This Special Skill marks the trooper's capacity to detonate in a blast, voluntarily or otherwise. Explode is a Special Skill with several Levels.
EXPLODE LEVEL 1
|EXPLODE LEVEL 1||AUTOMATIC SKILL|
The user must be in the Unconscious state for this Special Skill to activate.
The use of explosive devices connected to 'dead man' triggers (i.e., detonators that activate only when the operator is incapacitated) is regarded as moral anathema across the Human Sphere, as demonstrated by international laws both military and civilian (see Chapter 3 of the Concilium Convention and the titles therein). The extensive use of such devices is a hallmark of the Combined Army, particularly among the Morat race, whose contempt for the lives of other species is well documented. However, there have been denunciations of the use of similar methods by the Yu Jing Imperial Service. The Emperor himself has personally assured inquirers that all Judiciary Police units follow Yu Jing laws rigorously, and that any possible incompatibilities between these laws and international legislation are to be settled via the approved protocols in the Concilium High Court. Human Rights advocates have accused the Emperor and the Yu Jing Party of stalling all judiciary processes on the matter, both in Yu Jing and international courts.
EXPLODE LEVEL X
|Third Offensive Content.|
|EXPLODE LEVEL X||AUTOMATIC SKILL|
Troopers declaring an Attack with a Direct Template Weapon are not affected by it
Example of Explode Level X:
In her Active Turn, a Yu Jing player declares AD: Combat Jump with a Liu Xing. She places the Circular Template that represents the Drop Zone on the battlefield and places the trooper in one of its borders, but completely within the Drop Zone. Then, the player makes the PH Roll required by the Special Skill. If the trooper passes the Roll, the player would place the Circular Template that represents the Area of Effect of the explosion centered on the Liu Xing.
Following the Direct Template Rules, if the Circular Template of the explosion affects, for example, a Camouflage or TO Camouflage Marker without having a valid target inside the Template, or affects a friendly or Neutral trooper, then that explosion is cancelled and considered null.
Example of Explode Level X and Coordinated Order:
In her Active Turn, a Yu Jing player declares a Coordinated Order to deploy two Liu Xing with AD: Combat Jump. As in the previous case, she places the Circular Template of the Drop Zone and the first trooper inside it, making the PH Roll of the Special Skill. If the trooper passes the Roll, she places the Circular Template of the explosion. Then she repeats the process with the second Liu Xing, but if an explosion affects the other Liu Xing, then, according to the Direct Template Weapons rules, that explosion is cancelled and considered null since it is affecting a friendly trooper.
- The ablative protection casing of some heavy units with orbital and sub-orbital jump capability is designed to outwardly deflagrate as soon as it contacts the ground. This effectively transforms the deployment of these units into an artillery strike, which has a huge impact, both material and psychological.