The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

Dirtside II

Posted By on November 11, 2008

So, I'm poking around with making DSII units, and I'm having a heck of a problem – I can't represent vehicles which actually exist.

Example – the T-90 MBT.

It is size 3. Logic? Well, Russian tanks are smaller than US tanks, and size 3 is “most main battle tanks”. So, we'll make the really large tanks (most US, British and German) size 4. Okay, fair enough. Then we give it:

HVC/4 (125mm main gun) in full traverse turret 2 APSW (because it has 2) 1 GMS/L (because the 125mm main gun can shoot laser guided anti-tank missiles) 1 Local Air Defense (LAD) because one of the APSW's is actually in a AA mount, which can shoot at ground or air targets.

At this point you are out of room.

Of course, this does count the same gun twice, but there is no provision in the rules to avoid this.

I've run into similar problems with light scout tanks (class 2) mounting a main gun + 3 machineguns etc.

Thus, I've decided to bend the rules and ignore the points. After all: (1) I'm playing solitaire games anyway (2) War isn't usually fair anyway


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