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Typo in the FAQ re stealth and coordinated orders?

Discussion in 'Rules' started by QueensGambit, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. QueensGambit

    QueensGambit SecUnit

    Jan 31, 2019
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    This has come up in other threads, but is unanswered so I figure it deserves its own thread.

    The FAQ contains the following question:

    If several Troopers are activated at once (for example a Coordinated Order or a Fireteam) and one of them uses Stealth while outside a reactive Trooper's ZoC or Hacking Area, can the Trooper that used Stealth be chosen as the target of AROs? [emphasis added.]

    I think the word "outside" is a typo and is meant to be "inside." I think so because Stealth is a skill which specifically affects what happens when the Stealthy trooper acts inside a reactive trooper's ZoC. I think the question is intended to address a scenario where a Stealthy trooper is acting inside ZoC (thereby engaging the Stealth rule) while other troopers are simultaneously acting.

    As written, the inclusion of Stealth in the question is meaningless - the question would be identical if none of the active troopers used Stealth, since Stealth has no effect when acting outside reactive troopers' ZoC.

    @ijw , are you able to confirm this? Or otherwise explain what the question is meant to mean?

    (Although I think it's an obvious typo, I think official confirmation is important because if the question is indeed meant to read "inside," it helps answer some other, more controversial questions about the declaration of potentially invalid AROs.)
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  2. toadchild

    toadchild Premeasure

    Feb 22, 2017
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    Bumping - this looks like a typo to me as well. What’s the Spanish FAQ say?
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  3. ijw

    ijw Ian Wood aka the Wargaming Trader. Rules & Wiki
    Infinity Rules Staff Warcor

    Apr 25, 2017
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    Yes, it's a typo, but unfortunately I don't think it's going to get fixed until the next FAQ. :-(
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  4. inane.imp

    inane.imp Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2018
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    Honestly, that's fine. Mistakes happen: clarity is what's important.
  5. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Nazis sod off ///

    Jan 26, 2018
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    Could you please make a "provisional reply" thread stating "ERRATA: page this and that, Stealth rule: says 'outside', should say 'inside' " in cases like this?
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