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Main differences in Pacto compared to Maximus and Magna
« on: August 18, 2023, 04:49:31 PM »
This is a summary.  For the 13, I recommend buying the PDF (either as a PDF or print on demand from CCC games website - or following the link from the MeG website).

he Pacto changes that will be in the new Pacto PDF edition will be:
1BW (base width) in Maximus/Magna becomes 1HBW (half base width) in Pacto.

1. KaB tests reduced in effect.  Poor rolls GREEN.  Average rolls WHITE.  Superior & Exceptional roll BLACK.  Elephants/Battlewagons roll BLACK.
2. Skull results from shooting cause a wound and a slowing effect.
3. Skilled shooters vs Superior upgrade a dice colour at <= 1 HBW.
4. Foot crossbows standing to receive upgrade a dice colour.  But downgrade against FArm foot and FArm elephants at <= 1HBW.
5. Slowing effects.  Skirmishers and mounted slow by 1HBW for S or Skull results.  Foot, artillery, firearms and shower shooting slow by 2HBW for S or Skull results.  Press forward as per Maximus/Magna.
6. Shooting arc.  UGs must shoot at target most directly ahead.
7. SuGs can only fight TuGs that are a wound from breaking.
8. Align UG to UG in Pacto.  Supporting UGs also align.  A supporting UG that aligns or is aligned to cannot move in the movement phase.
9. Flank/rear.  UGs hit on front and flank/rear do not turn but can roll 1 dice for each edge contacted.  Contact on each enemy edge gives 1 UG fighting and supporting UGs.  So in theory an UG could be fighting on all four edges and their opponent could have up to 4 supporting UGs.
10. Shatter/Shove. Instead of the Maximus/Magna effect, S (not Skull) results in combat obtain a bonus roll (GREEN for Shatter, White for Shove).

Melee combat: in the example A is contacted on all four edges by 1 (with 2 supports) 2, 3 on flanks and 4 (with 2 supports) on rear.  1 and 4 have supporting UGs.  2,3 and 4  will get +2 for flank/rear.   Note supports for 1 and 4 could be replaced by supports for 2 or 3 but no more than four supporting UGs can be achieved.

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10. Bonus dice for shatter and shove.  Instead of neighbouring file effects. Shatter results give an immediate bonus GREEN dice.  Shove gives an immediate bonus WHITE dice.

Richard
« Last Edit: November 08, 2023, 07:46:48 AM by lionheartrjc »