Author Topic: (Answered) SV armor slots?  (Read 552 times)

ArcFurnace

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(Answered) SV armor slots?
« on: 26 February 2024, 18:34:49 »
Reference: TechManual, 6th printing (PDF)

The Support Vehicle Armor Table on page 134 includes a footnote indicating that "At Tech Ratings E and F, BAR 10 Armor occupies slot space equal to that of Inner Sphere and Clan Ferro-Fibrous Armor types (respectively)." Is this supposed to be 14 / 7 slots, as for mechs (page 56), or 2 / 1 slots, as for Combat Vehicles (page 105)?  The latter seems more reasonable in terms of actually fitting into a SV, but SVs generally use slot numbers equal to those for mechs for other items (see equipment tables starting on page 341).

Either case also somewhat contradicts the heading on page 134, "Space: Under these rules, no armor type available to Support Vehicles reduces their equipment slot space.", although this could be taken to indicate that the CV item slot reductions do not apply, further hinting that mech slot numbers should be used.

I will note that this came up due to using the mech-FF armor numbers rendering several canon SVs from TRO:Vehicle Annex invalid as built, which might imply that the CV numbers should be used (although some other canon SVs are invalid as built anyway ...)

Edit: it was brought to my attention that the "Space" heading on page 134 was present in the original printing of TechManual, while the table footnote was added in errata in the 3rd printing. It seems likely that the contradiction was simply missed while adding the errata, and the "Space" heading should be removed or updated to match the footnote. The question of which slot numbers to use remains.
« Last Edit: 19 May 2024, 10:09:52 by Hammer »

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Re: (Research) SV armor slots?
« Reply #1 on: 19 May 2024, 10:09:33 »
We will be issuing some errata for this.

Tech Manual, pg 134

Under Space Section:

Replace:
"Under these rules, no armor type available to Support Vehicles reduces their equipment slot space"

With:

"Except for Tech Level E-BAR 10 and Tech Level F-BAR 10, no armor type available to Support Vehicles reduces their equipment slot space."

Replace the footnote on the SUPPORT VEHICLE ARMOR TABLE:

From:
"†At Tech Ratings E and F, BAR 10 Armor occupies slot space equal to that of Inner Sphere and Clan Ferro-Fibrous Armor types (respectively)."

To:
"At Tech Ratings E and F, BAR 10 Armor occupies slot space equal to that of Inner Sphere and Clan Ferro-Fibrous Armor types (respectively). See COMBAT VEHICLE ARMOR TABLE pg 105."

Also in  Tac Ops: AUE pg 189
Under the PATCHWORK ARMOR TABLE under Vehicular Stealth.

add the following to the table
"BAR 10 TL E = 2/1”
“BAR 10 TL F = 1/1"


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