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(Answered) Aerospace, Elevation & Velocity Changes
« on: 20 May 2015, 21:16:48 »
Sorry, got another head scratcher.....really trying to get these handled as I am running an Aerospace heavy scenario in two weeks.

In the rules for Aerospace on Changing Altitude, it states that a Fighter that descends 2 altitudes gains 1 velocity.

The rules further state on page 245 that a unit that performs a Dive Bombing attack descends 2 altitudes in the process of the attack.

Now, the rules for Changing Velocity on page 76 states changes to velocity can only occur at the beginning or end of a unit's turn, and that a unit that changes velocity at the end of it's turn cannot do so again at the start of the following turn.

Therefore, when and how does the changes to velocity from dive bombing/descending 2 altitudes take place? Is the end turn velocity adjusted "for free"? Is the velocity adjusted on the fly mid maneuver (start turn at velocity 2, fly x hexes at velocity 2, descend 2 altitudes, change velocity to now 3, finish move accounting for new velocity?
« Last Edit: 27 May 2015, 14:09:39 by Xotl »
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Re: (Research) Aerospace, Elevation & Velocity Changes
« Reply #1 on: 27 May 2015, 14:09:32 »
Since dive-bombing happens well after the beginning of the turn, the velocity change is applied to the end of the turn.
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Re: (Answered) Aerospace, Elevation & Velocity Changes
« Reply #2 on: 27 May 2015, 17:33:35 »
So to clarify and use the "aerospace velocity sequence" from this post here:

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/total-warfare/%28answered%29-fighter-special-maneuvers-timing/msg960968/#msg960968

One should then do:

1.   automatic deceleration due to atmospheric drag
2.   optional velocity change
3.   optional non-sideslip special maneuver
4.   all other movement, including an optional side-slip if no special maneuver performed in step 3
5.   Apply any velocity change from Descending 2 or more altitudes if a fighter either through movement and/or attacks (divebombing)
6.   optional velocity change if none performed in step 2

With STEP 5 being a new step

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