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Re: Infantry Walkers!

From: Thomas Barclay <Thomas.Barclay@s...>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 18:37:55 -0500
Subject: Re: Infantry Walkers!

Brian spake thusly upon matters weighty: 

> According to the Dirtside II rulebook, a Size 1 walker _is_ an
> walker. That's how I run them, as well. Honestly, if they couldn't
> GMS/H, I'd not run them - otherwise a PA plt can have equally
> weapons and they're much more survivable than the Infantry Walkers.

What can PA mount that matches GMS/L (D12x2 or D12x4 penetration in
> If you want to run Size .5 Walkers, maybe call them 'Heavy Powered
> Armour'?

Well, for my purposes, the designation 'infantry walker' is 
sufficient (if not coherent with the world at large). To me, size 1 
to 3 walkers are combat walkers, and 4-7 are transport walkers. 
Although somebody in our group bought an Imperial Titan which I think 
may be a size 6 or 7 Combat Walker.... (yikes!)   

> Hold on a sec, please. I'm talking about Powered Armour infantry (PA).
> little vehicles. In SG2, PA can carry anything regular infantry can,
> GMS/P.

I'll buy that part.... 

> > I can handle the autocannons. Even a GMS/L is....only moderately 
> > offensive. But GMS/H? That should be reserved for tank killers or
> > walkers. 
> It is - Size 1 Infantry Walkers, or any other Size 1 or larger

My point here was people were talking about using Heavy Gears for 
these. I've seen (I think) Gears.... they look like big 30mm PA. So 
that would make them big enough to not be 25mm PA, but not (IMHO) big 
enough to be Infantry Walkers of Size 1. 

> > Yeah.... or find a way to toughen your IW or find a way to use 
> > combined arms to protect them...
> I am starting to drop my PA/IW coys in closer groupings. Maybe it'll
> The problem is that often they're the only vehicles I have on the
> so they just scream 'shoot me'...

Well, those kinds of situations occur. Drops usually are low-vehicle 
situations. But, as a note, if they are getting creamed out of all 
proportion, you may want to figure that maybe not dropping so many 
but dropping more PA to cover them and to draw fire and protect them 
is merited. 

>  > or crew them with convicts....
> but then I'd have to rename them "Australia"-class Infantry Walkers
<g>  I
> like the class name they have now - "Ursus"-class - latin for bear,
> they look a bit like bears on their hind legs do...

(OOOOH. A shot at our Aussie friends.... Careful, they fire back 
with class 5 weapons.... Deadly Sarcasm and Awful Irony....)   

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