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  #567 New June 14th, 2019 03:58 PM
Originally Posted by aramis View Post
FGMP's are to TL14+ forces as RPGs are to TL7...

Designed to give the infantry anti-vehicular firepower.

The line troop should not have the FGMP. But one or two in a squad is great for taking out hard targets.
Not according to LBB4:

Tech level 14: A higher proportion of the infantry is equipped with battle dress, and the standard small arm for such troops becomes the PGMP-13.
Tech level 15: Most infantry is by now equipped with battle dress and has converted to the
FGMP-14. The gauss rifle remains the standard arm of non-powered troops.
Another reason CT is the best version of the game.

I'm not sure why "ionizing" radiation effects are added in MgT. I think if radiation were a concern prior to HEW TLs, then it would have been with high energy lasers, particle projection weapons, gamma and x-ray lasers, and a whole host of other direct energy weapons. As it stand now adding cumulative radiation effects, to me, really extracts a lot of fun from the game.

I do believe T5 has a radiation table, but I'm too lazy to look it up.

The more I post here, the more I'm of the opinion that CT was the best version of the game, and that all the other iterations are just window dressing for new eras and settings.

I'm not against Mongoose Traveller, as they have done some pretty innovative stuff by adding other properties, but a lot of the finagling or alteration of some rules, to me, see somewhat arbitrary.

HEWs without cumulative effects on friendlies, were a staple of the game. Combine that with blue skinned Darriens, scanner suite for ships, and I'm wondering who made the decisions to alter what and why. I guess if people enjoy it, then fine, but I prefer my FGMPs as just straight up energy cannons, man portable, that don't hurt the friendly troops with any kind of radiation. That's the way it was, and that's the way it should be.
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