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by Iron Domokun
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Official A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Update
Replies: 30
Views: 3254

Re: Official A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Update

Aw, you haven't seen anything yet. Anyone who lived through the TFG era of SFB knows the SFU has a long tradition of errata for the errata on the errata of their errata. That's what ADB thought the players wanted. They were seriously wrong, but they have learned their lessons. In anything as comple...
by Iron Domokun
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Any news on the fleet boxes
Replies: 60
Views: 5370

Re: Any news on the fleet boxes

@Greg Smith: Hey, the SFB master rulebook is 464 pages long!! So 11 pages isn't too bad. :)

@Matt Sprange: As a resident of the rest of the world, I'm glad to hear I'll be getting my stuff soon.
by Iron Domokun
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Plasma Bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Re: Plasma Bolts

So when you fire a bolt, does it act like other direct-fire weapons and ignore the shields on a natural '6'? Since it's no longer "seeking", it should. That would make it a poor-man's photon torpedo...
by Iron Domokun
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF
Replies: 354
Views: 63610

Re: Where are all the pics of painted minis? SF

I think this is roughly correct:

Type-R: 7 AD
S: 5 AD
G: ??
F: 2
by Iron Domokun
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Lets talk Gorn
Replies: 58
Views: 4713

Re: Lets talk Gorn

I think Battlegroup Murfreesboro played something like sixty games? And with so many empires to deal with, it's hard to give everything a thorough workout. Especially with the rules changing constantly as well. So it's easy to spot really gross errors, but a lot of things are going to slip under the...
by Iron Domokun
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: First two games of ACTA:SF tonight
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: First two games of ACTA:SF tonight

Yeah, sixty ships on the table at once would simply be untenable in Federation Commander. As for SFB... :roll: Might be too big even for ACTASF, but I suppose it could be an all-day game if you wanted.
by Iron Domokun
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Monsters
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

Re: Monsters

No, it's the other way around. A trekker watches the show; a trekkie tries to re-live it.
... and they both argue about the differences between trekkies and trekkers on internet boards.
by Iron Domokun
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Im curious again!
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: Im curious again!

A Kzinti who charges in with overloaded Disruptors nose to nore with a Photon or Plasma race with loaded weapons is in for a world of hurt.
I never disputed that. You're arguing with yourself.
by Iron Domokun
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shields
Replies: 28
Views: 2626

Re: Shields

Yes, as I understand it, your post is correct. It is both reinforcement and repair. A ship with 18 shields that rolls a 12 goes up to 30 to the end of the turn, and then at the end of the turn it drops down to the original maximum Shield rating (24 in the example you quoted).
by Iron Domokun
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Reload special order
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: Reload special order

And a Fed ship which goes Reload-Overload is stuck for two turns with Power Drain. Ouch.
by Iron Domokun
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Im curious again!
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: Im curious again!

Crunch power (damage output in one turn) is not what makes a weapon a "heavy weapon", it's defined by the background. Drones and phasers are secondary weapons, disruptors, plasma, photons are heavy weapons.
by Iron Domokun
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shields
Replies: 28
Views: 2626

Re: Shields

Lincoln, your shields would be at 24. Boost energy to shields repairs shields if they were damaged.
by Iron Domokun
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Im curious again!
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: Im curious again!

The Kzinti can run some Drone heavy fleets that can really crush a smaller ship every turn unless you are carefull but they suffer in close due to lack of any heavy weapons
Disruptors are heavy weapons, and on the DW and larger they'll have as many disruptors as the Klingons.
by Iron Domokun
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Klingon F6 renderings going up
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: Klingon F6 renderings going up

Well, "destroynought" sounds silly.

Say, if a dreadnought dreads nothing, what does a frignought do?
by Iron Domokun
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: AAR - Federation vs. Romulans.
Replies: 33
Views: 3404

Re: AAR - Federation vs. Romulans.

If you're cloaked, drones cannot be fired at your ship at all. If you're fading in, you get a 4+ Stealth save, so 10AD of drones would score, on average 3.5 * 10 / 2, or 17.5 damage. Also, 8 AD of plasma is 3.5 * 8 hits on average, or 28 hits. Which isn't bad. If the Hawk series are a bad bargain in...
by Iron Domokun
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A Call to Arms: Star Fleet book quality.
Replies: 14
Views: 2128

Re: A Call to Arms: Star Fleet book quality.

I have had no problems with the binding on my pdf version of the Noble Armada rulebook. :wink: Still waiting for my ACTASF stuff however, but I am told it should be here Real Soon Now.
by Iron Domokun
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Klingon E5 renderings going up
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Re: Klingon E5 renderings going up

Nomad, yes the next hardcover should have more stats for Tholians and Orions. Dunno when we'll be seeing renders for those ships though.
by Iron Domokun
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: How much fun is ACTA:SF?
Replies: 40
Views: 4965

Re: How much fun is ACTA:SF?

"Tech sloshing" is a term for proposing a ship from empire X which uses weapons exclusively used by empire Y. Ion cannons are exclusively used by the Vudar so proposing a Klingon ship with ion cannons is tech sloshing. The intention is to keep each empire as distinct as possible.
by Iron Domokun
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Official A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Update
Replies: 30
Views: 3254

Re: Official A Call to Arms: Star Fleet Update

Plasma-Ds used ammunition, pre-packaged plasmas in a factory. It cost 0.5 points of power each to get them ready to launch. Once you ran out of canisters, you ran out of plasma-Ds. Ships mounting them usually had 2 or 3 full reloads for their racks. Edit: my ire was directed at people who think the ...
by Iron Domokun
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Scouts and variants
Replies: 18
Views: 2666

Re: Scouts and variants

Dunno when they will be officially appearing. Scout rules are in the main rulebook I understand. You can take a rough guess at what a scout would look like by taking a frigate or light cruiser and swapping the heavy weapons (photons/disruptors/plasma) for the Scout trait.