[NetEpic ML] Re: Let the Revision begin!!

From: Warprat <warprat_at_...>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 01:10:37 -0800

I wrote a big long post on why infantry could not pin tanks, because of
the size class difference. Then I, painfully, discovered they were the
same size class. I deleted my post. :(

Tanks and infantry should NOT share the same size class for pinning, in
my humble opinion. I think it should look like this:

1. Titans/Praetorians
2. Super Heavy Vehiches/Knights
3. All other vehicles
4. Troop Stands
5. Skimmers

Tanks should rightly fear the infantry ambush. But the phased movement
and pinning rules should not combine for the automatic ambush of

Tanks should be attacked in Close Combat, by infantry, because:

A) The tank did not chose to move. (By choice or First Fire orders.)
B) The tank initiated Close Combat with the infantry,
   (pinning the infantry).
C) The infantry moved last, and ambushed the tank.

Hey, that's my $.02!

Warprat ;)

Brian Evans wrote:
> > The point here is NOT to drive through some prepared positions but of the
> > infantry charging the tank, not killing or immobilizing it but preventing
> it
> > from moving in the movement phase just by their imposing presence :). The
> > tank crewmen KNOW about those unpleasantries infantry have for them at
> close
> > range, so ANY sensible driver caught in the middle of an infantry swarm
> > would probably hit the gas and get as far as possible rather than sitting
> > idle and waiting for those infantry weapons to do their job. I think that
> if
> > the infantry did not manage to kill the tank in the CC phase then all
> those
> > niceties mentioned above either had no effect or the infantry had no
> chance
> > to use them. Do you see my point?
> I think that the problem here is with the limitations of phased movement.
> If movement was simultaneous, your tank crew might see my infantry charge,
> and leave the area. Since one side moves and then the other, we have to
> resolve what happens when a unit contacts another that has not moved yet.
> Since the infantry have moved first, and contacted the tank, this must
> represent that sometime during the turn, the infantry were close enough to
> use their anti-tank weapons (melta gun/bomb). That is why the tank is not
> allowed to move away, not that the infantry are actually holding down the
> tank, but since the infantry did indeed get into range to use their
> anti-tank weapons, the tank must see if it survives the encounter with the
> infantry. The tank must now wait until the close combat phase to see if it
> can eliminate the infantry. Until it clears the area of infantry, it will
> always be vulnerable to those anti-tank weapons the infantry carry. Keep
> fighting close combat until the tank wins or the infantry do.
> NetEpic's alternating movement somewhat eleviates this problem. If you
> really, really don't want those tanks in Close Combat, move them away from
> the threat at the earliest chance you get in the movement phase.
> Brian A. Evans
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Want to send money instantly to anyone, anywhere, anytime?
> You can today at X.com - and we'll give you $20 to try it! Sign
> up today at X.com. It's quick, free, & there's no obligation!
> http://click.egroups.com/1/332/2/_/7255/_/945845105
> -- Check out your group's private Chat room
> -- http://www.egroups.com/ChatPage?listName=netepic&m=1
Received on Wed Dec 22 1999 - 09:10:37 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Tue Oct 22 2019 - 10:58:50 UTC