Re: [Epic] Psychic Phase [was: Re: Titan Legions]

From: Tony Christney <acc_at_...>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 14:59:30 -0800

>At 02:36 PM 21/1/97 -0600, you wrote:
>>At 14:04 01/21/1997 -0500, you wrote:
>>>On Tue, 21 Jan 1997 duckrvr_at_... wrote:
>>>> I don't think the weirdboy tower counts as a psychic attack for the psychic
>>>> phase. Otherwise it is entirely too powerful. It effectively makes the
>>>> weirdboy tower a command unit, which I don't think was ever intended. The
>>>> tower bolts work like a relatively normal weapon in every other
>>>> circumstance, so why wouldn'tthey do so here?
>>>Unfornately because it lists thme in the psychic phase of the rule book so
>>>yes they are fired in the psychic phase. A couple of battle towers whith
>>>enough stuff surrounding them can almost wipe out an entire army in the
>>>first psychic phase...
>>Then I suggest a house rule. Anyway, if you want to do it that way, I still
>>wouldn't let someone on charge orders fire at all. And about the first
>>psychic phase, I thought the official ruling was that weirdboys couldn't
>>fire in the first turn because they haven't charged up. If they can, then
>>they should have to roll for overload during the first orders phase also.
>We use a house rule that allows the Wierdboy to fire in the Psychic Phase if
>it ghas FF orders, the advance fire phase if it has advance orders and not
>at all if it has charge orders...

This seems reasonable, I'll try and pass it on to our ork players. Doubt
they will like it though.

>What Temp says is correct, they can't fire in the first turn, and no doubt
>Brad meant in the first Psychic Phase in which they do fire...
>Can you imagine a bunch of wierdboys hiding behind cover (hills or
>buildings) in the first round (thus avoiding most of the fire that would
>otherwise be directed at them, and then charging out on the second turn to
>give themselves good line of sight, and then opening uo in the Psychic Phase?
This is exactly what I see everytime I face them. Makes my Greater Demons
run and hide, believe me! Now that I have three LoBs painted up, it is a
bit better, but...

Tony Christney
Received on Wed Jan 22 1997 - 22:59:30 UTC

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