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by IanBruntlett
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Stealth. How does it work?
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

Stealth. How does it work?

Hi, Last night we were playing Convoy Duty (Me, Minbarri, Defending) and Earth Alliance (Richard B, Earth Alliance, attacking). I had ships with "stealth" and here's how we ran the scenario... When attacking a ship that has Stealth 6, the attacker has to roll a 6 to establish a weapons lock. No prob...
by IanBruntlett
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Iain M Banks - "The Culture"
Replies: 6
Views: 1964

Iain M Banks - "The Culture"

Hi,

Remember Iain M Banks' novels about "The Culture", a huge advanced culture? Novels like "Excession" or "The Player of Games"?

I'd be interested in either a RPG based on it or, perhaps, a Babytlon 5 "A Call To Arms" source book for it.

Ideas?


Ian
by IanBruntlett
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Earth-Centauri War - Jan 26-27th
Replies: 325
Views: 38881

Earth-Centauri War - Jan 26-27th

Hi,

For those in the provinces (Northumberland) and can't make it to the actual event... would you consider making the scenario/campaign details available for download on your website after you've run the event?

TIA


Ian
by IanBruntlett
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Counters
Replies: 8
Views: 1753

Hi, I've got some counters on order from Mongoose. Been told they'll be in stock some time soon. Don't know how good they are but I'm hoping they'll be OK Hope this helps. Ian See this web page http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/miniature/detail.php?qsID=1036&qsSeries=28 The product's stats are:- Sky...
by IanBruntlett
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Comparing fleet box sets with each other and blister packs
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

:oops: :oops:

It was the Drakh's equivalent price I miscalculated!
Drakh 40 £80.67 4

Doh++ !

I'm off to the Rim to avoid further embarrassment.

If you want a copy of my (OpenOffice Calc) spreadsheet for your own purposes, PM me with your email address and I'll send it to you.
by IanBruntlett
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Comparing fleet box sets with each other and blister packs
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

:oops:

I miscalculated the pak'ma'ra - forgot to take into account number of figures in some of the blister packs.

pak'ma'ra 48 £78.00 -3 LONAW
by IanBruntlett
Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Comparing fleet box sets with each other and blister packs
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Oops. Missed out the last row:-

Shadows 88 £79.00 6
by IanBruntlett
Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Comparing fleet box sets with each other and blister packs
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Comparing fleet box sets with each other and blister packs

Hi, I sometimes teach people with mental health problems how to use computers. So, when I wanted to get answers for questions like:- Are blister packs cheaper than box sets? Are all box sets created equal? If not, how strong are the different box sets? So I got cracking with OpenOffice Calc and came...
by IanBruntlett
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: What Articles Would you RPG'ers like to see?
Replies: 60
Views: 27167

What Articles Would you RPG'ers like to see?

Hi,

I haven't run a RPG for years and would like to get back into the swing of things.

I would like to see an article in S&P that is a basic introduction to running B5 RPG sessions.

TIA


Ian
by IanBruntlett
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Tips wanted : B5 ACTA, pages 22-23, "Ambush at Beta 3&q
Replies: 2
Views: 851

To answer my own question, take a look at http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/pdf/sp49war.pdf on page 14 for a discussion of the first scenario (Ambush at Beta 3) and the others.
by IanBruntlett
Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Tips wanted : B5 ACTA, pages 22-23, "Ambush at Beta 3&q
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Tips wanted : B5 ACTA, pages 22-23, "Ambush at Beta 3&q

Hi, I played out the "Ambush at Beta 3" scenario with a friend. And won (playing as the Centauri). I would like to know:- what kind of tactics can the EA vessels use to win this scenario? TIA, Ian Here's how my battle played itself out.... An Earth Alliance Hyperion-class cruiser (Hermes) wandered i...
by IanBruntlett
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shipbuilding in Campaigns
Replies: 39
Views: 4941

Shipbuilding in Campaigns

Hi, Given a big campaign (where governments go to war etc), new ships are constructed to try and gain advantages over opposing goverment's fleets. I've got the ACTA rule book and fleet list book. They're good but I'd like to take things further and use the B5 RPG's book, the "Ship Builder's Manual" ...
by IanBruntlett
Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Intro adventures
Replies: 16
Views: 4552

I like the idea of putting "one-shot" material (specifically adventures) onto a CD as PDF files. How about pushing it a bit further and including material that is posted by players on the internet? I'm going to have my first game of B5 ACTA this week. I'm hoping to keep playing while getting up to s...
by IanBruntlett
Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Inspiration for fleet tactics
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Inspiration for fleet tactics

Hi, A couple of friends and I are going to play a scenario this week. I've been reading the rules and making notes and looking at forums and the Mongoose free downloads. I'd like to know this:- has anyone read any books re: fleet actions that will translate well into B5 ACTA tactics? I'm thinking of...
by IanBruntlett
Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA - Fleet Lists book - Quantities of fighters.
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

ACTA - Fleet Lists book - Quantities of fighters.

lastbesthope wrote:-

"The number of fighters in a flight is dependent on fighter type, but historically within ACTA a flight of Furies is 6 individual fighters. Whereas for a WS fighter it is one per flight. "

What's a WS?

TIA


Ian
by IanBruntlett
Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: ACTA - Fleet Lists book - Quantities of fighters.
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

ACTA - Fleet Lists book - Quantities of fighters.

Some ships can carry fighters. Unfortunately the *quantities* of fighters involved is vague and, to me, undefined. This book uses phrases like:- "Patrol(Wing of Four Flights)" - p 8 - how many craft does that mean? and on p9, for the Explorer Class Survey ship, it is written it has a complement of 6...