Stephen Meyers
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Is there a rule which covers soldiers that
are within an inch of each other.....
without having sighted each other.

Could they really pass each other that close
and not see each other?

I guess if Look cards are not pulled??
Under any other possible circumstances?

No rule such as both being within so many inches
or in same square that they automatically
sight each other?

Has anyone had this experience in a game?

I don't see any such rule(s) either;
probably an impossible situation, but I ask.




 
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No such rule. But if this situation occurs, it's player error in either not sighting the enemy, not getting into base to base contact, etc.

I have never seen this happen.
 
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Jeffery McCulloch
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Constantinople wrote:


Is there a rule which covers soldiers that
are within an inch of each other.....
without having sighted each other.

Could they really pass each other that close
and not see each other?

I guess if Look cards are not pulled??
Under any other possible circumstances?

No rule such as both being within so many inches
or in same square that they automatically
sight each other?

Has anyone had this experience in a game?

I don't see any such rule(s) either;
probably an impossible situation, but I ask.



It is possible that they can be that close and not see each other. A Sight check is pretty much automatic on any Look action, and you can move into Combat Contact. I have situations that were close, but not that close.
 
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Brian
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Definitely not impossible, especially if dense cover/hiding involved, but seems nearly impossible. Anyway, it's all abstract. It helps me to imagine a weird situation where a target may be physically seen and not recognized as a threat for some reason (hiding in plain sight wearing enemy uniform or convincingly playing dead?).

Perhaps some distraction was either engineered ahead of time or improvised on the spot to avoid detection? Misdirection of attention through noise or smoke? One soldier could be lying prone and possibly concealed beneath something as the other passes by? It's an extremely strange and unlikely situation to actually occur so unusual explanation easily suffices for me.
 
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Actually had this happen at Cold Wars. One of the British Pathfinders had a great hide rating of negative numbers. With the heavy cover of the terrain he was able to hide and then move up near the Germans. The player was trying to get off the board (to accomplish his orders) so his goal was to get past the Germans without engaging.
 
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