Re: [Epic] Flyers are Vehicles too ... Revisited and Revised

From: John Chapman <john_at_...>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 11:19:52 +1100 (EST)

> At 05:24 PM 16/12/97 +1100, you wrote:
> >> Comments?
> > Hmmm the mere fact that youve written these rules would seem to indicate
> > that you dont like the way that flyers work in E40k. Unfortunately I never
> >really liked the SM2 flyer rules
> It's true - even I don't like the 2nd Ed flyer rules, but all they need to
> make them work is a single sentence "Flyers can pin flyers". ("Skimmers can
> pin skimmers" - as it was pre TL would be a big improvement too...)
        It would have needed "flyers that are pinned do not need to move their
minimum move" as well. (Damn youre pinned and cant move 30cm. Looks like you
 crash....ok this would only be needed in the case of weenies, but still......).
        Other things that would have been nice - remove the 'Can only shoot at
thunderhawks if youre on first fire clause'. Thunderhawks were just too dang
fast to be shot at by units on advance fire - including Nightwings which were
almost twice as fast......A standard set of penalties for shooting at fast
moving flyers would have been nice....... Also maybe some rule that forced
flyers to move in a straight line till they were off the table (kind of half
way between what we have now in E40K and what happened in SM2) and then letting
them return the following turn.
        The other thing that may have needed reworking was snap fire. I was never happy with only a few units capable of it. Then again maybe the 40k style
of everyone on overwatch isnt so good either......hmmmmmmmmmmm.
                                ok that wasnt as simple as I first thought
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