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by Myrm
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Danaussie's Flagship - HMS Rodney
Replies: 5
Views: 2637

Re: Danaussie's Flagship - HMS Rodney

Indeed, no matter how I try and try I cannot come up with any kind of plonker joke for this particular Rodney.

Looks good...
by Myrm
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: The Invasion Begins: an unofficial Andromedan discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 17043

Re: The Invasion Begins: an unofficial Andromedan discussion

Yes, thanks - after spotting it in the pics I went to Starfleetgames and looked.

I was hoping it was all the Fed SSDs - unfortunately not
by Myrm
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: The Invasion Begins: an unofficial Andromedan discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 17043

Re: The Invasion Begins: an unofficial Andromedan discussion

Fed Master Starship book for SFB....I've missed that product, better go look see what it is...
by Myrm
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Your preferred size for a Star Base miniature?
Replies: 16
Views: 1548

Re: Your preferred size for a Star Base miniature?

Oh yes planets being out of scale with the miniatures is really a big part of the issue here. I know the base is a static ship and all but being put on the table at game start and not moving, it feels more like a terrain piece for me than a ship. So it is terrain that I would want to visually balanc...
by Myrm
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: News on A Call to Arms: Star Fleet!
Replies: 85
Views: 18660

Re: News on A Call to Arms: Star Fleet!

One thing that leapt out from SVC's replies there.... His comment of making sensor dishes and selling them for scouts rather than making whole models. I do not know if that was meant to be a throwaway idea or not but it seems ot have some merit. Is there a set of standard conversion items that could...
by Myrm
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Your preferred size for a Star Base miniature?
Replies: 16
Views: 1548

Re: Your preferred size for a Star Base miniature?

Its going to be out of sync so I'd prefer to keep it under 3" diameter. I know that doesnt fit with the vessels, so I'd go for 1/10 scale and put it about 2.8" as a maximum size. I'd suggest a fixed size for all bases actually - and just differentiate them by modules and shape. Since they scale is g...
by Myrm
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Acta:SF Drone Question seeking ignore shields yes or no
Replies: 26
Views: 2149

Re: Acta:SF Drone Question seeking ignore shields yes or no

Same thing in our group. We always make it a point to announce to the opponent that we are "center-lining" this ship. It takes all of 2 seconds and can save several minutes of debate and discussion later on. QFT..... Its too easy to bump a table, or ruch up a cloth or any of the so many things that...
by Myrm
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Question in Regards to Planetary/Static Defenses
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: Question in Regards to Planetary/Static Defenses

Planetary defences in SFB were simply SSDs for small ships that didnt move and had a limited fire arc. How you do the arc is the most difficult point there. Satellite defences were very small bases that sat in space. You could convert from the SFB source material easily enough, or simply invent a fe...
by Myrm
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Dumb question about ACTA:SF and Drones + Plasmas
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Dumb question about ACTA:SF and Drones + Plasmas

The sheer number of drones in SFB at least is limited by the number of drone control channels, which is 6 for most ships, more for double control drone. THe adaptation of Drones to direct fire weapons and abstracting the launch/fly/reload cycles out of the game meant that your wall of drones or hold...
by Myrm
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: [ACTA:SF] Take Evasive Action vs Ship Adrift
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: [ACTA:SF] Take Evasive Action vs Ship Adrift

Fair enough, Im in the minority - just for me the prohibition on All Movement pretty explicitly precluded eligibility to be nominated for movement (on the basis how can you be permitted to nominate it for movement, if movement is explicitly non-permitted, the two just don't separate as written in my...
by Myrm
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: [ACTA:SF] Take Evasive Action vs Ship Adrift
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: [ACTA:SF] Take Evasive Action vs Ship Adrift

Its pretty well defined really - Running Adrift ships may not move at all - therefore take no part in the Movement Phase, also by definition means they cannot be nominated to move, therefore since they cannot meet the criteria to do a special action - which is being nominated to move - which can ne...
by Myrm
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: [ACTA:SF] Take Evasive Action vs Ship Adrift
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: [ACTA:SF] Take Evasive Action vs Ship Adrift

Its pretty well defined really - Running Adrift ships may not move at all - therefore take no part in the Movement Phase, also by definition means they cannot be nominated to move, therefore since they cannot meet the criteria to do a special action - which is being nominated to move - which can nev...
by Myrm
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: VaS at different scale?
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: VaS at different scale?

VaS is a point to point system, so really so long as the point is defined on the ship then scale should theoretically make little mechanical difference. The only issue will be practical ones of ships having space to move, of overcrowding and a ground to model scale disconnect if the change is too bi...
by Myrm
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Request for the next edition of the rulebook
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Request for the next edition of the rulebook

Civilian ships are a bit of a mishmash at the moment because of the old cargo boxes issue making them way to hard and then being dialled back a LOT. They really are extras to the system and not for general use. If a full supplement comes in then possibly a different critical table is needed. This wi...
by Myrm
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Restrictions of the Federation "G-Rack" in ACTA.
Replies: 20
Views: 1844

Re: Restrictions of the Federation "G-Rack" in ACTA.

I can live with some of the restrictions on Combined Drone racks, but the one that gets me irritated is the inability to use it while selecting "Phasers Only" while under Power Drain restrictions. The racks require little to no power to use, and as such I think that they should be functional even u...
by Myrm
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: ACTA:SF - Plasma D fired as ADD
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Re: ACTA:SF - Plasma D fired as ADD

That one you replied to has got the look of a spam post Bill...its copied and pasted a chunk of earlier text to make it look like a thread relevant reply. Done it all over the board.
by Myrm
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Several questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1427

Re: Several questions

The SF A Call to Arms rules are based on an existing game engine that has been used for WWI, WWII, Noble Armada SciFi and Babylon 5 SciFi - so there is a lot of existing rules text about for different situations. Since Scout as a trait existed in those games and Scouts exist in the SFU then then the...
by Myrm
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What items do you all use to enhance game appearance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Re: What items do you all use to enhance game appearance?

I am a big fan of Litko markers. I'd love to get hold of them, but trying to find a UK distributor who has a reasonable stock and reliable stock from them is a bit awkward (ideas and suggestions happily accepted). Trying to get hold of the company by email proved fruitless, but I got a direct answe...
by Myrm
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Simple questions?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Simple questions?

Same here, mostly so that everyone agrees and in 5mins time when the table has been bumped a little there's no argument
by Myrm
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: ACTA - Star Fleet Tractor Beams as drone defense.
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: ACTA - Star Fleet Tractor Beams as drone defense.

Thirded! Engage Tractor Beam is for locking onto an enemy ship - which in SFU terms could get into a tractor auction and burn energy - high energy expenditure is one of the things that Special Actions cover. Defensive use of tractors is under a separate rules section and is unrelated, so does not ne...