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DNordeen
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:43 am    Post subject: Energy Module? Reply with quote

The rules aren't as clear as I'd like, so, I'm making a few assumptions on Andro Energy Modules:

1) The PA panels are always active
2) The PA panels do not cost energy to use (unlike ship PA panels)
3) If hit, the PA panels absorb damage normally and then internals are scored.

Is that right?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that is correct.

The "don't cost energy to use" because the internal power systems and internal structure are just assumed. (That's why it takes 12 points of damage to destroy a PA panel on an energy module, instead of just 1 point.)

Also, if a PA panel is destroyed, any energy it is holding is immediately released as internal damage (to the energy module).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJ,

Thx. Now I've got a new one.

Since there aren't any PA boxes in the hull, how would a PA panel be destroyed?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rule (5V2a2) - "It takes twelve points of internal damage to destroy a power absorber panel on an energy module."

It's not allocated damage, it just hapens automatically when 12 points of damage are scored. Remember the PA panels are the only 'system' that the Module has, at least in game terms anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kang is correct.

Since the PA panels on an energy module take 12 points of damage (instead of 1) to destroy, it is expected that the damage will be done simply as a running total.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact, weren't there some ship cards done for Energy Modules in a Communique or something?

[Edit]: They are in Communique #73
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx everyone. For some reason I was skipping the PA panel part and reading that the EM took 12 points of internal damage to destroy.
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