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Hi all !
I was asking myself, and not finding the answer in the rules book : can a mounted character join an infantry ?
If yes, how have I to arrange the models ? How have the ranks to be ?
Thanks for the answers...
Yes, you arrange the ranks so that he fits into the unit.
Yeah, he can (unless he's on a flyer or something else that prevents him from joining). It's just that you'll have a harder time working models around him than one on foot, and there have been debates about ranks that got nowhere.
So the above post is indeed 100% correct.
I suggest you check out the generic FAQ released by GW. It is explained very well. Generally speaking, you make the character fit in the ranks. For rank bonuses purposes, the character counts as the number of models it displaces. So a mounted Sorcerer, for example, that has a base twice as big as a regular footmen, will count as 2 models. In that case, your first rank will have 4 models+sorcerer, the second rank will have 4 models+ sorcerer (the rear half of the mount), effectively giving you a +1 rank bonus. A third rank would have 5 models as usual.
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Thanks a lot !
I have a follow-up question on this.
Are there any disadvantages to being a cavalry model in an infantry unit. I seem to remember from previous edition that you would loose Look-Out sir and you could be targetted freely. But I cannot find any such things in the current edition.
So why would you not put all your characters on mounts for the extra save. Besides the fact is might look slightly awkward?
The advantage of having a character on foot is generally the 360 charge arc when he is running independently, or if he is wielding a great Weapon to get +2 strength...
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Or in the case of specific magic items that state "character on foot only". But one large disadvantage against an intelligent opponent is if you have him mounted and in an infantry unit, Beast Cowers can then be casted on that unit, making them immobile. I can't imagine many people are going to do that though.
Ya the only reason I see for not giving a hero/lord a mount in my opinion would be to benefit from a GW. A good setup for us is GW/Helm of many eyes.