Minesweeper

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This device is capable of deactivating traps and automated weapons deployed by the enemy.

MINESWEEPER SHORT SKILL
BS Attack, Non-Lootable, Optional
REQUIREMENTS
  • The user of this piece of Equipment must have LoF to the target.
  • Minesweeper may only be used against enemy Deployable weapons or pieces of Equipment deployed on the game table, and never against Camouflage Markers.
EFFECTS


Name Range (inches) DAM B Ammo Traits
Short Medium Long Maximum
Minesweeper 0-8" +6 8-16" +3 16-24" -6 -- -- 1 -- BS Attack, Non-Lootable, Technical Weapon


Minesweeper and AI Beacon

When an AI Beacon changes its ownership to that of the Minesweeper bearer, it joins the Combat Group of the bearer, and it also provides the Order. In the following Tactical Phases, that Order will be added to the Order Pool of the Combat Group of the Minesweeper bearer, but only when that Combat Group has less than ten members. Otherwise, the bearer cannot add it to his Combat Group or use that Order until it fulfills the Requirements of the AI Beacon piece of Equipment, checked in the Tactical Phase of his Turn.

Minesweeper Game Example:

A Salyut Zond, a Remote with a Minesweeper, declares its use against an ALEPH Netrod, which possesses an AI Beacon, a piece of Deployable Equipment. The Remote succeeds the WIP Roll, so the Netrod with the AI Beacon, and the Order it provides, joins the Combat Group the Salyut Zond belongs to.


Modern minesweeper devices have been designed to apply intelligence before brute force. Instead of remotely detonating the enemy weapons or equipment, they invert their Friend or Foe Identifier (FFI) so these cease to be a hostile element, instead becoming a friendly tactical resource. In combat mine clearance operations, where troops may be under enemy fire, the key factor to creating a safe path is speed. This involves a high level of risk for Minesweeper users. For this reason remote troops usually perform these tasks, preserving the lives of trained combat engineers.


FAQ

N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.2
Q: When all the Proxies of a G: Jumper trooper are in a Null or Isolate state and the player has an AI Beacon, if the AI Beacon changes ownership via an enemy Minesweeper, does the enemy add one or two Orders to their Ordel Pool?
A: One. If the original owner recovers ownership of the AI Beacon, it will be add two Orders to the Order Pool, one for the AI Beacon and one for the G. Jumper.
Related Pages: AI Beacon, G: Jumper, Isolated, Minesweeper, Order Pool
N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.4, Sep 2018
Q: Do MediKits, Forward Observer, Discover, Deactivators and Minesweepers get the Burst Support Bonus granted by a Fireteam? Can they be used with Triangulated Fire? Removed in FAQ 1.7.
A: No, because they are Skills or items of Equipment. Removed in FAQ 1.7.
Related Pages: Burst Support Bonus, Deactivator, Discover, Forward Observer, MediKit, Minesweeper, Triangulated Fire

Editor's note - remember that Deactivators, Minesweepers and Discover are not BS Weapons so still won't benefit from the Burst Support Bonus and cannot be used with Triangulated Fire.