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Upcoming AS Ground Formations
« on: 13 May 2022, 20:27:01 »
I am very excited about the near future for Alpha Strike. We are getting an upcoming Box Set, future Force Packs, and new updated Force Manuals...and a Kickstarter  :D  CM: Mercenaries and Kurita introduced new Formation Types, and reading Campaign Operations there are a few more to be seen.

It looks like we will be introduced to the Hunter Lance via the ELH Force Pack...and I am digging what I've read in CO:
Bonus Ability: At the beginning of each turn, 50 percent of the
units in the Formation may be granted the Combat Intuition SPA

I really want to get this on a table soon. I've played mostly Command, Fire, Striker, and Pursuit lances (500PV games).

Outside of Formation Types that have already been published in AS:CE, what other lance types have you played with? Or what upcoming lance formations are you looking toward trying out?

Listed in Combat Manuals:
Security Lance
Beserker/Close Combat Lance
Order Lance
Anti-'Mech Lance

Listed in Campaign Operations:
Rifle Lance
Anvil Lance
Hunter Lance
Hammer Lance
Ranger Lance
Light Fire Lance
Urban Lance

I find the idea of a Light Fire Lance/Star/Level II very intriguing  >:D
Bonus Ability: Coordinated Fire Support—If a unit in this
Formation hits a target with at least one of its weapons, other units
in this Formation making weapon attacks against the same target
receive a –1 modifier to their attack rolls. This bonus is cumulative
per attacking unit, up to a –3 To-Hit Modifier.

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Re: Upcoming AS Ground Formations
« Reply #1 on: 14 May 2022, 11:44:27 »
I'm intrigued too see those abilities In Game
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Re: Upcoming AS Ground Formations
« Reply #2 on: 14 May 2022, 11:50:13 »
Definitely looking forward to being able to run Hunter formations. It long bothered me that Alpha Strike introduced the whole concept of Roles and Formation rules to Battletech, but they had an entire Role with no role in the game.
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