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(Answered) Combat vehicles making physical weapon attacks
« on: 19 November 2020, 12:13:30 »
Page 144. Total Warfare says that the only physical attack a vehicle can make is a charge (ram). The section name Physical Weapon Attacks ('Mechs Only) on 146. TW is self-explaining as well.

And the description of Wrecking Ball(143.TW) says support vehicles CAN make a physical attack with a wrecking ball, but support vehicle is not a combat vehicle.

So, it concludes that while combat vehicle CAN install a Wrecking Ball, it is not able to use it at all, right? And what about Spot Welder(142.TW) or any other physical weapon that is allowed to the combat vehicle?

A side question: Can a support vehicle with both a Wrecking Ball and a ranged weapon make the ranged attack on the Weapon Attack Phase then make the attack with Wrecking Ball on the following Physical Attack Phase? If a combat vehicle is allowed to attack with the physical weapon, then what happens if it try to do the same?
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Re: (Research) Combat vehicles making physical weapon attacks
« Reply #5 on: 15 April 2021, 05:16:33 »
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Re: (Research) Combat vehicles making physical weapon attacks
« Reply #6 on: 07 May 2021, 13:34:12 »
We've added errata to TW to address this:

* Physical Attacks (p. 144)
Under “Vehicles”

The only physical attack a vehicle can make is a charge (ram).
Change to:
The only physical attack a vehicle can make is a charge (ram), unless it has a physical weapon installed.

Ultimately that means the (mechs only) label on the table is misleading, but that wasn't changed.

As for weapon and physical attacks at the same time, as long as it's not from the same turret/location, that works.
3028-3057 Random Assignment Tables -
Also contains faction deployment & rarity info.

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=1219.0

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Re: (Answered) Combat vehicles making physical weapon attacks
« Reply #7 on: 08 May 2021, 01:42:41 »
Thank you for the answer. The 'turret/location' restriction is virtually same as mech's one(no physical attack with the location that already makes an attack by the weapon on the same location), right?

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Re: (Answered) Combat vehicles making physical weapon attacks
« Reply #8 on: 08 May 2021, 02:15:40 »
Exactly.
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http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=1219.0

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Re: (Answered) Combat vehicles making physical weapon attacks
« Reply #9 on: 08 May 2021, 03:03:08 »
Many thanks!

 

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