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einherjarvalk

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(Answered) Physical Attacks with Variable Damage
« on: 09 April 2022, 01:27:32 »
When making a physical attack with variable damage rules in play, is the damage applied as a single hit equal to the attacker's Size (or Size +1 if MEL equipment is present), or is each point of damage rolled for individually as with ranged weapons? The wording for both Multiple Damage Rolls and Multiple Attack Roles references ranged weapon attacks, but neither specify how physical damage should be applied.

Additionally, do TN modifiers for attacker movement (i.e., standstill -1, jumping +2) apply to the TN when making a physical attack? AS:CE states "The base Target Number for all physical attacks is the unit’s Skill Rating. This Target Number is modified based on the physical attack type chosen, the target’s movement capability, terrain features, and
other miscellaneous situations," but attacker movement modifiers are not specified and it's unclear if they're considered "miscellaneous situations."
« Last Edit: 09 April 2022, 14:32:18 by nckestrel »

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Re: Physical Attacks with Variable Damage
« Reply #1 on: 09 April 2022, 06:16:29 »
Page references please.
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Re: Physical Attacks with Variable Damage
« Reply #2 on: 09 April 2022, 13:44:10 »
Sorry, the Physical Attacks quote I grabbed is from is p.45, AS:CE 4th printing. Variable Damage is p. 175.

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Re: Physical Attacks with Variable Damage
« Reply #3 on: 09 April 2022, 14:31:55 »
There are different answers for the two options.
Multiple Damage Rolls: "successful weapon attack".  A physical attack would just apply it's damage, no variable damage rolls.
Multiple Attack Rolls: "any time a unit attacks a target". A physical attack would roll an attack roll for each point of damage.
   Note the Multiple Attack Rolls and physical attacks is being reviewed along with artillery from this question. https://bg.battletech.com/forums/alpha-strike/multiple-attack-rolls-used-with-artillery-attacks/

Yes, attacker movement modifier applies to physical attacks.




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