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Re: FW: Weapon Choices - DSII

From: Brian Burger <burger00@c...>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 15:24:57 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: FW: Weapon Choices - DSII

On Wed, 4 Feb 1998, Hedglin, Nils A wrote:

> > I always put a DFFG in my Aerospace vehicles since when you direct
> > fire at a ground target, you're firing at a 6" range (or at least
> > something extremely short).
> >

As I read the rules, direct fire from aircraft can be done anytime the
target is within range - if you want to get up to 6", fine, but w/
ranged weaponry you can avoid LAD system fire (only a 12" range) and
sometimes even ZAD/ADS (48") fire. After firing, the aircraft can pull
away, avoiding return fire. Its with DFOs that you have to get "up close
and personal"...

This is, as I said, how I read the rules, and it makes sense in
terms - why fly directly over a target and give them an opportunity to
shoot you down if you can avoid it? (Jon? Rules interpretation time?)

 > > >The rules differnces between DFO MAK rounds and arty MAK rounds
> > >also means that DFO is a better armour-killer...
> > I thought it was the other way round, Arty MAK being better than DFO
> > MAK.  I thought DFO was counted as 1 pull of chits of medium arty.
> >

I'm not sure - writing at the college means I don't have my ds2 book
and it's been a couple of weeks since I played, but I think multiple
dropped on one beaten zone are all drawn at once - 3 DFOs vs Inf = 6
at once; while Arty is drawn per gun, # of times drawn depends on # of
guns firing. (if this is wrong, would someone please correct me?)

> > >Speaking of arty, anyone ever written up house rules for PDS/ADS
> > >interception of arty fire a la Slammer's Hammers? Want to post them
> > if you
> > >have?
> > I posted a long examination of different ways to address this issue,
> > but now I can't find it.  I'll contact a few of my friends that
> > have it archived so I don't have to recreated from memory.
> > 

If you can find it, that'd be cool - either repost it (if no-one
or email it direct to me...check Jerry Han's archive, maybe. I will too,
let you know if I find it...

Brian (

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