View Full Version : Linear obstacles and melee

12-05-2011, 11:16 PM
Easy question, but I searched 4 pages so...

Can a no reach model engage an enemy over a .6 inch linear obstacle? ie if the enemy was packed so you could not cross it, are they unengageable?

12-05-2011, 11:20 PM
In that situation they are unengageable.

12-05-2011, 11:20 PM
Without reach a model only has a melee range of 0.5", thus, if the intended target is more than 0.5" away it can neither engage nor attack it.

12-06-2011, 12:19 AM
If your usuing a wall template like item, you cannot engage a model without reach (if they are on opposites sides of the wall).

If using homemade terrain, You said it is .6" width, which is great than ,5" so should answer your question.

12-06-2011, 07:26 AM
Ouch. Harsh, I'll have to keep that in kind when setting up boards for my players.

Thanks for the help guys.

12-06-2011, 07:51 AM
If I were doing that, I think I'd go in and make some 0.25" thick "fence" style walls (that models without reach can fight through), and some 'a bit more than 0.5"' thick walls (that models without reach can't fight through) for variety. Just make sure that everyone's clear on the distinction between the two.

12-06-2011, 10:44 AM
For what its worth, the Wall Template in the book is too thick for non-reach models to attack over it.