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dgorsman

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(Answered) Evading and backwards movement
« on: 02 December 2021, 20:41:46 »
Related to this post: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/tactical-operations/(answered)-evade/msg160530/#msg160530

and page 18/19 Tactical Operations (corrected second edition, old omnibus edition).

Can a Mech or vehicle use evading movement when moving backwards?  Or is it strictly limited to running movement, and therefore can only be done with forwards movement?
« Last Edit: 23 December 2021, 00:27:05 by Xotl »
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Re: (Research) Evading and backwards movement
« Reply #1 on: 23 December 2021, 00:26:59 »
Running movement only, and as a result there is no using backwards movement at the same time.

AToW page 224 has the Natural Grace SPA that allows running in reverse if the pilot also has the Maneuvering Ace or Speed Demon SPAs, but these are niche applications and SPAs in general are "here's some exceptions to the rules".  If you're using Evading and SPAs and have those two specific ones in play, sure, you can evade while going backwards.  If there's something else that allows running/flanking backwards, the default answer would be yes but we of course reserve the right to alter that for a particular edge-case for the sake of balance.
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Re: (Answered) Evading and backwards movement
« Reply #2 on: 23 December 2021, 17:33:44 »
Thanks.   :beer:
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