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Offline Barthheart

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2235 on: March 14, 2018, 07:20:55 AM »
Bet he hasn't punched it out yet tough....  L:-)
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2236 on: March 14, 2018, 07:23:13 AM »
He's still stickering the blocks :P
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2237 on: March 14, 2018, 07:45:57 AM »
I'll need another lesson at Origins on how to do that.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2238 on: March 14, 2018, 07:48:34 AM »
They're stickers. It should be self explanatory.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2239 on: March 14, 2018, 04:29:28 PM »
They're stickers. It should be self explanatory.

Don't take them for granted!

I accidentally stuck Greek War Elephant stickers on an Eastern/Indian colored block, and vice versa, in C&C Expansion 1. 

My OCD almost caused a stroke after seeing what I had done.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2240 on: March 14, 2018, 05:24:41 PM »
^Exactly my point!
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2241 on: March 14, 2018, 07:35:00 PM »
Precisely why my bride graciously stickers ALL the blocks in this household.  I could never bear the annoyance of screwing one up and she's far better at it than I am.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2242 on: March 18, 2018, 05:52:25 PM »
Yesterday's game. Sicily 43, Germans vs Canadians using Spearhead for rules (I played German).





12 turn scenario. The Allied victory conditions were to have 15 rifle platoons in the German table end at the end of the game. German VC was to deny the 15 platoons.

On turn 12, the German Fallschirmjager conducted 3 close assaults on Canadian rifle platoons. The FJ won two of the three assaults, but that left the Canadians with exactly 15 rifle platoons (they started the game with 24 rifle platoons) in the German zone.

Very close run thing and a very fun game.
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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2243 on: March 18, 2018, 07:56:18 PM »
I just got the Normandy expansion for Tide of Iron. Funny since I haven't tried to learn ToI yet and have two other expansions for it. I guess there's worse things to be addicted to.

Well, also got Tiny Epic Western and the Heart of Glorm expansion for Mice & Mystics...lol.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2244 on: March 18, 2018, 09:51:00 PM »
Gloomhaven.

Presently 0-3 on the same Bandit Commander S.O.B. and I am not freaking having it.

We were so close...

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2245 on: March 20, 2018, 05:55:12 AM »
I picked up a copy of Federation Commander: Klingon Border for 50% off at a convention last weekend.  (and then promptly bought Romulan Border, Tholian Attack, the consolidated FC rulebook, a Reinforcements booster pack, a 4'x6' space mat with hexes, and several out of production Star Trek Heroclix minis because I have a problem....)

I loved playing the base game of Star Fleet Battles back when I had a sharper mind, lots of free time, and very little money.   I kinda dropped out of it once the pace of gameplay got too slow what with all the drones, anti-drone drones, and fighter squadrons.

I haven't seen or heard too much about SFB of FC lately but I did see some guys running a game of it a few years back and they said that Federation Commander streamlined a lot of the rules and made it a much faster and more accessible game.  I read through the rules (stupid drones are still in there and they got rid of the fun stuff like ECMs and ECCMs) and we're going to give it a whirl on Thursday.  Looking forward to it to see how it gets on with my friends who are really into Armada.  (that's the reason for the minis.  They'd never countenance a game with chits.)




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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2246 on: March 20, 2018, 04:15:55 PM »
Set the game up on the table to run through some of the rules in solitaire mode just to make sure I've got them down.




Here are some of the random Heroclix minis I found at nerd stores (and the unpainted Enterprise from my Fleet Captains game).  I've got a few more on the way in the mail.  The red Vulcan thing will sub for a Tholian for now.







I did a little painting on some (red stripes and front on one of the TNG eraRomulans.  Different nacelle tip colours on the Birds of Prey.) to help distinguish between models when they're on the table.






Initial setup.  2v2 fight between the Federation and the Romulans.  Feds are bringing a heavy cruiser and a destroyer vs a Romulan-owned Klingon thingie and a Bird ship.






Ship cards and minis for the Klingon thingie and the Bird ship.








Ship cards and minis for the meddling Federation.







And CHARTS!!!!




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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2247 on: March 20, 2018, 04:23:39 PM »
That brings back many a horrific memory of playing SFB many moons ago...

But it looks cool regardless.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2248 on: March 20, 2018, 04:29:51 PM »
Horrific?  I think you meant "awesome"!.

(yeah, it got a bit ridiculous after a while with all the rules on top of rules on top of rules and having to track every single missile, plasma torp, and anti-missile drone over the space of 32 phases every turn.) 

Federation Commander cleans up a lot of the minutiae and speeds things up quite a bit but it's still pretty dense and requires a bit of book-keeping.  Nothing like SFB though and having the laminated ship cards helps a lot.

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Re: What's on your table right now?
« Reply #2249 on: March 20, 2018, 08:05:11 PM »
50% Off?  You lucky bastidge.  You go all-in when you go, don't ya?  :D

Look like you got some paintin' to do now, too.

I didn't mind drones (aka 'space missiles') so much; at least they kept things interesting despite requiring more effort.  Getting rid of the ECM/ECCM whack-a-mole was a good move.  Didn't need it, because it was a guessing contest.

Reducing the amount of phases per turn, in FC, was also another good call. 

It's still thick on rules.  Just a bit faster than SFB, which is a big plus.   :bd: