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  1. Commodore Jones

    SRS rebalnace

    We've implemented playtesting of similar rules in our own gaming group with a few differences. - SRS can Link fire their PD with any ship in their PD radius as though they were a squadron of models, (so they link with the 1 Minimum rule) effectively meaning that any SRS token (w/PD rating) only provides it's token/FW rating in PD to a ship/squadron when linking . But Interceptors haven't been completely gimped, see the next point below. - Interceptors can make a second type of Intercept Move, an Interceptor SRS can declare an Intercept Move and move to touch the base of any ship/model within it's 6" Defensive radius that is currently under attack from Torpedo or Ship's Boarding Assault. The Interceptor SRS can then Combine it's full PD with that ship/squadron against said attack. However an Intercept Move counts as an Interceptors "Attack Run" thus Interceptors MUST return to base after making either type of Intercept Move. This brings Interceptors down to function exactly like any other PD capable SRS Token, you now have to choose whether to keep your SRS token out and about for a small amount of PD cover or make an "Attack Run" to use it's big dice and loose that cover. We've found this eliminates PD Mountain and the Interceptors-never-go-away issue and brings them in line with other SRS types without having to resort to drastic measures like removing all PD from Bombers/Assaulters. -Escorts Combine their PD with their parent ship (and each other) for ALL occasions, even against SRS. This makes Escorts a nasty PD screen against SRS, both for it's parent Tier 1 ship and for any other squadron when an SRS token has to fly though the Escort's PD range to get to it's target. Also, I'm trying to convince them to test a rule where squadron's Link PD against SRS (making a Driven-Off result actually possible) but haven't had much luck in convincing) As for Fighters, if everyone realized how potent Fighters truly are, there would be posts here screaming to have them nerfed.
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    Critical hit table

    I'm laughing at this, repairs at the models activation was a V1.0 rule. It all got changed to end of turn in V1.5 and V2 because players complained about it being confusing. Now it swings back to wanting on ship activation again. LOL!
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    Mine detonations

    Nevermind, found in the last of the errata.
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    Ship Stat Changes

    After having played the Sorylians for the past few weeks there is nothing wrong with the Falx/Swordbreaker battleship. It's the cruiser, heavy cruiser, frigate and corvette that need desperate stat adjustments. The dreadnought is in far greater need of stat adjustments than the battleship, the Broadsword is ranked up there with the Terran Titan, "why would I ever want to field this overpriced piece of $#!t "
  5. Relthoza and Sorylians are races to avoid introducing new players with. Cloak and the patience needed to use it properly are a bad start off to teach a new player, also on the opposite side, we've found out firsthand that half dice and re-rolls (Cloak and Stealth Systems) against a new player will frustrate them into quitting and never wanting to play again. Sorylian stats in V2.0 are so gimped that any new player (hell any experienced player) playing Sorylians are flat out going to LOSE.
  6. If you're looking to intro people to the game avoid Taskforce at all costs. It has almost no resemblance to the full 2.0 Firestorm Armada rules and will only confuse new players.
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    Introduce Yourself

    Firestorm Armada and Firestorm Planetfall. Never got into Uncharted Seas, though I wouldn't mind trying it. I have a substantial distaste for all things Steampunk so I had no desire to ever get into Dystopian Wars. Been playing Firestorm Armada since October of 2009 Austin, Texas U.S.A. At present we play nowhere, the dominant FLGS is not so friendly anymore and other places have closed down to the point where the only viable places to play are on the total opposite ends of town from where any of us live. (which means no matter where we play half of the group is going to have to make a one to two hour drive to get there) In the Firestorm 'verse, I have Terran, Aquan, Sorylian, Dindrenzi, Hawker, Xelocian, Tarakian, and Directorate fleets along with a smattering of lose Ryushi, RSN, Terquai, and Omnidyne ships. Along with small Dindrenzi and Directorate armies for Planetfall. I would like to add more Ryushi, Omnidyne, and Terquai to make at least Patrol level fleets of them, and eventually get myself a Terran Planetfall army with some Hawker forces and expand the ones I already have. When the Firestorm models start coming out I'll let you know.
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    Looking for 1000 pt list

    Add Weapon Shielding to both those Teuton squads above, the forum won't let me edit for some reason.
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    Looking for 1000 pt list

    As an alt version taking into account your Harpoon shortage Tier 1: Marshal w/Harpoon Accompaniment: Marshal w/Nuke-Spook, Harpoon w/Nuke-Spook and Turrets = 215pts Tier2: Teuton w/Aegis Accompaniment: Shields, Beams, Nukes = 275 Points Teuton w/Aegis Accompaniment: Shields, Beams, Nukes = 275 Points Tier 3 Perseus Light Cruiser squad. (Your upgrades could go either way, take +1 Shield/Shield Projector Self for maximum surviability or w/Turrets and Weapon Shielding for maximum plinkage/damage output) = 135pts Missionary frigates (or a short squad of Wayfarers.) = 100
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    Is the 3.0 in the pipeline scrapped

    It's not usually an issue, most of the time you only have to take big models (battleships, carriers, larger cruisers) off their flight stands and usually only for one turn or possibly less once the next activation moves any of the interceding models, and then you can put stuff back on peg. Trust me, from past experience 2D printouts are far worse about overlapping than models.
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    Looking for 1000 pt list

    Can always try a shielded nuclear torpedo nightmare Marshal Battlecruiser squad w/nuke-spook =280 Harpoon Torp Crusier squad w/Nuke-Spook and Turrets =225 (turrets instead of shields for maximum plinking against Dindrenzi) Teuton Crusier Squadron w/Shields, Nukes, Beams, and Weapon Shielding = 225 (or swap for a second Harpoon squad if you have it) Aegis accompaniment for the Teuton squad =50 Armsmen frigates (or full Wayfarer squad depending on your preference) =120 Missionary frigates (or a short squad of Wayfarers.) = 100
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    Less Dice Rolls, More Game

    You get rid of defensive rolls and you get rid of me. (Now watch everyone on the board demand Warcradle get rid of defensive rolls. LOL) But seriously, I am NOT fond of static defense bonuses, I prefer to roll against.
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    Point Defense from allied SRS

    Now that we got an official forum back. Do you get Point Defense from allied SRS? Say you're playing a 2 vs 2 player game, for the example a Dindrenzi player and an Directorate player were teaming up against a Terran and Oroshan player team. Would the Dindrenzi ships benefit from being within the 6" Point Defense radius of a Directorate Interceptor SRS token? Now assuming of course that an enemy SRS is NOT going to be adding it's PD to an enemy ship, can anyone find a listing in the book where a allied but not part of your fleet SRS token wouldn't give you PD Cover? I haven't found it, so by RAW you CAN get PD protection from allied SRS token.
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    Exploding d13's

    I disagree, one of the better selling points of Firestorm to new players in my experience is that they don't have to hunt down lots of weird sided dice. You can get lots of D6's anywhere. Right now I could walk to my local grocery store (or any other retail store) and get twenty d6 dice of decent quality for around $6. Try to find that kind of deal for readily available polyhedrals.
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    Movement Changes?

    Not even going to bother explaining why, I would just get shouted down, but I would never play using this.
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