Originally Posted by abitterbuffalo
Ok, I just called Games Workshop to get the real answer to this question, and I was right.
Jetbikes are not allowed to move through (over, around, past, whatever you want to call it) difficult or blocking terrain as part of a Turbo Boost. As they are required to use the Turbo Boosting special rule as written.
Yeah, about that... calling GW has a very low rate of accuracy. Call twice with a non-trivial problem, and you'll get two different answers - they have quite a reputation for it. It's basically because they don't have dedicated rules trolls any more, but just have the mail-order boyz - they know about as much as an average GW redshirt, and get it wrong nearly as often. Not that I'm criticising them at all, just saying it's not a reliable way to get rulings that will be accepted by others, especially if those others aren't friends who will just accept it.
At any rate, as others have said, with turbo boost you cannot move THROUGH terrain, but Jetbikes do not move through terrain - otherwise they would have to take dangerous terrain tests when flying over them due to the bike rules. Really. The dangerous terrain rules say that if you enter, leave or move THROUGH dangerous terrain, you take a test. If jetbikes movement was through terrain, they would be taking that test every time they hopped over any terrain - which, I'm sure we can all agree, is wrong. So, if you're consistant with how you use the rule, the only reasonable way to make it work is to accept that jet-bikes can turbo-boost over terrain.
Hope that helps somewhat
/On a related note, I'm finding that Warmachine/Hordes has an extremely tight rules set. Seriously, Privater Press must have some lawyers on the rules team, because all the terms are defined soo...well, definitely, and timing sequences and interactions laid out. It's rather a shock after getting so used to GWs loose use of words and phrases that can often be confusing, and require quite a lot of interpretation, and "sounds right" to get them to work. Cuts down on the debates though, as pretty much every question has a direct answer somewhere, so I always have to come back to the GW sections to get my fill of Arguing on the Internet
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