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PostSubject: Any thoughts on rules for defended obstacles?   Fri 6 Apr 2018 - 10:50

To my knowledge, Mordheim has no rules for hand-to-hand combat over defended obstacles such as walls or barricades. Admittedly, itís not often an issue as players tend to go around or over them. However, we use Mordheim mechanics for all sorts of games and I can envisage situations in which there could be little choice but to attack a defender behind such an obstacle. So, does anyone have any good house rules for such situations?

FWIW, Warhammer in one of itís previous incarnations had attackers needing 6 to hit in the first round of combat, but that seems pretty major for Mordheim.

How about charging attackers simply losing their always strikes first advantage so that blows are struck in initiative order?
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PostSubject: Re: Any thoughts on rules for defended obstacles?   Fri 6 Apr 2018 - 19:16

Citizen Sade wrote:

How about charging attackers simply losing their always strikes first advantage so that blows are struck in initiative order?
That seems like a reasonable solution that shouldn't give too much of an advantage to the defender.
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PostSubject: Re: Any thoughts on rules for defended obstacles?   Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 3:17

Sounds like a good house rule. The Necromunda solution was a +1WS boost to the defender, which was roughly an equivalent advantage under that combat system.

Alternatively the defender could have an armour save boost from the barricade. But I think I'd rather have the combat order modifier.
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PostSubject: Re: Any thoughts on rules for defended obstacles?   Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 8:19

We've apparently house ruled that very thing so long that I thought it was in the rules. Rarely comes up, but it seems that it works ok for all of us.
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PostSubject: Re: Any thoughts on rules for defended obstacles?   Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 10:02

We have done it both ways, though as with many of our house rules, most folks tend to 'forget' this particular rule Suspect

Currently we are on the attacker loses strikes first variation which I think was how Warhammer 7th edition handled the rule.

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To my knowledge, Mordheim has no rules for hand-to-hand combat over defended obstacles such as walls or barricades.
The defended obstacle rule shows up in TC#28 in the rules for the scenario Encampment Raid, p. 19.
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PostSubject: Re: Any thoughts on rules for defended obstacles?   Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 11:19

Thanks all, charger loses strike first it is then thumbsup
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