Alpine Hills

Discussion in 'ASL Rules & Errata' started by buser333, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. buser333

    buser333 Active Member

    372
    Jun 24, 2013
    central WI
    Do I understand alpine hills correctly that basically the only difference between them and regular hills is that same level LOS is limited to the first such hex encountered by the LOS?

    In other words, a unit at a higher level (say 4) can see all lower level hexes (say 3) its LOS encounters (barring blind hexes, etc)?

    And continuous slopes are handled the same as for ordinary hills?
     
  2. Binchois

    Binchois Too many words... Silver Supporting Member

    782
    Apr 11, 2016
    Michigan
    I believe that's all the rule says!

    Regarding "continuous slopes":

    Q: B.5 & B10.211 Does “alpine hills” block LOS down an continuous slope?

    A. No​
     
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  3. clubby

    clubby Active Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    CA
    I know somebody is going to come on here and point out that this is wrong, but I was taught to think of Alpine Hills as if every unit on the same level was in rubble. Unless you have height advantage, you can only see units that are ADJACENT to you.
     
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  4. buser333

    buser333 Active Member

    372
    Jun 24, 2013
    central WI
    That seems like a very good way to imagine it. I think that would be exactly right.
     
  5. Larry

    Larry Active Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Guada La Habra
    Having played with Alpine Hills and played the hilltop incorrectly, I have to agree that Clubby's method, or whoever told him that, is spot on.
     
  6. Swiftandsure

    Swiftandsure Robin Reeve Silver Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2003
    St-Légier
    Alpine Hills are the example of a very simple rule which is not very intuitive - I actually cannot vizualise well what they could look like in real life. I live next to the Alps, but I don't quite see how people at the same altitude may not see one another - ripples are not 20 meters wide most of the time.

    However I prefer things that way, rather than elaborted rules which try to take into account most aspects of one's perception of reality
    (e.g. Slopes)
    .
     
  7. Philippe D.

    Philippe D. Active Member

    741
    Jul 1, 2016
    Bordeaux
    Think "very broken terrain". I'm not sure how to reconcile this with my perception of what the Alps look like, but it seems to be the general idea. The analogy to rubble isn't bad: the guys very close to you are visible because they're assumed to be at least somewhat interested in you, but anybody further on is hidden by some bump or other in the ground.
     
  8. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    USA
    What's a Spoiler Alert button, and why is there one on Robin's post?

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  9. Swiftandsure

    Swiftandsure Robin Reeve Silver Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2003
    St-Légier
    I created it myself.
    Click on it.
    ;)
     
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  10. jrv

    jrv Vare, legiones redde!

    May 25, 2005
    Teutoburger Wald
    You can use any of the xenforo tags (https://xenforo.com/community/help/bb-codes/) inside a post. Some are in the editor, some not. The ones that are not in the editor you can just type in: [SPOILER=Spoiler Title]Spoiler with a title[/SPOILER].

    edit: I take it back: spoilers are in the editor under the "+" thing.

    You can also use the smilies (https://xenforo.com/community/help/smilies/), but don't. :sick:

    JR
     
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  11. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    USA
    No. Last time I did that I had to go though a cycle of antibiotics.
     
  12. GeorgeBates

    GeorgeBates Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Live at Budokan
    AND he got Rick-rolled.

    rick-astley-never-gonna-give-you-up.jpg
     
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