It basically means that you move them around in order to maximize contact. Imagine two units are facing each other but are not perfectly aligned, once the first unit makes contact it moves around to align with the other, if it can't because of an obstacle then the target will. Hope this helps.
Yes! thanks! Well. i more or less thought it would mean this. Or that I had to move individual models to maximize contact.
That helps alot. However this could mean that 5 bases fighting 5 bases (all 2cm wide) match for 100%... no other unit could attack the front of this conflict. So imagine you would like to 'keep some space' for your giant who also wants to charge the front of that specific unit I guess that giant is out of luck and should try a flank move... Thats unusual, but if those are the rules that will work just fine!
Does this also mean that 5 units will always fight 5 units? I mean, considering that bases that might be 2,5cm or 2cm.... the game doesnt say anything about basing, but i asume warhammer basing is quite common. But that could mean that the smaller the bases the less units of the enemy will have contact and so the less units of the enemy can attack. I know this is a bit of a stretch, and I know that this is not the mentality OPR players will most likely have, just wondering if there is anything that accounts for this. I mean,... trolls are 4x4cm bases? So it will always be 3 trolls vs 5 (10) dwarfs ... for example... right? Trolls cannot be based on 2x2cm bases because that would screw those poor dwarfs.
ah, I see! They dont have to be in base contact, they ALL get to attack! Thats interesting. I m really looking forward to play this with friends sometime. I dont know if i can motivate them to do so... but I sure hope so