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16-08-2005, 01:59
1 Can a herald on a daemon-beast of nurgle join a unit of plague bearers?
2 When the rider dies, does the Daemon-beast have to take a monster reaction test?
3 if the daemon beast has joined a unit and it fails it's test, does it break away from the unit? If he rolls a 5-6 does the unit have to stay with him? Or does he automatically break away because unridden monsters cannot join units?

I want to include a Palquin of nurgle, carrying my herald in a unit of plague bearers. is this possible?

16-08-2005, 09:41
1 yes i dont see why not.

2. yes you take the LD test for when rider dies. If failed its a normal monster reaction test. This may cause the mount to be unbreakable but its been a discussion if the monster reaction result will override the mounts instability tho.

3. If it lose its rider i would assume you remove him to the outside of the unit. But not very sure about this. At least i dont think the unit will be halted because the monster gets the 5-6 result

16-08-2005, 09:43
1. Yes but he can always be targeted by shooting
2. Unsure of this but possibly yes, either that or the mount dies with the rider.
3. I would say the mount would leave the unit as soon as its rider dies, placing it 1" to either side of the unit depending on where there was space.

16-08-2005, 09:57
Unsure of the statline for a Daemon-beast of Nurgle, but if it's got more than one Wound then it counts as a Monster and needs to take Reaction Tests etc if its rider dies. If it's only got the one Wound then it's a (rather expensive!) cavalry mount, and should get taken off with its rider if he dies. I think that's the case.

16-08-2005, 13:28
yeah, he has three wounds.

I ask only because he is immune to psychology, whether he would automatically pass the test or not. I guess not.

16-08-2005, 13:39
I don't think he would. Immune to Psychology usually only counts against the conditions in the Psychology section of the rulebook (Stupidity, Panic etc). There are a few spell-related exceptions, but I've not seen anything to suggest that ItP monsters ignore Monster reaction (not that I can think of any non-Daemonic ItP monsters, but never mind!).