Immobilised Vehicles and Smoke Dispensers and MP Expenditure

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This came up in this morning's game.

An immobilised vehicle can no longer move/change VCA but does it retain its full MP allotment? D13.2 (Smoke Dispensers) requires the expenditure of 1 MP but does said immobilised vehicle have any to use? :unsure:

We figured yes but D8.1 and 13.2 does not really say so.
 

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An immobilized vehicle can expend MP as long as it doesn't expend any to start or change its VCA, so yes a Smoke Dispenser can be used.
 

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This came up in this morning's game.

An immobilised vehicle can no longer move/change VCA but does it retain its full MP allotment? D13.2 (Smoke Dispensers) requires the expenditure of 1 MP but does said immobilised vehicle have any to use? :unsure:

We figured yes but D8.1 and 13.2 does not really say so.
Yes per D8.5: "Assuming an Inherent crew that is not broken/stunned/shocked, a bogged/immobilized vehicle may still expend MP for "non-movement" purposes (e.g., to change TCA, [un]load PRC, fire Smoke Dispensers, etc.), and its firing capabilities are unchanged except as related to its inability to change VCA.
 

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It can even spend MP for sD (or other "non-movement") the turn it becomes Immobilized (if it happens in the the vehicle's MPh and it has MP remaining).
 
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