Hey, some time ago I read a thread about scouts being "set up" and not deployed, so if someone sets up scouts they still get +1 on their roll for first turn if the rest of the army was deployed before the opponents.
I just thought okay, why not I guess, and didn't follow the thread for other arguments. But now, having looked into it a bit more I find that argument to be wrong. I'm making this thread here as I don't remember on which forum I read the thread.
SCOUTS page 70 big book.
'Scouts are set up after all other non-Scout units from both armies have been deployed.'
Then it goes on to describe how a scout may be "set up". After that has been described it says:
'if deployed in this second way'
(the second way is when you deploy them anywhere on the table).
So they are still being deployed and should rob the player of +1 for first turn, since they are deployed last, right?
If that isn't enough you can read Deployment on page 142:
'Where a battle calls for you to alternate deployment of units, roll off to see who sets up the first unit,' etc etc..
So if Scouts aren't deployed, then neither is anything else.
I think it's pretty clear that scouts counts as deploying, and they deploy after everything else.
With that out of the way, I have a question:
Scouts are deployed after all non-Scout units from both armies have been deployed, but characters are always deployed last.
So if I have scouts I have to wait for the opponent to deploy all his units, including characters (we assume he doesn't have scouts). When he is finished I can deploy my scouts, and then my characters?
Is there something I have missed, or am I right in my statements?