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Re: Confusion over playing the chaos campaign
« Reply #30 on: 13 March 2019, 00:34:36 »
There's no CC stuff in liberation of Terra(s) or the succession war books, right? I'm looking at the indexes on sarna and not seeing anything anyway

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Re: Confusion over playing the chaos campaign
« Reply #31 on: 13 March 2019, 07:27:10 »
Did Total Chaos fix some of the problems of the Hot Spot Books where the Chaos campaign stuff got started? I remember doing one, where my "branch of decisions" got my stuck on a planet for years until liberation for showed.  We had to "Edit" it so my merc unit wasn't stranded. I forget which mission does it.
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Re: Confusion over playing the chaos campaign
« Reply #32 on: 13 March 2019, 09:33:35 »
There's no CC stuff in liberation of Terra(s) or the succession war books, right? I'm looking at the indexes on sarna and not seeing anything anyway

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Re: Confusion over playing the chaos campaign
« Reply #33 on: 13 March 2019, 10:17:31 »
There's no CC stuff in liberation of Terra(s) or the succession war books, right? I'm looking at the indexes on sarna and not seeing anything anyway

Books with Chaos Campaign Tracks (I think I got them all):

Starterbook: Sword and Dragon (see errata to fix mission branching errors)
Starterbook: Wolf and Blake
Era Report: 2750
Era Report: 3052
Era Report: 3062
Era Report: 3145
Shattered Fortress
The Wars of Reaving
Total Chaos (a compilation / editing of the Jihad Hot Spots series to walk you through the entire Jihad)

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Re: Confusion over playing the chaos campaign
« Reply #34 on: 13 March 2019, 10:28:22 »
With Campaign Ops map rules, I sort of figured they were the assumed maps to use for planetary scale.  Use the generic tracks (Attack, Defend, Scout, etc) to control that diamond and random but appropriate tactical maps- like roll on the mountains chart or whatever.  Not sure if you would spend WP to defend or spend it to retreat.  I know where were a couple of campaign threads here that talked about some of the options they used for maps- like the Marduk campaign.  I also know there were some discussions about what benefits you could generate on a strategic map that was down on the Strategic Combat sub-forum.  Some applicable topics-
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=55809.0
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=53598.0

First one was the writer of the map rules section addressing some questions.

I'll try to re-read that section in CO. My impression was that it focused on maps that exist (regular hex maps) and not PA maps. My disappointment in CO was that it ignored PA. If it's true that it really was referring to PA, I think my opinion is that it creates a half-built engine that fails to directly address system transit or orbit. Sure I can adapt my own rules, but having a published standard everyone can point to as an authority is usually preferable.
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Re: Confusion over playing the chaos campaign
« Reply #35 on: 13 March 2019, 10:41:12 »
It gives you 3 different type maps for scale examples, and one is a large theater map.  As far as transit or orbit, I would assume that is what ASW or ISaW would address.
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Re: Confusion over playing the chaos campaign
« Reply #36 on: 13 March 2019, 17:26:55 »
That's my problem with it; I want 2 player forces going at each others >:(

Then use the rules presented in Alpha Strike pg 116. they are made for a player vs player short campaign. After all, if two forces keep clashing, they will reach a point when one of those forces will be defeated.
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