Author Topic: (Answered) How do Laser-Guided Bombs use TAG?  (Read 553 times)

Sleet01

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(Answered) How do Laser-Guided Bombs use TAG?
« on: 15 January 2024, 05:57:51 »
RAW, it looks like Laser-Guided Bombs will never get their bonus because the prerequisite can never be met.
Bombing attacks always target hexes:

Total Warfare page 245:
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A unit at Altitude 5 or lower can make a
dive-bombing attack against a single hex...

Total Warfare page 256:
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Altitude-Bombing: Altitude-bombing works similarly to straf-
ing, allowing a fighter to attack a continuous row of hexes...


But Laser-Guided Bombs specify that they get a to-hit modifier when attacking units:

Total Warfare page 256:
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Laser-Guided (LG): Laser-guided bombs act exactly like HE
bombs, except when targeted against a unit designated by a
friendly TAG (see below). Against such units, apply a –2 to-hit
modifier.

Should we be tagging hexes to get the LG Bomb to-hit bonus, or should we assume that having a TAGged enemy unit _in_ a hex gives the to-hit bonus when attacking that hex with LG Bombs?
(I ask because MegaMek is picky about this difference)
« Last Edit: 19 January 2024, 12:19:12 by Hammer »
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Re: (Research) How do Laser-Guided Bombs use TAG?
« Reply #1 on: 19 January 2024, 12:17:59 »
Laser-guided bombs act exactly like HE bombs, except when targeted against a hex designated by a friendly TAG or containing a unit so designated(see below). Against such targets, apply a -2 to-hit modifier.

Also the front/back check from Total Warfare.
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Re: (Answered) How do Laser-Guided Bombs use TAG?
« Reply #2 on: 21 January 2024, 15:47:47 »
Roger, thanks!
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