Saturation Zone

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Effects

  • Any BS Attack from, into, or through a Saturation Zone suffers a -1 Burst MOD.
  • Consequently, any BS Attack whose LoF makes contact with a Saturation Zone suffers the -1 B MOD.
  • The minimum Burst value is always 1.

Saturation Zone. Example 1

In his Active Turn, indefatigable Fusilier Angus declares a BS Attack against his dire foe Alguacil Ortega. The LoF between Angus and Ortega crosses a Saturation Zone. Angus has a B3 Combi Rifle, so with the -1 B MOD for Saturation Zone, he gets to shoot twice (B3 - 1 = 2).

Ortega shoots back, declaring a BS Attack ARO. Ortega's LoF also crosses the Saturation Zone, but he does not suffer the -1 BMOD because his ARO is only B1 to begin with, and cannot be modified below that by a Saturation Zone.

Saturation Zone. Example 2

Manek, a Morat Vanguard Infantry trooper, aims his HMG in his Active Turn and declares a BS Attack against a group of Fusiliers: the charismatic Angus, his reluctant sidekick Bipandra, and Spencer the dauntless. Angus is standing in the open, but Manek's LoF to Bipandra and Spencer crosses a Saturation Zone.

When he declares his BS Attack, Manek divides his weapon's Burst (B) among his potential targets. He allocates 1 shot to Angus and 1 to Spencer. Manek immediately recognized Bipandra as the dangerous element of the team, so he will shoot her twice, exhausting his B. But apparently, Manek failed to take into account the Saturation Zone and its effect on the B of his BS Attack. The B1 attack against Spencer remains unchanged, as a Saturation Zone cannot modify the Burst below 1. However, the B 2 attack against Bipandra becomes B 1 (2-1=1).

Manek's Active Turn ends and Bipandra remains unscathed. Now, Bipandra declares a BS Attack and uses her Combi Rifle's full Burst 3 against Manek. However, since she is inside the Saturation Zone, her LoF must go through it, and her B 3 becomes a measly B 2 (3-1=2).


FAQ

N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.1
Q: How does a Saturation Zone reduce the Burst? Example 1
A: A Grenzer with a Sniper Rifle with B2, inside a Saturation Zone, declares a BS Attack with his total Burst to the Fusilier A, who is outside of the Saturation Zone. After suffering the -1 B MOD for Saturation Zone his B changes to 1 (2-1=1).

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N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.1
Q: How does a Saturation Zone reduce the Burst? Example 2
A: A Grenzer with a Sniper Rifle with B2, inside a Saturation Zone, divides his weapon’s Burst among Fusilier A, who is outside the Saturation Zone and the Fusilier B, who is also outside of the Saturation Zone. He allocates 1 shot each to Fusiliers A and B. The Burst 1 against Fusiliers A and B remains unchanged, as a Saturation Zone cannot modify the Burst below 1.

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N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.1
Q: How does a Saturation Zone reduce the Burst? Example 3
A: In this situation, the Grenzer with Sniper Rifle with B2, outside a Saturation Zone, divides his weapon’s Burst among Fusilier A, who is outside a Saturation Zone and Fusilier B, who is inside a Saturation Zone. He allocates 1 shot each to Fusiliers A and B. The Burst 1 against Fusilier B remains unchanged, as a Saturation Zone cannot modify the Burst below 1.

File:Saturation 3.jpg

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N3 Frequently Asked Question FAQ Version: 1.5, Jan 2019
Q: When using the Sensor: Triangulated Fire Skill must you apply MODs to the Burst value, such as the MODs from a Saturation Zone, etc?
A: Yes.
Related Pages: Saturation Zone, Sensor: Triangulated Fire