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by captainsmirk
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New white star variants
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

As a Mini-beam is just a beam weapon that doesn't rake across the target doing just a point impact (the same as most other "pulse" or similar weapons), see no reason that they should not be able to have those traits... *Edit - In fact you might expect precise to fit with the operation of a mini-beam...
by captainsmirk
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shadows playtest changes
Replies: 140
Views: 19543

Whilst I can't recall any evidence to suggest that it wouldn't be entirely surprising. I was only using it as an example of why the Vorlons might also be able to ignore some of the effects of fighting in Hyperspace, the Shadows already appear to have enough evidence to support that anyway... Nick *E...
by captainsmirk
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shadows playtest changes
Replies: 140
Views: 19543

Would also make no dice roll for other ancients (including vorlon) as they've got centuries of use of hyperspace travel. Indeed the Vorlons were apparently capable of manipulating hyperspace to create a "pocket" large enough to hide their fleet in. That would suggest a much greater understanding th...
by captainsmirk
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Shadows playtest changes
Replies: 140
Views: 19543

As the beacons are mounted on jump gates which the Shadows don't use (and are in fact a product of Vorlon technology) it seems unlikely that the Shadows would rely on them (although they could of course have their own system of beacons that only they can detect...)


Nick
by captainsmirk
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Omega boresight
Replies: 37
Views: 5811

Just seems strange that if they were at a later stage of development than the humans that after nearly a thousand they wouldn't have been capable of space flight by the time of the Centauri invasion (humanity was a sub-stellar space power by the same time)... I mentioned the Ragesh 3 thing above as ...
by captainsmirk
Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Omega boresight
Replies: 37
Views: 5811

They understood the concept of beings from another world, and indeed the existence of other worlds, and did not need to ascribe them to any kind of divine or demonic source. That would put them several hundred years further ahead than recorded human wisdom on the same topic. Regards, Dave I don't r...
by captainsmirk
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Omega boresight
Replies: 37
Views: 5811

They knew about it because the Shadows came from space... Doesn't mean they in any way fully understood the concept in any fashion more than the humans believing that the Vorlons were angels come from heaven. And ok the book might have always been hand written but they would surely have had more kno...
by captainsmirk
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Omega boresight
Replies: 37
Views: 5811

Although Ragesh 3 is described as being a former Narn colony which the Centauri took when the Narn try to take it back. This was however in the very first episode (after the pilot anyway) and thus is superseded by later evidence (presumably because the background hadn't yet been fully fleshed out by...
by captainsmirk
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Omega boresight
Replies: 37
Views: 5811

Not certain that is true. From what we know of the Book of G'Quan, the Narn were sufficient well advanced during the time of the 1st Shadow War (circa 1250 AD Earth time) to know about space flight and telepaths, which would make them way more advanced than Humans at that time. We know little else ...
by captainsmirk
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Omega boresight
Replies: 37
Views: 5811

Of course you could just explain the boresight as being two sets of weapons that due to the limits of their mountings can only both fire on the same target when it is directly ahead (the Omega's forward lasers match this quite well), thus getting half AD within forward arc because only half the guns...
by captainsmirk
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Omega boresight
Replies: 37
Views: 5811

I think everyone knows that by now. They just dont like to change. And I think they would get ticked off making Omegas fwd arc where narn, an older race , would still be boresighted. Not that this effects the argument since most of the Narn's technology derives from Centauri stuff anyway... But the...
by captainsmirk
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: P&P Playtest Pack v 1.1
Replies: 174
Views: 32612

2. Earth Nukes are a little over the top, SAP, TD. If Sagitarius can use these things, the galaxy is doomed. We all felt that having Nukes at AP, TD and limiting them to big ships only (Apollo, Marathon, Warlock), would be a little better. Well, I'd also like the Hyperion to have access to it as we...
by captainsmirk
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Army of Light - no more League? Playtest rules questions.
Replies: 145
Views: 18515

Gaim - the diplomat is reluctant, do we have evidence they actually supplied ships? Well on this one the Gaim's reluctance was based on the fact that they couldn't see any possible chance of winning. They asked Sheridan to prove that he had equal power to the Shadows, so he brought in the Vorlon's....
by captainsmirk
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Dilgar vs Earth Early Years
Replies: 66
Views: 11376

Does anyone have the B5W cost of the Sharlin and the Warlock? Sharlin = 1825 Warlock = 1800 Plus your omitting a rather major difference between a ship in a space battle targeting another ship visually and the Hubble targeting a galaxy. A galaxy doesn't move (at least not at any appreciable speed),...
by captainsmirk
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Dilgar vs Earth Early Years
Replies: 66
Views: 11376

Ever heard of a little gun called the MP38 or the MP40? The Germans had quite a few of those... As for why the Russians had lots of submachine guns compared to rifles is similar to why they have the Kalashnikov today, a cheap simple weapon that a soldier with little or no training can just spray bul...
by captainsmirk
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Dilgar vs Earth Early Years
Replies: 66
Views: 11376

Indeed, and I admit that it seems unlikely that all the involved League races would be unable to realise that but apparently that's what the Dilgar had come to expect... Admittedly the only League race that had really been involved in offensive action on a strategic scale up to that point (the Dilga...
by captainsmirk
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Dilgar vs Earth Early Years
Replies: 66
Views: 11376

The fact that the Dilgar have war level ships but the early EA don't doesn't really reflect any massive technological advantage those ships are simple bigger and more heavily armed than any ones the EA builds but are no better protected technologically (worse in fact due to the lack of interceptors....
by captainsmirk
Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Modern combat : is it out..?
Replies: 42
Views: 8127

Whilst the site is for USMC veterans the actually post doesn't mention the marine corps once and only talks about the army...


Nick
by captainsmirk
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Oracle Fins Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3805

Indeed that one does show five... I was working off not the model but the 3d drawing they had in their "Atlas of Earth Alliance Wars" supplement, which admittedly doesn't show the bottom of the ship where the extra turrets are. Well LBH will now know where to put them and he can decide on whether he...
by captainsmirk
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Oracle Fins Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3805

Well according to the old AoG 3d model it should have three. One on either side of the front section and one on the top just in front of the spine/radome/bridge/whatever.

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