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Re: Mixed Small Arms Squad

From: M.J.Elliott@u...
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 01:04:44 -0400
Subject: Re: Mixed Small Arms Squad

>Question:  If I have a squad of, let's say, 6 troopers, can they be
>with multiple types of small arms?

>ie:  one trooper with a Guass Rifle w/GL, four troopers with Advanced 
>Assault Riles and a Squad Leader with a Light Autopistol.  Let's say
>they're firing at a target within close range.  I figure their Small
>Firepower die should be a d12 ((GR w/GL: 3 x 1 = 3)+(AAR: 2 x 4 =
>1 x 1 = 1).  If this is correct, how do I determine what weapon impact
>to use if I beat my opponent's range die with both my die rolls
>and/or d6)?

The rules do not prevent you from having a squad with mixed small arms. 
However, as you describe above, you can work out the Firepower die OK
it gets tricky when you come to resolving any potential hits. One way
be to use the "Quick and Dirty Option" on p36. This doesn't use Impact
Armour die rolls. Otherwise you will have to decide somehow which Impact

die type to use (say a random choice?). 

Yes, its possible, but is it worth the effort? Its up to you and your 
preferred background. In practice, I think you'll find that its a lot 
easier to have units with only one small arms type (or at any rate only
Impact Die type). 

Mike Elliott, Ground Zero Games (m.j.elliottà
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