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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Thu, 19 Sep 1996 12:00:24 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: Size of Fleets
In our last episode, Truls Rostrup said:
>On Wed, 18 Sep 1996, Eugene Shumu1insky wrote:
>> 	Ballistas and spells?  Aren't ships a *bit* out of range for that?
>> Maybe some good long range spells would be able to reach the ships, but
>> I doubt that medival weapons could do anything...  I like the idea of the
>> rock chaned to a bolt though... (:
>
>I'd say vice versa, most spells are limited to a range of 10 yards per
>level, not at all much. Flying mages could do the trick, though.

	Everybody seems to be disagreeing with me... (:  Let me explain
myself better.  From what I've read on medival times, (books on medival
warfare ans such,) their weapons didn't have the range given by
Spelljammer.  Ranges were under 500 yards (1 hex), and most were under
half that.  WCC states that the ranges given in the main boxed set are
the distances travelled in one round, and not the total range (I
assume).  I believe that some other supplements (Campaigns and Catacombs (?),
1st ed DM's guide, etc.) stated the ranges in very close to what I have read
about the real world.  Firing arcs have a height of about half the distance
covered.  This would put the reach of most weapons well under 100 yards.

	This is the data I applied from the *real world*.  That was
the basis for my comment.  I'm sorry that I didn't make that clear enough
before.  Hope it clears things up... (:

	But Truls is right.  Flying mages (and flying mounts) would be
the biggest threat to a flying ship.

-Static

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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    13 Sep 1996 14:23:58
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    17 Sep 1996 06:17:18
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    18 Sep 1996 03:13:36
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    18 Sep 1996 14:23:02
Re: Size of Fleets    Truls Rostrup    18 Sep 1996 15:00:46
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    19 Sep 1996 09:55:32
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Sep 1996 14:10:34
Re: Size of Fleets    Truls Rostrup    19 Sep 1996 15:31:17
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Sep 1996 16:00:24
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    19 Sep 1996 21:44:21
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    19 Sep 1996 21:31:41
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    19 Sep 1996 21:44:01
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Sep 1996 23:09:29
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Sep 1996 23:37:15
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    20 Sep 1996 02:26:09
Re: Size of Fleets    Truls Rostrup    20 Sep 1996 13:04:01
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    20 Sep 1996 21:10:03
Re: Size of Fleets    Paul Westermeyer    20 Sep 1996 21:48:25
Re: Size of Fleets    ADEPT@???.com    21 Sep 1996 10:28:23
Re: Size of Fleets    Eugene Shumu1insky    22 Sep 1996 05:58:41

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