Hello. This is my first post, only got around to registering in response to the Alpha Strike Companion Open Beta Test.
Been strictly playing Alpha Strike since the rulebook was available for purchase, and have been using the stats from the MUL. The current point system was not perfect, but still usable, although me and my gaming partners do face some odd point balancing issues in our games.
Case in point, the Orion ON1-M from http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Card/2334?skill=4
versus the Orion ON1-K from http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Card/2332?skill=4
both are 14 points in the current point system.
My gaming partners tend to argue that the ON1-M should be higher
in point value compared to the ON1-K in point value to offset the slightly higher attack value and additional SPECIALs on the ON1-M even though it is a little fragile in terms of armor or structure.
Now, I have got my copy of the revised BETA Point Value System, and in the BETA Point Value System, the Orion ON1-K is now 39 points versus the Orion ON1-M at 36 points - In other words, the ON1-M is slightly cheaper despite slightly higher attack value and additional SPECIALs on the ON1-M even though it is a little fragile in terms of armor or structure.
So the question is : Is the new calculation a little too harsh in penalizing structure and armor values, or is this just a fluke for the Orion ON1-M vs ON1-K?
Edit: Alternatively, am I reading the revised calculations wrongly?