View Full Version : When Is It Shooting Into Melee?

03-07-2011, 09:45 AM
Had this one come up over the weekend. Kayazy's used mini feat to move behind a unit and caster. On next turn, another unit moves behind Kayazi who is B2B in the back of the unit in front of them. That unit then fires into the backs of the Kayazy who are in the back of another unit in front of them. Now, is that second unit firing into melee when they shoot the Kayazi in the back? The kayazy are technically in the back arc of the unit in front of them so even though base to base, not considered in melee? And the unit firing into the backs of the Kayazy are not firing into melee and they have no chance of hitting their own guys on a miss even though the Kayazy are base to base with them? Is this correct? Thanks in advance for your responses.

03-07-2011, 09:58 AM
The Kayazy are engaging the other unit/model therefore the unit shooting at them would be shooting into melee.

03-07-2011, 10:00 AM
A model is in melee if either (or both) of these are true:

1. It is in an enemy model's melee range and LOS (it is "engaged').
2. It has an enemy model in its own melee range and LOS (it is "engaging").

From the book:

When a model is either engaged or engaging, it is in melee, which prevents it from making ranged attacks.

03-07-2011, 10:00 AM
This is found in Prime p51. When a model is Engaged or Engaging it is 'In Melee'.

Edit: Ninja'd!