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Author Topic: Questions for GASLIGHT players - new questions 16th Jan  (Read 5990 times)

Offline Bullshott

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Re: Questions for GASLIGHT players - new questions 16th Jan
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2011, 07:30:49 PM »
My reponse wouuld be pretty much a mix of what everyone elase has said before on this post.

I try to avoid straight encounter or attack/defence battles, either using a specific scenario or at least adding some form of unceertainty (e.g. seni-random arrival time for reinforcements or having to roll for activation/observation of guards in a night attack, as per my Christmas game against Dr De-Ath).

For most of my games there are only somewhere between 5 to 8  'elements' per side (where an element could be a troop unit, an independant main character (MC), a vehicle or some other 'toy'). This ensures a gamme that can easily be fought to a conclusion in an afternoon or evening.

Example of a typical force for a small game:

Commanding officer - Independant MC ('Adventurer')

3 x 10-man troop unit - 8-9 Extras with rifles + 1-2 MCs, e.g. officer ('Leader' with pistol) + sergeant ('Veteran' with rifle)
one of these units could be cavalry
one of these units could be armed with anti-vehicle weapons - e.g.:
* replace 1 riflemen a heavy-bore anti-vehicle rifle team
* replace 1 or 2 riflemen with flamethrowers
* replace 1 rifleman with a heavy-bore anti-ironclad gun (Leviathan Gun in my world) - a second riflemman acts as his loader
* all rifle-armed troops also have magnetic bombs or torpedo lances

1 x armoured vehicle with medium gun (crew)

1 x 'toy' - e.g.:
* MC  in steam powered armoutr with gatling gun
* large armoured automaton with operator (operating as one 'unit')
* 2 or 3 smaller automatons with operators (operating as one 'unit')

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Re: Questions for GASLIGHT players - new questions 16th Jan
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2011, 08:11:38 PM »
Thanks for the replies; and to everyone else who's helped.

Jonas: yes indeed, I'm hoping to be playing soon and then things will become clearer, but generally I have more time to paint, and indeed more time to plan purchases, than I have time to play. A little time spent getting an idea of what I'm doing will probably save some time and money in the long term - I won't buy as much lead that I don't need!

Bullshott: thanks for the sample force. It's along the lines I'm thinking of, 5-8 elements per side seems easily do-able.

 

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