Title: Free Forests & Trule Line of Sight
Hillbilly Carl - December 22, 2010 04:59 PM (GMT)
So we are allowed a free 6" diameter forest in most games. A guy on Asrai.org figured it would be ok if he created this forest such that it blocked line of sight to anything inside it by placing the trees really close together and filling the gaps with foliage. Anyone else think this is unsportsmanlike and against the spirit of the rules?
That got me thinking though, is the 6" diameter describing the required shape of the forest (circular) or the area that the forest should take up (about 28 1/4 square inches)? Could you make a forest that is a line of trees 2" deep and 14" long? How about a horseshoe shaped wood that would give you a bit of protection on the flanks and rear? Do these ideas approach the limits of fair play the same way as having the trees block line of sight?
SeanyPrawny - December 22, 2010 06:20 PM (GMT)
I saw that topic and did think it was unfair, then again alot of terrain people have is made specificly for themselves in some way so this shouldn't be any diffrent. Then, then again its still abit lame.
I do believe however that the 6" is the maximum in any direction the forest can be from its center so u could have it in a horse shoe or a line bit it would still have to be 6" not 14"... unfortunatly.
I have never made a forest for my 6". I just always use indevidial trees for my forests so make it up how i want at the time.
somaticon - December 22, 2010 08:25 PM (GMT)
I made one which was six inches including a removable centre.
SeanyPrawny - December 22, 2010 11:09 PM (GMT)
Thats something I don't get with line of sight rules. Its handy to have the option to remove trees to place ur models but then doesn'tt hat compromise the line of sight. Also if placed back slightly wrong you could screw yourself or worse purposely shield yourself.
I really don't like that about the new rules.
Nightstalker - December 25, 2010 02:27 PM (GMT)
To be honest, the way i've seen it played about here is that if you're in the forest you're taken as being in soft/hard cover depending on the density of the forest irregardless of the size of the forest, if you're behind the forest it blocks line of sight.
I think that way's the best way to do it, providing the line of sight to destroy units that GW wants and the protection that adds a slight realism to the game again.