[NetEpic ML] Re: Vehicle Close Combat

From: Warprat <warprat_at_...>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 00:23:07 -0800


This is well written, and in my humble opinion, accurate. Thanks!


Brian Evans wrote:
> I have never viewed Epic scale close combat to be exclusively Hand-to-Hand
> combat. Since there is no fire fight phase in Epic, I always assumed that
> this was generalized into the close combat phase. Here is what I think
> occurs in Epic Close Combat for Infantry; close range small arms fire
> (pistols and
> assault rifles), hand thrown grenades, punching, kicking, wrestling,
> knifing, clubbing, yelling, screaming, etc.
> In relation to vehicles, Epic Close Combat probably involves; maneuvering
> to take advantage of side and rear shots (Sherman tank shooting a Tiger in
> the rear), ramming, over running (Tank runs over a jeep or Anti-Tank Gun),
> taking those last few desperate shots at the enemy as he closes with you.
> Most of a vehicles' effects in close combat will be as a direct result of
> its weapons, though.
> In many cases, the only time that an inferior tank can damage a more
> powerful one is at obscenely close ranges.
> Brian A. Evans
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Received on Mon Dec 20 1999 - 08:23:07 UTC

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