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Brother Glacius

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  1. Most likely won't be able to show this sunday due to a prior commitment.
  2. Got an email stating that "most" of my stuff is on its way, and sorry for the delay. I'd really like to know what "most" of my order means.
  3. Thanks Mike, that is good to know. @Gen. Eric I did look at the store, and that wasn't a great reference. Spartan's Gallery really needs an update. They have some great models, but not great photo's of them. I would love to see a faction gallery that actually showed off the models and allowed you to find them in an intuitive way.
  4. So the new Orbats don't contain any images. Is there anything out there to help with ship identification?
  5. Sorry I missed the action. I was there right at noon, but could only stay for 10 minutes as I had to get back home so that the fam could catch the new Spidey movie (which was amazing, no pun ...okay, maybe a little intended). I've got Empire, Federated, and the Chinese. Sounds like you don't have a regular FSA player yet, so I'll happily grab that spot. I am somewhat tempted to bring the CF as they are so damn sexy. But the variety with them is so darn limited. Besides, FSA was my first fleet ever, so it will be nice to get back to them. Nice to see a few other people post up. Who knew so many players were around Portland.
  6. I'll do my best to swing by on Sunday. I doubt I'll have a fleet ready though as I'll have to go digging through my office to find them. However, in the future, I'll be happy to bring my FSA fleet.
  7. Wait a minute....there's another Dystopian Wars player in Portland????
  8. Thank you Spartan Derek. It is encouraging to hear of work and advancement on the game.
  9. At least that is what their blog site says using the Planetfall tag. How do you go two years without mentioning a game? I really just don't get Spartan. They make fantastic models. The rules aren't always the cleanest, but I have felt that they were on the right track with each iteration getting better. But damn, the long areas of silence is just deafening. Find something to say about your games, even if no new stuff is out. Create some tactics articles or paint showcases. We just need something from you to see that a game isn't dead.
  10. So I noticed that you can leave a comment on the latest blog entry. I did and it said there were 10 other comments, however, there seem to be no way to view them.
  11. So I don't have the fleet action rules, but I have played the fast rules for Firestorm. Is the same random damage table in the DW version? Because that was the one thing I didn't like. A glancing hit could blow you up, while a major hit might only leave you with barely anything.
  12. DW 3.0 needs less tokens, and a more simplified damage system. I really like planetfall. If DW can move in that direction, that would be a good thing.
  13. Just curious. Picked up a fleet of these guys as I've always liked the way they looked. Saw that I've got the whole line already, and was hoping that it will expand some in the future.
  14. Personally, CQB seems a little odd to me. In its description, this is basically small arms fire and typically to be used against infantry. And yet CQB is just as damaging to these huge armored vehicles as the main armaments. For V2, I'd really like to see something like the following: CQB vs infantry or light models use the RED dice mechanic. CQB vs armored use the BLUE dice mechanic. CQB vs leviathan use the BLACK dice mechanic. Leviathan CQB always use the RED dice mechanic vs all targets. Now CQB fits with the description. Useful and deadly vs light armored targets. Vs heavier armored targets, not as effective. Plus, we now have a reason to have Leviathan CQB.
  15. And here is where the problem lies. When they make a ruling that contradicts the written text, then they need to change the written text. You can't expect people to search the forum to learn how to play. They are going to download the available book and trust that it is correct.
  16. They should really FAQ that, or fix the living rulebook, because as it stands now, the book is very clear as to when they can and cannot use the normal CQB. You can't expect people to try to track down a forum post just go get the rules right. I played a game last night where my opponent thought that Forlorn Hope saved the unit until the next round. The online rules clearly stated that it got removed, but his book didn't. So if getting into BTB with a leviathan doesn't force CQB, then they need to fix the wording in the rulebook.
  17. Based on the rules on page 96, it does indeed appear that when an enemy gets into btb with a leviathan, it loses the ability to use the first CQB stat. Therefore you played it correctly.
  18. So I'm fairly new to the game, but have had a few matches. I've been reading the rules on CQB and it does indeed look like a leviathan must use its LCQB stat when a model in in btb. Here is why: Based on the rules of logic, they only get to use the first CQB number when NOT in base to base. I see no other way to interpret that statement. If enemy models are in btb, then the LCQB can only be used to damage one of them. So yes, you should probably always throw one model into BTB vs a leviathan. You could either force it to use a lower stat, and/or limit it to inflicting a single casualty.
  19. I really don't care for the damage table in Taskforce. Far too random. Oh look, I barely hit you, but we both rolled high and so your ship goes boom. Oh, you smashed my face in with that hit roll, but we both rolled low and my ship is only disordered. It does do the job though of speeding games up.
  20. Well, there is validity to the point that designing ORBATS for 2.0 but still using them in 1.0 is not a great idea. I've been reading every faction's thread, and the whole "wait for 2.0" seems to come out a lot. Problem is, we don't have 2.0, we don't know when 2.0 is going to drop...but we still want to have fun, balanced games now. Not a great design decision, from my point of view.
  21. I still don't have a clear picture of the Relthozans. Where is the best place to learn their lore? You guys seem to be going off of details that are not on the spartan web site.
  22. I'm a huge fan of the Spartan games. I currently own models for Dystopian Wars, Dystopian Legions, Firestorm Armada, and Planetfall. Locally, there is not a big community for the games though. Seems like lots of people own some Spartan stuff, but getting them to come out and play is a bit hard. Some of this has been to the length of time it takes to play a game. That is why I really enjoy Planetfall. The game is quick, rewarding, and looks great on a table. When I do get games in at my LGS, I always get people asking about the game. I usually direct them to the web site to learn more. One of the comments that I repeatedly get back from people is that there isn't much background for the game. It is one of the few failings I see from Spartan. Most wargamers that I know, like to feel connected to their armies. It generally determines what they play. Not only that, but the more connected they feel, the more they invest in it as well. I find it is hard to reach that with the Firestorm series. I know there are fleet guides out there for FA, but so far nothing for Planetfall. Is this going to change in the near future?
  23. some form of documentation would have been great
  24. So I have several pieces of Planetfall buildings now due to the starter set and several helixes. However, I've noticed on some of them that they come with extra card bits that I have no clue what to do with. They don't seem to fit anywhere on the frames. Has this been posted somewhere?
  25. New Relthoza player here. I will just say that it is very disconcerting to hear that how the army plays has been changed. Balance changes are one thing, role changes are quite another. I hope I just didn't invest in a new army that is going to change completely again when the next ORBAT version comes out.
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