[NetEpic ML] Re: Thunderhawks

From: Markus Lesny <PugsRule_at_...>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 04:59:02 -0500

I recently joined your list, thinking it was Epic 40,000, but as near as I
can figure your rules are based on earlier versions of Epic (there a
numerous references to units that I have not seen since they appeared in
White Dwarf over ten years ago.)

    Were you to play Epic 40,000, thunderhawks still have the ability to
drop of troops or to pick them up out of a trouble situation (per the Evac
rules in Firepower #1). In this game a very effective way to counter air
attacks is placing war engines, even the lowly superheavy tanks (battle
fortresses, engines of Vaul, or what have you) on flak orders per Firepower
#1. You can snapfire at evey plane that passes within range of your
engine's guns, general 45-60cm. This makes for quite an umbrella,
especially where two or three engines overlap. Just a guess, but I doubt
your opponent will field lots of air against you ever again.
    In Epic 40,000, the only thing that approaches a thunderhawk's ability
to suddenly deploy troops is the Eldar Vampire, and even this is much less
potent, able to transport only 4 (infantry) units, and given the armor of
elves, hardly much of a long term threat if dropped behind your lines.

----- Original Message -----
From: Kelvin <kx.henderson_at_...>
To: <netepic_at_egroups.com>
Sent: Monday, November 15, 1999 12:43 AM
Subject: [NetEpic ML] Re: Thunderhawks

> >Hello everyone...
> Hello to you too.
> > Well I had my first game this evening in five years with a nice fellow
> >have just met and his friends (who were also very cool). It was an
> >battle that ended in a draw as we had to break up (it was getting late).
> >fielded Eldar and he played Space Marines (2000pts each). I was
> >to Thunderhawks bearing assult troops, two Thunderhawks to be exact...
> >They dopped down on top of my eldar host and completely routed them. my
> >infantry was cought in thier tanks and I was delivered a blow that I
> >had lost me the game. As it was I trailed behind in victory points the
> >game and never did catch up (meaning that my opponent technically won the
> >battle). I was looking better near the end, having nearly broken both of
> >Battle Companies, but he was still ahead.
> Harsh, my friend. Very harsh. Some advice on playing the newer versions
> of Epic. Take aircraft and take AA guns. All armies in NetEpic have them
> (except for the Tyranids and the Squats, they have good AA but don't have
> aircraft) so they are well worth the purchase as they can protect your
> forces from enemy aircraft as well as inflict impressive damage of their
> own. The current version of NetEpic certainly provokes a combined arms
> approach!
> > When I was playing the game before this, way back in the "olden days"
> >Thunderhawks weren't around. Are there any other fast attack units around
> >like that which can transport such unusual quantities of troops into
> >so swiftly??
> Depends which version of Epic you are actually playing. If you are
> Space Marine/Titan Legions then no, the Thunderchicken is the only
> transport of its kind (with the Tyranid's Harridan coming kinda close).
> you are playing NetEpic (or the horrendous Epic 40,000), then yes! The
> Eldar have the Vampire transport which is kinda like the Eldar version of
> the Thunderchicken.
> -Kelvin....
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Received on Wed Nov 17 1999 - 09:59:02 UTC

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