Which armor reference

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Reynard
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Which armor reference

Postby Reynard » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:13 am

Was working on an armored vehicle design and comparison. I referenced the allocation of armor from the Vehicle Handbook then remembered what seemed another reference worded differently. Sure enough, it is in the core rulebook.

Vehicle Handbooks: Armour can be reallocated between the front, rear, top and bottom on a point-by-point basis. Armour can be allocated to and from the side of a vehicle on a 1 point of side armour to 2 points of armour elsewhere basis. If a vehicle has no separate top or bottom armour listed in its description, assume they are equal to the value of the side facing.

Core Rulebook: Even on dedicated military vehicles, the roof and floor tend to be weak points in their structure that a canny enemy can exploit. Unless otherwise stated, all vehicles will use half the value of their side armour against attacks on the roof, and half the value of their rear armour against attacks on the floor.

Does the Vehicle Handbook supersede the Core Book?
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Re: Which armor reference

Postby Jeraa » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:21 am

Reynard wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:13 am
Does the Vehicle Handbook supersede the Core Book?
It should. Both because it is the more recent book, and because it is specifically about vehicles while the core rulebook is more general.
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Re: Which armor reference

Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:41 am

Reynard wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:13 am

Does the Vehicle Handbook supersede the Core Book?
It does, but you will find them compatible. Basically, the VHB gives you more options and more things to tweak (like the armour).
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