I searched the Rules forum but couldn't find an answer to my question... Here's the question:
Can Dutch's ability be activated in the Combat Phase by the R5-K6 droid? Dutch's ability is normally activated in the Activation Phase if he Target Locks (TLs) an enemy. I think the answer to my questions is "yes", but I wanted some feedback to see if my logic is correct.
Dutch's Ability: "After acquiring a target lock, choose another friendly ship at Range 1-2. The chosen ship may immediately acquire a target lock."
R5-K6 Ability: "After spending your target lock, roll 1 defense die. On a (evade) result, immediately acquire a target lock on that same ship. You cannot spend this target lock during this attack."
1. Dutch (PS6) has acquired a TL on an enemy Academy TF (PS1) (Dutch "gave" a TL to Wedge in the Activation Phase, and Wedge flew out of the picture). Biggs (PS5) is in Range 2 and has a Focus. (ignore the fact the TLs are different letters...this is just for illustration)
2. Dutch uses the TL as part of his attack, but the TF is still alive.
3. Dutch activates the R5-K6 droid card, and rolls an evade dice. Dutch is granted another TL on the TF (but can't use it). (Here's the question) Does the R5-K6 trigger Dutch's ability? If yes, then Biggs is granted a TL which he can use during his attack.
This is my interpretation of this rule, but I wanted to see if my logic is sound. What say you?
Edited by Deltmi, 07 September 2013 - 03:13 AM.