Pre-warning - This is potentially a really stupid question; I apologise in advance if it is, and although I hope you will see my logic in asking, if you don't please don't be rude. I genuinely just don't know as I have never had it come up in my lists before.
Both Space Wolf Rites of War have the limitation that no Artillery type units can be taken. Can I, if I so desired, take a Legion Artillery Tank Squadron (i.e. Medusas, Whirlwinds and Basilisks)?
I can see it now 'facepalm! Of course you can't Artillery is in the name of the Squadron'...
However, I always thought these restrictions referred specifically to unit types, like how in the Rapier profile it says 'Type: Artillery'. The Artillery tank Squadron however has the Type 'Vehicle (Tank)' and so is technically not an Artillery piece. It seems pretty clear to me that it is fine to take the Squadron, but I thought I better check just in case as I am just not sure of the intent behind that restriction. From a fluff perspective I can't imagine it restricting the Tank Squadron as it is all about mobility. Rapiers are very static and doesn't play to the strengths of the Wolves, on a Vehicle they are much more mobile and combine well with their hit and run style.
It is not even like I am trying to 'cheese' a list or whatever. I am trying to build a fluff-oriented Space Wolf force that is different to the style of my Word Bearers. Settled on the 7th Great Company for the awesome Cult of Morkai and Black Cull units and part of their whole theme is Siege and Artillery units (which I never normally use), so I wanted to look into it.
Edited by Apostle of the 30th Host, 17 May 2017 - 05:39 PM.