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kantoboy
11-27-2009, 11:31 PM
There is a rule about obstacles:

A model with any portion of its volume obscured from its
attacker by an obstacle gains +2 DEF against melee attack rolls.

Sometimes a model has its volume obscured by impassable terrain or structures taller than 1 inch. This will grant a model a cover bonus, but will a partially obscured model gain a +2 defense against melee attack rolls?

TheUnknownMercenary
11-28-2009, 08:37 AM
Impassable Terrain only affects movement.



Impassable terrain is terrain that completely prohibits
movement. Examples include cliff faces, oceans, and lava. A
model cannot move across or be placed within impassable
terrain.

You have to combine Impassable Terrain with a Terrain Feature for it to be able to give you any type of bonus to Defense in the form of Cover or Concealment.
Structures are a type of obstrcutions which will give the model a +2 defense against melee attacks.
See this portion of melee attack modifiers:


Intervening Terrain (p. 45): A model with any portion of
its volume obscured from its attacker by an obstacle or
an obstruction gains +2 DEF against melee attack rolls.

ar2
11-28-2009, 08:58 AM
Impassable Terrain only affects movement.


You have to combine Impassable Terrain with a Terrain Feature for it to be able to give you any type of bonus to Defense in the form of Cover or Concealment.
Structures are a type of obstrcutions which will give the model a +2 defense against melee attacks.
See this portion of melee attack modifiers:


It doesn't necessarily have to be impassible terrain, any obstacle, icluding linear obstacles, i.e. a wall, will give the +2 bonus.

kantoboy
11-28-2009, 09:04 AM
Ok so the bonus is specific to terrain features. I was curious about trenches which provide a cover bonus and wondered whether it gives melée bonus as well.

TheUnknownMercenary
11-28-2009, 09:36 AM
No because Trenches are specific terrain features and would say if a model would get the defense bonus.