Did they ever even re-rule on how artillery behaves after they made the new codex?
Well, you can try to track down an old version of the FAQ, show it to your opponent, and try to convince him it's still relevent, despite not being anywhere official anymore, and hope he doesn't question it too closely...So Turbo Penetrator is completely nerfed vs Monolith?
No, that's not strength, that's penetration. You could look at this as "Str. 8 hit that rolls 2d6 for penetration", which is what the rule implies, and is the way that pretty much everyone plays it. Of course, for RAW buffs, that's not what it actually says. So in terms of pure RAW there are two options:But that part of the rule that you are focusing on that says " a single d6 " earlier also says "Unaugmented strength" ... what I am trying to point out is the melta bombs strength IS 8+2d6. It is not strength 8 at all.