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You have got a game with three partys. Two troops owned by different opponets are in close combat with each other. My troops are not included in the CC. So, may I shoot at one of them?
(In my case it was an Avatar against some Necrons. I wanted to kill the Avatar with my broadside.)
I asked the question at the GW rule support. They told me there is no official rule, and I had to make up house rules.
So would you allow it, or not?
Personally, i'd allow it. seems reasonable unless your allied with one of the two close combatants.
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I'm not sure on this. I don't have my rulebook, but I don't think you can shoot into assault. No matter what. However, in friendly games you could work out some house rules to shoot into combat.
edit: Okay, well, the only thing that I can find about this is on page 20, where it states that units locked in CC block line of sight... which would make me think that you can't actually shoot them.
Conversely, tanks block line of sight but you can still shoot them.
I don't have a rulebook handy, but... I thought there was something about you couldn't shoot into a melee with your units in it. I don't know if this is right, but I don't see why you couldn't shoot into the close combat in this case.
However, the problem would be that you couldn't just pick out a unit from the melee; You fire would have to be distributed between the two units. How you could do that randomly would require a seperate set of rules...
I'd just play it as you go. Honestly, how often could this situation come up? But ya, make up some rules and send them to GM. Who knows, maybe they'll make it official...
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I would say they can't. The rules on page 44 under the section 'Shooting In to and Out of Close Combat' say you can't target units in close combat. The rule says that, then the reasoning is because of not wanting to shoot your own models. Since the rule is what matters and the reason is secondary (how many rules don't have good reason anyways) I would stick to this rule.
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Hmmm, the rules are clear on this, reasoning being no matter how callous the commander, he wouldn't shoot into a close combat because after that, your troops would probably be a bit dubious about following your orders...
But in this case its completely different.
I would suggest using a randomisation. Eg. Your guard shoot into combat between berzerkers and swooping hawks, and you get 6 hits.
Roll 6D6 and on a 1-3, berzerkers are hit and on 4-6 the eldar are hit.
Then roll for wounds, etc. Might take a bit longer, but it follows the general 40K style of things.
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Thanks for you replies.
I think I'll handle it, like Solo wrote. It would even work in the combat between the necron Warriors and the Eldar Avatar.- Thats exactly what GW told me to do.THIS COULD ONLY BE A HOUSE RULE!