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This question came up in a game tonight and we couldn't figure it out one way or the other consulting the rulebook. A unit of marines tried to shoot at some stealth suits and rolled a 3 for spotting, x3 meant they could spot up to 9 inches. Now the marines at the front were within 9, but several in the back were closer to 12 inches away. Question is does just 1 person in the unit have to be within the spotting distance or does each model have to measure, same thing with harlies with their veil of tears.
If any one model can "see" the target unit within the spotting range, then all the models can "see", and the entire unit shoots its weapons at the proper ranges.
"It takes a vast amount of self control to be this dangerous."
---Ogvai Ogvai Helmshrot, Jarl of Tra, VI Legion Astartes
One can understand where the confusion comes from when reading the rules for the Stealth Field Generator. The paragraph starts by referring to "enemy models" and then speaks about the "firing unit".
Psichotykwyrm has it right though. The dice roll is for the unit as a whole.
"Tau Commandment #226: Participants who use Velocity Trackers in the Tau Clay Pigeon Tournament will be disqualified"
The reference to this is found in the 5th edition rulebook on page 16 if you're interested. It's in the first paragraph under the header "Check Line of Sight & Pick a Target."
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