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David Raley
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There is a little matter that has me puzzled regarding NPS costs.

Under the Resource Cost for Non-Player soldiers (page 10 #3), it states: "The cost in Resource Points to select this soldier. All their weapons, equipment, and skills are included in the NPS's cost."

Yet in the team selection samples on pages 16 and 39, the numbers only seem to add up if you count the costs for the NPS weapons, equipment, and skills separately.

What am I missing here?
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Dave Webster
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I haven't looked at the example on page 39 but there isn't a NPS in the example on page 16. There are two Player Soldiers and 1 Squad Soldier.

edit: Ok, I looked at the example on page 39 and I get the following (resource points in braces):

Player Soldier McDougall {8} + First Aid Kit {2} + 2@Mk 2 Grenades {2} + Ka-Bar {1} = {13 RP}
- The Panic skill(!?) has a negative RP (-1) which would add back to the total if purchased,
but in this case it was part of the Player Soldier's default loadout and included in his RP cost

NPS Walsh {7} comes equipped (at no RP cost) with M1 Rifle, First Aid Kit, Green, and Corpsman = {7 RP}

Squad Soldier Smith {2} comes with nothing = {2 RP}

Squad Soldier Taylor {1} comes equipped (at no RP cost, or in this case, gain) with Panic = {1 RP}
- The Panic card seems to be an exception to the rule that Squad Soldiers don't come with Skill
cards but it clearly shouldn't apply the -1 RP cost (which would make Taylor a free squaddie!)

Thus, 13 + 7 + 2 + 1 = 23 RP (which is the total in the example)
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David Raley
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OK, that's what I missed. I never thought they'd take two player soldiers in that case.

The example on page 39 is definitely an NPS, though.
 
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David in Sydney (now in Coffs)
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The example text that I have is on page 40 ( per different between PDF and print copy) - that has gear being bought for the PS, while the NPS comes with his gear and the hardy comes with the squad soldier.
 
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David Raley
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OK, I see what I missed now.

The Panic is inherent to the PS, so I should have ignored that in my counting. Also, I missed the second grenade. Once I take that into account, the numbers balance.
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Thomas McCauley
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Thanks for bringing this up David. I was just about to ask the same question.
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David in Sydney (now in Coffs)
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Is everyone happy with the amount of flexibility and character that some/most squad soldiers are getting?

I've started doing my "Favourites" list of Soldiers (PS/NPS/SQ) by Nation.. have you started on yours?
 
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davidinsydney2 wrote:
Is everyone happy with the amount of flexibility and character that some/most squad soldiers are getting?

I've started doing my "Favourites" list of Soldiers (PS/NPS/SQ) by Nation.. have you started on yours?


Now that sounds like a good idea for a new thread, but yes, I have started my list.
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