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ArcFurnace

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(Answered) Runway length for horizontal liftoff
« on: 07 January 2022, 16:00:12 »
Page 88 of Total Warfare (7th printing) specifies that for a horizontal liftoff, "The distance required for all units is twenty clear or paved hexes in a continuous line that do not change levels at any point. Any VSTOL-equipped units can take off in ten hexes."

For a single-hex unit (conventional fighter, ASF, aerodyne small craft, etc), are the 10/20 hexes of runway measured including the hex the unit currently occupies, or must it be 10/20 valid hexes in front of the unit, not counting the hex it occupies? A similar question applies for Aerodyne DropShips, slightly complicated by the fact that they occupy multiple hexes, which mostly makes it harder to phrase things nicely.

"20 hexes in front of the unit", i.e. not including the hex(es) the unit occupies, might be the simplest, since that measures the distance to the end of the runway the same way weapons range is measured from the unit in all cases.
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Re: (Research) Runway length for horizontal liftoff
« Reply #1 on: 01 February 2022, 00:20:59 »
Not occupied.  You must actually enter 20 hexes.
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Re: (Answered) Runway length for horizontal liftoff
« Reply #2 on: 01 February 2022, 17:32:47 »
Excellent, thanks!