1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hemos actualizado nuestra PolĂ­tica de Privacidad acorde con la nueva RGPD. +Info // We've updated our Privacy Policy to comply with the GDPR. +Info
    Dismiss Notice

FAQ 1.6 LOF Quesiton

Discussion in 'Rules' started by Azuset, Apr 12, 2019.

Tags:
  1. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Messages:
    4,123
    Likes Received:
    7,304
    Basically, to shoot someone in the back there needs to be no single point of your movement that is:

    1) Able to trace a direct line from Silhouette to Silhouette unimpeded by terrain.

    AND

    2) In the Front Arc of the enemy, disregarding actual terrain.

    If only one of these is true, then LoF is not established.
     
  2. deltakilo

    deltakilo Bear of Butcher bay
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2017
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    1,621
    If you never angled to shoot someone in the rear facing by cutting the pie even though you were attacking them from their front arc. Functionally this change doesn't affect you. The big take away is that a trooper facing a wall can aro to people shooting him no matter which way they come around now.
     
    RobertShepherd, daboarder and Robock like this.
  3. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Messages:
    4,123
    Likes Received:
    7,304
    Though when they're facing a wall they have such narrow sight lanes it can be possible to Cautious Move into their back arc for some nice free shots! Obviously you need Stealth to do this within their ZoC.
     
    RobertShepherd, Hecaton and Xeurian like this.
  4. Sabin76

    Sabin76 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1,066
    Likes Received:
    1,153
    Perhaps I'm misunderstanding, but if the only point that the silhouettes can see each other is when you are in the back arc of the reactive trooper, then they will not be able to shoot back, no matter whether you started your movement in their front arc.

    This is the same reasoning that doesn't allow you to shoot someone entering base contact from your back arc unless you have 6S. By the time you are able to react, you do not have the option to BS attack.
     
  5. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Messages:
    5,541
    Likes Received:
    8,763
    Emphasis mine. Being completely in someone's back arc is the only way to shoot them in the back and avoid an ARO.

    Overall I like the ruling. It does get a little non-intuitive sometimes, but it helps that the drawing explicitly shows that all you need to be is in someone's front arc for them to ARO you. It's also very quick to judge.
     
    Xeurian, deltakilo, Azuset and 3 others like this.