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My question is simple: Do you get your stomp attack(s) against a warmachine.
Up to now my friends and I have been playing with stomp attacks in these circumstances without thinking about it, as the crew is clearly infantry-ish.
But thinking a bit more about it, I don't think that it says anywhere that crew count as infantry in close combat - they dont really count as anything by themselves, and you only use a couple of their stats for the combat.
The stomp rule says that it hits '...one enemy infantry, war beast or swarm unit in base contact with the model.'
So going by RAW I dont think you can use the stomp attack here - on the other hand, a typical war machine hunter like Great Eagles rely on their stomp attack to be just mildly effective against tough crew like Dwarfs.
Sorry if this is obvious to everyone else, but it sure had me and my friends fooled =)
I never fully though about this before but I have to agree with The Bearded One.
Page 108 in the last paragraph at the bottom of the page.
"The crew cannot be charged, attacked, or otherwise affected separately from their war machine"
That seems to sum it up there, which is unfortunate, because now I'm at a loss as to stopping war machines with my high elves.
Thank you guys.
The rule does make sense when you look at it like a kind of defensuve structure like The Bearded One mentions.
Ummm... great eagles, shadow warriors, reavers, magic... High Elves have plenty of options in dealing with War Machines.That seems to sum it up there, which is unfortunate, because now I'm at a loss as to stopping war machines with my high elves.
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I know that was a very general statement as it more pertains to MY list. I'm more disappointed since I have always used Great Eagles in my list and now they don't fill the role that they were, so now I need to find something else to fill that role. Maybe I'll try a chariot
But I don't want to take this thread into how high elves deal with war machines, now that would be off track!