So I had the Falcon, had a friend slam a tie fighter into my side of it, and parked his other tie right in front of my falcon. My falcon moved straighted 1, however half way accross the template it overlapped the second tie… I realize the falcon cant shoot at the tie he just ran into, however the first tie is still in base contact with the falcon. Can the falcon shoot at the tie who ran into him since the falcon was able to move.
My first reaction is to say he is touching bases so cant. However after reading the FAQ again (helps me fall asleep) I couldnt help but think about the situation. Since the faq states that your only considered touching if you overlapped. And the Falcon did move and not overlap the first tie.
Im still thinking my first response was correct, but I want to know what you think
It took me a while to parse this and understand the situation, but now I get it. TIE #1 slams into the SIDE of the falcon, thereby causing an overlap, losing its action and causing both ships to not be able to target each other. TIE #2 moves in front of the Falcon, but does not overlap. Falcon wants to go forward straight 1, but TIE #2 is in the way. So it moves forward as far as it can (call it a straight 1/2) and runs into TIE #2, loses its action, and causes both ships to not be able to target each other. But the Falcon DID move forward a bit, just not far enough to clear TIE #1's base. Is that correct?
If so, it's an interesting question. If the Falcon did not move at all (for example if TIE #2 had run into it instead of parking in front of it), Buhallin is right, and both TIES are still touching the Falcon (and vice-versa). If the Falcon had moved far enough forward to clear TIE #1's base, then clearly they are not touching anymore, and could target each other as normal. But since TIE #1 is touching the SIDE of the falcon, and the Falcon is performing a straight maneuver, technically the Falcon's base will just slide along TIE #1's base, and if it does not move far enought to obviously clear TIE #1's base, the ships are still touching. Or does the Falcon moving even the slightest bit "break" the touch from TIE #1?
My inclination is the same as the OP, that TIE #1 and the Falcon are still touching, and cannot target each other. Is there an argument that goes the other way?