=============== OGRE/GEV list, Mar 17th (Last: Mar 16th) =============== ===== Reserve Engineers From: Alan.Hench@mail.utexas.edu (Alan A. Hench) ============================== To: "Henry J. Cobb" From: Alan.Hench@mail.utexas.edu (Alan A. Hench) Subject: Reserve Engineers > [Perhaps I was unclear, REs have overrun only weapons, not one-shot >weapons (besides the large nuclear charges, which cost extra). -HJC] So the cost problem is the overrun only weapons? Would the REs be the first units with such weapons? Maybe it would be easier to give them regular weapons. What kind of weapons do Militia have? Maybe REs could be armed the same way. Since a hex range of 1 translates to 2" in minis, I'd guess as a first approximation that a range of 1" would correspond to overrun range. Instead of saying it's strength isn't doubled in overrun, you could say it has half that strength, and it is doubled in overrun. The result will be the same. So use a Range of 1" and half it's overrun value as it's Attack in the standard cost formula, and see what you get. ----- [Why, I get nothing, for two very good reasons: first there is no standard cost formula and second my current working formula does not cover Militia, Infantry, Ogres or even SuperHeavies. And it will not cover these until more input is provided. The Infantry units are the first step, once all of their costs are verified, then I can work out the AP and multi-shot costs (yielding the cost of the SuperHeavies) and then I can work in the Ogre costs. So I need some questions answered: 1> How does infantry transport effect infantry effectiveness in a variety of scenarios? 2> Ditto for Militia? 3> What are the balanced costs and requirements for Heavy Weapon Squad reloads? 4> What are the balanced costs and requirements for CE nuclear charge reloads? (BTW: can a single squad of Marine CEs eliminate any Ogre trying to cross the English Channel by placing a nuke on it? (Also: can Ogre missiles be used in underwater overruns? (The Minis rulebook both allows and denys this) If so, what is the effect of an underwater ogre missile overrun launch?)) Anybody for a 20 foot by 20 foot map, Southampton - Dover - Cherbourg - Rouen? I get a thousand point Combine all-hover regiment, you get a thousand point Paneurope very-mixed unit Brigade (be sure and take lots of Light, Missile and SuperHeavy tanks and several coastal defense batteries), say year 2070? -HJC] Henry J. Cobb hcobb@io.com http://www.io.com/~hcobb All OGRE-related items Copyright (c) 1996, by Steve Jackson Games.