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Last Hussar22 Sep 2022 3:47 p.m. PST

Hi

Question re firing at target in obstruction.

A unit is partially in woods. The part outside can be seen by a firing unit in its from 45'

The rule on page 47 states
"In other words infantry may not fire at any unit that is in woods or an urban area."

This reads to me that if any part of the unit is in woods it can't be fired at. This is obviously (to me) wrong – if the firer was on the "open" flank it would obviously fire at that.

Can a firer shoot at the open area part, even if the closest point is in woods?

[Please don't point me at the Facebook group, I am not on Fb for reasons]

Martin Rapier23 Sep 2022 12:02 a.m. PST

I would say that unless the entire unit is inside the terrain feature it isn't "in" the wood /village. So yes, blaze away.

I assume this rule is to force you to assault occupied terrain features rather than shoot units out of them.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Sep 2022 7:48 a.m. PST

I'd double check the terrain rules. It might have a qualifier that you have to be entirely in terrain to get the benefit?

Last Hussar24 Sep 2022 5:05 p.m. PST

Hi.

I've read the rule closely. There is no qualifier I can see.

Will read again tomorrow.

Dexter Ward25 Sep 2022 3:44 a.m. PST

If a line of fire can be traced from the centre point of the firer to any part of the target without going through woods, they may fire. If the line cannot be traced without going through woods, they may not. Page 47

Last Hussar25 Sep 2022 7:41 a.m. PST

Thanks.

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