ECM

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Electronic Counter-Measures are systems installed on vehicles and TAGs with the goal of disrupting and deactivating enemy guided projectiles.

Standard ECM include fire detection radars that can pinpoint the location and course of enemy ordnance, and a small battery of short-range micromissiles that deploy nanotechnological chaff. The chaff interferes with the guiding systems, deviating enemy projectiles and making them detonate harmlessly out of range. Ariadnan ECM are similarly effective, but bulkier. Instead of nanotech micromissiles, their ECM fire a battery of rockets that create a wall of shrapnel to destroy enemy projectiles.

ECM

ECM AUTOMATIC EQUIPMENT
ARO
REQUIREMENTS
  • This Automatic Equipment only activates against BS Attacks that benefit from the Guided Trait.
EFFECTS
  • Allows its user to react with ECM in ARO against any BS Attacks against him that benefit from the Guided Trait, even if the user cannot draw LoF to the attacker.
  • ECM cancel the +6 MOD to BS granted by the Guided Trait.
REMEMBER
If a trooper declares ECM as an ARO, he cannot attempt to Dodge as well; the ARO against that Order is spent activating the ECM.


ECM example

In its Active Turn, a Son-Bae Yaókòng Remote, equipped with a Smart Missile Launcher, declares a BS Attack against a Drãgao TAG that had previously been Targeted by a Forward Observer.

The Drãgao, outside the LoF of the Yaókòng Remote, can still declare an ARO because the Attack uses an Impact Template, and also because the attack is Guided and the TAG has ECM. The Drãgao must choose between Dodging the Template [Face to Face PH-9 Roll (TAG Dodging -6 to PH, and Impact Template out of LOF -3 to PH) against the Remote's BS+6], or activating his ECM (thus canceling the +6 MOD to the Remote's BS Roll).

After weighing his chances, the Drãgao pilot chooses the ECM option. The Yaókòng Remote fails its unmodified Normal BS Roll, and the projectile is innocuously lost.


ADVANCED ECM

ADVANCED ECM AUTOMATIC EQUIPMENT
ARO
REQUIREMENTS
  • This Automatic Equipment only activates against BS Attacks that benefit from the Guided Trait.
EFFECTS
  • Advanced ECM is governed by the same rules as ECM but, in addition to canceling the +6 MOD to BS granted by Targeted, it applies a -3 MOD to the BS of the enemy who declared a Guided BS Attack against the user[[.]]