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RE: thrust-1 zigzag

From: "Andrew Apter" <apter@p...>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 01:07:22 -0400
Subject: RE: thrust-1 zigzag

>> >>Have you played with nova cannons much?  You _are_ aware that they
>> >>three
>> >>turns to hit anything at maximum range, right?  In three turns,
>> >>can get out of the way if it's not completely parked.

>> >Our group views Nova Cannons as "Siege" weapons.  Good in campaigns
>> >involving outposts and such that can't move.  You are correct in
>> >out that hitting moving targets with Nova Cannons can be difficult.

>> Assuming a thrust 1 ship uses both its main drive and its push, it
>> only has a maximum acceleration of just over four inches over three
>> turns(with vector movement).

>The operative words in this comment, while they make it perfectly
>are the ones in parenths.  ;)

In a 5000 point game one is not limited to a single Nova Cannon.  The
ability to make an  opponent zigzag gives you an ability to control his
movments.  I have seen Nova Cannon used well and badly.  The weapon
the tactical choices of an opponent an in this more then the damage it
makes it useful.

Andy A

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