View Full Version : Tangential line of sight and stealth.

10-17-2012, 09:39 PM
Okay so a while back there was this thread: https://privateerpressforums.com/showthread.php?102728-LOS-and-Blocking
EDIT: changed to correct link

Which ruled that a model of a particular size can never block line of sight to a same sized model

And this thread: https://privateerpressforums.com/showthread.php?69736-LoS-and-measurements-Stealth-and-Forests&p=956435
Says that if your attacking model, a stealth model, and a target model are lined up then you can check te range of the stealth model to determine whether it truly blocks line of sight or not.

My question is this:
If the target is the same size as the stealth model blocking line of sight don't you have tangential line of sight?

Therefor the measure 5" ruling in the first thread could only ever work if the stealth model was bigger than the target model.

10-17-2012, 10:04 PM
It would also work if there were a number of the same stealth models all lined up forming a 'wall' blocking LOS to the target. You forgot the key wording "by itself" in your review. Models of a particular size can't block LOS to a same sized model by itself because of Geometric fact, but 2+ models could stand B2B and potentially block it.

But yes, LOS does need to be in question before you could check the distance to the Stealth model. Using LOS as an excuse to premeasure Stealth is a bit wonky anyways, but that's how it goes.

10-18-2012, 05:27 AM
Thanks mate

10-18-2012, 06:45 AM
Keep in mind, however, that if you are measuring to see if a Steath model is more than 5" away to determine if it itself is an intervening model and thus potentially blocking LoS, you can only measure the 5" or up to the model in question, whichever is less.