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Hi there. excuse me for being a noob on this question.. but from my point of view the rulebook entry for it is quite unclear. My friend uses 3 mortars in a heavy weapon squad and after reading the rules a few times we came to the conclusion that you place the blast template where you want. Then roll for scatter... if it scatters you flip it over so its touching the edge of the placement of the original in the direction of the scatter dice.
You continue the same way for the rest of them. Is this correct?
Also does this not seem a bit strange as a squad of maybe 6-7 men or more it means that it will hit something every single time with no chance of a miss if that makes sense.
The Original Mark scatter as normal (whatever the scatter dice and 2d6 tell you.) then the others markers scatters as per the multiple barrage rules.
1. Position Original marker, then roll for scatter and move it as you would any other blasts (with exceptions as detailed under Barrage weapons' rules.)
2. roll scatter dice only for succeeding markers, place them so they are in contact with the original marker (as per multiple barrages rules.), exception of those that score a "Hit" those can be place anywhere that at least touch one of the previously placed markers of that barrage (yes they can overlap either in part or fully.).
Is that clearer?
Last edited by Lia; June 30th, 2009 at 22:48.
Thanks very much that seems much more balanced and more common sense.
Just to refresh, you scatter the first blast as normal (scatter and 2D6, Minusing BS if LOS is drawn) From then onwards the rest "scattered" are flipped to touch the original in the direction of scatter dice. If hit is rolled anywhere the attacker likes as long as it touches the original?
One thing bothers me here from the original post “we came to the conclusion that you place the blast template where you want.”
Mortars have a range equal to the usual distance between players table edges and although this means that it will reach most areas there are times when the enemy will be out of range.
And being a ‘Guess’ weapon their rules can be found on page 32 BRB.
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