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From:     Shelby Michlin <shelby7@??.??????.com>
Date:     Sun, 23 Jun 96 11:01:45 -0500
Subject:  Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...
-- [ From: Shelby Michlin * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --


-------- REPLY, Original message follows --------

> Date: Sunday, 23-Jun-96 09:03 AM
>
> From: Leroy Van Camp III       \ Internet:    (van891@??????.edu)
> To:   Multiple recipients of list \ Internet:    (spelljammer@?????????.ac
.uk)
>
> Subject: [SPELLJAMMER:1299] Re: Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...
>
> On Sun, 23 Jun 1996, Paul Westermeyer wrote:
<snip>
>     The primary purpose of the Firefly is a close assault.  The typical
> strategy is to put as many fireflies against a ship as possible, while
still
> covering all ships.
>     The typical attack run involves flying up behind or to the side of a
bigger
> ship, so it can't try a ram, and fire its heavy weapon, usually from one
hex
> away.  It then makes a pass over the ship, trying to rip away rigging with
its
> shears.  It then loops around, while the weapon is reloaded, for another
run.
>     Although a good shoot from a heavier weapon will destroy a firefly,
most of
> the crew will probably survive.  And since the bigger ship is still going
to
> have to deal with a dozen more fireflies, it isn't going to have time to
finish
> off the helpless crew.  So, if the ship is destroyed, it is a simple
matter of
> going around and picking up casulties.
>     Note that the ship has a bigger weapon than it should be carrying, and
has
> too many crew members, when including the weaponeers.  This will decrease
> breathable air.  This isn't really a problem, though, since the ship is
not a
> long range vessel.  It is unlikely to be away from its Armada transport
for any
> longer than a day, at most.
>     Some fireflies carry greek fire projectors, spraying the decks of the
> target ship as it shears rigging.
<snip>

-------- REPLY, End of original message --------

OK, perhaps this is an old topic, but I never saw much use for the original
flitter. It has no mounted weapon, usually no helm, and carries one elf. Is
the only real purpose of a flitter as a means to armor a boarder? Can he
really pop out of the thing quickly when reaching the enemy vessel? Doesn't
seem like a good idea, but maybe I'm missing something.

I've always had a problem with this...

Shelby




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A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    22 Jun 1996 08:47:48
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    23 Jun 1996 00:32:36
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Paul Westermeyer    23 Jun 1996 02:57:43
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    23 Jun 1996 08:04:42
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    23 Jun 1996 09:03:24
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Shelby Michlin    23 Jun 1996 16:01:45
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Paul Westermeyer    23 Jun 1996 15:04:54
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    23 Jun 1996 20:31:57
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    24 Jun 1996 10:55:04
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    sinny@?????????.net    24 Jun 1996 12:31:30
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Eugene Shumu1insky    24 Jun 1996 14:53:47
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Eugene Shumu1insky    24 Jun 1996 14:55:55
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    24 Jun 1996 20:25:42
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Ken Lipka    25 Jun 1996 12:06:20
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Jamie Cavanagh    25 Jun 1996 15:02:20
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Jamie Cavanagh    25 Jun 1996 21:54:53
A New Class for the SJ setting...    Leroy Van Camp III    27 Jun 1996 02:04:53
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Ken Lipka    27 Jun 1996 12:08:02
Re: A New Class for the SJ setting...    Jamie Cavanagh    27 Jun 1996 13:09:17

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