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Stuart Harrison

Dense terrain is purely a line of sight definition.  Normally, you’d also declare it to be rough ground for a movement effect, but not always – example, smoke is soft cover and dense terrain – it doesn’t affect movement.

There are three things to cover with terrain – Line of sight, cover, and movement.

Does it block LOS?  Does it restrict LOS? (dense terrain) Can you see through it, even if somewhat obscured? (a few bushes giving soft cover but allowing LOS), No effect on LOS and no cover

Soft Cover, Hard cover, or no cover?

Open ground, Rough Ground, Obstacle, Impassable?  Is it different for Infantry, Artillery or Vehicles?

You’re not always going to define a piece of terrain with a single term.