AnonAmbientLight wrote:First you select a target for your unit to shoot. Then you check for range. Literally take out your ruler and measure range from your unit to the target. Are you in range? No? CANT SHOOT. Yes? Move on to next steps. Check line of sight. Does your unit have line of sight to the target you have selected? No? CANT SHOOT. Yes? You may ONLY wound those models that you can see. Now you may roll start your shooting phase. If your weapon ignores LoS you can ignore the line of sight phrase and continue shooting if you have already passed the range test. It's very simple.
The only time that the main section "Choose a target" feature any words to the effect "CANT SHOOT" is when it says that you cannot target a unit which is locked in combat.
Furthermore, what does it mean to "be in range" at this point? We are in Step 2, Choose a target. We are not in Step 3, Select a weapon. We cannot be "in range" before we select a weapon because there doesn't exist any range at that point.
This isn't true at all. It specifically states that you "nominate a unit to attack" and then pick the target you plan to attack. Go reread the BRB.
I did reread the BRB, both before first posting and again now when replying to you. It says, verbatim, this:
BRB wrote:To target an enemy unit, one model must have line of sight (pg 14) to at least one model in the target unit. If no model has line of sight, then a different target must be chosen.
Do you notice how it says "one model"? And how it does not say "one model in the unit trying to shoot"?
Did you even bother to open the BRB before you posted this?
KuroRyu wrote:The BRB does actually clarify this a bit further on under the heading "Which models can fire" where it says "Any model that has line of sight to at least one enemy model in the target unit and is found to be in range can shoot."
That's a valid criticism. On the other hand, if you appeal to formal logic (which is what you do when you try to bend the rules), the statement "a model satisfying condition X can shoot" does not imply the statement "a models cannot shoot if it doesn't satisfy condition X".