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So I'm playing 4th edition for the first time after a 10+ year hiatus and coming to grips with the changes. True or false...
- Shooting to-hit modifers for cover are now conferred as a cover save ? IE, no more -2 to hit for being behind hard cover ?
- All troops move 6 inches unless otherwise noted in their profile ?
- Can any trrops run ? (IE, double movement foregoing shooting)
I'd suggest you get the rulebook and have a good, long read of it. We'd be here for a very long time if we tried to explain all the changes.
Basically, forget all the 2nd ed stuff. It's nothing like that any more - What may seem counter-intuitive is just how the game works now.
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
As ever Rork gives solid advice.
However I feel a little more generous with my reply so-
2) Yes - ish, again it depends on the wording per codex (some older codexes state this, newer ones simple refer you back to the rulebook).
Yah I have the rulebook and have been through it a few times but I guess my attention span isn't what it used to be. And I'm keen to get playing with all my characters again, which means the rulebook plus about four codexes.
But thanks for the info
I must be going blind because I can't find rules for the Avatar's Wailing Doom, either in the Wh rulebook, Eldar codex or GW reference sheet. Can anyone point me toward it ?
I know you answered, The Outsider, but some of your answers seemed ambiguous to me so I thought I'd provide detail.
1) Yes, there is no to-hit modifier like the one in Warhammer. It is all done with cover saves.
3) No, although some have the Fleet ability which is similar but not quite as good - see the Universal Special Rules.
ooo I feel for Howser.
I still sometimes try to play with Rogue Trader rules. My opponents look weird when I try to put "this unit in overwatch" or "move my reserves since they didn't shoot". Those were the times..
The only thing I really DON'T miss are the vehicle "to hit" charts. Took about 15 minutes to resolve the damage IF You managed to score a hit.
OMG I hated overwatch, and some of the psychic powers were beyond broken..
Oh yeah, 2nd edition was so awesome and perfect that they came out with 2 more editions since then. By the way, we also now have fancy electric lights, running water inside our homes and drive horseless carriages. Welcome to the 21st century...:rolleyes:
Just out of curiousity, whats next? Maybe you can make an issue about the fact that GW didn't define the action of 'rolling' a D6 to actually mean dropping it in such a manner as to produce a random result; thus making it perfectly acceptable to just put them down with the face up of your choice?