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Offline Dave Knight

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Rules query on automatic weapons
« on: June 27, 2012, 11:11:53 AM »
The adverse effects of throwing a double 1 when shooting seem to be the same a throwing a single 1.  Triple 1 is catostophic.  Is this right?

Offline Westfalia Chris

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Re: Rules query on automatic weapons
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 11:43:04 AM »
The adverse effects of throwing a double 1 when shooting seem to be the same a throwing a single 1.  Triple 1 is catostophic.  Is this right?

I assume you are referring to the automatic weapons from the basic rule book?

In that case, Footnote 1 only applies to submachineguns, while Footnote 2 only applies to Light and Heavy machineguns (as indicated in the stat table).

The reasoning behind it is as follows:

Basically, submachineguns have smaller magazines, and, therefore, run out of ammo more quickly/easily.

The heavier ones, depicting early types of MGs prior to the 1930s, have more ammo (therefore the double 1 for out-of-ammo results), but might jam in a "terminal" (regarding the current game/battle) fashion.

It's also a bit of a risk factor to balance the high damage potential (both in killing and suppression effects) of the larger guns.

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Re: Rules query on automatic weapons
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 05:33:59 AM »
Thanks for the clarification :)

 

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