Question about the new rules update

Question about the new rules update

Postby Powermonger » 04 Jan 2017

Hi!
I was curious about the new rules implementation. Specifically, the one on the -1 to hit for small arms firing while moving. We all know from this forum that a previous version of the update tried was "-1 to hit for small arms firing at targets in cover"
I woul like, if possible, to get some insights and comments from Warwick / Piers / Design team about what factors & drivers were taken into account in order to take the decision towards the moving penalty instead of the cover penalty.
I have no opinion on this, just curious about the design & testing process, and the drivers that were behind that decision.
I love BG beyond all logical reason, and any further insight into the rules design is a real treasure.

Thanks a lot!!

Best regards,

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Re: Question about the new rules update

Postby Piers » 04 Jan 2017

It's harder to hit something when you move and fire.

Cover penalties made for some very boring games when we tested it.

So the moving penalty made more sense, made a btter game and reduced the 'charging MG Tank' effectiveness.

That's about it.
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Re: Question about the new rules update

Postby Powermonger » 04 Jan 2017

Thanks a lot for your answer Piers.
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Re: Question about the new rules update

Postby Nazrat » 04 Jan 2017

Ah. So it DOES affect tank MG fire as well! We've been playing it that way, but Small Arms and MGs are separate columns on the firing table so I thought the "official" rule was only for infantry. Glad to hear it isn't. :grin:
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Re: Question about the new rules update

Postby Piers » 05 Jan 2017

Aimed Fire table on page 28 - Firer moved (or will move) this turn -1

Don't matter what it is... you move, it's harder to conduct Aimed Fire.
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Re: Question about the new rules update

Postby warlord ilhanicus » 30 Jan 2017

Out of curiosity does the movement penalty apply for units that have disembarked from transports or strictly to units that receive a Maneuver & Fire or Fire & Maneuver order?
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Re: Question about the new rules update

Postby Piers » 30 Jan 2017

Id say so... they have moved that turn.
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