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BeeRockxs

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(Answered) double blind and sensor unit detection
« on: 09 March 2014, 11:04:49 »
TO on page 221 says this about the results of a successful sensor detection:
"However, just because your sensors have picked up a target doesn’t mean the target is visible. Once a sensor has revealed a unit, standard LOS must be established to the unit before it can be revealed."

What exactly does that mean? Does the player just know there is a unit in that hex? Does he know the unit type? Weightclass? Tonnage? Chassis? Is it dependent on the type of sensor used to detect the unit?
« Last Edit: 15 May 2014, 13:28:24 by Xotl »

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Re: double blind and sensor unit detection
« Reply #1 on: 28 April 2014, 10:11:41 »
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Re: (Research) double blind and sensor unit detection
« Reply #2 on: 15 May 2014, 13:28:15 »
Upcoming errata:

Sensor Spotting (p. 221)
Second bullet point

Once a sensor has revealed a unit, standard LOS must be established to the unit before it can be revealed.
Change to:
Detecting a unit with sensors (of any kind) only reveals that unit’s location: i.e. you have a “blip”. The unit must still be visually detected as normal before it is fully revealed and placed on the map.

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Re: (Answered) double blind and sensor unit detection
« Reply #3 on: 15 May 2014, 17:44:47 »
So it's "There's a unit there, no idea what type/weight class"?

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Re: (Answered) double blind and sensor unit detection
« Reply #4 on: 15 May 2014, 18:01:14 »
Exactly: as it says, you only learn the location of a unit.  Think of it as a speck on the radar.

Note that the fact that it was detected by X sensor device in itself reveals something (i.e. seismic sensors mean it's not a VTOL, etc).
« Last Edit: 16 May 2014, 03:18:20 by Xotl »
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Re: (Answered) double blind and sensor unit detection
« Reply #5 on: 16 May 2014, 07:45:58 »
What about elevation for non-ground units or units in buildings? Is that revealed?
And is the player controlling the detected units aware that they have been detected?
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Re: (Answered) double blind and sensor unit detection
« Reply #6 on: 27 May 2014, 16:26:08 »
1.  All sensors save seismic will give you a return of the detected unit's height in levels, with elevations translating into levels on a 1-to-1 basis.  It's up to the detecting player to decide if the terrain is really that high and he's detecting a ground unit, or if he's detecting something up in the air.

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