Saturday, July 5, 2008

Additional Infantry Hit Location Rules

The orange figure in the photo above has achieved cover that protects his lower body. He is only hit if the target hit location six sided die displays a number 1, 2 or 3. Any result of a 4, 5, or 6 and he is protected by the cover.

The position of the firer has moved and now the target figure has even greater cover, only his head, 1 and shoulders, 2 are available as targets from this angle of attack.

The figure has achieved an almost total level of protection. In this position only a result of a 1, a head shot would hit the figure. The trade off for this degree of protection is the figure can only observe, but cannot fire from cover that only exposes his head. In order to shoot back he would have to expose his shoulders. There is an exception if the figure is firing from inside a bunker, then only the head can be exposed and the figure can fire from inside the bunker.

This system is quick and easy. Since it is so intuitive, it can be memorized almost immediately and so checking the graphic is typically unnecessary after the first few times. It rewards players for using cover and makes targets in the open very vulnerable to fire. This is the type of wargame rule I like, quick, easy and realistic.

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