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BiggRigg42

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What exactly does "non-conventional infantry" refer to?
« on: 28 September 2020, 01:00:12 »
Finally having decided to learn how infantry work, I am unsure of how to interpret "non-conventional infantry" from page 215's last paragraph of Total Warfare.

Does "non-conventional infantry" refer to infantry that is not conventional, which would be battle armor? Or does "non-conventional infantry" refer to any unit that is not conventional infantry, such as 'mechs, battle armor, tanks, and the like?

Since I just now started reading the infantry rules, I'm having trouble using context to figure out the answer. Surely, this will be the first of several questions to come. 

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Re: What exactly does "non-conventional infantry" refer to?
« Reply #1 on: 28 September 2020, 01:54:12 »
I may have figured it out. "Non-conventional infantry" must refer to any unit that is not conventional infantry, which would include battle armor or 'mechs. For, the example text illustrates the relevant rules with an Atlas.


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Re: What exactly does "non-conventional infantry" refer to?
« Reply #2 on: 28 September 2020, 07:39:32 »
I may have figured it out. "Non-conventional infantry" must refer to any unit that is not conventional infantry, which would include battle armor or 'mechs. For, the example text illustrates the relevant rules with an Atlas.

Yes, I think you are right.

It could have been worded more clearly, though. Like "attacks from anything but conventional infantry", for example.
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Re: What exactly does "non-conventional infantry" refer to?
« Reply #3 on: 28 September 2020, 08:08:27 »
Finally having decided to learn how infantry work, I am unsure of how to interpret "non-conventional infantry" from page 215's last paragraph of Total Warfare.

Does "non-conventional infantry" refer to infantry that is not conventional, which would be battle armor? Or does "non-conventional infantry" refer to any unit that is not conventional infantry, such as 'mechs, battle armor, tanks, and the like?

Since I just now started reading the infantry rules, I'm having trouble using context to figure out the answer. Surely, this will be the first of several questions to come.
Non-conventional infantry could also refer special forces or any of the specialized infantry types feature in tomes like TRO: 3085 or some of the units on this Master Unit List Page
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Re: What exactly does "non-conventional infantry" refer to?
« Reply #4 on: 28 September 2020, 10:15:34 »
Non-conventional infantry could also refer special forces or any of the specialized infantry types feature in tomes like TRO: 3085 or some of the units on this Master Unit List Page

He's asking in a rules context, wherein the units you're describing are still very much conventional infantry.
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Re: What exactly does "non-conventional infantry" refer to?
« Reply #5 on: 29 September 2020, 01:40:07 »
Yes, I think you are right.

It could have been worded more clearly, though. Like "attacks from anything but conventional infantry", for example.

Thank you. You probably thought of the best way to say this. I was thinking of a better way as well, but I like your way better. Here is what I thought up: "...attacks from non-conventional infantry (for instance, 'mechs, battle armor, tanks, or the like)..."

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Re: What exactly does "non-conventional infantry" refer to?
« Reply #6 on: 29 September 2020, 14:04:35 »
Thank you. You probably thought of the best way to say this. I was thinking of a better way as well, but I like your way better. Here is what I thought up: "...attacks from non-conventional infantry (for instance, 'mechs, battle armor, tanks, or the like)..."

Another way to phrase it could be
"...attacks from units that are not conventional infantry (units such as 'mechs, battle armor, tanks, or the like)..."

This way it acts as a negation, rather than potentially an alternate format

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Re: What exactly does "non-conventional infantry" refer to?
« Reply #7 on: 29 September 2020, 18:55:46 »
Another way to phrase it could be
"...attacks from units that are not conventional infantry (units such as 'mechs, battle armor, tanks, or the like)..."

This way it acts as a negation, rather than potentially an alternate format

Ooo, that's also good.