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Aegis questions (Borders of Madness)

 
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terryoc
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:07 am    Post subject: Aegis questions (Borders of Madness) Reply with quote

Two questions about the Aegis rules in Hydran Attack.

1. When an Aegis ship fires a phaser at a seeking weapon which has impacted a friendly ship, what range is used? Defensive fire is normally conducted as being at Range 1, is this the same for Aegis, or is the true range used? I propose that Aegis fire obeys all the defensive fire rules for simplicity's sake. Of course if true range is used there's an advantage to keeping your Aegis ship right in the same hex as the ship(s) you want to protect, because it would fire at Range Zero.

2. What arcs may fire? Presumably the weapon arcs that bear on the defended ship(s) are used.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Use the actual range. The exception is for ADDs, which just use their chart. (That is why they are limited to ships only two hexes away.)

2. The weapon must bear on the protected ship. We are, however, conveniently ignoring the potential issue of having the seeking weapon on the opposite side of the protected ship.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mjwest wrote:
2. The weapon must bear on the protected ship. We are, however, conveniently ignoring the potential issue of having the seeking weapon on the opposite side of the protected ship.

In any case, it has already been previously declared that defensive weapons fire at the seeking weapons 'all the way in' to the target. This is why you use Range 1 for the phaser-3's. Therefore the escorts can fire 'all the way in', too, and it won't be until the very last fraction of a second, if at all, that the seeking weapon is 'masked' by the protected ship.
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