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Hard to Hit Rule Question

Postby Unorthodoxy » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:08 am

Another question asked and answered for the Tournament on the 21st. First the Question:

Some tournaments, and some players in general, basically have a rule in their tournament FAQ or a house rule that any wargear or special rule that causes Wound or Penetrating hit, without rolling To Hit, can't affect Flyers or FMCs. There's no bases for this when talking about RAW or RAI, though I believe it's for balance and/or realism. For example, Imotekh's Lord of the Storm special rule wouldn't affect Flyers or FMCs.


And now the answer:

Flyers and FMC's follow very different rules for this, actually.

The Hard to Hit rule for Flyers (specifically) says:

"any other attacks that don't roll to hit, cannot hit zooming flyers"

The Hard to Hit rule for Flying Monstrous Creatures is very different. It states that:
"Shots resolved at such a target can only be resolved as Snap Shots unless the model or weapon has the Skyfire Special Rule."

So very very different. A Skyfiring Hemlock Fighter can actually Fire its blast weapon at an FMC because it has Skyfire, whereas no one can fire a Blast weapon and hit a Flyer. Just too agile or fast I guess.

Therefore, something that does not roll to hit can still hit FMC's per the Main Rule book, but not flyers.
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