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Well, first of all, the Legal junk you all know and love:
The "Unofficial FAQs by Gwar!" are all published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales Licence.
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I, the user of Dakkadakka.com known by the pseudonym “Gwar!”, have no affiliation with the owners of Dakkadakka.com, Adepticon or anyone on the INAT FAQ Council and this is NOT Part of the INAT FAQ nor am I aware of any approval or endorsement of this FAQ by them.

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Right, now that's out the way, it was suggested to me that I should collect all of my FAQs into a single thread and maintain them all there, rather than spread them over multiple threads.

As that was a cracking idea, here it is, the new home of the Unofficial FAQs by Gwar!. All the other threads containing my FAQs will no longer be maintained, and all updates will be announced in this thread and this thread alone.
The FAQs in the Unofficial FAQs by Gwar! series are:

The Unofficial Codex: Space Wolves FAQ by Gwar!
Current Version: 2.2
Updated: 17/June/2010

The Unofficial Codex: Tyranids FAQ by Gwar!
Current Version: 1.5
Updated: 08/July/2010

The Unofficial Codex: Blood Angels FAQ by Gwar!
Current Version: 2.3
Updated: 08/July/2010

The Unofficial Codex: Dark Eldar FAQ by Gwar!
Current Version: 1.0
Updated: 04/November/2010

To download the FAQs, please read the disclaimer at the top of the post, then click here

Troubleshooting (also known as the FAQ for the FAQs! )

I have been living under a rock for the past seven and a half years. What is a PDF and how do I open it?
A PDF is a Portable Document Format. The PDF is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange. In order to read it, you need a PDF reader. The most used PDF reader is the official one from Adobe itself, and is available for almost every OS imaginable, including Linux and Solaris. There also multiple other free ware alternatives available. Use Google (because all other search engines suck, and you know it!) to find them.

Ok Gwar!, now I know how to open it. But when I try and open it, it asks me for some password! Why did you not tell us you big meanie!
If you are being asked for a password when you open it, this is because you have done something wrong. By that I mean you are using an outdated PDF reader. Please update your software to the latest one. If you are not using the official Adobe PDF reader, use it, since this is the only one I use and the only one I can guarantee it works on.

Well, that's all well and good, but I found a mistake in your FAQ/have a question that you didn't answer/want to send you e-licorice. What should I do oh mighty Gwar!?
Please, reply to this thread with the mistake you found/question I have not answered/e-licorice of Doom! Not only will this allow me to correct the mistake/add the question/have a delicious snack, but it will bump the thread and give it more publicity!


So, that's all there is too it. I sincerely hope these FAQs help you and the community at large. I do, however, have a request! As you can tell, the Tyranid FAQ is a little on the small side. I would appreciate it if you could have a look though it and post any questions I have not answered about your Tyranids here for me to add to it.

Always the humble servant,
Gwar!

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Here's another one for the FAQ: Where do the bonus attacks from the Blood Talon go during a multiple combat, and how do they have to be declared?

The original discussion here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/296363.page

   
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Aha, very Nice.

So, to be added to the next edition of the BA FAQ:
Blood Talons vs ICs/Multiple Units
Dante's Death mask vs ICs with a Retinue.

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Blood Angels and Space Wolves both updated to v2.1!

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michigan

did you make faqs for the other codexes? i thought you had more then just the three that are listed here?

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He Who Stood wrote:did you make faqs for the other codexes? i thought you had more then just the three that are listed here?


I believe the link is in his sig.
   
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He Who Stood wrote:did you make faqs for the other codexes? i thought you had more then just the three that are listed here?
Hi there HWS!

No, Sadly I have not made FAQs for other armies. The first one I made was for the Space Wolves codex, which if I am to be honest, I only wrote because I am a Space Wolves player at heart and was disgusted at the poor writing, which inspired me to release the first version of the FAQ a whole 2 weeks before general release.

However, since it was accepted somewhat well by the Dakka community and others, I felt compelled to write another FAQ when the Nid codex came out, and again for the Blood Angels.

I do not, sadly again, have any plans to go back and do comprehensive Unofficial FAQs for the other codexes, though I might do so for the remaining 5th edition codexes (Dæmons, Space Marines and Imperial Guard) if I have the time to maintain them.

Now that I think about it, you might be thinking of my wiki, which I no longer maintain. In any case, the best FAQ for the other codexes would have to be the INAT. Despite my personal views on it, it's a damn good piece of work and well worth a read.

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Another update, this time I added a whole TON of stuff to the Tyranid FAQ, as well as 2 more questions to the Blood Angels FAQ.

As always, let me know if I missed anything/make any errors.

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Some truly weird stuff there, that is things that need fixing, not your fixes

p.s. Just a small thing, On Q60.01

"For example, a Furioso Dreadnought with Blood Talons assaults a unit of Tyranid Warriors with two attached Tyranid Primes. After all pile in moves are made, the Dreadnought finds itself in base to base contact with both Tyranid Primes and the Termagants."

Where did these Termagaunts come from!

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They came from a supermagical place!
It's a typo, woops. I'll fix and throw up a stealth update!

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Hey Gwar, thanks for all of your work so far.

I've got a question regarding Lemartes... one of your other answers may have also answered this one but I'll ask anyway;

For the sake of taking a Death Company Dreadnought, you need 5 DC models... does Lemartes count towards this?

The arguments I've seen are that since Corbulo counts as one of your 3 SP's that Lemartes etc etc... Though I'm guessing R.a.W. leans more the other way.

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Gunzhard wrote:Hey Gwar, thanks for all of your work so far.

I've got a question regarding Lemartes... one of your other answers may have also answered this one but I'll ask anyway;

For the sake of taking a Death Company Dreadnought, you need 5 DC models... does Lemartes count towards this?

The arguments I've seen are that since Corbulo counts as one of your 3 SP's that Lemartes etc etc... Though I'm guessing R.a.W. leans more the other way.
Hey there Gunzhard.

This was indeed answered in BA.89.01.
Lemartes does not count as one. The reason Corbulo takes up a SP Slot is because the rules specifically state that he does.

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Works for me... thanks again.

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Just a quick announcement, v2.2 of my SW FAQ has been uploaded for your viewing pleasure.

Still looking for any and all Tyranids Qs, so make sure to email them to me!

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An Update for my fellow Dakkaites.

The BA and Nid FAQs have been updated, and the preamble changed on the SW one to match the current format.

As always, feel free to email or PM me any typos you find or any questions you feel need adding!

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-Bleh Doublepost D:-

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So, with Dark Eldar officially confirmed here:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/319245.page

Anyone who happens to have seen a codex and noticed an issue worth FAQing, let me know!

And yes, the title is a pun.

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They get harlequins now which is neat. Also get a rule power through pain or something, which confers bonuses to a unit depending on how many enemy units they kill.

Nothing faq wise, just thought id share!

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A Quick and friendly Bump to remind you common folk (that's a joke btw ) to submit questions now you all are able to see the codex in stores.

Current Questions:
How do Poison Ranged Weapons work?
Is the new Raider sail Hull?

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You mentioned this in another thread, but it's worth bringing up for a potential DE FAQ:

What is the cap for Lelith's number of attacks, if any?

Also:

Are the "fliers" mentioned in the rules threads actually Fliers (needing 6+ to hit with shooting unless you have an anti-aircraft mount), or are they just Skimmers with a faster potential move?
   
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I think that "flyer" means something on a Valkyrie base, ala Stormraven or Valkyrie.

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Gwar! wrote:I think that "flyer" means something on a Valkyrie base, ala Stormraven or Valkyrie.


That's cool, but it'll probably need the exact same clarifications that those vehicles need: how do you measure range to/from the vehicle for shooting/assaulting, etc.

At least these two are not also troop transports...
   
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Gwar! wrote:I think that "flyer" means something on a Valkyrie base, ala Stormraven or Valkyrie.

Possibly, but it was also said that they were Type: Flyer....
   
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I have not seen the codex myself yet (should see it tonight), but from what a friend told me, it might be good to clarify how the Crucible of Malediction works on enemy psykers engaged in a close combat.
   
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Well, I read the Codex last night at the FLGS, and I didn't see much in the way of huge, glaring rules issues, but I have to admit that I was reading it rather quickly. I hope to get in a game or two with it today (as will a couple of other guys at the store), and something might come up then.

Some interesting things I discovered, though:

Power through Pain: This rule grants a unit that has it the ability to generate "pain tokens" by destroying a qualifying enemy unit (non vehicle). It then goes on to say that "pain tokens" can also be generated through other means. Furthermore, it states what the effect is granted by having one or more pain tokens. There is nothing in the rule that states a unit must have the "Power through Pain" rule in order to be given or gain the benefit of having "pain tokens." From my reading, it seems that "pain tokens" can be given to any unit (though, vehicle units wouldn't gain any benefit).

The WWP is clearly identified as being impassable terrain once it's placed.

There are several items in the codex that use the "removed from play" mechanic, though the Implosion Missile is not one of them; that one causes "instant death." There are also an alarming number of weapons that cause "instant death regardless of the model's toughness."

The extra movement granted by the sails vehicle upgrade is stated to occur in the movement phase, so there isn't any of the sometimes confusion that has happened in the past with Star Engines, especially where ramming is concerned.

Gwar!, I was specifically looking for issues that might need clarification and had a small notepad with me, but nothing really jumped out at me. Hopefully, as more people see/play with the codex, we can find more issues that need to be addressed.
   
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Here is one:

The WWP says it functions as a Table edge. Does this mean Wolf Scouts can OBEL with it?

I don't have the DE codex sadly to check the exact wording though.

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I like your current avatar as opposed to the one you were rockin a few days ago.


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Ma55ter_fett wrote:I like your current avatar as opposed to the one you were rockin a few days ago.
Yeah, people were whining so I went back to the old one!

So, Current Q List:

Ranged Poison Weapons and Rerolls?
How do Poision Ranged weapons work at all?
Raider Sail - Counts as Hull?
Lelith - Capped at 10 attacks or no?
Crucible of Malediction works on enemy psykers engaged in a close combat? - Not sure if an issue.
The WWP says it functions as a Table edge. Does this mean Wolf Scouts can OBEL with it?
How does a Flickerfield work and what does it do? (Same issue as Bjorn - Sigh)

Any more make sure to sumbit! Been very busy IRL so no draft version uploaded, and I think I might just skip with that this time and launch 1.0 (tentatively) on the 5th of November, just to annoy GW.

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Gwar! wrote:
Ma55ter_fett wrote:I like your current avatar as opposed to the one you were rockin a few days ago.
Yeah, people were whining so I went back to the old one!
Gwar caving in to public pressure without any sort of well supported argument, I scarcely believe it...

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