The Direwolf FAQs are a compliation of the various Q&As published by Games Workshop, answers from the Warhammer Design Team posted on the internet or received directly, and questions and answers which were voted on by the Direwolf group's elected representatives - the Direwolf FAQ Council ("Council").
The answers contained in this FAQ compilation have all been thoroughly researched. Every effort has been made to consider all available resources including the game designers opinions where known, rulebooks, army books, annuals, documents from the Games Workshop website, and White Dwarf articles. The Council has access to the Warhammer Design Team to ask questions and when an official resouce did not answer a question, a question was submitted to the Warhammer Design Team for guidance. Where an official resource or member of the Warhammer Design Team did not answer the question, a clear majority of the Council was required before any issue was deemed "settled" enough to be included in this FAQ compilation as a Council Interpretation.
The Council sees two-way dialogue as a valuable cornerstone of the process. The Council is an elected representative body, but not autocratic. Direwolf list members can question and debate a particular entry even after the Council has published it. The Council provides the best service we can to the Direwolf list members and (we hope) the general Warhammer on-line community. We enjoy it when a tournament or league organizer adopts our FAQs as a resource, or when we see an argument on another forum settled with a reference from our FAQs, because it means our hard work is helping others. At the end of the day though, we're a bunch of veteran gamers, not the publishers of the game, and while the process in place works very well, we can't include an answer for everything.
This FAQ is meant to help Warhammer gamers stop arguing and get back to playing the game!
While we recommend that you utilize these FAQ documents in your gaming group, we do not mean to imply that every ruling in these documents must be taken as gospel by all players. Quite the contrary is true. Warhammer should always be played in the way that gives you and your local players group the most pleasure. Moreover, it may be noted that according to the Rulebook, where there is no clear rule to cover a situation and players cannot come to a reasonable agreement, players should roll a D6. This D6 roll, with one side choosing "high" numbers and the other choosing "low", has no precedent value should the situation arise again, even within the same game.
However, that said, we believe the FAQ complilation is an invaluable resource for resolving rules disputes and ambiguities. Furthermore, we believe that it reflects a balanced and fair way of playing the game of Warhammer. It is our hope that in creating such a FAQ compliation we can define common ground for understanding the rules and ultimately a more enjoyable gaming experience for everyone. The Direwolf FAQs are recognized as "official rules" in tournaments and leagues which designate them as such. If you are attending a tournament or participating in a league, and wish to see them adopted, then please push the organizers to do so.
Please note that due to improvements in Games Workshop's FAQ development process, separate Direwolf FAQs were not considered necessary for the Dark Elves, Warriors of Chaos, Lizardmen, and Skaven books. Please utilize the Games Workshop FAQs for these armies found on the Games Workshop website.
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