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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-07, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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my bro has 1 grey knight termie the rest of his army is space marines and no deamon hunter codex. he says he can use OS (wich kills most my men ). can he?!

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NO. The Grey Knight character is the ally in the Space Marine army. When you pick allies from Codex: Daemonhunters or Codex: Witch Hunters, you're limited to 0-1 HQ, 0-1 Elites, 0-2 Troops, and 0-1 Fast Attack. An Orbital Strike is a Heavy Support choice-- he needs a full Daemonhunters army to use it.

Honestly though, he shouldn't be using Grey Knights at all if he doesn't have the codex.

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In all honesty, you should be able to avoid the OS quite easily as it has to be attached to a piece of terrain and consistently deviates from that point. Yes, it is a large spot on the table to avoid but it is easy to do.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Conversely, if he had the Daemonhunters as the parent list, he could do it then.

Otherwise, no. Illegal. No, no, a thousand times no.

Also: he doesn't even have the codex. Also illegal.

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[quote="Antioch"]Conversely, if he had the Daemonhunters as the parent list, he could do it then.[quote]

Right, but you'd be so limited in the kind of Space Marines units you can take that you're better off taking Space Marines as the parent list. The Orbital Strike is a lousy option anyway...it's only good if you're playing a mission where you're required to use a heavy support slot or something and you don't want to spend any points on it.

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Also: he doesn't even have the codex. Also illegal.
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what if he had two squads of SM and added grey knight leaders to them would they count a two squads of grey knights? :?: :?: 8)

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Answer: no.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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*points at alasdair* HA! HA!

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you also need an inquisitor to take an orbital strike. and you cant use Grey knights as a parent list and take space marines as allies.
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