Re: [GZG] [SG] Cracking Eggs with a Sledgehammer, was Power Armour with Shotguns
From: Roger Books <roger.books@g...>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 15:46:27 -0400
Subject: Re: [GZG] [SG] Cracking Eggs with a Sledgehammer, was Power Armour with Shotguns
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http://lists.csua.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gzg-lThe difference is
the light auto-cannon is not affective in SG close combat
while the flechette shotgun gets you a die shift.
The take I'm getting is people don't really think PA with a shotgun
assault PA bonus with Shotgun shifts) is cheese. I need som shotgun arms
my NAC PA.
My view of PA is up close and personal anyway. If my PA is not close
assaulting they should be in the rack.
Welcome back John, It will be good to have your "restrained" voice back
the list. :)
On 10/6/05, John Atkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So tell me, what's the practical difference between a 4 gauge
> shotgun (computer-selectable to feed from either the flechette or the
> drums) and a light autocannon? If a suit of PA can carry the latter
> ESU writeup in SGII) then it should have few problems with the former.
> Especially if you put a muzzle brake on it, and equip the 'arm' of the
> with hydraulic recoil compensation.
> Here's the problem with boarding actions vs. PA-suited opponents or
> PA-scale weaponry: Starships are, in general, full of things that do
> 'react well to bullets'. Not least of which is the hull. In the case
> merchantmen (IE those ships you'd most want to board and loot rather
> just blow into scrap metal) those hulls are probably not real heavily
> armored. And using AP rounds, high-power heat rounds, etc is probably
> to poke holes in things that the design engineer did not intend to
> with holes in it.
> Like the skin of the ship.
> For boarding actions against merchies, I like the Traveller:TNE Guild
> Deck Sweeper, a low-tech submachine gun with extendable stock firing
> ammo and an underbarrel 25mm low-velocity grenade launcher. In the
> reasonable competent troops working against civillians, it does the
> without opening huge gaping holes in the cargo bay resulting in all
> loot being sucked into hard vacuum which may impair the resale value.
> Unlike, say, a man-portable plasma gun designed to kill light armored
> vehicles. The GL is intended for locked hatches and security doors
> is a single-shot breechloader usually loaded with HEAT rounds, issued
1 or 2
> per weapon.
> Boarding actions against military starships would be rarer than hen's
> teeth and undertaken only by special operations forces. I'm inclined
> equip them with cutting torches in one hand, and a 12 ga shotgun
> #1 buck in the other. Against unarmored opponents the latter will do
> without overpenetration issues, and against armored opponents the
> makes an interesting hand-to-hand weapon.
> I'm back from the field.
> "Thousands of Sarmatians, Thousands of Franks, we've slain them again
> again. We're looking for thousands of Persians."
> --Vita Aureliani
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