Re: [Epic] Dune Epic 40K units

From: Alan Brain <aebrain_at_...>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 01:53:45 -0700

Miller, Chris wrote:

> >Ummmm... I don't think you have any idea of how big this thing is. About
> >half-a-metre long in Epic Scale (and that's just the bit that protrudes
> >from the ground). I think it has enough damage points not to worry about
> >the SLD. Like, an estimated 5-10,000 or so.
> >
> >
> ---->Well for the SLD I was speculating on using a worm to spank the
> rest of the army, and if you think the orks couldn't build one big
> enough,
> I'm inclined to disagree - their ships supposedly use force bubbles and
> traktor beams to travel, so...

Oh, I concur. But why use a worm when a small township will do, and be a
lot smaller?
> I sense a "Dune stuff is better" opinion on that end, and that's fine,

None intended... just my disbelief suspenders overloaded. I really must
make a JPEG of this thing, it's 10x the size of an Imperator.

> but the background and units of the two don't mix that well unless
> you concede that there are some weaknesses on both sides. Sure,
> the worms were really nasty in Dune. Fine. In the 40K universe,
> there a big target with no ranged attacks which are restricted to a
> single planet. Against an Ork invasion, they're great. Against
> the Eldar, Chaos, or a stand-off virus bombing by people who
> don't give a damn about any "spice", they ain't much...

Concur. Of course, if either where anything like reality, a swift B-61
dialed to 250 Kilotonnes would also do wonders.

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