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Subject: Line of Sight question - with picture (!) rss

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Lorenz Thor
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Hej there,

The explanations regarding LoS in the rulebook are very straightforward, leaving the more complicate situations aside.

Well, we played ToI yesterday and had the situation as in the picture. The angle is not 100% on top, so the view is a bit out of angle.

http://www.xemaris.de/Bilder/LoS-ToI.jpg

We decided against LoS in this case and now wanted to ask your opinions.

Thanks for your input.

cheers
Lorenz
 
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Helmut Apel
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I would say since the black line - which is drawn exactly between the center of both hexes - goes over the corner of that one wooden hex to the left there´s no LOS.
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Tim Fiscus
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Agreed, no los here.
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In this game there are no exact positioning of units in the hex so its definitely center to center. Would be too easy to slide a unit around to be outta site
 
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Doug Palmer
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LOS is definitely blocked


A line from center to center goes through the hex in question
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Lorenz Thor
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Thanks for your input. Due to that I re-read the rules regarding LOS determination. The rule of shifting LOS (pg 24) is applicable if the firing line runs along the edge of a hex.

In the case we have here the LOS is clearly blocked.

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Marco Küper
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I allways have some rubber bands with my ToI. So I can easily pull it from centre to centre to create a clear line of signt between to spaces.
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Tony Oddo
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I used rubber bands once, until one broke and knocked out several units in between.
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bosk wrote:
I used rubber bands once, until one broke and knocked out several units in between.


Oh, that is really annoying. I normaly used take heat-resistant rubberbands that I am using with my tattoo machines. They do not get porous that fast and are really tough.
But now I take this laserpointer which is able to project a line instead of a point:

http://www.laserfuchs.de/lasershop/product_info.php/products...

This is the german mail order company where I got it from.
This is great for all games where LoS is necessary.
 
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Eduardo Cominguez
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Tide of Iron » Forums » Rules
Re: Line of Sight question - with picture (!)
Always use the dot in the hex to check LOS, the figure position doesn't count. That is why those dot are printed in the hex.

Page 23
Line of Sight
Determine Line of sight between Units on the same level of Elevation


"trace the straight firing line (using ruler or piece of paper) between the center of their two hexes...."


Eduardo.
 
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