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RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« on: May 27, 2009, 12:51:55 PM »
Just a rather quick question on these.

The Martian banshees use these with a movement of 2/6* where you can sacrifice one inch movement to jump one height band higher, so 6 " = 1 " up, 5" = 2" etc.

But what are the rules for the Wailing Banshees? They got MV 2/5* but with no explanation if they have any different movement rules (which btw comes later in the rules as the Navy is before the Ground forces. Took me a while to figure out where the rule was.)

Since I'm presuming the fluff about editing the rocket packs with cybertronic technology is mostly fluff, then where did that 2/6 inch movement go? Or do they actually have any other benefit like easier reach a higher altitude? (like you can chose to be on height band 1,2 or 3?) Else I'm wondering why they got decreased movement at all...

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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 03:21:41 PM »
All flyers trade 1" of level flight for 1" of vertical.  Nothing else supersedes nor changes that, to my knowledge.
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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 05:17:28 PM »
Just a rather quick question on these.

The Martian banshees use these with a movement of 2/6* where you can sacrifice one inch movement to jump one height band higher, so 6 " = 1 " up, 5" = 2" etc.

But what are the rules for the Wailing Banshees? They got MV 2/5* but with no explanation if they have any different movement rules (which btw comes later in the rules as the Navy is before the Ground forces. Took me a while to figure out where the rule was.)

Since I'm presuming the fluff about editing the rocket packs with cybertronic technology is mostly fluff, then where did that 2/6 inch movement go? Or do they actually have any other benefit like easier reach a higher altitude? (like you can chose to be on height band 1,2 or 3?) Else I'm wondering why they got decreased movement at all...

I think their base has a PX/BX AND a Commisary. Just a thought.
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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 08:28:41 PM »
So standard rules for rocket packs apply. The upgrade of the rocket pack simply made the rocket packs less useful than the original 5 inch movement vs 6 inch movement?

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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 05:54:01 PM »
I think their base has a PX/BX AND a Commisary. Just a thought.

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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 06:01:14 PM »
So standard rules for rocket packs apply. The upgrade of the rocket pack simply made the rocket packs less useful than the original 5 inch movement vs 6 inch movement?

The slower MV is due to a heavier AR?  Yeah, that's it, heavier AR eqals slower MV.  It's logical and it makes me look like I have a clue!  I'm sticking with it.  ;D

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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2009, 06:31:57 PM »
So standard rules for rocket packs apply. The upgrade of the rocket pack simply made the rocket packs less useful than the original 5 inch movement vs 6 inch movement?

The slower MV is due to a heavier AR?  Yeah, that's it, heavier AR eqals slower MV.  It's logical and it makes me look like I have a clue!  I'm sticking with it.  ;D

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I like the BX/PX explanation better.

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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2009, 10:26:08 PM »
BX/PX? I am unaware of the meaning of this.

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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2009, 03:54:03 AM »
BX/PX? I am unaware of the meaning of this.

Sorry,

A BX/PX is a store commonly located on most (if not all) posts or bases. (Army - PX) (Air Force - BX). PX stands for post exchange, BX for base exchange. Kinda like a small Wal-mart but with military stuff also. Some are called BX/PX if the Army and Air Force share a post/base.

Being in the Army I would say I prefer the PX by itself.

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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2009, 04:33:43 AM »
heh, I'm still not really sure what you mean with it in relation to this. -_-

But I'm getting a small idea that their packs would be of less quality because they got so much bureaucracy or something similar? Buy cheaper goods that can do less -_-

Either way:

So the suggestion why it is like it is that the Wailings got more AR (1) than the Martians and that this costs them some in MV (-1). The upgrade talk is just fluff and gives nothing. (using cybertronic upgrades seem to do nothing these days, it's just more bling bling <.<)

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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2009, 06:04:35 PM »
heh, I'm still not really sure what you mean with it in relation to this. -_-

But I'm getting a small idea that their packs would be of less quality because they got so much bureaucracy or something similar? Buy cheaper goods that can do less -_-

Either way:

So the suggestion why it is like it is that the Wailings got more AR (1) than the Martians and that this costs them some in MV (-1). The upgrade talk is just fluff and gives nothing. (using cybertronic upgrades seem to do nothing these days, it's just more bling bling <.<)
Sorry for not explaining better.

A lower movement would mean a heavier soldier (able to visit both stores and buy food. A commisary is a large grocery store). I was trying to make a fuuny since I did not have the answer and not a member of FAQ team.

I will try to use the Wailing Banshees and see how they do soon.
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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2009, 11:49:47 PM »
Oh... lol. And here I was expecting something a bit more related like a factor to Base movement vs Point cost or something else. :P

They will probably do well since they have specialists and quite good RC along with movement of 5.

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Re: RP-187 Rocket Packs for Wailing and Martians
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2009, 10:03:36 AM »
You are correct there sir.
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