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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #420 on: 29 July 2013, 11:27:06 »
Honeymoon cruise you say, ummh, keep the Btech away from the new wife, or the tablet may learn how to fly, then how to swim.....

Just sayin

That's why the wife has a tablet with Pixar movies and people magazines.  It's one of the advantages of marrying a first grade teacher  ;) .

In reality we'll enjoy the cruise and no tablets will go flying.  :)

Now where is my Alpha Strike book? Lol
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #421 on: 29 July 2013, 11:48:16 »
Lyrans just went up, so Alpha Strike can't be too far behind  O0

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #422 on: 29 July 2013, 12:02:03 »
EDIT: What the... it was right there!
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #423 on: 29 July 2013, 12:03:20 »
To-daa!

yeah, they just removed it. it was free.
I don't think CGL is that good with us :P

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #424 on: 29 July 2013, 12:05:43 »
What's worse, I wrote "Ta-daa" as "To-daa".


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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #425 on: 29 July 2013, 12:24:16 »
Huzza! It's up!

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #426 on: 29 July 2013, 12:24:28 »

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #427 on: 29 July 2013, 12:29:01 »
Arf BattleCorp has not released yet. :( I am loyal to BattleCorp.

Come on BattleCorp guys!

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #428 on: 29 July 2013, 12:34:51 »
Now that the PDF is in my hot little electronic hands, I do have a question, one that may have been answered already -- The QS cards that were published previously, are they pretty much compatible with AS?

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #429 on: 29 July 2013, 12:37:43 »
Best as I can tell from my Sunday game, Quick Strike is Alpha Strike.
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #431 on: 29 July 2013, 12:38:08 »
@Pat Payne: I am almost certain they are, I just don't know if you have to adapt anything

Arf BattleCorp has not released yet. :( I am loyal to BattleCorp.

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #432 on: 29 July 2013, 12:39:05 »
Now that the PDF is in my hot little electronic hands, I do have a question, one that may have been answered already -- The QS cards that were published previously, are they pretty much compatible with AS?

Pretty much, yes, but not 100%. Some tweaks have occurred since the rules were printed in Strat Ops. Still, you can play games with them with minimal hassle. Updated cards are forthcoming.
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #433 on: 29 July 2013, 12:40:19 »
Woohoo  O0

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #434 on: 29 July 2013, 12:41:37 »
Arf BattleCorp has not released yet. :( I am loyal to BattleCorp.

Come on BattleCorp guys!
It's there now. Just purchased it from BC.
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #435 on: 29 July 2013, 12:46:45 »
Purchased on BC too (the book was 15$ for few minutes lol). Anyway, I'm happy with AS book in my electronic hands, I will read that deeply. :)

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #436 on: 29 July 2013, 12:56:00 »
Got it! 

Man, this work thing gets in the way of this serious stuff!

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #437 on: 29 July 2013, 13:02:47 »
Now that the PDF is in my hot little electronic hands, I do have a question, one that may have been answered already -- The QS cards that were published previously, are they pretty much compatible with AS?

One major change is AC, SRM and LRM (and TUR).  Previously you added these to base damage.  In the new stats in Alpha Strike, those values are already included in base damage.  So if using the old stats, remember to add the AC, SRM and LRM values.  If using the new stats, you never add them to base.
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #438 on: 29 July 2013, 13:03:59 »
I skipped to the universe background section, and I noted that while part of it has been updated to account for the current shift to the Dark Age, other sections still read as if the Jihad was still the "present" era.

For example, the history section goes as far as the post-blackout Dark Age, but the faction writeups seem to assume one is still in the Jihad. (For example, the Free Worlds League section does not refer to the dissolution in 3079, or the partial reformation in 3139. While the House Steiner section refers to the Lyran Alliance, not the Commonwealth as it reverted to in 3084.)

Also, on page 157, the Plot Sourcebooks section notes that the Dark Age is the curent era, but the Historical Sourcebooks section in the next paragraph refers instead to "the current Jihad".

Plus, the map seems to be set in 3067, but doesn't specify what year it's supposed to cover. (I would have hoped for either a map set in the Clan Invasion era, to support the initial setting, or a 3145 map to show the state of play as we await the ilClan sourcebook.)

It's probably too late to do anything about this for the first print run, but it might be something worth re-considering for errata purposes.



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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #439 on: 29 July 2013, 13:28:56 »
I'm pretty happy with how my company turned out in print!!

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #440 on: 29 July 2013, 13:31:08 »
I'm pretty happy with how my company turned out in print!!

It's like a bonus CamoSpecs Online coffee table book.
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #441 on: 29 July 2013, 13:31:55 »
but it might be something worth re-considering for errata purposes.[/spoiler]
it's not errata.
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #442 on: 29 July 2013, 13:35:41 »
nice TRO 3145 cover you teased us, Adrian :D

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #443 on: 29 July 2013, 13:48:47 »
One major change is AC, SRM and LRM (and TUR).  Previously you added these to base damage.  In the new stats in Alpha Strike, those values are already included in base damage.  So if using the old stats, remember to add the AC, SRM and LRM values.  If using the new stats, you never add them to base.

Just to follow-up, I'm looking at the army list in the book -- so for instance the Dervish (p. 137)  has damage of 3/3/2, but it also lists in the special section as having "LRM 1/1/1". Should I disregard that LRM entry, and just use the 3/3/2?

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #444 on: 29 July 2013, 14:03:18 »
Just to follow-up, I'm looking at the army list in the book -- so for instance the Dervish (p. 137)  has damage of 3/3/2, but it also lists in the special section as having "LRM 1/1/1". Should I disregard that LRM entry, and just use the 3/3/2?

Unless you want to use alternate munitions, or the target has AMS.   But yes, you do not add the LRM 1/1/1 to the base 3/3/2, it's already included.

If you use Swarm LRMs, then the possible second (or third) attack would only use the LRM values.
If you had 3/3/2 and SRM 2/2, and used Infernos, you'd subtract the SRM 2/2 from the base 3/3 and apply 2 HT instead.
etc.
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #445 on: 29 July 2013, 14:05:20 »
That's confusing. Why where the values included on the card then?
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #446 on: 29 July 2013, 14:05:55 »
That's confusing. Why where the values included on the card then?

Because you need them if you want to use special ammo?

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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #447 on: 29 July 2013, 14:11:55 »
That's confusing. Why where the values included on the card then?

I just listed two examples.
Infernos: If you have SRM 1/1 and use infernos, you subtract 1 damage from base to do 1 HT.  If you have 2+ SRM, you subtract the SRM value to add 2 HT.
Swarm: If you have LRM 1/2/2 and miss your original target, you can make a second attack at a nearby target, but the second attack only uses the LRM values. 
Similar to Flak AC and other alternate ammo types.

AC, SRM and LRM are there for the same reason they've always been there, to use special munitions. 
They were not there just to try and see who forgets to add them to base.
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #448 on: 29 July 2013, 14:14:33 »
So do all current unit cards need to be adjusted?

Or do we have 2 separate stat lines, one for BF and one for Alpha Strike ?
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Re: Alpha Strike: The TableTop Miniatures Rulebook
« Reply #449 on: 29 July 2013, 14:37:35 »
So do all current unit cards need to be adjusted?

Or do we have 2 separate stat lines, one for BF and one for Alpha Strike ?

New stats for the MUL have been in progress for a while, and there are plans to update/new unit cards.
But the changes apply to both BattleForce and Alpha Strike.  The stat card changes were actually planned from before Alpha Strike was being worked on, while we worked on redoing the stat conversions. 
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