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Do I Have Bomber Wings Ad Right

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The flight of bombers stop at 4 inches from target. Large capital ship along with it's escorts and cap wings used their combined PD against the flight. If the fight isn't driven off they go in for the combined torpedo AD attack.

Next the large capital ship gets to use it's shield dice against the hits from the bombers.

Do I have it right?

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<disclaimer>The following is based on memory of the softcover rulebook, 2nd printing, not the more recent hardcover one.</disclaimer>

With one minor, but very important, exception that is correct. The exception is that shields do NOT work against Wing torpedo runs.

You used the standard linked-fire rules on the Wings, right? The first bomber that gets through contributes 3 AD, but each successive one contributes only 1 (half of 3, rounded down).

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With one minor, but very important, exception that is correct. The exception is that shields do NOT work against Wing torpedo runs.

You used the standard linked-fire rules on the Wings, right? The first bomber that gets through contributes 3 AD, but each successive one contributes only 1 (half of 3, rounded down).

The new rules allow FULL AD from all contributing Wings. And all mention of Wings bypassing Shields & Cloaks have been removed. In fact, any mention of Wings being defended against with Shields or Cloaks is absent. I assume Shields & Cloak now take effect against Wings because of the firepower increase given to Bombers.

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The new rules allow FULL AD from all contributing Wings. And all mention of Wings bypassing Shields & Cloaks have been removed. In fact, any mention of Wings being defended against with Shields or Cloaks is absent. I assume Shields & Cloak now take effect against Wings because of the firepower increase given to Bombers.

I don't have the rulebook in front of me. But it states that bomber AD is torpedos. In the shield section it tells us you get shields against torpedos.

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I don't have the rulebook in front of me. But it states that bomber AD is torpedos. In the shield section it tells us you get shields against torpedos.

Wings always fired Torpedoes, but in the old rulebook they had a special ability whereby they bypassed Cloaks & Shields. Honestly, doing away with that rule is probably for the best. It affects factions highly disequally and I think you should be able to keep your defenses now that Wings are a threat.

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Thanks, I got it now! That implies that Cloaks work as well.

i don't see where it says cloaks work? it only talks about shields doesn't mention cloaks in the slightest, the rules for the shield are the same as it says on pg 48.

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i don't see where it says cloaks work? it only talks about shields doesn't mention cloaks in the slightest, the rules for the shield are the same as it says on pg 48.

It implies it. It doesn't state it explicitly. Because Cloaks are a defensive system like Shields, if Shields work then it stands to reason that Wings no longer have their special ability to bypass defensive systems.

Besides, if Cloaks take too many nerfs you might as well throw out the whole Relthoza faction. They're very precariously balanced.

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Well, ****. I was just getting the hang of the rules as they were, and they changed on me! Actually, I was really hoping for some Wing changes, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they are.

Off to my friendly neighborhood gaming store to see if they are willing to order an updated book for me!

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Well, ****. I was just getting the hang of the rules as they were, and they changed on me! Actually, I was really hoping for some Wing changes, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they are.

Off to my friendly neighborhood gaming store to see if they are willing to order an updated book for me!

The Wing changes are great. It's Boarding & PD that were ruined.

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I think my gaming group is going to be agressively ignoring large sections of the new rules. I know I will - as a Relthoza player, I'm just going to get absolutely goddamn annihilated before I can return fire with any serious effect. No racial MARS my arse.

I recommend my house rules. It adapts as much of the new rules as work without disposing of the rest. I'll e-mail the finished file to veritechc and hopefully he'll be able to host it on the Black Ocean.

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I recommend my house rules. It adapts as much of the new rules as work without disposing of the rest. I'll e-mail the finished file to veritechc and hopefully he'll be able to host it on the Black Ocean.

I will be adding them tomorrow and I will let you all know when they are up on here, The Black Ocean and our Facebook page.

By the way Dark Excalibur 42, I like to thank you publicly for this and all of the bodies of work you have put into Firestorm Armada. You are a valued member of this community!

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By the way Dark Excalibur 42, I like to thank you publicly for this and all of the bodies of work you have put into Firestorm Armada. You are a valued member of this community!

... >.> ...

That's too many compliments in one sentence (the limit being any more than zero). I can't reply to that.

But I can say I'm working on typing up a custom compendium of all of my very best everything condensed into a single document. It's taking me the longest to rewrite the scenarios. It's currently 39 pages, but I expect it'll hit 50 when I'm done.

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But I can say I'm working on typing up a custom compendium of all of my very best everything condensed into a single document. It's taking me the longest to rewrite the scenarios. It's currently 39 pages, but I expect it'll hit 50 when I'm done.

I feel your pain.

Trying to re-write Blaze of Glory for F:A v2 is going to be a mammoth undertaking.

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I feel your pain.

Trying to re-write Blaze of Glory for F:A v2 is going to be a mammoth undertaking.

Mostly I just have to reformat them. The actual changes from v1 to v2 didn't affect me as much. But the scenarios I lost in the forum crash, like "Surprise Attack," just need to be recreated entirely.

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