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From:     Ian Bowley <I_Bowley@???.com>
Date:     Fri, 13 Sep 96 10:02:45 UT
Subject:  Re: Ground attacks from spelljammers
<< Anyone got any ideas for a "ground attack" bomber type of SJ craft? >>

A galleon would probably be sufficient. (And availible to the groundlings).
Depending on the operating altitude, sheathing the hull to improve its armour
rating would be a good idea.  You could even add a glassteel spot in the hull
for targeting without exposing yourself to direct fire.

For weaponary, rocks thrown into a chute over the side would be a start.  But
there are other things to make the groundlings more miserable, eg
 - Caltrops
 - Barrels of oil, followed by a few torches
 - Gold coins - that would disrupt the ranks, and be cheaper of you know a
fools        gold spell.
 - Delayed blast fireballs
 - A few slimes, oozes or puddings
 - Enemy prisoners
 - Chemical warefare - stinking cloud, distillation of black dragons breath,
acid, gas,                         or some other alchemists concoction.

A ship above the conflict would be invaluable for intellegence, spotting how
many enemy there are and of what type, how they are formed up, morale etc.

If a besiged force in a castle had a spelljammer, they could use it to ferry
in supplies and reinforcements.  Or ferry out noncombatents or troops to
ambush the enemy supply line, or even assassins.  It would also be a good way
for the higher ups to get away it things turns against them.




Ian Bowley

I_Bowley@???.com
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Ground attacks from spelljammers    Ian Bowley    13 Sep 1996 10:02:45
Re: Ground attacks from spelljammers    Paul Westermeyer    13 Sep 1996 15:16:40
Re: Ground attacks from spelljammers    Toby Mekelburg    14 Sep 1996 01:14:10
Re: Ground attacks from spelljammers    Ian Bowley    15 Sep 1996 03:44:55
Re: Ground attacks from spelljammers    Paul Westermeyer    17 Sep 1996 06:17:26

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