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BattleTech Game Systems => Aerospace Combat => Topic started by: Coldstone on 12 January 2022, 11:14:52

Title: Question out of curiosity
Post by: Coldstone on 12 January 2022, 11:14:52
Sadly I don't have the rulebooks yet, but is the max damageoutput of a warship weapon bay still capped at 70? Or is more possible now.

I ask cause I wanted to build some ships of the game dreadnought, and on of them has several quad cannon turrets, which would perfectly fit with NAC 20 or 25.

My old build was two 25 and one 20 to get to the maxcap.
Title: Re: Question out of curiosity
Post by: AlphaMirage on 12 January 2022, 11:24:44
Presently bays remain limited to 70
Title: Re: Question out of curiosity
Post by: Coldstone on 12 January 2022, 11:26:17
Thanks. So Triple turrets still.
Title: Re: Question out of curiosity
Post by: Ruger on 12 January 2022, 16:41:17
Could always do quad HNPPC’s or quad NAC/10’s or quad LNGauss.

Ruger
Title: Re: Question out of curiosity
Post by: glitterboy2098 on 12 January 2022, 19:38:53
could also use twin NAC30's and fluff them as using a double barrelled firing mechanism.
Title: Re: Question out of curiosity
Post by: Coldstone on 13 January 2022, 10:03:46
Well. I want to build the Monarch class.

https://dreadnought.fandom.com/wiki/Monarch?file=Monarch.png (https://dreadnought.fandom.com/wiki/Monarch?file=Monarch.png)
Title: Re: Question out of curiosity
Post by: cray on 13 January 2022, 20:02:57
Medium and heavy mass drivers (TacOps) are allowed to exceed the 70-point bay limits because, well, they do 100- and 140 capital points per shot.

However, their very limited firing arc, +2 to-hit penalty, and ridiculous tonnages (50,000 and 100,000 tons) mean they're pretty useless compared to any other combination of bays adding up to 140 points of damage.
Title: Re: Question out of curiosity
Post by: Daryk on 13 January 2022, 20:22:15
So... since the limit doesn't apply to them, I can mount one dorsal and a second ventral and count them both in a Nose bay? ???

Careful there, good sir...  ^-^
Title: Re: Question out of curiosity
Post by: theagent on 08 March 2022, 20:51:20
So... since the limit doesn't apply to them, I can mount one dorsal and a second ventral and count them both in a Nose bay? ???

Careful there, good sir...  ^-^

Those would be separate bays, to be honest.

To be honest, though, 70 points is probably going to be overkill, as there extremely few canon designs that have thresholds over 35 capital points.  So as long as your bays can do at least 40-50 capital points, you're rolling for critical chances every round you hit.
Title: Re: Question out of curiosity
Post by: pokefan548 on 09 March 2022, 17:56:00
So... since the limit doesn't apply to them, I can mount one dorsal and a second ventral and count them both in a Nose bay? ???

Careful there, good sir...  ^-^

If memory serves, WarShips can only have one (though it's been a minute since I've looked at the rules).

More interesting is that space stations can take six, one for each firing arc.