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    Hive got a reaction from Space Cat in Escort accompaniment restriction?   
    I'm going to throw this down here- page 31, core rules
    While there's no point where the rules specifically tell you you cannot take say a cruiser squadron of three Isonades and a Ladon, the way  the squad minimums and maximums in the profiles are written implies that the squad is chosen by ship type, filled out with that ship type, and then exceptions might be applied. If accompaniments are bought as squadrons with modified sizes, then no. The process would be pick the squadron type from all possible Escort types, then fill out that squadron, and then count it as part of the lead ship's squadron.
     
    As for a why not, I agree that it probably wouldn't be gamebreaking, yeah? But it would also be that much more to keep track of. Now I know Terran players will yell at me because it just plain doesn't happen, I know the Terran Heavy doesn't mesh with their standard Cruisers, but there's an entirely possible squad of two Cruisers led by a Heavy and accompanied by a Shield Cruiser. That's three ship types in one squad, and though the Heavy contributes to this by not being a team player, you've got to imagine how awkward that squad could be even if the Heavy meshed well with its standard counterparts. Three different weapon loadouts, three different defensive profiles... There's nothing broken about it, but its just that much more of a hassle, particularly when one of the big recurring complaints about FSA is the math of linking, and when taken in context I think there's a reason why with this exception you don't see a bunch of squads able to take more than two varieties of ship. This is of course just my thoughts on the topic- I was surprised not to see something in the FAQ about squads of the same class but different profiles, but hey, I guess that didn't really get to come up until System Wars and Taskforce added some alternatives.
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    Hive got a reaction from Skyhawk in Firestorm Painting Group   
    I should pull out my Relth fleet and do a full-fleet shot with them. I'm like less than halfway done painting them and tempted yet again to redo the whole thing.
     
    In the meantime, I finished my second set of objective tokens after recovering from illness. Now that I've got more objective tokens than I'll ever actually need, time to get back to the Directorate.

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    Hive got a reaction from Wolfgang Jannesen in Firestorm Painting Group   
    I should pull out my Relth fleet and do a full-fleet shot with them. I'm like less than halfway done painting them and tempted yet again to redo the whole thing.
     
    In the meantime, I finished my second set of objective tokens after recovering from illness. Now that I've got more objective tokens than I'll ever actually need, time to get back to the Directorate.

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    Hive got a reaction from Toxic_Rat in Firestorm Painting Group   
    I should pull out my Relth fleet and do a full-fleet shot with them. I'm like less than halfway done painting them and tempted yet again to redo the whole thing.
     
    In the meantime, I finished my second set of objective tokens after recovering from illness. Now that I've got more objective tokens than I'll ever actually need, time to get back to the Directorate.

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    Hive got a reaction from Polaris in Firestorm Painting Group   
    I should pull out my Relth fleet and do a full-fleet shot with them. I'm like less than halfway done painting them and tempted yet again to redo the whole thing.
     
    In the meantime, I finished my second set of objective tokens after recovering from illness. Now that I've got more objective tokens than I'll ever actually need, time to get back to the Directorate.

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    Hive got a reaction from Skyhawk in Firestorm Painting Group   
    Okay time for more pictures! Obviously I got distracted and forgot the frigates. My brand truly is the loudest. As you'll see, I got the underplating of the Battlecruisers too! Also pictures is my Cheyga painting assistant, Captain Fwiffo, who helps me untie my shoes every morning when I get home from work at the bakery, starting a morning of painting off right.







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    Hive got a reaction from Skyhawk in Firestorm Painting Group   
    So @Polaris made a thread about the objective set, and it got me thinking about the set I painted a while back. I decided I liked what I had done on the individual pieces, but not as a group. So I decided to make them more consistent. I decided that I wanted to try and make them look like holograms on a hologram deck- @Ryjak's terrain is pretty popular, and I was thinking I could get them done in a style that would look good both on that terrain as well as regular terrain. I have a second set I never painted which is also near done now in the same style.

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    Hive got a reaction from RuleBritannia in Warcradle Classics Bingo   
    Yeah, someone else caught that too. I wasn't paying attention when I slapped the Boston in. I'll update it in a bit, picking something I think is too obscure and old as punishment for my inattentive ways.
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    Hive got a reaction from Warcradle Sam in Warcradle Classics Bingo   
    I know we all want that one model, that one figure we love so much, to be found amongst the molds that Warcradle has salvaged from Spartan. Well, now that the first wave of Warcradle Classics has been announced, why not put that anxiety and hope to good use? That's right! Let's make a game of it!

    I present to you today Warcradle Classics Bingo! The rules are on the tin, and there's no prize but the joy of bingo itself! I even filled out a board of my own for example use! How very generous of me! So come join me on this wild ride, I'm sure I'm not the only person with nothing better to do.  Uh... Just remember, I think models with acrylic or metal parts are less likely to get released. I know I took a gamble with that on a couple of my choices, but you know, it's something to keep in mind. ALSO save yourself some trouble and just use names, seriously this took me way to long.


  10. Haha
    Hive got a reaction from Bessemer in Warcradle Classics Bingo   
    I know we all want that one model, that one figure we love so much, to be found amongst the molds that Warcradle has salvaged from Spartan. Well, now that the first wave of Warcradle Classics has been announced, why not put that anxiety and hope to good use? That's right! Let's make a game of it!

    I present to you today Warcradle Classics Bingo! The rules are on the tin, and there's no prize but the joy of bingo itself! I even filled out a board of my own for example use! How very generous of me! So come join me on this wild ride, I'm sure I'm not the only person with nothing better to do.  Uh... Just remember, I think models with acrylic or metal parts are less likely to get released. I know I took a gamble with that on a couple of my choices, but you know, it's something to keep in mind. ALSO save yourself some trouble and just use names, seriously this took me way to long.


  11. Haha
    Hive got a reaction from RuleBritannia in Warcradle Classics Bingo   
    I know we all want that one model, that one figure we love so much, to be found amongst the molds that Warcradle has salvaged from Spartan. Well, now that the first wave of Warcradle Classics has been announced, why not put that anxiety and hope to good use? That's right! Let's make a game of it!

    I present to you today Warcradle Classics Bingo! The rules are on the tin, and there's no prize but the joy of bingo itself! I even filled out a board of my own for example use! How very generous of me! So come join me on this wild ride, I'm sure I'm not the only person with nothing better to do.  Uh... Just remember, I think models with acrylic or metal parts are less likely to get released. I know I took a gamble with that on a couple of my choices, but you know, it's something to keep in mind. ALSO save yourself some trouble and just use names, seriously this took me way to long.


  12. Haha
    Hive got a reaction from Toxic_Rat in Warcradle Classics Bingo   
    I know we all want that one model, that one figure we love so much, to be found amongst the molds that Warcradle has salvaged from Spartan. Well, now that the first wave of Warcradle Classics has been announced, why not put that anxiety and hope to good use? That's right! Let's make a game of it!

    I present to you today Warcradle Classics Bingo! The rules are on the tin, and there's no prize but the joy of bingo itself! I even filled out a board of my own for example use! How very generous of me! So come join me on this wild ride, I'm sure I'm not the only person with nothing better to do.  Uh... Just remember, I think models with acrylic or metal parts are less likely to get released. I know I took a gamble with that on a couple of my choices, but you know, it's something to keep in mind. ALSO save yourself some trouble and just use names, seriously this took me way to long.


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    Hive reacted to Polaris in Firestorm Painting Group   
    Just finished 3 squads of nidus frigates, ahem I mean stinger escorts
    (But seriously the models are cool enough, I'm using them as nidus)
     



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    Hive got a reaction from Ryjak in How do you use our destroyers?   
    2 things- on paper, they do look amazing until you see the squad cap of 2. They are tough for Relthozan mediums, with 6 hull points and a CR of 7, and while the squad cap means linked fire wil never pan out for them, for thier size and points they have ridiculous AD values on thier own in three directions, and cheaper than average access to biohazard and corrosive. Thier strength, in my eyes, is that those two traits make them capable of putting out a stupid amount of either crew loss or corrossion markers. Unlike most destroyers, they are not suited for finishing off units from a range. With a deployment trick (face it, even though multiple Ambush markers are a psychological weapon, Ambush is at its core a deployment trick) to get them into the fight earlier, you can start laying down markers super early, to screw up your enemy even before your "alpha strike" truly hits home. They are also brilliant medium wreckers.
    If I were running a non-bane list, one that was bringing BBs and maybe a Dread, I'd consider Venoms to be essential. Never link fire, always go for two hits instead of one. more corrossion is more fun! Also, AD 9 is very capable of putting a point of damage on a BB. Shields make it iffy, but you're not gonna get a crit by linking, so take the two shots, have a chance at two markers...
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    Hive got a reaction from RuleBritannia in Will there be alternate versions of the 'Scythe'?   
    I mean, there was talk about what could be done in plastic, you know? Part of that could be including such options on the sprue. I think a little bit of personal flair is excellent. Even a small touch like that tells a lot about the forces in play- I would personally be inclined towards another sensor suite myself, or at least an enclosed cockpit. Seems like a big liability otherwise, what with the rotor right beneath the pilot! If something comes loose on your cyborg pilot, you're gonna need to find a replacement part!
  16. Like
    Hive got a reaction from Polaris in Escort accompaniment restriction?   
    I'm going to throw this down here- page 31, core rules
    While there's no point where the rules specifically tell you you cannot take say a cruiser squadron of three Isonades and a Ladon, the way  the squad minimums and maximums in the profiles are written implies that the squad is chosen by ship type, filled out with that ship type, and then exceptions might be applied. If accompaniments are bought as squadrons with modified sizes, then no. The process would be pick the squadron type from all possible Escort types, then fill out that squadron, and then count it as part of the lead ship's squadron.
     
    As for a why not, I agree that it probably wouldn't be gamebreaking, yeah? But it would also be that much more to keep track of. Now I know Terran players will yell at me because it just plain doesn't happen, I know the Terran Heavy doesn't mesh with their standard Cruisers, but there's an entirely possible squad of two Cruisers led by a Heavy and accompanied by a Shield Cruiser. That's three ship types in one squad, and though the Heavy contributes to this by not being a team player, you've got to imagine how awkward that squad could be even if the Heavy meshed well with its standard counterparts. Three different weapon loadouts, three different defensive profiles... There's nothing broken about it, but its just that much more of a hassle, particularly when one of the big recurring complaints about FSA is the math of linking, and when taken in context I think there's a reason why with this exception you don't see a bunch of squads able to take more than two varieties of ship. This is of course just my thoughts on the topic- I was surprised not to see something in the FAQ about squads of the same class but different profiles, but hey, I guess that didn't really get to come up until System Wars and Taskforce added some alternatives.
  17. Like
    Hive got a reaction from Bessemer in Escort accompaniment restriction?   
    I'm going to throw this down here- page 31, core rules
    While there's no point where the rules specifically tell you you cannot take say a cruiser squadron of three Isonades and a Ladon, the way  the squad minimums and maximums in the profiles are written implies that the squad is chosen by ship type, filled out with that ship type, and then exceptions might be applied. If accompaniments are bought as squadrons with modified sizes, then no. The process would be pick the squadron type from all possible Escort types, then fill out that squadron, and then count it as part of the lead ship's squadron.
     
    As for a why not, I agree that it probably wouldn't be gamebreaking, yeah? But it would also be that much more to keep track of. Now I know Terran players will yell at me because it just plain doesn't happen, I know the Terran Heavy doesn't mesh with their standard Cruisers, but there's an entirely possible squad of two Cruisers led by a Heavy and accompanied by a Shield Cruiser. That's three ship types in one squad, and though the Heavy contributes to this by not being a team player, you've got to imagine how awkward that squad could be even if the Heavy meshed well with its standard counterparts. Three different weapon loadouts, three different defensive profiles... There's nothing broken about it, but its just that much more of a hassle, particularly when one of the big recurring complaints about FSA is the math of linking, and when taken in context I think there's a reason why with this exception you don't see a bunch of squads able to take more than two varieties of ship. This is of course just my thoughts on the topic- I was surprised not to see something in the FAQ about squads of the same class but different profiles, but hey, I guess that didn't really get to come up until System Wars and Taskforce added some alternatives.
  18. Like
    Hive got a reaction from Wolfgang Jannesen in Firestorm Painting Group   
    So @Polaris made a thread about the objective set, and it got me thinking about the set I painted a while back. I decided I liked what I had done on the individual pieces, but not as a group. So I decided to make them more consistent. I decided that I wanted to try and make them look like holograms on a hologram deck- @Ryjak's terrain is pretty popular, and I was thinking I could get them done in a style that would look good both on that terrain as well as regular terrain. I have a second set I never painted which is also near done now in the same style.

  19. Like
    Hive got a reaction from Polaris in Firestorm Painting Group   
    So @Polaris made a thread about the objective set, and it got me thinking about the set I painted a while back. I decided I liked what I had done on the individual pieces, but not as a group. So I decided to make them more consistent. I decided that I wanted to try and make them look like holograms on a hologram deck- @Ryjak's terrain is pretty popular, and I was thinking I could get them done in a style that would look good both on that terrain as well as regular terrain. I have a second set I never painted which is also near done now in the same style.

  20. Confused
    Hive reacted to Polaris in How do you use our destroyers?   
    Sorry I hat to necro, but I like using them with the shunt, as you start in full stop from ambush, you come off full stop, shunt, full stop, manuverable, turn 90 degrees, fire, next turn, come off full stop, shunt, enter full stop turn 90degrees fire, they cause chaos
    and you can do all your moving without moving, and the ability to aim after shunting helps decrease the random factor
  21. Like
    Hive reacted to Warcradle Sam in New Q&A Announced: June 22nd!   
    Sorry gentlemen, we had to cancel the Q&A due to space cat attack technical reasons but we will give you an update this week about the date and time it will be available to view.
    On the day it's made live, we will post a link to the video in this thread (for Facebook and YouTube)  
  22. Like
    Hive reacted to Overread in New Q&A Announced: June 22nd!   
    Based on my gaming experience I'm going for Space Cat Attack!
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    Hive got a reaction from Wolfgang Jannesen in Firestorm Painting Group   
    So as a reccomendation for future reference, and this is a suggestion from the pits of the past when 40k players were first handed Glowy Green Rod sprues for their robot skeletors, you should get a bottle of PVA for any time you do anything transparent/translucent. Cyanoacrylate glues have all sorts of potential problems with transparent parts, not the least of which is a tendency to fog if the humidity is off. Its still the best stuff for anything else, since you'll be painting over anything else or else it'll be in a gap and won't show, but yeah clear parts you'll want something else. The Isoprop might do the trick in weakening the glue, but I'm not absolutely certain it will work in this case.
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    Hive got a reaction from Wolfgang Jannesen in Firestorm Painting Group   
    What kind of glue did you use? 
     
    If its just fingerprints, Isopropyl and a lint free cloth should do wonders. I'd make sure in the future to clean the downward side, let it dry (since the iso can hurt your paint), glue in place, and then very carefully clean the upward surface. I'm assuming since you said they didn't smear or anything that its not just fingerprints, but as a PSA for anyone else doing Ryushi or painting flight stands, get thyself a bottle of 70 or 90% Isopropyl and save yourself a lot of fingerprint-based trouble.
  25. Haha
    Hive got a reaction from alextroy in Cruiser Rankings   
    Oof, I wasn't expecting to accidentally open that can of worms again, haha. 
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