09 July 2009

Shots fired

Someone asked about Mein Panzer on TMP, with some specific questions on how it handled a variety of game issues. I posted a comment, which I know to be true, that MP2 is as good a game with tanks as without. Immediately following that was a supposed playtester of the 2nd edition who said "the infantry rules are severely broken." Now, that was not even true of MP 1st edition. But just making the complaint means it takes on a life of its own, like slinging mud, or slinging worse. We have played enough pure infantry fights using the rules to know they work great, and encourage and reward proper tactics, such as suppressive fire, smoke, HE fire, and the like. All perform together beautifully. Too bad one poster can make a very well-developed, good game seem flawed.

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