I have a question regarding the FW Tantalus. The rules state it's just a dedicated transport of the court of the Archon. Now for the dumb question I have is, is that just the actual court or could it be say, wyches or bloodbrides if your archon or HQ is leading them? As I've noticed it has a capacity for a full wych squad, but the court of the archon only #'s a max of 10. If this were the case why make the transport capacity so high. Can anyone clarify this?
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P67 of the Rule book states 'the only limitation of a dedicated transport is that when it is deployed it can only carry the unit it was selected with (plus any independent characters). After the game begins, it can then transport any friendly infantry unit, subject to transport capacity and other special exclusions, as explained in the vehicle's entry'
so how I read it is that in order to take it you must select and pay for a court of the archon, but they don't have to deploy in it, and your wyches/bloodbrides can embark on it on turn 1 along with any independent characters that have joined their unit.