View Full Version : wood elves v Stank

24-08-2010, 00:34
is a steam tank effected by dragontooth arrows? (causes stupity)

Gormereth, the Fearmonger
24-08-2010, 01:18
The steam tank automatically passes all characteristic tests except for initiative; I suppose that dragontooth arrows should affect it, but it would allows pass the stupidity test.

24-08-2010, 08:17
Stupidity is not a characteristic test though, so the Stank would be affected.

24-08-2010, 08:23
thats what i thought too thanks guys

Lord of Divine Slaughter
24-08-2010, 08:37
Stupidity is not a characteristic test though, so the Stank would be affected.

Ld is a characteristic, you test your Ld for Stupidity, you're welcome to argue this, but I doubt many will agree with you ;)

Best way to deal with a STank as wood elves is terrain - of which 8th has a lot thankfully. Massed bowfire and Lore of Beasts :)

24-08-2010, 09:42
Just on a side note the dragonbane arrows requires a wounding hit to cause stupidity. Then the steam tank rules states it passes all characteristic tests that includes leadership tests.

A better choice would be arcane bodkins you still need a 6 to wound the stank but you don't need to worry about its 1+ save.

24-08-2010, 09:51
I play WE as my main army and fortunately it is rare that I encounter the Stank in friendly games. Except for running there is not much we can do about it. Lore of beasts have some options for a lvl4 but none of them are great.

25-08-2010, 00:47
i dont think leadership is a char test as they are taken on 2 dice, char tests are taken on one dice.

also the woc book has a necrotic phylactery which says it passes all char tests except leadership.

its unlikely that it will effect it as it needs a 6 to wound and then it has a 1+ save plus it has leadership 10. dryads tied it up in the last game but id like to destroy it

25-08-2010, 06:44
Khorneflakes: Why would the Necrotic Phylactery need to specifically exclude Leadership tests if they aren't characteristic tests?

25-08-2010, 09:30
Obviously the BRB is incorrect then on pg 10 where it states Leadership tests are not characteristic tests.

1st paragraph.

25-08-2010, 09:35
Loopstah wins the internet.

25-08-2010, 16:43
In the last FAQ the steam tank was changed to a chariot from unique. So i would guess you test on the LD of the Engineer within it. Thats LD 10. So yes you can make it stupid, chance of it failing with LD10 and prolly a BSB close by are slim though.

26-08-2010, 00:47
it states it cos ld tests arent char tests.

26-08-2010, 07:46

27-08-2010, 00:28
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