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Robert Scholtz

I hope they finally fix the Firing Smoke rules.

The opposing player should not be able to determine the landing point of a smoke round that does not land on target.  The landing point should be randomly determined using the “Miscalculation” effect in the Smoke Barrage Chart.

I’ve been playing Bolt Action since before the version 2 rules came out and I do not remember seeing anyone use the Firing Smoke rules.  The current rule gives the defender too great of a chance (83.33%) to control where a smoke round lands.  If it’s not fixed, it should be removed from the game, or the missed shot should be ignored like normal indirect fire is ignored when it does not land on target.