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Title: (Answered) Recon Cameras and Mast Mounts
Post by: Daryk on 26 February 2022, 12:09:35
The latest TacOps Errata (v3.03) page 71 of 98 changes page 350 of the single volume TacOps (to what is on page 162 of TO:AU&E; page 150 of TO:AU&E is silent on Recon Camera construction rules) with regard to Mast Mounts.  Specifically, it bans "TAG systems of any kind".  Where do Recon Cameras fit into this rule?  They have TAG-like abilities for spotting, but aren't actually TAG.  Further, Recon Cameras are Type E which would be permitted by the change.  More simply:

Can Recon Cameras be mounted in Mast Mounts?

I believe the answer is yes, but want to make sure.
Title: Re: Recon Cameras and Mast Mounts
Post by: Daryk on 27 March 2022, 07:13:58
It's been a month, and as predicted this very question came up in a thread on this forum (from someone else) about two weeks after I posted the question.  I had hoped it was an easy one to answer.
Title: Re: Recon Cameras and Mast Mounts
Post by: Paul on 28 March 2022, 19:43:38
Passive-aggressiveness towards volunteers is sure to speed things along.
Title: Re: Recon Cameras and Mast Mounts
Post by: Daryk on 28 March 2022, 19:48:10
I'll be politely direct then:

It's been a month, and in accordance with the rules forum norms... Bump.
Title: Re: Recon Cameras and Mast Mounts
Post by: Paul on 28 March 2022, 19:52:19
Bump.

Thank you
Title: Re: Recon Cameras and Mast Mounts
Post by: Sartris on 04 April 2022, 14:19:20
The answer is yes, even if the mast mount is superior at spotting for IDF over the recon camera. Despite this, there is some edge utility for the camera
Title: Re: (Answered) Recon Cameras and Mast Mounts
Post by: Daryk on 04 April 2022, 18:31:10
Thank you, sir!  Off to find the thread from two weeks ago to spread the good news!  :thumbsup: