View Full Version : Shooting at Characters

20-10-2008, 17:50

Forgive my ignorance but I'm a returning WH player. I'm checking out the new rules and I don't see the rule for shooting at characters. I see the 'look out sir' rule for characters within units, but what about outside?

It used to be that if you were outside the unit but close to the unit you couldn't shoot at characters. Is this still the case?

20-10-2008, 17:58
There is no such rule.

21-10-2008, 09:00
Yes indeed, if a character was 5" beside or behind a unit of 5 or more models from the shooting units point of view, the character could not be targeted seperately. But that rule was dropped when going from 6th to the current 7th edition of the game.

What's important now is that you treat them (if on foot and US 1 or 2 IIRC) as -1 to any shooting based on balistic skill, as you would with skirmishers or any other single mansized (that is: US1 or 2) on foot.

21-10-2008, 10:04
Braad: mansized is just US1, not US2.

Bob the Butcher
21-10-2008, 10:28
In 7th Ed rules any target not in a unit can be shot at.

This overrides the Skaven shooty troops & Ogre characters special rules.

21-10-2008, 13:55
Braad: mansized is just US1, not US2.

Oh thanks, I wasn't actually sure about that, but remembered somehow it also was US2...