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by omnipus
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 00:10
Forum: General
Topic: The Battlefield
Replies: 88
Views: 6940

Re: The Battlefield

It might. Or it might be a logistics/manufacturing shortfall. I still suspect it to be by doctrinal design. The Germans, after all, did tend to field some tanks in Ukraine. But either way, I find it somewhat irrelevant. Tank warfare is not really the heart of most warfare. The Russians have more exp...
by omnipus
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 23:47
Forum: General
Topic: The Battlefield
Replies: 88
Views: 6940

Re: The Battlefield

And yes, Arrigo74 sharpens that point about the design disposition of western tanks particularly. NATO took the view that tanks needed to be primarily anti-tank, for the very obvious reason that they were facing an enormous quantitative gap with the WP. A western tank needed to destroy 3-5 eastern o...
by omnipus
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 23:44
Forum: General
Topic: The Battlefield
Replies: 88
Views: 6940

Re: The Battlefield

The actual usage of tanks in combat has shown that there is indeed often a fairly brief stage where armor vs armor engagements are common. As armor is knocked out, the winning side's surviving armor almost always switches to the more traditional role of supporting infantry by strongpointing towns, e...
by omnipus
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 05:42
Forum: General
Topic: The Battlefield
Replies: 88
Views: 6940

Re: The Battlefield

Yeah, no doubt that cities will be hollowed-out versions of their past selves. They will still remain, by far, the most important geography. With all the attendant problems that go with that.
by omnipus
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 22:55
Forum: General
Topic: The Battlefield
Replies: 88
Views: 6940

Re: The Battlefield

The point of focus of the Twilight series has always been the sort of broken-back war that AEB described. The navies are sunk, there's not enough fuel or parts to keep aircraft flying in any real numbers (attrition rate for combat aircraft in a full-blown conventional war would have been insane , an...
by omnipus
Wed 18 Nov 2020, 11:00
Forum: General
Topic: The Battlefield
Replies: 88
Views: 6940

Re: The Battlefield

I can't think of any reason why IEDs wouldn't exist. If inadequate supply chains exist to bring ATGMs and RPGs and such to the front (or if you're the Krakow militia or whatever and were never part of that supply chain to begin with), yet armored vehicles still pose a problem -- it won't take more t...
by omnipus
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 01:00
Forum: General
Topic: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?
Replies: 48
Views: 3981

Re: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?

Evildrsmith, that does sound like a satisfying campaign, and I agree. One of the reasons I was drawn to FL's licensing of this was that I know they have lots of experience with both open-world and base-building in their other titles. Those are two things that seem like they've always been absent fro...
by omnipus
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 23:57
Forum: General
Topic: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?
Replies: 48
Views: 3981

Re: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?

Well, I sense a tone in many of your remarks that FL have no idea what they are doing, are messing it all up, etc. Maybe this is not what you intend to express, but that is how it comes across.
by omnipus
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 22:48
Forum: General
Topic: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?
Replies: 48
Views: 3981

Re: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?

Well, I would wager and assert two things, then: 1) the folks actually investing in bringing this to print have probably done at least a decent job of that market research, especially if you take the KS success into account. 2) they're under no obligation or responsibility whatsoever to share that i...
by omnipus
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 07:35
Forum: General
Topic: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?
Replies: 48
Views: 3981

Re: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?

Hiro said it better than I could. I think part of the trend in lighter, more streamlined tabletop games is equal parts that more players are interested in such games, and more designers have realized the rewards and benefits of creating elegant systems that intentionally eliminate unnecessary detail...