HomeFAQSearchRegisterUsergroupsBlogLog inGolden Tom 2014 Thread!

Share | 
 

 Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Whoshim



Posts : 3
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2016-09-30

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Skaven Skaven
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols   Fri 30 Sep 2016 - 21:38

Hello! My friend, who is a long-time WFB player, wanted to get into a skirmish game recently, so we have started Mordheim. I have painted GW models before, but never played their games (mostly a boardgames player/Heroscape for minis). I have been working through the rules and we have played 2 games so far, but I have a few questions. (My all-melee Pit Fighters got whipped pretty good, so I'm starting a Skaven warband now).

My questions:

Hired Hands do not count toward the total warband limit, but they count in battle. Do they add an exploration die after the battle? If yes, the beggar then gives 2 dice, but if no, the beggar is the only one to add an exploration die, right?

My leader has a brace of pistols and 2 attacks (my friend let me start with some XP with the warband, and I rolled an extra attack). However, I can only shoot one pistol once each round unless I get a skill, right? If I do get a skill to shoot both in the same round, do I have to shoot at the same model with both, or can I shoot once, see if I knock down+ him, then shoot someone else? Is there any other way to attack multiple times in the shooting phase?

As far as close combat is concerned, when I charge (with both pistols loaded), I can do my choice of the following:

A. Shoot both pistols in round 1, then switch to melee weapons for the following rounds.

B. Shoot both pistols in round 1, then use them as clubs in the following rounds (though I believe this is a common house rule, not an official one).

C. Shoot one pistol and use one melee weapon in round 1, shoot the other pistol and use the melee weapon in round 2, then use two melee weapons in the following rounds.

D. Don't bother with the pistols and just use a melee weapon or weapons.

Thanks for your help!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Athanatosz
Veteran
Veteran


Posts : 101
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2016-02-09
Age : 31
Location : Hungary

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Marauders (BTB) Marauders (BTB)
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols   Sat 1 Oct 2016 - 7:01

Only Heroes can search after the battle, Hired swords are not heroes.

A. if you have the pistolier skill.
B. there is no such offical rule.
C. maybe. there are a lot of topic in the forum search for them.
D. \_(ツ)_/
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Whoshim



Posts : 3
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2016-09-30

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Skaven Skaven
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols   Sun 2 Oct 2016 - 0:53

Thanks for the answers! I searched around the forums and gathered what I thought I saw, but this helps a lot.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Von Kurst
Distinguished Poster
Distinguished Poster


Posts : 7021
Trading Reputation : 3
Join date : 2009-01-18

Personal Info
Primary Warband played:
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols   Sun 2 Oct 2016 - 10:51

Quote :
A. Shoot both pistols in round 1, then switch to melee weapons for the following rounds.

B. Shoot both pistols in round 1, then use them as clubs in the following rounds (though I believe this is a common house rule, not an official one).

C. Shoot one pistol and use one melee weapon in round 1, shoot the other pistol and use the melee weapon in round 2, then use two melee weapons in the following rounds.

D. Don't bother with the pistols and just use a melee weapon or weapons.

A. Any one with 2 pistols may shoot them both in the first round of hand to hand. The Pistoleir skill is a shooting skill which allows two pistols to be shot in the same shooting phase. Pistolier has no effect on melee. See the Pistolier skill.

B. We use this house rule, but it is a house rule.

C. This would be a house rule, it is specifically prohibited by the official rules. There are a lot of topics because pistols are kind of wonky.

D. Pistols are very handy in melee, but usually at the beginning of a campaign. That S4 attack can be a difference maker for humans fighting almost anything.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Whoshim



Posts : 3
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2016-09-30

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Skaven Skaven
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols   Mon 3 Oct 2016 - 15:30

Thanks for those clarifications Von Kurst!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Athanatosz
Veteran
Veteran


Posts : 101
Trading Reputation : 0
Join date : 2016-02-09
Age : 31
Location : Hungary

Personal Info
Primary Warband played: Marauders (BTB) Marauders (BTB)
Achievements earned: none

PostSubject: Re: Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols   Wed 5 Oct 2016 - 3:41

A. Yeah I mistaken my bad sorry.
D. keeping some sort of cheap ranged weapon is not a bad idea. If enemies are close and warriors can not run or charge an enemy because it can be intercepted, over all cant reach his target, its beacome an option to at least try to wound it with a ranged weapon.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols   Today at 2:38

Back to top Go down
 
Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Newbie ?s about hired hands and pistols
» Image of priest's hands holding host or chalice?
» Mother's Hands (Happy Mothers Day)
» [WIP] Hired Sword: Black Orc Overseer
» Chris' Hired Swords - Warlock, Pit Fighter and Troll Slayer

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Tom's Boring Mordheim Forum :: General Discussion :: Rules and Gameplay-
Jump to: