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RE: [ds2] Dirtside powered armor

From: "Brian Bilderback" <bbilderback@h...>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 17:17:06 PST
Subject: RE: [ds2] Dirtside powered armor

Does this mean that you (and/or othe people out there) allow Powered
troops to carry support weapons heavier than APSW's and GMS/L's? This
to make sense to me, since they're wearing suits that are supposed to 
amplify strength, they should be able to carry class 1 weapons (And
even GMS/H's) as support weapons - they'd still have to set them up and
them the way regular troops do with APSW's and GMSH's, so there should
some way of adjusting the rules for that, maybe involving their ranged 
and/or close combat firepower aside from said weapon...

Brian B

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From: "Bell, Brian K" <>
Reply-To: gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
To: "'gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU'" <gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: RE: [ds2] Dirtside powered armor
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 10:50:59 -0500

The long and short answer is do what you want.

The HVAT (High Velocity Anti-Tank?) weapon would easily
fit either the RFAC-1 or MDC-1. The RFAC team would be
less expensive (in points). This is justified in a number
of ways: 1) The technology is cheaper and easier to
maintain. 2) The ammunition is inexpensive and more
can be carried than in a MDC squad (see MDC comments).
3) The squad could be made smaller (reducing the ammo
available), thus reducing the manpower/training cost.
The MDC would be more expensive because: 1) The
technology is more expensive to produce and maintain.
2) The powerplant (HMT) is heavy and expensive (in
contrast to the chemical shells of RFAC) to maintain.
3) Squad size would have to be increased inorder to
transport the weapon, the powerplant, extra fuel and
ammo for the weapon. This increases both manpower and
training costs.

The PPG unit would be classified as an Anti-Armor Team.
I would suggest making it a DFFG-1. This squad would
also need to be somewhat expensive. The weapon is at
the penacle of ground weapons technology. I would
think that the troops firing the weapon would need to
be in NBC suits to protect against the radiation of
the weapon itself.

Remember specialty teams do not have a normal ranged
attack (p. 13) but must use thier special weapon
for the ranged attacks.

Brian Bell

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