport.
The Nightscythe is a Flier and Transport, it can NOT Hover.
This means it's only movement is Zoom p.80
"Finally, models cannot embark upon, or disernbark from, a Zooming Flyer."
This means you can not embark upon the Nightscythe as you cannot do that with zooming fliers and the Nightscythe can only Zoom.
Nightscythe Transport rule:
TRANSPORT: The Night Scythe has a transport capacity
of 15. It can carry jump infantry (each model takes up two
points of transport capacity) and Jetbikes (each model takes
up three points of transport capacity). If the Night Scythe is
destroyed, the embarked unit is not allowed to disembark,
but instead enters reserve (when they arrive, they cannot
Tomb Blades cannot take a Nightscythe as a dedicated transport which means they can NOT embark upon one.
Wraits, Destroyers and Triarch Praetorians can't either so no Jump Infantry in the codex can use the Nightscythe as a dedicated transport.
So correct me if I'm wrong but the Nightscythe is basically the worst transport in the game, a few units can take it but once they jump out no unit can ever embark on it again?
Please correct me, please tell me I'm wrong!!!
All the FAQ did was add:
"Invasion Beams: A unit that begins its Movement phase embarked upon a Night Scythe can disembark before or after the vehicle has moved....."
Without this rule you wouldn't be able to exit the vehicle...
On page 121 it says a dedicated transport can only be used by the unit it was selected with plus any ICs with it during deployment, once they have exited other units can use it. Fliers ALWAYS start in reserve so this means the Night Scythe can never be used by any other unit than the one it was bought for...
Last edited by MadCowCrazy; 07-05-12 at 10:30 PM.