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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1230 on: 10 November 2021, 09:59:16 »
Definitely plan to. At the rate the new house build is going the absolute EARLIEST we could close would be something like beginning of February. That's if we got the call for our pre-drywall today, which we won't.

At this rate Baby-Space Cat will be born in VA...speaking of which I just realized that I haven't had a chance to tell anyone but Ozora and Dapper Apples, but Mrs. Space Cat is in the second trimester, all looks good, and a spiritual successor to Natasha Kerensky will be arriving in April 2022.

Also for those that don't know, DA and I went to the Fortress Games and Minis event in Winston-Salem last weekend. He walked away with 2nd place Best General, I snagged 2nd Place Overall. I ran the Ghost of the Inner Sphere:

Black Marauder: MAD-2R
Gaffa's Ghost: HGN-733P
Black Pearl: BLR-1Gb
Callandra Witch: TDR-5Sb
Solaris Champion (Shrapenl #3): AT7-K2
Thirteenth Zeus: ZEU-9S

Plus some infantry/battle armor/transports as point filler.
Except for the 2R (which should have been a 3R) they were all the same make/model as their story. I did surprisingly well in abrading armor at long distance and doing my best to play to objectives or ties when I knew the scenario wasn't in my favor.

I'll post picks of them (AND THE ORION, I KNOW I KNOW) this week/weekend.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1231 on: 10 November 2021, 18:31:55 »
Congrats all around!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1232 on: 10 November 2021, 23:50:29 »
!!!! Winston-Salem ?!?!?!?!?

Details Please!  I spent 10 years in W-S and could'nt get a decent store closer than Greensboro/High Point.


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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1233 on: 11 November 2021, 16:17:12 »
!!!! Winston-Salem ?!?!?!?!?

Details Please!  I spent 10 years in W-S and could'nt get a decent store closer than Greensboro/High Point.


It was a virtual game store that hosted it in the local.  So while they dont have a brick and mortar, they're based from there.  Fortress Miniatures and Games
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1234 on: 28 November 2021, 13:31:00 »
Someone on Huzzah's Discord is organizing a game for December 6th.  Bring two IS and two Clan 'Mechs, 3/4 pilots, combined maximum of 90 tons per pairing, no later than TRO3058.  Just going to grinder it, I think and have some fun.
RIP Dan Schulz, 09 November 2009.  May the Albatross ever fly high.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1235 on: 28 November 2021, 13:33:44 »
Sadly, clan designs don't interest me at all.  Have fun all!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1236 on: 28 November 2021, 17:33:01 »
Sadly, clan designs don't interest me at all.  Have fun all!  :thumbsup:

Technically every inner sphere mech prior to the Exodus is a Clan mech.
Can I interest you in this Crab CRB-27b/Sentinel STN-3Lb combo? Or perhaps a nice Stinger STG-3Gb paired with a pre-2800, an excellent year, Exterminator EXT-4Db on the side?

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1237 on: 28 November 2021, 17:37:23 »
I just double checked... the 6th is a Monday... no chance on this end...

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1238 on: 29 November 2021, 11:20:54 »
I just double checked... the 6th is a Monday... no chance on this end...

Oh yeah, that's a terrible day. Unfortunately I probably won't be able to make it either.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1239 on: 02 December 2021, 20:18:46 »
yeah... I work mondays.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1240 on: 16 December 2021, 19:29:51 »
Hey friends,

I was at the fairfax/fair lakes Barnes n Noble today, they still have at least two of the new Dragoons mini sets on the shelf, if you still want one.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1241 on: 16 December 2021, 20:56:19 »
What's in that set again?

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1242 on: 16 December 2021, 21:30:31 »
Five mechs, along with pilot cards and cards for alpha strike for each mechs:

-Timberwolf/Mad Cat, it's in a slightly different pose than the CI box set one.  It is torso twisted to the side and both feet are planted on the ground.  It is still (apparently) the prime configuration.

-Archer, looks more-or-less like mwo/hbs version.  The bay doors are open, revealing the missile racks.  Looks like the usual lrm20+med lasers variant.

-Blackjack, looks like the rec-guide one.  It is looking to the side with one gun arm lowered.  Looks like an ac+srm4 variant, unlike the rec-guide.

-Rifleman, looks like the mwo version.  Similar pose to the blackjack.  Has two long barrels on each arm.

-Annihilator, looks like the mwo one but with a different head.  The 'neck' is shorter and the head is flatter, giving it a squatter look.  It's pose is just standing there, menacingly.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1243 on: 16 December 2021, 22:21:43 »
The Archer according to the card is a 2W/C2 variant with 2 x SRM4 packs, one each under the LRMs. 

The Blackjack is a C/2 model with ER Large Lasers and Dual SRM2s in each arm.

The Timber Wolf on the card is listed as a Prime/Alt Config T.

The Annilhilator card says it's a 2A or 5W.  Nothing in Sarna about a 5W variant, maybe in one of the ilClan Rec Guides?

The Rifleman has a different pose than in the Force Packs, is a 3N/C3 with LLas and AC/5s in each arm and an MLas/ERMlas in each torso.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1244 on: 16 December 2021, 22:24:18 »
Also, if you're travelling on 81 during the holidays the Dragon's Hoard in Staunton stocks IWM minis and has some of the new ones from the IlClan Rec Guides.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1245 on: 17 December 2021, 22:13:22 »
Hmmm... I'll have to think about that one.  I'm sure I can pawn off the clan 'mech to one of you guys...

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1246 on: 18 December 2021, 11:39:11 »
make the main torso less... round, and you can claim it's a Rakshahsa.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1247 on: 18 December 2021, 12:12:52 »
make the main torso less... round, and you can claim it's a Rakshahsa.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1248 on: 02 January 2022, 14:29:33 »
There's going to be another game at Huzzah tomorrow night (Monday the 3rd).  Two 'Mechs per person, 90 tons total, Inner Sphere, no later than 3052.  Set up starts at 5.
RIP Dan Schulz, 09 November 2009.  May the Albatross ever fly high.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1249 on: 02 January 2022, 14:38:33 »
On a Monday night?   ???

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1250 on: 02 January 2022, 19:04:41 »
Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1251 on: 02 January 2022, 19:09:34 »
No worries, but having just seen the Winter Storm Warning (and it's a doozy...  :o), I kind of doubt it'll be happening anyway...

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1252 on: 02 January 2022, 19:25:06 »
It is a point of concern.  I swung in today to grab a force pack because I wasn't certain they'd be open for the game tomorrow.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1253 on: 02 January 2022, 19:41:24 »
Good call!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1254 on: 03 January 2022, 20:44:03 »
Yeah, ended up not happening just cause the weather.  Rescheduling for another week.

It's on Mondays for...reasons?  It's going to at least be IS only for the next event. 
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1255 on: 03 January 2022, 21:27:49 »
Sad to hear it's going to stay Mondays... if it was a weekend, I'd totally be there!

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1256 on: 07 January 2022, 16:00:45 »
Hey everyone, glad to see there something going on at HH, I just have a hard time getting up there on Mondays myself.

I have been working on a new project with my 3D printer that I picked up a few months ago. Taking the terrain making to the ... next level ...

The final board will be roughly Alpha Strike sized but the scale of the hexes means that it is also roughly the same hex count as a standard mapsheet so it will be cool to play it that way as well.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1257 on: 07 January 2022, 16:10:03 »
Next level indeed!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1258 on: 07 January 2022, 22:15:55 »
That is super cool!   :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1259 on: 07 January 2022, 22:22:04 »
Thanks, hoping to get around to meeting up soon. At least I get my annual game in a couple weeks so I will be playtesting a smaller version of the board. It will be just mobile enough that I should be able to take it around in 1 big-ish box. I have 6 sections now complete and have 14 more to go.