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So! I was testing out my army for the first time in 5th edition and we ran into a bit of a snag. First round of combat my wych squad charges his unit of terminators. In this unit he has a librarian, a captain (or something like that) and then four other terminators. There were physical barriers on either side of them, so the only models of his that were in base to base with mine were his librarian, captain, and the sargent of his termies.
So...as the combat went on, obviously my models attacked first. I ended up causing enough wounds that he had to desribute three to each of the four models in the squad. In resolving armor saves the terminator sargent was killed (yay for unique wargear!) which caused base to base contact to be severed before the squad got a chance to attack.
Now, my question is, is the squad still able to attack? Are the participants of a combat determined before attacks are made, or is it determined at their initiative?
(Side note, as we're all good sports, we allowed them to attack back...not like it really matters against wyches anyway >;D)
Page 35 "Who can fight?" should answer your question. You determine which models are able to fight at the start of the combat. The only reason a model is then unable to strike is because it was killed. No more tactical casualty removal.
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Great, thats just what I needed to know. Thanks <33
Yes, so the terminators would have been able to attack back as normal (except of course the models that died).
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