Warhammer 40k Forum and Wargaming Forums banner
1 - 20 of 30 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
999 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What's the cheesiest rule in the game. It can be a specific model or unit rule. It can be a BGB rule. It can be any rule that exists for the game.

I vote for:
Vindicare assassin ability to single out any model he wants to that's in LOS...period.

Callidus assassin 'a word in your ear' is pretty nasty too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
I would say the ability of the IW to take 9 (!!) obliterators......that's 630 points of screaming death for anything.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Siren Prince gets my vote, but honorable mention goes to Drop Pods and SW STormcaller.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,588 Posts
I say the space wolfs venerable dreadnoughts rule that lets the player re-roll the first turn dice I thinks its called old wisdom
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
383 Posts
Rending on vehicles. An Assault Cannon can dish out more hurt on a vehicle than a Missile Launcher or Lascannon, it's ridiculous and broken.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
Rending in shooting, in my opinion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
383 Posts
TwistedDarkness said:
Rending in shooting, in my opinion.
Agreed yes. Would Assault cannons really be so bad without rend? They still get an extra shot and have one more strength than a heavy bolter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Rending assault cannons and one of bigger ones is skimmers going more than 12" only able to receive glancing hits no matter what. That makes eldar vehicles so hard to destroy because first I need a glancing hit, followed by 2 6s. to blow it up. Or I can immobilize it and destroy it next turn. The tactic I've been using lately is to just shake them all and then shoot the troops.
 

·
Porn King!!!
Joined
·
8,137 Posts
Actually, they only have to move more than 6" for that to work :)

I dislike the Psychic Hood myself. Was the final nail in the coffin for my Thousand Sons.
 

·
Executive Nitpicker
Joined
·
8,276 Posts
The vindicare's ability is barely useful, I'm afraid.

He's got a less than 50/50 chance of actually inflicting a wound (50/50 if he hits, but he still has to not roll a 1 to hit, and I don;t think his gun has a very high AP)

Meanwhile, his weapon has no Str, so there's no chance of an instakill, ever. So against characters, he's at most an annoyance.

about the only thing he;s goodfor is taking out that pesky powerfist vet or exarch now and then, if you;re lucky. Or perhaps disrupting cohesion on a heavy weapon squad, forcing them to give up shots as they move back together.

Under ideal circumstances, if he always hits and nobody saves, he;s going to dish out about 3 wounds over 6 turns.

To that I say 'meh'

As for cheezy rules. Eldrad's redeploy rule is frustrating, but no more so than Runes of warding. Runes of Warding suck hard to come up against.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
While rending is mean it depends on the situation, the assault cannon is broken but that is because it dishes out four shots! My vote for the most broken rule would have to be Siren, followed by Living Metal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,717 Posts
The webway portal which the dark eldar use, the DE vehicles are fast and well armed and to balance this they are fragile. Using the portal means they get to the fight without giving a chance to shoot.

I have no problem with good use of cover to achieve the same thing, good playing mate! But this free deployment with full move and assault is plain nasty!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
47 Posts
the cabbage said:
The webway portal which the dark eldar use, the DE vehicles are fast and well armed and to balance this they are fragile. Using the portal means they get to the fight without giving a chance to shoot.

I have no problem with good use of cover to achieve the same thing, good playing mate! But this free deployment with full move and assault is plain nasty!
While nasty it sucks when you screw up portal placement, I tried a game using my dad's DE and botched the placement so all my raiders got shot to shit. :?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,717 Posts
How could I forget promethium shells for the griffon.

In short it drops a pie plate which all units under it must fall back, even fearless. Costs around 100 points on a chimera chassis and has effectively unlimited no line of sight range.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
i find that most units claimed to be cheesy arn't. Assult cannons? How can you deliver one of these to battle? An 80 point speeder with laughable armor, adn 105 point dreadnought, or a rediculously expensive terminator squad! Speeders and dreads can easily be taken care of.

As for siren, that is nasty. But go and get your dice. Roll 6 dice a few times. You don't always get that 1/6 odds. If he dosen't get them , then thats a big chunkof points for not.

Its still nast thogh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,717 Posts
Have you played with AC's? They are awsome on any way into battle.

And I don't think you can get the same power twice, you must re-roll so he gets siren.
 
1 - 20 of 30 Posts
Top