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by Xorrandor
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Ground and space combat game - like galaxy quest / trek ?
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Have you taken a look at Battlestations? It might fit some of what you want: it's sort of a RPG/board game, with crew running around the ship to control various ship functions, or fight off boarders. (And, of course, boarding the enemy.)
by Xorrandor
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: STARSHIP TROOPERS STILL DEAD?
Replies: 18
Views: 3848

There are plenty of proxy figures available For bugs? Suggestions? I wouldn't kick anyone out who showed up with Tyranids. I do have a high tolerance for proxies, though. I suppose I was thinking of a more generic set of futuristic rules, though, with more generic armies to go with it: powered armo...
by Xorrandor
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: STARSHIP TROOPERS STILL DEAD?
Replies: 18
Views: 3848

Why? While you and many old hands have a bunch of minis already and only need a new rulebook (if you want to use new rules, that is) it won't create much more market. SST as well as Gangs of Mega City 1 has one problem over WWII, Modern and Vietnam era games and that is the fact that there are no f...
by Xorrandor
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Honor Harrington
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Ad Astra is also working on an RPG; there is a Worlds of Honor RPG sub-forum if you want to see where they are. The combat system is MUCH more like a simulation. A buddy of mine picked it up and, after 'flipping' through the exhaustive set of rules, we decided that you could only play it if you have...
by Xorrandor
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Awfully quiet on the MC front.
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

shotgun-toting chipmunk wrote:Curiosity piqued!
I'll note that Battlefield Evolution: Apocalypse-Z (the post-apocalyptic zombie version) appears in this week's GTM.
by Xorrandor
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Auto combat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

There was one, but IIRC it was mentioned before the Great Miniatures Purge of 2008. I'd imagine it was at least a temporary casualty of the changes that brought about.
by Xorrandor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Model Sources for Modern Combat ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3689

agreed anything that needs to land needs to be in scale, end of the day all these minatures are just pretty tokens.. so no hard fast rules i spose... I was just looking for opinions. I don't have a ton of experience with moderns (or aircraft minis in general), so I figured I'd ask those wiser than ...
by Xorrandor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Saves, a question about no saves and cover etc...
Replies: 2
Views: 948

Thanks! I asked this on Rulemasters, but no one had answered yet.
by Xorrandor
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Model Sources for Modern Combat ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3689

Re: Model Sources for Modern Combat ?

Aircraft and Helos are easy enough to get (I picked up 1/100 scale prepainted kits, by Revell, for £4 each. An A10 and a Hokum. Don't want to use 1/72 aircraft, modern planes being pretty big. Undecided about the helos). I had a 1/72 scale A10 model in my hand, but put it back because I was worried...
by Xorrandor
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: lethal zones
Replies: 28
Views: 5013

It's a move back towards the Starship Troopers rules. I'll buy that it's a move back... :wink: I'm hardly an expert on modern warfare, but it bugs me that tank guns are so lethal against troops. I would think that 'Lethal Zone/2", D6+2' isn't that much harder to understand than 'Lethal Zone/2"', an...
by Xorrandor
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: lethal zones
Replies: 28
Views: 5013

Either this is a change from the original BF Evo - or lots of us played it wrong then too. I don't recall any BF Evo weapons having multiple dice for blast effect. They tended to have a different damage statistic for blasts, as well, often a D6 or something similarly small. I kind of preferred that...
by Xorrandor
Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: [BF:E MC] Cover and troops with no armor save
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

[BF:E MC] Cover and troops with no armor save

There are several troops in the MEA with no armor save listed. Should they be treated as having a 7+ armor save? I would think they should gain some benefit from being in cover, but they don't seem to do so in the Rules As Written.
by Xorrandor
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Changes to BE?
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

...cover is the main new thing - there's three levels of cover - obscured, light and heavy, with an increasing bonus to your armour save and kill score depending on how heavy it is. A quick search didn't find my answer, so I'll ask here: If you don't have an armor save, do you get one when in cover...
by Xorrandor
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Renegade Legion
Replies: 11
Views: 2261

What, you mean like the Kess-Rith? :D
by Xorrandor
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Temeraire
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Actually, someone has posted his house rules, using home-made plasticard dragons and the pasticard ships from WizKids. Don't remember the address offhand. Still, I'd prefer something a little more war-gamey than Pirates as a base system.
by Xorrandor
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Temeraire
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Oh, I definitely agree. This series cries out for game conversion.

Unfortunately, it cries out for a miniatures game. So, unless you are getting into miniatures again, or can license out their production: Mongoose, please leave this one alone... :twisted: :wink:
by Xorrandor
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Renegade Legion
Replies: 11
Views: 2261

I keep hoping that WK will dust this one off some day. But if they don't, I have absolutely no objection to someone else picking up the franchise...
by Xorrandor
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Starship Troopers....
Replies: 10
Views: 2535

The playtest files for the minis game are also available. And now that BFE Modern is out, there shouldn't be anything standing in the way of trying those out.
by Xorrandor
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Renegade Legion: Centurion.
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Isn't Centurion a ground-based combat game, and therefore it would be analagous to Gropos rather than ACTA? IIRC the Renegade Legion space combat games were Interceptor and Leviathan? Yes, but it uses pseudo-inertial movement that makes it a better fit for the ACTA game system than Babylon 5 space ...
by Xorrandor
Fri May 23, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Tank vs Tank close combat
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Tank vs Tank close combat

This leans towards ridiculous, but I don't see anything in the rules about tanks not close assaulting each other. The chances of doing real harm aren't very good though. It would rarely make sense to do this, if it is allowed. Perhaps as a second attack after using the main gun that turn. Tank vs. ...