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  1. Hi Spartan Neil, Sorry to hear about your health problems. My best wishes to fully recover your health. I don't how to say it in english but I wish you and your family all the best! God bless you.
  2. Outstanding color transition Outstanding palette Outstanding highlights Outstanding light effects Outstandng painter. Thanks for the lessons.
  3. Very nice: my feedback in the Aquan topic!
  4. HI Adam, You are an amateur but you are very accurate and clean in your work and IMHO is the most important thing when painting mini you only want play with. Only one observation: highlights. You Must add highlights, even one layer only. I like your colour schema but do you see without highlights the colors are dead? And the crystals are a good way to improve your skills with the red! Go on with this very good work!
  5. I don't play anymore anything from Spartan (the same my gaming group of 5 players) and one of the reasons I come to this forum is the painting works of awesome painter like you. Your Aquans are perfect and your works will inspire us regardless the games will play. There is no need to say more.
  6. Ok agree. Agree on the 4/5. The MK1 is too weak imho but on the MK2 you are right. On my other thread, more experienced player advises against this deployment because you are subject to a storming in the first turn! Used in this Helix I think infantry is useless...:( Completely agree. I trust you And I will never cease to thank you to share them with us! I edit the Terran Review.
  7. Hi commanders! I made a summary from your excellent observations: rate it, see if you agree so we can make an official thread. I gave some ratings to units without rating but feel free to modify everything you disagree. ****** FIRESTORM:PLANETFALL TERRAN HELICES REVIEW ****** -- Overall considerations: This is the review made to help starting players to get the feel of this Faction in PF. Terrans are not easy to master and need a careful unit selection and helices activation. The Terran Army is very slow (the slowest in my opinion) and short ranged, but enjoys of a very high firepower: we are brawlers and we want to settle problems in a close and personal manner. Its endurance relies on Shields, having very low DR profiles. The day the dices’s god smiles to you, your enemies will hate your shields (unless they have Kinetic, of course). The day he turns you its back, you’ll blame your weak vehicles. Thanks to @Zebo and @Pepsin, who helped making this useful guide with their priceless articles! Be ready for the Planetfall Commander... -- Helices review: CORE HELIX <> Vidar heavy tank 5/5 As all terrans, low DR is problem. To compansate this, vidar is heavily shielded. You most likely want to have 2 of them and in that case, they offer serious punch at long range and are completly devastating at short. The biggest problem is of course low mobility, once you deploy them, their direction is mostly set. Beware of suicide CQB ambushes and side shots to your relatively fragile side armor. Stopping on site to shoot on placed on long range may be in some cases preferabble than to approach the target. Summary: our heavy command tank is almost our best option. Is slow, and his DR is the second weaker of the same type vehicles (only better than Sedna), with the highest number of shields, beside the Sedna. But his firepower is awesome. Not only fires 32 AD with his short-ranged Magellan Cannon, but has also a Hammerstrike Missile Launcher that improves the firepower with 18 AD until 18” and 16 AD up to 36”, being the very much needed long range support for the rest of the army (only the Odin throws the same AD at that range). For all this, the Vidar is the second heavy more expensive of the cores, only cheaper than the Visith. <> Heimdal medium tank 4/5 Our medium tank is the essence of Terran Army. Slow and short ranged, relies on his Shields to offset his low DR. But when in range, their firepower is amazing. To compansate this, it is pretty well shielded. With 7AD at 20 inches and 8 AD on 10 it can be devastating. One of best core helix medium tanks, although a little bit points expensive. 7AD on long rage is increment to previous 6AD and sometimes it might be considered a little bit OP. <> Ulr shield tank 2/5 Attachment to squadron which increases whole squadron shields by one. Mostly used as ablative wounds in front of mentioned squadron. It may help your slow tanks to get at least somewhere relatively undamaged. Don't forget that shield harmonics increase his own shileds as well but keep in mind that you are giving a +1 sh and the improvement of the CQB in really-slow units that aren’t gonna search the CQB engagement. <> Ulr AA tank 3/5 This is not only AA but also your long range support. With corrosive ammo these guys can prepare some target for your main force. Be careful about them aas they are quite fragile. Theoretically they may provide insane amount of firepower, but there are just two of them, in unit , they are fragile and probably won't get to efficient range intact. Ascounterattack unit they might be supprosingly effective. Usualy the bigger game means more helixes, which eventually leads to reducing activation per helix. That is going to decrease amount of these guys in favour of their sheild brothers. <> Hirdmen light infantry. 1/5 Some Commanders completely disagree on this unit: some say they are very cheap and weak, some say cheap but efficienty. Some use them to take secondary objectives in turn 2, others in turn 3. What I see is they are without infamy and without praise, better choose other infanrty options in other helices such the recon helix. <> Sinir transport 1/5 Quite durable but with no offensive arnament other than CQB. Suffers same game rule problem as hirdmen. It can flat out and still disembark the infantry, but also have the worst flat out movement of all transports. <> Valkyria light tank. 2/5 The Terran light tank is not the fragilest, neither the toughest. Is not the slowest, neither the fastest. In those fields, is in the average. The Valkyrie hasn’t the worst firepower, but almost. Only the Informer fires the same main ordenance, but has less CQB, when the rest has better main ordenance. And for last, our light is not the cheaper. In fact, only the Letos are more expensive than the Valkyrie, while our light doesn’t stand out for anything. These buggies are not exactly durable, and with low firepower, with average speed. They have 2 CQB which means that they most times can deal with other light tanks. Biggest problem is that your main force is slow. If you use them as quick objective takers, they are going to be alone there and will die horribly in flames. As reaction unit they work pretty well. HAWKER INDUSTRIES AREIAL HELIX This helix is focused on combat air support and does very good job. Both of the units here can go in and almost pay for themselves in single turn. Unfortunately your opponent knows it too and once he focuses on them, nothing is going to save them. Keep inmind that hawkers are elite and don't have reroll of 1s on shileds bonus, which terras have. <> Sherif gunship 5/5 One would not expect helicopter in far future but here it is. It is equiped with missiles to engeage both land and air targets and on close range it can be devastating. With pretty good mobility and with capability to engage both types of targets after moving flat out (rushed shots, of course), it can project threat far and force opponent to guard his flanks. Biggest advantage are 2 artilery strikes navigated by helicopter. Unfortunatelyy terrans lack designators (except leviathan and command barge) so once you lose the helicopter you can't summon them. Your opponent may use it to prevent you from delivering artilery strikes. Keep in mind that this helicopter is relatively fragile, despite being flying element and well shielded. Placed shots always hurt. <> Guardsman heavy attack fighter 4/5 This unit is defined by its weapon. Shredder cannon, being barrage and anti infantry, is perfect for removing fortified infantry from objectives. Of course a total of 20 AD, 5 per fighter, in side of any unit can hurt a lot, and these fighters are able to reach the side. They are capable of flying 20" and attack, or 30" and doing so on rushed shots. Just keep in mind their weapons doesn't have big range, that they are fragile and you want to avoid CQB. Their numbers can rapidly drop, and with that their usefullness but 2 of them still pose some threat. ASSAULT HELIX Generally considered as worst of assault helixes. Units here, compared to their counterparts, are usually weak, fragile, and not much cheaper. This helix however has something your other forces lack. Mobility. <> Loki battle robot. 2/5 Most of combat robots races have threatening leviathan attack. Lokis are exception. While they have Terror and pinpoint 2 on their lances. The punny 5 AD mean that you are unlikely to use them. For short ranged fire there is dual cannon having seriouos 12AD on short range. Compared to sorylian bots, they have same shileds, same cost, much lower leviathan weapon, and much lower DR. And are slower. There might be one possibility of using them (discussion about exact ruleson forum is still runing) If they are able to link leviathan CQB with normal one on other loki, it would mean 15 AD with pinpoint. Which is...interesting. Otherwise the only reason to buy this is high coolnes factor of model. :-) <> Hodr battle bot. 3/5 Smaller brother of Loki with good Leviathan CQB but relatively weak shooting attack. Still serious for medium sized bot. There is possible misprint, as these guys have elevated class while their counterparts have armored. HEAVY HELIX <> Tyr. 4/5 The Terran’s Heavy Support Tank provides us with a good long range firepower. In the long range fires AD 12 with Pinpoint 4 up to 36”, what can easily kill a medium or hit hard a heavy objective. You only need a little bit of good luck to kill one heavy with one shot. It’s not harder than the Vidar, and is slow, but with the range of its laser, you probably are not gonna move it much. The cost is high if you compare with other heavy support tank, but I think is right. <> Baldr. 4/5 Many Terran players (me too) blame this tanks since they were nerfed. Thinking about them, I must say that we can be being too rough with them. We can’t compare them with other tank hunters, because what they give to us is not the same that the other factions receive from their tank hunters. We are a short-ranged army. We only have 4 unit that can be considered over the 30” The Vidar, our amazing Heavy Tank The Odin, a f***ing Leviathan The Tyr, the Heavy Support Tank The Baldr, our medium Tank Destroyers You could also consider the Hermoor (10 AD up to 36”) and the Slepnir (9 AD up to 36”), but I think their firepower is not enough. I have seen the Baldr compared with Locatu many times. Yes, the Locatu has better AD at long range, doubles our movement, has Hit & Run and is Elite for only 10 point over the Baldr. But also the Locatu is more less than an improved Lamana. If you don’t take the Locatu, the Lamana can do almost the same for less cost. In the other hand (our hand), we don’t have anything like the Baldr. They give us our longest ranged unit (40”) with the higher pinpointed firepower up to 20” (18 AD) and the same AD than the Tyr with longer range. Yes, our TD maybe the worst if compared with the rest of the TD (not counting the Talamis, with higher firepower but lower range), but also are the cheaper unit (again not counting the Talamis). AERIAL GROUND ATTACK HELIX <> Dellingr. 5/5 Our Beast. Forget about Leviathans, Tanks or Gunships. It’s our ONLY chance to attack our primary. And my opinion, the best of the whole game. This is our Little Preciouss. It’s a Giant Flying Heavy Transport that allows you to disembark the toughest heavy infantry in the game up to 4” from your primary objective. With it’s two loyal escorts, deploys CQB 22 upon it’s enemys. Can kill anything, leviathans, tanks, Infantry, flying vehicles… also deploys a moderate main shoot with one of the highest ranges of the flying models. About it’s endurance, is harder than a flying Tyr, and can be Escorted by two of something tougher than a flying Baldr. <> Hermoor. 4/5 The Terran’s Ground Attack Gunship has a very good profile, but lacks of being only two models, so that makes them weak to act alone. Luckly, we can attach them to a Dellingr. Their main ordnance is weaker than any other model of the same tipus, but also the best ranged by large. Their CQB, combined with Dellingr’s, become the flying nightmare of the battlefield. And they act as flying shields for the big one. <> Huscarl. 5/5 Tougher than any other unit of the same type, the Huscarl can display an unsurpassed main attack, being a little weak in CQB. Are really hard to clear from an objective, and can be used to punish bigger units.
  8. @draco84oz:I'm in wargaming from 23 years...I'm old I know. Yes PF is very fast and lethal but ,an example, with terrans you spend the first turn using tac to rush to your opponent and all you have is to hope your Shields resist! I don't want a complex los rules such as [insert giant mech game ] or [insert famous spanish sci-if game] but something more similar to [insert ww2 yankee game], to give you some examples: if more than half of the Squadron is concealed, halve your hit dice...something similar and simple. I don't know if I'm allowed to do the name of the games I gave as example and I actually play so hope you understand what I'm referring to.
  9. Hi Commanders, I know this is an old thread and I don't want to do threadnecromancy but I'd like only to explain a mechanics I'd like to see in PF. In all the other games I regulary play there is a cover o defiling mechanics to give some chances to unit to survive an alpha strike or to give slow close quarter unit the opportunity to survive the enemy fire during they advance. Why if you see a part of a unit base, you have a clear sight to it? Why in PF there isn't mechanics like we found in Armada, where you halve the hit dice if the target is beyond some asteroids? Recapitulate: I'd like to see a cover/defile mechanincs even for other units in addition to the shields rules. What do you think?
  10. SPECTACULAR! The STINGRAY...:O The leviathan...without words! My respect to a very very very skilled painter with good ideas!
  11. Nice details, good color choices and awesome bases!
  12. Nerf: To weaken or make less dangerous. Taken from the "Nerf" brand name, which makes sports equipment toys out of a soft foam (e.g., the Nerf football is soft foam rather than the hard leather of a real football). Used frequently in the context of computer game balance changes. It's the first thing I learned from online gaming: you need a nerf because you are too efficient, fast and skilled: I don't you if you are a cyborg or a human without the need to sleep but your work is amazing...those windshields are real! Guys we must WA as our example! Thanks for sharing, Adama.
  13. Ok thanks Guys! We have a good view of the core helix, now help us moving on other helices!
  14. Omg please nerf West Australian! You are an example for all of us.
  15. I don't know in English but in Italian we say 'porca miseria che bello!'...Google translate adapts it in 'damn how nice!'.
  16. Brilliant,I'd add some glowing effect and red details just to give your model some more lights: it deserves these because the painting is very good (I think Tansalus is right, use the green)!
  17. WA, thanks for making me want to painting Planetfall again! I'll be back after my annual leave with some terran and dindrenzi model...
  18. Hi Australian, at the moment my gaming group decided to give up Planetfall because they feel the game is not balanced, so we are focusing on other sci-fi wargames. The problem is we thought the core helix was like a starter box, with a solid list I can play out of the box: not the ultimate invicible list but a list I can play with some starting games, easy to understand but with some tactical options. I can't play with this double core and this is the reason I asked the community a lot of advice but always found me "stucked" with my army taking only damage. I played against Directorate, Aquan, Relthoza, Dindrenzi (we bought 5 double core to start) and it is always the same...and I don't want to speak about the fact I have a useless painted double core! Just to be clear: the problem is not Spartan Games, the rules or a lack of information: we though the double core as a starting box such many other games, our bad...but when I said "Ok guys, the community said better to try some other helices!" they, with a barrage fire, replied "We have two boxes of core helix and we must proxy and trying other things?No thanks, let's play ******** *********!" :(. I love this game, but if you don't have any opponent...
  19. Fantastic engine of destruction!
  20. Australia Brisbane - Wilfred Owen (Aquans and Relthoza) Goonellabah - Dr Dodo (Dindrenzi + RSN, Directorate, Pathogen [converted fish]) Perth - Cas (Sorylians) Perth - c0rruptd (Dindrenzi + RSN, Terrans + Hawker) Melbourne - Atropos_Priest (Dindrenzi, Relthoza) Sydney - Sillywabbit99 (Dindrenzi/RSN, Terran/Hawker, soon to have Relthoza/Ba'kash) Belgium Liège - Sei (Aquans) Liège - Magarch (Directorate, Terran Alliance) Canada Alberta: Calgary - ckpmax1108 (Dindrenzi..and future RSN) British Columbia: Chilliwack - Steve_990 (Directorate and Aquans with more to come) Ontario: Barrie - Menacingeye (Directorate + Works Raptor) Ontario: Toronto - Darkjedi203 (Sorylians and Terquai) Ontario: Toronto - Dosadi (Dindrenzi & Directorate & Zenian League) Quebec: Montreal - Paradogmatic (Aquans and Sorylians (soon)) Quebec: Montreal - Zaqir (Directorate) Czech Republic Hlinsko - Erebi (Directorate, Relthoza, Dindrenzi) Plzen - Hayden (Directorate, Aquans) Prague - Allegro (Relthoza) Prague - BeoWulf (Aquans) Prague - Kurgan (Directorate) Prague – Phocion (Dindrenzi) France Lille - vonHymack (Sorylians, Aquans, Terquai, Relthoza, Terrans, Dindrenzi, Directorate) Lille - Masp (Directorate) Lille - Olivier (Dindrenzi) Lille - Princeps (Terrans) Lille - Xyzall (Dindrenzi) Lille - Fulgore (Relthoza) Lyon - Hannibal (Dindrenzi, Terrans) Orléans - Seb (Directorate and Works Raptor) Germany Burghausen, Bavaria - hahnc77 (Aquans and Directorate); Rest of Gaming Group (Dindrenzi, Directorate, Sorylians and Relthoza) Teising, Bavaria - FabiusM (Dindrenzi, Terran) Aurich - Ostfriesland, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Group of players (about four) with Directorate, Aquan, Relthoza, Terran, Dindrenzi (get in contact via www.planetfall.de ) Hungary ZKRobi (Directorate and Works Raptor) CserZ (Aquans + Terquai and Relthoza + Ba'Kash) Ireland Clare/Limerick - Mage (Directorate, Aquans) New Zealand Wellington Region (Kapiti) - Swastakowey (club) (Aquans + Terquai, Directorate + Works Raptor, Terrans + Hawker, Relthoza, Dindrenzi) Wellington Region (Whitby) - Runicmadhamster (club) (Dindrenzi + RSN, Directorate + Works Raptor, Terrans + Hawker, Relthoza, Aquans + Terquai) Netherlands Groningen - Sacreddutchman (Sorylians, Dindrenzi, probably Directorate and Terrans as well) Deventer - Nicius (Sorylians) Zutphen - Matti (Relthoza) Spain Albacete - Captain_Dan (Sorylians, Directorate) Málaga - Málagamer (Aquans, Directorate) Manu_S - Valencia (Directorate) Zebo - Valencia (Terran) Sweden Tyresö, Stockholm - Ahmadan (Aquans, Terrans) Tyresö, Stockholm - Ulfast (Sorylians) UK Birmingham - Althorin (Aquans, Directorate) Birmingham - Pa11ad1n (Dindrenzi) Deal, Kent - Radox_1981 (relthoza) Derby - Commander Drakere (Terrans and maybe Hawker) Derby - Strigoi (Relthoza, Directorate) Dundee - Rezfon (Directorate) Dunfermline - Fabio (Sorylians and Veydreth) Dunfermline - Garviel (Dindrenzi) Edinburgh - Nyx Tempest (Terrans) Edinburgh - Polyphemus (Sorylians and Veydreth) Edinburgh / Rosyth - Kraggi (Directorate, Works Raptor, Aquans, Terquai, Hopefully Relthoza at somepoint). Kirkby Thore, Cumbria - Sailion (Directorate, Works Raptor, Terrans Veterans, Aquans and Terquai. Will probably add more over time.) Leeds - Aunshi (Aquans and Terquai) Lincolnshire(North) (plus Mansfield/Sheffield) - Captain_Tycho (Terran, Relthoza, Sorylian) London - Cannor (Aquans/Terquai, Directorate/Works Raptor) Mansfield - Steelsmith (Terrans/Hawker, Relthoza/???) Middlesbrough - DeadSteve (Aquans and Terquai) Oxford - MadSpy (Directorate/Works Raptor) Sheffield - chrisbburn (Terrans) Sheffield - Drachenfutter (Complete Zenian League) Sheffield/Norwich - likeAsir (Aquans) Sheffield - Zeph (Dindrenzi & RSN) Southampton - Slimeball (Relthoza, oroshan if they are released) Southampton - FragEmll (Sorylian) Suffolk / Essex - CodeThief (Directorate) York - Minsk (Aquans, Directorate and something else who knows) USA Arizona: Mesa - east (Relthoza, Sorylian, Kedorian, maybe Veydreth) Phoenix - GT3000 (Directorate, Dindrenzi, Terrans/Hawker) Tempe - ButteryBuscuits (Dindrenzi/RSN) California: Bay Area - Meatwagon (Starter set factions, then Dindrenzi) Los Angeles-Sardaukar (Dindrenzi) Pasadena - Eumerin (TBD) Sacramento/Elk Grove - SageofLodoss (Starter set for now) Georgia: Griffin (Fayetteville/McDonough/Atlanta) - MaxToreador (Aquans & Terquai, Dindrenzi, Terrans) Meansville (Fayetteville/McDonough/Atlanta) - Cyb3rw0lf (Directorate & Works Raptor, Sorylians) Illinois: Barrington (NW Chicago suburb) - Afterimagedan (Sorylians, Directorate) Indiana: Fort Wayne - Solvok (Aquans, Terran, Dindrenzi, Directorate. With Allies for all four.) Kansas: Topeka - Grumbleback (Aquans, Directorate) Maryland: Annapolis - Samurai_Eduh (Undecided, bought starter) Bowie - Madmac (Terran) Massachusetts: North Andover - Dirz (Aquan, Directorate) Michigan: Lansing - SMDVogrin (Directorate) Lansing - Dreadbeard (Terrans, Hawker) Grand Rapids - Knightperson (Relthoza, Aquans) Missouri: Saint Louis - Mephiston1216 (Terran Alliance) New Mexico: Alamogordo - CuriousGames (Undecided, probably Zenian League) Alamogordo - Das Hobbs (Terrans and Hawker at first, more may be added as budget and time allow.) Alamogordo - privateer4hire (Full Core of Aquans and Full Core of Directorate) New York: Albany area - Chimerologist (Sorylians, Relthoza) Bronx NYC - SinSynn (Dindrenzi, Terrans) Endicott - Northerndragons (Aquans, Directorate) Long Island - Mookiefer (Sorylian) Niagara Falls - DoomMetal30 (Dindrenzi) Ohio: Cincinnati - cjk1975 (Terrans/Hawker/Tarakian*/Ryushi* (*if released)) Columbus - Nuck Fewton (Relthoza) Columbus - Big_0 (Terran and Hawker) Columbus - Kabob (Aquans, Dindrenzi) Columbus - The GuardTower (multiple races and players) Pennsylvania: Lebanon - DarthPooPoo (Aquans, Dindrenzi) Pittsburgh - Clap! (Terrans, Directorate) Williamsport- 12sidedMerc (Terrans, Sorylians) Rhode Island: Providence - theguy (Aquans) Texas: Austin - Commodore Jones (Dindrenzi) Austin - Endrasalem (Terran) Austin - BDub (Dindrenzi, RSN, Directorate, Works Raptor, Kedorians, Marauders) Dallas - Neiltj1 (Aquans, Directorate (in time all the toys)) Fort Worth - Phaedros (Aquans, Directorate, Dindrenzi and RSN when released) Houston- Ajax (Terran, Directorate, Dindrenzi, RSN) Keller (Fort Worth) - trideau (Terrans; I have Aquans/Directorate and original starters) Utah: Utah County - Gothith (Aquans, Directorate, Terran after full release) Vermont: Burlington - hardygun (Terrans) Hinesburg - Durockowitz (Aquans, Relthoza) Milton - SonOfDramos (Dindrenzi, Terrans) Monkton - csmardon (Directorate) Shoreham - carlosthedwarf (Sorylians) Virginia: Luray/Leesburg - Duskland (Sorylians, Relthoza) Richmond - fracas (aquans, directorate, terrans, retholza) Fairfax - Davemania (Relthoza, Terran, Dindrenzi) Washington: Seattle - Valander (Aquans) Seattle - Banimal (Dindrenzi)
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