Please Note - I ment to post this as " SKIRMISH - Is it optional "
A friend and I were having a game yesterday where he had some Ungor Raiders with bows, 2 units of 5. And asked the question "Can I not have them use the skirmish rule? "
While it seemed like a random question it created an interesting pause to our normal thought process.
With the rule, they get the benefit of -1 to hit via range, and get a "free reform" as they move.
With out it, they lose those benefits, but would then in theory benifit like any other normally "ranked" unit.
House rules can trump the rulebook, and we play friendly games 100% of the time so in the end it wouldn't bother me.
I want to say right off the bat, I believe the answer is no they can't choose if they want to use it or not "Its part of the way they were trained to fight, blah blah blah ". But I figured for the sake of argument has this question ever been asked before? What are your thoughts?