We’re gearing up for the Mechaton campaign. Exciting.
In some of the games, as well as testing out the campaign rules written by Vincent, we’ll be slotting in a couple of new ideas of our own.
When it comes to hiding behind cover (such as trees, buildings and so forth) we’ve decided that cover only provides protection if it is three or more bricks in height. This provides a settled point and makes things that little bit clearer. There is, however, one can of cover that works if it is only one brick high.
Yes, in some of our games, there will be confused, frightened civilians running around the battlefield. They get a single initiative die and a movement die (although it’s likely the movement will be D6/2). We’ll also be rolling a D6 to see which direction they run in. After all, people don’t make the most rational decisions when being shelled by five metre tall combat robots.
Aside from this, civilians can also be cover. As previously mentioned, they are the only things that provide cover when they are less than three bricks high (our civilians are essentially a single cylindrical brick with a single stuf round plate on the top. This represents a standard person, somewhere between five and six feet tall). Will your opponent fire on you when you re standing behind civilians? Will you be hiding behind them? A lot of what actually happens will stem from the fictional backgrounds of the various factions and the colour that originates in play.