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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1260 on: 08 January 2022, 01:20:51 »
I had recently done an intro game with one of my clix buddies.  He had some background with the Dark Age clix game but not classic BT.

I gave him a 5V Spider with a 3/4 pilot and a 9SE Thunderbolt, and I had a CRB-20 Crab and the 2H Shadowhawk.  I'd hoped the ace pilot and the T-Bolt's pulse laser would give an edge in succession war's general inaccuracy, the spider was his request.  That particular Thunderbolt is comically oversinked, though.

It ended up being a close matchup.  He did a good job of maneuvering the spider and getting back shots, though I still get lucky large laser hits and eventually legging it.  The Shadowhawk ended up losing both arms, and by the time the spider gets disabled, the SHD has a busted hip and the knee and foot of the other leg.  A near immobile SHD and a near immobile SDR trade blows at medium range until the spider actually gets cored out.  Meanwhile a worn down Thunderbolt gets the crab cornered, the crab lost its left arm, gets a lucky head hit that finishes the T-bolt.

He told me he had fun and would do another game or two.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1261 on: 08 January 2022, 05:55:31 »
Cool!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1262 on: 08 January 2022, 13:28:14 »
May I ask where you guys usually play, these days? My wife and I are pondering extremely vague plans about moving to Virginia in the next few years, possibly the Richmond area(so very specific, I know :) ), and was wondering where the nearest Battletech group would be.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1263 on: 08 January 2022, 13:29:34 »
Some of the guys here play down that way sometimes, but I'm not sure where.  I'm sure they'll be able to help you out!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1264 on: 08 January 2022, 20:08:01 »
May I ask where you guys usually play, these days? My wife and I are pondering extremely vague plans about moving to Virginia in the next few years, possibly the Richmond area(so very specific, I know :) ), and was wondering where the nearest Battletech group would be.
Richmond games are largely held bi-weekly on Saturdays at Battlegrounds in Midlothian. The various scheduling is done on facebook.  LOTB Richmond is the group name.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1265 on: 08 January 2022, 20:19:09 »
Richmond games are largely held bi-weekly on Saturdays at Battlegrounds in Midlothian. The various scheduling is done on facebook.  LOTB Richmond is the group name.

I'm in C'ville and looked at the store page a few times, have never seen anything about y'all.   :-\

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1266 on: 08 January 2022, 21:23:08 »
I've been playing at Huzzah Hobbies on Ashburn, but I'm moving about an hour away to WV.  Some of my coworkers commute to the Herndon area from Richmond and it's a bit of a drive -- you're either on I-95/I-66 and fighting traffic or you taking rural routes with stoplights and lower speed limits.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1267 on: 09 January 2022, 01:29:04 »
I'm in C'ville and looked at the store page a few times, have never seen anything about y'all.   :-\

The GW/MtG mafias intimidated by giant stompy murder robots?

I don't think we post anything to the store page.  it is all word of mouth from the local circuit which amounts to around 6 people on most weekends.  I haven't been out to a game in ages because of COVID and other health issues.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1268 on: 09 January 2022, 07:27:47 »
I don't think we post anything to the store page.  it is all word of mouth from the local circuit which amounts to around 6 people on most weekends.  I haven't been out to a game in ages because of COVID and other health issues.

I get it.  Was supposed to go to my first game w. this group in March 2020. Well, we know how that turned out.  :'(

I'll keep an eye on the group FB page.  Hope to meet you at one or the other sometime. :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1269 on: 09 January 2022, 14:30:20 »
There's like 3-4 FB groups, of varying activity and not too much organization.  There is a discord for the Huzzah Hobbies group that's somewhat active.  This thread for Virginia and once upon a time (pre-covid) there is a thread for the Maryland crowd.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1270 on: 10 January 2022, 12:12:24 »
I was at HH this weekend and they still had some lance packs available. I talked with one of the guys there briefly and he said that their battle in November(?) was "well attended" with 6 - 9 people. I am a non-Facebooker so I do not get updates and am on Discord but not on theirs, mainly the BattleTech unofficial Discord. If there were another time besides Mondays at Huzzah I think we could pull in more people.

Side note, the guy I was talking to said that the Battletech stuff is selling very quickly and they are on their last restocks of that order.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1271 on: 10 January 2022, 15:03:19 »
Alrighty.  After many months of having to put up with a lot of BS, my weekends are finally freed up.

I was wanting to do a Dark Age game either sometime later this month or maybe early next month; I really wanna try out some of the new mechs from the Rec. Guides.

I also have an Operation Bulldog or Operation Serpent campaign I'm trying to build.

Anyways, I can't wait to start gaming with everyone once again.  I've got some new goodies to show off as I imagine everyone else does as well.
Did you hear about the LEGO store grand opening?  People were lined up for blocks...

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1272 on: 10 January 2022, 18:45:57 »
The Pentagon just went to HPCON CHARLIE, and there's one CONUS base that just went to DELTA (I expect more in the coming weeks).  I don't think face to face gaming is going to be an option for me for a while yet...  :-\

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1273 on: 11 January 2022, 10:03:02 »
I do not miss that...

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1274 on: 11 January 2022, 18:44:56 »
Which?  The Pentagon specifically, or the military in general?  ???

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1275 on: 11 January 2022, 21:35:59 »
Which?  The Pentagon specifically, or the military in general?  ???

FPCON, HPCON, BAVO, DELTA, ZULU, lol. It was always so hard to keep up with what was going on. I used to like next to Charleston AFB and it was like it changed every other day.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1276 on: 12 January 2022, 04:16:42 »
Ah, yeah.  It can be hard to keep up if you don't know where to look.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1277 on: 18 January 2022, 08:20:30 »
Alrighty.  After many months of having to put up with a lot of BS, my weekends are finally freed up.

I was wanting to do a Dark Age game either sometime later this month or maybe early next month; I really wanna try out some of the new mechs from the Rec. Guides.

I also have an Operation Bulldog or Operation Serpent campaign I'm trying to build.

Anyways, I can't wait to start gaming with everyone once again.  I've got some new goodies to show off as I imagine everyone else does as well.

Case De Space Cat is available until mid-late March. I can now field a 4x4 hexed map with 3D city, streets, hills, and fancy new trees.
We're vaxed and boosted so I'm fairly comfortable with folks coming over.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1278 on: 18 January 2022, 10:39:21 »
Alrighty.  After many months of having to put up with a lot of BS, my weekends are finally freed up.

I was wanting to do a Dark Age game either sometime later this month or maybe early next month; I really wanna try out some of the new mechs from the Rec. Guides.

I also have an Operation Bulldog or Operation Serpent campaign I'm trying to build.

Anyways, I can't wait to start gaming with everyone once again.  I've got some new goodies to show off as I imagine everyone else does as well.

My weekends are mine again and able to come up for these. Heck, now that I have my KS Cataphract I could even supply the Kingston's Legionaires Command Lance (Cataphract, Guillotine, Emperor, Blackjack-O) for the Op Serpent Campaign [Because I have no idea what I'm doing and would love to have some help learning!]

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1279 on: 18 January 2022, 15:14:14 »
My weekends are mine again and able to come up for these. Heck, now that I have my KS Cataphract I could even supply the Kingston's Legionaires Command Lance (Cataphract, Guillotine, Emperor, Blackjack-O) for the Op Serpent Campaign [Because I have no idea what I'm doing and would love to have some help learning!]

What's a good weekend for you?  Also, did you wanna play Classic BT rules or Alpha Strike and how many points?
Did you hear about the LEGO store grand opening?  People were lined up for blocks...

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1280 on: 18 January 2022, 15:45:08 »
What's a good weekend for you?  Also, did you wanna play Classic BT rules or Alpha Strike and how many points?

I'm pretty much open every weekend right now.  Also open to learning both systems, whatever you and the group prefer.

Guess I have some Capellan Jungle Camo mechs to paint! I just finished my Red Hunter SOG (plus Tyrell) from AS:CE and just over halfway done w. the original Gray Death Legion company (remaining are primed, need paint).

FWIW I also have the full Pfizer 5G coverage plan  ;)

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1281 on: 18 January 2022, 17:51:18 »
Y'all line it up and I'll help knock them down.  I'm now on my own way out of the area for a overseas tour so I'd like to get a game in before I head out the door for three years.  Nearly anything before March will work for me minus a day or so here and there.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1282 on: 18 January 2022, 18:58:35 »
Y'all line it up and I'll help knock them down.  I'm now on my own way out of the area for a overseas tour so I'd like to get a game in before I head out the door for three years.  Nearly anything before March will work for me minus a day or so here and there.

Well then how's about you pick a weekend so we can slag some mechs.  Maybe a Big MAC vs 5th Syrtis Fussiiers?
Did you hear about the LEGO store grand opening?  People were lined up for blocks...

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1283 on: 18 January 2022, 20:08:43 »
I hear there's going to be 10" of snow this weekend, so it's right out.  :-\

As far as vaccines, I'm also boosted, and happy to have heard Moderna is working on a combined COVID/Flu vaccine for next year.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1284 on: 18 January 2022, 20:13:52 »
Also, if you're over 50, GET YOUR SHINGLES SHOTS!  They suck, but they suck orders of magnitude less than actual shingles...  xp

Thanks for the reminder. Have had shingles once, no desire to repeat.

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« Reply #1285 on: 18 January 2022, 20:17:56 »
Exactly!  Being told I was eligible for the vaccine was the reason my 50-year old check up was GOOD news!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1286 on: 18 January 2022, 22:43:44 »
I'm supposed to get my booster tomorrow.

I'm free Saturdays and Wednesdays, I work on Sunday.

The cold weather's interrupted my mech painting, too cold and wet to prime them.  I've been painting some of the "Deep Cut" Heroclix, which are paint-able pre-primed figures, got a bunch of them for the holiday. They've turned out alright so far.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1287 on: 20 January 2022, 17:16:24 »
Well then how's about you pick a weekend so we can slag some mechs.  Maybe a Big MAC vs 5th Syrtis Fussiiers?
Right now, the 29th of January and the 5th, 12th, or 26th of February would be fine with me.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1288 on: 20 January 2022, 20:03:20 »
Right now, the 29th of January and the 5th, 12th, or 26th of February would be fine with me.

Any of those days work for me. 

What about everyone else?
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1289 on: 20 January 2022, 20:29:49 »
As with all things at the moment: TBD.  Sorry, but my life is even more unpredictable than normal right now.  I might have to start working weekends, and the news should tell you why...

 

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