ATGW

Started by Superscribe, 27 March 2024, 08:17:32 PM

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Superscribe

Hi Mark

Thanks for the clarification on most aspects, but am still unclear on one thing.

You said above

"> bottom of Page 21 states that ATGW cannot fire as Response Fire* (see Page 50) - where the table states clearly that Dedicated ATGWs can shoot in Response Fire but Secondary ATGWs cannot. This statement (on P.21) can (& will) be clarified to state that "some" ATGWs cannot fire in Response Fire"

If all Dedicated ATGWs have a minimum range of 20cm, and you say they can use Response Fire, then I assume they can only use Response Fire against enemy assaulters or their supports if they are more than 20cm away.

Or am I missing something?

Rgds
Chris

Big Insect

Quote from: Superscribe on 02 April 2024, 11:24:05 PMHi Mark

Thanks for the clarification on most aspects, but am still unclear on one thing.

You said above

"> bottom of Page 21 states that ATGW cannot fire as Response Fire* (see Page 50) - where the table states clearly that Dedicated ATGWs can shoot in Response Fire but Secondary ATGWs cannot. This statement (on P.21) can (& will) be clarified to state that "some" ATGWs cannot fire in Response Fire"

If all Dedicated ATGWs have a minimum range of 20cm, and you say they can use Response Fire, then I assume they can only use Response Fire against enemy assaulters or their supports if they are more than 20cm away.

Or am I missing something?

Rgds
Chris

Not at all Chris - the target must be over 20cms away to allow the missiles to arm. So Flexible tac.doc. can shoot ATGWs in Response Fire at a target between 20cm+ & 25cms away and Guerilla/Partizan tac.doc. between 20cm+ and 30cms away.

Response Fire is 'tricky/complex' as it allows a defending unit (& its supports) to fire multiple times in a game-turn (see example on Page 47) at different assaulting units. But as ATGWs can only shoot at AFVs & Soft Vehicles (ignore helicopters for sake of the argument) it is less of an issue, but in a large multi-vehicle assault you could be shooting the same ATGW many times at different targets participating in the assault. Because of this there has been an argument made that suggests that ATGWs should only be allowed to shoot once in Response Fire - but that just complicates an already complex mechanism.

I hope that helps?
Cheers
Mark
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