Well, in previous editions, it has specified that they can’t. However, current ruling doesn’t say that that’s the case, so I guess that as long as everything is legal (magic missiles can’t be cast into combat, so I doubt you can cast tgem whilst in combat, lol), that you can do so (until FAQed).
Well, in previous editions, it has specified that they can't. However, current ruling doesn't say that that's the case, so I guess that as long as everything is legal (magic missiles can't be cast into combat, so I doubt you can cast tgem whilst in combat, lol), that you can do so (until FAQed).
Page 31 has a couple answers to this:
1) Spells cannot be cast on units in close combat unless otherwise stated to be able to.
2) Magic Missile specifically cannot be cast at all when the wizard is in close combat
3) Hex and Augment Spells can be cast on units in close combat
4) Spells within the Warhammer Army Books follow the rules and restrictions stated in their army book description not the casting rules in the 8th edition rulebook
You can still cast spells with a wizard in close combat provided that the target is within his frontal arc as long as the spell doesn't specifically require LOS, is not a Magic Missile as described in the 8th ed rulebook, and is not cast on a unit in close combat (unless the spell says that you can cast it on a unit in CC).
There a few different types of spelles, Direct at the back of the new rulebook is a chart of what kind of spell you can cast when. I now for sure Hex and Augment can be cast from and in combat. and I thought Direct damage could be cast from but not in combat.
But in all a lot more spells can be cast in and from combat than 7th ed.