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Subject: Line of sight rss

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Doug Kewley
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I hate to ask such a rudimentary question, but as I understand the line of sight rules, only the actual terrain image might block line of sight, not the entire hex. Unlike other tactical games where a hex with a building in it is considered all building, in BoB, only the actual building image blocks the line of sight, not the entire hex that the building is in. Is this correct?
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Michael Evans
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Correct.
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dakjck wrote:
Unlike other tactical games where a hex with a building in it is considered all building, in BoB, only the actual building image blocks the line of sight, not the entire hex that the building is in.

FWIW using the actual board art to determine LOS seems the more common way to me in small-scale WW2 tactical games (Squad Leader, Combat Commander, Fighting Formations, ...)

Offhand, the only major system I know of doing it the other way (i.e. the entire hex is blocked if there's a building in it) is Conflict of Heroes. Oh, and Panzer Grenadier, if I recall. Out of curiosity, which other major systems do it that way?
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Russ - Borg's games, such as Memoir 44 and the Command and Color series do, as does Tide of Iron and the La Bataille series of Napoleonic games.
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Martin Gallo
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Panzer Grenadier originally used a 25% rule for terrain that caused enough uproar that it almost sunk the system. I thought it was a tempest in a teapot but I have been informed recently that I am not picky enough. I prefer to think of myself as more interested in having fun, but some people are "happiness challenged" or prefer arguing. whistle
 
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martimer wrote:
I prefer to think of myself as more interested in having fun, but some people are "happiness challenged" or prefer arguing. whistle

Or it's not about arguing, but rather some people prefer knowing what the game's intent is instead of scratching their heads in confused frustration...
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