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Offline Paul M

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Armoured XO Racks
« on: February 23, 2012, 02:59:33 AM »
Hello, does anyone know what these things are and more critically how they work in combat?  They are TL 8 item in SFA, I thought that they were a UTM system but I didn't find them there.  Nor is there a description in SFA itself.  They show up in the check list when building ships but I have no idea what they do mechanically.
 

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Re: Armoured XO Racks
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 08:38:10 AM »
Based on conversations I have seen elsewhere, they are XO racks that don't necessarily disappear when you start getting hits in your armor...
 

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Re: Armoured XO Racks
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 09:56:24 AM »
Thanks Tregonsee.

A regular XO rack is destroyed with each hit inside of shields by any weapons except from a primary or a needle beam when operated in precison mode. 

Armoured XO racks are destroyed how often:  1 XOa per 2 hits?  1 XOa per 3 hits?  All XOa are destroyed when the last armour point is removed by weapons fire?

Is this included in the battle resolver...manybe we can see it by running a couple of tests on XOa equipped ships?

It is new and shiney so the RM must have it!

 

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Re: Armoured XO Racks
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 07:16:07 AM »
I would go to the boards on the SDS site and ask them.
 

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Re: Armoured XO Racks
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 08:35:23 AM »
I would go to the boards on the SDS site and ask them.

I won't do that.  These are systems that Steve added to SFA with v7.1, if I recall correctly, and are not official.
Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics - paraphrase attributed to Gen Omar Bradley
 

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Re: Armoured XO Racks
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 01:00:01 PM »
Had a rummage through my old Starfire folders and found this.  It may have come from Communique originally.

Armoured XO Racks
HT 8      Cost 7   Maximum quantity per unit as XO racks
Code (XOa)   Dev. 3500
Armoured XO racks were developed in response to the laser torpedo, which devastates XO racks.  An armoured XO rack is not destroyed until one HS of armour, or a single internal system (not by HS), is destroyed.  Additionally, the defender may choose to eliminate destroyed XO racks in any order, including unloaded ones first.
 

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Re: Armoured XO Racks
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 02:53:59 PM »
Thanks, Shimanygnz.

So they are destroyed 1 per internal system or else 1 per HS of armour so with Ai per 2 armour hits and then with Ac 1 per 3 armour hits.

Actually I would say that DSB-L is more dangerous to XO racks then LT but I get the point.

Took me a few reads to determine how they worked but then it clicked.
 

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Re: Armoured XO Racks
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 10:01:17 AM »
I won't do that.  These are systems that Steve added to SFA with v7.1, if I recall correctly, and are not official.


But I saw a discussion specifically on armored XO racks, even if they are not exactly like Steve's the info may still be valuable.  A general question would not hurt, or merely reading their comments.
 

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Re: Armoured XO Racks
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 01:46:00 AM »
Tregonsee,  you are walking into a minefield at this point.  Some friendly advice, just turn around and retrace your steps.  Events in the past probably are best left there.
 

 

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