View Full Version : shooting at a Ratling Gun

03-12-2007, 12:22

If a Ratling Gun is within 3 inches of it's unit of clan rats can it be targetted by enemy missiles? The Skaven book says it gets the same rules for targetging characters but is this -1 to hit or the Look out Sir Rule!?!?

Apologies if the above isn't explained well but I am asking this question for someone else :-)



03-12-2007, 12:30
This refers to the 6th edition rule that characters could under certain circumstances not be selected as a target for shooting. Simple summary: If the character was within a 5" of a unit and that unit was the closer target, then the character could not be selected even if visible to the attacker.

This rule no longer exists in 7th edition, so the Skaven weapon teams no longer benefit from that kind of protection.

The weapon teams are on a cavalry base and therefore have a US2, and thus do not qualify for the -1 to hit modifier assosciated with single US1 models.


03-12-2007, 13:17
It may have a single use these days, to stop them being zapped by an Anvil of Doom. But many play that the Anvil's attack is not shooting but a "specialised magic attack in the shooting phase" (or something silly like that), so not everyone plays it like that.

03-12-2007, 13:42
They just count as normal us2 thing for being shot at.
The proximity rule is now gone so they tend to make easy targets....does limit their usefulness but they arent worthless.
Ratling guns make decent flank deterrants as they still auto hit with lots of st4 armour piercing shots.