Okay, so we completed our second manuever in the Suffer Not campaign. For the past two maneuvers I (as the GM) have been working toward gaining control of the Civilian Commune faction - a set of freeman in a slave society poised to incite revolution.
Now these freeman are important enough to the colony’s production that they wear industrial outfitted and decommisioned Iron to do their jobs laying and maintaining communication and power lines from domed city to domed city. Many of my building scenes were burning tech and using circles to set up the eventual hulling of the lineman. My first manuever was a successful Assess, bringing my non-vaylen FoN onboard against the Lineman, and my second manuever was a successful Take Action to activate them.
Now, of course, this did not net me any disposition this phase because they are 0-3-3. I am a little ahead (27:24) and decided to take advantage of that to bolster a weaker Usurpation position.
So I hulled an Iron Artificer that works on many of the Lineman’s gear and brought in a surgeon to heal him before the end of the manuever. One of the PCs asked the Iron Articifer to look at some of the repairs and modifications the Iron would need and he started working on it. In the process he installed a worm injection unit into the iron (complete with a +2 ob to repair and observation rolls to find the device). I successfully installed the equipment (automated surgeon exp 4 to utilize a prior injection unit I built last manuever, giving it a total of exp 6 Surgery for inserting the Naiven when the suit is donned).
Now that I have burned the equipment and successfully brought the Civilian Commune over to my side is it established that some of the Linemen are hulled? Or do I have to use building scenes for the injection units to see how badly the Linemen are hurt?
My suggestion was that several of the Linemen are probably hulled over the course of the next manuever as a side effect of my successful manuever roll and the players can use building scenes to discover it - interactions with changed men, mechanical inspection of the gear, etc.
It may be that the Lineman are hulled as color and I have to use either surgery rolls or circles rolls to bring them into the fold officially as Vaylen if I want them to act as Vaylen.
I’d like to hear other’s opinions on handling the situation.