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Are there rules for overwatch (making a figure ready to attack upon enemy activation) similar to video game xcom overwatch)? If so, can someone provide me the rules for it? Thank you.
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Certain characters have abilities like that (and Loku from the Hoth expansion has an ability actually called Overwatch, I think), but no general rules for everyone.
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samruiz123 wrote:
Are there rules for overwatch (making a figure ready to attack upon enemy activation) similar to video game xcom overwatch)? If so, can someone provide me the rules for it? Thank you.


There is no general rule like that.

Jyn Odan can use her ability Quick Draw to attack in opponents activation, but certain conditions apply.
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That's too bad....this game would be more awesomw with a rule like this one. Even if it costs 1 strain. Anyways..thnx for the replies!
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If it did exist, it'd better cost a whole lot more than 1 strain.
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samruiz123 wrote:
That's too bad....this game would be more awesomw with a rule like this one. Even if it costs 1 strain. Anyways..thnx for the replies!

Could the imperial figures use it too?
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Velensk wrote:
If it did exist, it'd better cost a whole lot more than 1 strain.


Yeah. Doesn't Jyn's ability cost 2 strain? And it's pretty awesome in this game...
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samruiz123 wrote:
That's too bad....this game would be more awesomw with a rule like this one. Even if it costs 1 strain. Anyways..thnx for the replies!


No, it really wouldn't. This isn't X-Com. It's a totally different type of game and an ability like this - for only 1 strain - would wreck the game. Pure and simple.
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What you're talking about is an interrupt. At various triggers, a units action may be interrupted for a specific action by another unit.

They're pretty specific, though. Like people mentioned, Jyn can do this with some of her abilities. The Quickdraw Holster reward also allows this.

But attacks are incredibly important in this game. Just giving them away for basically free would be pretty game breaking.
 
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samruiz123 wrote:
That's too bad....this game would be more awesomw with a rule like this one. Even if it costs 1 strain. Anyways..thnx for the replies!


I don't want to presume, but I think that he meant that the cost of 1 strain would be in addition to an action.
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I'm not advocating either way, just saying that this seems to be what he meant and the replies are phrased as though he wants to grant "free" attacks all over the place.
 
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