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by McKinstry
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTASF Jumbo Freighter
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

Re: ACTASF Jumbo Freighter

I won't use/join/have anything to do with Facebook but I like this model. A lot!
by McKinstry
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: [ACTA:SF] Discussion: taming the Klingons
Replies: 36
Views: 12354

Re: [ACTA:SF] Discussion: taming the Klingons

I want ACTA SF to succeed and given Tony's pedigree as a play tester, I can wait.

That said, stacks of drone tokens and anything that resembles one of those horrid pulse charts and Starmada here I come.
by McKinstry
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Acta:SF Drone Question seeking ignore shields yes or no
Replies: 26
Views: 6380

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

We use yellow arrow tokens to show a ship has activated and moved but if a bore sight is declared, we use a blue arrow (Litko). The tokens are then removed after a ship fires.
by McKinstry
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: [ACTA:SF] Discussion: taming the Klingons
Replies: 36
Views: 12354

Re: [ACTA:SF] Discussion: taming the Klingons

well hopefully seeker weapons will remove the direct fire thing. that was always a bug bear of mine during initial testing but was outvoted by the less things to track brigade Hopefully not - we are debating on the other forum but unless its extremely simple and smooth - say akin to Torps in BFG th...
by McKinstry
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: [ACTA:SF] Discussion: taming the Klingons
Replies: 36
Views: 12354

Re: [ACTA:SF] Discussion: taming the Klingons

I am a permanent member of the less the better fraternity.
by McKinstry
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: News on A Call to Arms: Star Fleet!
Replies: 85
Views: 42291

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

I'm certainly inclined to trust Tony and ADB to get this unclustered.
by McKinstry
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: [ACTA:SF] Discussion: taming the Klingons
Replies: 36
Views: 12354

Re: [ACTA:SF] Discussion: taming the Klingons

Get rid of Agile for cruisers.

Get rid of reloading as an energy drain/special action for the Feds and Roms. They still need to reload.

Allow ships to hold an overload if unfired.
by McKinstry
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Interest in buying fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 6832

Re: Interest in buying fleets?

I have an order unfilled for heavy freighters that is pushing 6 months old but that is nothing compared to the cards which are pushing 2 years. I'm mostly playing other games. I like ACTASF however the silence is infuriating and that's what is killing the joy for me. Is an email saying your order wi...
by McKinstry
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: [ACTA:SF My first Scout, let's see yours
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: [ACTA:SF My first Scout, let's see yours

Clever approach that looks good. 8)
by McKinstry
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Playing areas
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Playing areas

We usually use 4'x6' , 4' x 8' sometimes if the game is large.
by McKinstry
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Kitbashed large Freighter ***Small Freighter added
Replies: 10
Views: 3002

Re: Kitbashed large Freighter

Darned clever. I like it.
by McKinstry
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: CVS Nimitz Battle Group
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: CVS Nimitz Battle Group

Very nice work!
by McKinstry
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA:SF 2nd Edition?
Replies: 23
Views: 4963

Re: ACTA:SF 2nd Edition?

I continue to play and paint and if there is anything resembling a coherent relaunch, I think I've a group of 5-8 guys that are ready to commit but for now, I run a game once a month, it is well received but.. the guys that like the game simply aren't willing to jump through the hoops involved in a ...
by McKinstry
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Upcoming Releases - No ACTA Star Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 3322

Re: Upcoming Releases - No ACTA Star Fleet

Better communication would be a good place to start. I've had the cards on order for 18 months without a word.

I can live with delay when informed honestly and upfront but utter silence is fraying even my long suffering patience. :x
by McKinstry
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A Gorn/Romulan BATREP
Replies: 28
Views: 5296

Re: A Gorn/Romulan BATREP

Great AAR! :D
by McKinstry
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Orions are nasty.
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Re: Orions are nasty.

Drones are certainly their achilles heel. After the Gorn refight we'll let the LR swarm try and deal with a Kzinti task force.
by McKinstry
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Orions are nasty.
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Orions are nasty.

We played a 760 point Orion fleet versus a 765 point Gorn fleet today at our FLGS and the Orions continue to eat people up. 4' x 6' table with 4 asteroid fields and 2 largish gas clouds playing your basic Space Superiority. The Orions (me) had 8 LR for 760 )in all Phaser 1 configuration while the Go...
by McKinstry
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Balance Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 4678

Re: Balance Changes

In terms of game outcome, plasma users are holding up pretty well but I can see the merits of a -1 to hit for Ph.1 v plasma. I'm not sure bringing things 'in line with FC' is a reason for anything though. Is the game to be a direct analog of FC as much as possible or simply a different game with an ...
by McKinstry
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: What items do you all use to enhance game appearance?
Replies: 12
Views: 4980

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

I am a big fan of Litko markers.
by McKinstry
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: [ACTA:SF] Interesting question about Damage Control rolls
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: [ACTA:SF] Interesting question about Damage Control rol

For what it's worth, I like the idea that at some point the crew says "Stuff this. I'm headed for the escape pods." and simply gets out of Dodge before it blows.