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Subject: Reason for free hits to the rear? rss

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Ecosmith Ecosmith
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I'm reading the rulebook in preparation for my first game of scenario 1, and i'm having some difficulty understanding the reason why characters apparently get free hits against characters attacking them from their rear. I at first assumed the little flash icon signified that ther attacking player got 2 free hits on the character who's rear they were assaulting, but the examples seem to say that this isn't so.

It's X automatic hits, am I right? Isn't that better than getting attack dice?

Eco.

 
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Mark Bigney
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This has been asked elsewhere. Free hits are not nearly as good as attack dice, which offer a better average and the possibility of automatic wounds.
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Cheers for the info.

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Bryce K. Nielsen
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The attack dice has the change of doing zero, one, two hits, or an automatic hit. The zero is only on one side. So with a one in six chance, I'd trade a +1 Free Hit for a Die Roll, since I'll most likely get 1 hit, but there's a chance I'll get an Automatic Hit and do damage to my attacker.

-shnar
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