[NetEpic ML] Re: Flyer rules random thoughts

From: Weasel Fierce <septimus__at_...>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 07:19:59 GMT

>From: "Tzeentch" <tzeentch666_at_...>
>Reply-To: netepic_at_egroups.com
>To: <netepic_at_egroups.com>
>Subject: [NetEpic ML] Re: Flyer rules random thoughts
>Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999 14:07:30 -0800
>Hey, I like models as much as the next NetEpic dork but remember that new
>players entering the hobby will have a hard time acquiring models, and
>models were never exactly overflowing store shelves.
>I have no problem keeping them off the board entirely. But if we
>institutionalize model substitution then I have no prob with having the
>models flying around the board, as ridiculous as that is (everyone seems to
>agree an Epic "turn" is a period of time about 10-30 minutes long). I see
>particular advantage to keeping them on the table top proper except when
>figuring strafing runs.
>"If John Doe's head splits open and a U.F.O flies out, I want you to have
>expected it."
> -Somerset, 'Seven'
>"Wanting people to pay attention, you can't just tap them on the shoulder
>anymore. You have to hit them in the head with a sledgehammer. Then, you
>have their strict attention"
> -John Doe, 'Seven'
>From: Peter Ramos <pramos2_at_...>
>I have been thinking a lot about flyer rules thelast couple of days. The
>main reasom being the opinions expressed on this list. The one that really
>got me thinking was not having our precious flyer minins on the tabletop.
>This is an often negleted thing in gaming, but isnt it the reason we play
>miniatures and not board games? After all half the pleasure of gaming is to
>see the product of our labor, the painted mini gloriously take its place on
>the table. The other reason was to eliminate rules cluter and have a flyer
>phase integrated into the normal combat phase. Finally, for the sccale we
>are playing I wanted something simple, as long as strafing and air combat
>represented we dont need elaborate rules.
>Here are some thoughts on some rules for net epic. In fact a version of
>these rules (if not exactly the same thing) are being written into the
>Heresy rules.
>Flyer Rules.

I must admit that my group almost never use flyers. Drop pods are fine for
deploying troops and off-table barrages work fine to represent airstrikes.

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