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ZOC

Zone of Control. A wargaming concept, popularized by Phil Barker's DBA, defining an area forward of a unit that, if entered, compels opposing units to engage in close combat. It acts much like a magnet.

Not a term used by Phil Barker nor appearing in the rules. Used by players with experience from board games to refer to an area one base width square in front of an element in which an enemy has certain restrictions, such as to move forward and attack or move straight backwards. In the newest version of DBA there is an explicit term called threat zone (TZ) which covers that area.

Original definition 22 February 2013 7:04 AM by religon Inactive Member.

Last revised 10 January 2017 11:50 AM by Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP.