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sds661
20-07-2011, 12:42
How do swarms operate regarding supporting attacks?

Can they use the horde rules?

Tregar
20-07-2011, 15:00
Can't see anything special for them, so it's 1 supporting attack each per base in the second rank! I'm not sure if skirmishers can be hordes, but if they can, same single bonus attack.

T10
21-07-2011, 09:45
How do swarms operate regarding supporting attacks?

Can they use the horde rules?

Swarms have no special rules (directly, or indirectly) that address supporting attacks or the horde formation. This means the standard rules apply: 1 attack per supporting model, and up to two ranks of supporting models if the unit has adopted the horde formation.

Seems expensive, though. And big.

sds661
21-07-2011, 10:19
Thanks for replies. Interesting.

I was thinking that possibly because of their base size they might be treated like monstrous infantry, so 3 supporting attacks per base. But as you say, can't find anything specifically about this, so perhaps not.

My plans for a horde of rat swarms is now on hold!

Thanks all.

Kaiserdean
22-07-2011, 19:13
Yes, the thought of Tomb King or Skaven swarm hoards with poison and three additional attacks for ranks would be disgusting.

If you want to maximize attacks and poison, take a look at skinks...

T10
22-07-2011, 21:47
Or if you want actual poisoned close combat attacks, go for ghouls, or witch elves. Skinks only have the poison special rule on the shooting attack.

Agoz
23-07-2011, 16:54
And rat swarms can't even be poisoned anymore... :(

stripsteak
24-07-2011, 01:53
can always bless them with filth