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A skirmishing unit can split its fire across any targets in range and arc as per page 64, pt.4.
1. Does each individual base have an arc of 45 degrees or does the arc apply to the whole firing unit ?
2. If a skirmishing unit splits its fire, do the skirmish fire CD modifiers apply separately to each target ?
3. Or do those CD modifiers apply in total to the firing unit and then the firing player allocates any remaining dice across the available targets ?
Two situations especially highlight the questions above:
a) an elite small 4-base unit skirmishing and armed with breechloaders split its skirmish fire across 4 targets. Using 2. above, gives 3 CD per target; whereas using 3. above, gives 6 CD in total to split across the 4 targets.
b) in the same game, a green small 4-base unit of unformed skirmishing mounted cavalry was shooting at 3 skirmishing targets. Under 2. above it gets 1 CD per target; whereas under 3. above it gets just 1 CD in total. (1 CD being the minimum.)
Many thanks !