Being Selective With Heroic Actions

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Being Selective With Heroic Actions

Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:12 am

About 10 years into playing the game, I finally learned this small (but important) detail in heroic actions, mainly moves and marches.

The way I used to play it before was that a hero calls a heroic move, I move that hero and whatever nearby models I thought would benefit, then I'd save the remaining models' moves for later in the turn. Then I read the rules and learned that I was playing it illegally, so I played it by the rules (move all the models within range, not just a select few).

Just now, however, I was reading the rules and I noticed the detail that I can choose not to include anyone else in the heroic action, so just the hero moves by himself. This is really helpful, it means no more losing my ability to counter-charge just because I needed to reposition one hero (I can't count the number of times that's happened to me)

Granted, I still wish the rule was worded the way I used to play it, but I'll take what I can get, this discovery made me happy.
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Re: Being Selective With Heroic Actions

Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:23 am

Pretty sure they changed that.

You've always been allowed to say 'I don't move this model' but you were allowed to move it later on (I think).
Anyway, it's not allowed anymore. You move during Heroic Move, or you don't move at all.

Something to consider indeed.
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Re: Being Selective With Heroic Actions

Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:31 pm

Even in the old rules you had to move in the heroic or sacrifice your movement.

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Re: Being Selective With Heroic Actions

Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:02 pm

All the more reason for me to be glad I noticed this.

Funny thing is, it's not even a small detail, when you read the rule it's right there in your face. Hero calls heroic action, description of heroic action, then there's a little blurb at the bottom about having the option to include friendly models within range. It's just that eventually, you know the rules well enough that some things in the book are easy to ignore.

But yeah, the hero doesn't have to shout "With me!" or "At the double!", so the followers don't have to sacrifice movement since they're not part of the action to start with.

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Re: Being Selective With Heroic Actions

Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:13 am

I can't tell you how many US players I had to educate on that rule.

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Re: Being Selective With Heroic Actions

Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:09 pm

it has been there since the start... it is a great rule!

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Re: Being Selective With Heroic Actions

Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:23 pm

Yup, also in the Netherlands there are always lots of players who did (and still do) this wrong.
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Re: Being Selective With Heroic Actions

Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:41 pm

Apparently we Canadians can't get it right either.

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