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The Heavy Retribution Cadre and Turbo-Boost

Posted: Aug 19 2016 07:19
by Syzygy
Gentlemen,

I'm curious on what y'all are thinking regarding the rules as written of the "Monsoon of Destruction" special rule for the Heavy Retribution Cadre. It neglects to mention turbo-boost, explicitly preventing only run and flat-out moves. I'm wondering if this was deliberate.

As written, it's pretty clear: bikes and jetbikes are in the clear. This would be to my chagrin as I believe my upcoming match against a Ravenwing Command Squad/Iron Hands/Company of the Great Wolf Deathstar list -- all mounted, turbo-boosting 4D6 every turn, usually culminating in a turn 2 charge -- is hinged on the cadre's ability to slow the star's movement.

I would contend that, as intended, this form of shooting-phase movement would too be stopped by the formation; why would bikes and jetbikes specifically be protected when all other unit types are affected, simply because their shooting-phase movement is labeled differently? It seems sensible to me that GW intended to preclude all varieties of shooting-phase movement.

Then again, I'm dismayed they didn't include this in the recent FAQ draft...

Have any of you encountered this dilemma?

Re: The Heavy Retribution Cadre and Turbo-Boost

Posted: Aug 19 2016 07:44
by Panzer
The RAW is pretty clear as you already noticed. They still can turbo boost. However their charge range still gets halfed iirc.

Re: The Heavy Retribution Cadre and Turbo-Boost

Posted: Aug 19 2016 01:46
by shasocastris
Given that GW is in the middle of FAQs, I would send them an email post haste about this question. It's a good one and worth putting in an FAQ (or errata).

Cheers!