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by animus
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Catch Me Up
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

...ah ****....
by animus
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Catch Me Up
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

Catch Me Up

I've been away for a while. As I see it now, B5 ACTA is gone. Gone, Baby, Gone. :evil:

What's to happen to all my fleets and all my rules hopes?

Give me the short form of the situation if you can.
by animus
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: The Brivoki
Replies: 49
Views: 5563

Glad to see you back Hiff.
by animus
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

Call it Bulk.
by animus
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

I think a "Bulk" (Redundancy) score would be the best solution still. If people are still squemish about them, allow the crit to come through and score the additional crew and damage wreckage just ignore the first couple of effects. I don't think this would do enough to help big ships, but it would ...
by animus
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

We always do CBD like l33. It just makes the game go faster. I don't how doing it by weapon system does anything other than slog down the game.
by animus
Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Matt's Blog: Ringing the Call to Arms
Replies: 73
Views: 12572

No Trek. There's already a Trek game.
by animus
Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

These ideas are good but will slow down the game too much. The solution has to be easy and quick. So I propose either: A: all attacks for a ship are rolled, taking note of potential crits (precise crit on 6+ regardless), all damage is calculated and if it crosses the threshold, crit away. OR B: If a...
by animus
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

Yes, why not? Got to draw the line somewhere. Think of it as representing a hellish volley of nastiness that just breaks the ship into pieces. It would then be the same as if the rule weren't implemented, but there would be the chance - AND big ships would shrug off the first far reaching Demos torp...
by animus
Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

Easy. You score all the hits from the entire attack, noting how many critical hits were achieved. If the damage exceeds the threshold, roll for the crits as normal. If they don't then all the critical hits are just ignored. The normal "solid hit damage" would still count, just no table stuff. This w...
by animus
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

Arghhhh..... The initiative problem (if there is one) isn't the problem this thread is looking at. It's how to make big ships as good as their lesser counterparts. I don't care if I lose initiative to a swarm - that I'll give them. I just want my War ship to be able to have a chance against 2 Battle...
by animus
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

Lord David the Denied wrote:Do you have conversations with people that you just make up yourself?
I'm afraid to admit it but I know I do. I told you that already.... :lol:
by animus
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

The problem isn't Swarms, per se. The problem is that big ships are unattractive choices because they don't hold up. Squadroning might help initiative, but 1 ship is never a better choice than 2 ships as things stand now. Even the WS Gunship which is arguably exactly equal to 2 whitestars is inferio...
by animus
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

Scipio wrote:
I suggested something similar earlier but got not even one comment on it.
... well you ARE Swedish.... :lol:
by animus
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

I like the idea of Redundancy (Bulk) allowing the ship to ignore the first few Crits, but here's another idea stolen from D&D 4th. Bloodied. The idea is that a ship - any ship - needs to be "softened" up before any real damage can be done (crits). To represent this, we look to the damage points of e...
by animus
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

...which means making big ships more survivable.
by animus
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

I like Redundancy (Bulk) personally. It's the cleanest way IMO to make big ships more survivable, ie equal to two ships below it.
by animus
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

Something needs to change. We've been talking about how to make big ships "worth their points" so to speak for years. It's only gotten worse.
by animus
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Will P&P address PL?
Replies: 228
Views: 26386

Will P&P address PL?

The biggest issue with this game is the Priority Level system and unfair swarms. The fleet with the most ships has a huge advantage. Since a ship is never equal to 2 ships of the next lower level the system is inherently flawed. I'd like to hope that the new book will do something to address the spl...
by animus
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Matt's Blog: Ringing the Call to Arms
Replies: 73
Views: 12572

Okay, Matt, you got me interested. I'll finish the Vree in the basement this week and cross my fingers.

Oh, by the way, the new rule book is actually pretty well done. I don't mind the soft cover.