Some War Machines have a Crew with an Armour Save, however; all attacks outside of Close Combat are resolved Vs the machines Toughness, the Crews Armour Save is used to Save wounds.
I don't know if this is enough to cover the exact scenario in question; is Searing Doom capable of Wounding a War Machine where the Crew Have an Armour Save but the War Machine Profile itself does not?
Post by FvonSigmaringen on Mar 19, 2023 10:31:07 GMT
What DiscoQing says, and you yourself indicate. Since it is specifically stated that you use the crew's armour save against ranged attacks targeting the war machine, the war machine has an armour save, and Searing Doom will work.
Post by FvonSigmaringen on Mar 19, 2023 23:31:24 GMT
Well, for me, as an Attorney-at-Raw, it is covered by what I think actually should be the "most important rule": "unless specifically stated otherwise, normal rules apply." The rules in this case specifically state otherwise, ergo... "Theirs not to reason why, theirs just to roll the die..."
Post by FvonSigmaringen on Mar 20, 2023 9:32:51 GMT
With a Bully, the Rock Lobber has an armour save against ranged and CC attacks; hence, Searing Doom will work in principle. However, the Rock Lobber will not be able to use it, until it is down to one Goblin and the Bully.
BRB Official Update Version 1.9, p.8: Q: When a unit has multiple toughness values or armour saves do you use the value of the majority or in the case of a tie, the best (p42, 43)? A: Yes, unless specified otherwise.