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MUL AS cards - questions re: Elementals
« on: 12 September 2022, 15:08:42 »
Greetings. I searched the posts before creating this topic, please forgive me if I overlooked a relevant one.

Consider me among the players who wonder why no cards for Elementals were included with the miniatures in the "Clan Invasion" box.  :flame:  ANYWAY, I am trying to understand some info in the Name of the 'Elemental Battle Armor' for which I searched.

What is meant by "(Sqd#)" in the name, for example "Elemental Battle Armor [Laser](Sqd6)" - to what does the number 6 refer? To what do any of the numbers - 3, 4, 5, 6 - refer?

Since each team of Elementals begins with a starting size of five warriors, I don't think the (Sqd#) refers to the number of warriors in the unit, but maybe I'm wrong. I see that the PV usually changes for the different #.

I'm asking so I can select the appropriate Name for a card to represent the base of Elementals during a game. All help is appreciated, thanks.  :)

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Re: MUL AS cards - questions re: Elementals
« Reply #1 on: 12 September 2022, 15:10:30 »
It’s the squad size, number of troopers.  Clans usually use five, but it’s possible other squad sizes could be used, even for Elementals.  When the IS steals some for example.
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Re: MUL AS cards - questions re: Elementals
« Reply #2 on: 12 September 2022, 15:53:05 »
That's it?

Cool, thanks.

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Re: MUL AS cards - questions re: Elementals
« Reply #3 on: 12 September 2022, 19:03:02 »
yep. the squad size also governs the transport capacity needed to move the unit. so a squad size 4 unit would be IT4 (infantry transport, 4 tons), a clan squad size 5 unit would need IT5, etc.

generally:
Squad size 4 is used by most of the IS factions
Squad size 5 is used by clan factions
squad size 6 is used by Comstar and the WoB.

though some exceptions exist. (the Marian hegemony for example uses a "contubernium" of 5 BA troopers similar to the clan system. and some individual regiments within a faction might use atypical squad sizes. thus why all the suits have the multiple options. because a comguard unit using captured elemental suits would be in 6 suit units, while a clan force in later periods might well have some captured IS suits in use using 5 suit units, etc.

(annoyingly, there is a faction that uses 3 suit units, but the MUL does not support them currently. then again, The Society is such a short lived faction)

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Re: MUL AS cards - questions re: Elementals
« Reply #4 on: 19 September 2022, 19:49:38 »
There are a limited number of suits with SQD3 entries