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I'm having a bit of a problem at the moment when facing an Empire army and this all stems from my opponent's use of the rules once printed in White Dwarf allowing players to create their own Knightly Orders or use some of the more famous Orders.
The case in point is the use of a trait that means that the knights always outnumber their enemy, supposedly countered by the fact that the other player receives one re-roll per game against the knights (and a 2 point increase). While this is bad enough as is, my opponent attaches Luther Huss to the unit and gives them the banner that means they cause fear on the charge.
In short any unit that loses the first round of combat to charging inner circle knights, and Luther Huss, auto-breaks even if they still outnumber the knights physically.
I'm wondering whether people think these rules are still valid, as they pre-date the current Empire book, but, as I'm often reminded, nothing has been printed to say they cannot be used. To me this is a somewhat unfair combination that, in the first game it was used against me, accounted for two full blocks of Saurus in a mere two turns. I'm currently keeping this unit in check, somewhat, using Cold Ones, Temple Guard and a Slann or simply by preventing them from reaching combat but I'd like to actually find some source I can reference to suggest that rules the likes of these are outdated by newer editions of rules.
Mm, common sense? Why can't I keep using the old 'Undead' army book if I like that one better than the current options of VC and TK? Only the most recent printed material is ever valid.
The official rules for Warhammer World are here:
Warhammer World | Fantasy Wargaming at the Heart of The Hobby: Warhammer World Events
Wherein it is clear only the lists in the printed books are valid. There used to be an essay by Jervis on the GW site explaining why they had stopped printing rules in WD and gone with only the printed books being official, but I can't find it after the site redesign.
Your opponent is being a tool. The only rules that are valid are the ones in the current army book. All other add ons and addendums are optional. You have to agree to use them before the game.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
Ya, I don't think those rules were ever truly valid, they were always opponents permission to use anyways.
Also if they were printed for the old Empire rulebook to use then I can assure they are no longer valid, because you know, then i could go back to 40k Chapter Approved and equip my Storm Guardians with smoke grenades, and all other sorts of funky stuff that was in that book.
Thanks for the answers, just wanted to be sure.
Spazz chop him in the neck next time he tries to pull this.
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