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Citadel97501
26-07-2010, 08:41
Hello all,

I haven't used skirmishers in years now, so I was wondering if I had simply missed it, but am I correct that 8th edition Skirmishers shoot as normal, so only 2 ranks?

I play High Elves, and WoC, so it hasn't come up but this sounds like a really painful move for Wood Elves, Shades, and a number of other units?

Ultimate Life Form
26-07-2010, 08:44
2 ranks like everyone else.

slasher
26-07-2010, 08:46
Most bows have the volley fire rule. Units not equiped with bow's will most likely be running round in units of 10 or so meaning that this won't actually be an issue / problem

Citadel97501
26-07-2010, 09:30
Well the reason I was wondering was primarily for the Dark Elf Shades?

I had heard horror stories in 7th edition, that had to do with 60 shots coming at short range from a single unit, Was something like 30 of them with extra hand weapons. I noticed that it was legal by points in 8th edition.

I guess with the new rules they are now kind of Meh. . .

Scalebug
26-07-2010, 14:19
If a rules change nerfs a wierd and extreme unit, a lot of people will consider that a job well done... :p

Ramius4
26-07-2010, 14:29
I play High Elves, and WoC, so it hasn't come up but this sounds like a really painful move for Wood Elves, Shades, and a number of other units?

It's not painful for WE at all. 90% of their shooters aren't skirmishers.

Haravikk
26-07-2010, 17:23
Even the shooty skirmishers of the WE aren't affected much at all as I've never seen them fielded deep enough that it would matter, and since they can reform really easily it's not like they can't brink all their models to bear if they want to.

SideshowLucifer
26-07-2010, 17:25
If your fielding more then 10 shades in a unit, then I think you need to reevaluate what Shades do currently.

Paraelix
27-07-2010, 02:26
It doesn't make a huge difference in game terms... Just stops people spamming ridiculously sized units.