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Bill Severn
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Is the FP halved TWICE?

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Yes.

If the unit has Assault Fire (underlined FP), remember that this will not be applied because that is only for a limited range.
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severn8212 wrote:
Is the FP halved TWICE?


Or even more, depending on the circumstances.

Any application of Area Fire (i.e., halved FP) is cumulative with any other application of Area Fire.

So: if your unit is a Passenger on a truck, is pinned, is firing in the AFPh, at long range, and the truck is in Motion, and the target is concealed, your FP is divided by 64!

A funny little fact about Assault Fire: it can only apply when the target is within normal range, but aside from that, if you qualify, then your minimum FP will be 2, no matter how many times you are halved. The reason is that after all halving is applied, the result (which will be a number > 0, even if it's only a tiny fraction) is FRU (to at least 1) and then you add 1. So: minimum of 2 FP -- even if your unit is a Passenger on a truck, is pinned, is firing in the AFPh, and the truck is in Motion, and the target is concealed -- but NOT at long range.
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BruceP wrote:
So: if your unit is a Passenger on a truck, is pinned, is firing in the AFPh, at long range, and the truck is in Motion, and the target is concealed, your FP is divided by 64!


I always wondered why my motion truck Passengers firing long range at concealed units seemed so ineffective in the AFPh. Still - only divided by 32 if they are unpinned.

Maybe if I got a really big stack of them together that might work better ...

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BruceP wrote:
A funny little fact about Assault Fire: it can only apply when the target is within normal range, but aside from that, if you qualify, then your minimum FP will be 2, no matter how many times you are halved. The reason is that after all halving is applied, the result (which will be a number > 0, even if it's only a tiny fraction) is FRU (to at least 1) and then you add 1. So: minimum of 2 FP -- even if your unit is a Passenger on a truck, is pinned, is firing in the AFPh, and the truck is in Motion, and the target is concealed -- but NOT at long range.


Bonus style points for using these Passengers to achieve Encirclement with Assault Fire.
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