Sorta true, but the insinuation is misleading: ASF and ASL always cancel each other out... but the rule that gives HE's their ASF says that they have ASF regardless of the weapon they are carrying or in otherwords, HEs are immune to the effects of ASL on any weapon they carry.Always Strikes First only overrides Always Strikes Last for High Elves. For everyone else ASL and ASF cancel out to strike at initiative.
Wood Elves specifies though that Amber Pendant ignores ASL.Sorta true, but the insinuation is misleading: ASF and ASL always cancel each other out... but the rule that gives HE's their ASF says that they have ASF regardless of the weapon they are carrying or in otherwords, HEs are immune to the effects of ASL on any weapon they carry.
This does not mean that HEs get to ignore ASL from other sorces such as the WE amber pendant...
Chakax. But anything that enforces a challenge and nulls magic weapons at the same time is always nasty. Don't have the book to hand, but it's either ASF he gets, (which is bad for you), or you get ASL (which is good, as you Strike Simultaneously).@OP- yes, its a good weapon and will mush any lizards who stands in front of you (except for khakax.. if I've spelt that even remotely right), the downside is that 'his mate' wont be dead and will kill you. EG- you run into a temple guard unit and issue a challenge... the lizard player declines. You kill however many lizards you can, but then a handful of attacks get put onto your dreadlord and you die.
Having massive offensive power is great in 8th if you are striking first and are in a challenge... the problem comes when you arent in a challenge and the basic enemy models get the chance to hit you (and they always will unless you anhiliate the unit first).
getting back on topic.
you strike at initative order. if you would pick up the damn book and READ it you would have known the awnser instead of asking it without reading it. the page on which you can find it is : page 66 under always strikes last.