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Re: Best close air support- type, weapon and canon design?
« Reply #30 on: 19 August 2017, 00:01:59 »
I'd take clan Xerxes myself, standard, 2 and 3. Pairing them with Points of Chippewa IICs.

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Re: Best close air support- type, weapon and canon design?
« Reply #31 on: 19 August 2017, 18:54:39 »
Now, conventional aircraft can't use alt munitions under standard rules, but otherwise, the MechBuster satisfies basically both.
3025? SRM or AC/20 version. Later, LB-20X version.
Simple and cheap.
Unfortunate Inferno Bombs aren't standard rules...

EDIT Wait, aerospace units with LB-20Xs must use cluster rounds always unless playing with house rules, no?

if its srm6s and the big acBOOM, why most people dont mention a riever for this role? i never knew ground support rules for asf, but the riever looks great for that on paper. but i never read anybody saying that the riever is one of their favourite fighters. why is that so?

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Re: Best close air support- type, weapon and canon design?
« Reply #32 on: 19 August 2017, 22:33:29 »
Because there are better things . . . for instance, UAC/20 which would do 30 pts of damage IIRC.  Or plasma rifles and to a lesser extent cannons as mentioned before.
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Re: Best close air support- type, weapon and canon design?
« Reply #33 on: 20 August 2017, 01:52:26 »
The rules have never been clear if shots from cluster guns and such use the averages and 5-point hits when attacking ground units, or if the abstract is only used in air-to-air shots.

The example for a strike attack on page 245 of total warfare does just that.
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Re: Best close air support- type, weapon and canon design?
« Reply #34 on: 23 August 2017, 17:28:03 »
if its srm6s and the big acBOOM, why most people dont mention a riever for this role? i never knew ground support rules for asf, but the riever looks great for that on paper. but i never read anybody saying that the riever is one of their favourite fighters. why is that so?

I said that just a few posts above. Nice to meet a kindred soul, though.
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Re: Best close air support- type, weapon and canon design?
« Reply #35 on: 24 August 2017, 13:24:44 »
My personal love is for the Hawk Moth.

A light gauss rifle that moves 8/12 on board is a tough customer. It can stay outside your range and snipe you, and almost always dictate the range. In packs they get especially nasty.  But really only works for battlemechs and vehicles.

For anti-infantry work a Warrior H-10. paired heavy machine guns and a 5t BA bay means you can take out infantry and then drop battle armour to finish the job.
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Re: Best close air support- type, weapon and canon design?
« Reply #36 on: 08 December 2017, 17:01:34 »
Because there are better things . . . for instance, UAC/20 which would do 30 pts of damage IIRC.  Or plasma rifles and to a lesser extent cannons as mentioned before.

I trust you have noticed the F-700b variant of the Riever, with an UAC-20 and 10 Streak 6 racks? At least that seems to be the loadout Sarna lists.

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Re: Best close air support- type, weapon and canon design?
« Reply #37 on: 10 December 2017, 07:07:45 »
I would like a attack VTOL with a Light PPC and a Thunderbolt 10 . The problem with Yellow Jackets is that they slow with thin armor.

 

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