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Line of Sight/ Fire Arcs in 2.5

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I noticed a small change in one of the diagrams from 2.0 to 2.5.

The aerial model depicted on the square base in 2.0 has the 90 degree arc measured from the centre of the front edge of the base. In 2.5 (p117) the same diagram depicts the arc as now originating from the centre of the base, where the flight peg is located.

However, on page 118 of 2.5 , the text notes that for Guns, 'Range and Line of Sight is determined from the centre of the relevant side of the model where the gun is mounted' which seems at odds with the diagram. So do Merlins measure LOS and Fire Arcs from the centre of their front side or from their 'centre'? Also, how does this apply to a John Henry Robot with 270 degree arc centred on the port side. Is the arc centred on the centre 'spot' or on the centre of the port side of the base?

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

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on p.116 it says:

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A 90, 180 or 270-degree Fire Arc is centred on the
appropriate point on the Model or Base for Range
and Line of Sight, and with the correct orientation
(Fore, Aft, Port or Starboard).

The actual picture is "wrong" concerning Guns, the old 2.0 picture is "wrong" concerning Batteries. Just apply the text. The Merlins have "Fore Guns" and will measure from the centre of the base, the John Henry has Left Arm Cannon (S) & Right Arm Rockets (T) which I would both determine as "Other Ordnance Weapons" (p.118) and thus measure from the relevant arm itself.

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Thanks for the reply and diagram comments. Ok, text takes precedence.

Just to be clear, the Merlin's Fore Guns are measured from the centre of the front side of the base?

With the John Henry which point on the model's weapon would the measurement be centred on? The tip of the barrel? Looking at the rockets on the right arm they seem to be located on a forearm cuff, so would that be the measuring point? As an aside, how do people centre the Fire Arc on the waterlined Metzger's Right Tesla Coil weapon which is invisible as it is submerged underwater?

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1 hour ago, Moonhare said:

Just to be clear, the Merlin's Fore Guns are measured from the centre of the front side of the base?

Yes.

Concerning Metzger. What about the shoulder? Just choose a point and use it every time you measure. The land model has a similar issue. You can build it with the arm hanging or directing it forward. Should be 1" difference between the 2 options. Just use a little common sense.

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