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I'm not a ogre player myself but I have a few questions about the ogres, and what better place to ask then the ogre part of this forum ^_^
My question is about two things, shooting at ogres and hitting the ogres.
Shooting at ogres
When shooting at a ogre unit, do you have to randomize the hits? A friend of mine thought he read if the ogre unit is smaller then five models the hits have to be randomized for the front rank. Could you guys clear this up for me?
Attacking the ogres
Do I have to nominate which ogre I'm attacking? By this I mean just regular ogres no characters or champions.
Thanks in advance, this will help me out alot.
Ogres are treated as a normal unit for the purposes of... pretty much everything. Lets say you shoot at 3 ogres with 20 bowmen, scoring 5 wounds. You dont randomise, instead yu simply kill one ogre (3W) and then the remaining wounds all go onto one Ogre.
In the case of there being 3 Ogres, one of which is a Champion/Character, then you would need to randomise to hit the Champion (/Character) as you would for a normal unit. The Champion takes separate wounds, but for the normal ogres one takes as many wounds as it can before they pass onto the next ogre.
(ex/ 20 shots, 5 wounds. 1-4 hits Normal Ogre (4), 5/6 Hits Champ (1). All wound. The Champ takes 1 wound, one ogre dies and the other ogre takes 1 wound)
In combat, you don't need to nominate. You just do all your attacks, and wounds are allocated just as for my 1st example of shooting. If there is a Champ/Char, then you must allocate separately against them.
But yeah, you're right about everything going on one model at a time. When one model takes all its wounds (three, in this case), excess wounds are carried onto the next model. Keeps things really simple.
Ahh, i forgot to add. For units, if there are less than 5 rank and file models left, you need to randomise hits if a Character is in the unit. I think this covers Champions too, hence my example. Will need checking though now AFG has thrown in a spanner lol.
Yeah, afaik, champions don't get randomised like that, though other characters are. There's every possibility I'm wrong though, so a double-check would be good.