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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #30 on: 09 August 2015, 20:37:36 »
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #31 on: 09 August 2015, 21:10:06 »
holy shit, you serious? :o

must be providence  8)
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #32 on: 10 August 2015, 00:36:57 »
Eventually I'll recover from that Banshee article and get back to writing.  It probably won't be the Centurion, though, because 15 variants sounds like the exact opposite of recovering from burnout.

I'll get your reservations on the schedule, though.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #33 on: 13 August 2015, 01:08:08 »
requesting a slot for the Wasp LAM. i have a draft of the article already. just needs some refinement.

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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #34 on: 16 August 2015, 19:28:30 »
or should i just post it since nobody seems to be following the schedule anyway?

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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #35 on: 16 August 2015, 22:46:27 »
i'll be posting the Legacy up tomorrow as scheduled.  i think a specified date might help lock in a slot.  but from what i understand you don't have to post with the schedule.  however it is a good idea so we don't flood the board with articles at the same time or end up working on the same writeup (unlikely as that may be).
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #36 on: 16 August 2015, 23:35:40 »
then i guess i'll take the 24th.

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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #37 on: 17 August 2015, 05:30:38 »
cool cool  O0

okay, while wrapping up and formatting my article something came to me, but i really wanted to check / discuss it with you guys first before i went and changed anything on my own.  Alpha Strike Mech of the Week is a really clunky title, as well as being technically inaccurate.  we're pretty much running two a week at this point.  personally i was thinking that Alpha Strike Review would be a good name for our articles.  that way we're free of the time and unit constraint.  plus ASR is easier to work with than AS MotW. :P  for now i will be sticking with it though, as i would like to find some consensus on the issue, even if that consensus is not to change anything. 

thoughts?
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #38 on: 17 August 2015, 10:15:35 »
It's supposed to be " of the week", but then we had like three feet posted within three days of each other.  I made the schedule... and promptly burned out on a 14k word Banshee article.  It should still be "of the week".
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #39 on: 17 August 2015, 10:36:02 »
I will start on the Centurion.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #40 on: 24 August 2015, 12:27:20 »
I will take the 31st for the Centurion.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #41 on: 04 September 2015, 10:08:24 »
Uziel will be up when I get home in a couple hours.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #42 on: 03 December 2015, 13:43:46 »
Hi, are the articles still coming or on a hiatus?
I was very interested in some of the mechs scheduled! :)

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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #43 on: 10 August 2016, 17:30:04 »
Because nobody's done one in a while, and because I am clearly mad, I have just posted the Wolverine.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #44 on: 10 August 2016, 19:30:59 »
Bless you, sir, for not being a lazy piece of crap like I've been.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #45 on: 10 August 2016, 21:52:44 »
Thinking about a Demolisher article, because Demo-chan needs some love!  (and not at all because those twin AC/20s are tapping me on the shoulder blades).

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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #46 on: 10 August 2016, 22:05:50 »
Only on the condition that you let MadCapellan find you a proper image to start the Demo-chan article off with. :)
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #47 on: 11 August 2016, 10:07:59 »
I have a request. Can someone to a 'Duds to Studs' article, showcasing some 'Mechs that are typically ignored under Total Warefare but shine in Alpha Strike?
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #48 on: 11 August 2016, 10:12:39 »
That would be a huge article, as evidenced by the fact that when reading your post, it took me five seconds to think of six units that qualify. Imagine the full list...

I suppose if we condense every unit that uses some kind of AC/5 for its ranged punch into one entry, that might trim things down a bit, as every single one of those gained immensely in this system.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #49 on: 11 August 2016, 10:37:29 »
It doesn't have to be all of them or go into great depth, just cover a few notables. Maybe two in each weight class? There can always be sequils if it's popular!  :D
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #50 on: 11 August 2016, 14:51:13 »
I already did an article on the Banshee and Uraeus, both of which qualify. :)

The Clint gains a stupid amount.  So does the Rifleman, because heat is now optional.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #51 on: 11 August 2016, 15:44:26 »
You already did the Shadow Hawk at least, and early models of that REALLY gain in AS. Like I said earlier, anything where an AC/5 is all or most of your long-range firepower gains immensely in Alpha Strike, with most of them becoming very effective skirmishers. Clint, Shadow Hawk, Hermes II, Sentinel...you can't afford to ignore any of them anymore, and because so many are small and cheap it's really easy to field them in numbers, which gets really scary really fast.

Hell...Vedettes and Scorpions. When was the last time you saw a lance of those scare off anything under 60 tons? In AS, if you don't address them quickly, they'll tear you apart faster than a school of piranha in a cartoon.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #52 on: 27 August 2016, 15:56:20 »
I have updated the first post, because looking at the Vulture Mk III article made me want to do more of them.  This time won't be as breakneck, and I don't want to burn out.  Requests are currently on "not now" status.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #53 on: 28 August 2016, 21:32:31 »
Article is up, went with the Dasher II for now.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #54 on: 02 June 2017, 14:57:51 »
Hey Scotty: your master list links in the first post for the Dasher II and Koshi both link to the Koshi.
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Re: Alpha Strike Articles of the Week Schedule
« Reply #55 on: 02 June 2017, 16:32:20 »
I know I didn't coordinate my Wolf Trap article with anyone, but any chance you might add it to your roster of posted AS mech articles Scotty?

 

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