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  1. Oops, my bad, Misread the post . Still angry at the PA changes.
  2. How did you use the PA while wave lurking? It can't change height bands as far as I recall. Wave lurk to hit subs, surfaced vs surface ships.
  3. The attachment mar has changed, it now indicates what it can be attached too and how many (see the Alea for example) As it stands, only the Sigma squadron can take Galens. There are no models that list them as an attachment.
  4. CoA Galens do not have a squadron size
  5. That's where I got the idea. Been percolating in the back of my head for a while now. Just finally got a chance to write it down
  6. Aboard the Covenant Pericles Assault Carrier "Covalent" a newly promoted captain is being given a tour of his new ship. Captain Thatcherson had just immigrated to the CoA 6 months before during the recent ceasefire. The inspection party had just reached the drone prep area. The area consists of two separate rooms, a control room and an arming room with a series of drones on rails awaiting guidance units and warheads. A glittering portal is set against one wall with a large bucket of fish. "And here sir we have the drone prep prep area." the youthful Lieutenant was saying. "The drones are transported down the rails from storage to here. The warhead and guidance package are loaded, than the drones are moved to the launchers." "Where are the guidance systems and warheads stored?" asked the Captain. "We're not really sure where they are. Some time ago one of our temporal technicians accidentally opened a portal to... somewhere." As the Lieutenant was speaking the portal shimmered and out popped a vaguely penguin like creature. "When it opened one of those popped out. The Speak reasonably good English" He continued as the creature stumped over to the bucket of fish on peg legs. "The creatures are also very unstable in this universe. Turns out a good jar sends them back to their home universe, and it apparently tingles when it happens to them but doesn't actually hurt them. Of course the energies release on our side of the equation is quite spectacular. The also like fish." The creature happily munching on fish hops into the waiting drone body, which than closed with a snap and trundles on it's way to the launcher. "So," said the Captain "let me see if I got this straight. The tech weenie opened a portal to another dimension that has the penguin like creatures that will kamikaze our enemies and then blow up to go home in exchange for fish?" In the background a Woomph is hear, followed was sounds suspiciously like "Doooooooooooood" "Yes sir. Being avian based creatures makes them natural pilots, and since the worst that can happen to them is they blowup and go home, they are pretty fearless. So the deal is they get a fun ride, a tasty snack and steady work. We get a reliable guidance system and warhead in one package for the price of some fish." The Captain shakes his head and said "That's diabolically cleaver. What are they called?" "Prinnies" Author's note. This is my head cannon, and I am sticking to it!
  7. All my Ironmen automatons are now Iron Prinnies.
  8. That is not what the description makes it sound like. From the model description "When forced to remain on the surface...." and " this belief has led to a strengthening of subterranean and surface defences" these certainly sound like a burrowing threat
  9. I would like to see it as a single model, medium navel with an option that replaces Diving with Burrowing or something. The Arronax is about the same size as the fresnel and doesn't feel like a large to me anymore.
  10. I am reserving judgement on the Hermoors, At least till I get a few games in. And the vaults of Yu Jing? More like the vaults of Yu Jest!
  11. If a squadron of vessels each have the ability to lay one mine, can the squad link mines? Or would the order of operations prevent it?
  12. A more useful answer is that the Diophantus was only realeased as this box set http://shop.spartangames.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=DWCA51 or as an individual model. Sounds like some models may be MIA
  13. Did another battle last night. 1000 point game. Aristotle (energy) With Kepler Pericles Hippasus (energy) Fresnel x2 Diogenes x4 Callimachus beta Lost pretty badly, got a few rules wrong but nothing that actually affected the game. The Hippasus was captured turn 2 with barely a whimper. the battle orb can be scary until it takes any damage. At one point it had 6 damage on it, and I rolled a 5 for the AD to shoot. Forgot to check if those are redoubtable though so no AD on that attack. As to the drones, they were basically doing nothing. Setup with mostly 3's with 1 5 and 1 spotter. Round 1 No attacks. Round 2 fighters engaged, 5 died, 3 lost permanently, no relaunches. Round 3 more tiny's died in various attacks, 11 died, 6 permanently, 1 relaunch of 5. Round 4 lost 12, 7 permanently, relaunched 5. Game end. Total lost drones was 15 out of 24 with one launched squad of 5 and a few signletons floating around. The enemy had lost 1 group of 3 permanently. The rest were rearmed and reinforced without too much difficulty. He had 16 drones in a 5, 3, 3, 3, 1, 1 config. The drones did not feel swarmy or effective. The felt like target drones for the enemy to shoot at. They did some damage, taking out a small and doing a crit to a medium. That was about it. The 3 squad size was not much of a help, would not do again as they were unable to wipe out the enemy squads completely. Having to loose 2 SAS to relaunch 1 SAS is a pain. If you have slightly bad luck, you may need to loose 3 of them first. I would almost rather see them switch to cruise missiles rather then be flyers. switch them back to what they were but remove the ack ack from bombers. That would make them seem more like missiles that can be intercepted and launched in large numbers but can be freely engaged by enemy fighters without fear of retaliatory ack ack. Maybe limit the availability of fighters to 1 SAS at a time or to the capacity 9 carriers?
  14. Follows the standard rules for attachments. The squad would count as a Large unit. Much like using small escorts only counts as the parent ship for composition.
  15. Sadly the Kepler is Attachment (CoA: Aristotle, 1) which means only one can be attached.
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