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Old September 17th, 2005, 12:17 PM
Okay, with the corrections from CA 2003, you are correct, but not for the right reason.

Going just off the wording of the codex, and ignoring the correction for the sake of argument:

Just because the options section does not list not taking a heavy weapon, does not mean is is not a valid selection.

For an example, the Space Marine codex, in the Options section (just like the Options section of the Wraithlord) of the Tactical Squad states:

"The squad may be equipped with frag grenades at +1 point per model and/or krak grenades at +2 per model."

There is no mention of an option of not taking grenades, so by your logic, each Tac squad would be forced to take grenades of at least one type.
Same for the Command, Scout, Assault, Bike, Scout Bike, and Devastator Squads.

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Old September 17th, 2005, 02:57 PM
Again, I NEVER said that the wording of the original rule required a heavy weapon, did I? No. I only stated that the word 'may' in and of itself NEVER indicates a choice or a lack thereof. It only indicates what is allowed or permitted. Russell's intial assessment that you could have a Wraithlord without a heavy weapon was correct, BUT FOR THE WRONG REASON. You have to read THE ENTIRE SENTENCE to determine it's intent, not just a single word.

Take these sentences as an example:

"When the light turns green, you may proceed through the intersection."

There is no indication in that sentence that a choice is given or denied to do anything other than proceed through the intersection when the light turns green. All it does is clarify that when the light turns green, he is permitted to proceed through the intersection. Can he sit and wait for the light to turn yellow? Can he make a left or a right turn? We don't know because the sentence only indicates what he's allowed to do, not whether he has a choice to do it or something else or not.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 08:01 PM
Funny, it looks like that's exactly what you said in the second and forth posts.

Whatever, with the errata, his original question is answered. This forum is not for debating the semantics of the English language and any further discussion is clearly not going to be constructive, so it's probably best to just drop the matter.

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