This topic describes some miscellaneous combat options you can configure.
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Combatant types in FS3 let you specify different kinds of soldiers, pilots, aliens, etc. Each combatant type can have a different weapon, skills and armor.
For example, this BSG config sets up a Soldier type for ground marines and a Viper type for a viper pilot. The soldier starts with a rifle and armor, and the pilot starts off piloting a Viper.
Soldier: weapon: Rifle weapon_specials: - Ap armor: Tactical hitloc: Humanoid defense_skill: Reflexes Viper: vehicle: Viper hitloc: Humanoid defense_skill: Piloting
(Required) This controls which hit location table (from Hit Location Config) is used for this type.
(Optional) You may override what defense skill this combatant type uses. If not specified, the system will default to the
default_defense_skill specified in the Combat Skills Config.
(Optional) You may give the combatant a weapon and weapon specials. Weapon specials are specified separately as a list. For example:
Soldier: weapon: Rifle weapon_specials: - Ap
(Optional) You may give the combatant armor and armor specials. Armor specials are specified separately as a list. For example:
Swat: armor: Police armor_specials: - Helmet
(Optional) You may specify a vehicle type that the combatant will use.
You need to specify which of your combatant types is the default if the player doesn’t specify a value. Just set the
default_type value to one of the combatant types (e.g. Soldier).
You can configure what stances are available in combat and the attack/defense modifiers they convey.