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Subject: LOS - series rules and exclusive rules rss

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Jon Quinn
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A friend and I are playing this and not seeing eye to eye on the LOS rules for Germantown. We both expect that series rules prevail unless specifically countered by an exclusive rule.

The standard series rules say:

11.42 BLOCKING TERRAIN:
The following hex types are
blocking terrain: forest, light forest, Meeting House and Town
(see exclusive rules for additional examples of blocking terrain).
In addition, any hex that contains combat units, whether friendly
or enemy, is blocking terrain. LOS can always be traced into
blocking terrain, but never through it (Exception: 11.43, case
C-Both units are ‘up slope’).

OK... blocking terrain is forest, light forest, meeting house and town.

The exclusive Germantown TEC chart only lists the forest and light forest as blocking terrain. Individual buildings specifically do not block it. There is no mention of town hexes or Meeting House hexes.

So, the questions: Do Meeting House hexes block LOS in Germantown? Does a meeting house block LOS even when it is a single building in the hex? Are "town hexes" simply hexes with multiple buildings? Why is a distinction made on the TEC between single buildings and multiple buildings if either both block or both do not block?

Is it just us, or could the LOS rules stand some improvement?

Thanks for reading and if you have an answer, double that "thanks"!
 
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