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gwaedin

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Elder and children first - a 3052 mini-campaign
« on: 12 December 2022, 17:11:01 »
So I started working on another mini-campaign made by a series of linked small scenarios, after the previous one (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-scenarios-and-campaigns/pirate-hunt-a-3048-mini-campaign/).
This one stages Wolf's Dragoon defending Outreach from the Capellan strike occurring during the battle of Luthien, in 3052. Yeah, my son and I are still having fun with the Clan invasion. At the moment we have ideas for three of them, but so it was last time and it ended up with seven  8).
Here is the link to the PDF, which will be updated as we go through it:
https://www.odrive.com/s/8c1cb8bd-a2f1-4174-9412-08d27a87a7b8-6397a69c

gwaedin

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Re: Elder and children first - a 3052 mini-campaign
« Reply #1 on: 15 December 2022, 03:28:06 »
I realized there were not one, but two mistakes in the setup  :-[
The KCG-001 is a "Clanbuster" variant introduced by Comstar in 3052, therefore there would be no reason for such a King Crab to be present on Outreach among Wolf's Dragoons reserves. I changed it with the less advanced KGC-0000 variant.
The Husky also is a custom-made Omnimech supposed to appear in 3058 among Clan Jade Falcon ranks (my son designed it for our Battle of Coventry campaign). I replaced it with another of Lorenzo's designs, which was originally called Night Wolf - but then we noticed such a Clan 'Mech already exists and we changed its name to Lone Wolf. It can also be found on Mordel.
The balance is unaffected, because the 5 PV lost with the King Crab (whose 'Mechwarrior has a skill of 3) are offset by also using a veteran 'Mechwarrior for the Lone Wolf, thus bringing PV value from 48 to 58 (five more than the Husky with a regular pilot).
Also, when removing the Lone Wolf to have a balanced setup (as opposed to the one we use), the two sides are even closer this way.
Incidentally the choice of "Lone Wolf" is quite appropriate, dealing with a Wolf Clan Omnimech and with Lorenzo caught up by the homonymous series of gamebooks, which have just been published in Italian with a new edition of the old classics.  ;)

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Re: Elder and children first - a 3052 mini-campaign
« Reply #2 on: 31 December 2022, 11:08:40 »
Having played the first scenario, the file is now updated with the aftermath of our battle.
A second one is ready, with the inevitable attack of the Capellans against the Dragoons base.
It comes from an unexpected direction, but the Cappies have to be quick, or soon the techs will send out more units to join the base garrison (a mixed force of Elementals, Combat vehicles and a single Vulcan 'Mech).
As usual, the scenario comes with a handy Building Table, ready to use for either CBT or AS.

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Re: Elder and children first - a 3052 mini-campaign
« Reply #3 on: 31 December 2022, 13:37:09 »
I somehow missed your last post... glad to hear the core books are in another language now!  :thumbsup: