Cover

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  • Cover is a to hit modifier for shooting applied to the shooting model. It is determined individually for each model in a unit that is shooting.
    There are two types of cover, Soft Cover and Hard Cover. In both cases,cover is worked out using the Line of Sight of the shooting model. Draw Line of Sight from a chosen point on front of the shooting model’s base (for cover purposes, this can be drawn outside front arc). If this line is interrupted by models or terrain, the shooting model suffers to hit penalties depending on what types of models/terrain Line of Sight is interrupted by.
    Models may always ignore models from their own unit for cover purposes.

    TARGET BEHIND SOFT COVER
    A model suffering Soft Cover receives a -1 to hit shooting penalty. Soft Cover applies when half or more of target's footprint is obscured by one or more of the following:
    • Soft Terrain.
    • Models (of any size) When shooting with or at models of large height, ignore models of small height for the purpose of Soft Cover.
    TARGET BEHIND HARD COVER
    A model suffering Hard Cover receives a -2 “to hit” modifier. However, if a model is suffering from both Hard Cover and Soft Cover, only apply the Hard Cover penalty. Hard Cover applies when half or more of target's footprint is obscured by one or more of the following:
    • Hard Terrain.
    • Models of the same or larger height than either the shooting model or its target. When shooting with or at models of Large height, ignore models of Small and Medium height for the purpose of Soft Cover.
    TARGET BEHIND HARD & SOFT COVER
    If target Unit's footprint is obscured by both Soft and Hard Cover, but not enough to grant either Hard Cover or Soft Cover, the shooting model suffers Soft Cover penalty if half or more of the target Unit's footprint is obscured by things from either the Hard Cover or Soft Cover list. For example, if the target Unit is obscured 30% of Soft Terrain and 30% by Hard Terrain, the shooting model still suffers the Soft Cover penalty.

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Comments 3

  • Sir Galaad -

    Hello this is sir galaad from the italian community. I think that the description of hard cover is incorrect. Soft cover refers to hard terrain as well as hard cover. In this case it is not so clear what is the difference between the two covers. I think that soft cover shold be linked to soft terrain only. On the other hand hard cover shoul be linked to hard terrain

    • fjugin -

      It is intentional. Notice how models in hard cover are also always in soft cover as well.

      The reason is, this way a unit behind 30% soft cover and 30% hard cover still receives soft cover. In 8th edition, when this happens you actually get no cover at all.

    • Sir Galaad -

      Now it is clearer. I.d suggest to describe better this rule because i think the intention is not so Clear. Thank so much for replying