Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

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Re: Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

Postby IVhorseman » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:25 am

Yeah but how often does armor and shielding actually get used? Either way, a big gun may seem like the better option, but by firing two smaller weapons you have a 1/3 chance for at least one of them to make a crit, and punching right through the armor.

If you ask me, 10% is a pretty significant difference. We're only comparing 1" weapons to 2" weapons. I'm too lazy to see if the math gets exacerbated when you go up to, say, a 3" gun and a 6" gun.
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Re: Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

Postby Voin » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:44 pm

IVhorseman wrote:Yeah but how often does armor and shielding actually get used?


Eh, I tend use it only on units where it would aesthetically and tactically make sense.
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Re: Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

Postby Voin » Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:28 am

I'd been meaning to post this here earlier, but better late than never:

New Specialty:

Gunslinger (+1 CP)
May fire two (2) 1" ranged weapons at two separate targets in a single turn. (This is a trimmed-down, more focused version of giving a fig Multitasking and Multidexterity).

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Re: Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

Postby Battlegrinder » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:32 am

You can already do that with just multitasking. multidexterity lets you use more 2 limbs for actions.
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Re: Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

Postby IVhorseman » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Battlegrinder wrote:You can already do that with just multitasking. multidexterity lets you use more 2 limbs for actions.


Except you also need multi-dexterity to be able to use two 1" weapons in the same turn. Two melee weapons is okay, but ranged attacks have slightly stricter rules.
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Re: Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

Postby Voin » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:27 pm

But since the unit isn't actually having more than 2 arms, and only using it for a tightly-focused application, instead of just whatever, I figured I'd trim it down into a 1-CP specialty.

Although now I'm wondering if I should expand it to allow 2 ranged attacks against a single target as well, and have it do Combined Damage...
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Re: Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

Postby IVhorseman » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:32 pm

I feel like that's implied already, no?
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Re: Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

Postby Voin » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:20 am

IVhorseman wrote:I feel like that's implied already, no?


I think you might be right.
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Re: Ranged combat - Can I fire several weapons?

Postby stubby » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:02 pm

I should really just combine multidexterity and multitasking into a single item, it's dumb to have two.
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