• DSS-02 Shield Generator •
The shield value of each friendly emplacement within it's effective range is increased according to its size class:Small Emplacements: Short Range | +1 to ShieldsMedium Emplacements: Medium Range | +2 to ShieldsLarge Emplacements: Long Range | +3 to ShieldsShips and Squadrons may not move into the effected range. Ground units may not be deployed inside its effective range; however, they may move into the affected area.
My intention is that this upgrade is a boost to a Base's Shields similar to the bonus given by Admiral Motti; however, unlike Admiral Motti, the Shield Generators can cover a specific range. This range is dependent on the size class of the emplacement the upgrade is equipped. I am thinking that a Base Title (Echo Base) may give the opportunity to add a second Defensive Retrofit and maybe use Redundant Shields to act as a "Defensive" Stronghold and could be too strong. To resolve that, I am thinking of adding wording that says something like "If the shields in more than one Hull Zone get to Zero in one turn, this upgrade is destroyed"; however, the line in Empire Strikes Back, "Com-scan has detected an energy field protecting an area of the sixth planet of the Hoth system. The field is strong enough to deflect any bombardment." ― General Maximilian Veers leads me to believe that Echo Base would have the DSS-02 Shield Generator/Redundant Shields combination.I would love some input...