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by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

Tolwyn wrote:That was the original Defiant in First Contact :wink:
No, pretty sure that was the second...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

sigh, wading in, the Defiant was one of only a small number of ships if i recall, 3 was it, that were deemed unsuitable for whatever reason, think they had dodgy power management or somethign. the defiant got the romulan cloak, and initially a romulan tech dude. there were never supposed to be more...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

was written by william shatner, set after star trek generations. on novels yes they did (one improved over the earlier defiants), also would make sense that if the prototype did the rest would. this wa also a matt black spec-ops defiant. I see... Mr Shatner's fan-wank given the legitamcy of his sta...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

I never heard of that one - and since when did the later Defiants have cloaking devices?

I do recall the Dominion finding a way to detect the Defiant under cloak but I seem to remember the technique being confined to them?
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

well its form novels as well, pretty much any cloak can be detected with plot power. also didnt the romulans know how to track the defiant under cloak again due to emissions. they may be low but if you know what to look for you can find it. I'm pretty sure the Defiant made at least one sojourn into...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

I think you're dealing with the Enterprise -factor there, Katadder. Cloaked ships operate until emissions control, it's pretty blatantly stated in at least one episode of TNG that I can think of - that one where Troi pretends to be Romulan. The commander of the Warbird talks about emissions betrayin...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

As much as you are, Burger. :)
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

I never really followed that logic. Why is it easier to say "The Demos is overpowered, make it 3 more points" than saying "The Demos is overpowered, knock 4ADs off the main weapon"? Because changing the points value is faster and easier to playtest? Because changing the points value doesn't change ...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

Yes, but IMO it requires too much suspension of disbelief. "Oh my ship just happens to be directly behind you, facing up your exhaust pipe"... it might be fair and balanced and just like a jump point, but it isn't believable - to me, at least. It's totally believable in the source material though. ...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

problem with that is it removes the whole decloak attack, cloak, decloak, attack tactic of klinks and roms. which is why I tried to come up with something for cloaking again but without the whole secret movement thing. it could be that once cloaked you disengage but did try to take it a little furt...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

No. No, no, no. You cannot detect and fire on a cloaked ship unless it's malfunctioning or you're the Enterprise . Cloaking should work as Katadder describes (pretty much spot on for a turn-based game) but I'd change recloaking to simply removing the ship from the table as a disengage. Like the Shad...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

Da Boss wrote:I thought most of them could cloak in game - it was huge fun and felt ST enough for me but then each to their own..........
Only about half the Klingon ships could cloak. All the Romulan ships could, except the building ship and freighter.
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

No it isn't... but I trust you, Greg. Even if only because I wiped out your Psi Corps fleet and still lost to you... wait, that's not a good reason... :?
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

Star Trek Armada - loved it - many a happy hour spent in mass destruction and fun campaigns- if all that was availabe as a minis game as well - be equally enjoyable.........plenty of cool ships and abilites there. Almost none of which was remotely accurate... Still, some of the "new" ship classes w...
by Lord David the Denied
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

A decent Star Trek tabletop game would be great, but I fear a huge lack of accuracy. There's plenty of published information saying what each ship is capable of, but none of the computer game developers have got it right - with the possible exception of those behind A Final Unity from back in the da...
by Lord David the Denied
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: B5 Licence will not be renewed in 2009
Replies: 123
Views: 20042

Battlefleet Gothic still has a vibrant fan community and people continue to play the game long after it got "specialised" and, as far as I'm aware, killed off entirely. I gave it up long ago simply because I have no players, but I still have my stuff and could still play it. The same will no doubt ...
by Lord David the Denied
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

In First Contact a taskforce of 20-30 ships just about defeated a Borg Cube through raw firepower. I'd say that's far from being silly. 8472 ships are even more powerful as you say but for a Borg vs. 8472 encounter, that may just about be possible... Either way - they wouldn't be intended as common...
by Lord David the Denied
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

There's no way either the Borg or 8472 could be included and maintain any claim to accuracy of any sort. An entire Starfleet taskforce can't stop a single Borg vessel by brute firepower, only the plot-powered Enterprise/Voyager crew could do it. Same for 8472, they slaughter the Borg in ship combat,...
by Lord David the Denied
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A New Edition of ACTA is coming...
Replies: 228
Views: 29982

Da Boss wrote:nor did they - then the Emperor Class Battelship fired its Nova Cannon :shock:

the phrase "what does that do?" from Buffy srpings to mind 8)
Emperor-class battleships dont have Nova cannon...
by Lord David the Denied
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Knife Fight White Star Playtest rumblings
Replies: 28
Views: 3734

The extraction beam was Da Boss' idea as far as I know, and all a bit too comedy-relief for my liking.