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No it doesn't use the 3 points on the model. The model you are targeting has to be within both sides if the Fixed Channel. So a medium model with a fixed fore gun looks directly at the broadside of a large model and the edges of that medium model pass through the large model,  hits at full AD. If one edge of the medium model doesn't pass through the large model, it suffers half dice.

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13 minutes ago, Merlin said:

No it doesn't use the 3 points on the model. The model you are targeting has to be within both sides if the Fixed Channel. So a medium model with a fixed fore gun looks directly at the broadside of a large model and the edges of that medium model pass through the large model,  hits at full AD. If one edge of the medium model doesn't pass through the large model, it suffers half dice.

An old issue that may need clarification. If there is a model (or terrain) that clips one edge of the FC, BUT the entire target is within the channel and clear of the intervening model/terrain, is not partially blocked? That is, the entire target is within the FC with a clear LOS to all of it. 

For an extreme example think of a Lyons Frigate targeting a Scutum Corvette (the thinest model in the game) head on. Another Scutum JUST intersects one side of the channel, but the entire target is clear and within the channel. Should be good, no?

The downside of FC really comes into play when, say a medium has two points well within the channel put not all of it- that hurts and a bane to broadside FC.

Fixed Channel is one of areas in the rules where Neil and Co. want players to be generous. Something that  just nicks a FC, well, you get the idea.

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For the example, the shot would be fine as the corvette is completely inside the Fixed Channel arc, so long as the other model doesn't block it of course.

 

As I said, the Fixed Channel arc completely ignores the Front, Middle and Back line of sight points on a model. If both edges of the channel passes through the target, then everything is fine. If only one edge passes through it then your partially blocked.

 

Page 122 of the new rulebook shows how it works.

It is also in the v2 rulebook for anyone who doesn't have the new book in the Lone of Sight section of the rules.

 

This is why I want the Stolz to have it's Fixed Channel removed. It's just too limiting and it screws it over more than it helps.

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1 hour ago, Merlin said:

This is why I want the Stolz to have it's Fixed Channel removed. It's just too limiting and it screws it over more than it helps.

No issue there. The Stolz and the Metzler are the only two PE unit I haven't used. Not good enough for their cost.

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