How do abilities like Awareness and Bird's Eye affect direction of attack and application of damage to Colossals?
Warjacks and others are treated as if they have a 360' front arc for purposes of attacks, meaning that bonuses from shields, repulsion, and other front arc specific abilities apply to attacks from the back arc as well, and models also do not receive the back arc attack bonus.
This is complicated with colossals, who have the Fields of Fire rule and take damage based on the specific arc they are being attacked in (e.g., if they are attacked from the left/ right arc, damage is first applied to the left/ right grid, respectively; if they are attacked from the direct front or the back, either grid can be chosen).
It has been ruled that 360' vision granting affects do not affect firing/attack arcs for Field of Fire-dependent weapons. Does granting 360' vision affect how damage is applied? Would potential future defensive abilities tied to specific Fields of Fire (e.g. shields) not apply to attacks from behind even when a colossal is under the affect of 360' vision?