Calculating the firing arc for vehicles main gun and MG

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JOHN BOND 001
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Calculating the firing arc for vehicles main gun and MG

Post by JOHN BOND 001 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:05 am

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I have played players who calculate the firing arcs for HULL MGs and CO axil MGs from the tip of the weapon
And calculate the firing arc for Main guns from the tip of the gun barrel.

Am I correct in my assumption from the images that:
Both images clearly show that the firing arc for both MG (whether Hull or co axial) and Main gun is calculated from the middle of the vehicle at the point at which the main gun joins the turret.

thanks in advance John .

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Re: Calculating the firing arc for vehicles main gun and MG

Post by Truscott Trotter » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:10 am

You know some strange people JB 😉
Reckon those diagrams is pretty clear.

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Re: Calculating the firing arc for vehicles main gun and MG

Post by Seret » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:14 am

As long as you're being consistent I don't really see that it makes much difference, especially in the smaller scales.

I've never seen anyone do it from the muzzle end though. Either the centre of the vehicle or the breech end of the barrel would be sensible.

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Re: Calculating the firing arc for vehicles main gun and MG

Post by JOHN BOND 001 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:19 am

thanks Andy and TT, believe me it happens

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Re: Calculating the firing arc for vehicles main gun and MG

Post by Dbsubashi » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:39 am

John, many other game systems measure that way, including pre-8th edition 40k. Your “friends” are probably confounding the rules from previous play experiences.

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