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North Texas BattleFace
« on: 30 October 2022, 23:13:19 »
Played a BattleForce space game(or as I like to call it, BattleFace) today. Pretty simple match, pitting a Federated Suns raiding force against a defending flotilla from Clan Snow Raven. Very simple victory conditions: If both FedSun troop transports get across the map it's a victory for them, if both are lost it's a Raven win, anything else is a draw. Both fleets set up in a rough line, with the Feds trying to swing their transports around the defenders while their gunships close in directly.


Raven fleet advancing for the intercept.


Forward, sons of the Suns!


One of the Suns Arondight-class gunships charged in to try and deal some early damage, drawing out an Arcadia and the Ravens' fighter complement. The resulting exchange was absolutely lethal, with the Arondight absolutely wrecking the Arcadia, while combined return shots in return destroyed the spaceball.


Things got mixed up into a furball for a bit as the transports prepared for their final course correction. A second Arcadia tried to swing in for a run on the troop haulers(with a Carrier close behind), but a demonstration of just how much of a freaking BEAST a Conquistador command ship can be, as even without any capital weaponry it was more than capable of demolishing the Raven attack ship, with a fighter strike finishing it off. The Clan vessel did deal serious damage in return, stripping away much of the Conq's armor protection and damaging the engine. Meanwhile, the second Arondight swung in and gave the Carrier a similar treatment, leaving the Snow Raven fleet with only a single remaining ship and most of their fighters.


As one-sided as the fight has been so far, the scenario was still all about the transports. Despite throwing plenty of firepower their way, spread-out fighter squadrons are much harder to kill than single DropShips, and plenty of vengeful Ravens remained to kill a Colossus with unkindness. Despite the FedSun rebuttal wiping out all but four of the Raven fighters, that was enough to render the action a pyrrhic draw.
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Re: North Texas BattleFace
« Reply #1 on: 30 October 2022, 23:30:58 »
This is the sort of game that required you play the Wing Commander 1 "scramble" music before combat phase.

Alas poor Photobucket. I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.

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Re: North Texas BattleFace
« Reply #2 on: 12 December 2022, 19:28:26 »
Fighters yet again showing why the only heavy ships should be carriers...  ^-^

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Re: North Texas BattleFace
« Reply #3 on: 12 December 2022, 22:12:03 »
Fighters yet again showing why the only heavy ships should be carriers...  ^-^



You come and bring that venom into *my* thread!? I hope your favorite mechs go extinct save for C models and Tetatae lay eggs in your mini cases!
"Thanks to Megamek, I can finally play BattleTech the way it was meant to be played--pantsless!"   -Neko Bijin
"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
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Re: North Texas BattleFace
« Reply #4 on: 13 December 2022, 04:16:18 »
The Toro IS extinct... maybe I've been reading too much Drakensis lately...  ::)

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Re: North Texas BattleFace
« Reply #5 on: 13 December 2022, 09:17:09 »
I thought Fronc was building them?
"Thanks to Megamek, I can finally play BattleTech the way it was meant to be played--pantsless!"   -Neko Bijin
"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
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Re: North Texas BattleFace
« Reply #6 on: 13 December 2022, 14:46:32 »
The Toro got two updated versions in a Shrapnel.
NCKestrel’s new favorite.

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Re: North Texas BattleFace
« Reply #7 on: 13 December 2022, 19:35:25 »
Clearly I'm STILL behind the times...  ::)

One would almost think it was deliberate...  ^-^