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Guessing wrong about whether or not a unit is within shotgun range has disastrous results. Is there anything in the UI that shows you what weapons range is, maybe something like the line-of-sight v hotkey?

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Why guess? That's why you run and re-run simulations before putting your turn in - to accurately test if something will work. – DMA57361 Oct 1 '11 at 21:01
This is typically true, but you can't simulate engagement out past one turn. There are times when it'd be good to know in advance if you can really hit that doorway from that cover before you plan to move over there. – keturn Oct 1 '11 at 21:14
A quick web search shows up this, so apparently the range of a shotty is "16 tiles"... which doesn't help that much; how big is a tile? – DMA57361 Oct 2 '11 at 10:48
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Yes, you can use the v line of sight hot key to work out if your shotgun unit is in range.

While holding the v key, you can move the mouse to a point to test if it is in range. If it is in range, the line from the selected point to the mouse pointer will be shown as a dashed line:

Shotgun in range

If the point is not in range, then the line will appear slightly wider with a diagonal pattern on it:

Shotgun out of range

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