How do you count spaces to determine Nearest and Farthest?

Intelligent Combatant cards will sometimes reference Nearest or Farthest. When determining what is Nearest and what is Farthest players should count out the number of spaces, counting diagonally if necessary, to the target figures or spaces. The nearest space to a figure is always an adjacent space. This counting is done at a at 1 for 1 conversion and does not follow the rules for Movement, Range, or SOI. Instead, simply count the shortest path to any non-obstructing terrain spaces.