If I may, I would ask for Infernal confirmation on this before I add it to the Circle FAQ - it came up here in the rules forums awhile ago, but there was never an official ruling on it, and there are still people asking about it. Plus, I thought of an additional wrinkle to the problem...
Can Gallows Groves, which cannot be placed except by Strange Growth, be 'placed' as Reinforcements?
Originally Posted by Strange GrowthRead as written, it's pretty cut and dry - Gallows Groves can't be placed by any means other than Strange Growth, and thus cannot come in as reinforcements. However...Originally Posted by Reinforcements
There is still nothing in the rules actually stopping a player from taking a Gallows Groves in their Reinforcements - that would be the common assumption, but according to the Steamroller rules, there is no such stipulation as it stands. They do not Pre-Deploy, they are not Attached, and they can begin the game in play, therefore they are still a valid choice as a Reinforcement, despite the fact that they cannot be placed. There is currently nothing in the Steamroller rules to disallow it, or to handle it - therefore I would like to see an Infernal ruling, if not errata, to account for it.Warcasters, Warlocks, models/units with the Pre-Deployment or Attached rule, and models/unit that cannot begin the game in play cannot be reinforcements. Reinforcement models cannot be bonded. Reinforcements lose the Ambush ability. Reinforcements with the Prey ability choose their Prey target after both players are deployed.
Thank you, as always, for your time and consideration.