Infantry and Visibility Questions

Started by redtoorange, 05 August 2022, 11:42:00 AM

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Hi all! I'm a new player and have been loving the rules set so far. I had a few questions regarding how Dig-In works with infantry and Visibility in general. Sorry if these have already been addressed, I wasn't able to find any other similar questions.

Background 1: On page 8, the chart lists Infantry is classed as "Average" now, which makes sense for gameplay. On page 14 under Profiles, it states "[...] dug-in troops of any type are classed as having Low profiles." But, then on page 20, under Dig-In, it states "[...] Dug-in has no effect upon visibility or LoS." I am wondering how this impacts gameplay, it seems to be a contradiction.

Question 1: Do Dug-In infantry get Low profile like on page 14 or do they remain Average like on page 20?

Background 2: On page 8, first paragraph under the chart, it mentions a -1D6 for Low Profile targets in certain situations, including "Dug-In". On page 20, "Dug-In" units also receive a minus -1D6 bonus against direct fire from the front 90 degrees.

Question 2: Do Dug-In, Low Profile, units have -2D6 against shots from the front 90 degrees?

Question 3: Follow-up if Question 1 is yes, then do Dug-In Infantry have a -2D6 against front shots?

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Big Insect

Q1: Dug-In troops count as 1 lower profile - so Infantry (normally Average count as Low) when dug-in

Q2: Yes

Q3: Yes

However, also remember that no effects can reduce a unit to more than a 6 to hit (that is a standard all encompassing rule) but it is possible for a reduction in the number of firing dice to mean that no shots can hit that unit.

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