Hope to make a post after each game regarding a rule or two that I learned. This is primarily designed to fulfill the triumvirate of learning. Reading, learning and doing. That's not the exact three, it's the jist though.
First one is from pg 30 in the Rulebook. Third paragraph under Blast.
"Next, check if the shot was landed on target. If the hole at the centre of the marker is beyond the weapon's maximum range, the shot is an automatic miss and the marker is removed."
Second one is from pg 46 in the Rulebook. Second paragraph under Assaults While Falling Back.
"If an enemy unit declares an assault against a unit that is falling back and is found to be in range, the falling back unit must immediately test to regroup (see right).
Under the bullet points for Regrouping.
"Units that are in assaulted while falling back must always attempt this test as soon as the enemy is found to be in assault range, and can do this regardless of any of the above restrictions (the alternative is just too bad!)."
The second led to me having a "conversation" I mean an argument with someone not involved in the game (I really must learn not to let other gamers interrupt my game). The argument is always the same. Inclusive vs Exclusive. Ultimately it boils down to using "meta-rules" of which there are none. Agreed there is only one rule, have fun. It wasn't til after I made an *ss of myself and the other gamer coming up with Inclusive and Exclusive, General and Specific they brought up after the bullet points which I was reading. I started reading the Regrouping to make a point to him. Wish he would've brought it up earlier because it would've helped me not get stressed and hence drama! There's a reason I don't engage him in 40k rules often, it always ends up the same way. I need to learn not to get myself all wound up with him.
Great I learned those two things tonight. Hope to learn more tomorrow. 2k Dark Angels vs Tyranids.