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by Keeper Nilbog
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Orions are nasty.
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Re: Orions are nasty.

Try Orions against Kzinti or a drone heavy fleet, not so powerful then.
by Keeper Nilbog
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shield crits
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Shield crits

Exactly the same as we do (you do need a lot of die though)
by Keeper Nilbog
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Balance Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 4373

Re: Balance Changes

If the removal of accurate helped Romulan's, it will help the Gorn (as they have more Plasma per ship). Might backfire a bit in defence though, as their phaser suites don't have that many weapons. At least you won't be getting phaser fire as well as plasma from the pointed ears, 12AD of plasma is a ...
by Keeper Nilbog
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shield crits
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Shield crits

Interesting, we've basically used the same rules as everyone else of shield crits, BUT have reduced shield boost die equal to the maximum remaining strength of the shield - so 19 would be 0ne die (always get one die). Gives the Klingons a chance in a prolonged fight. And makes Gorn/Romulan furballs ...
by Keeper Nilbog
Mon May 13, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Romulans vs Klingons. Oh my...
Replies: 84
Views: 15878

Re: Romulans vs Klingons. Oh my...

I actually agree with you on the 'wait till it's all there' thing. I generally play either Fed/Kintzi v Klingon or Romulan v Gorn, so alot of the issues don't arise in these games (though i've still to work out how people think the Orion fleet is hard to lose with, Kzinti murder them, even with P-G)...
by Keeper Nilbog
Fri May 10, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Romulans vs Klingons. Oh my...
Replies: 84
Views: 15878

Re: Romulans vs Klingons. Oh my...

The idea has been posted before - can't remember by who, with the twist that phasers count Killzone when used against plasma (still makes a P-3 too good :? ), so that the target ship got reasonable defense, but supporting ships suffered (explains why most Gorn/Romulan (and ISC) ships mount P-1, it c...
by Keeper Nilbog
Fri May 10, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Romulans vs Klingons. Oh my...
Replies: 84
Views: 15878

Re: Romulans vs Klingons. Oh my...

Wasn't worrying about hull redundancy (i actually like the D6/7), more bemoaning the massive drone spam that is occuring in fleets :roll: (could this be that i'm a Gorn at heart :evil: , so don't get to join in). Everything these days seems to have 4 drone racks. And i'd never say no to bigger Plasm...
by Keeper Nilbog
Wed May 08, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Romulans vs Klingons. Oh my...
Replies: 84
Views: 15878

Re: Romulans vs Klingons. Oh my...

the main problem the Klingons face with shields is rebuilding/reinforcing. If you get around the side (extremely hard with Klingons due to all the agile ships), the double shield rule actually becomes a weakness as the base levels are worse (D6/7 have 18pt shields so only rebuild/reinforce at 1 die)...
by Keeper Nilbog
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Reality Check ship costs for update 1 (and 2)
Replies: 18
Views: 3686

Re: Reality Check ship costs for update 1 (and 2)

That would ft with the upgraded Gorn Dreadnought (DNH), which has more weapons, better shields and a lower critical/crippled threshold - and is 10 points cheaper :?: :shock: :?
by Keeper Nilbog
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: We've Had Drones - now back to plasma
Replies: 1
Views: 916

We've Had Drones - now back to plasma

With the recently released 'playtest' various drone types, escorts and Ph-G's, and all the chatter they generated, it set my mind to my weapon of choice and it's depiction in the game. I'm talking 'Plasma Torpedo' here. Now, i actually think the rules for plasma's are a good attempt at modelling the...
by Keeper Nilbog
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fleet Update #2 - Ready for Free Download
Replies: 74
Views: 15162

Re: Fleet Update #2 - Ready for Free Download

Don't think the issue is the actual drones, just the 'upgrade' options. Plasma races go cry in the corner whenever a drone heavy fleet turns up (as do, i my experience, Orion's when trying to mug Kzinti - phasers, all well and good - but if you've used them all to shot down drones :?: :?: ), and som...
by Keeper Nilbog
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fleet Update 2 - Questions, issues etc
Replies: 25
Views: 4688

Re: Fleet Update 2 - Questions, issues etc

20AD - 'splutter', are you a Romulan spy - 21AD dear boy, 21AD
by Keeper Nilbog
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Fleet Update 2 - Questions, issues etc
Replies: 25
Views: 4688

Re: Fleet Update 2 - Questions, issues etc

What is it with the Gorn Dreadnought varients - both have improved shields (2 extra points), reduced critical rating (17 instead of 18), and obviously weapon changes (the DNH gets extra Phasers and Plasma-D, DNT loses Phasers and changes Torp Load). And there both cheaper than the Standard Dreadnoug...
by Keeper Nilbog
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Checking rules for Plasma Bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: Checking rules for Plasma Bolt

Always forget to divide by 2 :twisted:
by Keeper Nilbog
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: [ACTA:SF] Question about retail packed Starline 2500 minis
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: [ACTA:SF] Question about retail packed Starline 2500 min

I think that the packaging has recently changed - all ships at Crusade (January in Cardiff) were in blister Clamshells.
by Keeper Nilbog
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Checking rules for Plasma Bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: Checking rules for Plasma Bolt

as i understand, range 5.1-7.5: -1AD, range 7.6-10: -3AD. Roll to hit, with '6' leaking. Roll AD of torp as straight damage, but with Plasma weapon effects.

so an S bolted at range 6 would roll 3AD (3-18) damage, at range 8 would roll 1AD.
by Keeper Nilbog
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Flying Bases.
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Flying Bases.

That was me, and i only have the 8 sets you mentioned - don't use them myself -, happily organise a mass sending from the uk.
by Keeper Nilbog
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: [ACTA:SF] (Poll) What are your favorite Empire(s) to play?
Replies: 22
Views: 4351

Re: [ACTA:SF] (Poll) What are your favorite Empire(s) to pla

Gorn primary (when they get painted). Tend to play Klingon, but have a reasonable Orion fleet (9 ships, 4 painted (500pt fleet) and includes an OK6, which needs painting too)