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Author Topic: (Answered) Damage vs conventional infantry - why less damage with Battle Armor?  (Read 839 times)

Henning

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Hey,

i was just flipping through the last edition of TW (love the Atlas on the front!) and stopped at the table for burst-fire damage vs conventional infantry:

Why do LMGs/MGs/HMGs/Flamers deal less damage against conventional infantry when these weapons are used by Battle Armor compared to Mechs/vehicles/ProtoMechs?
AP Gauss Rifles and Small Pulse Lasers / Micro Pulse Lasers deal the same damage when shot at conventional infantry by Battle Armor/Mechs/vehicles/ProtoMechs.

Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: 11 May 2021, 15:28:56 by Xotl »

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This is a rules philosophy question rather than a "how does the game work" question, and we don't really do those.

As the idea goes back to at least Total Warfare, you'd probably have to ask Randall.  But I would suspect the answer would simply be "battle armour weapons are weaker".
« Last Edit: 11 May 2021, 18:20:48 by Xotl »
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http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=1219.0

Henning

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Thanks for the Feedback. Was just wondering why this separate table existed as it just complicates things when attacking conventional infantry.

 

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