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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #30 on: 02 September 2015, 11:54:06 »
It's awesome how many people are getting into this. Maybe this should be a regular thing.

It would definitely help with my motivation to finish all of the painting projects I have planned out. 
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #31 on: 02 September 2015, 13:58:02 »
And we're here to help and can help get everything arranged! Well, us and the MUL!

Once I figured out the  "ideal role" loophole thing I was good to go.  I was a little confused.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #32 on: 02 September 2015, 16:05:34 »
So are we allowed to do an independent/personal unit?

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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #33 on: 02 September 2015, 18:44:45 »
So are we allowed to do an independent/personal unit?

No rules against....and I'm doing a personal unit/company.
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« Reply #34 on: 02 September 2015, 19:28:15 »
Mine is an original mercenary unit.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #35 on: 02 September 2015, 19:53:54 »
Response rate from the general community is looking pretty good.

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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #36 on: 03 September 2015, 13:21:30 »
Mine is an original mercenary unit.

I'm tempted to paint some Hansen's Roughriders.  I have a lot of plastics...
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #37 on: 03 September 2015, 16:00:31 »
I've got a scenario planned in November that will require the 1st Amori Militia. So I might as well jump into this Call to War and post as I paint.  I'll also be painting up my 22nd Freebirth Cluster units that will be opposing the Amori Militia, so I can do them at the same time!... Though, there will be a handful of unseen minis scattered in there... hope that's okay.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #38 on: 03 September 2015, 19:04:05 »
I've got a scenario planned in November that will require the 1st Amori Militia. So I might as well jump into this Call to War and post as I paint.  I'll also be painting up my 22nd Freebirth Cluster units that will be opposing the Amori Militia, so I can do them at the same time!... Though, there will be a handful of unseen minis scattered in there... hope that's okay.

As long as you know we cannot use them...I believe. :(

I believe it is:

Home games - Yes

Demo Games - No
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #39 on: 03 September 2015, 19:06:17 »
The only problem I have is that I can't decide on what I want!   :D
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #40 on: 03 September 2015, 20:15:08 »
The only problem I have is that I can't decide on what I want!   :D

Roll a D6  ;)

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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #41 on: 03 September 2015, 20:20:34 »
Roll a D6  ;)

With the way I roll?  HELL NO.   :D
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #42 on: 03 September 2015, 22:10:33 »
As long as you know we cannot use them...I believe. :(

I believe it is:

Home games - Yes

Demo Games - No

The Scenario I plan to use them for is a private game and not a Demo game.

However, what I'm really concerned with is not whether I can use my minis during a home game, but rather, will pics of me painting them up be an issue here on the forums. I've had this force planned for a while and it makes use of minis I had lying around that need to be painted. I'm not planning on buying new minis.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #43 on: 03 September 2015, 23:39:13 »
The Scenario I plan to use them for is a private game and not a Demo game.

However, what I'm really concerned with is not whether I can use my minis during a home game, but rather, will pics of me painting them up be an issue here on the forums. I've had this force planned for a while and it makes use of minis I had lying around that need to be painted. I'm not planning on buying new minis.

That....is a good question.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #44 on: 03 September 2015, 23:50:25 »
You're certainly allowed to post pictures of your Unseen minis around here, and no mod will give you crap for them. (Okay, some may try to buy them off of you in PMs, but that's the extent of it.)

A Call to War is another matter, though. I'd check with Savage Coyote, he's one of the main driving forces behind it. I do know us beemer-types were discouraged from using Unseens for this, but it might be okay for regular fans.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #45 on: 03 September 2015, 23:59:45 »
Although I'm not a Beemer-type, I decided not to use my Unseens (though so many need paint...) because this is an official production. We're all having fun and being casual, but we need to keep in mind that this is in support of Catalyst and IWM.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #46 on: 04 September 2015, 00:17:23 »
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #47 on: 04 September 2015, 00:18:53 »
Can we not and say we did? ::)
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #48 on: 04 September 2015, 01:55:14 »
I DEMAND to see Captain Zippy's UrbanMech Calvary.

I am afraid that it would not be a legal force for purposes of this venture. It's far too few points in Alpha Strike, by about 82 points.

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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #49 on: 04 September 2015, 08:33:31 »
I am afraid that it would not be a legal force for purposes of this venture. It's far too few points in Alpha Strike, by about 82 points.

Not if you make them skill 1 and 2.   >:D
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #50 on: 04 September 2015, 18:49:36 »
To make the reading a little easier, Alpha Strike Companion only refers to Lances in the descriptions of the Ground Formations. You can use a Star (5 units) or a Level II/Reinforced Lance (6 units), you just have to be careful about the requirements. Some of the requirements say "2 units" and some say "50%". For a Lance those are the same, but for a Star or Level II 50% means 3 units. Likewise, some say "3 units" and some say "75%". In a Lance those are the same, but in a Star it means 4 units and in a Level II it means 5 units.

The "Formation Requirements" section on pg 149 describes this a little better I think.
What about this Striker/Calvary Sept? Does it count this as two Striker Lances?

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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #51 on: 04 September 2015, 23:15:10 »
Septs are a bit of an oddball. I don't think it's officially been decided whether the Sept or Trey is the equivalent of a Lance in terms of the Ground Formation rules. My personal preference would be to make the Trey the equivalent, with the Sept's command Un being left out. I would also count each Un as a single "unit" for the lance requirements.

If those were the rules, a Trey of the Sprites, Boggarts, and Centaurs would qualify as a standard Striker/Cavalry Trey or a standard Recon Trey (but not the Light version of either of those).

The "Command Un" of the Minotaurs could mechanize on the Omnis. A Trey of the Omnis could qualify as a standard Striker/Cavalry or Recon Trey as well as a Probe Trey.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #52 on: 05 September 2015, 06:33:49 »
Color me intrigued.....so whats the end goal for this, just to drum up ideas for forces and post them on a website somewhere for new players to check out or is this basixally just an official event that the general public was invited to tag along for fun.  Im interested but if im going to paint up a company specifically for this i want to know if it'll be in a position where a new player could take advantahe of the info, hopefully im making sense here and your gwtting what im saying lol
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« Reply #53 on: 05 September 2015, 07:23:28 »
I am afraid that it would not be a legal force for purposes of this venture. It's far too few points in Alpha Strike, by about 82 points.
Swap out one lance for a lance of Imps (or Annihilators) and that could solve the problem.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #54 on: 05 September 2015, 10:13:45 »
Color me intrigued.....so whats the end goal for this, just to drum up ideas for forces and post them on a website somewhere for new players to check out or is this basixally just an official event that the general public was invited to tag along for fun.  Im interested but if im going to paint up a company specifically for this i want to know if it'll be in a position where a new player could take advantahe of the info, hopefully im making sense here and your gwtting what im saying lol

this should help...
The staff ones are trying to make sure we are painting as we go. One thing we are hoping to show is that anybody can complete an army in a four month people with their busy schedules. There are several of us with young kids that we are working around. Others have busy work or school schedules. Just one of the many things we wish to show besides the force building rules in ASC.

I'm hoping to have a weekly update. I'm sure I'll have several that are no progress due to MUL work, product development, work interferences, or the kids are sick/teething.)

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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #55 on: 05 September 2015, 10:32:29 »
If that's the case, there should be a list with all of the participants.  One list of battlemasters and one list of everyone else so we know what's "official" and what isnt.  IMO, the bigger the list the better.

IIRC, it took me about a months time to paint up Litany.  I started with a lance, the addiction kicked in, and I kept adding more and more.  I was on a painting spree for a few months and I made Litany (well over a company of units), a Ghost Bear Trinary, Steel Viper Star, and Wolf Star.  AND yes, I do have a busy life.
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« Reply #56 on: 05 September 2015, 11:38:54 »
If that's the case, there should be a list with all of the participants.  One list of battlemasters and one list of everyone else so we know what's "official" and what isnt.  IMO, the bigger the list the better.
I think it's just fine that they have posted only links to the "BattleMasters" who are involved.  Keeping track of every other person who wishes to join in would be a lot of work for folks who are kind enough to volunteer their time such as they are.  They also stated in the initial invite that people should work within a given PV range (not over or under by just a little) and inferred that they should show new work (paint 100 points per month over the next 4 months).  Both of those guidelines are being ignored to make things easier.  No need to complicate it on their end.

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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #57 on: 06 September 2015, 16:06:42 »
I could strip down my Jenners and Panthers and repaint them if that would make you happy.

It would make me miserable, though, because stripping the intro plastics is annoying and I'd have to redo the bases and stuff as well.

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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #58 on: 07 September 2015, 17:20:03 »
I think it's just fine that they have posted only links to the "BattleMasters" who are involved.  Keeping track of every other person who wishes to join in would be a lot of work for folks who are kind enough to volunteer their time such as they are.  They also stated in the initial invite that people should work within a given PV range (not over or under by just a little) and inferred that they should show new work (paint 100 points per month over the next 4 months).  Both of those guidelines are being ignored to make things easier.  No need to complicate it on their end.

I posted my old unit in good faith......

Totally made a new one.  Took me 24 hours (with help from my brother in law).  1 Company, each painted 6 'Mechs.
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Re: A Call to War!
« Reply #59 on: 09 September 2015, 12:37:22 »
I'm in! Now to post the list.