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Alpha Strike box set
« on: 06 December 2022, 12:33:28 »
This thread is for all issues and problems with the Alpha Strike box set.

Product Link: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-alpha-strike-box-set

Please remember to follow the errata report template when reporting issues.  Thanks.
« Last Edit: 07 December 2022, 11:58:56 by Xotl »
3028-3057 Random Assignment Tables -
Also contains faction deployment & rarity info.

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Re: Alpha Strike box set
« Reply #1 on: 06 December 2022, 18:22:52 »
Location: Chaos Theory p. 13
Issue: Aren erroneously accounts for eight Highlanders 'Mechs while only aware of four, and subsequently tallies four.
Fix: Replace the sentence
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And the information she had was that there were eight Northwind Highlanders in the jungle, coming for her position for reasons unknown.
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And the information she had was that there were four Northwind Highlanders in the jungle, coming for her position for reasons unknown.
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Re: Alpha Strike box set
« Reply #2 on: 07 December 2022, 15:15:22 »
Rulebook, page 2, under the Interior Artists credits, add Agustín Sieiro Barja.
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Re: Alpha Strike box set
« Reply #3 on: 08 December 2022, 14:38:56 »
AS Unit Cards
The following had the wrong IF (and the wrong PV based on that IF). Corrected values listed below.
Archer ARC-5R IF1   PV 37
Archer ARC-7C IF2 PV 49
Timber Wolf T IF2 PV 62
Alpha Strike Introduction resources
Left of Center blog - Tukayyid Expanded Random Unit Tables, Nashira Campaign for A Game of Armored Combat, TP 3039 Vega Supplemental Record Sheets

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Re: Alpha Strike box set
« Reply #4 on: 17 December 2022, 17:39:28 »
AS Pilot Cards - Jezebel Youngblood

Card lists Special Pilot Abilities (Cost: 2) with the Sniper ability, which is cost 3 and correctly priced on other cards in the set.

Jezebel should have either abilities cost of 3 or a 2 point ability like Marksman instead.

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Re: Alpha Strike box set
« Reply #5 on: 19 June 2023, 07:19:42 »
p38, Command Lance
"once per turn"
change to
"once every two turns."
Alpha Strike Introduction resources
Left of Center blog - Tukayyid Expanded Random Unit Tables, Nashira Campaign for A Game of Armored Combat, TP 3039 Vega Supplemental Record Sheets

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Re: Alpha Strike box set
« Reply #6 on: 24 February 2024, 13:33:42 »
P7, Standard Playing Area
"Standard Playing Area: The standard playing area (the battlefield) is 4’ x 6’, with players deployed along the long sides."
Replace with
"Standard Playing Area: Small scale battles using the Alpha Strike Box Set components can fit on a 3'x4' to 4'x4' playing area. Larger Alpha Strike games can require up to a 4'x6' playing area. Player deploy along the variable length side, leaving 4' across the table to the other player."

P15, Level change (and on reference card)
Delete "(per 2" of horizontal travel)"

P19, Woods
"Add a +1 modifier to an attack’s Target Number if the target occupies wooded terrain, or if the line of sight passes through
intervening wooded terrain."
Change to
Add a +1 modifier to an attack’s Target Number if the line of sight has intervening wooded terrain more than 2” away from the attacker, or if the target occupies Woods terrain."

P28, Alpha Strike Buildings Table (also reference card)
change to
   CF Range   Weight Capacity
Light   1-5 (3)   2
Medium    2-8 (4)   4
Heavy   6-18 (12)   6
Hardened   10-40 (20)   8

Change collapse damage on Light buildings from 0 to 0*
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Alpha Strike Introduction resources
Left of Center blog - Tukayyid Expanded Random Unit Tables, Nashira Campaign for A Game of Armored Combat, TP 3039 Vega Supplemental Record Sheets

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Re: Alpha Strike box set
« Reply #7 on: 24 February 2024, 13:37:25 »
(Note these were errata applied to 2nd printing, listing them here for anyone with 1st printing)
P23, Engine Hit
Add sentence before "A second Engine Hit critical destroys.."
“The ’Mech will gain heat from this critical hit the first End Phase it took the Engine Hit if it fired its weapons in the Combat Phase of that turn.”
 
P23, MP Hit
“The affected unit loses half of its current Move and TMM, rounding normally (to a minimum Move loss of 2 inches and TMM loss of 1).”
Change to
“The affected unit halves its Move and TMM, rounding down. Each MP Hit reduces the MV by a minimum of 2” and TMM by 1, until a minimum MV and TMM of 0. If the affected unit has the JMPS special ability, reduce JMPS# by 1, to a minimum JMPS0.”
 
p38
Replace 2nd and 3rd paragraphs of Demoralizer with
“During the Combat Phase, the player may select one enemy unit with a valid line of sight and within medium range of this unit to try to intimidate.  The Demoralizer unit must make a 2d6 roll, with a target number of 8  + the Demoralizer’s Skill – the Demoralizer’s SZ. Success will intimidate the target. Units that are Intimidated in this fashion subtract 2” from their MV and 1 from their TMM, to a minimum of 2” MV and 0 TMM, and suffer a +1 Target Number modifier for all attacks made against the intimidating unit. The intimidation takes effect in the End Phase of this turn and lasts through the End Phase of the next turn.”
Alpha Strike Introduction resources
Left of Center blog - Tukayyid Expanded Random Unit Tables, Nashira Campaign for A Game of Armored Combat, TP 3039 Vega Supplemental Record Sheets

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Re: Alpha Strike box set
« Reply #8 on: 25 February 2024, 10:53:03 »
Quick-start Rules book, Second Printing

PROBLEM: The rules mention maximum jump height only in context of the buildings (see Buildings section, Movement paragraph, p. 10), and completely fail to mention that the rule should also apply when jumping on top or over other kinds of obstacles (like hills).

SOLUTION: Add the maximum jump height rules to Hills section, Movement paragraph, p. 9, and/or move/add them to Jumping section or Terrain section, Level Change paragraph (both on p. 15). See Maximum Jump Height and possibly also Downward Jumping paragraphs p. 38 AS:CE for a possible phrasing of the rules.

 

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