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Lerriano

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    Lerriano got a reaction from Elessar in Dreadnought Robot?   
    I don't understand the hammer. Are americans famous for having hammers? Because at first (and all subsequent) glance it looks daft.
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    Lerriano reacted to S.Mike in Corinthian Club Chat!   
    I saw a conversation going on about this today.
    While I am not the brains behind this promotion etc, I will and see what bells I can ring for you folks.
    -Mike
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    Lerriano got a reaction from Bazlord in The Assault of Socotra (Raj (A) vs OE (N) 1500(ish?)pts)   
    Cheers! I find writing it at midnight while urgently desiring sleep keeps it concise!
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    Lerriano got a reaction from Bazlord in The Assault of Socotra (Raj (A) vs OE (N) 1500(ish?)pts)   
    Balance
     
    The Raj force included two towers and a fortified bunker complex, but these didn't play a major role in the fight. As a result, the remaining force totals 1190pts. So really my 1350pt naval list was pretty easily wiped aside by the Raj here (almost entirely by the smalls). It would appear that the land units are actually stronger than the naval units in this confrontation.
     
     
    Firepower
     
    The Raj are quasi-british in this department, and as a result totally ruined my beautiful paperweights at every range band. They are just, on paper and on table, better. From a 'rewriting the alliance Orbat' perspective, I genuinely don't see a way that can fix this short of completely overhauling the Ottoman list. The turrets are always toothless after one or two hits, the broadsides are nice, but underwhelming (come on, SG, sustained fire was our thing before everyone else nicked it! Now ours is poxy and uninspiring. The EIMC get better sustained fire than we do). The volley-guns were probably the most reliable firing system, once they were in range... I have absolutely no problem with Turks being close-quarter fire specialists but they are terrible at it under this current ORBAT (certainly worse than most).
     
    Speed
     
    Skimmers suffer such a weird crisis when it comes to the Turk list. The Sad is a slow boat. Too slow. The Fettah are, by contrast, one of the fastest mediums and able to race about like charging horses. I love the fettah's speed and firepower, their problems are later in the post. The Mizraks are average, not as fast as some ships in their category but pretty well armed. They could do with sustained (1) though, just to fit in with the Orbat. I don't really care if the skimmers get faster, as hovercraft would be, or slower but have access to GNE, but as it stands it just feels inconsistent.
     
    Generators
     
    THIS is the real cause of the Ottoman woes.
     
    I am more than aware that we were world-beating in 1.1, and that was very much SG's excitability showing through. But all of the Ottoman generators suffered in the transition to 2.0, to the point where asking us to pay points for the MCG is laughable. It doesn't activate appropriately (before the "escorts" lay mines? Cheers SG), it doesn't really have a great range (if minefields are supposed to be battlefield control, I don't want to be within RB2 of the enemy, thanks), and the mines themselves are pointless (against land units following the change to unanimous 360mv).
     
    I don't mind whether it's a MAR like Retardant Armour nicked from the close allied french, or access to cloud gens, or shields (hell, everyone's stealing shield gens these days. The Danes?!) from the close allied Covenant, but the Ottomans need something to give them a little staying power. The move to 2.0 made everyone stronger but left them where they were, with none of their toys, meaning that they had a net decrease in power come actually playing a 2.0, or 2.6 (wherever we're up to) game.
     
    A note on the Armoured/Naval thing
     
    I get that armoured units are smaller, but that made me more surprised to see that armoured 'smalls' are a heck of a lot tougher than naval smalls. 4/5 or, in the case of the baronet, 4/6?! That, coupled with a guardian, is some tough numbers when trying to splay firepower over a dozen targets. A dozen targets that will board you if you miss just a couple of them. I'm sure Rulebrittania will be the first to admit that his guardian shield was less 'emperor protects' and more 'iron dome' in this battle, but smalls should absolutely not be this tought to crack.
     
     
    Overall
     
    The Raj played well, the Ottomans played the only way they are able to, and it wasn't enough.
     
     
    Campaign narrative
     
    Socotra has held out against the assault of (presumably) Bond forces, and await a resupply from the Coalition. With Bond controlling the surrounding waters, it will be difficult to supply the island...
     
    Stark, sitting quietly in his island fortress, receives a telegram that it's all going down south of Suez, and smiles to himself before getting his coat...
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    Lerriano got a reaction from azrael in Passing resemblance   
    Anybody else see something 'federation-y' in the directorate's ships?

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    Lerriano got a reaction from Bessemer in Passing resemblance   
    Anybody else see something 'federation-y' in the directorate's ships?

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    Lerriano got a reaction from Kapitan Montag in Official Thread: Ottoman Empire   
    The Hisar has slightly better fore-arc synergy than the Kanuni, at about 2/3 the price. But for the love of all gods give it Mizraks and a cap because 5aa isn't going to save you from a dedicated boarding action.
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    Lerriano got a reaction from RuleBritannia in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    ROBOCROMWELL!? THIS I MUST SEE!
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    Lerriano got a reaction from BuckDharma in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    I've often wondered where my historical accuracy went... as I fly a mosque the size of a hamlet overhead dishing out acid bombs.
    Or when my jetpack marines fail to harm a mile high samurai robot welding a glaive.
    That's always my first thought: whatever happened to the historical accuracy of this setting!?!
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    Lerriano got a reaction from Kapitan Montag in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    I've often wondered where my historical accuracy went... as I fly a mosque the size of a hamlet overhead dishing out acid bombs.
    Or when my jetpack marines fail to harm a mile high samurai robot welding a glaive.
    That's always my first thought: whatever happened to the historical accuracy of this setting!?!
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    Lerriano got a reaction from Venter in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    I've often wondered where my historical accuracy went... as I fly a mosque the size of a hamlet overhead dishing out acid bombs.
    Or when my jetpack marines fail to harm a mile high samurai robot welding a glaive.
    That's always my first thought: whatever happened to the historical accuracy of this setting!?!
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    Lerriano got a reaction from S.Mike in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    I've often wondered where my historical accuracy went... as I fly a mosque the size of a hamlet overhead dishing out acid bombs.
    Or when my jetpack marines fail to harm a mile high samurai robot welding a glaive.
    That's always my first thought: whatever happened to the historical accuracy of this setting!?!
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    Lerriano reacted to Nazduruk_Bugzappa in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    ...Or when my Antarctic fleet is busy taking down BEM tripods. Everyone knows that battle was against the British, and wasn't until 1895...
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    Lerriano got a reaction from McKinstry in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    I've often wondered where my historical accuracy went... as I fly a mosque the size of a hamlet overhead dishing out acid bombs.
    Or when my jetpack marines fail to harm a mile high samurai robot welding a glaive.
    That's always my first thought: whatever happened to the historical accuracy of this setting!?!
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    Lerriano got a reaction from RuleBritannia in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    I've often wondered where my historical accuracy went... as I fly a mosque the size of a hamlet overhead dishing out acid bombs.
    Or when my jetpack marines fail to harm a mile high samurai robot welding a glaive.
    That's always my first thought: whatever happened to the historical accuracy of this setting!?!
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    Lerriano reacted to S.Mike in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    I certainly appreciate people taking time to dialogue about fluff and story elements greatly.
    But a discussion that circles this type of abyss... really not that constructive, informative, or in no way developmental.
    So I will kindly ask we steer the ship away from highlighting our frustrations on historical accuracy of oppression and genocide and the like.
    And for anyone that doesn't understand why such a topic should be left on the table... while I did not work to create the concept, I certainly get it... try to have a bit more internal clarity. I am strongly opposed to dialogue like this.
    Let,s instead try to focus on a wagame about mega boats with silly names and weapons powered by magic rocks!  
    -Mike
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    Lerriano reacted to Veldrain in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    And in over five years you are the first person on here actually complaining about it so who cares?
    I would say you care but I think it's more you just enjoy complaining.
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    Lerriano reacted to Erloas in Why did Spartan Games make FSM "politically correct?"   
    I think you answered your own question. Who would want to play that faction? Who would want to write background like that? How many people would question any nation that was allied with them?
    They changed a lot of history to avoid some of the worst of what the real world did. They also moved up industrialisation, so maybe they already had the machinery that made working fields by hand impractical. If the civil war then wasn't fought over slavery maybe the cultural baggage around that would be a lot different too.
    If you want a grim dark setting where everyone is bad and the only real question is which one is worse I'm sure it would be easy to find that game...
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    Lerriano got a reaction from Lord Nobody in Corsican Incident   
    Well I just had a sturginium leak in my deep diving level
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    Lerriano got a reaction from S.Mike in Corsican Incident   
    Well I just had a sturginium leak in my deep diving level
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    Lerriano got a reaction from RuleBritannia in Corinthian Club Chat!   
    Nope
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    Lerriano reacted to RuleBritannia in Corinthian Club Chat!   
    Pledge and receive an exclusive model It goes without saying that we hope you will see a pledge that appeals to you and back the campaign yourselves.  As a special thank you to our Corinthian Club members, we are designing an exclusive Dystopian Wars model that can be yours if you back the campaign and are in the Corinthian Club when the rewards ship.   You can make a pledge to back the campaign at different levels, from Ensign to Admiral Of The Fleet.  All pledge levels from Captain level and above will be eligible for the fabulous exclusive model.
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    Lerriano got a reaction from Presidente in Corinthian Club Chat!   
    What's the corinthian club model for the dwars kickstarter? Or did that idea meet an uncharted sea?
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    Lerriano got a reaction from RuleBritannia in Pledged - over to you...   
    Can you not just pay them to release the polish bomber we've all tried to get hold of since 2012?
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    Lerriano got a reaction from RuleBritannia in New Model Design Philosophy   
    Giant walking castle with guns for legs... Love it.
    Robot hundreds of meters tall hovering on rocket boots with a massive hammer also made from rockets ... don't sweat it.
    BUNTING?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Bunting is the least silly thing I've seen in this game.
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