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geldedgoat
10-10-2013, 18:51
The book and FAQ have been out for a while, so I'm wondering: how do you play the ASF from the hellscourge upgrade? Rider only, or mount as well?

Voss
10-10-2013, 20:35
Given the wording of asf, and that it is a weapon giving the rule, I would say riders only.

Given that you're also paying to give up the s4 attack from the spears, this doesn't strike me as worthwhile

geldedgoat
10-10-2013, 22:06
I suppose it may have helped if I included the text:

"Hellscourges: A unit of Hellstriders of Slaanesh upgraded with hellscourges have the Always Strikes First special rule in the first round of each close combat."

Emphasis mine. The RAW seems unquestionable, but I've no idea how that stacks up to everyone's take on the RAI.

theunwantedbeing
10-10-2013, 22:24
RAW, the entire unit gets it.
RAI, just the riders.

Feel free to pick one,
If RAW then your opponent (if he has any sense) will argue that it should be played RAI and you roll a dice to see who gets to be right that time.