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Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« on: 27 March 2016, 02:53:36 »
This thread is for all issues and problems with Combat Manual: Mercenaries.

Product Link: bg.battletech.com/test/alpha-strike/combat-manual-mercenaries/

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« Last Edit: 26 July 2016, 20:25:03 by Xotl »
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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #1 on: 27 March 2016, 03:39:28 »
The entirety of the Late Succession Wars: Battlemechs (sorted by role, then point value) and Early Clan Invasion: Battlemechs (sorted by role, then point value) tables, starting on page 122 and ending on page 125 appears to have a formating error. The S/M/L and A/S columns are apparently formated as dates.

Suggested Fix: Remove the formating.


EDIT: This same error also appears on the Late Succession Wars Infantry table on Page 128
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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #2 on: 27 March 2016, 14:33:12 »
Noticed that the TO&E acronym is used a few times without expansion (pp. 34, 36, 49). Recommend expanding at least the first use of any acronym, and perhaps defining for the uninitiated.
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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #3 on: 27 March 2016, 17:03:04 »
Perhaps not necessarily in need of erratum, but I'm going to make a suggestion anyway.

Quote from: CM: Mercenaries, Armor Organization (3rd paragraph): pg 82
For example, a lance of Goblin Medium Tanks each have IT1.
Sniper infantry have CAR1. The lance may include the four Goblin
Medium Tanks and four Sniper infantry.

Problem: Sniper infantry isn't referenced again anywhere in the book and appears to be a reference to snipers in the MUL.

Proposed solution: replace "Sniper infantry" with "Infantry Squads".  The rules for Infantry Squads are even on that same page in the sidebar.

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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #4 on: 28 March 2016, 17:32:33 »
Quote from: CM: Mercs, Command Abilities section, Determine Force Experience Level: pg 87
To find a Force’s average Experience Level, add together the Skill ratings for all Units in that Force, divide this sum by the total number of Units, and round the result normally to the nearest whole number. Use that number to determine the Force’s final Experience Level using the Point Value Skill Rating Table (p. 24, AS).

The bolded portion should read (p.167, AS).

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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #5 on: 29 March 2016, 15:28:18 »
The bolded portion should read (p.167, AS).

Going to flip that, the Alpha Strike rulebook p24 should be the one errated.
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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #6 on: 30 March 2016, 13:13:21 »
Also on the chart on page 122 the battlemech special abilities do not match up with the mech from the Master Unit List
example Hunchback 4G should be AC 2/2 not IF1,REAR1/1/-
             Hunchback 4H should be AC 1/1 not ENE

 
« Last Edit: 30 March 2016, 13:35:49 by wolfspider »
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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #7 on: 01 April 2016, 00:15:54 »
    * VERSION: RPG Now PDF Edition (Downloaded April 1st 2016)
    * LOCATION: Pages 122-125
    * THE ERROR: BattleMech Armor/Structure is expressed as a date format rather than a X/Y. Eg. UrbanMech UM-R60 is 3-Mar rather than 3/3
    * THE CORRECTION: BattleMech Armor/Structure should be expressed as a number.

    * VERSION: RPG Now PDF Edition (Downloaded April 1st 2016)
    * LOCATION: Pages 128
    * THE ERROR: Infantry Armor/Structure is expressed as a date format rather than a X/Y. Eg. Foot Platoon Flamer 1-Feb rather than 1/2
    * THE CORRECTION: Infantry Armor/Structure should be expressed as a number.

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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #8 on: 01 April 2016, 02:48:35 »
    * VERSION: RPG Now PDF Edition (Downloaded April 1st 2016)
    * LOCATION: Pages 122-125
    * THE ERROR: BattleMech Armor/Structure is expressed as a date format rather than a X/Y. Eg. UrbanMech UM-R60 is 3-Mar rather than 3/3
    * THE CORRECTION: BattleMech Armor/Structure should be expressed as a number.

    * VERSION: RPG Now PDF Edition (Downloaded April 1st 2016)
    * LOCATION: Pages 128
    * THE ERROR: Infantry Armor/Structure is expressed as a date format rather than a X/Y. Eg. Foot Platoon Flamer 1-Feb rather than 1/2
    * THE CORRECTION: Infantry Armor/Structure should be expressed as a number.

Of course, I'm gonna take a WHOLE bunch of them Locust LCT-1V's....its the 2000 damage they do at long range that's the deal maker for me ;)

In other words, the S/M/L dam is also showing as dates
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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #9 on: 11 May 2016, 09:20:55 »
Remove VND-1R (p115 and p122) and ASN-101 (p114 and p123) from General Availability List.
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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #10 on: 12 May 2016, 20:04:46 »
Remove VND-1R (p115 and p122) and ASN-101 (p114 and p123) from General Availability List.

4/1/16 PDF update/release, page 88, VND-1R is mentioned specifically in regards to the General Availability List. The VND-1R also appears on pages 89 and 90 as part of the example for force building rules. One possible solution is to replace the VND-1R with a similar 28PV unit such as a TBT-5J or OSR-3C. Other solutions may require more changes to the example text. If using a replacement unit, the replacement must meet the requirements for a Striker Lance (page 151 ASC).

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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #11 on: 13 July 2016, 09:00:35 »
Change General to General* for Assassin ASN-23 (p116 and p125).
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Re: Combat Manual: Mercenaries
« Reply #12 on: 18 January 2017, 22:25:23 »
pg 112
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