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Offline yari

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attack craft waves
« on: April 07, 2015, 01:21:01 AM »
When an wave of attack craft are making their attack on an enemy ship, do they have to keep formation?

I had a line of fighters as a 'picket' in front of my ships with gaps too small to get through for a 20mm base.
My opponent blasted one fighter so there was a bigger gap  his attack craft could get through.

The wave was 8 strong assault boats in a 4 by 2 formation and he wanted to attack with all.  What happens now?
The formation could not fit through the gap (only a single 20mm base could get through at a time) so do the assault boats have to go through 1 at a time in waves of 1 or can they conga through single file?

Thanks
« Last Edit: April 07, 2015, 01:22:45 AM by yari »

Offline Bessemer

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Re: attack craft waves
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 01:44:30 AM »
IIRC, yes, AC waves must keep formation. You can split larger waves up into smaller ones, as per the example you gave (good luck with that ;)), but they couldn't "conga" through.

Hope that helps!
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Offline yari

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Re: attack craft waves
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 11:29:50 PM »
Yes, it does

Ta

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Re: attack craft waves
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 06:01:15 PM »
As an aside, if you launch a wave of 8 AC, shouldn't they be in 3x3 formation because of the 2010FAQ?

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Re: attack craft waves
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 11:55:44 PM »
Hmmm, not sure I thought the wording was that you had to create the wave in a fashion which made the least 'circumference' or outer distance. In the case of 8 markers, that would be a 2 x 4 blob, as a 3x3 blob with one missing would actually have an outer measurement of 14 edges, while a 2 x 4 would only have 12 edges.

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Re: attack craft waves
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 12:18:48 AM »
hmm, that makes sense.