Leaning from windows

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Leaning from windows

Post by brazouck » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:41 am

Hello, 8.3.2 says :
In some situations a player may decide that he wishes to improve that arc of fire by getting his men to lean out of the window. This will allow them a 180° arc of fire measured from the face of the building, however it will also mean that any hits on them count as though they are in the open, gaining no benefit from cover.
For how much time is the firer considered "in the open" ? Just during this phase ? Until the next one ?

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Re: Leaning from windows

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:54 am

Good question
I have never done it or seen it done in 6 years of playing so I can't give any first hand experience.
I think the obviohs choice of answers are:
1.) Just that phase so only an interrupt or overwatch fire will catch you in the open.
2.) The following phase only bit like the length of time covering fire last for.

My inclination is to go for number 1 as it is more fun and makes it more likely to be used.

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Re: Leaning from windows

Post by OldNick » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 am

In general I’d adopt TT’s option 2.
The rules as generally written work this way, in that troops are, unless it’s specifically stated, considered to remain in their current state until they are in a different state.
Exceptions, most noticeably with certain terrain types, are stated as such - for example in some terrain/troop types where they gain a level of cover at the end of their moves. No such exception is written on the leaning out of windows rule.

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Re: Leaning from windows

Post by Quackstheking » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:58 pm

Rich has already answered this in the FAQ'a. This is his answer:-

Q If I lean out of a window to shoot, how long am I out for?
A: You are leaning out until you do something different, or the Turn ends. So, if you lean out of a
window to fire but are not then activated for a number of Phases, you are still leaning out.

So you are still leaning out and in the open until you activate them to get back inside or the turn (not phase!) ends.

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Re: Leaning from windows

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:08 pm

Ahhh so thats why I have never seen it hsed!!!!😁🤣😃

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Re: Leaning from windows

Post by OldNick » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:15 pm

You only see it used as a way of stopping close assaults in my experience, where leaning out and driving off a section likely to assault is a lower risk than sitting back. In practice the his means where on the section being shot at has a view of the troops at the window.

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Re: Leaning from windows

Post by Munin » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:36 pm

We also apply the 90-degree firing arc vertically as well as horizontally, so for troops firing from upper-story windows it's the only way they can target an enemy unit stacked up against the outside of the building. It doesn't get used often, but it does get used.

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Re: Leaning from windows

Post by OldNick » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:42 pm

Agreed - although dropping grenades can be satisfying!

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Re: Leaning from windows

Post by Munin » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:44 pm

...until you roll double 1s and fail to get the grenade out the window. :(

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Re: Leaning from windows

Post by brazouck » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:42 am

thanks a lot guys !

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