Thursday, 15 December 2011
Royal Court Tournament Ruling...D'oh!!
But I have an issue. There is a tournament specific FAQ and it has ruled that Necron armies running 2 Overlords can attach just ONE member from each Court to a single squad.
The codex states:
".. For each Overlord in your army, the army may also include a Royal Court..."
the next paragraph says:
"...Each member of the Royal Court has the option of being split off from his unit and assigned to lead another unit....only one member of the Royal Court can join each unit in this manner..."
So the use of the word 'the' does not refer to a collective Royal Court, but the Royal Court of each Overlord, I personally disagree with the ruling.
To me, it is pretty straightforward that each Royal Court can only assign one member of its Court to each unit, but that BOTH Courts may add a member to the same unit.
This is a very big issue for me, I am desperate to run my Crons, but every time I try and build a list I find myself several restricted by this ruling.
Simple example of how it is a pain in the arse..
Court1 - Veil Cryptek
Court 2 - Orb Lord w SoL
10 Immortals - Gauss
Great for throwing into 12" and blasting a unit away..and survivable too with an Orb Lord. However, this ruling forbids this..
What about wanting to throw the Storm Lord into a unit of Immortals (for Phaeron/Relentless), a Chronometron Tek (to reroll Night Fight, Lightning rolls and failed 2+ armour saves) and then attaching an Orb Lord to massively increase the survivability of the unit?
Can't do it.
Ahhh! It's a fucker.
I feel this ruling is wrong, but clearly just have to man up and deal with it.
Which most likely (read: very fucking strongly) means I will not be taking Necrons...
How do y'all feel about this? Am I talking bullshit? Is the ruling correct as far as you are concerned? Whats the precedent?