See also: Vehicle Combat
The Commander coordinates the various crewmembers and stations aboard the Vehicle, analyzes the battle as it unfolds, and looks for weaknesses in the opponents' Vehicles and tactics. A Vehicle can have only one Commander at a time.
The below Actions include all Actions that can be performed while functioning as a Commander:
Standard Actions Edit
A Standard Action could be any one of the following:
Aid Another Edit
Aiding a Skill Check or Ability Check: You can help another character achieve success on their Skill Check or Ability Check by making the same kind of Skill Check or Ability Check in a cooperative effort. If you roll a 10 or higher on your check, the character you are helping gains a +2 bonus on their check. You can't Take 10 (Or Take 20) on a Skill Check or Ability Check to Aid Another. Only the Copilot can assist on Pilot checks, and only the Commander can assist on Use Computer checks. Any crewmember can aid any other Skill Check or Ability Check.
Aiding an Attack Roll: In Vehicle Combat, you can Aid Another character's Attack by providing improved targeting data, or by coordinating that Attack with other Vehicle Actions.
- A Gunner can grant a +2 bonus on another character's Attack Roll by making an Attack against a Reflex Defense of 10.
- A System Operator can grant a +2 bonus on another character's Attack Roll by making a DC 10 Use Computer check.
- A Commander can grant a +2 bonus on another character's Attack Roll by making a DC 10 Knowledge (Tactics) check.
Attack with a Melee Weapon Edit
With a Melee Weapon, you can strike any opponent within a square you threaten. You can only threaten squares within your Reach from the Vehicle's space, and you don't threaten spaces around the Vehicle at all if it grants Total Cover. For example, a Jedi on a Speeder Bike could Attack targets adjacent to the bike with their Lightsaber, but the same Jedi couldn't do so while inside an AT-AT.
You can't make a Melee Attack in Starship Scale, except within the confines of the Vehicle you occupy.
Attack with a Ranged Weapon Edit
With a Ranged Weapon, you can throw or shoot at any target within your line of sight, as long as your Vehicle does not grant you Total Cover. For example, Clone Troopers can fire their blasters at targets outside a LAAT/i Gunship, as long as the ship's doors are open. Range modifiers apply normally for your weapon.
You cannot make a personal Ranged Attack in Starship Scale, except within the confines of the Vehicle you occupy.