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it doesn't even matter that the rider has relentless as it says " the rider can shoot with any weapon he himself is equipped with, counting as stationary even if the chariot moved in the previous movement phase" and it's reasonably survivable as you can choose how to allocate the hits (either to the rider or the chariot itself) and give the rider a greater reward to help his survive-ability
 

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i'm not quite sure about that as in the transport section it says:
"models firing out of a vehicle that moved at combat speed count as having moved that turn. Models firing out of a vehicle that moved at cruising speed can only fire snap shots that turn. They cannot fire out of a vehicle that moved flat out..."

so it could be read as that even though he counts as being stationary he can only make snap shots if the chariot moved at cruising speed. Even if this is the case, it still an improvement from the previous edition, it's a pity that there's no longer the slashing attacks for a skimmer chariot though.
 

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the chariot does indeed work now.

finally

but is it worth it?

its VERY fragile, although allocating hits helps a little
the rider can take a S4-7 hit or 2.

so if any1 have actually used it, please share what you find, good as bad
yeah it still quite flimsy however it does pack a nice punch for only 100 points, the trick is to mask how threatening it is (and field several of them), maybe by rushing forward a flying monstrosity or fielding a soul grinder as these will almost always attract fire that would be better directed against the chariot

did this in the last game i played (using fateweaver and a soul grinder plus some screamers), fate flew right up the nose of my opponent and absorbed fire from his whole tau gun line (would have survived to but i fluffed my rolls and he crashed down and died but he did some nice damage). next turn the burning chariot did quite a large bit of damage to his gun line killing quite a few fire warriors and an ethereal (thank you warpflame) and still the screamers and soul grinder drew all fire allowing it to wreck havoc on his lines

in summary yes the chariot can be effective but it needs a good distraction to work (these need to be able to pack a punch aswell) alternatively it can be a good distraction itself if your opponent knows the dangers of it

if playing against a chariot (like in example above) don't be distracted from it but be careful not to send too much to kill it, there are most likely other large threats in the army that need to be dealt with too
 
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