Hey all, I just got the Genesys Project and have spent the last few days making some factions with friends to see what we all like, gotta say I'm absolutely loving it. But as we made factions we came across some looseness in the rules and would like some clarification on some things.
for Exotic War Animals, when you select an Animal kingdom does the war animal or mount get the natural weapon and trait that comes with the kingdom itself, or does it just give you access to the traits from that animal kingdom? For Mounts specifically it says they can only trample as attacks, so if you give them claw or bite would they be unable to use it?
When you take a Trait that gives Rare Traits X, can you then take other traits such as Hybrid monster X or bestial hybrid X to give you a bunch of traits that all only count as one?
when casters cast a spell that targets only themselves the rules state that doing so doesn't use their action. for caster classes that include more than 1 model, or for a caster that joins another squad if they cast a spell that buffs a whole unit, and they are in the unit does that use an action?
on a similar vein, for caster classes that include more than 1 model, are you casting each spell individually, as in reinforced armor, could you spread that around to multiple units since each model in the class is a caster, or is it 1 overall casting?
'Additional Properties' on a class, are you only allowed 1 extra property? or can you buy more than 1 if you want to pay the points? It's worded differently than the 'Extra Traits' or 'Increase characteristics' which always specify a number, usually 1.
if you get the same ablility through multiple sources, for instance taking a War Mount which has trample 1, and give it a trait that gives Trample X, will that stack to Trample X+1? and does that follow the maximum age limit?
Taking War Animals, the trait says they count as 'equipment', but what does this mean for them? Do they benefit from the classes traits? do they count towards morale if they die? War animals have Sentry 14, does this mean the class as a whole gets sentry now? can the war animals retreat and regroup to form a new squad the same way other models do?
the Common Mount in the armory section says that when you buy a mount you can buy a trait for them, is this only for the common mount or does this apply to warmounts as well?
Heavy Weapons. The armory rules state that heavy weapons must be stationary to fire, but i see that in the blue text the rules 'Indirect' and 'Artillery' were added, do these override the second bullet point? and for the 'Scorpio' which doesn't have any of the blue text rules, does it still have to follow the stationary rules?
'Stationary' What does this mean? in the general rules it says models can move up to their movement characteristic and still count as stationary. The Heavy Crossbow says you get +1CS if you remain stationary, but can you shoot first, getting the bonus, and then choose to move afterwards at no penalty?
Combat Situation. The rules state in the first round of combat that the higher threat range weapons strike first, and all weapons of the same threat range strike at the same time. This means that at the beginning of combat you could be benefitting from a higher CS due to outnumbering, but by the time you get to strike enough could be dead that you no longer would qualify for the bonus. do you recalculate the CS when you go to hit the enemy or is it a static modifier for the activation?
3" threat range, the rules say that a weapon with 3" threat range cannot be used to attack models engaged with you. but the rules also state that you must fight the engaged models first, does this mean if you enter base to base with a 3" threat model it can no longer fight? how does this work for large and X-large models who have a 3" threat to start with?
I think that's it for now, Depending on answers i might have more questions. Loving the game a lot, and i can't wait to see the next books!