Hi! I just discovered the game, and have been playing with the shipmaker for some time. I have developed a concept I thought I could use for a tournament battleship -I loved the swarm station, by the way, I love droneships- I still have to test it, but I have a question.
While reading the rules, I did not see anything about weapon modifications. I do not see if parameter modification in weapons is allowed or not, since the rules list the possibility to increase arc of fire. Could I, for one increase my ship's weapons/modules range? at wich cost?
Hi! Welcome to the BSF community!
Firstly, you need to know that different tournaments have different rules and regulations, such as (as you mentioned) firing arcs and range. These are rather controversial topics that I don't think you should play with when you are designing a ship for a tournament. If you need clarification, I think you will have to ask either Fireborn or Trek, or go through the existing thread
for Fireborn's tournament.
I checked and this is what Fireborn says:
Weapons may be set up to a 180* firing arc. However, especially for frigates, it should be kept in mind that turrets do not turn with the ship unless they would be aiming outside their firing arc. So, slow turning turrets on a fast turning ship could end up facing the enemy less often, and therefore taking fewer shots.
Hope that this answers your question.
And last, if you wish to submit a last-minute BATTLESHIP
, MAKE IT QUICK!