[NetEpic ML] Re: Advances after close combat

From: Warprat <warprat_at_...>
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 00:49:58 -0800

Sorry E.

I can really understand how you feel, but I can also see the other side
of the coin.

Your units bust thier butts trying to get to the objectives first.
Probably giving up the opportunity to fire in doing so. Then some 2nd
turn Chaos army comes crashing down on top of you. Some of your units
barely manage to hang on to the objectives. Next turn you won't be so

It goes both ways.

I could go for broken units having to fall back 5cm., however. Whether
they make thier morale roll, or not.

My 2cts.


E. Carrington wrote:
> We've all seen it, after some small amount of effort you get some of
> your elite (or at least good) assault troops into close combat and
> eliminate almost all of your enemies in some sort of
> massacre/bloodbath. However, a couple of your enemies refuse to die and
> stand there ground defiantly while all of their buddies are mown down
> or slain (your buddies are screaming in pain while enemy close combat
> troops wipe them out and you don't even react?!). Your assault has
> failed. You may have destroyed large amounts of the enemy but still
> they hang on. Every single time. Is there something wrong with this
> picture?
> Why not have detachments involved in close combat who lose by a fair
> degree (some kind of tireless table would tell you the odds I suppose)
> take a morale check with some kind of modifier to the morale level.
> This could also be applied to units that win close combats (they
> re-evaluate their situation and decide to be a little more prudent).
> Something like this:
> Units that lose close combat
> -1 lost close combat
> -1 outnumbered
> -1 outnumbered 2-1
> -1 outnumbered 3-1
> -1 opponents cause morale checks when charging
> -1 lost fully half of detachment/models during close combat
> Units that win close combat
> +1 eliminate half of enemy
> +1 seized objective
> -1 outnumbered to any degree (you've just shoved your enemy around
> and beaten more enemies into the ground, you don't care how many there
> are, just bring 'em on!)
> Units whihc fail their morale check should fall back 10cm, but are not
> considered broken by this retreat. However all other morale checks
> (lost half of detachment/company) do apply.
> E.G. Chaos Space Marines (5 stands) lays into some helpless
> Guardians (5 stands) and eliminates 3 stands, loses 1 and draws with
> the last stand. The Guardians have lost and are outnumbered by the
> Chaos Marines. They've lost the combat (-1 modifier) and are
> outnumbered (-1 modifier). They take a morale check at -2. They roll a
> 3 and retreat back 10cm.
> Well that's it.
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Received on Tue Jan 04 2000 - 08:49:58 UTC

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