Gus Landt Posted May 29, 2005 Share Posted May 29, 2005 Let me start out by stating that anyone who hates Rules Lawyers should PLEASE click the back button and ignore this topic!! Whew, now that they're gone, we can get into a rule I saw someone try to 'break' at ReaperCon, and it really made me think. Lets start with the rulebook definition of the Reach SA: If a model with the Reach Special Ability is in Base-to-base contact with a friendly Model's rear base side; the friendly Model gains a Reach Close Combat Situational Modifier Bonus of +1. ONE: Everyone will agree that the helmeted Orc in the picture below gives the bald Orc a +1 Reach Bonus. ODDITY Turn the bald Orc sideways so his 'rear' is no longer to the helmeted Orc, and the bald Orc loses the Reach bonus. RULE ABUSE? Put both Orcs back to back alongside the enemy. Now EACH Orc gives the Reach Bonus to the other Orc!! I wasn't playing in the game that this happened it, and what DID happen in that game was the defending player said 'I don't think so' and the attacking player backed off and didn't do it. As a Rules Lawyer by heart, I often struggle with what falls into the 'abuse' category and what falls into the 'brilliant tactics' category. I will always stear clear of anything generally considered 'abuse', but I love analyzing the games I play to discover new tactics, and I won't ignore some brilliant strategy unless it is generally agreed to be poor sportsmanship. Is this 'clever tactics'? Rule abuse? What would you do if your opponent tried it? What are people's thoughts on this? PLEASE keep it civil. I am trying to determine what people think of this, not trying to start a fight. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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