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[Rules] Shuttles and 'contact'

 
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CyrDraconis
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:43 am    Post subject: [Rules] Shuttles and 'contact' Reply with quote

Checked the FAQ and Errata, didn't see anything on this and just need a sanity check.

ACTA:SF p20 - to recover a shuttle, it must move into 'contact' with any friendly ship. Likewise, a Suicide Shuttle attack can only happen when the SS is in 'contact' with an enemy ship in the End Phase.

I presume this refers to contact with the stem of the model (or the center of the counter), and not just the base?
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No... it actually means in contact with the base.

An earlier draft of the rules had a bit more detail.
At one time, shuttles were armed with phaser-3s and could be used in defense of any ship they were in base contact with.
This led to ships traveling at speed 4 with a cloud of shuttlecraft sittign on its base and using it's p-3 against incoming drones / plasmas.
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CyrDraconis
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
No... it actually means in contact with the base.

An earlier draft of the rules had a bit more detail.
At one time, shuttles were armed with phaser-3s and could be used in defense of any ship they were in base contact with.
This led to ships traveling at speed 4 with a cloud of shuttlecraft sittign on its base and using it's p-3 against incoming drones / plasmas.

Thanks for the clarification - makes a big difference!

Followup - guess it's 2" bases all 'round, then. Good thing I'd only made a few templates...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be my guess, since everything in ACTA: Sf has a 2" base.
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