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Old 04-18-2019, 12:19 PM   #11
Witchstar
 
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Default Re: Kneeling and Prone

Since people are talking about kneeling and prone, there's something I'm not clear on...

What bonus does someone get if they're attacking somebody who is kneeling? If I recall correctly, the rules sorta vaguely imply it's the same as attacking someone who is prone, but it seems like a kneeling person would be at a slightly less disadvantage.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:02 PM   #12
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Default Re: Kneeling and Prone

According to the optional detailed rules where a figure can be forced to kneel by leg injuries:

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While kneeling, though, he attacks at -2 and is attacked at +2.
How that combines with facing modifies for side/rear, though? I would say stack them but don't go over +4.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:29 PM   #13
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On the subject of rules nuances around prone-ness, if a figure is knocked down in combat, and it's attacker took no hits during the turn, can the attacker force retreat the fallen figure?
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:23 AM   #14
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I don't think the rules say not, so technically RAW I expect so, but a GM might (or might not) rule that a fallen figure can't be retreated. I'd tend to allow it, because I think it's a way to include the possibility of getting people to fall back and down, (even though technically they fall down and then back).
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Old 04-23-2019, 02:47 AM   #15
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Kicking them while they're down. I like it.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:16 AM   #16
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Kneel behind cover: ITL 116 (+2 DX adjustment if the cover provides a crossbow brace)
but, if that crossbowman is standing IN a doorway (vertical cover), leaning half out, he is also -2 to shoot back, and gets no "bracing" bonus.

Crossbowmen do much better (both offensively & defensively) when lying prone or supported/braced like a table, tree limb etc...
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