To Glue, or not to Glue, that is the question.
Whether tis nobler on the table to weather the ..
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Yeah, I’m done with that. but the question remains.
I’m going to go through the arguments here, because I really can see both sides.
Glue em shut!
Because most other vehicles have glued shut doors.
Because nid drop pod (spore whatsists) conversions have glued shut doors
Because the fluff says the blow off, not open so whats the point.
Because we measure from the hull anyway.
Because painting inside vehicles is hard.
Leave em openable!
Because they are meant to open on landing, dummy.
Because it prevents LOS arguments
Because the gun is inside!
You see I’m not debating how the model works, what its rules are etc.
I fully accept that you can draw LOS through a drop pod after landing and it confers a cover save. I accept that however its modelled you can fire the bolter/missiles after landing. This is because in the rule the doors come off when it lands. I’m not suggesting as some RAW adherents will that i can deploy 2” from the tip of a door because its open topped, I fully accept it’s the hull I deploy from.
Ultimately I think I’m planning on gluing them shut, because I’m working on this whole army being NMM and having 5 drop pods.
25 NMM drop pod tread plate door insides would probably drive me mad.
So, If I turn up with glued Drop Pods, but fully accepts that they aren't LOS blocking and assert I can fire out too, would you find that a problem?
Or should I just shut up and paint the damn things inside and out?