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Old 01 Oct 2008, 23:30   #1 (permalink)
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A guy I played a few days ago randomly applied 'levels' to all the terrain on the map after we deployed. I assumed this to be height in inches at the time, but after we started playing I got the feeling that his Space Marines were shooting well past what is normal, when questioned he said something like "height increases range".

Is this an old rule? I cannot for the life of my find it in the rulebook. I'm only a month old now (since picking up the game for the first time ;D) and I crushed him none-the-less.

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Old 01 Oct 2008, 23:38   #2 (permalink)
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Terrain levels are indeed "old" rules (from 4th edition) and are no longer in effect. Now the rules are true line of sight.

However, if 4th edition, height never increased range. That's a pure lie.
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 23:46   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Lord Apothecary Aureus
However, if 4th edition, height never increased range. That's a pure lie.
Yes, this did seem like a case of "take advantage of ignorance", sadly. That rule (to my knowledge) never existed. Good show of stomping him though.

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Old 02 Oct 2008, 00:13   #4 (permalink)
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yeah stomp stomp stomp! (sorry orkish part in me.. )

Height= +range/ Lie!
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 02:51   #5 (permalink)
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If anything, height would decrease the range (Pythagorean theorem) because Line of Sight is supposed to be "true."

The only thing height would increase is that unit's ability to spot another (or be spotted) above/over intervening terrain or models.

LoS is all on pp16-17, and it expounds a little on height (mainly for ruins) on p82 where it mentions that range is measured base-to-base (see my first sentence.)
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Well. Looks like this question has been answered and wrapped the topic up in a nice neat little package. So I guess I'll go and close her down now.

Good work lads ;D
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