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[SIZE=]Page 6, left column, last paragraph:
"Units on a hill can draw a line of sight from an elevated position and they can always shoot (and be shot at) over models that are not on a hill, in the same way as described for large targets. This means that models in the rear ranks of the units on the flat may shoot against models standing on a hill"
So here is the situation.
A three rank unit of archers on a hill, Unit A, versus a three rank unit of archers on the ground, Unit B. Both units are 5x3 in size. If the Unit A is shooting Unit B, Unit A would get 5 shots. If Unit B is shooting at Unit A, Unit B would get 15 shots.
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Last edited by Sammy the Squib; October 1st, 2007 at 17:00.
Almost correct. Unit A on the hill gets to fire with an additional rank for being on a hill so gets 10 shots. Unit B below lets everyone shoot at an elevated target for 15 shots.
Of course, if Unit B wanted to shoot someone in front of them, they'd only get 5 shots. Or if they wanted to shoot past what was directly in front of them at a non-elevated target, they would be unable to do so.... so there are still advantages to being on a hill. It just makes it more susceptible to return fire now, is all.
That is a often overlooked rule that catches a lot of people out at tournaments. Even seasoned veterans forget about it as most players tend not to use archers in formations.
Very good point.
It seems asilly rule to me, if one unit can see all of the other unit then it should work both ways, therefore all 15 should be able to shoot - where does it mention 2 ranks for units occupying hills ? I think I need to go back to my rulebook
I must confess that when I play against my regular opponent we will ignore "anal" type rules if they're not in the spirit of the game, esp movement rules which put units in silly positions or give them unrealistic choices (I know you can't do this in competitions !)
Anyway, just thought I'd add my 2 pennies worth.
Can you guys please point me to the right page and section for these rules? if i ever need to uses them, i don't want to go on a wild goose chase to prove my opponent wrong