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  1. Savage Coyote

    Basing your models in CAV

    honestly I just use the bases that come with the CAVs! :) I will add some sand/gravel and static grass after painting...
  2. Savage Coyote

    Unofficial CAV:Strike Operations Force Builder

    So far so good. Right now the following is hoped for/wished for in the future: - getting an error message when I try to switch factions after already selecting one - getting an error message when I try to print - models that have cards but not miniatures are absent, which makes several factions unplayable and limits options of others Very exciting all the same, especially for those of us who can't use the Force Builder program!
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    Yeah, Warlords have twin heavy PBG's, two medium Guided Missiles and a rocket pack (indirect fire) and are speed seven, armor seven! Warhammers have twin heavy MAC's, twin medium MAC's, and are speed four, armor nine!
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    There weren't any Warhammers; it's a brand new never-before-seen design! :) I know he had three painted Warlords! But they have heavy PBG's instead of MAC's!
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    Ooh! Ya'll proxied the Warhammer? Thats one I've wanted to take for a spin! Did ya'll use the updated blaster rules?
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    No, I didn't boil any of my Lynx; CAVBoss made sure that this round had sturdier wings. I think the Lynx only needed a little cutting on their insert pegs to make them straight. Really a joy to work with!
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    Thought I'd post a few images of something I was working on last week from KS2! This is a Ritter Lynx transport in the 5th Marienburg Brigade aircraft camouflage, number "211."
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    New to CAV, looking for reviews and "intro to" type details

    Non-CAV's definitely have a place on the battlefield! They help to expand your numbers and present you with more options. Some vehicles, aircraft, and infantry can perform SA:Pop-up, which allows them to rise up one level higher and fire, then lower back down into cover. Traditional tanks still have to be chewed through, and Jeneki outlined infantry's usefulness as well. CAV was designed to be a fully combined arms game, and just "grabbing some robots and I'll win" doesn't necessarily work in the game!
  9. Howdy howdy, another battle report that will receive a hundred views and no comments! For this one, we were also testing our ability to stream out a battle and/or create a how to play example. We went with 5k just to eat time and give MiniAdict a chance to run the cameras an computer set up. His son brought in his mercenaries: Attack Section 1 2x Chieftains Archer Nomad Attack Section 2 2x Naginatas Poltergiest Nomad Fire Support Section 1 3x Spector B's Spider vs my ADON unit I've started painting on: Regiment 45 "Bone Collectors" Attack Section 1 2xChancellors Mantis Javelin Attack Section 2 Mantis 2x Kestrels Javelin Attack Section 3 2x Commander II's 2x Chieftains. No upgrades, doctrines or CP's were used for the game: Turn one. I got to deploy ALL of my force first due to all of my cards coming up in a row, so after I moved, Brandon got to lob some rockets at me ineffectively. He moved up as well and we got ready for turn two. Turn two: I move first and move my tank up, killing one of the Nomads and maiming one of his Chieftains. In return, he kills one of my Chieftains and damages my poor painted Chancellor. He's rolling lights out with Active Phased Array 2 from the Archer running. My other CAV Attack squad races up the right flank to try and engage his fire support elements. I take a little damage but nothing major. Turn Three It got brutal quick. He completely wastes my poor painted Chancellor with Overdriven PBG's, completely gutting it down to track nine or ten. Just rolling lights out and the Naginatas didn't disappoint. He also killed my second Chieftain that I'd race into his backfield to try and take some heat off of my heavy CAVs. Tanks and flesh are cheap! In return I blow up his other Chieftain and scratch one of the Naginatas, but I'm getting worried that he could turn this flank if he keeps rolling as well as he was. On the other flank my sucide squad reaches point blank but had to use both move actions to do so, so I don't have any shots. They all take some damage but miraculously no one dies. Turn 3-5ish So at this point, due to the recording, talking to a buddy, and whatever else was going on, I forget to use the camera! Oops. There wasn't much to really highlight. We traded a lot of fire on the left flank and his dice finally started cooling off, and my Reinforced, Rugged units were healing like mad. I think all in all I healed something like 12-14 damage over the course of the game. The painted Mantis on that flank was pummeled and then eventually blew up his PBG's with a critical fumble. With all the ECM from the nomad he didn't have much else to do till later in the game. Brandon's Naginatas starts trying to wade closer, but the fire of the Commander II's and Chancellor cuts them down. On the other side of the board the Poltergeist is doing a great job of blasting my light armored speedsters, as is the random strike point missile drops. yet for all that, nothing died! The Mantis in that group probably healed four or six damage throughout the game and eventually put his boot on the throat of the Poltergeist and rendered is much less effective, doing 6 damage in one round to it. Final turns As we near the end game, he pulls his Archer and Nomad back to try and killl the Kestrels and he mostly succeeds. Though one Kestral walks up and kills the Nomad in two over drive shots (and dies for it) while the other Kestrel puts down more damage. With no Nomad he wasn't able block out target locks with his ECM which gave me more bonuses. My Chancellor, guided missile Mantis, and two Commander II's moved up and killed the Archer, a Spector, and the Poltergeist (with an assist from the other Mantis) while the Javelin killed the last Spector. Oh, yeah, killed him by punching him in the cockpit after that Spector thought he'd be cute and force me to look up the close assault rules. Yeah, take your point of damage and like it! After that, one round of focused fire on the Spider and it was game over! Lessons Learned: - READ YOUR SA's! Brandon had four units with FCS and three with Chain fire pod but he never used those things. I remembered about half way through but decided not to remind him so the lesson could be taught at the end. I think he could have probably won the game had he been able to drop strike points down and the suicide squad with multiple hits. Nickel and diming them left them around just long enough to overdrive there way through most of the fire support section. I'm guilty as well, as I forgot my Chancellor and Mantis had Wizzo's till about half way through the game! - MACs go BOOM! With the new Blaster errata, MACs are dangerous. Very dangerous. I landed quite a few hits with the murder machine Chancellor and the two Commander II's. Dropping critical hits left and right really blew though some of the tougher armor Brandon had one the table. Be aware! - PBG's are really hot. I burned out so many times with the new errata rules for PBG's. And yet, my cheap little attack section sewed chaos in the backfield with all the killing they accomplished. I'm worried for the Templars and Thug which all have four PBG designs. We'll see how they shake out. - Rugged makes repair worth it. This SA, and to a limited extent Reinforced 1 and 2, kept my ADON in the game. Just being able to stick around after taking several small points of damage was huge. Brandon said late in the game, "Stop repairing! All that damage I'm doing is being wasted!" I disagreed of course, but it sure was helpful!
  10. Thought I'd post my recently completed pair of Commander II Anti-Grav tanks painted up in the ADON Regiment 45 "Bone Collectors" scheme!
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    The final unit of the core rewards, the Sovereign III has been rescaled and packed with new details! This 8th Knights Assault Regiment "Antioch Lancers" Sovereign III is ready to add massed rocket and guided missile fire to your Templar or Mercenary fire support sections! Don't miss the CAV Kickstarter III, starting today, September 19th at 12:00pm CST!
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    The final Malvernin CAV that is included in the core rewards for the CAV Kickstarter III is the Revenant. This super heavy CAV is a huge miniature and will dominate your battlefield. Painted up in the 185th Striker Regiment "Armor of Faith" scheme, this prototype Revenant has some new details added and has been rescaled to fit the entire 10mm line! Don't miss the kickstarter, which starts Wednesday, September 19th at 12 pm CST!
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    PBG's can wreck anything in the game; I see something with multiple PBG's and I try to kill it from a long ways off (rockets, GM's) before it can wreck my face!
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    Here's the Shadow, an all new recon CAV for the Malvernis and part of the core eight designs for the upcoming Kickstarter! Sculpted by Tom Buttery and painted by myself in the 66th Regiment "The Congregation," this electronic warfare CAV is able to help your section with target locks and advanced targeting data!
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    CAV: Strike Ops III Kickstarter September 19th 2018

    Here's more photos of the Butcher Superiority CAV that comes in the core set of the upcoming CAV Kickstarter III!