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Oh, BTW, got a game in yesterday. Tried taking some infantry in Krakens using the beta errata. The Kraken didn't survive to the other side of the table. Note to self, keep the Kraken for 4x4 tables.

 

Most of the transports that got changed ended up like that. You just have to use terrain to cover you like with other vehicles. The days of transports racing up to the enemy and dropping infantry at his feet while shedding incoming fire like rain is over. Happily, very over, flip side is now you have to protect your APCs like they were gold plated. A good thing, and and a good change in the game mechanics IMHO.

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agreed, and that also reflects military doctrine in the real world...

 

I know when I was in the marines and we moved forward in transports we ALWAYS did so with suppressive fire to the front and utilizing cover to our advantage...

 

there are times for speed and there are times not for speed... the way the apcs are designed now makes you think of how you are going to do what you want and not get shredded in the process. <_<

 

basically the only time I go flat out with transports (i.e. Bears) is when I have wheeled and a road that intercepts a target unit and I know that I can get there in one move... otherwise i have painfully learned you need to utilize cover...

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I hate it when it works out like that. One of my most recent games of FOW was fought on a snow table with only scrub brush, I lost 9 of 12 Shermans to a pair of Tigers who sat on a hilltop and dominated the whole table. The next game after that ended up on a table that looked kind of like an amazon rain forest, it took nearly 40 minutes to clean up after the game simply because we both kept misplacing vehicles and troops.

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Oh, BTW, got a game in yesterday. Tried taking some infantry in Krakens using the beta errata. The Kraken didn't survive to the other side of the table. Note to self, keep the Kraken for 4x4 tables.

 

Most of the transports that got changed ended up like that. You just have to use terrain to cover you like with other vehicles. The days of transports racing up to the enemy and dropping infantry at his feet while shedding incoming fire like rain is over. Happily, very over, flip side is now you have to protect your APCs like they were gold plated. A good thing, and and a good change in the game mechanics IMHO.

For the record, the Kraken wasn't adjusted with the beta errata. It was fast & fragile from the start. And it is not a sneak up using cover type vehicle either. If you try that your opponent willl use indirect and take them out. The Kraken is a vehicle for blitz assaults. Get in as fast as possible, using whatever cover you can. I'm not complaining, that's just how the Krakens work. The Fenri is the same kind of vehicle. If you have a Kraken survive past the second turn, you opponent doesn't realize what they are.

 

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The Kikyus and Harpies tore them apart. Had nothing to do with the beta errata itself, though the Kraken did get a new card, it now has a DV of 10. But when there's no cover, they're going to get hit. This wasn't on a 4x4 table so they had some ground to cover. Not complaining, not griping, just the way the table was.

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Hey Saint, are you overlooking that practically every Rach model with IFMs has Shredder? Most are Rav0, but still they do have Soft damage capability.

 

 

but barely...

 

Having a pair weapon system that can damage both hard and soft I find is far more useful then a single secondary system that will barely scratch soft only. A lot of my opinion is based on my play style, I prefer versitality over specialization (hence my current interest in SyRam models).

 

And as far as the Prince is concerned, it has no secondary weapon systems, so giving its primary weapons an equel hard/soft damage ability would increase it usefulness.

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And as far as the Prince is concerned, it has no secondary weapon systems, so giving its primary weapons an equel hard/soft damage ability would increase it usefulness.

 

 

Like the Mitso-Ta Samurai, it also had no secondary weapons, but had Blaster and Hunter.

I really don't want a "Terran" Dictator '70, one of the things I like is the factions don't duplicate each other.

Now an energy based Cav with Blaster, that would be different, and very Mitso-Ta.

 

I personally prefer the more flexible Cavs, I think the Emperor for instance is the perfect SuperHeavy, it is mobile, well protected, and has the full spectrum of weapons. As much as I love my Hawk VIs and T-Hawks, I prefer machines with both IA and DA on the same chassis. If I had to choose a Terran Cav as my favorite, I would pick the Ronin.

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agreee gunfighter to me the TBIRD sits in the back and levels stuff while the ronins and starhawks close with and destroy the enemy...

 

i see the same with the emperor possibly... need to get some and play with them... in process of rebuilding rach forces....

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