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I was playing a buddy who plays Orks and I play Chaos Daemons (normally). In this particular fight, my Bloodletters attacked his Warbikes in hand to hand combat. Because Bloodletters use power swords, his wounds should be death, no save right? Wrong (according to him). He claims the bikes get a cover save in the assault phase. Now, I may be new at this, but I have read the rules carefully and cover repeatedly refers to being fired at by ranged weapons. It makes sense that you could duck behind rocks or a wall when being fired at or in this case, have a cover save from smoke. But in hand to hand combat? Sure it's smokey, but both combatants are right in front of each other. There is no rule that suggests the Warbike moves around during the battle. I can't find clarification in the FAQ or the Ork codex. So I put it before you, does a Warbike get a cover save in hand to hand combat? Is there such a thing as a cover save in combat? And if you do think the Ork does get a cover save, why shouldn't the opponent get one as well if there is a lot of smoke and these combatants are not moving around?
You are right. Cover saves may not be taken in assault
2000pts Orks 4-2-1
Yep, cover saves are a special type of saving throw you can make when you suffer wounds from shooting attacks.
Close combat is not a shooting attack.
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