So this was posted in a Facebook group I'm in and it seems like a pretty big deal for targeting and just general health of the game.
This evening I'm having a NetEpic game with marines vs OrKs and I have a question about artillery and HQ units: Nobz are HQ units and my opponent uses to deploy them in a way that the whole infantry of a clan have a Nobz within 10cm of any infantry stand. so I cannot bombard him because the rules clearly state that HQ units cannot be covered by template unless they are a valid target.
So what it happens is that I cannot fire with my artillery to his army in the open because they have always a Nobz strategically deployed among grunts. He is using the HQ units as some sort of magic shield and I think this is cheesy. Am I wrong? What can I do? TIA
I am not the person that posted it or his opponent but I'm very curious as to how seasoned players might view this. IMO
, targeting is whatever is under the center hole.. but that's a holdover from 40k
.. so I don't know if it actually applies or any other considerations might come into effect. I do feel bad for the guy as this is his only opponent.. and I personally would rather scrape paint off of a wall with my fingernails than play against someone like this.. so any ideas about how this might be reinterpreted or whatever would be helpful.