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Detailed manual/wiki anywhere?

Post by DeathMutant » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:23 pm

I have some basic questions about rules mechanics like:

What is the difference between Standing and Crouching? Specifically: is there a movement penalty while Crouching? Is there a movement cost to change stances (between Standing and Crouching)? Does Crouching give you a defensive bonus (vs ranged attacks; or a defensive penalty vs melee attacks)? Does Crouching give you a "stealth" bonus?

Does a soldier automatically enter Overwatch? Does Overwatch cost anything like ammo or "attack actions"? When and how often does Overwatch fire trigger? Is there an accuracy penalty while in Overwatch?

Does using a Med Kit during combat cost Prestige? Can one soldier pick-up a Med Kit and apply it to another soldier?

Is there a reason to complete a mission in fewer turns? Do you earn more Prestige? Will more triggered events, like enemy reinforcments, activate? Can you fail a mission by not completing it within a specific amount of turns?

What, precisely, is the effect of Patton Skills?

This game appears to be a port from a console platform but PC gamers are, usually, more demanding in terms of knowing detailed game mechanics so they can formulate optimal strategies -- especially in a turn-based game.

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Re: Detailed manual/wiki anywhere?

Post by AaronYeung » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:09 am

Hello DeathMutant,

To answer your questions in order:

1 - Crouching only has the benefit of hiding the unit behind objects, such as fences, boxes, etc... and that of making slightly less noise when on the move. There are no movement costs or penalties.
2 - Soldiers automatically enter Overwatch and the end of each turn. Soldiers will fire on any units that move within that zone. there are no penalties.
3 - using a med kit will mean slightly less prestige is awarded at the end of the mission, yes. Only the soldier picking up the med kit can use it. It is not transferable to other units.
4 - Less turns means more prestige. The only missions that are turn specific are the defence missions where you have to survive for a certain number of turns. You can also complete these missions by killing all enemy units before the final turn.
5 - Patton's Skills help to improve you troops. If you highlight each one there is an explanation of what they do.

I hope that helps. If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask.


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Re: Detailed manual/wiki anywhere?

Post by petercummins89 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:03 am

Definitely agree with what you stated. Your explanation was certainly the easiest to understand. I tell you, I usually get irked when folks discuss issues that they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail right on the head and explained out everything without complication. Maybe, people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more.

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Re: Detailed manual/wiki anywhere?

Post by dlltns » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:00 am

No disrespect for you knowledge, but why isn't all that good info in the game manual in the game??
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