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Catalyst Game Labs => BattleTech Game Rules Questions => Strategic Operations => Topic started by: Windchild on 30 June 2021, 19:33:10

Title: (Answered) Warfare Symbology Military vs Civilian Icon Issues
Post by: Windchild on 30 June 2021, 19:33:10
Issue Location: StratOps, Third Printing, pg 341.

Issue:
Rotary Wing (largely a synonym for VTOL), Fixed Wing, and WiGE icons are black outlines with white internals. These are the civilian versions, not the military versions. The same icons but filled in with black are the proper military ones, and thus would be the correct ones to use for the examples in StratCon.
Title: Re: StratOps, Third Printing: Warfare Symbology Military vs Civilian Icon Issues
Post by: Blackhorse 6 on 22 October 2021, 19:35:59
You should relook page 341.

This was covered on the last board before it crashed but I’m happy to clarify it here.  There are combinations of symbols that can overlap and be subject to interpretive error.  When this was written, a few popped up in making units that would have lead to catastrophic mistakes, if one was not very careful in filling in symbols.  So, changes were made to prevent these kinds of mistakes, of which this was the most obvious to those who have knowledge of modern military symbology.

To ensure further clarity, it was decided to add Vehicle Modifiers to designate the type of vehicle if desired and then there are the Civil Usage codes, just to double down if desired.

Sorry, but it is correct as written, to best counter these potential mistakes from happening.

Paul