View Full Version : AOEs up the rear

01-18-2012, 11:05 AM
If a model shoots an AOE From the front of a shield walled unit and misses and deviates to the backside of the unit. Does the unit get the benifits of shield wall against the blast which landed on their backside?

01-18-2012, 11:11 AM
Shield Wall (Order) - For one round, each affected model gains a +4 ARM bonus while B2B with another affected model in its unit. This bonus does not apply to damage originating in the modelʼs back arc. Models in this unit can begin the game affected by Shield Wall.

An AOE attack’s point of impact determines the origin of damage and effects for models not directly hit by the attack.

The further example on p. 59 actually specifically uses Shield Wall.

In short, if the center of the AOE, which is the point of origin of the damage, is in the rear arc, no Shield Wall bonus.