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BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« on: 10 October 2020, 09:07:59 »
A special BattleTech gathering was held earlier this year, the first of its kind. Bringing together official BattleTech forum admins, moderators, developers, contributors and freelancers–affectionately known as “Beemers” for the colored icons they wear on the forums–this first-ever BeemerCon saw three days of hard-fought games across three days and continents around the world.

We’re pleased to bring you this comprehensive after-action report of all the games, written by two of the leading lights in bringing this behind-the-scenes gathering together: Matt “Blacknova” Alexander and Marc “LyranWolf” Follin.

https://bg.battletech.com/news/beemercon-2020-after-action-report/
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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #1 on: 10 October 2020, 10:29:59 »
I love that all my really stupid ideas got described in detail in the AARs
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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #2 on: 10 October 2020, 11:39:40 »
good news, i only saw my own bad idea :)
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« Reply #3 on: 10 October 2020, 11:44:10 »
good news, i only saw my own bad idea :)

The fire I started was declared winner of the Experimental Tech game!
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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #4 on: 10 October 2020, 13:16:03 »
They used SurbanMechs!!!!

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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #5 on: 10 October 2020, 15:35:14 »
They used SurbanMechs!!!!

*happy dance*

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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #6 on: 10 October 2020, 15:58:53 »
That was a fun writeup!  Thanks for posting it!

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« Reply #7 on: 10 October 2020, 16:16:22 »
Nasty little bastards. I got cocky and got killed.

I had the honor or dishonor, of losing the first two Dominators and the first Jade Phoenix in combat, ever. I'm a disgrace to my bloodline.
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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #8 on: 10 October 2020, 17:21:44 »
Great write up, although I would have loved pilots names on the rest of the matches other than Masters and Minions.

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« Reply #9 on: 10 October 2020, 17:34:06 »
Great write up, although I would have loved pilots names on the rest of the matches other than Masters and Minions.

I piloted the Phoenix Hawk in Wolves vs Falcons, one of the Jade Phoenixes in the RecGuide game, and the Exterminator in the Experimental Tech game.  IIRC Ray piloted a Marauder in the RecGuide game, and Dark ISI piloted the Locust
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« Reply #10 on: 10 October 2020, 17:46:18 »
First game was me v LyranWolf and DarkISI?, I think.

Second game, was a host of folks, but I missed games 3 and 5. 4 was about 15 players I think, so we stayed away from names in that one. M&M we put in names, as that was people taking names.
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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #11 on: 10 October 2020, 19:43:18 »
I was in one of the Griffin C’s in the Rec Guide game—the first one that went down, that avenged Ray’s flaming corpse.
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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #12 on: 10 October 2020, 21:20:25 »
I was fighting alongside Cubby. Both sides decided to gang up on us from the start.  There’s something about Ray that draws fire. We never stood a chance.  xp

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« Reply #13 on: 10 October 2020, 21:49:05 »
He's just so much fun to shoot at.

I do like how Cubby fired us all up on the Masters team, said careful everyone, then took 5 pilot hits and toddled off for a five round nap.  :D
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« Reply #14 on: 10 October 2020, 21:52:08 »
It was an absolute blast and I am glad everyone enjoyed the AAR.

The gamelog shows Wolves vs Falcons was
GM - DarkISI
Horned Owl - Artirian
Wolfhound IIC - Atlas3060
Wulfen C - Highlander00
Arctic Wolf II B - Lyran Wolf
Vulture Mk IV - Roundtop
Phoenix Hawk - Lorcan

Experimental Tech
Annihilator - DarkISI
Juggernaut - Lyran Wolf
Great turtle - Roundtop
Penthesilea - Artirian
Exterminator - Lorcan
Kraken - Wierdo
Banshee - Atlas3060
Ryoken III - Highlander00

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and lyran Wolf going crazy trying to keep things running before we crashed a Megamek instance.

Gideon was in the Marauder receiving all of the high-speed salutations in the one picture.

There was an impromptu all Dominator game that did not get an AAR.  Well and the poor soul who was given an Urbie IIC as it was their first MegaMek outing.

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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #15 on: 10 October 2020, 22:11:56 »
There was an impromptu all Dominator game that did not get an AAR.  Well and the poor soul who was given an Urbie IIC as it was their first MegaMek outing.
That would have been Xotl.
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« Reply #16 on: 13 October 2020, 06:58:27 »
Looks like it was fun!  I thought the write up was hilarious!
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« Reply #17 on: 13 October 2020, 21:31:33 »
Thanks mate, the in character stuff was really fun to write.
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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #18 on: 14 October 2020, 19:47:03 »
"a team that consisted mainly of craters"

True, but imagine the glory if he would've won.   >:D

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« Reply #19 on: 15 October 2020, 07:04:59 »
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Thanks for that great AAR write-up! And amused that no-one wanted to cross the abandoned quarry in the face of fire.
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« Reply #20 on: 15 October 2020, 14:30:42 »
"a team that consisted mainly of craters"

True, but imagine the glory if he would've won.   >:D

Yeah, but no one told him the commands, so he was like a toddler out there.

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Thanks for that great AAR write-up! And amused that no-one wanted to cross the abandoned quarry in the face of fire.

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Re: BeemerCon 2020 After-Action Report
« Reply #21 on: 18 October 2020, 20:40:20 »
That Master Minions fight was fun, I'll never see my decision to push the conga line with my Kodiak as a bad idea.  ;D
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