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In the shooting phase, do you need to declare your targets, then measure to see how many models IF any is in range, and if no one is in actual range, you are out of luck on targeting another target for that phase?
My friends and myself previously have measured, and if you goofed and not enough models could be hit, try another squad. But we're sure this is wrong now since I just added some Stormtroopers to my army and they have targeters. So the question came up, why would you need targeters. I have the rules on these so I know how to use them, but is there clearification on measuring in shooting phase beyond the rule book and chaptered approved?
First you declare the unit firing, then declare the unit being shot at. Proceed to measure shooting distance, if you're in range you roll to hit at this point otherwise the entire squad wasted its shooting for that turn.
If any members are out of range, those members lose their shots for the turn, and cannot target other units.
If for instance you have a tactical squad with a missile launcher, and you shoot at a tank 30 inches away, only the missile launcher will shoot, the rest of the troops provide covering fire, etc.
This stuff is right from the manual, if you read the rules in the MRB, you will be doing it correctly. Don't skip over steps.
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