Quantronic Combat (Hacking)

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In Infinity, infowar and cyberwarfare tasks, defined as Hacking, are shouldered by the Hackers, specialized Troopers who can use the different Hacking Programs which define quantronic combat.

Getting Started with Hacking

According to their nature, Hacking Programs allow the Hacker to act in an aggressive or defensive manner, support other Troopers, interact with scenery, etc.


REMEMBER

When making your Army Lists in Infinity Army, a summary of the Hacking Programs will be included, in the same way that a summary of your Troopers’ weapons is included.


Hacker

See Hacker Special Skill


Upgrade Programs (UPGRADE)

Custom-made software tailored to the style and preference of specific infowar operatives. If available, they will be listed in the Unit Profile, in round brackets next to the name of the Hacker or the Device.

Supportware Programs

These are programs of extended duration which are mainly designed to support allied Troopers on the battlefield by granting them bonuses to improve their combat capabilities. Likewise, they may also be designed to hinder enemy Troopers, applying negative MODs to them.

IMPORTANT
  • A Trooper can benefit from the effects of only one Program with the Supportware Label at a time.
  • Each Hacker can only sustain one active Supportware Program at a time.
  • A Hacker can cancel an active Supportware Program by declaring another Program and expending the corresponding Order or ARO.
  • A Supportware Program is automatically cancelled if the Trooper or Troop Type targeted by the Supportware is targeted by a new Supportware Program, or if the Hacker running the Program enters Isolated State or any Null States.


Example of Supportware Use and Cancellation

During their Active Turn, a Player that has two Troopers with EVO Hacking Devices on the table, declares Fairy Dust with one of them and chooses REMs as the Troop Type that will benefit from this Supportware.

For tactical reasons, they decide to spend the last Order on the other Trooper with an EVO Hacking Device to declare Enhanced Reaction on a REM located in the vanguard.

By designating a REM that was already benefitting from Fairy Dust, the new Supportware Program deactivates the Fairy Dust Program and the corresponding Token is removed from the table.

Firewall

See Firewall


Hacking Devices and Hacking Programs: Characteristics

Hacking Devices and Hacking Programs have the following characteristics:

  • They act in the user's Hacking Area.
  • They do not require LoF to act, unless the Hacking Program's own description states otherwise.
  • Only Troopers or Peripherals in Model form may be targeted by Hacking Programs.
  • They benefit, if applicable, from the target's Targeted State.


Hacking Area

This term refers to the Area of Effect of Hacking Programs. [continued...]


Hacking Programs Chart

See Hacking Programs Chart


Hacking Devices

See Hacking Devices


Example

Example of Quantronic Combat (Hacking)

Step 1:

The Active Player declares Move with their Jujak from point A to B.

The Reactive Player declares the use of the Carbonite Hacking Program with their Shrouded Hacker.

Facing the possibility that the Jujak had passed within the Hacker’s ZoC, the Active Player declares Reset. They do not declare BS Attack to face the Hacker because it is clear that during their entire path they lack LoF to the Shrouded Hacker.

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Step 2:

It is determined that, during their Movement, the Jujak indeed entered the Hacker’s ZoC and the Face to Face Rolls are performed.

Face to Face Roll:

Active Player, Reset (WIP Roll, in this case there are no MODs to be applied): 1 d20 with Success Value (SV) = 13.

Reactive Player, Carbonite (WIP Roll, in this case there are no MODs to be applied): 1 d20 with SV = 13.

They both succeed, but the 7 cancels the 3.

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Step 3:

Therefore, after the Shrouded Hacker won the Face to Face Roll, the Jujak must perform 2 Saving Rolls due to the DA Ammunition against Damage 13.

Attack Damage = 10 (13 - 3 for BTS).

Due to the 6, the Jujak places an Immobilized-B Token next to him.

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