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Ft_Hood

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New to Alpha Strike
« on: 03 December 2020, 05:45:28 »
Have a quick question about Special Abilities for a Firestarter Mek, it shows a special ability "REARO */-/-" What is the range of this rear mounted weapon when it reads */-/- ??

Also, where can I find the explanation in the new commanders source book?

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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #1 on: 03 December 2020, 06:37:49 »
It only has short range ability. The 0* indicates something called “minimum damage”.

Before you take the shot, roll 1D6, on a 4+ you can take the shot. Otherwise it can’t do any damage that turn.

If the shot hits, it only does 1 damage.

Obviously the professionals may correct me.

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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #2 on: 03 December 2020, 18:06:50 »
Thanks, where can I find this information? Is it in the new source book? Trying to get familiar with all of the special abilities.

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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #3 on: 03 December 2020, 19:15:31 »
Alpha Strike: Commander's Edition is the current main book. It's getting a new printing soon.

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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #4 on: 03 December 2020, 19:22:40 »
The PDF is still available though

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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #5 on: 03 December 2020, 20:19:28 »
It’s also in the free AS quick start rules. Minimal Damage P17.
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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #6 on: 03 December 2020, 20:44:38 »
I think the OP has the Commanders edition already. In the post he asks for a page # in the Cammanders book. I'm not at home with my book to help him, but the other commenters seem to assume he's asking what book it's in, not the page#. Just FYI.

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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #7 on: 03 December 2020, 20:54:52 »
Explanation of the REAR special starts at the bottom of pg. 78 in my version of the Commander's Edition (pdf, first printing)
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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #8 on: 03 December 2020, 21:09:18 »
The 0* is explained on page 48?  The damage page.  Minimal Damage.
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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #9 on: 03 December 2020, 21:12:25 »
Hah, that's what I get for looking at the first part of the question and not the actual question.  Whoops. :D
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Re: New to Alpha Strike
« Reply #10 on: 04 December 2020, 00:33:04 »
Excellent, I found in both places....in the Commanders source book and on the AS free .pdf. That helps a lot...!!!