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Author Topic: Fight Night: Rifleman vs JagerMech  (Read 10449 times)

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Re: Fight Night: Rifleman vs JagerMech
« Reply #90 on: 23 May 2013, 23:45:23 »
I never said the odds weren't in the Rifleman's favor. But the Rifleman winning isn't automatic  either.
That's all I've *ever* been saying. Either one is possible, but the RFL is the clear/smart favorite.

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Re: Fight Night: Rifleman vs JagerMech
« Reply #91 on: 24 May 2013, 08:27:28 »
That's all I've *ever* been saying. Either one is possible, but the RFL is the clear/smart favorite.

I think that's what most everyone agrees with in this thread.
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Re: Fight Night: Rifleman vs JagerMech
« Reply #92 on: 24 May 2013, 11:43:40 »
Oddly, the JM may have better survivability on a typical battlefield, because the potential for delivering damage compared to armor is actually higher for the RFL, making it a priority target to remove that firepower from the field as quickly as possible.  The JM's lower damage output means it's less of a threat, even though it's easier to remove, so it may not get shot at if there are better targets.

The problem with the armor of mediocrity is that I look at armor levels for the initial long range shots.  Not many will connect, so I want the ones that do to have the best chance to hurt.  The weak armor, low TMM, and the fact it is a long range duelist moves it up my target list.   A PPC can take a fresh arm, blow off the armor, and be half way through the structure in a single hit.  The Rifleman, with shorter range guns and heat issues can wait, a short bit.  There is no safe crit to the arms, you have both cannons, the upper arm (+1 to hit if nailed) or shoulder (+4 for same).  And if you punch into side torsos only two things are waiting there, a medium laser and a ton of AC/5 ammo.  For all the potential mayhem of the Rifleman's CT ammo bin, at least there are plenty of other targets and the thickest armor in the way. 

Too many ways to cripple a Jagermech not to toss an early salvo it's way in hopes of laming it for a couple light to finish off later.

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Re: Fight Night: Rifleman vs JagerMech
« Reply #93 on: 05 June 2013, 19:26:31 »
Bullying the weak is a common table-top strategy as every Jaegermech that goes down is one less thing shooting at me. Unless I can kill/cripple the better mech I am better off squishing the weak one.
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