We're in the thick of one and came up with this situation.
A squad enters a forest road from the forest and is attacked by a squad on the road. No LOS issues, no greenery in the way.
Jamie did the research and found the Q&A for 81.2 and 81.22, which declare (respectively) that infantry on an AFV get +1 for the woods, and that moving infantry only suffer the -2 for moving in the open if using the road movement rate.
The rules declare that forest roads are forests in all respects (except for a few itemized issues).
This statement alone makes me think this is pretty clear and that such fire would be subject to the +1 for woods.
It's one of those times when it doesn't feel quite right. (They're in the 'open'--sort of. Aren't they?) and I want to check with the community. Would this shot call for no mods or the +1?
These are the pertinant rules;
COI Rules wrote:
81.2 A forest road hex is considered a woods hex in every
respect except as amended below:
81.21 Movement into a forest-road hex is done at the
woods movement rate except when the movement is made
via a road hexside.
81.22 Fire may be traced through a forest-road hex only if
unobstructed by green woods symbols or if the firer is
higher than the woods and not firing into a blind hex (and
vice versa) or if the target is adjacent to the firer.
81.2 If passengers on AFVs in a forest-road hex are fired
upon, do they receive the +1 DRM for the woods in
addition to the cover afforded by the AFV ?
A. Yes, even if the LOS does not cross a green woods
81.22 Would a unit moving in a forest-road hex be subject
to the -2 DRM for moving in the open ?
A. Only if the LOS is free of green woods symbols and the
target has moved into the hex utilizing the road movement