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Old 04-17-2019, 09:02 AM   #1
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After reading over the rules several times I cant figure out what advantage you would gain by kneeling or being prone. I see that being prone gives you a bonus to attacking with a crossbow, but that's it. Am I missing something? Why would you use these options in a combat situation? The only thing I can think of for kneeling is to maybe pick up a weapon? Any insight would help thanks!
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:18 AM   #2
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Kneel behind cover: ITL 116 (+2 DX adjustment if the cover provides a crossbow brace)
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:22 AM   #3
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Also, sheltering behind bodies, same page.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:53 AM   #4
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this might be 'old rules' (or my house rules or my imagination lol)

isnt it -4 DX to shoot at prone guys with missile weapons? (hence the WW2 passtime of hitting the deck when bullets start to fly?)

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Old 04-17-2019, 09:58 AM   #5
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Yeah I thought the advantage for both would be to make it more difficult to be hit from a thrown or ranged weapon but I don't see it in the rules anywhere. Maybe that can be my first house rule.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:01 AM   #6
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obviously its not a great tactic for a bowman lol .. one area where xbows definitely have the advantage

AAAND its probably not gonna work great if the shooter is only 1 hex away (possibly 1 or 2 hexes away)

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Old 04-17-2019, 09:39 PM   #7
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The -4 DX for a missile weapons user to hit a target that is prone/concealed is listed on page 122 of the new ITL. It is under concealment. "-4 if your target is half hidden, or prone or kneeling behind a body".

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Old 04-18-2019, 10:37 AM   #8
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The -4 DX for a missile weapons user to hit a target that is prone/concealed is listed on page 122 of the new ITL. It is under concealment. "-4 if your target is half hidden, or prone or kneeling behind a body".

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Just what I was looking for, thanks!
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:10 AM   #9
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Can a wizard specify three foot high for "Create Wall"?

How about Create Wall with an arrow slit and a crossbow brace?
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:23 AM   #10
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Can a wizard specify three foot high for "Create Wall"?

How about Create Wall with an arrow slit and a crossbow brace?
The former, I would think yes. It might even have a discounted cost to cast.

The latter, I would think not. Extra details, rather than just something solid, might qualify it as "Create Battlement".
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