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Sandblaster and Minimum Range
« on: 13 April 2022, 16:28:55 »
No modifiers are listed for minimum range when using Sandblaster (CO p. 79). Do they use the short range bracket's +4 to Cluster Hits rolls, or do attacks at minimum range gain no benefit from Sandblaster?
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Re: Sandblaster and Minimum Range
« Reply #1 on: 14 April 2022, 16:20:34 »
Minimum range is separate from the range "band".  An attack at minimum range is also at short range.   For an LRM, short range is 1-7 hexes.  At attack at range 3 is short range and has the minimum range modifier.  But it's still at short range, and Sandblaster would use the short range modifier.
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