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Other BattleTech Games => MechWarrior and BattleTech Computer | Console Games => MegaMek Games => Topic started by: Iceweb on 19 November 2019, 03:36:06

Title: 47.2 HQ cannot deploy Cobra VTOL Transport (Standard)
Post by: Iceweb on 19 November 2019, 03:36:06
So trying the new 47.2 version and I tried to deploy a hold the line mission. 
One of my units is a 30 ton VTOL - Cobra VTOL Transport (Standard) to move Battle Armor around. 

When trying to enter the mission I get the following error:
The following units could not be deployed:
Cobra VTOL Transport (Standard) (This vehicle requires a crew of 3)

The chopper only has a pilot and a gunner, so maybe something changed?  I go to add a second gunner, but when attempting to reassign the third gunner the VTOL is not in the list of vehicles I can assign the gunner to. 

This sure seems like a bug, is anyone getting this type of issue? 

Also minor thing but the Hold the Line mission wants me to destroy 1/3rd of the enemies, while keeping 1/2 of my units intact.  For some reason I thought that it was a race to 50% for both sides in the past, but now I am questioning my memory.
Title: Re: 47.2 HQ cannot deploy Cobra VTOL Transport (Standard)
Post by: dgorsman on 19 November 2019, 12:31:48
For the latter, got pilots with skills such as Strategy?  Those can change the odds in your favor.
Title: Re: 47.2 HQ cannot deploy Cobra VTOL Transport (Standard)
Post by: Iceweb on 19 November 2019, 13:02:57
I didn't know that strategy could do that. 

I need to tell my pilots to stop being so strategic, want to blow up more enemies to get more salvage :)
Title: Re: 47.2 HQ cannot deploy Cobra VTOL Transport (Standard)
Post by: dgorsman on 19 November 2019, 14:35:37
Virtually everything pilots spend XP on has some benefit, such as Leadership.  Good gunners help on the field, but a few ranks in those other skills can win the battle before it happens.    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 47.2 HQ cannot deploy Cobra VTOL Transport (Standard)
Post by: NickAragua on 20 November 2019, 18:49:20
Hold the Line is definitely an asymmetric scenario per AtB rules: the attacker needs to destroy 1/2 the enemy units, the defender needs to destroy 1/3.
Title: Re: 47.2 HQ cannot deploy Cobra VTOL Transport (Standard)
Post by: Iceweb on 20 November 2019, 22:38:34
Bad memory on the values then, my apologies.   

Any idea on why the chopper can't be deployed?