New here and I was hoping you guys could help me (and a friend) with a rule question.
Question: Can you cast CC-spells (Combat Casting) when the caster himself is in close combat?
My friend has the opinion that CC means you can cast spells INTO close combat, but not while the casters is in melee. He base this on the wording of the rule, since it talks about the target, not the caster.
IMO the caster should be able to cast CC spells when in close combat (as long as he is not Disordered), since the rules states CC is the “exception” to the rule that Ranged Attacks (Spells) can not be cast when in Melee or Engaments.
The funny thing is that it would help my friend if CC would work like I think, since he has a lot of Drain Life. So none of us are bias, on the contrary, but we want to be correct. ^^*
The rules we are looking at are:
“Melee and Shooting
Units that are Engaged with enemies cannot use, or be
targeted by, ranged attacks, unless specified otherwise.”
Spells are Ranged attacks and thus follow the normal rules
for these (e.g. a model that moves At the Double cannot use
spells in the same Turn), with the exceptions listed below.”
“Like other ranged attacks, most spells are not allowed to
target units that are in Melee combat or Engaged. Spells that
have ‘CC’ in the Targets section of their profile, meaning
Combat Casting, are exceptions. They may target units in
Melee or who are Engaged.”
So the problems here are: 1) They talk about the target, not the caster. 2)What is the difference between Melee and Engaged? (Since: “They may target units in Melee or who are Engaged.”)
Cheers and thanks ^^