When Torque enters this routine, the enemy is 7 squares in front of him, and there is at least one obstruction between Torque and the enemy. If there are 5 empty squares directly in front of Torque, then a barrier or mine or other obstruction, and then the enemy, then Torque can frag the enemy by launching a missile into the obstruction and inflicting splash damage on the enemy directly behind it.

The **scan forward**
command scans the spaces in front of Torque, and extands 5 squares. This
means that if the **scan forward**
only finds empty squares, then the obstruction must be in the next square,
and the enemy in the one after that, so it can be fragged.

Therefore, Torque does a **scan
forward** and if it shows only empty squares,
he launches a missile.

Otherwise, Torque checks for mines, and then jumps
to the **Evade:**
routine.