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LemanRuss
24-08-2009, 18:15
i had the idea to mount two of my characters on chariots.
what i was wondering was, can they leave the chariot during the game???

thanks

Atrahasis
24-08-2009, 18:17
No. Warhammer has no rules for dismounting (except when your mount gets splatted).

Condottiere
24-08-2009, 18:35
That's an involuntary dismount.

nosferatu1001
24-08-2009, 18:55
...and tends to score you low on style with the judges.

WHFB is permissive: you need to find rules to let you do something, so if you cant find anything in the rules for characters or chariots (or monstrous mounts) then there probably isnt such a rule. Of course it may be hidden somewhere else.

Bac5665
24-08-2009, 19:04
All rulesets are permissive rulesets. There is no other way to make a ruleset that functions without disaster.

Griefbringer
24-08-2009, 20:26
All rulesets are permissive rulesets. There is no other way to make a ruleset that functions without disaster.

Except perhaps in games with an impartial third part judge/referee/GM that has the final word in what is being allowed.

jax40kplyr1
24-08-2009, 22:40
No option to dismount is what kills a lot of characters taking chariots as their rides. Case in point - unkillable dreadlord mounted on a chariot. Can't cause wounds to him - attack the chariot and win through combat res.
Plus when you consider that chariots generally cost you about 100 points, I would advise against suiciding your chariot to get your general out on foot.

Condottiere
25-08-2009, 03:21
Considering that Chariots are an early form of battle taxis, at least for the Greeks, the option to dismount should be given.

Lord Dan
25-08-2009, 03:29
the option to dismount should be given.

Declare a charge on a unit of skirmishers in some woods.

Condottiere
25-08-2009, 03:34
The cowards tend to abscond.

Lord Dan
25-08-2009, 03:45
The cowards tend to abscond.

True enough, but in the case of a failed charge does a chariot move into the woods or does it stop when it hits the edge?

...

Something feels wrong about approaching this like it's a reasonable tactic.

Nurgling Chieftain
25-08-2009, 05:44
Considering that Chariots are an early form of battle taxis, at least for the Greeks, the option to dismount should be given.I'm pretty sure chariots in WFB bear little resemblance to their historical usage. :p

Lord Dan
25-08-2009, 06:26
I'm pretty sure chariots in WFB bear little resemblance to their historical usage. :p

You mean they weren't pulled by lions?

Condottiere
25-08-2009, 06:28
Not any self-respecting ones.

Necromancy Black
25-08-2009, 06:30
You mean they weren't pulled by lions?

No he means if you hit the lions pulling the chariot with a really strong attack then the whole thing doesn't explode.

Pixeleye
30-08-2009, 14:17
No he if you hit the lions pulling the chariot with a really strong attack then the whole thing doesn't explode.

sure they do, I am sure I have seen a natinal geographic documetary about exploding cats in africa :)