Facing in Combat and Obscured test

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Facing in Combat and Obscured test

Post by doddersa » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:02 pm

A couple of queries arose in a game we played at our local club the other night, I have scanned the forum and cannot see anything about it so here goes.

Situation 1: We had a Warrior (A) who was engaged by 2 Warriors to his front (B and C). The warriors, although in the front arc of A, were to the left and right. If A wanted to switch targets in his turn would he use a move action to pivot from facing B to C and then would this trigger a free hack from B or are both warriors just considered to be in his frontal arc so he can choose which one to attack?

Situation 2: Like the above example A is attacked by B in the front but this time he is attacked in the rear by C. A then wishes in his turn to turn to face the rear attack of C, would this trigger a free attack from B as he turns his back on B.

Next question is how many obscured tests do you make for a target that is obscured, but still visible, by several small pieces of terrain, is it one per terrain piece or just one overall check.

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Re: Facing in Combat and Obscured test

Post by ST_Carl » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:16 pm

doddersa wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:02 pm
Situation 1: We had a Warrior (A) who was engaged by 2 Warriors to his front (B and C). The warriors, although in the front arc of A, were to the left and right. If A wanted to switch targets in his turn would he use a move action to pivot from facing B to C and then would this trigger a free hack from B or are both warriors just considered to be in his frontal arc so he can choose which one to attack?
If both opposing fighters were in the front facing, Warrior A can attack either without triggering a Free Attack. When you activate a model you can change facing freely as many times as you like, this doesn't count as moving. Page 89 (in hardback) has a question and answer relating to this topic, second question under ACTIONS, see also Facing on on page 9 (hardback).
doddersa wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:02 pm
Situation 2: Like the above example A is attacked by B in the front but this time he is attacked in the rear by C. A then wishes in his turn to turn to face the rear attack of C, would this trigger a free attack from B as he turns his back on B.
No Free Attack is triggered as you're free to change your facing (even when Engaged).
doddersa wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:02 pm
Next question is how many obscured tests do you make for a target that is obscured, but still visible, by several small pieces of terrain, is it one per terrain piece or just one overall check.
Just one overall check, if there are things in between target and shooter then an obscured target test is required (but just the one).

I need to add something to the main website about Obscured Targets as there is reference to see Page 30 (the terrain section) in a couple of places in the book, I was originally going to put an example/s there in the book but somehow ended up not doing so.

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