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Moragion

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LB-X ammo and special ammo in general on the record sheet
« on: 04 November 2022, 16:06:21 »
So, I found some answered question regarding ammo but not exactly what I need so I make a new question:

I have been looking at the Total Warfare and BattleMech Manual but can't see anywhere that says how to establish what type of ammo is each bin. I'm thinking mostly of LB-X ammo bins, but can be for other weapons. From the answered thread seems like at the beginning of the game you decide what type of ammo each bin is (cluster or slug), but doesn't seem to be discussed on the books. Have I overlooked it or is more of a common sense thing that every BT player knows? Also, when it comes to other special ammo, like infernos or AP, are you free to decide? Have seen that in the Battlemech Manual there is a modifier to the number of shots of the bin depending on the type of ammo, so I suppose that has to be applied when you decide?

Finally, have been looking at the Force Packs RS, and in the Wave One sheets there is no indication, but in the Wave Two sheets it says the type of ammo for LB-X bins. Suppose it's a matter of a change fron One to Two on the way to mark it?

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Re: LB-X ammo and special ammo in general on the record sheet
« Reply #1 on: 04 November 2022, 16:24:35 »
So, I found some answered question regarding ammo but not exactly what I need so I make a new question:

I have been looking at the Total Warfare and BattleMech Manual but can't see anywhere that says how to establish what type of ammo is each bin. I'm thinking mostly of LB-X ammo bins, but can be for other weapons. From the answered thread seems like at the beginning of the game you decide what type of ammo each bin is (cluster or slug), but doesn't seem to be discussed on the books. Have I overlooked it or is more of a common sense thing that every BT player knows?

Yes, the player decides the type of munition from the available options per critical slot of ammo. See Total Warfare pg. 140: "Special Munitions"

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Also, when it comes to other special ammo, like infernos or AP, are you free to decide? Have seen that in the Battlemech Manual there is a modifier to the number of shots of the bin depending on the type of ammo, so I suppose that has to be applied when you decide?

You get to decide which, yes. Armor Piercing Autocannon Ammo, for example, halves the number of shots per ton (rounded down).

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Finally, have been looking at the Force Packs RS, and in the Wave One sheets there is no indication, but in the Wave Two sheets it says the type of ammo for LB-X bins. Suppose it's a matter of a change fron One to Two on the way to mark it?

It was how those RS books were formatted. It does not change your ability to choose the type of ammo you want to use
« Last Edit: 04 November 2022, 16:26:23 by Sartris »

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Re: LB-X ammo and special ammo in general on the record sheet
« Reply #2 on: 04 November 2022, 17:44:31 »
Perfect! Thanks a lot for the answers. I don't know why I didn't saw that part on the rulebook. I'm getting old I suppose.

Thanks again!

 

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