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AoS 3rd Edition terrain and movement rules?

Discussion in 'Rules Help' started by Kilvakar, May 23, 2022.

  1. Kilvakar
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    Kilvakar Well-Known Member

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    I'm just wondering if anyone knows how terrain affects movement in AoS 3e? I know that's a very vague question, but so far I can't really find much in the core rules about movement and terrain. It talks about how to determine if you're "wholly on" (or in) a terrain feature, and that if you're moving up and down a feature you basically just use your normal movement speed, but you measure the distance up and down.

    But it doesn't even say, for example, if you're wanting to jump down off a terrain feature or to a lower level of one, and that distance is further than your movement speed, if you're allowed to do it or if you're stuck, or if you technically are climbing down and are located on the side of the terrain feature?

    Also, does moving through/over terrain like woods/rivers does that slow your movement at all?

    And aside from faction terrain, is there any other terrain that's considered garrisonable or that blocks line of sight?

    And finally, is there any terrain aside from faction terrain with special rules? From what I can gather things like Realmgates, the Numinous Oculum, etc. don't do anything special anymore. Is all non-faction terrain in AoS 3 just scenery now?
     
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  2. Putzfrau
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    Check the faq. You're allowed to be partway up or down a wall if your movement isn't enough.

    No terrain slows your movement outside of it physically taking up space you need to move up and over or around.

    Garrison, impassable, wildwood is all something you should agree on with your opponent before the game. LOS is always true line of sight except for wildwoods.

    I tent to think 2 wildwood, 2 impassable and 2 garrisonable terrain provides a lot of interest assuming the impassable and garrisonable aren't overly large.

    I don't know if there is any terrain left with rules.
     
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  3. Killer Angel
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    yep, this is the current state. I do believe that AoS terrains' rules need a rework
     
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    Agreed. I know a TO that just thinks all terrain over 2'' high should be impassable to avoid all the jank associated with it lol.
     
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  5. Kilvakar
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    Not a bad idea :p
     
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  6. PlasmaDavid
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    It's so strange how AoS is supposed to be a skirmish game but has less impactful terrain rules, and rules all round, than old WFB. I was surprised to learn the other day that intervening models don't even award cover saves from ranged attacks!
     

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