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the other day my Tomb Kings took an orc warboss to task...(please see B.P. TKvs.Orks)
And as far as the rules go the situation that follows seems pretty straight forward.
A unit of 25 skeletons charged his orcs who failed their fear test, were of a lower unit strength, and thus fled. They rolled enough distance to bring them into contact, well inside, with a unit of goblins engaged with my unit str. 5 carrion. As per the rules the fleeing Orcs were placed beyond their own friendly unit forcing them to contact my carrion...
they should be destroyed, no?
I didn't really want to(as much as I did) kill that whole unit off, considering it held his warboss/lynch pin, but the rules seemed very clear. There was some contention however that the gobz being in hand to hand made some sort of difference. A "second opinion" was at first against me, but changed when the scene was explained.
The death of those orcs was kosher, right?
thanks Mr. VC04,
I am glad to hear I didn't cheat my friend.
I hope you find Daphne...
I can still remember seeing that arcade game in a hazy pool hall, close to 2 decades ago. Seemed like a vision or something.
You underestimate the ferocity of Carrion and their wicked, wicked beaks! Those foul flyers can rend the flesh off of any enemy!
Ahem, I got a bit carried away. More seriously, I don't see it as that implauisble. It's not that the unit necessarily kills the enemy. The enemy scatters and is broken up without recourse, or it's just chewed to pieces by an angry enemy.
Yeah, i guess it could happen something like this, the Orcs are filled with a gut bubbling fear(maybe mixed with flatulence?) and back away from the charging skeletons... perhaps they'd never seen the like and the wierd screams and howling coming from "dat cofin thingy back 'dere" probably helped, especially after seeing a number of their fellows turned to sacks of mush as their souls were whisked away, so yeah, the skeletons were the straw right?
So the Orcs start backing up and collided with the Night Goblins, start stumbling and tripping over the little blighters, the goblins in turn are taking cheap shots...
they don't like being stepped on, a bit of confusion and the Carrion get the upper hand suddenly and begin tearing apart the Orcs as they tumble out of the goblin unit and by the time the Orcs realize what is going on, (it is a hectic battle after all, alot of these charges and spells are probably happening more or less simultainiously-those damn static models!) they have already lost a subsantial amount of "men." The warboss himself was cut down after trying to restore order to his boyz and the gobbos as the biggest Carrion lifted into the air, grasped him in its iron claws and tore into him before dropping him back into the the gobz n' boyz(he was wearing looted empire plate after all). The Orcs keep running after seeing their Warboss so badly mauled, or dead...
I guess all it takes is a little imagination to justify what the rules dictate. I'll think like this the next time a really good, or really bad, piece of luck comes my way.