Come see today’s rules conundrum that takes a closer look at a popular Land Raider formation from codex Space Marines!
I had this puzzling scenario come up recently about just how :”unstoppable” the Land Raider Spearhead is.
What happens if you hit the formation with a GRAV weapon, and the Land Raider tank is within 6″ of another one from this formation? Does the shot inflict a hull point, immobilize the tank (for later hull point multipliers) or is the shot invalidated by this formation’s special rule?
Well let’s take a look at the how Grav works:
The key phrase here is “loses a hull point”, because without that it seems like the formation’s special rule to ignore such results would render Grav weapons impotent against the heavy treads of the Astartes.
Take a look at how the main rule book clarifies damage effects, versus hull points:
So in this scenario would the Land Raider spearhead ignore the effects of the Immobilization result, but still lose a hull point, OR ignore both being Immobilized and losing a hull point because there is no roll on the Vehicle Damage chart?
Even ignoring the just the immobilization result is HUGE in my opinion because the last thing a Land Raider wants is to be stuck in one spot, and the fact that it has FOUR hull points can keep it in the game a bit longer than most tanks as well!
~ So what say ye? Is the Land Raider Spearhead the next best thing to sliced bread OR is trying to deflect the full effects of Grav weapons a bridge too far?