Dice – 10 sided dice

Thanks for your input todate. Here is a collection of my thinking at this point. Please feel free to participate in this on going discussion. Your contributions are appreciated. Tell your A&A friends about this so they have a chance to voice what they want in A-A&A. I'll update the the original posting as changes and new ideas are adopted or contemplated.
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Post by Larry » Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:45 am

Comments (reluctently) noted

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Post by thoes426 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:34 pm

AxisNDallas -
That's my boy!! Aaron could sell a deaf man a radio, and make him feel good about it too! :lol:

I've kept quite about the dice issue, as i assumed Larry had a good enough reason for his D10 desires.
BUT..... after reading Aarons sales pitch I have to agree that a D12 makes sense.

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resource for buying bulk d12 for larry and others.

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Post by elbowmaster » Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:49 pm

sweetness Imperious leader!!

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Post by adlertag » Fri Dec 24, 2004 9:54 am

I love the traditionally 6 sidet dice, and see no reason to switch to d12.

Infantry att.1/ def. 2 on D6 are historically correct.
Infantry att.4/def.4 on D 10 are not correct.
Tanks att 4/ def 2 on D6 are historically correct.
Tanks att.6/def6 on D10 are not correct.

It is the combination of arms that modifies units combat value.
Since the units work different , they dont neccessary need different value too.
In other games, like "World in Flames", an infantry army can have same combat value as a Panzer-army, but the Panzer-army work in a different way, it blitzes.
So we dont need D12. We need better "Combined arms" rules.

If all units of same type must have different combat values and cost between nations, but same attack/defence factors, this will destroy the game as we know it.

I love the 1/2 infantry and 3/2 tanks from MB 2 ed.
For playability, we need defancive units like infantry, and offansive units like tanks. And this can be done with 6 sided dice.

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Post by Krieghund » Fri Dec 24, 2004 10:27 am

adlertag wrote:I love the 1/2 infantry and 3/2 tanks from MB 2 ed.
For playability, we need defancive units like infantry, and offansive units like tanks. And this can be done with 6 sided dice.
You must love the IPM as well...
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Post by Larry » Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:56 pm

Comments noted

Il – thank you very much for the url’s
Adlertag – thanks for being our conscience as relates to this dice discussion.

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Post by AxisNDallas » Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:13 pm

Larry,

I started to call some of the companies that IL has posted above and have gathered the following info.

1. In my opinion the best board like product that is being commercially marketed today which "rolls" is Chessex's "Battlemat/Megamats/Mondomats" product line used for chess and general miniture gaming. Please see URL below: http://www.chessex.com/mats/Battlemats_&_Megamats.htm

2. The person who I spoke with said that the Chessex (who is on the west coast) found a silk screener who had experience printing on vinyl (which incidently mostly comes in 54 inch rolls!). NOTE: it is preferable to find a silk screener who is also an experienced die cutter to cut the maps to your specifications.

Hope this helps some
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