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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #390 on: 25 September 2017, 01:07:47 »
Yeah. I might try to fit "Donum Imperatoris" on my Catapult somewhere. Which tanks do you use?

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #391 on: 25 September 2017, 07:51:54 »
The tanks in question would be the fire support Century in my VI Legio armored forces - A Behemoth, two Heavy LRM Carriers, and two Pikes.

I like to field them in conjunction with heavy infantry(Ravagers heavy) as a screen/spotting force. Not very subtle, but unless you brought artillery or aero, good luck cracking it. (Oddly enough, also surprisingly effective in a city.)
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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #392 on: 25 September 2017, 10:59:46 »
Yeah. I might try to fit "Donum Imperatoris" on my Catapult somewhere. Which tanks do you use?

 Consider it stolen for the  Marian AToW campaign i am currently playing.  O:-)
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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #393 on: 25 September 2017, 11:33:43 »
Consider it stolen for the  Marian AToW campaign i am currently playing.  O:-)

That sounds like a blast!

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #394 on: 25 September 2017, 11:40:02 »
The tanks in question would be the fire support Century in my VI Legio armored forces - A Behemoth, two Heavy LRM Carriers, and two Pikes.

I like to field them in conjunction with heavy infantry(Ravagers heavy) as a screen/spotting force. Not very subtle, but unless you brought artillery or aero, good luck cracking it. (Oddly enough, also surprisingly effective in a city.)

Cool. I haven't spent a lot of time with vehicles yet, but I think that's what I should add to expand my forces next.

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #395 on: 25 September 2017, 14:48:36 »
The tanks in question would be the fire support Century in my VI Legio armored forces - A Behemoth, two Heavy LRM Carriers, and two Pikes.

Back in the day I'd have used twin Behemoth Flamer and three Heavy LRM Carriers in my support Century. Now I prefer the Weapon Carriers: four Standard LB-X and one AC/20!

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #396 on: 01 October 2017, 05:20:28 »
Recently I grew very fond of the trailers. If I need artillery or fire support and I don't plan to move them around a lot they are are a great alternative to vees. 

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #397 on: 02 October 2017, 19:39:28 »
I like making up my own schemes, this is one I use for my Marian mercs : The Last Legion


I didn't realize the hegemony had access to proto-mechs. 😂
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« Reply #398 on: 03 October 2017, 01:38:15 »
I didn't realize the hegemony had access to proto-mechs. 😂

What you haven't heard that survivors from the Society have made their way to the Hegemony and have allied themselves with the Caesar?  :))
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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #399 on: 09 October 2017, 17:39:25 »
I ended up picking up a couple Saladin Hover Tanks to start. I really need to get around to painting someday...

How do people like to do combined arms? Mix at the cohort level? Maniple? Century?

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #400 on: 09 October 2017, 18:07:23 »
In my limited exposure, I've kept things reasonably similar at the century level, and mixed at the maniple/cohort level. Seemed to keep things simpler.

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #401 on: 09 October 2017, 23:38:33 »
Same here, though I've no compunctions against mixing within a century if needed to fill in my points, especially within the Auxilia formations.
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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #402 on: 09 October 2017, 23:43:39 »
There's a minor nit in the AS platoon rules for forces, in that it wants pairs of vehicles. I've got two approaches:

1) Allow 3 to be the same as 2 (eg. 2-3), or
2) don't count singletons (so 2-2-1, with the odd vee not counting for bonus purposes)

Of course minimum requirements (eg. must have 10"+ move) still apply.
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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #403 on: 10 October 2017, 15:15:50 »
In my limited exposure, I've kept things reasonably similar at the century level, and mixed at the maniple/cohort level. Seemed to keep things simpler.

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Same here, although now that I'm playing Alpha Strike more than Classic Btech a mixed century is not too uncommon.
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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #404 on: 11 October 2017, 12:11:34 »
Thank you for your responses! I was wondering if I should pick up some more vehicles to fill out the century, or mix them in with something else. I should probably decide what I'd like to support the Saladins either way...

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #405 on: 12 October 2017, 19:24:33 »
Mind showing what you've gotten so far?

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #406 on: 12 October 2017, 19:43:18 »
Not at all!

Vehicles:
Saladin x2

Infantry:
Foot Platoon x2

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Jenner
Wolfhound
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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #407 on: 16 October 2017, 22:36:27 »
Do any of the sourcebooks have canon unit compositions? I have Legio I and MH decals and thought that would help me decide which to put on what.

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #408 on: 17 October 2017, 10:16:24 »
No list of what mechs are in a unit, but it does give you a idea of the units fighting style, and maybe average mech weight. IE Assault, Heavy, Medium, Light.
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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #409 on: 21 October 2017, 22:06:23 »
In Field Manual: Periphery?

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #410 on: 21 October 2017, 22:14:16 »
All the FMs. Depending on which immediate era you wish to configure your Legio in.

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #411 on: 21 October 2017, 22:24:50 »
Thanks!

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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #412 on: Today at 11:56:14 »
Putting together a vehicle Century for VI Legio. I'm looking at four Testudos and a....???
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« Reply #413 on: Today at 12:28:54 »
Fulcrum Hover tank, I believe it has TAG.
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« Reply #414 on: Today at 13:21:55 »
I'd put the Fulcrum in a separate Century. For me, the speed difference would make it very difficult to keep the Century as a coherent fighting force. Better to have two Centuries, one fast and one slow, than to see a single Century spread to hell and gone.
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Re: Mars Rising: Marian Hegemony IV
« Reply #415 on: Today at 14:03:47 »
Putting together a vehicle Century for VI Legio. I'm looking at four Testudos and a....???

And a Devastator bodyguard?
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« Reply #416 on: Today at 14:22:17 »
Took me a bit to realize you meant the tank. This is definitely a nice idea... :)
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« Reply #417 on: Today at 18:57:42 »
I'd put the Fulcrum in a separate Century. For me, the speed difference would make it very difficult to keep the Century as a coherent fighting force. Better to have two Centuries, one fast and one slow, than to see a single Century spread to hell and gone.
I have grown to prefer mixed units, speedsters as spotters/harassers with the Missile/Arty in the back.

Besides one of the best features of the Testudo is it can defend itself, and four of them mean your opponent is risking a lot of damage with the hopes of a quick knockout. >:D
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