Which Fleet Should Be Next?

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Which Fleet Should be Next?

'Thirdspace' Aliens
15
14%
Covert EA with Shadow Tech
9
8%
pak'ma'ra
32
29%
Ipsha
10
9%
Belt Alliance
10
9%
Gaim
21
19%
Orieni
13
12%
 
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Which Fleet Should Be Next?

Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:00 pm

Hi guys,

We are considering a new fleet or two for next year. Which should we do? The poll features our short list.

The covert EA one may sound a bit weird, but you will be hearing all sorts of things about them in the novels and (I am guessing) maybe Lost Tales.

If we do Belt Alliance, we may allow Raiders to 'dip' into the list too.

Everything else should be fairly straight forward. So, what will be your pleasure?
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Postby Bubba Ho-Tep » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:07 pm

Sweet! Thanks Matt.
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Postby Burger » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:08 pm

<Noob> Who are the Belt Alliance? </Noob>
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Postby Shadow Queen » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:08 pm

Belt sounds nice
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Postby emperorpenguin » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:11 pm

Burger wrote:<Noob> Who are the Belt Alliance? </Noob>
started out as a kind of private security cartel for protecting asteroid miners from raiders in the mars-jupiter asteroid belt, hence the term "Belt alliance"
Since then has expanded, long story, blah, blah but they fought the Boneheads in the war.
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Postby Shadow Queen » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:14 pm

A splinter group who were in earth controled space before the centari arrived Around the 3rd world war see the EA Book for the rpg 1st ed
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Postby emperorpenguin » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:14 pm

I went with Gaim but I'd just as happily see Pak'ma'ra/Ipsha

As a Centauri player I'd like to see the Orieni too.

But not the 3rd space aliens. They were in one film and will never be seen again, different dimensions and all.

More EA? No thanks, they're turning into your Space Marines! :lol:
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Postby frobisher » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:27 pm

I went with Oreini.

'Cos they'd be fun in the modern era as abandoned Vorlon Minions, plus with something of a grudge against the Drakh too, but probably against most of the younger races for having driven their gods off.
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Postby Lorcan Nagle » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:30 pm

I went for Pak'Ma'Ra. After the EA, they're the most recognisable race on the list, and there's enough EA out there at the moment that we can wait. I never really liked the Thirdspace aliens. Nice idea but horribly shoehorned into the timeline.
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Postby Burger » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:32 pm

Thirdspace for me.
Sure they were only in 1 film and can't possibly enter our dimension blah blah... but hey we have Dilgar fighting ISA, so why not :P
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Postby Shadow Queen » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:32 pm

who are the Oreini?
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Postby emperorpenguin » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:37 pm

Shadow Queen wrote:who are the Oreini?
a race from the galactic east of the Centauri Republic. They were quite devoted followers of the Vorlons. Allied to the Drazi against the Centauri, fought a long bloody war with the Centauri and were eventually defeated, hundreds of years before the B5 timeline.
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Postby frobisher » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:08 pm

emperorpenguin wrote:
Shadow Queen wrote:who are the Oreini?
a race from the galactic east of the Centauri Republic. They were quite devoted followers of the Vorlons. Allied to the Drazi against the Centauri, fought a long bloody war with the Centauri and were eventually defeated, hundreds of years before the B5 timeline.
Not quite a real victory per se, though the Centauri came out of the war much better than the Orieni (who lost their chance to be the major galactoc power), but not that much territory was gained by the Centauri because of it. The collateral damage though was something else, with quite a few minor races pretty much becoming extinct.

I'd love to see how the Hunter Killers translate to ACtA :)
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Postby Chewy » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:10 pm

I'd like to see pak'ma'ra


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Postby emperorpenguin » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:10 pm

frobisher wrote:Not quite a real victory per se, though the Centauri came out of the war much better than the Orieni (who lost their chance to be the major galactoc power), but not that much territory was gained by the Centauri because of it. The collateral damage though was something else, with quite a few minor races pretty much becoming extinct.

I'd love to see how the Hunter Killers translate to ACtA :)
I thought I'd put a Centauri propaganda spin on it!

That said I most recently read the Primus ship plans and they give the impression that the war was a Centauri walkover, at odds with the AOG stuff
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Postby LordClinto » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:13 pm

I voted for Pak'ma'ra but why weren't technomages on the list?
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Postby Lord David the Denied » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:16 pm

I'd avoid the Thirdspace aliens as they stretch the boundaries of "what if?" to the limit and by all accounts would trounce the Vorlons... not much of a gaming fleet, by my reckoning.

I'd also avoid yet more EA aside from a couple of new ships for the lower levels in the Crusade list.

Otherwise, any and all of those choices look good.
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Postby Reaverman » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:17 pm

Lord David the Denied wrote:I'd avoid the Thirdspace aliens as they stretch the boundaries of "what if?" to the limit and by all accounts would trounce the Vorlons... not much of a gaming fleet, by my reckoning.

I'd also avoid yet more EA aside from a couple of new ships for the lower levels in the Crusade list.

Otherwise, any and all of those choices look good.
Agreed....I think they would be way too powerful
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Postby frobisher » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:18 pm

emperorpenguin wrote:I thought I'd put a Centauri propaganda spin on it!

That said I most recently read the Primus ship plans and they give the impression that the war was a Centauri walkover, at odds with the AOG stuff
Though the plans' text are presented "in setting" so of course all the reports that got out would say that :)

I think if the war was a walkover, there would be little value producing the Orieni as a fleet for ACtA. Say, what about the Alacans..? :D
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Postby Lord David the Denied » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:23 pm

Reaverman wrote:Agreed....I think they would be way too powerful
Good God! Reaverman just agreed with me! :shock:

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