[NetEpic ML] Re: NetEpic revision....LOOOOONG but read it and vote

From: Weasel Fierce <septimus__at_...>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 06:49:22 PST

NetEpic revision ideas:

Well, I forgot to vote myself when I posted the things to vote about.

Infantry armour saves:
How should infantry saves be handled?
A: Keep the current system
B: Current system but better infantry saves
C: Give each weapon two modifiers, one versus infantry and one versus tanks.
This would propably be reflected best if infantry base saves are improved
D: Infantry get a fixed save versus anti-personnel weapons and must save at
twice this value versus anti-tank weapons (Tzeentch's idea)
E: As D but a modifier is applied against anti-tank weapons (about -2). So a
marine stand with a 4+ save would save on a 6 against anti-tank shots.
    The modifier could be increased to -4 against superheavy weapons
(Volcano cannon etc.)
F: Other

Vote: C is the simplest and best option in my oppinion

Heavy units:
Should units with heavy weapons be penalized for firing on advance orders?
A: No
B: Limit to firing only bolters (AT style)
C: Reduce attacks
D: Reduce accuracy
E: Other

Vote: C. This represents that heavy stuff needs time to be deployed and
prepared for firing

I am not especially unhappy about the current rules for snapfire, but
thought that a few alternatives wouldn't hurt.
A: Keep current rules
B: Detachments must pass morale test to snapfire.
C: Individual models must pass morale test
D: Roll morale test for each shot
E: Other

Vote: A. A -1 penalty is enough really

Tank snapfire versus infantry:
It seems okay that tanks are allowed to snapfire their bolters at charging
infantry, but it is kinda ineffective.
A: Keep current system
B: Keep current system but tanks do not suffer penalty to hit
C: Other

Vote: B

Tank bolters:
Should bolters, shuriken catapults and other add-on tank weapons be
A: No
B: Increase range to 25 cm.
C: Increase to-hit to 5+
D: Other

Vote: Well, B makes tanks more offensive (especially the rhino which seems
to be peoples biggest concern). C makes it a better close-in weapon.
Actually C is more representative of a heavy bolter so thats my vote.

Tank assaults:
How should tanks fight assault combat?
A: Current rules (no different from other units)
B: Vehicles make overruns and rams instead of fighting regular close combat
C: Tanks fire bolters and similar weapons against infantry in base contact
(even if allready fired these weapons)
D: Other

Vote: B. Adeptus Titanicus will be helpfull in providing rules. Tzeentch has
also done some in Incoming

Infantry assaults versus tanks:
A: Keep current close combat rules
B: Infantry roll to destroy tank depending on CAF (Perhaps rolling equal to
or less). Tanks fire bolters
C: Infantry roll to destroy tank depending on anti-tank assault (new stat).
Tanks fire bolters
D: Other

Vote: A propably.

Close combat modifiers:
Should modifiers be added to close combat dice rolls?
A: No modifiers, keep current system
B: Modify for charging (+1)
C: Modify for broken morale (-2)
D: Modify for defenders postion (+1 if in cover or dug-in)
E: Other modifiers?

Votes: B C D

Close combat saves:
A: No saving throws should be possible in close combat
B: Units receive a saving throw with no modifier
C: Saving throw with -1 penalty for every 3 points combat was lost by.
D: Save with -1 per point combat was lost by.
E: Save depending on enemy CAF or other stat
F: Other

Vote: D. This should be coubled with improved infantry saves.

Deployment rules:
My suggestion for deployment rules would be to take it in turns to deploy a
FULL company with all support. When all companies are deployed, you deploy
special cards one at a time and finally you deploy infiltrators one at a
time. Units with some sort of camouflage rule should propably get a bonus
here as well.
Any thoughts on this?
Perhaps each unit could be assigned a deployment value depending on
mobility, stealth and similar things. Units with high deployment are
deployed last.

Vote: I kinda vote for the idea I mentioned for deployment values

Perhaps different objectives could be introduced. An old issue of White
Dwarf introduced various interesting objectives.
How about this?
Of course it would be optional.

Flyers and titans:
What are people reactions and thoughts here?
A: Keep old flyer rules
B: Old rules but move flyer phase to after movement
C: New flyer rules
D: Other

Vote: I vote "blank" as I haven't got any real experience with flyers.

A: Old titan rules
B: New titan rules from incoming
C: Old rules but use random dice roll for determining locations instead of
the weird aiming dice
D: Other?

Vote: Rules from Incoming but I would hate the idea of making titans too

In AT/SM units had the ability to fire weapons while charging although at a
-1 to-hit penalty.
Epic 40K and 40K3 also allows this kind of hip-shooting. Is this something
that NetEpic 4.0 is going to use?

(Fast unit mean bikes etc., light weapons mean bolters and smaller)

A: Charging units cannot shoot
B: All charging units may shoot at -1 to-hit if they do not engage in close
B1: As B but infantry do not suffer penalty
B2: As B but fast units do not suffer penalty
B3: As B but light weapons do not suffer penalty
B4: As B but pistols do not suffer penalty
C: Charging units may fire light weapons at -1 to-hit
C1: As C but fast units do not suffer penalty
C2: As C but tanks do not suffer penalty
D: Charging infantry may fire at -1 to-hit. Tanks may not
D1: As D but light weapons do not suffer penalty
D2: As D but pistols do not suffer penalty
E: Only fast units (bikes etc.) may fire while charging
E1: As E but light weapons do not suffer penalty
F: Only pistols may be fired by charging troops at -1 to-hit

Vote: C (So bolters and pistols could be "hip-fired")

Should templates be standardized?
A: Keep current templates
B: Make standard templates instead of specific templates for virtually
everything that uses a template
C: Other (What others are there?)

Vote: I'd prefer a standard template. Propably the size of the 40K3 barrage

Special dice:
Should any special dice be used, or should we make attempts to remove the
weird dice from the game( gets hard with scatter dice)?
A: Current dice
B: Remove dice

Vote: A

Units rated as Elite should more benefits than increased ability to assault
titans. Any thoughts of this?

Vote: I don't know, perhaps something about passing first morale check
automatically, or bonuses when charging fortified units?

Strategy cards / effects:
Should we have some sort of strategy effects that will make things a bit
more random?
This could, represent ambushes, sudden bravery, barrages, forced marches and
similar stuff and would be a great way to enhance the character of each
A: No cards / effects
B: Roll randomly depending on game size
C: Effects are bought with points and then rolled randomly
D: Effects are bought with points. You get exactly what you pay for
E: Effects are picked from a list depending in game size

Vote: E

Transport units:
Under the current system destruction of transports are really deadly for the
infantry being carried.
A: Keep current system (units are destroyed with no save possible)
B: Units receive a basic saving throw
B1: As B but units are only hit on 4+
C: Units with fixed saves receive a save
C1: As C but units are only hit on 4+
D: Units receive a 4+ save
E: Other

Vote: B1

Riding on tanks:
One thing I thought was cool in a WW2 game I read recently was the ability
of infantry to ride on the hull of a tank. I also THINK I saw rules for this
in Incoming but Im not sure. Should this be added to NetEpic or would it
just be another silly rule?
A: Infantry can't ride on tanks
B: Infantry can ride on certain tanks (either defined by size or a unit
C: Infantry can ride on any tank

Vote: B

I think riding should be restricted to only 1 stand per tank in any turn.
The stand is "picked up" by the tank and dropped off at some point.
If tanks are hit by snap fire while transporting infantry, the infantry
stand will be hit on 4+ (automatically if the tank is destroyed) and must
make a basic save to survive. If an area of effect weapon hit the tank the
infantry stand is affected normally
If you feel that riding should be added please vote for the following as

Tank movement:
A: Only advancing tanks can be used
B: Tanks may be used as long as they don't fall back
C: Any tank may be used regardless of orders
D: Other

Vote: B

Infantry movement:
A: Infantry must have advance orders to ride
B: Infantry must have charge orders to ride
C: Infantry can have any orders except fall back
D: Infantry must expend all movement to ride but can shoot normally
E: Infantry must expend all movement to ride but can shoot in advance
F: Infantry must expend all movement to ride and cannot shoot (unless hip
shooting rules are decided upon)
G: Other

Vote: C

Tank fire:
A: Tanks fire are not restricted by riding infantry
B: Fire suffers a -1 penalty
C: Tank may not fire bolters
D: Tank may only fire bolters
E: Tank may not fire if infantry is riding
F: Other

Vote: B

Point cost formula:
The formula should perhaps be revised as well, and brought up to date.
Currently it is designed to fit with GW's values but I think we should
revise it and recalculate the army lists when we get around to it. Any

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