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Can your characters face only the 4 cardinal directions? Or can you position them at any angle?
You position them to face one of the 4 cardinal directions, but characters vary individually in terms of how many degrees are included in their front (and side and rear) arcs. Look closely at the bases in this image to see what I'm talking about:
There are actually two facing arcs, the one for melee (with the knife symbol) is on the inside, and the one for fire is on the outside. The game has many such elements: simple rules that provide sophisticated nuances and variations for a very rich play experience.