There is always a learning curve for reading english even though it is my primary language. I missed this one. Check it out and comment. GW mistake or done on purpose?

"One model per three reavers may take:"

Reaver beeing the name of the unit model not the jet bike they are riding (thats a "reaver jetbike") and the upgraded "champion" is named Arena Champion and thus is technicly NOT a reaver and does not count. My guess is that this would have been overlooked if it wasn't for the other option about the shooting weapons where the text says "For every three models..." and not every three reavers.

So what this means is that for every 3 models 3, 6, or 9 you can upgrade a weapon. If you upgrade a reaver to an arena champion you need 3 reavers + the champion to upgrade a single cluster caltrop. With the upgraded champion you can only get your caltrops at 4, 7, and 10 models.

What do you think, incoming errata or clear as day?


  1. Read strictly, it's probably the 3+1; however, the intent was likely just for every three models.

    It's probably irrelevant, though, since Arena Champions aren't very good.

  2. Yep, you're right. THe question isn't whether or not GW meant it though, the question is who would take the champ anyways?

  3. The Arena Champ is still on a Reaver Jetbike though. If someone tried to argue this during a game, I would have a hard time believing they seriously believed it. Still, I agree... moot point, the champ is a chump.

  4. The Arena Champion is still a Reaver, just a better/upgraded one (at least according to the fluff).
    If this 3+1 theory were true than space marine sergeants would not count as space marines...

  5. please read your marine codex, where it states for weapon upgrades "if the squad equals ten models, one space marine may" compared to "one model per three reavers"

    If your sergeant was considered a "space marine" and not a "space marine sergeant" you would be able to give him a heavy weapon.


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