timonkey wrote:But your spot example makes no sense. If you want an enemy frame destroyed, why wouldn't you want someone else to do it for you? Then you can use your frame to shoot yet another frame.
Xca|iber wrote:I was more thinking of a situation where B is sitting near a station that you want, but it looks like C might get there first if you let C destroy B's frame.
In any case, my question was more of whether you can do this in theory rather than actual, intelligent practice.
lumpley wrote:Ced23Ric: Sure.
Let's take your example up top: "What if I declare HtH as my range and fall 1 unit short, but I do have DF systems?"
If you have direct fire weapons, why did you declare hand to hand as your range? You knew that the safe bet would be to declare direct fire as your range. You knew that if you failed to get into hand to hand range, you'd lose your attack. So: if you'd wanted to do the safe thing, you would have declared direct fire as your range in the first place.
There must be a reason you declared hand to hand instead. The best reason I can think of is that your mobile frame's weapons look something like this: , , & . Declaring direct fire would be the safe thing, but you'd get only one red die for it, instead of the two + d8 you'll get for declaring hand to hand. Plus you want the better damage potential of the hand to hand attack.
In this case, you looked at the situation, looked at your capabilities and the possible benefits, and decided to take a risk. You knew you might not make it, and you decided to go for it anyway. And indeed, when you try something you might not be able to do, sometimes you fall just short.
You're never going to find yourself in this situation unwillingly or unknowingly. When you make an uncertain range declaration, you know you're taking a risk, and you're deciding to go ahead with it anyway. If you don't like it, don't do it.
dedominick wrote:Also wouldn't you just add your white dice and then be in range?
Ramcat wrote:dedominick wrote:Also wouldn't you just add your white dice and then be in range?
You don't 'add' your white dice. You choose between using one of your green dice or a white dice. No dice are added in the game (save adding spot dice to a single attack dice). d8 are not added to the d6(s) (I know we write 2Rd+d8, but we choose between them not add them).
Yupp.majincob wrote:So you can use some-one else's spot die?
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