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PostSubject: Steel whips   Steel whips Icon_minitimeSun 5 Jun 2011 - 20:30

We're in a middle of a game and hope that someone will response quickly on this... Tough luck...

BUT is it possible to use the whips when your model are placed behind an other model???

Thanks...
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PostSubject: Re: Steel whips   Steel whips Icon_minitimeMon 6 Jun 2011 - 0:05

No... Maybe... Er...

The rules for steel whips as they were printed in the Mordheim rulebook have undergone some changes. Check the errata. I don't have a copy of the rules review material handy right now man and I never play with warbands that use whips. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Steel whips   Steel whips Icon_minitimeMon 6 Jun 2011 - 0:07

Yeah...whips are no longer a 4" range / melee weapon. The now give +1 attack that strikes first when charging or charged. Also, they can't be parried.
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PostSubject: Re: Steel whips   Steel whips Icon_minitimeTue 7 Jun 2011 - 10:15

Wow thanks. That makes them a lot more... eh... chargeable for my lizardmen...
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PostSubject: Re: Steel whips   Steel whips Icon_minitimeTue 7 Jun 2011 - 11:09

The updated rules are in the living rulebook, can be found here:
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=cat480008a&categoryId=1100010&section=&aId=5300009

The special rules for them are Whipcrack (quoted from the LRB below) and like mentioned above, can't be parried.
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Whipcrack: when the wielder charges they gain
+1A for that turn. This bonus attack is added
after any other modifications. When the wielder
is charged they gain +1A that they may only use
against the charger. This additional attack will
‘strike first’. If the wielder is simultaneously
charged by two or more opponents they will
still only receive a total of +1A. If the wielder is
using two whips at the same time then they get
+1A for the additional hand weapon, but only
the first whip gets the whipcrack +1A
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PostSubject: Re: Steel whips   Steel whips Icon_minitimeWed 8 Jun 2011 - 6:02

Unless I've been cheating and didn't read it right...

Also note in the above rule that it is a BONUS attack added after other modifications.

The other modifications are that the whip gives you +1 attack for using a 2nd HTH weapon...(if you have another)

and then you get the additional whipcrack attack when charged or charging.
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PostSubject: Re: Steel whips   Steel whips Icon_minitimeWed 8 Jun 2011 - 16:36

@Playtable: You're reading it correctly. That is indeed a special bonus attack in addition to the off-hand weapon attack.
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