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Old January 1st, 2005, 02:04 AM
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OK, so I've just started running a new campaign using the version 1 rules. At the moment we have 2 PC's fleeing the destruction of the 5th at Kalisz. Except they can't really flee, 'cos their Humvee keeps running out of alcohol and they have to spend an age moonshining up a new batch.

As far as I can see, the humvee has a capacity of 90 litres. Using ethanol, that will be gone in 1 4 hour travel period (consumption of 30/period multiplied by 3 as per the fuel energy table), or about 60Kms in rough terrain, less if travelling through woods.

So, our heroes set up camp, fire up their still and start collecting wood to brew up into methanol, dodging soviet and polish patrols all the while. Three days later, their small still (they cant have a medium still, as it weighs 2000kg, so won't fit on the Humvee or a cargo trailer) provides them with... 5 litres of methanol. At this rate it will take them 18 'brews' to fill the tank, just to drive for another 4 hours (or less on methanol). At 3 days per 'brew' thats nearly 6 weeks before they can fill up again, just for less than 4 hours travel?

How on earth are they supposed to get anywhere? They might as well walk home. Please tell me I've misunderstood somewhere!

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