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:ph34r:  :ph34r: Maybe.......

 

On the Testing Table at present we have.....

A Surface Skimming Battleship [not a pocket one!], a Battle Cruiser, and some Corvettes [which as a Prussian Player who has been on the receiving end of their Dash-ing+Elan-ing,  I have a healthy respect for....]

......oh....and enough Heat Lances, Heat Lancettes, and Experimental Heat Lances to melt the coldest of hearts.....

 

The Toulon also gets a re-focus, to make it more appealing as an option too.

 

:ph34r:  :ph34r:

Nice :D,  thanks Delboy. I kinda.. got about 1000 points of skimmers.. I use a lot heh :) ( 2 MK 1 Magenta, 6 Marseille and 8 Alma's.) Really happy now and the Toulons rework is pure icing on top of the cake.

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Boarding you say? Hmm so fun. :D been experimenting with it lately.

 

I was wondering what they did with that new Britannia Battleship ship I Prized and brang back a while ago. Got a Escort too I stashed somewhere in my fleet based.

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Agreed Max can't wait either, Hmm I guess packing, moving, unpacking and then painting could help pass the time. Last day at the local Club, got a game vs Britannia's 750 points. 

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While I like Del Boy's hints. I'm of the ilk that a new gunship would be much appreciated possibly another skimmer with decent primary gun like a heavier Marseille. The battler cruiser is definately appealing 3xDR is an excellent prospect. What ever is offered I'll be expanding my RoF. This year I have added  the LoIS and the Aussies (I already have the RC and FSA as well) to my collection. Yet for reasonas I'm not certain I can put by finger on, the RoF remain my favourite fleet to play, its not even based on victories. I just like how they feel and look. 

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Hmm well I rather like the French because of the image skimming ships give, It was also the first fleet I used when I joined a local club to play in their Dystopian wars story driven campaign. Because of the unusual colour scheme, my play style and a few collisions, my fleet picked up the character accolade of "Party boats". That's my reason anyway.

 

I will be expanding my French fleet too, I bought the Italians and the Australians to play as Royals with my Step brothers Britannia's, thinking of adding submarines.. You know "allies." :) 

 

I'm really looking forward to the new units and updates to current units. Well it would be something to get one eventually as we could then use reinforced cruiser squadrons. 

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Actually the things that excite me most about the new French stuff is opening a facet of the game to them they don't normally inhabit - Boarding....via the cheeky wee Corvettes [which I'm sure any RoF player knows Corvettes can be a real pain in the bum to get rid of!]

 

I don't think this has been highlighted enough... boarding! Yes! I love boarding!  ^_^ My Lyons do that all the time! 

 

Can't wait for this new Corvette... en guarde:)

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Same, thought I do have a question to do with Royalists Belgians as the can use some French units.

 

My question,

Will the MK 2 Toulon, Battle cruisers and Corvettes be able to be used in a Royalist Belgium army?

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While i'm almost certainly going to enjoy using it, 2 Heat lances on the skimming battleship? I was under the impression that the reason that the single Heat lance was unavailable to the Mk1 Magenta was due to its use of the GNE. Now we have a battleship with GNE and 2 Heat lances?? I hope Sirroco is going to provide some good loving in the back ground to explain this leap...

 

Awesome model though :D

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While i'm almost certainly going to enjoy using it, 2 Heat lances on the skimming battleship? I was under the impression that the reason that the single Heat lance was unavailable to the Mk1 Magenta was due to its use of the GNE. Now we have a battleship with GNE and 2 Heat lances?? I hope Sirroco is going to provide some good loving in the back ground to explain this leap...

 

Awesome model though :D

 

That's easy... Reactor to full, Scotty!!! :P

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Boarding corvettes, a Mk1.2 (or Mk3, whatever) with dual lances, and then my favorite of the bunch, the Battle "carrier" Cruiser (check the misprint) with 3x Lancettes. Interestingly, the lancette there is clearly a different size. Dare I suggest that the Toulon is going to be upgraded to a full on heat lance?

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Good eyes cymruvoodoo, i had missed both the misprint and the smaller lancettes... interesting idea on the toulon...though i wonder if the balance would be right it it were to be switched out for a full on heat lance on it. would it make it too powerful? or on the other hand, the new battle cruiser too weak in comparison?

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It may be a misprint, but the box comes with 4x TFTs apparently. Have a close look at La Rochelle (just aft of the broadside turrets) to see why.

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Well, actually it says "Lances"...  :huh:

 

Well, 3 Heat Lances linking would be 4 x DR, right...? 2xDR + 2xDR halved + 2xDR halved...? Then linking with another Battlecruiser gets you 6 x DR... On a Moskva Dreadnought, that's 66 AD... 

That's... Terrifying...  :blink: 

I'm thinking they will be Lancettes, as that is either 6 lots of 1 x DR, 2 lots of 2 x DR or one lot of 3 x DR... Sounds a bit more reasonable, but still damned scary... :P

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As stated in the Heat lance and lancette weapon rules, they all COMBINE not link. Anyone  care to  revise their numbers, and hence thoughts on the matter? ;)

 

Oh god, I missed that bit...  :blink: 

Please don't be lances... Please don't be lances... Please don't be lances... 

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Nope : Heat lance combined ! If it is 3 Heat lance, it would do 3x2xDR per ship... except if arc of fire doesn't overlap (180)...

So it's probably 3 lancettes on our battle cruiser !

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These new models are wonderfull ! all of them !

 

Do we have any information about the "Sautiller" generator ?

 

Cloud or no cloud generator onthe battleship ? Battleship and cruiser will surely have retardant armor, but cloud gen is a heavy contribution to our toughness...

 

The battleship with 4 TFT inside : really pleasant :) land on the couronne on turn 1 and flight as a full wing of 5 using the unused 6th TFT of the couronne ;)

 

Looking closely at the model, it seems that the 2 2 lance on La rochelle are not same size and design... The fore one is even bulkier than the standard mk2 heatlance... may be a new one (improved range ? more powerfull ? special MAR ????)

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nd on the couronne on turn 1 and flight as a full wing of 5 using the unused 6th TFT of the couronne

Assuming it's not CAPonly like the Turbilion...anyway, they all look damn cool.

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