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by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Hyperion early years as per the series
Replies: 50
Views: 9566

Well it was more the idea that the EA bought laser tech as a whole, rather than just the heavy laser design... Thats what it was in B5wars, although I still fail to see why they couldn't have worked that one out for themselves. Plus G'Kar said they would sell weapons of Centauri design so as not inc...
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A modern day combat
Replies: 74
Views: 24646

WW1 and WW2 the British considered them the best army in the world. In Beevor's "Inside the British Army" he said that after Desert storm the British had a newfound respect for the French, considering them better than the US troops. Well that proved so totally correct in WW2 (then again the British...
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A modern day combat
Replies: 74
Views: 24646

Ok when did they last win a war without the British and the Americans to hold their hands... Nick *Edit Why did they even bother building a great big nuclear powered aircraft carrier when they can't risk sending it anywhere that it might possibly get damaged (especially if its propeller falls off......
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Hyperion early years as per the series
Replies: 50
Views: 9566

Especially the lasers. We dont see any of them really use during "in the beginning". And fluff also states that laser weaponry was bought form the Narn during that period. So beam ships should only appear on early era refits.. A Nova firing lasers in In the Beginning for your persusal sir: http://i...
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Hyperion early years as per the series
Replies: 50
Views: 9566

Re: Hyperion early years as per the series

Alexb83 wrote:Incidentally, where does the third age start? at 2258, or immediately after the war?
At least as early as 2250, the in service date for the Omega.

Nick
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Dodge
Replies: 46
Views: 9398

ActA Book 1, p18: Beam: Beam weapons have gained a legendary status in the galaxy and all races have tried to develop effective ones, although not all succeed. If an Attack Die from this weapon successfully strikes a target, immediately re-roll to attack again - the target number this time, however...
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A merging of b5wars and acta?
Replies: 92
Views: 18170

Yet the Omega's lasers are quite obviously mounted on a turret capable of horizontal and vertical movement...

*Edit
As are the Hyperions as well, and the Narn are seen firing their lasers at not boresight angles as well.
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A merging of b5wars and acta?
Replies: 92
Views: 18170

Which in my opinion was a good idea, as when fighting in the vastness of space no one is going to be stupid enough to fit they main weapons on a slow, brick-like ship in a fashion where they have to actually turn the whole thing to line up for a shot... :evil:

Nick
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: A modern day combat
Replies: 74
Views: 24646

25-35% are French nationals apparently, which is actually a lot more than when they were originally founded. Plus most of the officers are French. In the 1980's there were lots of Brits and Serbs. These days they get quite a lot of Africans and Balkan nationals (probably mostly escaped war criminals...
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: One for our Mythbusters.
Replies: 39
Views: 8182

But its hardly much of an increase over the basic 'fury.

Anyway as I said its probably more to do with the nice aerodynamic fuselage...

(Though I guess they act as control surfaces, which is something it doesn't need for space flight...)

Nick
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Stealth - A New Approach
Replies: 101
Views: 19334

The minbari had been using Sharlins for centuries by the time of the E-M war, they could very easily have had some ships that used to belong to the military cast but were given to the worker cast when a better newer warship was built. those second hand ships might not have had the newest stealth sy...
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Armageddon: success or Failure?
Replies: 92
Views: 21141

Yep, the Hyperion had lots of plasma cannons. Although it actually had Particle cannons not Medium Lasers. It was the Hecate (a Hyperion by another name, a fluff attempt to disguise an updated cruiser design as a testbed, to avoid budget restraints...) that had the lasers.

Nick
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: One for our Mythbusters.
Replies: 39
Views: 8182

The thing about Starfuries is they are apart from the Nial the most maneuverable fighter in the series. We only ever see Sentris making sweeping turns where as Starfuries turn on a dime and spin around all over the place. Hell the Starfury design is obviously more capable as space fighter than most ...
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: House rules for beam-less Centauri?
Replies: 151
Views: 28283

Unfortunatly various official sources mention the presence of Lasers on Centauri ships, which why I am reluctant to remove them completely, but the support laser idea is probably the best. As for Garibaldi's comment, he may just have been refering to their main weapons. Not all EA weapons are Beams ...
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: House rules for beam-less Centauri?
Replies: 151
Views: 28283

Voronesh wrote:Stupid MB AF rule, otherwise idb be perfect.
They could do with having a rule between Beam and MB, which ignores interceptors but doesn't get the beam re-rolls or AF.

Mini-Beam, Beam, Big F***ing Beam?

Beam, Mini-Beam, Micro-Beam?

Or my personal favourite:
Mini-Beam, Beam, Slicer?

Nick
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: House rules for beam-less Centauri?
Replies: 151
Views: 28283

In fact I swear garibaldi used some phrase like 'centauri energy weapons use an explosive rather than slicing mode' when they were discussing the damage done by the 'raiders' (read: Vorchan wing)that were using centauri weapons pre Fall of Centauri Prime. Which would seem to suggest no lasers. Well...
by captainsmirk
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Next Generation Warships
Replies: 27
Views: 6196

Another odd thing, the Marathon at battle level has AJP but the ships at war level dont? you would think they would retrofit a super carrier with an AJP for straegic values. Also it would then give a point to using the omega CC over the basic if the variant had AJP. No a big point, but still, a poi...
by captainsmirk
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Stealth - A New Approach
Replies: 101
Views: 19334

Well they were involved along side the Warrior caste ones during the E-M war. And is there any point having a warship which isn't a full warship. As I said the White Star had Stealth (well a Jammer anyway) in B5wars. I suspect a major reason that it never will have in ACTA is that it already has dod...
by captainsmirk
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: House rules for beam-less Centauri?
Replies: 151
Views: 28283

Couldn't agree more on that one. The B5wars Ion weapons bear no relation...

Although I still struggle to give up the Battle Lasers.

*sigh*

Perhaps I just too sentimental and have spent too long with B5wars...

Nick
by captainsmirk
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Armageddon: success or Failure?
Replies: 92
Views: 21141

They managed to produce different stats for the Avenger in the Early Years list didn't they, why not the Hyperion? :?

Nick