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If you have a unit engaged in close combat with an enemy unit and during their next assault phase they charge in another unit, can you choose to use some of your attacks on the new unit straight away? Or do you have to wait until the next round of combat?
I'm not sure what you mean with your wording. You're saying that a unit of yours is locked in combat and then charges another unit? That's not possible.
He meant that another enemy unit charged into his unit.Originally Posted by SJPhillyVT
At least that's how I read it.
Yes you can after the assault and defenders react moves.
Those models in direct base to base contact must attack that unit.
Of the remaining models it depends on which model/models (in base to base) they are within two inches of to see which unit they must/may attack.
So after they've assaulted i can then choose to use some of my attacks on the new unit?
Okay doke, just thought id ask as it kept coming up at my local store. For some reason people were thinking you had to wait until the next round of combat before splitting attacks.
Actually, what has been said is not entirely true.
If you have a unit locked in combat with an enemy unit, and on the enemy's turn they charge in another enemy unit, there are several restrictions on who your unit can attack.
Per the corebook (p. 41 in the little one), "models that were engaged with just one of the enemy units at the beginning of the combat... must attack that unit." That means that if your unit was already locked in combat from the last player turn, and on this player turn a second charges in, then your unit can only attack the original unit it was fighting.
Once the next player turn rolls around, then models must attack the unit they are in base-to-base contact with (or within 2" of a model that is in base-to-base). If they are in "contact" with more than one unit, then they can split their attacks.
Again, page 41 (little corebook) covers these limitations and even provides a graphic example.
Note that in the rulebook quotes above "beginning of combat" is NOT the same thing as the beginning of the Assault Phase. The "beginning of combat" is after assualt moves and defenders react moves have been made, but before blows have been struck. Once all moves are complete you basically take a 'snapshot' of the models and determine who is engaged with which units and see who must attack whom and who has a choice.
Also note that the wording in the rulebook has been changed in the Rulebook FAQ.Originally Posted by Rulebook Errata
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