Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online


Warhammer 40K Forum

Rules question: Night fight; shooting or not?
Old 07 Oct 2007, 20:25   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sweden
Posts: 165
Default Rules question: Night fight; shooting or not?

A question popped up in my head...

Assume that you want a unit, called X, armed with heavy or rapid fire weapons, to shoot at an enemy unit, called A, some distance away while there's another enemy unit, called B, close by.
The real snag is that A might not be seen because it's generally dark or the target is using some type of stealth.

Passing the target priority test X fail to actually see the target, and thus are unable to shoot at anything.

Now for my question:
- Since X didn't shoot in the shooting phase, are they allowed to assault B in the assault phase?

Olle P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 Oct 2007, 21:47   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Somewhereshire
Posts: 6,214
Send a message via MSN to Ravager
Default Re: Rules question: Night fight; shooting or not?

If you go by RAW, which is always a dangerous thing, then they can.
For night fight it says they may not fire at any other target.
For assault, it says you can't assault if you fired any heavy/rapid fire weapons.
You did not fire, therefore you should be able to assault.

If you go by RAI, then I'd say no, they're too busy trying to peer off in to the distance trying to make out X to notice B slightly off to one side.
Originally Posted by CmdrBonesaw
"Drop the shovel, and stand back from the keyboard!"

We have done the impossible... and that makes us mighty.
Firefly is pretty much made of Awesome, Funny, and Aww. Sometimes simultaneously. We'd better stop before we quote the entire script.
Ravager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 Oct 2007, 21:56   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 1,074
Send a message via MSN to Siruk
Default Re: Rules question: Night fight; shooting or not?

I agree with ravager on this.

Though i doesnt say so in the book that you cant, if you think logically about it, then it cant happen, and thus you cannot assault X

Though the case is there for both sides of the argument, so if you want to use it your entitled to try it and see what your opponent says.
Dark Eldar Wins: 20 Draws: 1 Loses: 0
Tau Wins: 11 Draws: 0 Loses: 0

Siruk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Oct 2007, 04:19   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Brampton Ont. Canada
Posts: 6,441
Default Re: Rules question: Night fight; shooting or not?

I always think of flubbing a night fight check as being the same thing as being out of range. In other words, I definitely wouldn't try to claim this one
Originally Posted by Mitch: the noob
Is it just me, or does Fish Ead really love to use a Dreadsock?...
I'd hate to get on his bad side... >
Originally Posted by Tiwaz
Fishy has just proved to me that Canadians CAN be scary...
Fish Ead is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tau night fight tactics Grunt90 Tau 6 03 Sep 2008 04:58
Fight night round three Mungini Other Games 1 01 Mar 2008 21:34
Tau and Night Fight Damian_Alpha House Rules 12 04 May 2007 03:23
Rules question regarding shooting into close combat Aunshasta General 40K 11 21 Jun 2006 23:50
Barrage versus night fight rules? ShadowDeth General 40K 1 02 Jul 2005 08:53