I'm currently working on a lot of spreadsheet stuff, in order to set up some comparisons for balancing. As part of that I'm generating a list of ranged weapons and their rules. I'll break these up into multiple posts for comment. Here's the first one.
General Shooting Stuff
When shooting at a unit, the target gains +1 Evasion for each of the following:
'Hidden' means that the model can't be physically seen when you get down to do a true line of sight test. Such as a model that's on the other side of a building or ruin's wall from the firing model. Moveable trees/rocks within a piece of Area Terrain can't hide a model. Only Building Walls, Ruin Walls, tall point obstacles, or hills tall enough to block LoS to the model. Hidden models are also always Concealed.
- Long Range
- Gone To Ground
- Each Suppression Marker The Firing Unit Has
Armor Penetration & Firepower Modifiers
All weapons will normally lose 1 point of both AP and FP when hitting targets at long range.
Units moving at an Advance shoot at 1/2 their normal RoF (rounded down).
Units containing Hostages can only be Snap-Fired at, and may not be targeted with any kind of Area Effect weapon if the template touches any part of the Hostage.
If a unit targets a model within 2" of the hostage, the target unit gains +1 Ev.
Unit Special Rules
When moving at an Advance, the unit may shoot at it's full RoF, but the target unit gains +1 Ev.
Thoughts? Any additions we should make?