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#1 Jman4117

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 02:53 AM

*KLAXON SOUNDING*

ATTENTION ALL TDF FORCES

DROPSHIPS INBOUND, TARGETS PRESUMED HOSTILE.

I repeat, DROPSHIPS INBOUND!

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SCRAMBLE! SCRAMBLE!

Capellan forces are moving in on multiple attack vectors!
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Defend our base in this sector at all costs!
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Posted 29 May 2020 - 05:35 AM

I have no idea what's going on.

In which case, have at thee with this turret and a mighty 1d12!

*crack*

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Um - I think perhaps have a hug instead.
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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:55 AM

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Our Griffin and Urbanmech advance into the forest outside our base, they'll hunker down here while the Wolverine scouts out the enemy.

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The Wolverine's HUD flashes TDR as he comes into range. It's a Thunderbolt, too strong for our Wolverine, so he'll be retreating into the other patch of woods to the west.

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Along the way he detects another Wolverine coming in behind the Thunderbolt.

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And an Urbanmech dashing for the same patch of woods as our Wolverine at an astonishing 32km/h!
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Posted 30 May 2020 - 03:24 PM

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Everyone rushes into the best cover available and prepares to engage! Our Urbie is slow and only managed to get to light woods so he's the easiest to hit. Hopefully our Wolverine that ran into high cover will be taken more seriously and they'll waste ammo on him first!

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3 v 5 hit mods...I think this is where we're gonna start with the fighting! FIRE!!!!!

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Both sides focus fire on the Wolverine and Urbanmech on the front line. The Urbie gives our mech an AC10 to the torso, and small laser to the leg. His friends manage to connect with a couple of medium lasers from max range also to the leg. Our side does much better and disarms that damned AC10!

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The enemy Wolverine moves in to get a better shot since most of his weapons are at a disadvantage. The Thunderbolt hangs back to drop LRMs on us.

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Our Wolverine turns to face the greater threat after our fire support team promises they'll get him next time!

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 11:49 PM

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Everyone focuses on our Wolverine, several medium lasers connect and nearly kill him. He's doing to just his center torso and the medium laser on the head.

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That little orange die is all he has left! Meanwhile our Urbie and Griffin continue to give them hell!

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The Griffin runs to the right and attempts to flank the incoming mechs while our Urbanmech continues sniping at the other Urbie behind our Wolverine.

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Two large laser strikes from our Urbanmech finish ripping theirs apart. It's now immobile and armed with a weapon that can only fire 3 hexes. Unfortunately our Wolverine fell to the other two enemy mechs:

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Can't really argue with 12s on a large laser and an LRM 15! Our pilot is now a pink paste on the inside of his cockpit! Time for revenge!
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Posted 31 May 2020 - 02:39 PM

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Wolverine incomine! I need backup!

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The Griffin comes back from taking ranged pot shots and gets at minimum PPC range and lets loose with EVERYTHING he's got.

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The Wolvie has been trying to take out that main gun out our Urbanmech, but ours has been modded to have more than just a small laser on the off-side! 2 medium lasers continue to rip him to hell!

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Our Urbie managed to drop him, but the final shots from the Wolverine bring him down with him.

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Guess it's gonna come down to a Griffin battling a Thunderbolt!
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Posted 01 June 2020 - 02:05 AM

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The Thunderbolt fires off everything he's got, but only the LRM and Large Laser connect. 8 damage to the center torso but most of those LRMs missed!

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We return fire on the already heavily damaged mech. Medium laser to the chest!

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BOOM! Mech destroyed!

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The Capellan mech falls to the ground as all it's weapons miss and the pilot ejects!

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Our Griffin is the last mech standing, aside from that crippled, disarmed Urbanmech we'll be salvaging.

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We've taken minimal damage to this mech but our Wolverine is a total loss and our Urbie is barely salvageable.
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Posted 01 June 2020 - 02:12 AM

Recap:

Griffin GRF-1E (Nominal)
Urbanmech UM-R60M (Crippled)
Urbanmech UM-R60 (Salvaged)
Wolverine WVR-6M (Salvaged)
Wolverine WVR-6M (Destroyed)
Thunderbolt TDR-5S (Destroyed)
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Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:34 AM

Cool! Is this a one player game?

The only board game we're playing at home is CATAN.

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 11:03 AM

2+

I had the 3 brown mechs, another person had the green urbanmech and another person had the other two.
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Posted 27 June 2020 - 04:21 PM

"Salvage here, we got blips on radar moving in on our position from the north. Are they ours?"

"Negative, you should have a Hunch and Urbie moving up to secure your location from the south"

"Roger, buggin' out without the cargo!"

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 12:10 AM

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"Security team on site, we got scavengers probing the perimeter"

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"Two Capellan lights, looks like  Jenner and a...Toro?"

"Where'd they get that?"

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The Jenner is scouting the downed mech, the Toro is holed up in the woods so he can range us!

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"Opening fire!....Damn, missed!"

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"Incoming LRMS!"

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"Dammit!"

"Hunch you there? Respond!?!"

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"I'm up, 5 of them just smacked into my cockpit"

"That Jenner is exploiting the chaos to flank us!"
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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:09 PM

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"Engaging Toro!"

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"See you in hell, Capellan!"

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3 CT hits, enough to core the mech!

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Our Hunchback rushed in too close for the Toro to fire its PPC and LRMs, so he can only target our Urbie. One LRM-5 connects, center torso, minimal damage.

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The real threat is that Jenner that managed to close in behind us while we were dealing with the Toro...
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Posted 29 June 2020 - 03:12 AM

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PEW!!! WOOSH!!!!!! The Jenner opens up with it's 4 medium lasers and SRM4. Luckily only one laser and missile connect.

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The laser strikes the back and a missile strikes the leg, but nothing this little guy can't handle.

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The Capellans don't win initiative so the Jenner runs flat out into the forest to stack up those modifiers..

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Which causes our Hunchback to miss with everything!

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The Urbie is more lucky and manages to snipe the Jenner from range! It was exactly 8 damage, so the weapons are still there, but it's a start!

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The Capellan mech fires back with everything on the Hunchback.

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3 lasers and a missile connect. Left arm and left leg, but this is a Hunchback, all the cool stuff is on the right shoulder!

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This time the Jenner gets initiative. So our mechs back up as much as they can with the Urbie taking the dense forest. The Jenner then runs in behind the Urbie and bears down on the Hunchback's left side.
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Posted 29 June 2020 - 06:20 AM

Bloody hell, armour diagrams, a ton of dice... Looks too complex for my taste - for a board game. How long does a game take?

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:01 AM

The full game? About an hour per mech on each side.

The simplified version we're playing? About half that.

The handful of dice really speeds it up over the standard rules of just using a single pair of dice and rolling it over and over and repeatedly consulting tables for missiles and things. :P
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Posted 29 June 2020 - 08:15 PM

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Our Hunchback turns to the left and fires his left arm mounted laser. MISS!

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The Jenner is considerably more accurate with is return fire!

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The side of our mech gets peppered with weapons fire!

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The Jenner loses initiative and darts back into cover with our mechs in hot pursuit!

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We needed a nine somewhere in that mass of 8 yellow dice...none were had!

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The Jenner on the other hand didn't need a nine, only a five and somehow only 3 weapons got that high. They strike the Urbie center torso and right arm.

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The Jenner again flees into cover unable to exploit initiative to get behind us.

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Our Hunchback miraculously connects with 5 lasers and send that Capellan to hell! There's a cascade of explosions as the damage moves from the right leg, to the right torso, then center completely destroying the mech. There's literally only a left foot left laying on the battlefield, the rest is just gone!

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Our Hunchback is shot to hell from the exchange with the Jenner, but will still be able to keep up with the Urbie that took minimal damage.
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:26 AM

Recap:
Hunchback HBK-4P (Nominal)
Urbanmech UM-R60M (Nominal)
Jenner JR7-D (Destroyed)
Toro TR-A-6 (Salvaged)

Mission Objective:
Urbanmech UM-R60 (Salvaged)

Our recovery mission was successful.
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Our Hunchback and Urbanmech took light damage.

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In the process we took down a Toro with minimal damage. Should just be engine damage and probably heatsinks. That expensive PPC in the arm is fully intact. Hopefully we can repair it and get it back into the fight on the correct side.

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Unfortunately, that Jenner was a total loss. It's a great mech, shame to lose it.
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:24 PM

Preview:

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https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Hunchback

Hunchbacks are insanely dangerous. Don't f**k with hunchbacks kids. AC/20s are no joke, basically an 8 inch naval gun that can core most mechs in one shot. It's a common Capellan mech, along with the Catapult and Urbanmech. We're facing one in the next episode!
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 05:56 AM

Today's op is a raid mission. A Capellan dropship is landed in the desert near your last deployment zone. We're sending you in to destroy it. Any Cappy mechs you can take out are gravy, but aren't required for success. Taking out that dropship will prevent them from bringing in more reinforcements.

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A Comstar gifted mech is being sent forward to reinforce the remnants of your lance for the battle. This is a downgraded Crab, not the fancy one, but it's what we have in the area.

"Sir, I've got 3 contacts!!"

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"I've got a visual. It's a Catapult, a Hunchback and an unknown light. They are guarding a Leopard dropship."

"Acknowledged. There a 4th mech?"

"Negative"

"Keep your eyes peeled"
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