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Author Topic: (Answered) Aeros, Arrow IVs and Low vs. High atmosphere  (Read 1348 times)

Taharqa

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According to the rules on the first paragraph of pg. 181, an aero on the low-altitude map can make an Arrow IV attack from altitudes 1-9 but cannot make attacks at altitude 10 (and above). However, the paragraph immediately following says that aeros can make arrow IV attacks from the first 4 rows of the high altitude map plus the ground row.

If you look at pg. 81 of Total Warfare, the low-altitude table clearly shows that high altitude is what is immediately above altitude 10 (and there is no 10 and above, btw, only 10). Also the ground hex row of the high altitude map is supposed to be equivalent to the low-altitude map itself (because units who climb to altitude "11" are placed on the first atmospheric hex of the high altitude map).

So, we have an odd situation where aeros can make Arrow IV attacks both above and below altitude 10, but not at altitude 10. Why the hate for altitude 10?
« Last Edit: 01 April 2013, 22:31:28 by Xotl »
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Re: Aeros, Arrow IVs and Low vs. High atmosphere
« Reply #1 on: 31 March 2013, 14:10:07 »
"If an artillery attack is made from Altitudes 1-8, the attack lands
the turn after it was fired; if it is made from Altitude 9, the attack
lands two turns after it is fired."

Change to:

"If an artillery attack is made from Altitudes 1-8, the attack lands
the turn after it was fired; if it is made from Altitude 9 or 10, the attack
lands two turns after it is fired."

Altitude 11 or more forces you to High Altitude, so that's a non-issue.
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