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MyndkryM

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What Causes A Unit To Receive Special Abilites?
« on: 07 September 2021, 21:31:54 »
I've been reading up about Alternate Autocannon Ammunition within the optional rules section of AS:CE, and decided the play around with the MUL. I noticed something interesting; that the Rifleman only has three variants with the AC special ability? This seemed a bit odd, so I looked up other iconic "AC"-mechs (Jagermech, Blackjack) and the same thing....a surprising low number of variants with the AC ability.

What triggers a unit to receive (or not) a special ability? (AC, LRM, SRM?)
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Re: What Causes A Unit To Receive Special Abilites?
« Reply #1 on: 07 September 2021, 21:45:44 »
I've been reading up about Alternate Autocannon Ammunition within the optional rules section of AS:CE, and decided the play around with the MUL. I noticed something interesting; that the Rifleman only has three variants with the AC special ability? This seemed a bit odd, so I looked up other iconic "AC"-mechs (Jagermech, Blackjack) and the same thing....a surprising low number of variants with the AC ability.

What triggers a unit to receive (or not) a special ability? (AC, LRM, SRM?)

it cant be be affected by heat, and it has to do the full one point, it cant be rounded up

MyndkryM

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Re: What Causes A Unit To Receive Special Abilites?
« Reply #2 on: 07 September 2021, 22:09:48 »
Ah....thank you....that makes sense.  :thumbsup:
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Re: What Causes A Unit To Receive Special Abilites?
« Reply #3 on: 08 September 2021, 00:16:38 »
Also depends what type of autocannon the unit has.  Not all types get the AC special.
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Kerfuffin(925)

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Re: What Causes A Unit To Receive Special Abilites?
« Reply #4 on: 08 September 2021, 00:21:12 »
yeah, they need to be able to use special ammo. so LBX and Ultras are out. (and they always factor LBX ACs as shooting cluster rounds)

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Re: What Causes A Unit To Receive Special Abilites?
« Reply #5 on: 10 September 2021, 11:02:55 »
It should be a mech, vehicle, proto, ASF, or VTOL that has a AC/LAC/PAC equipped.  Hence you have the original 3025 Riflemans (LL & AC/5 and AC/10) and then a later 3070s Davion Rifleman that mounts LACs that can use the special ammo.  The ones between typically used UACs, Light Gauss, RAC/5, or LB-5X which do not qualify.
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