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Dragon Cat

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EMP
« on: 19 February 2011, 15:29:31 »
I've recently been reading the novel Homefront The Voice of Freedom based on the upcoming game.

In it an EMP blast from orbit fries much of Americas electronics.

My question to you guys is how effective would EMP be in BattleTech?

I know Mechs and probably vehicles would probably be fine as they have survived as much in the Jihad but would regular communications, electronics and goods be affected as bad as todays or would they be sophisticated enough to survive it?

Thanks

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cray

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Re: EMP
« Reply #1 on: 19 February 2011, 20:38:43 »
See JHS:3072 and its nuke rules. EMP does very litttle to BT ground units (its rolled into the secondary effects of a nuclear attack), and does nothing to BT spacecraft (which need a direct hit to notice a nuke).
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cray

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Re: EMP
« Reply #2 on: 20 February 2011, 08:35:05 »
Addendum: some very intense, point-blank EMP-ish effects can bother 'Mechs, including an arriving HPG pulse, the EMP mine of TR2750, and (previously) magnetic pulse warheads used to be able to wobble a fusion reactor's magnetic field, though software changes have largely negated MPWs.

Generally, though, 'Mechs and other modern BT warmachines are not greatly bothered by EMP.
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

**"A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything." --Wash, Firefly.
**"Well, the first class name [for pocket WarShips]: 'Ship with delusions of grandeur that is going to evaporate 3.1 seconds after coming into NPPC range' tended to cause morale problems...." --Korzon77
**"Describe the Clans." "Imagine an entire civilization built out of 80’s Ric Flairs, Hulk Hogans, & Macho Man Randy Savages ruling over an entire labor force with Einstein Level Intelligence." --Jake Mikolaitis


Disclaimer: Anything stated in this post is unofficial and non-canon unless directly quoted from a published book. Random internet musings of a BattleTech writer are not canon.

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Re: EMP
« Reply #3 on: 20 February 2011, 08:36:29 »
Thanks Cray
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As always please enjoy and if you have any questions about my AU (or want to chat about ideas I could incorporate into it) feel free to PM me.

 

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