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I might be able to play this summer. Depends on when I get off work. I am down for whatever, I will keep an eye out here.

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I guess you mean Sunday? I will be there; I can bring AS and X-wing.

Thinking of trying the Crescent Hawks.
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Just picked up the 54 page long Noisiel pdf; yes, it has SPORTS maps. There are 30 pages of maps broken into 6 sets of 5: 1 Battleforce scale and a 4pc standard scale. The 6 "fields" are Chess, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, Football/Rugby, and Basketball. There are special rules for throwing, catching/deflecting, and kicking. The chessboard has starting positions marked, and a list of "recommended" mechs for the pieces.

I printed the maps using the same cardstock as my X-wing gear boxes. (then remembered I had a pack of comic backing boards [metalhealth])


This is gonna be a fun read O0

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Nice to see the group has survived.  Looks like I am finally moving back to DFW in a couple of weeks.  Don't know how much gaming I'll be able to do in the coming months, but I'll try to make it over to Gen X when I am back.

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Huzzah!
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OOHHHHH MMIIIII GGGAAAWWWDDDD  :D

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OOOORAH (road trips to Madness :D)
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What are we doing tomorrow?

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...stuff? I'll bring my X-Wing stuff definitely, AS if people post beforehand.
"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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Ill bring both, but X-Wing sounds good.

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I'll be there; anyone need to borrow anything?
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Heads-up, our fearless leader will be joining us tomorrow O0
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Heads up, the madness holiday sale starts this Wednesday(23rd). I don't know if they will have any special deals on top of the sale, but I will go see on Friday.

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Didn't see anything other than their normal, but awesome, buy 2 get 1 free deal.  Picked up some faction dial covers for X-Wing.  My Battletech stuff is in storage until we find a home, but I have all of my X-Wing stuff (except my epic ships, those went into storage too).  Might be able to game sometime in December.

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Didn't see anything other than their normal, but awesome, buy 2 get 1 free deal.  Picked up some faction dial covers for X-Wing.  My Battletech stuff is in storage until we find a home, but I have all of my X-Wing stuff (except my epic ships, those went into storage too).  Might be able to game sometime in December.

Yeah, last year the specials were only on black Friday. Got the Star Wars armada core set for 40$ which is a better deal then anywhere online before and after release. Hope they have Fury of Dracula and Mansions of Madness on sale this year.

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How is Armada?  That is on my list, but even with the sale it is an expensive starter box.  Hoping they put it back on sale Friday.

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How is Armada?  That is on my list, but even with the sale it is an expensive starter box.  Hoping they put it back on sale Friday.

I really like it. Very much a "traditional" wargame, but with modern design sensibilities. FFG has also learned a lot from their work on X-wing, The game is much smoother then X-wing was at launch. The way combat works in armada is also a nice change of pace from how swingy the dice can be in X-wing. There are a ton of ways to modify dice so that it is very hard to just flat out whiff an attack, and the defense token system is a nice way to give the defending player something to do while being shot at, and keeps the game (relatively) fast.

The game balance also seem to be in a good place. There were complaints going into the competitive season this year that Rebels and lists with big ships(imperial class, and mc80s) were bad and could not win vs fighter swarms and small ship spam(blockade runners, gladiator class) Top four lists for world championships this year?: Rebels,Rebels,Rebels,Rebels. All balanced lists, and them plus almost every other list in the tournament were running at least one big ship, whether they were imperial or rebel.

The only real issue should be finding a group. Despite selling well, finding groups for it is not as easy as it is for X-wing. Madness has a group, and I think there is one at gen-x? If you want a demo game, Me, Zug, and Whistler all have stuff for it.

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Speaking of which, who's going to be at the store this Sunday? I vote X-Wing, Armada, Alpha Strike, or Naval Command.
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"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
"...I was this many years old when I found out that licking a touchscreen in excitement is a bad idea." - JadeHellbringer
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Thoughts for this weekend?
"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
"...I was this many years old when I found out that licking a touchscreen in excitement is a bad idea." - JadeHellbringer
"We are the tribal elders. Weirdo is the mushroom specialist." - Worktroll

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CBT, Alpha Strike, X-wing, or Armada.....hmmmm.....decisions, decisions, decisions
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Well if it's going to be Battletech(or to a lesser extent Armada), I need to know before tomorrow, so I can print out sheets and/or set up forces. And there's also that Naval Command game I'd like to try out sometime. We can always put a Battletech spin on things, and set it during the Second Soviet Civil War... :)
"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
"...I was this many years old when I found out that licking a touchscreen in excitement is a bad idea." - JadeHellbringer
"We are the tribal elders. Weirdo is the mushroom specialist." - Worktroll

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ooooooooo...I forgot about the naval game; that sounds like fun.
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WOOOHOOO.......just reset my BattleCorps account to the new Catalyst store; looks nice O0
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Looking at the Naval Command rules again, I see a few things I missed yesterday:

The rules only refer to sonar being used to detect subs, or for subs to detect surface ships. It looks like surface ships are not actually allowed to use sonar to detect other surface ships. Had we done that right, the ghost contacts would likely have stayed until our helicopters closed into visual range.

Missile defense - When a ship is attempting to protect a friendly from missiles, it only gets one missile defense save against the entire attack, not against each missile. So when I was firing on the Arleigh Burke, it should have gotten one save versus each incoming missile, and the Virginia-class should have gotten only one save against the whole attack, only shooting down one missile if successful. Had I fired on the Virginia, the Burke could have shot down up to two missiles, because of the Air Defense special.

Neighboring ships still get to make saves against each attacking aircraft though, not just 1 or 2 against the whole bunch.

I'm starting to think that when a helicopter is launched, it may launch and perform its movement at the same time instead of placing it on the launching ship and then moving it. That way the act of launching a helicopter doesn't immediately reveal to the other player which contact is a real one.

Still working on a good way to beat a really good missile defense stat, and wether fire is simultaneous or sequential, but hopefully these will help. I still need to grab a Kirov or something else with a good AA radius for my Russians, though...
"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
"...I was this many years old when I found out that licking a touchscreen in excitement is a bad idea." - JadeHellbringer
"We are the tribal elders. Weirdo is the mushroom specialist." - Worktroll

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So what's the plan for this weekend?
"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
"...I was this many years old when I found out that licking a touchscreen in excitement is a bad idea." - JadeHellbringer
"We are the tribal elders. Weirdo is the mushroom specialist." - Worktroll

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Did you want to retry the naval game?
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We could do that. I've gotten some clarifications(damage is immediate, so initiative is VERY important - I'm gonna invest in some AEW birds as soon as I can), and have a bit of an idea on a house rule regarding overwhelming a ship's defenses.

Might be just the two of us.
"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
"...I was this many years old when I found out that licking a touchscreen in excitement is a bad idea." - JadeHellbringer
"We are the tribal elders. Weirdo is the mushroom specialist." - Worktroll

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Was thinking of showing up, but I still have to work all night. To bad, was gonna enjoy a chance to whip the fleet out....

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OOOOO......that looks mean (on BOTH sides)
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Was thinking of showing up, but I still have to work all night. To bad, was gonna enjoy a chance to whip the fleet out....

oh sweet baby jesus...  :o [drool] }:)

i am not sure about tomorrow.  i had two art shows this weekend and i am feeling pretty spent.  but you never know, i might be able to get out.  was figuring X-Wing but a more involved naval game could work.  i think more units with greater variety would work, aircraft in particular, but i would be interested in hearing this house rule idea of yours.  and while inish would be a bit more important with the damage, i dont see it really changing much.  it didn't seem to play a very significant role in the trial game.  to me the biggest weakness was how fast choppers were in relation to the ships.  i think if you had aircraft on both sides hunting eachother, looking for an advantage or a chance to get by and spot, that would make things much better.  kinda what i was planning on for Airborn, heh.
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