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Old October 28th, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by PBI:
I think you're reading too much into the JTAS fiction, Oz. Since it's based purely on what the author thought would make a good story, when the situation is gamed out, the simulation of 'fake history' often doesn't mesh with the text.

As an aside, I've seen Jewell hold out for 5 or 6 turns with bad rolls and/or a Zhodani gamble based on skirting the edge of economy of force deployments.
I know not to read too much into the fiction, I just like the idea of planetary sieges. Also, it seems strange to me that a fleet in a system with friendly SDBs will fight their own battle without any help from the SDBs.

I am working up a set of house rules for FFW that would include planetary deep meson guns, and allow a defending fleet to fight in cooperation with those guns and/or with any system SDBs.

I also think a rule for "directed damage" is called for, allowing a player to force the destruction of certain enemy units (assault carriers, tankers) at some (yet undetermined) expense.

The goal of all this is to make it harder to take high-tech worlds populated by billions of people that have serious defenses.
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