CDR_Farsight wrote:The EWO rule actively bypasses target selection whereas it does not actively bypass range and LoS. It is not an "all or nothing" situation. There is no choice in the targeting; therefore, you are not breaking the rule of CHOOSING TO TARGET a character. [Chosen] is the key word here...there is no choice whatsoever in how the EWO targets.
But it does not actively bypass target selection There is nothing of that sort written in the rule. It doesn't even use the word target. You simply "may shoot at that unit". May expresses possibility. If there is another rule prohibiting you from doing so, you simply "may not"
Targeting, checking range and LOS is a single step in the shooting sequence. EWO either starts the shooting sequence before this step (and you have to obey the step completely as there is no explicit permission to ignore any parts of it) or after this step (and then you can shoot through solid walls and beyond you normal max range). And the first options seems more likely, otherwise the game starts to break down in multiple places.
CDR_Farsight wrote:It's called an Early Warning OVERRIDE...as in it overrides the normal targeting of the model to target a threat it has detected appearing close by that the operator may not have detected.
Now that's just silly to use as an argument. Wargear names have no rules bearing.