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BattleTech Game Systems => Aerospace Combat => Topic started by: RevenVrake on 25 October 2021, 22:51:59

Title: Intercepting Cap Missiles with Aerospace fighters
Post by: RevenVrake on 25 October 2021, 22:51:59
I kinda got an odd question. Lets set the timeline at just before the SLDF kicked the crap outta the Periphery nations.

Most warships of the time didn't mount much in the way of Point Defense (the SLDF it is said relied on its aerospace fighters to screen their ships).
So, does that mean that the aerospace fighters deployed alongside the warships (or dropships or whatever) can intercept incoming Capital Missiles and shoot them down before they can hit a target? To do that do they use their entire warload or can they only engage missiles with their own 'point defense' weaponry?

Title: Re: Intercepting Cap Missiles with Aerospace fighters
Post by: Weirdo on 26 October 2021, 00:41:13
In order:

Yes, the rules are in StratOps. Anything can try to use any guns to shoot down CapMissiles.

Both are options. The numbers aren't easy, so I advise using the full warload to get more dice on your side.

Also, don't forget the main method the SLDF used to protect their big ships from missiles: using their smaller units (whether they be destroyers, corvettes, DropShips, or fighters, or any combination of the above) to destroy the missile units outside of direct launch range. It's the same method they used to protect their big ships from fighters.
Title: Re: Intercepting Cap Missiles with Aerospace fighters
Post by: Lord Cameron on 26 October 2021, 01:44:30
In order:

Yes, the rules are in StratOps. Anything can try to use any guns to shoot down CapMissiles.


Can and should