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whistler

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Ice T, you've underbid the Horses by 20%. this is the undercut scale for this trial. basically you get everything that is listed here:

2% - two 1 point SPAs
5% - one 2 point SPA
8% - one 3 point SPA
10% - add/remove an environmental condition OR choose attacker/defender if scenario allows
13% one 4 point SPA
18% add a +4 modifier to one of your initiative rolls during this engagement
20% add a Tactical or Environmental SPA to your force
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Oh, yeah.  I need my Robotech stuff back Weirdo and Sevengates you were going to lend me Girls Und Panzer.

I thought you needed some 1/350 Hawkeyes, but I'll grad the vids as well.
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Going to be in town this Sunday the 2nd, been painting up some new minis so looking at a Lyran Guard versus Wolf or a Lyran/Combine versus Smoke Jaguar on Huntress, what would you guys like to do?
Clan Ghost Bear Omega Galaxy/Pi Galaxy
2nd Sword of Light
Clan Wolf Beta Galaxy
Clan Jade Falcon Epsilon Galaxy
Clan Smoke Jaguar Delta Galaxy
Clan Diamond Shark Alpha Galaxy
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Weirdo

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We're playing through our Tokasha campaign(mostly in Alpha Strike), you're always welcome to join us. Also, Darrel requested I bring the stuff for that Exterminator vs Command Lance scenario, I think he wanted to play that while the rest of us do Alpha Strike.
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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
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whistler

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Actually I'm trying to figure out some stuff too. I forgot my cousin is gonna be in town for a bit, so I'm wondering if I should just play Xwing with him. I brought him to the shop once, I think you guys met him.

In any event we are going to be playing an interesting few linked scenarios from the book. The forces have already been dictated by the campaign. These could be really cool or kinda lame. I don't know which. They have some interesting matchups/conditions but it could be tough to get the balance right. So we can either start it this weekend and I'll teach my cousin the game and have him roll and stuff for me or we can take a break and play something else.

Actually it's worth considering teaching him to play Gaslands...
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Going to be in town this Sunday the 2nd, been painting up some new minis so looking at a Lyran Guard versus Wolf or a Lyran/Combine versus Smoke Jaguar on Huntress, what would you guys like to do?

i was actually hoping to snare you into an Alpha Strike game... was kinda hoping the campaign would bait some more people. i mean if we're going to potentially be teaching one person already why not?
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So the next game has fixed forces instead of bidding? Is there a minis list?
"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
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
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correct. i am rolling it up now. i am kinda concerned about the balance given that this is a linked scenario and you guys would be using the same veteran rated unit again for the next mission. record sheets would carry over. so i might be making a few small modifications to the force list. there is also the fact that it refers to the Bear unit as a supernova binary in the scenario but lists them as a mech trinary. i think what i may end up doing is giving you a mobile reserve to balance things out.
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your force for this linked campaign series. you can actually use any two stars you want this weekend, or even commit all your forces. i will tell you however that you will be the attackers in the scenario, moving in rough terrain. call it a breakthrough scenario.  i will do a brief tomorrow, i'm beat.
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I bid 310th star one and Reserve star one
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I shall bid... after the briefing.
"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
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
There's no shame in designing customs, so long as you keep them private and wash your hands afterwards.

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the scenario is called A Trip Up The Elb. Your trinary is being sent up a rocky pass to push through to the Tokasha Mechworks Alpha facility. The River Elb regularly flooded the path, so while the foliage is a bit more manageable, it is the most obvious approach to the factory. even a green tactician can tell that the area will be heavily protected. Khan Jorgensson has ordered elements of Theta Galaxy up the pass, keeping Alpha Galaxy in reserve. it has been decided that the best unit for the job is 215th Assault, the unit you will be commanding.

the Bears are the attackers. they will start at the bottom of an appropriate, probably mostly jungle, map. i will try to recreate the conditions as best i can. your job is to sweep up the pass, taking out any Horses in your way, before moving up to assist in the attack on the Mechworks. this scenario has two optional bonuses, one for each side. you guys can pay 200VP for The Chosen Ones: Chosen by their Khan to lead the assault, all of the attackers mechs may act as if they have MASC, and all battle armor may act as if they have Jump Boosters. your main objectives are to get off the other side of the map and kill Horses. in addition to the regular points you pick up for kills you'll get an extra 200VP if you can take out 25% of the enemy ('Only Second Line') and 400VP if you can take out half ('More Than Second Line'). the Zell and Forced Withdrawal rules we have been using are going to be in effect as usual. the big deal here is that this is a linked scenario, meaning that chronologically the next mission takes place immediately after this one with no time for rest or refit.
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We will lose the second fight, no question. Alpha Strike is far too lethal a system for units to go through two pitched battles and survive, not without repairs. But who knows, maybe we'll be able to withdraw some survivors. :)

My bid is identical to sevengates', removing the Wyvern IIC.
« Last Edit: 31 May 2019, 15:30:09 by Weirdo »
"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
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
There's no shame in designing customs, so long as you keep them private and wash your hands afterwards.

whistler

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Agreed. That's why I added the reserve star to your mix. It's going to be tough, no doubt. There is a support option in the second fight but I think it's going to live up to the title of the Horse's main objective, 'and the river ran red'.
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Btw unless sevengates wants to counter you're the boss. To be honest I gave you some bonus points for your blocking strategy in the last game... You may be able to come up with something else surprising. Though I would say surviving with your command intact would be nice. :P
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I thought you needed some 1/350 Hawkeyes, but I'll grad the vids as well.

And again, thank you for that.  And I just started the series, was catching up on the Arrowverse.
The Patton of wargame design, the Berg himself, is being immortally quoted elsewhere.

"Rich Berg once responded to gamers comments about one of his games, "I make this s*** up, so can you.""

The greatest blame does not lie with the oppressors.  It belongs to the silent majority.

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« Reply #826 on: 02 June 2019, 22:19:41 »
Here is what I got:
The Patton of wargame design, the Berg himself, is being immortally quoted elsewhere.

"Rich Berg once responded to gamers comments about one of his games, "I make this s*** up, so can you.""

The greatest blame does not lie with the oppressors.  It belongs to the silent majority.

Stop, Breathe, and Go AFK for awhile, before you resort to flames (I have to remind myself of this all the time).

Tinman427

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Going to be in town for a game on Sunday the 16th, painted up a nice star of GB Alpha Galaxy mechs for the scenario, got a Corvis, Coyotl, Lupus, Galahad, and Wyvern IIC
Clan Ghost Bear Omega Galaxy/Pi Galaxy
2nd Sword of Light
Clan Wolf Beta Galaxy
Clan Jade Falcon Epsilon Galaxy
Clan Smoke Jaguar Delta Galaxy
Clan Diamond Shark Alpha Galaxy
Clan Steel Viper Gamma Galaxy
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Weirdo

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Cool. I'm not sure who all will be there due to Father's Day(I don't even know my own plansyet), but if I can, I'll be there.
"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
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
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I'll be there...…….with my new Alpine playmat  :thumbsup:
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awesome, I am looking forward to trying Alpha Strike out
Clan Ghost Bear Omega Galaxy/Pi Galaxy
2nd Sword of Light
Clan Wolf Beta Galaxy
Clan Jade Falcon Epsilon Galaxy
Clan Smoke Jaguar Delta Galaxy
Clan Diamond Shark Alpha Galaxy
Clan Steel Viper Gamma Galaxy
5th Lyran Guards

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You're bringing Alpha Strike stuff?

(I'm not sure if we're doing the campaign 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
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
There's no shame in designing customs, so long as you keep them private and wash your hands afterwards.

Tinman427

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Those Ghost Bear Alpha Galaxy mechs I painted up for the campaign, or I can bring something else, the Smoke Jaguar scenario perhaps
Clan Ghost Bear Omega Galaxy/Pi Galaxy
2nd Sword of Light
Clan Wolf Beta Galaxy
Clan Jade Falcon Epsilon Galaxy
Clan Smoke Jaguar Delta Galaxy
Clan Diamond Shark Alpha Galaxy
Clan Steel Viper Gamma Galaxy
5th Lyran Guards

Weirdo

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"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
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
There's no shame in designing customs, so long as you keep them private and wash your hands afterwards.

AchanhiArusa

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Whole casts, no assembly, check
Clan mechs, check.

I may have to buy a few more mechs.
The Patton of wargame design, the Berg himself, is being immortally quoted elsewhere.

"Rich Berg once responded to gamers comments about one of his games, "I make this s*** up, so can you.""

The greatest blame does not lie with the oppressors.  It belongs to the silent majority.

Stop, Breathe, and Go AFK for awhile, before you resort to flames (I have to remind myself of this all the time).

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OMG...……………….that Archer is SWEET :thumbsup: and the Shadow Cat ain't bad either.

but what is the mech between the SC and the Thor?
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Koshi.
"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
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
There's no shame in designing customs, so long as you keep them private and wash your hands afterwards.

AchanhiArusa

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Did anyone end up with an extra Alpha Strike rulebook?  I've looked all over the house and car for it (doesn't mean it's not here) and I can't find it.  And I looked at the prices on Ebay and Amazon and I said "Nope" (might as well wait for the Commander's Edition).  Thanks.
The Patton of wargame design, the Berg himself, is being immortally quoted elsewhere.

"Rich Berg once responded to gamers comments about one of his games, "I make this s*** up, so can you.""

The greatest blame does not lie with the oppressors.  It belongs to the silent majority.

Stop, Breathe, and Go AFK for awhile, before you resort to flames (I have to remind myself of this all the time).

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Yep.
"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
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
There's no shame in designing customs, so long as you keep them private and wash your hands afterwards.

 

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