How does recoil work for firearms (automatic versus non-automatic)?
Non-Auto: “Rcl” number is applied to each shot after the first in a turn, but only once in a turn. So three shots in a row are at (Modified Skill), (Modified Skill – Rcl) and (Modified Skill – Rcl). Note that the last shot is not at (Mod. Skill – 2 x Rcl)! However, the first shot of the next turn is at -Rcl, and all successive shots on that turn are at -2 x Rcl, and so on . . . until a full turn is spent not firing the gun. After that turn, Rcl penalties are reset to 0 and the progression begins again. Auto: Similar to above where not indicated otherwise. The main differences are that Rcl is applied to groups, not to individual rounds; it is applied even to the first group in a burst; and it is added for each group, cumulatively, within or between turns. So firing three groups on full auto is done at (Modified Skill – Rcl), (Modified Skill – 2 x Rcl) and (Modified Skill – 3 x Rcl). Next turn you start at -4 x Rcl! Note: Rcl is doubled if the weapon is held one-handed, and is doubled fo