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Re: Another POINTless Argument

From: "johnjmedway" <jjm@z...>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 11:07:45 -0400
Subject: Re: Another POINTless Argument

On Apr 22, 23:17, Allan Goodall wrote:
> Subject: Another POINTless Argument (was Re: Scatterguns and SMPs...
and P
> I haven't seen a point system yet that isn't broken. In fact, it's
> impossible for a single number to represent the ability of a unit.
Take the


> Point systems, once an aid to scenario design, have resulted in the
> Workshopping of the hobby. Grand defenses, stunning offenses, and
> hopeless/heroic delaying missions have been replaced by that most rare
> modern military occurances: the balanced meeting engagement.	Instead

You need not restrict yourself to "modern" here.

> someone designing a memorable scenario where--shudder--one side might
> better off than the other (thus requiring some actual tactical
> hobby has devolved into an endless march of "bring 2000 points of
Orks, I'll
> have 2000 points of Squats" slugfests over even terrain. Why they
don't just

Even that is more sane and sensible than the WRG Ancients/DMA/DBM folks
who use
their points system to justify battles beween Samurai and Roman

What I would find useful, rather than any sort of scenario-points sort
system, is an economic cost system. Regardless of how effective X is vs.
Y, I'd
like to know how much it costs _to _produce. Bugger how well it works.
would be very useful for campaigns, where scenario points are, well,

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