Are skirmishers still -1 to hit when they are engaged in close combat? As far as I know, this situation only occurs when Skaven are involved.
Hmm. Good question.Are skirmishers still -1 to hit when they are engaged in close combat? As far as I know, this situation only occurs when Skaven are involved.
Thank you! Damn some people can be so stubborn. My argument was this exact thing (that if my skirmishers are nut to butt out of combat, they'd still be 'skirmishing'. Notwithstanding, let's not get into the situation where half of a skirmishing unit is nut to butt and the other is up to 1" apart.Skirmishers are only really ranked up for convenience, and their loose formation is just represented by their lack of rank bonus (Let's not start on beast herds ) instead. (And a unit of skirmishers outside of combat in BtB with each other would still be at -1 to hit)
Agreed. I think skirmishers keep their ability to be more difficult to hit.Skirmishers give -1 to hit them in combat or not. They have a -1 to hit them because they are skirmishers and if they are in combat they do not lose the skirmishers special rule, so it would still be -1 to hit.