[NetEpic ML] Re: Weirdboyz...

From: Peter Ramos <pramos_at_...>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999 17:34:10 +0000


Pretty accurate points on all counts. Its far easier to remember the times they
do go than the majority of times they do nothing at all. The price hike was to
avoid the ploy of some players to take many towers to increase the possiblility
of having at least one tower fully loaded.

Funnily enough where the tower excels the most in netepic is in a AA role where
on a good day it can vaporize whole detachments of flyers. They are still
dangerous but just less available.


Kelvin wrote:

> <SIGH!!!> No, they are not QUITE so cheap anymore. As Peter said, they
> are now 200 points instead of 100. The thing with the Weirdboy Towers that
> people never looked at where the drawbacks to them are. Everyone simply
> looked at the power table and what they could end up doing once they were
> charged. Here are the negatives to them:
> 1. They DON'T start the battle with any charge in them whatsoever.
> 2. They are pretty soft targets.
> 3. They are largish targets.
> 4. If you want it to survive 'till it can collect the energy to shoot
> with, it needs to live in cover or be shielded by a Dragsta (if the former,
> it cannot shoot next turn until the Advance phase as it must move out from
> behind cover, thus becomming a BIG target).
> 5. It is PART of the Bad Moonz boys mob. It is NOT a seperate unit!
> Therefore it follows the same orders as the rest of the boyz. Thus, to use
> its firepower you sometimes have to sacrifice the rest of the firepower of
> the Klan or sacrifice the Klan's mobility.
> 6. To get the really good firepower you need a helluva lot of orks around
> it, thus, bunching up your troops for some heavy barrages.
> 7. To get the really good firepower you need a helluva lot of energy which
> pushes you into the danger zone for a "'Eadbang". This has a 1 in 6 chance
> of happening. I've lost LOTS of Orkz to that!
> 8. It is a Bad Moonz only unit meaning only the Bad Moonz and Deathskullz
> can take them, so they ended up being fairly rare anyways.
> Even at 100points, they really weren't as bad as everyone thought (but I
> too think they are more balanced at 200). Sure, they could kick arse when
> fully charged and I've dished out my share of devastation with them, but
> they can also be a collossal waste of time and points. I've broken my OWN
> Bad Moonz Klan with one! Plus I've lost plenty of battles with them on my
> side both with them being devastating and useless in the battle. The
> Weirdboy Battletowerz aren't all THAT bad. You just need to know the ins
> and outs of them and know how to deal with them/use them.
> -Kelvin....
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Received on Sun Nov 14 1999 - 17:34:10 UTC

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