View Full Version : Impervious Wall and Trample

05-26-2010, 12:13 PM
First some rules quotes:

Impervious Wall rule on Vilmons card:
...does not suffer damage or effects from non-magical ranged or melee attacks...

Rulebook p49:
A power attack is considered both a melee attack and a special attack.

Rulebook p56 (about trampling):
Models contacted cannot make free strikes against the trampling model.

And now to the question...

Is the "models contacted cannot make free strikes......" an effect imposed on the models runned over (which Vilmon do not suffer as the trample is a non-magical melee attack and therefore should be able to free strike) or is it an effect on the trampling model granting him imunity to free strikes from contacted models??

Or is there a third explanation...??

05-26-2010, 12:34 PM
It is not an effect, just part of the rule for trample. So in your example, Vilimon does not get the free strike. His rule for impervious wall has no bearing, other than preventing him from taking any damage from the tample, presuming the trampling model does not have magical attacks.

05-26-2010, 12:36 PM
Granted by the trampling model. it means they can't make free strikes against him, not in general. if something else near him did something to draw a free strike, he would get it.

05-26-2010, 01:06 PM
Any model that has it's base crossed by a trampling model may not make a freestrike. I've had Rowdy trample a unit of Satyixis and all but one survive and none of them were able to make a free strike...of course Rowdy was severely reprimanded for his poor performance. :D