Re: Squat units (was Re: [Epic] Psychic Phase)

From: Brett Hollindale <agro_at_...>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 10:08:43 GMT

At 07:48 AM 20/1/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Excerpts from Epic: 20-Jan-97 Re: Squat units (was Re: [E.. by Brett
>> >> > And a very distinct 1 in 6 chance that any shot will kill you, straight
>> >> > up, no saving throw.
>> >>
>> >> You have to be kidding me. All this means is that tac stands
>> >> can actually shoot you down if you stray too close, unlike most SHVs.
>> >
>> >Actually, that's one area you cut out my point to; unfortunately, I
>> >killed the original. He (Brett) was pointing out the 50% save and 1+
>> >saving throw, and totally ignored the 1-in-6 chance of dying right off.
>> >(I will admit, I think I probably went a little overboard in my defense
>> >of the Overlord, but the fact that he ignored part of the save
>> >completely was... annoying.)
>> In my own defense I think I should quote the original
>> >Overlord Airships Companies.
>> >Go to high altitude, move and FF death on anything (cause you can see it
>> all...)
>> >Fixed 50/50 save (better than anything except an avatar) and if you fail
>> this save, >there is still a 2 in 3 chance that you save on a 1+ all round!
>> More firepower than >any other 250 pts unit... What more do you want?
>> Now, it seems to me that I said that 50/50 it is totally safe (that would be
>> 1-3) If you fail this, then there is still a 2 in 3 chance that you save on
>> 1+ (4 to 5) and that leaves the 1 in six chance that the thing
>actually fails > its save that you seem to think I have forgotten. (6
>on a d6)
>I'm more questioning your wording in that passage. You made no mention
>of the fact that the Overlord could outright die, whether it's hit by a
>lowly tac stand or Magnus' Beam of Power. To me, you left the
>impression that the Overlord was nearly invincible; a 1-in-6 of going
>"boom" is not, at least to me. (Probably because that's how I keep
>losing Overlords... and I have actually lost one Overlord to the first
>shot that hit it, not to mention to a single Pulsar sweep or the Tyranid
>Dom's psychic Barrage, both of which cause d6 hits.)
>Basically, I was trying to present the other side of the coin for the Overlord.
> Aaron Teske
> Mithramuse+_at_...
> Squat Leader, Den'Len Fetch

OK, that's certainly fair enough.

I didn't intend to ignore the 1 in 6 chance of the Overlord hindenberg'ing.
I just took it for granted that everyone knew something about Overlords...

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