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Greetings to you! I thought I remembered there being more to target selection pre 7th edition, but only find something like "as long as each firing miniature can see at least one enemy model in the unit they can shoot at it"
So given a situation where say, 10 heavy inf in line have a 9 man unit directly to their front with enemy archers advancing against them. The heavy inf is the valuable target and the en archers all can see the 1hvy inf guy not shielded by the 9 man unit. It seems wicked beardy to me to be able to have a whole unit bypass the screening unit and shoot at the rear one but can't find it addressed in the rules. Can anyone weigh in?
Legally the whole unit can shoot at the unit in the back as long as they can see one model of the unit. Think of it this way, they are not all shooting at the one guy they can see, but using him to judge there distance to the unit as a whole. I agree it isn't realistic actually, but it makes more sense than the unit filing over into sight to get shot down.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
LoS is measured from each individual firing model. So while some of the unit could fire, most of them still couldn't.
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
I appreciate you taking the time guys & thanks for the clarification. I suppose one lesson is if you expect a screen from enemy arcery then make it long enough!
As stated, LoS is measured on a per model basis, but remember that for purposes of charging you only need to be able to see one enemy model, and be able to touch the enemy without going within 2" of another enemy unit along the way.
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