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Coherency is the game mechanic which allows management of several linked troopers acting together and simultaneously in the same Order while applying a rule, Special Skill, piece of Equipment, game state... that requires those troopers to stay in close proximity.
Coherency is determined by the Zone of Control of a specific trooper known as the Reference Trooper. The Reference Trooper can vary and is defined by each rule , Special Skill, piece of Equipment... which requires Coherency (for example, the Team Leader in the Fireteam rule, the Controller in the G: Synchronized Special Skill, the Controller in the CivEvac game state...).
To be in Coherency, the rest of the linked troopers must be inside the Zone of Control of the Reference Trooper.
DEPLOYMENT PHASE COHERENCY CHECK
After having checked Coherency, the player can adjust the placement of those troopers so they are all inside the Zone of Control.
However, this adjustment is not allowed regarding the last figure kept back as reserve, nor during the deployment of that model (or models if any rule, Special Skill, piece of Equipment... allows to kept back several in reserve).
INITIAL COHERENCY CHECK
- In the Active Turn, the player must check Coherency at the start of the Order, after having declared the first Short Skill of the Order, or the Entire Order, but before measuring movement, if he has declared any.
- In the Reactive Turn, the player must check Coherency after having declared the ARO, but before measuring movement, if he has declared any.
FINAL COHERENCY CHECK
In the Active Turn and the Reactive Turn, the player must check Coherency at the end of the Order, once the Conclusion has finished, after having performed any movement due to a failed Guts Roll or any other rule.
To make the game faster, in those situations in which it is clear and evident that Coherency is kept (when the troopers are close to the Reference Trooper, and clearly inside his Zone of Control), it is not necessary to perform a Coherency Check, unless the adversary asks for it.
When a Coherency Check is failed, if a trooper is out of the Reference Trooper's ZoC, then Coherency is broken and its consequences are applied immediately, as stated by the rule, Special Skill, piece of Equipment... the player is applying.
Breaking Coherency Game Example
- In the Active Turn, after declaring a Fireteam's first Short Skill of the Order, or Entire Order, any members out of Coherency with the Team Leader would leave the Fireteam and not be activated. Fireteam Bonuses would then be recalculated.