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Squad Deployment and Weapon Special Features
« on: 28 January 2023, 12:24:03 »
Squad Deployment rules (TO:AR, page 25) say "An infantry squad is treated like a small platoon..."

Does this extend to weapon special features like Heavy Burst when two (or more) such weapons are assigned to a squad?  Or if the squad has primary weapons affected by the 0.6 damage cap that grants Heavy Burst?

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Re: Squad Deployment and Weapon Special Features
« Reply #1 on: 28 January 2023, 12:33:39 »
For clarity: Are you asking about conventional inventory or battle armor?
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Re: Squad Deployment and Weapon Special Features
« Reply #2 on: 28 January 2023, 12:34:39 »
Conventional.

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Re: Squad Deployment and Weapon Special Features
« Reply #3 on: 29 January 2023, 09:08:00 »
Also, despite the original question being the result of a misreading of a thread on my part, I think the question is still worth an official ruling.  As written, rule appears to apply to individual squads and platoons the same way, and thus reduces the incentive to deploy as a platoon.  That said, it does make sense that dispersed squads with Heavy Burst weapons could inflict more damage on conventional infantry formations, so that may have been as intended.