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Close Combat and line of sight question

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Hi guys,

I played a couple of games yesterday and the following situatiion came up:

 

AX

BC

 

A,B and C were enemy squads and X was my squad. Can X see and attack B? I thought I was sure that he can't but the more I read the rules the more uncertain I am. I am pretty sure that I am hust thinking about it the wrong way so please help me out here,

 

Thanks

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I believe that, in your example, X cannot attack B.

 

I agree that it's not super clear from the rules.  However, I'm basing my conclusion on page 10 of the Revised Core Rulebook.

It says there "If a unit is adjacent to impassable terrain, it cannot target a unit who is also adjacent to impassable terrain when the units receive corner cover from different sides."

Squares A & C in your example both count as impassable terrain.  Since corner cover is provided by both squares, there is no line of sight between X & C.  Thus, no attack is possible.

For secondary evidence, look at page 9 of the Revised Core Rulebook.  The example there shows how a unit cannot MOVE at a diagonal between two impassable terrain squares.  I believe that the same logic applies to line of sight and attacks.

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Kriegschatten said:

Since corner cover is provided by both squares, there is no line of sight between X & C. 

 

This should have read "X & B".

 

Stupid lack of an edit feature…

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 IT's the basis rule of sight. Both other enemy sqads are blocking your LOS, and the LOS of the asked squad.

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Thanks for the help guys it seems that I was overcmplicating things after thinking too much about that rule :-)

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