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Arrow IV artillery: Did I play it correctly?
« on: 11 February 2018, 18:02:58 »
We recently had a game where we tested an unescorted star of Nagas against a pair of Comstar level IIs.  The way we played was that if they had line of sight with an enemy unit on-board, they could fire and hit in the same turn as if Arrow IVs were standard weapons.  Did we play this right?

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Re: Arrow IV artillery: Did I play it correctly?
« Reply #1 on: 11 February 2018, 18:26:59 »
First, advanced rules artillery (found in the rulebooks) or standard rules artillery (found only in errata so far)?

Standard rules artillery follow the same range rules as other weapons, unless you are using the extended/horizon range optional rule, then the max is 42", the end of long range.  There are no flight times.

Advanced rules artillery says any artillery fire from on-board (both the artillery unit and target are on-board) deals damage the same turn, so you don't worry about flight time there either. You only have to calculate a flight time if the artillery (or target) is off-board.
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Re: Arrow IV artillery: Did I play it correctly?
« Reply #2 on: 11 February 2018, 22:34:28 »
I used the errata rules. 

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Re: Arrow IV artillery: Did I play it correctly?
« Reply #3 on: 11 February 2018, 23:01:24 »
I used the errata rules.

So 42” max range, same as other weapons.  No flight times.
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Re: Arrow IV artillery: Did I play it correctly?
« Reply #4 on: 12 February 2018, 17:50:31 »
Beyond 42" would have been subsequent turns?

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Re: Arrow IV artillery: Did I play it correctly?
« Reply #5 on: 12 February 2018, 19:34:47 »
Beyond 42" would have been subsequent turns?

No. You can’t attack a target beyond 42” in standard rules.
There are no fight times in standard play.
If you are using the extended range rules, you can attack further away, but that applies to all weapons.
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Re: Arrow IV artillery: Did I play it correctly?
« Reply #6 on: 15 February 2018, 18:32:23 »
Thanks O0