@Cernel said in suicide/munitions unit with support?:
Are they supportable (the current isSuicide is not)?
If they roll alongside the normal units (non-firststrike) then yes, if they roll with firststrike then depends if other firststrike can receive support (not sure whether that's currently possible and TWW has tried this for subs but it either isn't supported right now or there is some bug).
If the suicide unit has 0 dice rolls, will it suicide anyways or not?
If the suicide unit has positive dice rolls, but 0 value, will it suicide or not?
Personally, I believe the most interesting user case is having a suicide "shell" unit that has 0 rolls and is supported by a non suicide "artillery" unit, giving the "shell" unit 1 roll, the "shell" unit actually suiciding only if having 1 (or more) roll (not if having 0 rolls). Would your system allow for this?
Not fully. This tends to conflict with how Frostion is trying to use support units that essentially have no attack but provide support for the first round (and yes I realize you could try to do something around 0 strength vs 0 rolls though that seems kind of funky as really both cases the unit isn't doing any damage so should probably act the same in both cases). This is also more complex as things like checking potential air unit landing spots gets difficult (isSuicide air units are not counted towards needing landing spots like missiles for example but if you then would have some sort of isSuicideOnAttack unit that only suicided if a supporting unit was also there that would all need to be checked in some way to see if they do need a landing spot and could change based on the order that you move units into the territory even).
So I think you could do this probably from a suicideOnAttack standpoint as you just wouldn't move those shell units into a territory if you didn't have the support unit to give them rolls/strength. But on defense it wouldn't work as they would still suicide (though maybe you could do some kind of trigger to turn off isSuicide if they aren't in a territory with their "artillery" unit). I think more thought and effort would need to go into creating a system like this.