Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby SquidBoy » 12 Jun 2011, 17:32

Games Workshop wrote:Q. Is it legal to equip a Wood Elf Battle Standard Bearer with a
magic bow if it cannot have a normal one? (p53)
A. Yes.

Q: A Wood Elf Battle Standard Bearer cannot use shields, does this
mean magical shields as well as a standard shield? (p53)
A: Yes.

Lol.. talk about shooting from the hip when answering.. double messages for the win. How can it in any universe be possible to wield a magic bow while waving a huge banner but NOT a magic shield.

:!: Oh wait.. everyone ofcause know that magic bows are super light and onehanded while magic shields are barndoors made of lead and gold.
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby soilworker » 13 Jun 2011, 02:00

in combat the BSB has to old the banner high, whilst shooting he can stab it in the ground. or maybe a spite carries it for him while shooting and hides away in combat? poking holes but hey it possible.
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby unicorn » 13 Jun 2011, 13:59

SquidBoy wrote:
Games Workshop wrote:Q. Is it legal to equip a Wood Elf Battle Standard Bearer with a
magic bow if it cannot have a normal one? (p53)
A. Yes.

Q: A Wood Elf Battle Standard Bearer cannot use shields, does this
mean magical shields as well as a standard shield? (p53)
A: Yes.

Lol.. talk about shooting from the hip when answering.. double messages for the win. How can it in any universe be possible to wield a magic bow while waving a huge banner but NOT a magic shield.

You should read the rules 1st before making any statements. This answers are - for once - perfectly logical, rule-wise.
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby herenvardo » 14 Jun 2011, 11:32

unicorn wrote:You should read the rules 1st before making any statements. This answers are - for once - perfectly logical, rule-wise.


They are logical, indeed: they state that the BSB can't take shields and that they don't come with the "free" longbow a noble would normally have.

However, quite a stretch to say that they are perfectly logical when the BSB can purchase a magic bow, but not a mundane one. That's the fault of the rules rather than the FAQ, but isn't errata/FAQ documents' purpose to deal with the rules' flaws? :P
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby unicorn » 14 Jun 2011, 12:33

herenvardo wrote:However, quite a stretch to say that they are perfectly logical when the BSB can purchase a magic bow, but not a mundane one.

He also can not buy XHW or 2HW, tough he can buy magical ones. This is simply how the rules for the weapons works ;)
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby herenvardo » 14 Jun 2011, 14:10

unicorn wrote:He also can not buy XHW or 2HW, tough he can buy magical ones. This is simply how the rules for the weapons works ;)


And it's as absurd as in the case of bows:
- :evil: Look at me! I am the mighty Standard Bearer who can weild this Godly Greatsword of Awesome Pwnage!
- :ninja: Hey, the General has said that you should bring that shiny flamming banner of yours, so could you do with this mere "greatsword" for this battle?
- :D Sure! :crazy: err... wait... which end do you hold this from?

Hope you get the idea :P

The faq is surprisingly consistent with the rules, but the rules themselves are flawed. Just my viewpoint anyway.
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby Caitsidhe » 14 Jun 2011, 14:20

The fact is GW often makes silly rulings. Our BSB "should" be able to use a shield (most other BSBs can) but not a bow. That being said, whatever he "should" be able to do is beside the point. Our books says he can't, just like he can't have a Kindred for some reason. Go figure.
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby Overmind » 14 Jun 2011, 17:18

Just the way our book works for the moment. Why argue over it? If you think it's silly, than to you it is. Won't change a fairly clear ruling.
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby orchid » 22 Jan 2013, 05:51

Wait, so the Noble BSB does lose his longbow? So he just has a hand weapon then I assume? So if I want to give him the hail of doom arrow I must also equip him with a magical bow to fire it? Aka Asyendi's bane?
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby MyNameDidntFit » 22 Jan 2013, 07:24

That is correct.

Though I understand it is houseruled or comp'd in many situations.
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby Bogi » 22 Jan 2013, 12:36

Instead of our BSB getting the bow and shield options in comp environments I want to see the BSB go back to having only the hand weapon option in all books. That would make it an interesting piece on the table and make it more fragile but also distinctive.
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby orchid » 23 Jan 2013, 06:13

It says in the FAQ that wild rider characters do not benefit from the fury or kurnous rule, but in the army book it clearly states the opposite... :(

Also does the magical banner that conveys armour piercing work with glade guard bows?
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby Lord Sloth » 23 Jan 2013, 07:02

orchid wrote:It says in the FAQ that wild rider characters do not benefit from the fury or kurnous rule, but in the army book it clearly states the opposite... :(

Also does the magical banner that conveys armour piercing work with glade guard bows?


I'm afraid you miss read the FAQ. The FAQ refers to the steeds of wildriders and wildrider characters. As for your banner question, that was FAQ'd in the core rules FAQ,

Q: If a unit with missile weapons has the Razor Standard, do
their shooting attacks have the Armour Piercing special rule?
(Reference)
A: No.
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Re: Wood Elves 8th Edition FAQ

Postby orchid » 23 Jan 2013, 15:23

OH, I'm glad I misread that haha. I guess since it didn't say "steeds, and steeds of wild rider characters" through me off.
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