|Purdy Trukk stolen from the internets.|
Named for a weapon that a buddy loves to wield in his obsession (Gears of War 2) this follows the same principle as the one in the computer game: take aim and loose a missile that will lodge itself in an enemy and take them out with an explosive detonation.
There is one additional dimension to the 40k Tork Bow.
So what is the Tork Bow?
It's a Trukk that is designed to move Flat Out to Ram a tank, get destroyed, dump out the unit of Boys and have them assault a unit afterward. Seriously.
1. You give a Trukk a Reinforced Ram and Red Paint before packing in whatever variety of greenies you want.
2. In your movement phase you declare that you are Ramming and moving your full distance of 19" (if possible). You are now moving Flat Out (p70 BRB).
Here's a Trukk after spotting an Immobilised Vendetta. It can't get away. :)
|EDIT: This does actually happen.|
The ramshackle rule states: "If a trukk sufferes a Vehicle Destroyed! or Vehicle Explodes! (wrecked) result, roll on the Ramshackle table below and apply the result instead of the usual effects [emphasis mine]."
This tells you to disembark the passengers but the rulebook (and FAQ) says that they cannot disembark and are instead destroyed if the trukk moved flat out.
And as we all know: Codex > Rulebook so the unit is free to get out of the wreckage.
So let's add that up:
Trukk moves 19" for ramming (18" normally plus 1" for Red Paint Job);
Trukk gets wrecked and the lads can spill out within 2";
Warboss calls a Waaaagh! for an extra D6";
Assault up to 6" (2D6" if in difficult terrain).
That gives you 19+2+6+6 = 33", and that's not including the situation where you can get most of the model's base sticking out of the 2" wreck bubble. Funnily enough, if you get a Kareen! result you can have the unit end up further in the enemy lines if the Scatter dice goes in your favour. Don't forget that you can also do this to Tank Shock a Monsterous Creature that will crush your Trukk into a little pulp and allow the lads to jump out.
So is the Tork Bow a legal tactic or are my rules interpretations all wrong and will they cause people to shout 'Shenanigans' at the top of their voices? Comments below as always.
*I've blatantly lifted this from w-ired.org so I hope they don't mind me spreading the word.
EDIT: Ok readers, it looks like I took the wrong side in this debate and the unit in the Trukk will be destroyed it gets to disembark. Have a look here for why:
I'm not deleting my post because I like the pretty pictures in case you're wondering...