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Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« on: 04 December 2022, 17:57:35 »
Can infantry with an Arrow IV, Thumper or Sniper field artillery use alternative rounds (e.g. Copperhead or flak, or in the case of Arrow IV, homing rounds)?
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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #1 on: 04 December 2022, 18:55:20 »
Yep. Still just limited to a single ton, though.
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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #2 on: 04 December 2022, 21:18:10 »
Yep. Still just limited to a single ton, though.
that's just a reason to justify taking them in mass numbers.

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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #3 on: 05 December 2022, 10:42:27 »
Yeah, I had 3 Thumpers I was using for a tournament . . . sometimes they had cluster, sometimes homing, sometimes smoke . . . all to mess with folks for my options.
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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #4 on: 10 December 2022, 04:56:00 »
LB-X guns must take cluster, everyone else is free to take whatever.

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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #5 on: 01 January 2023, 01:45:16 »
Give that Long Tom some fuel air munitions and watch them all run... out of ammo. FAM can be nasty with artillery though considering the extra radius it provides, R3 I think. That's provided your games uses the more advanced rules for it though.

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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #6 on: 01 January 2023, 06:12:40 »
Isn't Arrow IV nuclear 1 shot per ton...? Yay Davy Crocket! ;D

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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #7 on: 01 January 2023, 06:59:19 »
All the more reason to run for it after launching one of those...  8)

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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #8 on: 01 January 2023, 11:52:39 »
All the more reason to run for it after launching one of those...  8)

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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #9 on: 03 January 2023, 13:56:11 »
LB-X guns must take cluster, everyone else is free to take whatever.
Where is that from?

The only time I'm aware of fixed ammo choice is in Aerotech.
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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #10 on: 03 January 2023, 19:54:16 »
Agreed, that's what I thought too...  ???

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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #11 on: 04 January 2023, 10:34:18 »
Same . . . it is part of the reason to take platoons larger than 24 men- your guns can mix ammo types b/c you get at least 2 guns on everything but 20 class autocannons.
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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #12 on: 04 January 2023, 11:20:20 »
your guns can mix ammo types b/c you get at least 2 guns on everything but 20 class autocannons.

Hmm, standard 28 man platoon,  2x AC20,  1 Precision, 1 Standard.

Ambush, good chance at 1 hit for sure, by the 2nd round of fire, 1 AC is out of ammo and you can afford to start taking damage from return fire anyway :)

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Re: Can infantry artillery guns use alternative ammo
« Reply #13 on: 08 January 2023, 04:11:59 »
Where is that from?

The only time I'm aware of fixed ammo choice is in Aerotech.
The Field Gun rules, I think my copy of TacOps is first or second ed, and it's the old combined one, but it says:
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Ultra and Rotary Autocannon Field Guns are immune to jamming or fire control failure effects, and LB-X Autocannon Field Guns must always use cluster munitions. Gauss-based Field Guns are immune to weapon explosion effects.
Note that that no jamming rule also applies the normal and light AC's when using their rapid fire rules.