I agree that it is not optimally phrased, but the system is somewhat balanced:baithammer wrote: ↑Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:02 pmAs to the Screens part, base rules have 1DD reduced per 5 screens with the meson topping out at 24DD.
The Fleet rules are a bit wonky with the handling of screens with the 5 per screen multiplied by crew skill compared to the 10,000 per DD for the meson even after the /10 damage.
• A gunner can use any number of screens in an Angle Screens reaction.
• Each screen used reduces damage (inflicted damage, after defences) by 2D × Effect of Angle Screen action.
• If more than 5 screens are used any Radiation trait is removed from the attack.
• 10D can be rolled as 1DD.
The reduced damage is rolled separately, it does not remove dice from the attack.
This is consistent with the Capital Ship Battles system.