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Just played a game last night left me with a question. Can the banshee scream into someone else's combat? I was playing the mortis engine and was not in combat but all the enemy models were. As we were unsure of the rule we rolled off on if I could or not. I won the roll so did. Now I'm asking what's the general concensus on this game mechanic.
I've just been playing that I can't. But the rule really doesn't specify, and it is a 'special attack' that just happens to be in the shooting phase, so you could argue that you can. Personally I think that you should not be allowed to (which is why I don't do it).
does a scream count towards combat resolution? I don't think it does, just want to make sure I'm right.
It's in the shooting phase so it doesn't count towards resolution. However it could cause a break test if you did enough wounds not in cc
K thats what I thought.
If i remember i think in the older editions the scream did count towards combat resolution for the banshee if she was in combat but from the current rules as written i would say no.
the rules say the wounds are counted for as shooting attacks, as you can't shoot into combat, you can't scream either. The reason for this is also stated in the rulebook and is that a melee combat is not a perfect block fighting another perfect block, but more of a swirling melee where everyone is everywhere. its hard to aim your arrows/scream/bullets in such chaos and be sure to not hit your friends.
Read page 31 of the vampire counts rule book. It states that the Ghostly Howl can be used even if the banshee marched, charged or is engaged in close combat. And if she is in close combat it can only be used on units that she is engaged with.
So I'm going to play I can't but still hope to see this on a FAQ sometime soon. I agree this happens in the shooting phase and that it is resolved as per shooting. Doesn't change the fact it's counted as a magical attack and that in the 7th edition you could use it as I was describing it. Anyway thanks for the feedback.