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Offline Arctic

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MANPADS for Expedition
« on: May 29, 2017, 01:43:13 pm »
Title. What if the Expedition could be equipped with personal guided missile launchers? They're extremely slow, so they wouldn't be very good, but they could still serve as an option for swatting down air vehicles in some circumstances. To prevent players from being able to fight aircraft too early on, the launchers could be restricted to a certain tech level. Maybe the launchers could also be used in the Battlescape as a low-damage, high-accuracy HE launcher with extremely expensive rounds. As for the art, I do have an existing missile launcher uploaded that you could use.

Offline arbee81

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Re: MANPADS for Expedition
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 11:41:53 pm »
I think the problem with that is the interception speed.  Literally anything (maybe even including ratmen raiding parties) could outrun them.  There's no mechanic that I know of for firing from outside the interception screen.  Even the base defenses only engage when they're actually invading.  It's a cool idea, but I don't think it would work in the existing game mechanics