I have a question about the action card 'Powerful Throw'.
'Powerful Throw' lists it at a Ballistic Skill (AG) vs. Target Defense.
In the Players Guide, Pg. 99, it says a Thrown Weapon can use Strength instead of Agility when attacking.
I have been using my Weapon Skill and specialization (Throwing Axes) with 'Ranged Shot'
'Ranged Shot' is also a Ballistic Skill (AG) vs. Target Defense.
Can I use my Weapon Skill, and my specialization (Throwing Axes) instead of using my non-existant Ballistic Skill.
I have been using my Str and WS, since that is how the rules seem to be for throwing items, or am I missing something?
I don't want to get too invested in buying an action and finding out that it's useless for me, 'Ranged Shot' was free as a starting action, so if I am misreading the rule, I am not out too much, other than the gold spent on buying 3 exceptional throwing axes. But if I spend an anvancement on 'Powerful Throw' only to find out that I can only use my Str and not my WS, it kinda Nerfs the attack, plus I'd rather not waste an advancement on a Nerf'd attack.
My general question is, does the PG ruling on thrown weapons allow me to use Str and WS instead of AG and BS. When I throw and Axe, I am in close range, and I am not targetting a specific area like a head shot or whatnot, I am kinda just throwing an axe at someone. I feel Weapon Skill and Strength play a bigger part than Agility and Ballistic Skill. I wouldnt throw an axe at someone holding a hostage to disarm them, but I expect an archer to be able to.