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by Nightmares about Minbari
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Yet another G'Quon idea
Replies: 70
Views: 9344

Personally I like the e-mine as they are. Yes they are good against several of the more powerful fleets, ISA and Minbari, because of the e-mine. but then every fleet should have a fleet that it's afraid of. And it's better when it's different fleets that scare different fleets. That more and more ra...
by Nightmares about Minbari
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA Tourney Secret Santa Style
Replies: 18
Views: 3441

Although I have to ask, who has 20 breaching pod figures? Incidentally the gaim presented a problem with the number of breaching pods they can have, so I found a cheap answer for modelling them. Pistachio nut shells! mount them on upside down drawing pins, paint them up to match the gaim fleet and t...
by Nightmares about Minbari
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: S+P 63 some ACTA stuff :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Hadn't even considered them in terms of campaigns, most were intended to just be fun to play rather than finely balanced campaign scenarios. Be interested to hear how well they work in that environment. Out of curiosity, did you read the tactics articles that I used to write? If you did, what did yo...
by Nightmares about Minbari
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: S+P 63 some ACTA stuff :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Looks cool bud, and means using some figures that don't often get to come out to play.

First article in S&P?
by Nightmares about Minbari
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: B5 Licence will not be renewed in 2009
Replies: 123
Views: 22127

I too will be sad to see the end of B5 at Mongoose. Writing for it has provided a me with the odd fleet over the years so it's a sad day! I'm hoping that they will continue the forum here and will not object to us talking about the old game once it's gone. However they may not have any choice depend...
by Nightmares about Minbari
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Playtesting vorlons.
Replies: 201
Views: 27750

Grunvald: I'm with you dude! Glad to see you answered what was said, I was going to but then thought it wasn't my place to do so.
by Nightmares about Minbari
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: S+P 63 some ACTA stuff :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Cheers Boss, nice to know the work's appreciated!

Were you responsible for the other ACTA scenario?
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA Tourney Secret Santa Style
Replies: 18
Views: 3441

Or make sure you've got all the ships for all the fleets available between the players, although that takes quite some doing.
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 33253

SFB game length and time taken also varied alot with the different fleets being used. any kind of plasma ballet would take loads of turns but would still play relatively quickly while anything involving kzinti (massed drones) or worse Federation with carriers (massed fighters with even more drones) ...
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA Tourney Secret Santa Style
Replies: 18
Views: 3441

An alternative would be for other people to provide you with a list of ships from your fleet that are available, say seven points worth at raid, then you get to pick your actual fleet from those ships. Means you can still tailor your fleet to your playing style to some extent, but don't have free re...
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 33253

Tried it, and found that it wasn't that much quicker and lost more than it gained over SFB, but then I'm one of those lunatics who's fought the General war in F&E, now that took some time!
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 33253

Don't like the Star Trek TV shows. Do like wargaming in the trek universe but already play SFB, which was designed from the ground up to cover the universe, and does so in great detail. Do like Farscape, BSG and Firefly as TV shows, but of these only Farscape has real potential as a wargame. argumen...
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Playtesting vorlons.
Replies: 201
Views: 27750

Triggy: I wasn't saying that it was arbitary, just that it appeared so without the background to the decision. Vorlons not launching fighters on screen, I think that has more to do with the Vorlons never being caught unready for combat so never having to launch their fighters when the camera was on ...
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 33253

I just hope it's not Startrek - what can I say, i don't like it.

And I know, it's just a personal opinion.
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Playtesting vorlons.
Replies: 201
Views: 27750

Triggy: This is not the first time that somebody from Mongoose has said that it's policy for some fleets to have types of ships missing. I'm sure you have reasons for this, however to the rest of us it just seams like an arbitary decision handed down from on high. I think that a lot of players out h...
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Playtesting vorlons.
Replies: 201
Views: 27750

Da Boss: Who's been where, and done what?
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shadows Vs Battlestar Galactica
Replies: 13
Views: 2841

Thanks talonspiritcat.
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Idea for initiative
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Not sure I agree with the basic premise.

But that said, should be -1 per squadron or lone ship.

That way it penalises swarms/init sinking but not squadrons.
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shadows Vs Battlestar Galactica
Replies: 13
Views: 2841

Cheers for that.

Took a look at the range, first thing I noticed was no Galactica! Licence issue perhaps?

Also the cylon base ships are fat, whereas they should be long and slender.

Some of the ships looked OK though.

Thanks anyway.
by Nightmares about Minbari
Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 33253

Poi: I would, but who knows. The series had a good following by the time the studio f***ed it so maybe. katadder: There were at least three massive empires with definite fleets of very different warships, and a lot of smaller races with their own ships. Would have to go back to the DVDs to see how m...