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Re: OGRE/GEV for ground combat

From: Michael Llaneza <maserati@f...>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 21:05:27 -0800
Subject: Re: OGRE/GEV for ground combat

At 8:46 PM -0500 3/3/00, Imre A. Szabo wrote:
>I was planning on using the victory points from Ogre Minitures rule
book as
>the cost per unit.  I might use a multiplier to get FB points.  My big
>problem is how to handle fighters.  Fighters in Full Thrust are used
>ground support.  This is stated in the FB, NSL battledreadnought
>description.  I'm assuming that units in Ogre aren't lobbing nukes,
>if you're lobbing nukes, you will reduce all planets in the game to
>radioactive hulks...

some of the background fiction uses conventional ammo vs non-Ogre 
targets. Go aheads and assume it. One of they key assumptions of Ogre 
is that laser air defense weapons will sweep the skies clear in short 
order. You can assume that FT fighters are evry survivable and it 
takes, oh (checking my hat) 6 laser towers to equal one PDF shot in 
FT terms.

>I was deffinately thinking of building dropship stats as Ogre's.  It
>seems right.  Ogre's are going to have be landed in probably destroyer
>sized Ogre Landing Ships.  Ships larger then destroyers won't be able
>land on planets.  I was thinking 12 to 16 Holds for the largest Ogre,
>then scalling the other Ogre's and units to that.  GEV's and Heavy
>would probably take 1 to 2 Holds each.

Bolos are dropped from orbit, with reentry packs. Sort of Really Big 
jump troops. An Ogre, with a retro and heatshield pack should be able 
drop from orbit as well (don't forget the decoys !)

>Also, I was going to have Ogre's built in Ogre Production Factories.
>(Ships are build in SpaceDocks).  Tanks, GEV's, and Inf. I am going to
>treat like missiles and fighters.  If the planet has the points, you
>build it.


Michael Carter Llaneza
Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1991-1950
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Like most emails, this one is probbaly a first draft

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