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1) After viewing the rule book, I believe it is legit to move a unit, reveal the assassin, use the cloak of shadows, and then throw rending stars.
2) Has anyone tried this? It seems like it could be a second turn or first turn surprise attack on a sorceress or war machine--espcially if you managed to stay out of another units charge radius. While it is a lot of points and sending out a vulnerable unit, I was wondering others thoughts?
It is even the FAQ shows has an example of charging first turn using an Assassin + Shades if the terrain is correctly placed so I dont see why your example shouldn't work. Only Shadowblade is binded by his rules to appear on the second turn.
You would actually have to reveal the assassin first, but I don't see any problem with this no. There is always the chance that you arent going to get the spell off though, spoiling the whole point of the assassins hidden rule.
You could always just scout him, which will leave him almost as close to his original targets as before. Also, spend the extra 25 points on manbane for any setup with the Rstars. At S7 he can even take out war machines with decent ease, let alone chariots.
An assasin with cloak of twilight isn't realy build for hidden rules.... You want him flying around the battle charging soft targets and throwing down hard targets.
Ever tried this? Cast the spell steeds of shadows with cloack, land infront of a monster. In shooting phase throw stars. Now it is his turn, he could charge you, if not no problem you can fly again. If he does, again you can shoot with stand and shoot. In the combat phase you have 4 high S attacks.
Took down a varghulf on a few occasions with this.
When your'e shooting with BS9 you hit on 2+
With manbane you wound on 2+
3 shots in shooting
3 shots stand and shoot
10x 2+ to hit 2+ to wound = 8 wounds i love it!
or what about fly over the battlefield to throw down a chariot with a hit. 2+ 2+ should 1 wound go through it's dead! No one saw that one comming. With this I suggest you do this at end of the magic phase so you enemy can't dispell it unless he uses a scroll.
Last edited by aimbob; June 18th, 2009 at 15:40.