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Re: [GZG] Re: DS/SG - mapping vehicles to nations

From: Ground Zero Games <jon@g...>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 09:23:09 +0100
Subject: Re: [GZG] Re: DS/SG - mapping vehicles to nations

>Yeah, could be.  But I would still think that there could be some 
>level of at least "national tendency" to buy certain vehicles.  Like 
>maybe the NSL just doesn't like the Phalanx APC and tends to use a 
>different one.  Or maybe the FSE doesn't use hover vehicles because 
>of maintenance issues. <shrug>.
>Since there *are* gzg nations listed, it could be nice to have some 
>level of official guideance as to what they would tend to field. :)

Well, the simple explanation is that the 25mm vehicle line (which 
came before the 6mm one) was designed and produced BEFORE the 
"official" GZG-verse was ever thought of! Originally they were just a 
selection of generic vehicle designs that people could use with 
whatever figures they liked (at that time, in the late '80s, I didn't 
make figures - just resin stuff!). Hence none of them were designed 
with the NAC, ESU etc in mind. Then, when FT 2nd ed came out in 1991, 
suddenly we had a Universe - but I didn't want to tie specific 
vehicles in to specific powers because I felt that would tie down 
people's freedom of choice - you know what some players are like - so 
we kept a generic "use whatever you think is cool" outlook.

For what it's worth, when we've done forces for demo games and stuff 
like that, I tend to use the following - but this should NOT be taken 
as an "official" endorsement, it's just a guideline as to my own 

NAC: Phalanx/Paladin/MMRAV series
NSL: Gauntlet, Slammer, Goliath, Rommel, hover jeep
FSE: Wombat, Gladiator
ESU: Leviathan
UNSC: Kivruzh, Avrazh etc (now OOP in 25mm)

Jon (GZG)

>John K. Lerchey
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>Carnegie Mellon University
>On Tue, 11 Oct 2005, Doug Evans wrote:
>>>They all had mappings.  IIRC you didn't say you were after an
>>More, a mapping of JUST GZG to nations, I think.The lists tended to be
>>for some nations, other company for others.
>>I always just assumed that anything as small as tanks would lack a
>>flavor, and be whatever any particular corporation had on sale. ;->=
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