Change Facing

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A reaction by which the user turns around to face an enemy who acts outside his LoF.

CHANGE FACING ARO
Movement, No LoF.
REQUIREMENTS

A figure can only declare this ARO if either of these is true:

  • An allied declares an Alert ARO.
  • An enemy declares or carries out an Order inside the Zone of Control of the user.
EFFECTS
  • Change Facing works like the Dodge Skill in Reactive Turn, but the Roll to use it is PH-3 and the user does not get to Move on a success, only turn around so that the active enemy is inside his LoF.
  • Any rules, Traits, Special Skills, etc. that would apply a MOD to a Dodge attempt also apply to this Common Skill.

Change Facing and Template Weapons

Troopers who declare Change Facing and are affected by a Template Weapon will perform a PH-3 Roll. The -3 MOD imposed by Template Weapons is not applied as it is considered it is included in the own PH-3 Roll of Change Facing.

Example of Change Facing and cumulative MODs
In his Active Turn, an Akal Sikh Commando armed with a Boarding Shotgun declares he will Move as the first Short Skill of his Order. With this Movement, he will enter the Zone of Control of a Raicho, a Morat TAG, but will remain outside its LoF. Since the Movement takes place entirely outside the Raicho's LoF but inside its Zone of Control, the TAG can declare Change Facing as its ARO. The Akal decides to try his luck and declares that the second Short Skill of his Order will be a BS Attack. This gives the Raicho the opportunity to avoid the Attack by Changing Facing, but first it must win the Face to Face Roll against the Akal's BS Attack. Even the Attack is performed with a Template Weapon without LoF to the attacker, the roll to Change Facing is still a PH-3 Roll. Furthermore, as a bulky TAG it suffers a -6 MOD to all Dodge attempts. The final MOD to the Raicho's PH Roll is -9.
Imagine the Active attacker was a Spektr armed with the same Boarding Shotgun. She also declares Move and sneaks into the Raicho's Zone of Control. The Spektr's TO Camouflage gives her the Special Skill Stealth, which lets her Move undetected inside an enemy's Zone of Control but out of his LoF. That means the Raicho does not get to ARO in response to the first Short Skill. The Spektr then declares that her second Short Skill will be a Surprise Shot. By declaring an Attack, she forfeits her Stealth Special Skill and gives the Raicho the opportunity to ARO. It does so by Changing Facing to try and evade the attack. Now it must win the Face to Face Roll against the Spektr's BS Attack. Even the Attack is performed with a Template Weapon without LoF to the attacker, the roll to Change Facing is still a PH-3 Roll. Furthermore, it suffers a -3 MOD to its PH for trying to dodge a Surprise Shot. TAG are also not great at dodging, and suffer a -6 MOD to all Dodge attempts. The combined total of all MODs to the Raicho's Roll is a whopping -12, so the Raicho makes a PH-12 Roll.


FAQ

N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.1
Q: Can I declare Change Facing if I can not gain LoF to the enemy?
A: Yes. Since gaining LoF is not a Requirement for this skill.
Related Pages: Change Facing, LoF
N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.6, Apr 2019
Q: If two or more troops, one with Stealth and the other without Stealth, were activated simultaneously within ZC and outside LoF of an enemy, troops without Stealth would granted to the enemy an ARO. Could the ARO be declared against the troops with Stealth?
A: No, you can only ARO against the troop without Stealth. This does not prevent you from declaring Change Facing or Reset.
Related Pages: Change Facing, Reset, Stealth, ZoC
N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.6, Apr 2019
Q: If two or more hackable troops, one with Stealth and the other without Stealth, were activated simultaneously within Hacking Area, could I declare Hacking against the troops with Stealth?
A: No, you can only ARO against the troop without Stealth. This does not prevent you from declaring Change Facing or Reset.
Related Pages: Change Facing, Hacking Area, Repeater, Reset, Stealth