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by aspqrz
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 02:40
Forum: General
Topic: Armor Pen on vehicles and Small Arms
Replies: 27
Views: 2136

Re: Armor Pen on vehicles and Small Arms

More importantly, though, this isn't really a tank game. Far more common are BTRs and battle-taxis -- which are likely shot full of .50 holes over and over, welded up, and still going -- and still for the most part a grave threat to any player. Like, oh, the BTR-60s which had, IIRC, two gearboxes b...
by aspqrz
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 16:44
Forum: General
Topic: Armor Pen on vehicles and Small Arms
Replies: 27
Views: 2136

Re: Armor Pen on vehicles and Small Arms

Then there's the general reliability problem of Cold War era Russian tanks (and, if we are to believe the embarrassing breakdown on the Mayday parade a few years ago, even their new models) ... they were designed to almost be throwaway weapons. From what I remember reading the engines were good for ...
by aspqrz
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 16:32
Forum: General
Topic: Armor Pen on vehicles and Small Arms
Replies: 27
Views: 2136

Re: Armor Pen on vehicles and Small Arms

I suspect that a lot of AFVs in Twilight will have patches indicating major hits on their armour in prior engagements. *Can* you 'patch' MBT Armour? Or patch it in a meaningful way rather than, say, just slapping some tread links over it or welding some mild steel plate from somewhere? Neither of w...
by aspqrz
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 16:16
Forum: General
Topic: What are machineguns? The game knows but refuses to admit it.
Replies: 60
Views: 4711

Re: What are machineguns? The game knows but refuses to admit it.

I own one of those SMLEs. The Bren was used as a sniper weapon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGjdBfpLIiA Siege of Jadotville - 3.00 onwards. But it certainly wasn't the primary role of SAWs or MGs, and it comes down to how good the sights are if you attempt to fire single shots from such a weapo...
by aspqrz
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 11:08
Forum: General
Topic: What are machineguns? The game knows but refuses to admit it.
Replies: 60
Views: 4711

Re: What are machineguns? The game knows but refuses to admit it.

I am okay with unmounted MGs (including bipods) using STR for attacks. I am okay with a weapon that isn't meant for point targets to have a penalty when targeting them. I am okay with requiring an Aim action IF it doesn't go away as a requirement for a flat roll (which I think it should). WW2 Bren ...
by aspqrz
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 03:32
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: Counterfactual history?
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Counterfactual history?

I posted in another thread what if during the first Gulf War (1991), the USA and UK decide to fully invade Iraq and get quagmires (similar to what happened in the second Gulf War in 2003-2012). But, in this case, the Soviets would take revenge for Afghanistan. This pins down a large part NATO’s arm...
by aspqrz
Sat 05 Dec 2020, 11:44
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] Illness (rabies especially), wounds, hygiene, and more fun stuff ....
Replies: 28
Views: 2262

Re: [ALPHA] Illness (rabies especially), wounds, hygiene, and more fun stuff ....

In TW2000 getting rabies - with no anti-rabies shots and no induced comas in hospital available - would be a 100% death sentence. Unless you have better information than I have been able to track down, getting Rabies if there is no Rabies vaccine is 100% fatal. All the induced coma does is make you...
by aspqrz
Sat 05 Dec 2020, 01:19
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] Illness (rabies especially), wounds, hygiene, and more fun stuff ....
Replies: 28
Views: 2262

Re: [ALPHA] Illness (rabies especially), wounds, hygiene, and more fun stuff ....

To survive Rabies you are put into an induced coma and kept hydrated until the virus runs it course. That will not be available in the TW setting. And that has worked, possibly, exactly once (at least according to Wikipedia). The thing is, Rabies, even in a war ravaged Europe, will be extremely rar...
by aspqrz
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 06:57
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] Illness (rabies especially), wounds, hygiene, and more fun stuff ....
Replies: 28
Views: 2262

Re: [ALPHA] Illness (rabies especially), wounds, hygiene, and more fun stuff ....

95% of Rabies deaths occur in Africa and Asia. The UK and Ireland have been Rabies free (of indigenous cases) since the early 20th century. I'd think that, even with The War, to confirm a Rabies case would be more like rolling a 6 followed by a 6 followed by a 4-6. Also note that, while quite rare (...
by aspqrz
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 00:52
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] Scrounging, Foraging, Hunting limitations
Replies: 22
Views: 1821

Re: [ALPHA] Scrounging, Foraging, Hunting limitations

Have a look at ... Handbook on German Military Forces ... put out by the US War Department towards the end of WW2. A good library will probably have a copy or its available on Amazon. Why? Well, in one of the chapters there is a breakdown of what portion of meat rations a WW2 German Butcher unit cou...