OK, nobody on the list had a reply for Mr Jackson, so here's my
thoughts on just the missile infantry.
When I first did the analysis on missile infantry, I'd assumed that
it was a heavy weapon platoon that had the impact of a Msl Tank.
So in going through the math for the point value of the Heavy
weapon squad let me point out all the assumptions I'm making on "vagueites"
in the rules, but first some changes in the Cobb formula (around the
edges):
The double overrun attack modifier of 1.5 only applies to the
movement portion of the attack cost (you can jump into an overrun, but not
support it from afar.)
This makes normal infantry out to be:
3.0 (atk) * 1.2 (split fire) * [ 0.5 (overrun) * [ 2 (move) + 1
(move mod)] + 1.0 (normal attack) * [ 1 (range) + 2 (move) + 1 (move mod)
]] + 3.0 (def) * 2.0 (std defence adjustment) * [ 1.2 (step reduction) *
2.0 (terrain bonus) ] * [ 1.0 (range) + 0.0 (no 2ndry move)] = 32.4
"henries" or 5.72 VPs per platoon.
For heavy weapons platoons I'll assume that the missiles can be
fired in overruns for double value, and use my standard adjustment that the
first shot is one-third of the units total value:
So first calculate the value of a hypothetical platoon that carries
a limitless supply of missiles:
9.0 (atk) * 1.2 (split fire) * [ 0.5 (overrun) * [ 2 (move) + 1
(move mod)] + 1.0 (normal attack) * [ 4 (range) + 2 (move) + 1 (move mod)]]
+ 3.0 (def) * 2.0 (std defence) * [ 1.2 (step reduction) * 2.0 (terrain
bonus)] * [ 4.0 (range) + 0.0 (no 2ndry move)] = 133.2 henries.
"Normal" Heavy weapon platoons are one third of the supers plus two
thirds normal infantry and so come to: 66 henries or 11.65 VPs per platoon.
I'd calculate the value of a mounted missile charge, but I only
have a BS in math.
As for the "Only takes a moment to fire a missile" theory. I'd
like to point out that "units are assumed to be armed with rapid firing
nuclear cannon" and under such conditions every units firepower will be
mostly limited by targeting issues. (From the EMPs of their own shots, if
nothing else...)
Henry J. Cobb hcobb@fly2.berkeley.edu SFB Tyrant
"What's the frequency Kenneth?"