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[Star Wars: Armada] Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    The split hammerhead reminds me a lot of the Midway from Wing Commander Prophecy.

  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    God the SSD is big. The box is a solid, proper box, but the inside is still your traditional plastic shell. There is a thin cardboard starfield to hide the game components.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    I think someone at FFG has a thing for assertive ladies with laser eyes ...

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    But really, I mean, who doesn't?

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    edited August 4
    I still feel like an asshole for flaking on the attempted game of Armada, but I'm back.

    I've always wanted to do a co-op campaign with Armada similar to Heroes of the Aturi Cluster, but knew I'd have to smoosh together different tools and ideas to accomplish it. The Corellian Conflict and Rebellion in the Rim campaigns have some good ideas and uses, but their focus still isn't exactly what I'm going for. Then Crabbok posted his Armada AI system.

    So smooshing together the AI system with the persistent play rules in the campaign expansions, how does this sound?

    - Players pick a faction.
    - Each player starts with 60pts to buy a ship and upgrades. No unique squadrons yet, and players may only buy as many squadrons as their ship's Squadron value.
    - One player picks a Commander card and they have the flagship, the rest pick an Officer - these don't cost extra points, and represent the player characters. People can rename their Commanders/Officers for more roleplaying, and use cards from either faction?
    - The fleet shares points for requisition of squadrons and ships. Players may sell upgrades and ships to help with the cost. After the first game there isn't a limit on ship size or squadrons.
    - The campaign proceeds similarly to how the Corellian Conflict is laid out, except there are as many systems as there are enemy Commanders.
    - Commanders, Objectives, and Obstacles are randomly selected for each system beforehand.
    - At some point after the first few sessions I'd like to include an enemy fleet pursuit indicator inspired by FTL. This fleet would be a max point based on number of players - so it would be deadly early game and manageable by the end of the campaign.

    Edit: Forgot that I'd also probably disregard the total squadron cap/limit in general for players that want to play/theme their persistent fleet in a different way. Player groups would want to discuss this considering the time it might add to games.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    @Fuselage

    Yes.

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    @Elvenshae
    Thank you! What do you think of either faction hiring generic Rogue/Villain squadrons from the opposite faction, at an upcharge or not, to simulate hiring mercenaries and whatnot? Both sides did it, it might be cool to make it happen.

    Same with enemy ships, but different reasons, like Rebels stealing a Quasar or Raider.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Fuselage wrote: »
    @Elvenshae
    Thank you! What do you think of either faction hiring generic Rogue/Villain squadrons from the opposite faction, at an upcharge or not, to simulate hiring mercenaries and whatnot? Both sides did it, it might be cool to make it happen.

    Same with enemy ships, but different reasons, like Rebels stealing a Quasar or Raider.

    I think that's probably a good usage for the "Scum and Villainy" faction - basically, translate what the Scum have in X-Wing into Armada. So you could hire Scum Y-wing, but not Scum TIE/Ds.

    Might be interesting if they were specific mercenary units ... Like the Blastar Pirates are a unit of 2 Headhunter squadrons and a Corvette. Cost should be cheaper up-front than just buying your units normally, but higher ongoing maintenance. Maybe?

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  • TheColonelTheColonel ChicagolandRegistered User regular
    The SSD is so absurdly large. I have no clue where to put it in my apartment. It deserves a spot on the mantle above the fireplace, yet I have neither to give it.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    TheColonel wrote: »
    The SSD is so absurdly large. I have no clue where to put it in my apartment. It deserves a spot on the mantle above the fireplace, yet I have neither to give it.

    Oh shit is this out now?

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  • KetarKetar Ready to feel better about your own miserable lives?Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    TheColonel wrote: »
    The SSD is so absurdly large. I have no clue where to put it in my apartment. It deserves a spot on the mantle above the fireplace, yet I have neither to give it.

    Oh shit is this out now?

    It is indeed. Cheapest price I've seen for it is at Miniature Market, who have it for $10 less than Coolstuffinc.

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    I just checked, mine should get in Thursday! Then I can take a picture of my fleets battling each other sans fighters since those are with a high school kid for painting.

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    edited August 8
    https://imgur.com/a/n5utyNw

    Edit: Since all the ships are out, here's an example of what beginner co-op fleets might look like, just to keep my hype going.
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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    I need to stop replying to my own replies, but I wanted to share the good news.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    My friend bought an SSD. It is stupid huge.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Fuselage wrote: »
    I need to stop replying to my own replies, but I wanted to share the good news.

    Oh man I'm so jealous.
    My friend bought an SSD. It is stupid huge.

    Yes, but did you hug it?

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Part of me really wants a second SSD.

    I haven't actually played Armada in years, but the model is so fucking gorgeous, I kind of want one for work and for home.

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    Part of me really wants a second SSD.

    I haven't actually played Armada in years, but the model is so fucking gorgeous, I kind of want one for work and for home.

    You could always get a formation of Starhawks to fight your existing SSD.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Fuselage wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    Part of me really wants a second SSD.

    I haven't actually played Armada in years, but the model is so fucking gorgeous, I kind of want one for work and for home.

    You could always get a formation of Starhawks to fight your existing SSD.

    ... I may have considered this too... :)

    (Then again I'm a horrible example for fiscal responsibility. See the SE++ gunpla thread and D&D Lego thread for examples.)

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    Fuselage wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    Part of me really wants a second SSD.

    I haven't actually played Armada in years, but the model is so fucking gorgeous, I kind of want one for work and for home.

    You could always get a formation of Starhawks to fight your existing SSD.

    ... I may have considered this too... :)

    (Then again I'm a horrible example for fiscal responsibility. See the SE++ gunpla thread and D&D Lego thread for examples.)

    Trust me, you're in good company.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    Part of me really wants a second SSD.

    I haven't actually played Armada in years, but the model is so fucking gorgeous, I kind of want one for work and for home.

    I'd love to have one. But alas, I don't have the room for it. Even hanging... So I'm just sitting here, waiting for a PA member to take a photo of theirs.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Shit, did I not do that?

    Damnit, give me a few.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited August 18
    I have every X-wing and Armada model, so let me know if there's something specific you want a comparison with.

    Unfortunately my camera sucks.

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    I've considered getting the talker 3d printed stands from Mel's Miniatures so the SSD has more room under it for threatening smaller vessels. Maybe it would bump less with ISDs...

    I still haven't played it, though, so I'll wait on that.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    Yea that was the fix I needed. God it's beautiful.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    I have every X-wing and Armada model, so let me know if there's something specific you want a comparison with.

    Unfortunately my camera sucks.

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    Seriously thank you for the photos. I can figure out the size of the ship compared to the ISD at least. It. Is. So. Beautiful. Yeah I'd have to clear a ton of room just to display it. But man that thing is so awesome.

    Thank you for the photos and the ability to live vicariously through you.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Alright, fuck it, I'm gonna try to do a true armada shot. pray for me.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited August 18
    That... only took an hour, and I'm only missing one base! And it can't be that far, given which model it is.

    ... No way in fuck was I pulling out all my fighter squadrons.

    Edit: Correction, 2 bases. So I'm not displaying another Home One or a second VSD.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    That is an impressive fleet. Thanks for the photos.

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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    It's beautiful! My squadrons normally stay on the shelves with the ships. Maybe you could drill little holes into your SSD and mount fighters and freighters all over it.

    I mean, that sounds insane in hindsight, but you could!

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Goddamnit!

    I just realized that I am missing the TIE carrier ship or whatever in that shot. I knew the Imperial side seemed smaller in overall count than I was expecting!

    I've already started putting away things, though.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    AND my Hammerheads! I figured out what happened though, they were all in a general "Dumping ground" box that had a bunch of X-wing stuff on top, so I missed them.

    To make up for my failure, the Hammerheads decided they wanted to punch above their weight class.


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  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    edited August 18
    Hey, I'd put money on Hammerheads against a lone Quasar all day. The others? Not so much.

    Once I get my fighters back from painting i should include my 3d printed space stations from Etsy in the shot.

    Edit: Whoa.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Oh my. That is amazing. There's no way FFG would sell anything that stupid big, but I do hope they find a good canonical "rebel" ship somewhere.

    Also, I really like the trays in that dude's etsy store. I kinda wish the CAD was available for printing though, as I have a friend up for printing that kind of thing pretty much on demand.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    Oh my. That is amazing. There's no way FFG would sell anything that stupid big, but I do hope they find a good canonical "rebel" ship somewhere.

    Also, I really like the trays in that dude's etsy store. I kinda wish the CAD was available for printing though, as I have a friend up for printing that kind of thing pretty much on demand.

    I'll take "Things I said about the SSD" for 200, Alex.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    Oh my. That is amazing. There's no way FFG would sell anything that stupid big, but I do hope they find a good canonical "rebel" ship somewhere.

    Also, I really like the trays in that dude's etsy store. I kinda wish the CAD was available for printing though, as I have a friend up for printing that kind of thing pretty much on demand.

    I'll take "Things I said about the SSD" for 200, Alex.

    True, but that 3D print has a ton more surface area. And either it's incredibly hollow, or it has a ton of internal struts that would make it even more expensive to produce.

    That said... anything's possible, I guess..

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    Also, I really like the trays in that dude's etsy store. I kinda wish the CAD was available for printing though, as I have a friend up for printing that kind of thing pretty much on demand.

    Yeah there are a lot of 3D stuff I wish the models were shared to print your own. I need to go and see if the stands models are out there to print my own.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Master Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Someone on Etsy, MelsMinatures, has Armada ships that are scaled to the Super Star Destroyer. They are VERY tiny.

    They also have Armada ships that are scaled to an ISD so you have two choices if you want correctly scaled Armada games.

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