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POLL: Game Design: Turning the Tank Turret


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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP writes:

It's in FoW, and I don't llike it. I don't think it's justified. Point your tank!
Pointing the tank in one direction and the turret in another is just gaming the system.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes - we're fanatics!
15
4%
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yes
87
24%
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no, it's abstracted
125
34%
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no, we compromise
24
7%
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no, because of scale
39
11%
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not my style of play
38
10%
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no opinion
9
2%
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not a tank gamer
23
6%
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other
5
1%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Warbeads Inactive Member wonders...

Do the rules you use reflect the turning of the turret on the model AFV (Armored Fighting Vehicle) as part of the game?
yes - we're fanatics!
Yes, because we calculate the angle of the gun versus the slope of the armor versus the thickness of the armor versus the actual mm of standard armor the gun penetrates... Yada-yada-yada... You know which 1970s/1980s rulesets I am referring to...
yes
You can't shoot at the target unless the turret on the miniature is pointed at the target.
no, it's abstracted
It's abstracted into the arc of fire AFV (most modern AFV with turrets are 360-degree, fixed-firing arcs (TDs/AGs/etc.) vary by the rules See Dirtside 2 for types of turret arcs as an example.)
no, we compromise
Turrets rotate per the rules, but my turrets on my miniatures don't rotate, so we treat it as 360 degrees (with or without penalty for the AFV facing away from the shot).
no, because of scale
I play rules where one vehicle represents more than one AFV, so it's abstracted in some format.
not my style of play
Jeez, how anal!
no opinion
No opinion
not a tank gamer
Don't play games with AFVs.
other
Please explain in the comments section