The release of Infantry Aces had me thinking if Battlefront will do something similar with armored forces. Back in the days of the Steel Panthers computer game, in order to add spice and variety to the campaign battles, my friend and I would track the progress of individual units. They would gain experience, and became better shots, would recover from suppression quicker and have a higher rate of fire. They'd also have a better chance of surviving a catastrophic hit to their vehicle. Several times my friend and I would race half-tracks to pick up bailed crew and send them to the rear just so they would survive the battle and not lose their experience for the next game.
I like the roleplaying aspect Infantry Aces adds to the game. I think I'll do the same with some of my armies. I'll create characters, name them, and track their progress in AAR's. I find myself looking for something more than just playing FOW. I think a Tank Aces type of fiction might be the thing to add a narrative story to the game.
I found a Vehicle Hit Location table and "borrowered" the ideas. The percentages were changes, as were the results. After a battle, I'll consult the table for each of my "destroyed tanks" and see if the crew survives to fight another day.
I apologize for the big gap between the paragraph and the actual table. I suck at HTML.
If anyone has ideas for Tank Aces, I'd welcome them wholeheartedly.
|00-15||Fuel Tank||Roll d6 (1-4, occupants escape. 5-6, vehicle explodes, make Warrior Save)|
|15-30||Engine||Roll d6 (1-3, engine catches fire. Occupants escape. 4-6, vehicle rolls to a stop, inoperable)|
|31-40||Main Gun||Main gun inoperable|
|41-50||Suspension||Vehicle grinds to a stop, inoperable|
|66-80||Hull||Roll d6 (1-4, round passes through, minor crew injuries, crew abandons vehicle. 5-6, Driver, radio operator make Warrior Saves or KIA)|
|81-90||Turret||Roll d6 (1-4, round passes through, minor crew injuries, crew abandons vehicle. 5-6, Commander, Loader, Gunner make Warrior Saves or KIA)|
|91-95||Magazine||Vehicle explodes. Crew makes Warrior Save or KIA|
|96-99||Missed Me By That Much||Smoke, noise, shouting and confusion. Everyone's fine, but wake up after the battle|