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Melee questions

A model A in B2B with an enemy B can move with a Melee action in B's ZoC.

I have some questions about it:

1) Can model A declare a melee by move 1/2" far from model B? Has it to fight model B since it is in the ZoC or not since it is not in B2B?

2) When using Side Step Defence, the model A can move 1" away from the enemy. This means he must move 1" directly away or can move laterally? Can he change facing by rotating himself after a succesfull defence?

3) With SSD or Push Defence, or with some effects that allows to move 1", a model can move but he remains in the enemy ZoC. This means that the two models are considered engaged if someone shots at one of them? When one of them declares its action, it have to declare a Melee against this model since he cannot move away from the ZoC because he's starting within it?

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1) A model without the elusive trait that cannot gain btb with the target after moving as part of a declared melee action must stop outside the ZoC. Elusive models ignore ZoC when moving but melee only happens between models in btb.
2) yes to all as the only stipulation is away from the attacker.

3) you can move directly away or directly towards an enemy while in the ZoC. You only fight if in btb. You are not considered in melee unless in btb, so the shot will not have the potential to hit the friendly model.

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Thank you!

 

Another question: is it possible to do a Simple Action of "wait" while in B2B with an enemy? That is very useful when you have a tarpit model against a stronger one and only want to stop him, delaying every risk to be wounded/killed.

To me it seems a little "stupid": in a melee exchange both models fight, maybe both of them defend themselves and do nothing, but every model has a chance to attack - even if  it's not the active one. By waiting, you don't allow the normal chance to fight back.

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If u wait your condition is lowered but the opponent don't because no melee happen.

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Wait is not one of the permitted actions while in BtB with an enemy model.

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Master Enos where i can find that in the rules? We used to wait in melee,what we miss?

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Models  in  BtB  with  an  Enemy  model  may  only  declare  Melee,  Disengage  or  Ki  Feats  without  the  Not  in  Melee  icon  (See  Ki  Feats).