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by AdrianH
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Stealth question for B5 ACTA
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Stealth question for B5 ACTA

You make one roll for all the attacks from that ship on that target.
by AdrianH
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Stealth

The best race to play against the Minbari are the Shadows. They're practically made for each other as each exploits the other's weaknesses. Shadows get a +1 bonus to break stealth due to ancient technology, and they have plenty of scouts as it's their only low level ship - which, incidentally, can o...
by AdrianH
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Stealth

No, you only get a total of +1 regardless of how many ships have spotted the target. What you do get is redundancy. If one ship has spotted the target and is then destroyed, you don't get the bonus any more - at least, not until another ship spots it. If two ships have spotted the target and one is ...
by AdrianH
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fighter rule question for B5 ACTA
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: Fighter rule question for B5 ACTA

This turn only. Basically, during this turn, a fighter flight can do one thing only. If it was hoping to attack a capital ship and was jumped by fighters escorting that ship, it will spend this whole turn defending itself against that defence. Successful or not, it's busy and can't take time out to ...
by AdrianH
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?

The mixed arcs thing wasn't too uncommon in the old AOG Babylon 5 Wars game especially with the Ancients. I haven't seen "Babylon 5 Wars", but the only ACTA version I've seen with mixed arcs is ACTA:SF. The ability of the Telekinetic Cutter to be used offensively or defensively also looks like an A...
by AdrianH
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?

Do I detect the influence of ACTA:SF? Several ships have lost their beams, one has SF-style mixed arcs, and another has a weapon looking suspiciously like a phaser. ;) The Shrouded Saber is perhaps still too strong for Armageddon level when compared to the standard Dark Knife. The normal Ancient shi...
by AdrianH
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: b5:acta Powers & principalities faq?
Replies: 1
Views: 1795

Re: b5:acta Powers & principalities faq?

In the absence of any other information... No, I don't think there was a FAQ. There was a "Corrections and Clarifications" document which had two items. One was about Centauri hunting packs, which were discussed on the forum and eventually discarded entirely as the Centauri fleet is already capable ...
by AdrianH
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?

As far as rating these ships, I would rate them as standard Ancient (or 2 Armageddon). I'll see what I can do about beefing up some of them, although in the case of the Knightship with its Hardened Armor, it may be there already... Perhaps go the other way and weaken them a bit to drop them to 1 Ar...
by AdrianH
Mon May 30, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?

The original 2nd Edition rules for beams have them hit on 4+ and each hit re-rolls for further hits. If you do the maths, this works out as on average 1 hit per AD. The favoured alternate system is that a beam hits on 3+ but only re-rolls for further hits on 5+. This also works out on average as 1 h...
by AdrianH
Mon May 30, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

Re: Which B5 ACTA Ancient do you like the best?

You may want to reconsider the rules for the Knightship. Beams and minibeams always disregard armour; if they always use the same to-hit rolls for hull values 3 to 6 then they'd use it for 7 as well. Besides, a lot of B5 ACTA players use the alternate beam rule where a roll of 3+ hits but only a rol...
by AdrianH
Wed May 18, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Looking to buy or trade B5 ACTS minis
Replies: 8
Views: 3335

Re: Looking to buy or trade B5 ACTS minis

I received an e-mail from Agent One, due to having already bought stuff from there. The website has changed. It's now:
https://agents-of-gaming.myshopify.com/
by AdrianH
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: B5 PDF files
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: B5 PDF files

Burger's Ship Viewer is still active. For several versions of B5:ACTA, "HTML sheets" lets you print out a record sheet for a specific type of ship; "Online viewing" lets you see the ship's stats; and "Fleet Designer" lets you draw up record sheets for the fleet of your choice, picking ships from me...
by AdrianH
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Looking to buy or trade B5 ACTS minis
Replies: 8
Views: 3335

Re: Looking to buy or trade B5 ACTS minis

The site has been closed occasionally and had a notice saying so. It seems active now, though I haven't bought anything for a while because I have all the commercial B5 models I want. But there's a "Contact Us" link near the bottom of the home page which leads to both an e-mail address and a postal ...
by AdrianH
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Looking to buy or trade B5 ACTS minis
Replies: 8
Views: 3335

Re: Looking to buy or trade B5 ACTS minis

Agent One sells B5:ACTA miniatures: http://aog.hostedbywebstore.com/ I've bought several models from there myself. Many B5:ACTA capital ship miniatures were originally produced for the older game "Babylon 5 Wars", so you'll find most of them under the section "Babylon 5 Wars Miniatures (Full Scale)"...
by AdrianH
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Technology Marches On..maybe not in a good way
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Technology Marches On..maybe not in a good way

The company page is here: https://www.soylent.com/ The green component is "Produced efficiently in bioreactors rather than traditional farms to conserve enormous quantities of natural resources while providing energy and essential fatty acids". However, they say that it is algal oil. Well, they woul...
by AdrianH
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A quick check on my math in this old argument...
Replies: 20
Views: 1200

Re: A quick check on my math in this old argument...

Yep, your math is sound. Distance = acceleration * time^2. Distance = 1/2 * acceleration * time^2 The reason being: velocity = acceleration * time But the object is not travelling at that velocity the whole time; it starts at 0 and accelerates to that velocity. average velocity = 1/2 * velocity Dis...
by AdrianH
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Add Foe?
Replies: 3
Views: 10350

Re: Add Foe?

I've finally found a use for a spammer. :lol: There are a whole mass of them showing up on the birthday list. By way of a birthday honour, I picked one of them at random to see what happens if I add it as a foe. This is what happens: Foes are users which will be ignored by default. Posts by these us...
by AdrianH
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New players had an intersting lesson...
Replies: 39
Views: 2372

Re: New players had an intersting lesson...

In real life: UK Airport security alarm US airport security overhaul after secret tests reveal lapses So it's not that far fetched for someone to find an unauthorised way onto a starship. Especially if the starport in question is on some backwater world and not the 3rd Imperium's equivalent of Heath...
by AdrianH
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: B5 ships
Replies: 13
Views: 11552

Re: B5 ships

Failing that, you can get B5 ships, both from "Babylon 5 Wars" and those specific to ACTA, here: http://aog.hostedbywebstore.com/ . I've bought several ships from there myself. Anything you see from me in the "Gallery Posts <Post Your Pics Here!>" from last year and a couple from 2013 came from there.
by AdrianH
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Honorverse
Replies: 9
Views: 2473

Re: Honorverse

I've played a battle in which I had 12 ships on the table, though it was relatively easy as these were Shadow ships with only one weapon each. Still, if Honorverse only has a couple of weapon systems per ship rather than the half dozen or more on a large non-Ancient B5 ship then a game with a dozen ...