I know Mechwarrior or Battletech deals with EW, tho I havent been in the loop about what systems are in the Lore of BT or MW for sometime...
Someone had said the range for Electronic Warfare on table top would be around 200 meters, tho im not sure if that range would be reasonable for EW Boats, maybe 300-400 meters ?
Anyway lets look at some of the Electronic Warfare Equipment, applications/roles that is used in Real World around the World and how they could be or has been used in MWO... most sources will be from http://en.wikipedia....ctronic_warfare to make it simple
- Electronic Warfare Support Measures
- Electronic Counter Measures
- Electronic Counter Countermeasures
- Electromagnetic interference
- Target Painting
- Radar Jamming and Deception
- Decoy Probes/Mines/Drones
I wouldnt think everything would be able to be installed and used all on one Electronic Warfare Mech(Boat), and should probably be restricted to Mechs of 45 Tons and below... and maybe 2-3 or more electronic Packages for one Light Mech, plus using a number of these would increase the Signature of that Mech and would make it more easily picked up by Counter EW Boats
As a counter to the EW Boats a Missie type called an Anti-Radiation Missile which is designed to detect and home on an enemy radio emission sources... most likely fired from another Mech of 45 Tons or lower set up to counter EW Boats, could be used to shoot and damage or kill off these EW Boats
This could add a Role for Light Mechs to Seek and Disrupt enemy Activity at the same time Detecting and Painting Targets for Missiles for his/her Allies... meanwhile other Light Mechs are set up to Seek and Destroy EW Boats Disrupting his/her Allies as well as scouting for his/her side
Anyway just some ideas and I think in keeping the range of Electronic Warfare to 300-400 meters wouldnt take the fun out of the match and would give those dedicated to scouting some useful tools to aid in scouting or to disrupt the enemy
Edited by Wildcat, 01 July 2012 - 12:59 AM.