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Offline AndrewChristlieb

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corvettes
« on: September 21, 2011, 09:32:54 PM »
I got inspired from a post a week or so ago mentioning corvettes and having played through all of the homeworld games I was intrigued as to how they would work in BFG. This is my attempt at some house rules for them. comments concerns ect let me have it  ;D

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DocPymxRsDVAw5qOSfHumqKFOJcw27awvBEal3EJhTg/edit?hl=en_US
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Offline lastspartacus

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Re: corvettes
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 12:19:01 PM »
I too share a deep love for homeworld, and GW killing the BFG homeworld mod, a fusion of two amazing things, made me sell my 40k army :)

Don't call them mantas [;)] but this idea actually has promise.  I dig it.  I'm not sure about having to deploy them from launch bays, as even if it were a fourth the size of a destroyer, its still too large for a bay I believe.  But if there was still a limit based on parent ships that would work, you could say the limit per bay thing still applies as they hitch on to the outside of carrier ships, but I would just limit them, if they need a limit, to a certain amount per point size or capital ship number. 

I quite like the idea.

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Re: corvettes
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 12:20:30 PM »
I'd like to add the question on if a vessel's shields of that size can withstand starship grade weapons.  Perhaps simply giving it ordnance rules, so things need 6s to destroy them, but they have the option to BFI, which ordnance to not.

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Re: corvettes
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 01:06:32 PM »
I have considered the impailer rule set and im working on a second draft with that in mind. I am also looking at droping the light/heavy, lance, and missle varients as these are... escorts.
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Re: corvettes
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 01:15:10 PM »
Indeed, I would keep it very simple with only one weapon system.  An impaler would actually be an awesome corvette, if such rules existed.

Offline Zhukov

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Re: corvettes
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 05:31:01 PM »

Aren't the "System Ships" supposed to be corvette sized? Because they get their firepower ratings and shield rating because they have multiple vessels on each stand.

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Re: corvettes
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 06:29:57 PM »
The impailer is a corvette, basically and it does exist Dark Eldar prow mounted "large" attack craft 
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Re: corvettes
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 06:45:52 AM »
Ok so this is my updated version using the rule mechanic for the Dark Eldar Impailer. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TJlOArv35SbLRoyCGrP14BHewzT-_0mliwhgN9usZfA/edit?hl=en_US

as always questions comments and especially concerns :D
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