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by Konrad von Richtmark
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Assault Rifles with 2d6 option ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

As far as I see it, assault rifles firing on full auto are already represented by the rules for close combat, where infantry (except the MEA for some reason) roll 2D6. I mean, modern close combat is almost entirely short-range bursting, with actual hand-to-hand fighting being very rare.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Once and for all, WHY do MEA/PLA infantry have Kill Scores?
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

I doubt medics would make much sense in a game in skirmish scale. Medics don't make wounded men stand up and continue to fight, they make wounded men not die so that they can be put back into circulation and be fielded in later battles. If you'd play a campaign of some sort it could be of significan...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Official Map of Kerakhistan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Well, if they'd make a map of it, they'd actually have to fix its position in the world, rather than let it be a "generic" Middle Eastern / Central Asian country. Which opens up another can of worms, like, how did the country/countries which were there previously morph into Kerakhistan?
by Konrad von Richtmark
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Is an MEA Militia army competitive?
Replies: 31
Views: 6277

Yes, of course. You don't think Mongoose would let us get away with something as obvious as getting a cheaper, unsuppressable unit by using True Believers to compensate for the disadvantages of the troops being civilians? Though, still, if you upgrade to true believers, you get part of the cost back...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Keeping squad leaders alive
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Actually, you'll have to have LOS to the centre of the fire zone, so putting it below the surface of the table isn't possible. A squad in a house with several floors would be protected from the FZ-above-your-head trick, but that's about the only situation I can think of short of keeping the leader e...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Once and for all, WHY do MEA/PLA infantry have Kill Scores?
Replies: 10
Views: 2839

Apart from the possibility of those troops getting an armour save by some means in the future, another hypothetical is that there will sometime in the future be a weapon or some other dice roll which is checked against the kill value only (gas bombs perhaps?) regardless of the target value. And I li...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Keeping squad leaders alive
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Re: Keeping squad leaders alive

I would think air-bursting a FZ like you describe will not be beneficial in the long run. Whereas you eliminate a squad leader and force a regroup ready action, you probably also eliminated the opportunity to play against that opponent again by abusing the rules. Yeah, that was what I kind of was w...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Is an MEA Militia army competitive?
Replies: 31
Views: 6277

Ok, I'm apparently stupid :D Somehow I had managed to get the impression that only Militia forces could choose the civilian downgrade. So, is there at the moment really any reason to play Militia except aesthetic reasons? The Govt gets to choose whether to use regular or civilian squads. The Govt li...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Is an MEA Militia army competitive?
Replies: 31
Views: 6277

But a few lines below, it says

Civilian Troops (Special): Any Squad unit may be designated as comprising green civilians...

I think the word "may" indicates that it's optional to do so.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Keeping squad leaders alive
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Re: Keeping squad leaders alive

While the rules do not exclude making such a fire zone, the fire zone should be on the table. Don't think of it as a sphere of radius 6", but rather as a cylinder. If you picture it as a sphere, the FZ is smaller than 6" as targets at the edge would not be included in the fire zone as they would st...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Keeping squad leaders alive
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Keeping squad leaders alive

I just played my first game with the MEA. I kept the leaders and the specialists of my squads further back than the rifle grunts, thinking they weren't going to be the first models to be hit. But my savvy opponent, at a few times, placed the fire zone to the side of or behind my unit, so that despit...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Is an MEA Militia army competitive?
Replies: 31
Views: 6277

Ah, I've still not got the full rulebook, I'm working off a set of near-final playtest rules that only list them as having an automatic 5% discount. Oh, that explains it. According to the rulebook there is no overall discount, but an option to turn a squad into untrained civilians. It brings down t...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Is an MEA Militia army competitive?
Replies: 31
Views: 6277

Currently there's nothing a government force can take that the Militia can't, excepting the command option for a Tunguska. The main thing is balancing the discounted basic troopers with the increased ratio of squad to support choices. Currently unless you really want to spam the field with Fedayeen...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Question to Mongoose Regarding The Future Or Lack Of.
Replies: 92
Views: 24073

Would you bear a grudge against someone who failed to live up to a promise but still did what he could to make up for it? That would depend on the nature of the promise. If those Ebay stats don't send a chill down your spine... Then thats bizarre. This is not the stock market, so I'm not going to p...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Question to Mongoose Regarding The Future Or Lack Of.
Replies: 92
Views: 24073

With respect to you, your talking crap. How about people and companies keeping there promises? Mongoose made them, i didn't. Yeah, they made some promises. Later on it turned out they were unable to live up to them. But can you blame them for misconduct? For making promises anyone should have known...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Is an MEA Militia army competitive?
Replies: 31
Views: 6277

Well, none of the current MEA models are listed as being militia-exclusive, so the only obstacle to playing government MEA is that the dudes aren't as uniformed as they should be. But as I expect it to take until wave 10-ish before uniformed MEA hit the market, I guess none would take offense at one...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Assorted Specialists Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

Yup. If I'd get to customize the MEA Assorted Specialists Box, I'd put in one of both kinds of fedayeen specialists, three RPGers and three snipers.
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Question to Mongoose Regarding The Future Or Lack Of.
Replies: 92
Views: 24073

No new releases? Game dead. Huh? Chess hasn't got new releases since the late Middle Ages when its rules evolved into their current form, but it's by no means a dead game. Or to make a more contemporary example: De Bellis Multitudinis hasn't developed anywhere since the release of version 3.1 sever...
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Assorted Specialists Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

Assorted Specialists Box

First, thanks to Mongoose for your close interaction with the gamer base. While pre-painted and pre-assembled miniatures are a great thing for people who have more money than time to spend on painting (I'm not rich, but I have even less spare time!), the downside is an obvious lack of customization....
by Konrad von Richtmark
Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Question to Mongoose Regarding The Future Or Lack Of.
Replies: 92
Views: 24073

Seriously guys, what would you prefer Mongoose to do? They have issues with production and publishing, and no amount of self-flagellation on their part will help that. Would you have them release wave 4 immediately by taking a come-what-may stance and just do it regardless of what a crippling cost a...