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    N18 Escher - Three champs in starting gang

    @Heart of Storm Juves are S3 now; the fighting knife isn't the best but it's not terrible, and they can throw a grenade as far as anyone else in Escher!
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    N18 Escher - Three champs in starting gang

    I like the idea! From experience I'd say whether you get blown off the table is going to depend a lot on the table itself; if there's a lot of clear LoS then you're going to be in poor shape by the time you get within 12" of your opponent to start shooting back. Smoke Grenades help, but...
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    N18 Dodge Skill

    Dodge triggers off of wounds, not hits, so you would make as many saves as there were successful wound rolls from the attack(s). It's like an extra save.
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    N18 House of Blades (General discussion)

    That's a really interesting idea! I'd certainly consider it on my Leader at least, since you can never replace them. I don't think you can afford to protect many though, either in terms of credits or of extra gang rating. 10 credits per fighter per battle is an immense drain, and 25c per...
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    N18 How do protective fields work?

    Yeah, "The slow blade penetrates the shield" is a Dune thing referencing how assassins get though Holtzman shields I think they're all slightly different, lore-wise. The Displacer Field detects the energy of an incoming attack and teleports you; in game it doesn't work on attacks with no S...
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    N18 House of Blades (General discussion)

    I really like them. Since I'm only using the tactic card table from House of Blades I'll occasionally end up with Chemical Reign or Gifts of the Matron, but otherwise I agree that you need the Chymist for anything more than a cheeky 5 or 10 credit Toxin here or there.
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    N18 Cards you wish you could add

    If you want to argue that it's not a great card I'm right there with you, but opposite? How can it be the opposite? It quite literally adds fighters to your crew, and if you don't have the required fighters you get to swap it for another tactics card. I'd not be keen on a card that let people...
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    N18 Cards you wish you could add

    Escher actually have two such cards in House of Blades; Wyld Hunt adds a Wyld Runner and two Phelynx to your crew, and Unexpected Help lets you bring a fighter who isn't in the crew in as a Reinforcement.
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    N18 House of Blades (General discussion)

    If that's a concern, the basic ammo for the Bow is Silent.
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    N18 House of Blades (General discussion)

    I wasn't a fan of the Poison Arrows when I was testing the bow, even from a thematic point of view. One of the best things about Toxin is our easy access to Chem Synth for a cheap power-up, but since a Wyld Runner has a 9+ INT it's not great. We're also not short on toxin weapons! Acid Arrows...
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    N18 Cards you wish you could add

    Not a tactics card, but I'd like for there to be a general rule that you can discard 2 Tactics cards to cancel the effects of an opponent's Tactics card when played. Lessens the impact of 'gotcha' cards, gives you something to do when you draw absolute chaff, and slightly helps underdogs as they...
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    N18 House of Blades (General discussion)

    Genuinely don't know for part a). It's not come up for me yet. For part b), you want pg70 of the rulebook: "Armour saves are made... If the attack has a damage '-' characteristic and causes an injury dice to be rolled against the fighter for any reason, a save roll is made before any injury...
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    N18 House of Blades (General discussion)

    A Phelynx isn't badly costed at 50c. It's a better melee fighter than a Ganger. Its problems are more that it's hard to get anything into melee and that it comes with a 45 credit tax and weakness in the Wyld Runner. If I could give a Phelynx to a Champion, I would. The bow is trash. I've given...
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    Necromunda The Sump: An N17/N18++ venting thread (Beware:grumpy grognards)

    I'd much rather variant weapons be covered by a Gang-wide rule. So Cawdor could have a rule saying Basic weapons are 5c cheaper for them, but suffer -1 on ammo checks. And Enforcers could have all weapons get +1 on ammo checks because they're well-supplied. I seem to remember that there are...
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    New Black Orc team

    @Malevolent Pink Cat I bought the Orruk Brutes from AoS and weapon-clipped them to use as Big 'Uns, and I'm in the process of converting the two existing Black Orcs into Blitzers (mostly by adding top knots!). Still not the cheapest option, though, as that costs more than a second box of Gouged...