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(Answered) 48th Shadow Division and Null-Sig/Chameleon
« on: 27 April 2022, 09:48:24 »
On pg. 143 of Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, the force-specific rules for the 48th Shadow Division state the following:
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In addition, whether acting as the scenario Defender or not, all units in this Division receive the benefits of a Stealth armor system (see p. 142, TW), as long as the unit does not use Jumping MP, Flanking MP or Max Thrust. This benefit works regardless of the unit’s type or whether or not it already has a functioning Stealth armor system. If a Forty-eighth Division unit already possesses Stealth armor, double the unit’s normal Stealth armor modifiers instead.

I was wondering how this would interact with Null-Signature System and Chameleon Light Polarization Shield, the former of which is nearly identical to Stealth armor and the latter of which functions quite similarly. Do 48th SD units using these systems ignore them and apply their regular Stealth armor modifiers as if the unit had no stealth systems aboard (resulting in a net +3 To-Hit at medium range and +6 at long range), or do they treat these systems as Stealth armor and double them as such (resulting in a net +4 To-Hit at medium range and +8 at long range).

Funny as it would be, the latter... probably would not be very fun to fight.
« Last Edit: 09 December 2022, 14:50:38 by Xotl »
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Re: 48th Shadow Division and Null-Sig/Chameleon
« Reply #1 on: 09 December 2022, 14:50:31 »
We're re-writing this ability as it's got serious issues.  Replace the entire portion you quoted with the following:

"In addition, whether acting as the scenario Defender or not, on any turn they do not move or only expend Walking or Cruising MP, a unit in this Division applies a +1 Target Number modifier to attacks against them at medium range and a +2 Target Number modifier at long range."
3028-3057 Random Assignment Tables -
Also contains faction deployment & rarity info.

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=1219.0

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Re: (Answered) 48th Shadow Division and Null-Sig/Chameleon
« Reply #2 on: 09 December 2022, 15:06:26 »
And to confirm, the exclusion of Safe Thrust was deliberate?
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