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Today i was involved in big debate in my local GW. In a league game concerning Tau and Eldar. An Eldar Farseer cast Eldricht Storm onto a unit of Kroot and then continued to fleet of foot and assault a unit of fire warriors. In the new rules it states that a unit must shoot at the unit it wishes to assault if it is going to assault that turn.
But the Eldar player claims that Eldrich storm does not count as shooting, so he can target one unit and charge another. Despite the fact that the psychic power is used in the shooting phase.
Not having much experience with Eldar before i wasn't sure about this, whether he could use his psychic powers on one unit and charge another. Could any one clear up this mess please. Thank you in advance.
Sheesh first off you can't fleet of foot after you use a psyhic power as it counts as shooting.. Tell your friend to read the rules it says very specifically under psychic powers they count as shooting attacks unless stated otherwise
And we dont even know how things are going to work exactly in 4th edition
The GW store has 120 copies of the new rule book. we had a look at one of the staff copies. Bunkers give you a 3+ cover save now!
does a TMC have to assault what it shoots at?
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I think it does. Because in the new rules it says that a unit must concentrate on one unit. So if the TMC shoots at a tactical squad for example, if it wants to assault that turn it must assault the tactical squad.
Basically the new rules stop you shooting at a different unit to which you charge. It was the phsychic powers rules in the eldar codex that got me confused earlier.
The Shoot/Assault one unit was introduced in a Chapter Approved (I think?) and it had the proviso that units that count as stationary when shooting are an exception to this rule (e.g. Bikes, Terminators, Thousand Sons, Wraithlords etc). I think Tyranid Monstrous Creatures were also an exception to this rule, allowing them to shoot one unit and assault another.does a TMC have to assault what it shoots at?
However, we will just have to wait to see what the rulebook says.
I'll check the new rule book today, my local store's got quite a few copies, we are allowed to look at the store copy you see.
Tyranid Monstrous Creatures do not count as "Stationary", and as such must charge what they shot at, when playing with the TAR rules.
No exceptions have been made as of yet, although many Tyranid players have discussed the possibility and desirability of such a clarification.
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hmmm what happens in the new rules..if you say shoot something, and kill it, does that mean you cant assualt another unit even if there is a viable unit within 6 inches to assualt ????
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It means just that. This and the rapid fire/assault rules were created to dissuade the type of player that would rhino rush his unit into the enemy's middle, shoot down one squad and then charge another.Originally posted by Hivefleet Hades@Aug 23 2004, 11:31
hmmm what happens in the new rules..if you say shoot something, and kill it, does that mean you cant assualt another unit even if there is a viable unit within 6 inches to assualt ????[snapback]201829[/snapback]