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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Mon, 30 Sep 1996 15:00:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: Attack on the Asteroid base
In our last episode, James Perry said:
>I've been pondering something for a while...In Magic: The Gathering (yes,
>'that card game') the Goblin hordes have a device called a Goblin Grenade.
n our last episode, Paul Westermeyer said:
>>>In my professional opinion,  a wall around an astroid military base doesn't
>>>make much sense.  The only people on the base are those the Imperial Elven
>>>Navy has allowed to land there.  After all,  the military base on the
>>>underside of Bral isn't walled.  All IMO:)

        Walls wouldn't make much of a difference, as Paul said, but I
think the elves would have "dug in" better.  And I would have never
put a base on so small an asteroid!  All the scro have to do is knock
out the elven supply ships (which are needed for this place to survive)
and wait a few days before attacking.

>>Well, I suppose it depends on how you plan to run the attack...if the
>>humanoids deployed landing parties to cause havoc in the streets, then walls
>>would be rather important...besides, the elves can't have every inch of
>>landing space covered in an attack.  It wouldn't be that hard to sneak a few
>>small landing crafts in.
>Viable options,  though I should mention that the astroid is rather small,
>perhaps 200 yards wide by 150 yards long,  and relatively disc shaped (only
>one side is a viable landing zone, the opposite side is is strewn with
>debris and craters from meteor strikes.).  The elven Siege weapons are
>built to cover the landing zones with fire.  I don't think a few small
>landing craft would make much of a difference here,  given the relative
>forces.  Doesn't anyone think the elves have a chance (besides me)?

        Wouldn't an asteroid that size be treated more like a ship
for purposes of combat?  A ship with *lots* of hull points and no motive
power, but a ship non-the-less.  The scro don't even have to land...

	If I was a scro (and who says I'm not? (: ), I'd have one of the
ships, probably the Mantis, which can take more punishment, almost crash
into one of the towers, at which point a bunch of troops jump out.  Repeat
with other tower.  Or, have two of the galleons take out a tower each.
Then have the reamining ships take out the dragonfly (no problem!).  If
the dragonfly can be captured, so much the better!  Now, have all the ships
bombard the buildings, hopefully occupied ones, until they're out of ammo.
If the towers were captured, those can help in the bombing (unless the
elves put in some sort of safties).  When the target has been softened,
attack en masse.  End of the elves.  :(

        I hope that the elves learn from their mistake.  Next time use
an abandoned dwarven citadel!  (:  Or, make their own Gamero base... :)

-Static

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Re: Attack on the Asteroid base    Eugene Shumu1insky    25 Sep 1996 13:52:04
Re: Attack on the Asteroid base    James Perry    25 Sep 1996 21:44:16
Re: Attack on the Asteroid base    Eugene Shumu1insky    30 Sep 1996 18:49:31
Re: Attack on the Asteroid base    Eugene Shumu1insky    30 Sep 1996 19:00:54
Re: Attack on the Asteroid base    Toby Mekelburg    01 Oct 1996 05:14:06
Re: Attack on the Asteroid base    James Perry    01 Oct 1996 20:42:35

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