[NetEpic ML] Re: Bolter question.

From: Joao Filipe Frade - LEI <jff_at_...>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 17:50:27 +0000 (WET)

> Vehicles such as the Rhino need some improvement because as it stands they
> get shot to bits! After all, it is intended to SUPPORT its troops, not just
> serve as a shield and attrition unit! It stands to reason that infantry
> would be a little reluctant to ride in an vehicle more vulnerable then
> if they were on foot (fast or not).

Transport vehicles arent suposed to shot better than the troops IMHO, they
just need to be faster and give some protection.
As the rules are, they are fast but they shure dont give any protection.
Why not give the troops inside some kind of save if the vehicle is
Maybe their normal saving throw +1, or a 5+ (fixed)? This way troops would
be safer in a vehicle than on foot.

Currently vehicles are only used in the first round of battle to deploy
the troop on the front... no one in is perfect sense would leave them
inside to get killed with one shot.

> The same problem befalls the attack bike, which has no save and is short
> ranged - they too get shot up before getting near the enemy. Landspeeders
> cost the same amount and have a much better range. As it stands noone
> here plays with bikes.

Give them a ToHit modifier because of their small size and speed. But then
you have to give one to jet bikes also...

Just my 2 cents.



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