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Just as shown in the image above, there may be many situations on Deathwatch missions where darkness plays a role. There are rules to handle different levels of light in the game.
These three light levels are as follows:
- Daylight/Bright Light
+++ LIGHTING AND MOVEMENT +++
Characters move through darkness at half speed. They may take a hard perception test to move faster, or they drift in a random direction. I'm thinking about how I can incorporate this into 40k with night fighting -> dawn/twilight -> daytime.
+++ LIGHTING AND COMBAT +++
Weapon Skill tests in the darkness are hard. Ballistic Skill tests in the darkness are very hard. They take a (-20) and (-30) test respectively. Characters can conceal themselves in darkness as a routine (+20) check. In 40k, what about a -2 WS in combat during night fighting and a -3 BS shooting during the night. All of a sudden, searchlights and night vision become very worthwhile additions. I am having trouble finding more information about concealment in the rulebook. There is nothing in the index about it. I will search more later.