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Back in 6th edition, apparently there was a rule that stated for deployment of scouts purposes, all enemy models have 360 degree line of sight before the game starts. This keeps scouts from deploying directly off of a flank of a unit and gives Waywatchers and Chameleon Skinks an edge with their enhanced scout deployment rules.
However, a friend pointed out to me last week that this rule no longer exists, and admittedly, I checked the sections in the rulebook for Scouts, Deployment and LOS and can't find anything to the contrary.
Does this mean that units with the Scout special rule can deploy 12" off the flank of an enemy unit even if there is no intervening terrain in the way? And that Waywatchers and Chameleon Skinks can be basically 1" away?
The scout rule in the BRB still states that you must be in or behind terrain and out of sight. So if you have a woods in your deployment zone, or if you play that hills block line of sight for US1 models, you could get your waywatchers into very close proximity to enemy units. Units have there normal line of sight, so a waywatcher model could start to the side of a unit, 2" away in a woods and that would be fine.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
Ah. I see that now.
So the enemy army no longer has 360 degree LOS like in 6th edition, so theoretically, you can put scouts in a woods and be within 2" on the woods edge (able to be seen) so long as none of the enemy models are facing the woods and could actually see them using normal LOS rules (so enemy skirmishers would see 360 and make this kind of set-up impossible).