I just got into Warhammer a few weeks ago with a buddy who also wanted to play (but has never played) after buying the Island of Blood starter set. I also downloaded the Skaven and High Elf special rules sheets, so I'm aware of those. I read the whole rulebook, and we've played a few games now, and then I re-read the entire rulebook again. Now I have a few random questions.... they might be answered throughout these forums, but I figured I'd ask them all in one place here... so, here they are;
1) Can only characters make challenges? Or can a Champion also challenge another champion?
2) HE Seaguard flank my rats. I am not allowed to make supporting attacks. Can the Seaguard only kill what they are in contact with? So in this case, would only be able to kill the 4 units he is in contact with? Or if he rolls 15 dice, could he hypothetically kill 15 clan rats? I guess the same would go for a face-to-face melee. Can you only kill what the bases could hit? Or do you just kill models in the unit based however many dice show up as hits.
3) If I put my poison wind mortars in the back row of a unit of clan rats, can they shoot using the clan rat line of sight? Same question with the wizard. Can he go in the back row, and can he use the clanrat line of sight if shooting a magic missle, or template weapon?
4) If my clanrats fight his Sea Guard and they lose by 7 (5 casualties to 0, charged in the flank). The steadfast rule activates because I still have 3 ranks of 5. So would I make a roll of 7 unmodified leadership (my general with LDR 7 is nearby). Or would I make a roll of 9 (7 base, plus 2 for the Skaven Strength in numbers rule). Additionally, could that "unmodified" steadfast roll of 7 be modified further by any other special rules? ie, a spell that grants extra leadership)
Thanks guys! Any help would be great.