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please feel free to slap me with the handy 10 pouund trout if its covered,
if a unit of gaunts is in front of a unit of warriors (standard setup), the unit of warriors gets a cover save (usually 4+ right?).
but what if some cruel and unusually crafty soul decides to convert all his warriors into positions that drop their height to the same size as the gaunts, do they block line of site?
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Even if you did engage in some creative modelling, which is a nothing more than a good way to get people to refuse to play your army, it would still be awfully tricky. LOS needs to be truely and totally blocked by the intervening Gaunts. They do not count as cylinders the size of their base or any other such silly thing in 5th Ed. If I can see one of your mini-warrior's shoulder under some Gaunt's arm pit, his leg between their legs, etc, I can shoot him.
But the assault phase might be enhanced if you can deny LOS back to them. In other words the attackers may sneak up unfairly behind terrain or something similar, just imagine a Bloodthirster that is modeled lying dead flat and doing a commando crawl behind a low wall and then going ‘Peek a Boo’ at the last moment within assault range!
The defenders would have minimal chance to defend themselves in their shooting phase whilst the attacker would have maximized its chances in the assault phase and this is really does suit assault based units but is not how the game is intended to be played.
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