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BattleTech Game Systems => A Time of War => Topic started by: Cpt_Blood on 12 October 2018, 09:00:39

Title: Suppression fire
Post by: Cpt_Blood on 12 October 2018, 09:00:39
Hi community

I want to know, in the following paragraph of the rule book , page 174 (i quote)

"In a suppression fire attack, a line of shots is directed
across an area without actually aiming at a specific target. To
execute a suppression fire attack, the attacker must trace a line
of adjacent 1-meter hexes (or spaces 1 meter in diameter), while
firing at least one shot (and up to 5) into each one."

Does that mean

1°)I draw circles on the map 1 m diameter each in a straight line from the position of the shooter to the potentials target, in this case that mean i am limited for a short range (due to number of shot in burst fire)


2°) I first draw a circle on a target and then i draw the others circles adjacent to the first one ?

Does it seem clear for you ?
Title: Re: Suppression fire
Post by: Althalus on 12 October 2018, 09:26:02

we play it with the second Option. The first, for me and my group, makes no sense.

Title: Re: Suppression fire
Post by: guardiandashi on 12 October 2018, 10:57:37
this may not be totally accurate, but it goes to my understanding of the intent.

1 you decide that you are going to initiate suppressing fire. 
2 determine the affected hexes, and "mark them"
3 determine the number of rounds to go to each of the suppressed hexes.
4 make the relevant checks if any targets are in /enter the affected hexes.

essentially it boils down to determine and mark the hexes that have to be continuous and ajacient
Title: Re: Suppression fire
Post by: monbvol on 12 October 2018, 12:22:42
Yeah rules as written are pretty much as guardiandaishi and option 2 state.  Which can have a bit of a problem with teleporting bullets/beams in that if someone moves through a hex between the shooter and any of the target hexes without something like differences in elevation or some other reasonable explanation can move through completely unharmed.

I do have a house rule to fix that which is pretty simple down in the fan rules forum(may take some digging as I actually have a lot).
Title: Re: Suppression fire
Post by: Cpt_Blood on 12 October 2018, 13:22:24
Thank for your fast answers. It settled now i stay on the second option. :thumbsup: