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Old 14 Jun 2010, 16:52   #1 (permalink)
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Two squads are in area terrain cover. One assaults the other, does the defender still get for being assaulted while in cover? We could not come to consensus that everyone was satisfied with. Game continued on a roll-off in favour of whenever cover is involved defenders gain the benefit.

So there are two options I think:
Defenders get a bonus when enemy assaults INTO cover
or ditto last but WHENEVER MOVING IN
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 16:56   #2 (permalink)
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Pg. 36, Assaulting Through Cover. In short, if you had to make a difficult or dangerous terrain roll then you are assaulting cover and suffer the penalties for doing so.
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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Good, perhaps the other side of the argument missed that bit.
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 17:09   #4 (permalink)
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Thor is entirely correct. This means that the enemy needn't even be 'in' cover for you to be assaulting through cover, but merely a bit behind it! There's a plethora of scenarios and examples, but in short, if you ever have to roll that dreaded 2d6 (or 3d6 if you have Move Through Cover ) then you're assaulting through cover and incur all of the penalties for doing so.
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 17:14   #5 (permalink)
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Oh, such as assaulting OUT of cover. Never thought about that either. Usually want to stay there, now I guess there is even more incentive just to rapid fire.

Goes to show you never quite know all the ins-and-outs. Thanks guys.
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 23:58   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Cover Caveat

First, the defenders don't get a benefit. The attackers get a penalty.

If you think of it this way then add in the terrain test and it makes more sense.

i.e. It is all about the assaulters. The defenders just do the same thing regardless.
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