Feor wrote:KrysDagger wrote:North vs South vs NuCoal vs Peace River? Reading my free rules.. but is there a good summary someone can link me to for how they play?
As a very, very broad overview:
North likes specialized vehicles with multiple complimentary vehicles in a single squad (5-6 gears or 1-3 Tanks/Strider). For weapons they make use of predominantly conventional direct fire weaponry (autocannons, bazookas, etc.), with high-tech indirect weaponry (guided missiles and such).
South Prefers more generalized vehicles, with largely homogeneous squads (4-5 gears, 1-3 Striders, 2-4 Tanks). They like high-tech direct fire weapons (fairly easy to get lasers), but dumbfire saturation indirect weaponry. (Heavy and Very Light Rocket Packs)
Peace River excels at small unit tactics (I believe that's even the name of the rule), and electronic warfare. Even their base trooper has an ECM suite. They field squads of 5 gears (with the exception of the Anti-Rover squad which is 4-5) and 1-3 Tankstriders (which as their name suggests are tank/strider hybrids).
NuCoal likes FAST. They field in squads of 5 gears, 3-4 light tanks, 1-4 heavy tanks, or 2-3 Geartanks (like Tankstriders). They will be slightly flimsier than their polar counterparts, but will outpace them in most situations. For weapons they like linked weaponry, lots of things you have to defend against multiple times. Not picky on what weapons they use beyond that.
North with its hightech indirect sounds like my cup of tea. Guided missles have the right feel for me. ....
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