It's been a while, so I was wondering, has anyone played around with the Zeppelins and Bombers supplement (specifically about Zeppelins) and if so, thoughts, views, mods, etc?
We've played a few games and based on our experiences with previous systems that we created and found, we have modified a few things.
Firstly we had taken an extreme liking to the SMOC v2 files that were posted before Patrick posted the Z&B supplement, so we use a different Zeppelin shape, which naturally means new fire arcs and a new zeppelin diagram. To be honest, the size and shape from the SMOC files just makes so much more sense to me.
Construction is relatively unchanged for us. Our main difference is that a zeppelin can carry an amount of gondolas equal to its centre-line hexes (which ranges from 3-6 depending on zeppelin size) and it can carry a wide variety of different gondola types. You also place the gondolas on the zeppelin so that they can be targetted. This gives zeppelins a lot of flexibility and means that you really have to think about the roles of your zeppelin. Gondolas count on our zeppelins!
So, in the book the Imperial Class Zeppelin is listed as having 2 gondolas. For us, it has 6 (4 passenger, 1 hangar and 1 bridge). This then gives a real feel for the amount of cargo and passengers the ship can carry, none of which is needed for combat, but plenty needed for fluff.
And then we have a ton of additional traits, like double hulls, water pontoons and the like, just to spice things up.
We've played about three games with zeppelins, but unfortunately not yet any zeppelin vs zeppelin games, and it's sweet. Well, so we think!
Anyone had any excitement with this?