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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited May 4
    As an example, I designed and ran this scenario for a Stompy Bots party I threw a few years back.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_YEdzSswGjNWGo0YnY3Mk5sUk0/view?usp=drivesdk

    Two IS Companies plus supporting Battle Armor, versus a Clan Supernova Binary plus two supporting Stars. Took us about a nine hour play day, but we ran to completion. IIRC, I had two to three players per side, controlling lances/stars.

    Nips on
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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited May 4
    Nips wrote: »
    Having run and played Company++ size games in both BT and AS, I muuuch prefer those large-scale engagements in AS.

    You can actually do a whole battle in a single day's play, as opposed to six turns or so of BT. Also, because AS is built for it, and moves quicker, it's just more fun moment to moment.

    That's the scale of conflict I really want to play at, I think. Companies/binaries of mechs, with some supporting elements of infantry & vehicles, maybe some way to model air/artillery strikes as well. I wish they'd do a PC game tuned to make that scale of play fun (or just something like Megamek for AS).

    H3Knuckles on
    If you're curious about my icon; it's an update of the early Lego Castle theme's "Black Falcons" faction.
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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    I finished my AGoAC miniatures, plus a bonus! Yay!!

    Here's Team Yellow versus Team Purple:
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    Team Yellow, including the currently-unavailable Classic Wasp:
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    Team Purple, including the currently-unavailable Classic Valkyrie
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    I split the teams into roughly-equivalent groups (lol double Wolverine), but I'd not stat'd out the BV to see how close it comes. My curiosity might get me around to that at some point.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    The purple 'mech paired with the Wolverine is a Shadowhawk, yes?

    That's a really awesome looking Shadowhawk.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Yup, it's a S'hawk. The new classic sculpt of it is really, really good. It's also available in metal from Iron Wind, if that suits your fancy.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    I've never liked BattleTech minis in the past, but those are really nice. The Thunderbolt and Catapult in particular are enormous improvements over any of the previous sculpts. I think the Wasp and Valkyrie are still derpy-looking, unfortunately, but the rest look like they had professional artists behind them, with much better use of proportion and detail than I've come to expect from BattleTech.

  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Since they were pulled due to reasons, there's been talk from the sculptor wanting to do another pass at the Valkyrie and Wasp to clean up the detail on the sculpts and maybe fix their stances a bit. I honestly think sculpting good Light 'Mechs might be a bit harder now that bar's been raised so much by the rest of the Classics.

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    Betsuni
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