Taking Cover with Tower Shields provides omnidirectional benefits of standard cover, but does not otherwise count as cover for the wielder in any direction
After doing some book trawling, I believe this is the correct answer to this question. This is because of a few reasons. On the sidebar on page 462 it details something called Subordinate Actions with ...
Unless otherwise state by some specific ability (i.e. sharpshooter)
Cover applies equally to all forms of attack
I'm going to steal a fair amount from my answer about reach weapons and cover here, as I think it's mostly the same.
With that in mind we can evaluate whether or not an attack from some position incurs cover from another position.
Yes, cover does affect melee attacks
The rules for cover are below:
Walls, trees, creatures, and other obstacles can provide cover during
combat, making a target more difficult to harm. A target can benefit
from cover only when an attack or other effect originates on the
opposite side of the cover.
There are three degrees of cover: ...
Shields don't provide cover (to the wielder), they provide an AC bonus
The relevant text from Raise a Shield states:
When you have Raised a Shield, you gain its listed circumstance bonus
to AC. Your shield remains raised until the start of your next turn.
A tower shield goes beyond this to allow you to Take Cover behind your shield while it is raised:
The section on Shields (CRB 277) specifically mentions this:
When you have a tower shield raised, you can use the Take Cover action
(page 471) to increase the circumstance bonus to AC to +4. This lasts
until the shield is no longer raised. If you would normally provide
lesser cover against an attack, having your tower shield raised
The area is light obscurement.
Goblins are in total cover (including other small creatures).
Medium sized creatures are in three-quarters cover.
Consider that the medium creatures actually have better sight over the area, looking down into the grass.
The grass is loud, if anyone is moving in it - the grass would reveal the presence of a creature in ear ...
You're on the right track but you just need to combine the concepts a bit.
RAW, Concealment is a property of an area, and can either be Lightly or Heavily Obscured.
The grass blocks line of sight, but only within a set distance from the ground.
Therefore, the grass constitutes a Heavily Obscured area that only exists close to the ground.
Anything fully ...