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Valentine cost?

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:03 am
by Quitch
The Valentine is the same speed as the Matilda II, has the same gun and the same crew, but less armour. Despite this, it costs one credit more. Why?

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:22 am
by Andy Brown
2 MGs?

But I agree. Tank point costs do seem a bit screwy. OTOH, I play a lot of Steel Panthers, which is a serious tactical wargame that's been around in one form or another for about nine years, and people are still arguing about unit purchase costs in that.

One thing that I learnt from Steel Panthers is that it's almost impossible to assign a "value" to a tank that covers everything. A Matilda I is no match for a Panzer III or IV head-to-head but in the infantry support role with the other side having no tanks, they're about equally capable.

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:13 pm
by Quitch
Ah, maybe... I forgot that the rules don't list MGs... is an extra MG really only worth 1 credit? Seems to me that for each extra credit you get a hell of a lotta stuff.