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Old 10 Oct 2006, 16:30   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do Skimmers block LOS to other skimmers/large targets?

Simple question. It might just be that I'm not able to read the book, but I was sure I saw something about this in the rulebook once, and now I can't seem to find it.

Frankly, if you take 4 Devilfish and 3 Hammerheads, and line them up like this (all facing right):

H -- H -- H -- D -- D -- D -- D -- -- -- -- -- T

it seems highly unlikely (to me at least) that the Hammerhead at the back of the column can actually fire at target T.

However, the rulebook says that Skimmers don't block LOS. Is this also the case with large targets and/or other Skimmers?

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Old 10 Oct 2006, 17:14   #2 (permalink)
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Yup they can all see the target as long as they have not landed.

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Old 10 Oct 2006, 18:11   #3 (permalink)
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Right. Skimmers never block LOS to anything (friend or foe) while they are in the air. It is assumed that they are floating around within a few meters of vertical space, and it isn't too hard to draw LOS over or under them.
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Default Re: Do Skimmers block LOS to other skimmers/large targets?

If you are thinking of a common sense answer, the DF are at 15 meters off the ground while the HHs are at 20, 25 and 30 meters off the ground.

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Default Re: Do Skimmers block LOS to other skimmers/large targets?

it makes sense that they wouldnt block LOS, as they can just alternate their height so they are on above the other. they should all be able to fire at the skimmer.
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Congratulations on making 666 posts :P

The others are right, they can all see through each other.

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