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wildkadabra

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(Answered) Alpha Strike Indirect firing.
« on: 25 March 2021, 22:21:37 »
I was reading the Alpha Strike: Commander Edition Manual, I am new to Alpha Strike and  I have been trying to understand the rules for indirect fire. The manual states the following:

Indirect fire attacks use the range and movement modifier of
the attacking unit, the movement modifiers of the target, and terrain
and movement modifiers based on the spotter’s LOS. An additional
+1 Target Number modifier applies to the attack itself. Another +1
applies if the spotter makes an attack of its own in the same turn.

The first part is clear: Let us suppose my Archer is standing still at 15" from target with a base skill level: That would be 4 -1 + 2

Let us suppose the target moved and has a TMM of +1

Let us suppose there are woods between the spotter and the target so there is another + 1

The part I do not understand clearly is this:
and movement modifiers based on the spotter’s LOS

Do you also add the spotter's movement modifiers or does it refer to the targets? So if the spotter stands still do you get a -1? If the spotter jumps you get a +2? Or does it mean that you add the targets TMM a second time from the Spotters PoV?
« Last Edit: 26 March 2021, 00:06:15 by nckestrel »

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Re: Alpha Strike Indirect firing.
« Reply #1 on: 26 March 2021, 00:06:01 »
"and terrain and movement modifiers based on the spotter’s LOS."
The terrain modifiers are based on the spotter's LOS, the movement modifiers are based on the spotter's movement mode.

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Do you also add the spotter's movement modifiers or does it refer to the targets?
Spotter's.
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So if the spotter stands still do you get a -1? If the spotter jumps you get a +2?
Exactly.  Note infantry do not have attacker movement modifiers, so if the spotter is an infantry unit there is no spotter movement modifier.
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Or does it mean that you add the targets TMM a second time from the Spotters PoV?
No.
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Re: (Answered) Alpha Strike Indirect firing.
« Reply #2 on: 26 March 2021, 11:42:45 »
So if attacker stands still, and spotter stands still, do you get a -2 mod? A -1 for each of them?

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Re: (Answered) Alpha Strike Indirect firing.
« Reply #3 on: 26 March 2021, 14:25:46 »
Yes, you use both.
If both stand still, then  two -1s for a total of -2.
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Re: (Answered) Alpha Strike Indirect firing.
« Reply #4 on: 26 March 2021, 15:20:24 »
Thank you for the quick and clear answers!

 

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