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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Eh, the new rule says it's additional. Don't the Core Rules still apply too?

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People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Adolescent Youth with Potential



Queensland, Australia

I love Dakka, everyone arguing and insulting over the fact they all agree that this is a RAW mistake.
   
Made in gb
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought





OLDSCL wrote:
I love Dakka, everyone arguing and insulting over the fact they all agree that this is a RAW mistake.
It's not a RaW mistake. It's a "GW may or may not have realised what they have done because they use beagles for rules editors so let's all get angry at people who want to play by the actual rules" mistake.

All this argument has come down to is people noticing the (subjectively) silly consequence of the rule, other people getting mad about it and other people pointing out that getting mad about it has as much effect (and rules backing) as getting mad over the Conscript points change and insisting that 4 actually means 3.

If GW change it, all the better. I personally think it's a bad direction to go in but they are the ones pulling the strings. If they want to change the rules to make Mortarian, Gulliman and other expensive big models harder to kill, thus more powerful, thus sell more, that's their prerogative.

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McCragge

BCB how would-will you play this rule?

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 Primark G wrote:
BCB how would-will you play this rule?
Irrelevant to this discussion, which is the entire point I have been trying to make!

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Maryland, USA

Nogil wrote:You guys also seem to forget that the new character rule does not specify just shooting phase, overwatch anyone?

Spoiler:


GG GW.


Alright, that image is amazing.

BaconCatBug wrote:It's a "GW may or may not have realised what they have done because they use beagles for rules editors so let's all get angry at people who want to play by the actual rules" mistake.


These rules have clearly been edited by a basset hound.

M.

Out-of-the-loop from November 2010 - November 2017 so please excuse my ignorance!
pismakron wrote:

Another way would be to simply slide the landraider sideways like a big slowed hovercraft full of eels.
 necrontyrOG wrote:
Sometimes a little murder is necessary in this hobby.

 
   
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McCragge

BCB it is relevant though... How do you think GW will clarify it?

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Aachen

 Primark G wrote:
BCB it is relevant though... How do you think GW will clarify it?


I expect them to errata it back to how it was before. I can't speak for BCB though.
   
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 Primark G wrote:
BCB it is relevant though... How do you think GW will clarify it?
I don't know and I don't care, it's not for me to decide or even have an opinion on.

Of course if I were writing the rules I'd actually come up with a character rule that is 8th grade complex instead of 3rd grade and it wouldn't be a total mess. I'd also close all the silly loopholes.

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






 BaconCatBug wrote:
OLDSCL wrote:
I love Dakka, everyone arguing and insulting over the fact they all agree that this is a RAW mistake.
It's not a RaW mistake. It's a "GW may or may not have realised what they have done because they use beagles for rules editors so let's all get angry at people who want to play by the actual rules" mistake.

All this argument has come down to is people noticing the (subjectively) silly consequence of the rule, other people getting mad about it and other people pointing out that getting mad about it has as much effect (and rules backing) as getting mad over the Conscript points change and insisting that 4 actually means 3.

If GW change it, all the better. I personally think it's a bad direction to go in but they are the ones pulling the strings. If they want to change the rules to make Mortarian, Gulliman and other expensive big models harder to kill, thus more powerful, thus sell more, that's their prerogative.


I'm not mad. Y U mad bro? Don't ascribe emotion to people calmly discussing just because you're mad about them not agreeing with you.

It's interesting you're discussing intent here... I thought it wasn't relevant?

So HYWPI is that Characters shrink and become protected once their Wounds drop? I mean, my Hive Tyrant would thank you, but it's not what the RAW says and it's very much your house rule. "By that logic..." etc.

I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

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People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Texas

I think it is meant to be based off the Starting Wounds Characteristic, not the remaining wounds on the model.

How would you explain this. My Hive Tyrant is W12, he has gaunts in front of him. He gets shot by a Dev Squad with 4 lascannons, they take him down to 9. Now another devastator squad can't shoot him at all, because the gaunts are in the way, even though the hive tyrant hasn't moved at all.

Gotta agree with Bacon Cat Bug for 3 reasons:

1- BACON IS THE BEST
2- CAT MEMES
3 - Bugs = Nids

As Barney Stinson would say... LAWYERED!

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 Dynas wrote:
I think it is meant to be based off the Starting Wounds Characteristic, not the remaining wounds on the model.

How would you explain this. My Hive Tyrant is W12, he has gaunts in front of him. He gets shot by a Dev Squad with 4 lascannons, they take him down to 9. Now another devastator squad can't shoot him at all, because the gaunts are in the way, even though the hive tyrant hasn't moved at all.

Gotta agree with Bacon Cat Bug for 3 reasons:

1- BACON IS THE BEST
2- CAT MEMES
3 - Bugs = Nids

As Barney Stinson would say... LAWYERED!



Hahaha except he's arguing the opposite...

I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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 Dynas wrote:
I think it is meant to be based off the Starting Wounds Characteristic, not the remaining wounds on the model.

How would you explain this. My Hive Tyrant is W12, he has gaunts in front of him. He gets shot by a Dev Squad with 4 lascannons, they take him down to 9. Now another devastator squad can't shoot him at all, because the gaunts are in the way, even though the hive tyrant hasn't moved at all.

Gotta agree with Bacon Cat Bug for 3 reasons:

1- BACON IS THE BEST
2- CAT MEMES
3 - Bugs = Nids

As Barney Stinson would say... LAWYERED!


I'm not arguing for or against just giving you a "fluff" explanation. How about he "crouches" so he won't be as big of a target? The Hive Tyrant hasn't moved, in terms of horizontal directions, nor have his gaunts but by lowering his profile by hitting the dirt or some such he's become harder to hit.
   
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Leo_the_Rat wrote:
 Dynas wrote:
I think it is meant to be based off the Starting Wounds Characteristic, not the remaining wounds on the model.

How would you explain this. My Hive Tyrant is W12, he has gaunts in front of him. He gets shot by a Dev Squad with 4 lascannons, they take him down to 9. Now another devastator squad can't shoot him at all, because the gaunts are in the way, even though the hive tyrant hasn't moved at all.

Gotta agree with Bacon Cat Bug for 3 reasons:

1- BACON IS THE BEST
2- CAT MEMES
3 - Bugs = Nids

As Barney Stinson would say... LAWYERED!


I'm not arguing for or against just giving you a "fluff" explanation. How about he "crouches" so he won't be as big of a target? The Hive Tyrant hasn't moved, in terms of horizontal directions, nor have his gaunts but by lowering his profile by hitting the dirt or some such he's become harder to hit.


But he's not becoming harder to hit, he's becoming nigh-unto impossible to hit.

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All Orks are crouching SO hard their trousers might split, but you can still shoot them! :-D

I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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McCragge

I think it is okay to tell HYWPI since it helps other posters as a reference.

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Aachen

 Primark G wrote:
I think it is okay to tell HYWPI since it helps other posters as a reference.

Absolutely, as long as you clearly state that it is HYWPI.

RAW says "wounds", which is "current HP" basically. Otherwise, other rules will break as BCB demonstrated. "wound characteristic" is what was asked for before the rule change, and that clearly meant the stat on the datasheet, not the "current HP".

Probably noone will play it like that and GW will probably change it back to "wounds characteristics" in the next FAQ.
   
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McCragge

"Probably noone will play it like that and GW will probably change it back to "wounds characteristics" in the next FAQ."

Defnitely! :-)

Bow down to Guilliman for he is our new God Emperor!

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I'd hate to say it, but I think we need a mod to lock this thread. We have RAW and RAI interpretations and nothing new has been said in the past three pages - and there's only 4 pages in the thread.

I'm really sorry I brought this up.

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Wait! I need to collect all these janky rules interpretations so I can be a counter-TFG to whatever obnoxious boi I get stuck playing!



M.

Out-of-the-loop from November 2010 - November 2017 so please excuse my ignorance!
pismakron wrote:

Another way would be to simply slide the landraider sideways like a big slowed hovercraft full of eels.
 necrontyrOG wrote:
Sometimes a little murder is necessary in this hobby.

 
   
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Ruin wrote:
 JohnnyHell wrote:
 BaconCatBug wrote:
OLDSCL wrote:
I love Dakka, everyone arguing and insulting over the fact they all agree that this is a RAW mistake.
It's not a RaW mistake. It's a "GW may or may not have realised what they have done because they use beagles for rules editors so let's all get angry at people who want to play by the actual rules" mistake.

All this argument has come down to is people noticing the (subjectively) silly consequence of the rule, other people getting mad about it and other people pointing out that getting mad about it has as much effect (and rules backing) as getting mad over the Conscript points change and insisting that 4 actually means 3.

If GW change it, all the better. I personally think it's a bad direction to go in but they are the ones pulling the strings. If they want to change the rules to make Mortarian, Gulliman and other expensive big models harder to kill, thus more powerful, thus sell more, that's their prerogative.


I'm not mad. Y U mad bro? Don't ascribe emotion to people calmly discussing just because you're mad about them not agreeing with you.

It's interesting you're discussing intent here... I thought it wasn't relevant?

So HYWPI is that Characters shrink and become protected once their Wounds drop? I mean, my Hive Tyrant would thank you, but it's not what the RAW says and it's very much your house rule. "By that logic..." etc.


Speak for yourself mate, you're the one that being an abrasive arse ITT (and many others).



He was speaking for himself. Are you popping in for any reason other than to insult him and break forum rules while doing do?


RAW can be read two ways - it can still be read the way it was, or read the way BCB is reading it. Given the German version still having it based on the Wounds characteristic, that would suggest that the interpretation that it still applies to the wound characteristic is what is still intended.

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 doctortom wrote:
Ruin wrote:
 JohnnyHell wrote:
 BaconCatBug wrote:
OLDSCL wrote:
I love Dakka, everyone arguing and insulting over the fact they all agree that this is a RAW mistake.
It's not a RaW mistake. It's a "GW may or may not have realised what they have done because they use beagles for rules editors so let's all get angry at people who want to play by the actual rules" mistake.

All this argument has come down to is people noticing the (subjectively) silly consequence of the rule, other people getting mad about it and other people pointing out that getting mad about it has as much effect (and rules backing) as getting mad over the Conscript points change and insisting that 4 actually means 3.

If GW change it, all the better. I personally think it's a bad direction to go in but they are the ones pulling the strings. If they want to change the rules to make Mortarian, Gulliman and other expensive big models harder to kill, thus more powerful, thus sell more, that's their prerogative.


I'm not mad. Y U mad bro? Don't ascribe emotion to people calmly discussing just because you're mad about them not agreeing with you.

It's interesting you're discussing intent here... I thought it wasn't relevant?

So HYWPI is that Characters shrink and become protected once their Wounds drop? I mean, my Hive Tyrant would thank you, but it's not what the RAW says and it's very much your house rule. "By that logic..." etc.


Speak for yourself mate, you're the one that being an abrasive arse ITT (and many others).



He was speaking for himself. Are you popping in for any reason other than to insult him and break forum rules while doing do?


RAW can be read two ways - it can still be read the way it was, or read the way BCB is reading it. Given the German version still having it based on the Wounds characteristic, that would suggest that the interpretation that it still applies to the wound characteristic is what is still intended.


Given that GW have historically defaulted to the English version being correct in multiple language issues then we're probably back to square one with this.
   
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McCragge

I think anyone playing it now that a character that starts off with 10 or more wounds can't be targeted when its wounds drop below 10 will be in for a rude surprise when it is officially clarified.

Bow down to Guilliman for he is our new God Emperor!

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I have a modicum of hope that GW will reverse course entirely and just go back to the original rule.

It doesn't matter whether you interpret the new rule as wounds remaining or wounds characteristic, the new CA rule is complete and utter bs.

I think we all just need to ignore its existence.
   
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 Primark G wrote:
I think anyone playing it now that a character that starts off with 10 or more wounds can't be targeted when its wounds drop below 10 will be in for a rude surprise when it is officially clarified.

Few are going to care one way or the other if this eventually gets changed. Don't pair emotional attachment to rules interpretations.

While some people in this thread are trying to incite others, most people just care what the rule actually says.

"'players must agree how they are going to select their armies, and if any restrictions apply to the number and type of models they can use."

This is an actual rule in the actual rulebook. Quit whining about how you can imagine someone's army touching you in a bad place and play by the actual rules.


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When people ask, "What's the point in understanding everything?" they've just disqualified themselves from using questions and should disappear in a puff of paradox. But they don't understand and just continue existing, which are also their only two strategies for life. 
   
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 Primark G wrote:
I think anyone playing it now that a character that starts off with 10 or more wounds can't be targeted when its wounds drop below 10 will be in for a rude surprise when it is officially clarified.


Indeed. Roll on that 2-week FAQ...

I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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McCragge

Good old GW...


Bow down to Guilliman for he is our new God Emperor!

"For a second I forgot I was in Dakka Dakka, where things are only super garbage or totally OP... no middle ground.” 
   
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Just to be sure, the rule that you can't shoot a character if there is a closer unit, but it is in melee is still valid right?
   
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Germany

Malachon wrote:
Just to be sure, the rule that you can't shoot a character if there is a closer unit, but it is in melee is still valid right?


Yes. Also if the unit is closer and not visible to the firer.

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