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Steve Edwards <sedwards-at-awger.net>
Re: New Member - Michigan
Tue, 05 Oct 2004 09:53:24 -0400
Tim McCarty wrote:
> I think I might give it a go - maybe a Bradley or MLRS.
I thought about doing an M4A3 with the rocket launcher (ripple firing 60
rounds would be kinda cool) but the manifold for the rocket launcher got
too complicated and I got to thinking it'd be more scary than effective,
anyway. And besides, Jagdpanzers are just too cool. :-)
> 1) Any reason speed isn't limited/scaled?
I wondered about this after watching a 1/16 battle (the little guys
that shoot IR beams). There was a lot of "unrealistic" tactical
maneuvering going on; struck me as "gaming," and reminded me of the
differences between laser-tag and paintball. I haven't seen the "big
boys" go at it yet though, so I couldn't say if those tactics translate.
IMO it makes some amount of sense to have a limited speed scale (heavy /
medium / light) but only if the scoring of frontal hits were adjusted as
well -- ie a Sherman sould be faster than a Tiger, but the Tiger's 88mm
should likewise be able to score a frontal hit at double the range of
the Sherman's 76mm. Tallying of hits could be made easier by using
different color paintballs for heavy / medium / light guns.
Sherman was good for about 15-20km offroad... at 1/6 that'd be about
2-2.5ft/sec. Tiger had about same speed onroad but wasn't as
maneuverable offroad, so, say 10-15km or 1.5-2ft/sec.
Lessee... Jagdpanzer IV/70(V) was good for about 15-20km offroad, so
about the same as a Sherman -- but at 1/4 it should be allowed 3.5ft/sec...
- Steve "I told you I was nuts" Edwards