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From:     Paul Westermeyer <westermeyer.3@???.edu>
Date:     Tue, 24 Sep 1996 23:14:51 -0400
Subject:  Re: Attack on the Astroid base
>In our last episode, Paul Westermeyer said:
>>Note:the scro are trying out Toby's Ballista Boxes:)
>
>        Was there a write up of the stats on these that I missed?  If there
>was, could I get a copy to put on my web page?

Yes,  there was a write up, but I'd better let Toby send it to you himself
though:)
>>100 IEN Marines (F2) with Chain,  Longbow,  Longsword
>>100 IEN Marines (F2) with Chain,  Longsword, Spear
>>60 Elven Militia (F1) Leather,  Longbow
>
>        Isn't normal to have more 1st level guys than 2nd?  I think the
>marines should have short swords (as backup) instead of longswords, and
>the armor for the longbowmen and militia should be switched.  But otherwise,
>that's a good force... (:
The astroid is mostly a military base (like Wake Island is for the US) and
the military Population is larger than the civilian (the "militia" are
carpenters,  stonemasons,  cooks and others who are not primarily
warriors).  The Longbowmen are actually wearing Elven Chain,  considering
how light it is I don't think it will interfere with the use of their bows.
The figures I'm using have longswords,  that's why I equipped them this
way.
Should one of the IEN Marine units be F/M 1/1 or 2/2 instead do you think?
>[Snip]
>
>>The base is unwalled,  but does have a pair of fortified towers.  Also all
>>buildings are made of stone.  The Ballistae and Catapult have good,  360'
>>fire arcs.
>
>        What do you mean "unwalled"?  The elves aren't *inside* the asteroid,
>but on top?
They have some cellars,  but the base is primarily on top of the astroid.

>        Doesn't look like the elves have a chance... :(
Perhaps.  Standard military logic is that you need a 3-1 advantage for an
attack to succeed.  I think the Scro have about 2-1.

"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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Attack on the Astroid base    Paul Westermeyer    24 Sep 1996 05:14:13
Re: Attack on the Astroid base    Eugene Shumu1insky    24 Sep 1996 17:23:29
Re: Attack on the Astroid base    Paul Westermeyer    25 Sep 1996 03:14:51
Re: Attack on the Astroid base    James Perry    25 Sep 1996 21:36:52
Re: Attack on the Astroid base    Paul Westermeyer    25 Sep 1996 22:30:58
Re: Attack on the Astroid base    James Perry    25 Sep 1996 22:26:32
Re: Attack on the Astroid base    Paul Westermeyer    26 Sep 1996 03:21:41
Re: Attack on the Astroid base    Toby Mekelburg    26 Sep 1996 05:08:02

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