A weapon's range (射程, Range) denotes the distance with which its wielder can attack. Measured in terms of spaces, the range with which a unit can attack with a weapon is, generally speaking, the unit's movement plus the range of the weapon; almost anywhere which falls inside this radius can be attacked, depending on the terrain properties and the weapon. The vast majority of weapons have a range of 1 or 2; attacking at 1 range is traditionally called "direct" or "melee combat", while attacking at 2 or more range is referred to as "indirect" or "ranged combat".
|Typical ranges for weapon types|
Each weapon type is primarily associated with a basic range possessed by the majority of weapons of the type; however, for each weapon type there are a small number of rarer weapons which to some degree exceed this basic range. The extended ranges almost always occur in set patterns associated with a certain type of weapon variation.
In addition, there are rare occasions on which range can be extended by other means; for example, the Marksman gains +1 range boost for all bows except longbows.
Etymology and other languages
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