Monday, January 26, 2015

New idea for defense in OGRE/GEV

I was reading Hammers Slammers and a thought occured to me. What if just ECCM and armor were not the only defenses a unit has at it's disposal against large bore weaponry and missiles? What if a unit could bring it's main armament to bear in defense of itself in order to prevent it being defeated while on the turn of it's owner?
I devised an alternate rule where the unit could forgo it's attack phase on it's turn if it used that attack phase during another's turn. The unit could still move on it's next move, just not attack anything since it already attacked in defense of itself. The main weapon or missiles could be used to try to shoot down incoming projectiles.
The defending "attack" equates to it's normal attack value minus one.
A missile tank therefore would have a 3 attack versus opponent's attacks could only move on it's next turn.
A heavy tank would have 2 attack versus opponent's attack but could only move on it's next turn.
A 3/1 powered infantry squad would have the same as a heavy tank's attack versus opponent's attack but could only move on it's next turn.
The minus one is applied to the attack number BEFORE it is combined with other weapon systems the unit may have. For example, an OGRE wants to prevent the combined attack of two missile tanks, an attack of 8, with 2 main batteries and 1 secondary battery, the odds would be (2+2+1) 5 versus 8 or 1:1 in favor of the defending unit.
First main battery = 3 attack = 3-1 = 2
Next main battery = 3 attack = 3-1 = 2
Secondary battery = 2 attack = 2-1 = 1
THEN you combine the figures. Counter fire defense is not that effective, but if you are desperate ...
By the way, you might have figured out that a unit with an attack of 1 or less cannot do counter fire for obvious reasons. Therefore, OGRE antipersonnel batteries cannot be used, it would make the tank untouchable.

I thought I would write my perceptions of love.

So, I decided to try to define certain things that are important in my life. After talking with my niece, I immediately missed being around her and her infectious laugh. :)
Here goes:

Love is someone using their free agency and sacrificing something significant in exchange for someone else's well being.
Love is not you do this for me and then I do this for you.
Love does not seek its own - love seeks what is good for others.
You cannot force or coerce love from others.
You cannot pay or buy love from others with material treasures.
The greatest treasure anyone can give is their life of their own free will, either in it's entirely or a portion of it, and hoping nothing in exchange.
Love is sacrificing yourself for others.

I try to sacrifice my time and my resources for these little ones. I love them completely as if they are my own. I am fortunant to have 13, soon to be 14, little niblings. I found recently that this is the term for nieces and nephews like 'siblings' or 'parents'.

Well, my little 6 year old niece loves to play 20 questions and is very knowledgeable for a child her age. Maybe this has something to do with her being home schooled with very dedicated parents, my brother and my sister-in-law. I am so proud of my niblings and I wish they ALL lived within 20 minutes of me. Being without a car and not being able to visit my nephews really has got me down as of late.

I know this is not game related but I thought I would break every once in a while to show that there is more to life than board games. :)