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    The sportsmanship of character sniping

    Good morning everyone.

    I played a few games over the weekend, and in all of those games, I managed to charge my Tomb Scorpion into my opponent's units, put all of its attacks into a mage/BSB that was in the unit, and snip their heads off.

    I felt kinda bad for my opponent. But then I figured, that's why I take the Scorpion in the first place.

    What are your thoughts on how sportsmanlike it is to bring things in your army specifically designed to kill characters in this fashion? Scorpions, Cannons, Alter Wood Elf Nobles and the like.
    Do you think it's something that should be avoided in friendly games for the sake of fun.
    Or is it just part of the game and overall tactics to disable enemy magic/leadership with suicide squad charges?

    Anyways, let's get a discussion going here.


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    Nothing wrong with it. If an opponent does not protect his characters the right way it's ok to punish him for it. It's no different then making an opponent expose their flank and charing into it.

    The frowned upon sniping is when you target a unit with a cannon and purposely overshoot so you will hit a mage that is well protected.

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    As long as it's a legal shot in the first place, or a legal charge, then it's their fault, blow'em away!
    Rather than using Alter Nobles, Wood-Elves aught to use some friendly little Waywatchers. Let that mage/general deploy safely behind his army, I deploy after you bucko, I and I'm going in the freakin' back of the field, in some trees, about oh... 15inches away from you. I get killing blow there. Oh yeah...
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    Sniping's part of the game. As a VC player, I always have to worry about my necromancers. People know they can severly limit my game if they take those guys out.

    It's the same way in real battles. Taking out a commander means disarray. In fantasy, it means losing a lot of points and some sort of strategic value: fighting, magic, archery, etc.

    Perfectly legit, and tomb scorpions are notorious for fulfilling that function.
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