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Fast movers question

PostFri Aug 26, 2016 9:10 pm

so on page 46 section 2) its says to declare which altitude the aircraft is flying at , now does this mean I choose between 6" inches or 2" inches or whatever elevation I choose?
Can some one walk me through the sequence its throroughly confusing.
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Re: Fast movers question

PostFri Aug 26, 2016 9:29 pm

Select the battle group
Decide if it will make an attack run or be kept as an interceptor if able
Check availability 2+ unless forward air controllers have los to an enemy
Chose your entry position from any board edge and choose normal or too the deck altitude
Move along your flight path (in a straight line avoiding 6" high buildings) decide where you'll stop to fire then measure ranges nominate weapon profiles and targets fire then continue along your choosen line until you leave the table.
Then repeat next turn if you haven't shot down!
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Re: Fast movers question

PostFri Aug 26, 2016 10:10 pm

Petrov wrote:so on page 46 section 2) its says to declare which altitude the aircraft is flying at , now does this mean I choose between 6" inches or 2" inches or whatever elevation I choose?
Can some one walk me through the sequence its throroughly confusing.


Altitude really only matters for LoS since ranges are measured horizontally.
The rules never really specify the altitude choices, but since the only ones specifically mentioned in the rules are 2" and 6", I play that I select one of these 2 choices.

Rememmber that aircraft cannot fly over structures over 6" high, and fast movers cannot move over steep contours above 6" in height.

A possible reason to fly at the lower altitude would be to hide behind buildings during the attack run.
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Re: Fast movers question

PostSat Aug 27, 2016 8:02 am

time wizard wrote:A possible reason to fly at the lower altitude would be to hide behind buildings during the attack run.

Because, Panthers... :o :shock:
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Re: Fast movers question

PostSun Aug 28, 2016 10:00 pm

Also if your fast mover is 'to the deck' (flying at 2 inches), then it is more likely to crash than a standard aircraft. Fast movers fail 'to the deck' on a 2 or a 3. And presumably you make the roll as the fast mover comes onto the board so the crash always happens off table and will never land on any other unit.
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Re: Fast movers question

PostMon Aug 29, 2016 1:11 pm

J.D. Welch wrote:
time wizard wrote:A possible reason to fly at the lower altitude would be to hide behind buildings during the attack run.

Because, Panthers... :o :shock:


For the PHR among us - VS Panthers Super cruise is your friend :) [but the more amusing is to sneak up on them with a Neptune full of Erbeos and confine them to hitting everything on 6's - not so smug now Mr Panther! ;) ]

For everyone else - Hit the deck :)
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Re: Fast movers question

PostMon Aug 29, 2016 1:13 pm

Or scout ATVs :D
3 panthers :o :shock:

Does he not like having friends?? 8-)

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