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Hammerhead

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MW: AoD like Alpha Strike?
« on: 16 October 2022, 11:46:18 »
Hey, everybody. I’ve had a moderately sized collection of MW figures in a dusty toolbox for a number of years now, until my kids found them and wanted to try it.

So, I’ve recently been teaching my two kids how to play Battletech and MW: Age of Destruction, and we’re having a blast with it so far. They’re a bit on the fence about which they like better; MW has the cool terrain and bigger, toy-esque Minis, but Battletech has the detail my eldest likes.

I’m actually pretty impressed with the MW:AoD rules, and was wondering how gameplay generally compares to Alpha Strike. The speed of play is a big plus with MW; my Eldest is 11 and generally has a good attention span, but it’s still an 11 year old attention span…😂.

I have never played Alpha Strike, for reference, and my local shop doesn’t have the rule book.

How does it all compare?

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Re: MW: AoD like Alpha Strike?
« Reply #1 on: 16 October 2022, 12:02:25 »
The downloads section has a free quick-start PDF for Alpha Strike.
https://bg.battletech.com/wp-content/uploads/Alpha%20Strike%20Quick%20Start%20Rules%202019-08.pdf

I barely play MW:AoD, but in very general terms the speed of play is very similar, and the general "scale" (one attack per unit, one "hit point" value, etc).
Alpha Strike does not have click dial and effects on every damage.
Alpha Strike Introduction resources
Left of Center blog - Nashira Campaign for A Game of Armored Combat, TP 3039 Vega Supplemental Record Sheets

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Re: MW: AoD like Alpha Strike?
« Reply #2 on: 16 October 2022, 13:23:23 »
The downloads section has a free quick-start PDF for Alpha Strike.
https://bg.battletech.com/wp-content/uploads/Alpha%20Strike%20Quick%20Start%20Rules%202019-08.pdf

I barely play MW:AoD, but in very general terms the speed of play is very similar, and the general "scale" (one attack per unit, one "hit point" value, etc).
Alpha Strike does not have click dial and effects on every damage.

Thanks for the link! I’m surprised I missed it…🥴

 

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