Re: [Epic] Problems with the old system

From: Brett Hollindale <agro_at_...>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 13:56:49 GMT

At 10:31 AM 22/1/97 +1100, you wrote:
>> At 20:39 01/18/1997 -0500, you wrote:
>> >Brett Hollindale <agro_at_...> writes:
>> >> What do people think about the fact that skimer bikes can't enter forrest?
>> >> Hasn't anyone seen Return of the Jedi? :-)
>> >
>> > Our house rules are currently something along the lines of:
>> >
>> >1) Go over the forest. No penalties for movement. Must end movement
>> >on passable terrain.
>> >
>> >2) Go through the forest. No penalties for movement, crash into a
>> >tree on a 4+. I think we had considered other rules for moving slowly
>> >through a forest, but it was too much effort. Basically, it was
>> >agreed upon that it should possible, and very dangerous. My jetbikes
>> >have never been desperate enough to have to try it, so it hasn't been
>> >a problem.
>> We always let skimmers stop over impassable terrain. Of course, if you are
>> above tree top level lots of people can see you . . .
>> Temp
> Hasnt anyone ever noticed that its really strange that if skimmers
>end the turn over impassable terrain they have to land (ie crash - even when a
>normal unit wouldnt have a problem ie difficult terrain - they still crash)
>yet if involved in close combat they , amazingly are still suspended high
>in the air so that anyone can shoot at them (ie CC). What do they do-
>dive into the ground in a suicidal frenzy at the end of the turn? Reaeeeeel a:
>convenient b: inconsistent.
> I like the 'stop over impassable terrain ' house rule.

I have always hated the fact that skimmers were able to be close assaulted
by non skimmers, and I always figured that they were like the speeder bikes
from Star Wars, but since EPIC has other ideas - I vastly prefered the EPIC
rules pre TL that stated that "skimmers could be pinned by other skimmers".
Why this changed in TL, I really don't know...

(Although it probably has something to do with the orc's lack of skimmers
and the author of TL...)

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