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From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-pittelli.com>
Subject: Re: Definitive ruling requested!
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 09:35:43 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Steve Tyng wrote:
> I am requesting a definitive ruling from the Rule Master Pittelli
> concerning the following point.
> *     What constitutes a "Frontal Hit" on a turret?

How about these guidelines:

a) On turrets that have a front facet or mantel (whichever is largest) 
that is at least 50% as wide as the widest part of the turret, the front 
facet or mantel (which is largest) is the "front" of the turret.

b) On all other turrets, the "front" is the region of the turret lying 
within a 90 degree arc drawn from the middle of the turret that is 
centered on the gun. In such cases, two boundary lines will be painted 
on the turret to mark the frontal area.

I haven't researched every possible turret, but I think that these 
guidelines would be fair for the great majority of them. The circular 
turrets (like the Sherman) and spherical turrets (like the T72) cause 
the biggest problem, because the have no facets and/or their mantels are 
relatively small.  But, I think that guideline (b) solves such problems 
quite well (thanks Eric).


        Frank "RM" Pittelli