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Blue Shield PFD
« on: 25 February 2011, 15:46:59 »
Did anybody ever come up with a BV1 for this? I was thinking, maybe, add 30 points to the base Defensive Battle Rating while subtracting 20 points for "explosive ammo" for each of its seven locations?
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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #1 on: 25 February 2011, 15:59:07 »
Did anybody ever come up with a BV1 for this? I was thinking, maybe, add 30 points to the base Defensive Battle Rating while subtracting 20 points for "explosive ammo" for each of its seven locations?

I coulda sworn that the actual BV1 for that was in MAximum tech...

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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #2 on: 26 February 2011, 09:43:22 »
Unbound, actually.
No mention of BV, though.

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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #3 on: 26 February 2011, 14:31:21 »
HMP seems to suggest that it's calculated as 50% of the armor factor in the defensive BV.
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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #4 on: 18 March 2011, 14:00:31 »
HMP seems to suggest that it's calculated as 50% of the armor factor in the defensive BV.

It's just occurred to me to ask... is that offset by subtracting the usual 20 points per location for "explosive ammo"?
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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #5 on: 18 March 2011, 14:48:39 »
I have never use that device... is it good ?  ::)
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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #6 on: 19 March 2011, 06:13:00 »
It halves normal/support PPC damage, rounded down to a minimum of 1 point.
Downside, you can only use it without any problems for six turns (total, not consecutive).
So if you know your opponent likes PPCs, it can be pretty useful - turning a PPC hit into an ML hit.
Add Reflective Armour and your opponent won't be happy (ever seen an Awesome or a Hellstar cry?).

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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #7 on: 19 March 2011, 12:14:58 »
6 rounds might be enough in a one on one or small unit match up, especially since these fights last for what? 10-15 rounds on average? Turn Blue Shield on just when the other guy's PPCs become most effective and you'll have a huge firepower advantage for the when it counts the most.

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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #8 on: 19 March 2011, 12:25:35 »
Its important to mention that a critical hit on an active PFD causes a 5 point explosion.
I found this fact most annoying, as my opponent tended to aim PPCs elsewhere and instead engaged with LBX and SRMs when possible.
Blue shield crit- bam! Following LBX ammo crit- bam! Stacy church was soundly asleep when a Ghurka lopped her Zeus' head off.

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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #9 on: 19 March 2011, 12:30:38 »
Its important to mention that a critical hit on an active PFD causes a 5 point explosion.
I found this fact most annoying, as my opponent tended to aim PPCs elsewhere and instead engaged with LBX and SRMs when possible.
Blue shield crit- bam! Following LBX ammo crit- bam! Stacy church was soundly asleep when a Ghurka lopped her Zeus' head off.

Blue Shield + Ferro-Lamellar FTW?

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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #10 on: 19 March 2011, 13:01:07 »
Would be an excellent combination, yes.

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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #11 on: 19 March 2011, 13:53:15 »
Have fun finding the crits.
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Re: Blue Shield PFD
« Reply #12 on: 19 March 2011, 16:04:14 »