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Old 12 Aug 2006, 18:37   #1 (permalink)
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I just wanted to make sure I wasn't losing it from reading too many rules.
The drones attached to Hammerheads, Devilfish, and Piranhas shoot using their BS of 2 correct, (hit on 2 plus)?

Also, only Gun drones can detach from Vehicles, correct? Someone said that the SMS and Burst Cannon drones could detach, but I said that was incorrect. However, upon reading again, the codex does say that drones can detach from the Vehicles. I always thought the SMS and Bust Cannon were "attached" to the vehicle. Am I correct?

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Old 12 Aug 2006, 18:39   #2 (permalink)
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Well, the burst cannons and SMS aren't drones, they're weapons systems.

BS2 doesn't mean hitting on a 2+...

And, yes, you use the drones' BS when they shoot.
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Old 12 Aug 2006, 19:11   #3 (permalink)
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There's something simple you need to know about rolling.. for any combat, 4 = 4+ roll, for hitting, 3 - 4+.

whenever the skill goes up, then the roll goes down, and vise versa. anything fails automatically on a roll of 1.
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A rule of thumb when caculating what to roll is to subtract the charactistic Value by 7. (ex. If your model was BS3. Then you need to roll a 4 (7-3=4) to hit).
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Old 12 Aug 2006, 20:07   #5 (permalink)
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but in h2h and when checkign wounds or saving throws, if u have a 4 and they have a 4 then u have to get a 4... 7-4 = 3, not 4. besides, you're not couting the other resistance...

the true equation:

R = 4 - (s + [(r*[T-1]) - (4*T)] + T) +M

where

7 > R > 1
R = to-do roll
s = self ability
r = resistance
T = is a to-hit roll (bool [1=true or 0])
M = modifier


Good ol' fashioned math :P it's amazing how our brains can easily calculated formula like this after only a few teachin's...

edit: well.. I don't know how to add in the effect of N/A rolls... like if u have S2 and they are T9 or something, because that involves using the R value, which I don't believe you can do in an equation... ya know, using the solution or whatever IN the equation.
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but in h2h and when checkign wounds or saving throws, if u have a 4 and they have a 4 then u have to get a 4... 7-4 = 3, not 4. besides, you're not couting the other resistance...

the true equation:

R = 4 - (s + [(r*[T-1]) - (4*T)] + T) +M

where

7 > R > 1
R = to-do roll
s = self ability
r = resistance
T = is a to-hit roll (bool [1=true or 0])
M = modifier


Good ol' fashioned math :P it's amazing how our brains can easily calculated formula like this after only a few teachin's...

edit: well.. I don't know how to add in the effect of N/A rolls... like if u have S2 and they are T9 or something, because that involves using the R value, which I don't believe you can do in an equation... ya know, using the solution or whatever IN the equation.
The mathmatical equivilent would be a restriction (another formula based on the same variables that determines illegal values). Off the top of my head I think the formula for strength vs. toughness is that T<(4+S) for the attack to work, where T and S are integer values between 1 and 10.
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yeah I know what you mean... they use restrictions a lot (linearly for the most part) in algebra, functions/statistics/trigonometry, calculus... lol pretty much any higher-level math class.. I was just trying to do it with 1 equation
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Old 12 Aug 2006, 21:09   #8 (permalink)
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Yea, thanks. I know it's a 5+. I just flipped it around in my brain when I was typing. Thanks for the catch and the info.
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Old 12 Aug 2006, 22:51   #10 (permalink)
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You can't detatch SMS and BC drones as they have no independant statline, they are always part of the vehicle.
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