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From:     Paul Westermeyer <westermeyer.3@???.edu>
Date:     Tue, 17 Sep 1996 02:17:26 -0400
Subject:  Re: Ground attacks from spelljammers
>>Good ideas again,  the chute idea solves the weapon arc problem,  but by
>>it's nature this would not be an especially accurate weapon.  And the magic
>>attacks would be more verstaile and useful if used by an invisible,  flying
>>caster then on a ship  IMO
>
>Just carpet bomb an area. That should take care of any accuracy problems.
>Smoke powder filled barrels could be rigged to explode on contact(although
>expensive). Or you could use "ballista boxes" mounted on the undersides of
>ships. Basically these would be boxes(like modern day missle racks) with
>spring loaded mechanisms that could fire a half dozen to a dozen four foot
>long missles. Mount four to six of these on the belly and fire them from a
>lever.
>
>Small flitters could be used as support craft, taking out specific targets
>like war machines and such.

My players tried the "carpet bombing approach and nearly burned done a
city:) Of course,  if that is your intent,  good plan.
I like the ideas for the "ballista boxes" any thoughts on stats for such a
weapon?

Flitter seem to be the best suitted for this,  but it would have to be the
helmed variety IMO,  because I don't see the non-magical helmed sort
leaving a planetary atmosphere.  I thought of Locusts,  but the Rudder of
propulsion won't let them climb!  Hmmm...
I'm going to try to develop a new vessel (I'll call it the Grasshopper
because I saw one today and because it is a planatary assault spelljammer).
When I get it more concrete I'll post it,  I'd love to see some of the
same from other lists memebers (new ships are my passion) but don't steal
my name:)

"We look on the same stars,  the sky is common,  the same world surrounds
us.  What difference does it make by what pains each seeks the truth?  We
can not attain to so great a secret by one road..."
Symmachus,  "Memorial on the Occasion of the Removal of the Altar of
Victory from the Senate House" (392 AD)

westermeyer.3@???.edu
Paul William Westermeyer




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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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