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(Answered) Do Swamps provide for Cover Like Forest?
« on: 14 October 2022, 09:03:39 »
In BMM (page swamps are listed as a terrain type that applies a +1 Pilot Skill modifier to movement, but does it also grant combat modifers similar to Forests? I ask as SWAMPS are defined geologically as Forested Wetlands, or are BT Swamps actually more akin to marshes/fens.

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Re: Do Swamps provide for Cover Like Forest?
« Reply #1 on: 17 October 2022, 02:35:37 »
If you want a swamp to give cover like woods, you'll need to make it a woods hex.  Swamp is terrain modification.  If you put swamp on a woods hex, it provides cover; if you put swamp on a clear hex, it doesn't.  If a hex doesn't say anything but "Swamp", then it's a clear hex with swamp.

A BT swamp can be either a geological swamp or a marsh, depending on what it is paired with (woods or clear).
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Re: Do Swamps provide for Cover Like Forest?
« Reply #2 on: 17 October 2022, 08:33:02 »
If you want a swamp to give cover like woods, you'll need to make it a woods hex.  Swamp is terrain modification.  If you put swamp on a woods hex, it provides cover; if you put swamp on a clear hex, it doesn't.  If a hex doesn't say anything but "Swamp", then it's a clear hex with swamp.

A BT swamp can be either a geological swamp or a marsh, depending on what it is paired with (woods or clear).

Cool - Thanx for the answer - now to start making me some nice 3D Hexed Swamp Tiles.
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