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Measuring distances for Speculative Fire

Discussion in 'Rules' started by Commoner1, May 5, 2019.

  1. Commoner1

    Commoner1 Well-Known Member

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    @ijw, @HellLois and everybody else :face_with_rolling_eyes:

    I know this has been discussed to death in the past but can I get a definitive answer:

    Do you measure the distance of Speculative Fire to the main target or the point of impact when firing none-Smoke Grenades?
     
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  2. toadchild

    toadchild EI Aspect

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    To the main target; there is no rule that tells you otherwise.
     
  3. Cartographer

    Cartographer Well-Known Member

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    Range is the distance between the attacker and target, nothing in the speculative fire skill overrides this distinction.
     
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  4. ijw

    ijw Wargaming Trader, Freelance Editor (UK)
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    Like the others said, range is measured to the target. No exception is given for the template being placed off-centre.
     
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  5. Commoner1

    Commoner1 Well-Known Member

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    @ijw @Cartographer @toadchild

    Thank you very much. :slightly_smiling_face: The rule regarding measurement to a target is indeed very clear but since we are no native speakers, my mates tried to misunderstand the particular rules for Speculative Fire as hard as they could without reading them properly. So I wanted some outside confirmation.
     
  6. ijw

    ijw Wargaming Trader, Freelance Editor (UK)
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    Don't worry, there are plenty of native speakers that do that as well!
     
  7. Marduck

    Marduck Well-Known Member

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    That is indeed completely counter intuitive. I would have keep doing that if not for some references people to tell me otherwise.
     
  8. konuhageruke

    konuhageruke Well-Known Member
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    I was one of those who thought differently, and I was measuring to the impact focus of the template.
    To be honest. I thought that I should mark impact focus, and indicate the main target. Now I can see, that in fact with Speculative Fire I can move the template around to get the best spot! Not a game changer, but quite important.

    Good to know I was wrong last few years :)
     
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  9. Wolf

    Wolf https://watchwolf.net

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    Here then is my first nomination for Forum Post of the Year 2019;

    (... whatever happened to Forum Post of the Year 2018? :wink:)
     
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  10. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Well-Known Member

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    That was the Warcor FAQ ;)
     
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  11. konuhageruke

    konuhageruke Well-Known Member
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    WWFAQ was made this year.
     
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  12. Nuada Airgetlam

    Nuada Airgetlam Well-Known Member

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