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Re: Armored Missiles

From: Joachim Heck - SunSoft <jheck@E...>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 13:32:37 -0500
Subject: Re: Armored Missiles

Rick Rutherford writes:

@:) If you have a group of 4 missiles coming at a capital ship that
@:) has 6 PDAFS, do you let all 6 PDAFS shoot at each of the 4
@:) missiles one at a time, or do the 6 PDAFS get one shot at all 4
@:) missiles before they hit?

  How about neither?  We allow, in any one turn, one PDAF to fire on
one missile.  So if you had four missiles approaching your ship with
six PDAFs, you might assign two PDAFs each to two of the missiles, and
one PDAF each to the remaining two missiles.  As usual, it's never
explicitly stated in the rules (and you can make your own anyway) that
missiles do not move in groups, but I think this is implied by the
fact that the MT rules always refer to missiles in the singular when
discussing attacks on them by *DAF.

  In any event, our group has also not been completely amazed by the
effectiveness of missiles.  For us, this has little to do with PDAF
and more to do with the fact that missiles are not terribly
manouverable.  I guess this means that we haven't had a lot of them
launched at capital ships, though, because those are even less
manouverable than the missiles.


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