Barrage/Overwatch

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Jeff965
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Barrage/Overwatch

Post by Jeff965 »

So last night my Brit commander brought down a barrage on top of a poor German squad and pinned them underneath while he lined up two squads to dish out some shooty death.
Both squads were put on overwatch and in his next phase the FOO moved the barrage 6 inches towards the German end of the table, exposing the poor Germans.
My question is, as the squad comes into view is that enough to trigger the overwatch?
The Germans didnt move or fire so we decided it did not, but I'm still a little unsure, any thoughts?

Archdukek
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Re: Barrage/Overwatch

Post by Archdukek »

You handled it correctly. A unit has to move or fire before it triggers Overwatch. Simply becoming visible isn’t enough. The situation you describe is not dissimilar to a unit being deployed onto the table, it is now visible but doesn’t trigger Overwatch until it fires or moves in a subsequent phase.

Of course there is nothing to stop your British Commander activating the waiting units to fire normally if he has the right Command Dice since it’s his phase.

John

Munin
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Re: Barrage/Overwatch

Post by Munin »

In general, overwatch is only triggered when a target unit activates.

Jeff965
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Re: Barrage/Overwatch

Post by Jeff965 »

Thanks for the prompt reply both ☺️👍

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