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Have not actually played a battle with 40k yet so please help a newbie out . Had a question on when they get into close combat. Say the Space Marines charge the orks who have a higher Initiative value than the SM. So the orks would strike first then the SM. Right? If the Orks charged the SM the Orks would strike then the SM. Then the following SM turn would the Orks strike first, or the SM? So basically does the Higher Initiative only count for the first charge or every turn after?
Turn 1 Ork
Ork charges SM
O strikes first then SM
Turn 1 SM
SM strikes first or does Ork?
Thanks all for your help.
Charging doesn't matter. You always do it in initiative order.
Put the box on the table by the window in the kitchen.
Sometimes a unit has to charge to "activate" certain special rules.
Banshee Wail (might not be the name of the power)
The Rough Riders Hunting lance
The Shining Spears Laser Lance
And so on
All of these grant certain bonuses, and they rarely last more than one turn
So charging in itself does not effect the order of initiative, unless the models have a special rule when charging , like ork and their furious charge.
but other than that, the previous post nailed it, the always go by initiative order as described on page 36.
I'd like to point out that cover also affects initiative order. It's probably the most common way that a model will not strike at it's normal initiative. If you read "Assaulting through cover" on page 36 of the rule book it'll give details on what to do. It can be a bit confusing till you actually play a game. Feel free to ask for clarification
One thing that might help is you take two units and let them charge each other. Not a real battle, just a mock fight to see how CC works out. Focus on each units ability, try to wipe one side out through successive rounds of combat. It'll also give you a feel for how strong a unit is in CC.
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