What is the use of armor?
You are here: Stellar Forces > General Discussion > What is the use of armor?
- Looking at the logs of my last game, I noted that my opponent had purchased medium armor for all of his men. I don't recall wounding any though; all of them died in one shot from the Marsec Autogun. Is it to protect from grenades, or was I just getting lucky/he was getting unlucky?
Posted by Sabaron
9 years ago [Login to reply]
- It sounds like a bit of luck, but it all depends on certain factors like the angle that the shot hit the unit and the health that the unit started with.
The damage formula is "weapon damage" * "random amount from 0.5 to 1.5" minus "armour protection depending on the angle of the shot". I've done some quick maths, and assuming the unit was hit from the front, the damage (after taking into account armour protection) would have been a random amount from 9 to 67. The average unit starts with about 35 health, so on average there was a 50% chance of them being killed with the first shot.
This topic has now been closed.
©2020 Penultimate Apps. All rights reserved.
For help & support, please visit the forums. Note that emails may be read by the NSA/Tempora for security purposes. Hello to Jason Isaacs!