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  1. Gotta admit brother

    this is a mighty nice site you got going. I flipped through the links and looks like everything is jiving right. I'll play with it some more later and see if theres anything I can find


    all in all, really nice


    Now, one of my earlier posts was removed because it offended someone...


    I wonder if the same will happen here? While I am not Israeli, I am still offended.


    Time to see if these things are two-way streets or not, ne...


    I am the Muslim that was offended and I sick and tired of your Bullstuff. Do you want to know What I think? It isn't like I haven't expressed my views already....




    So while your trying to imply things that aren't true, Your only making yourself look the bigger fool by trying to suggest something about Muslims in general. Instead of regurgitating fascsist Bullstuff, try reading a Q' uran or attending a Jumaat.


    Lurk mode ON

  3. We call them Smoker Pumas; they work great in close quarter battle against hordes of soft targets. The last time we used it was when we played out a few scenarios for the Battle of Campa. I remember the body count was at least a squad or two, and some vehicles. Pretty decisive killer. (We also upgrade the ECM to +5)


    This is one of our regrets for going with mostly SyRAM and Mitso Ta; some of these really wicked killers are considered legacy equipment for us.

  4. So its called the Cutlass, excellent. I like that name much better, and so shall it be called in our fluff.


    Yeah, What you see is what you get, So model any physical changes you make on your models.


    I'm yet to use the flail, but I've had my eye on that C14 IFM for a long while, thinking about swapping the FA45 on the Dingo whenever it comes out. I try to keep my swaps within the same two UCORs (SyRAM or Mitso Ta), but in the case of Hughes Marietta, I'll make a few exceptions.


    Thats one thing to look at when you go modding things, look within the same UCOR before you go shopping outside of it. Chances are you might find something compareable and cheaper, or possibly a different way to get simular usage. Swaps within the same UCOR, the points are adjust by multiplying 1.2, if you shop outside of that UCOR, you multiply the points by 1.5; its a little more pricey.


    I recommend you play a few games stock to develop your personal taste, then make your mods based on the tactics you emphasize.

  5. We used them recently in a Tango Rangers mission assignment, they didn't score any decisive kills for me against my Brother's Zulu Guard, but he couldn't get his Gladiators through them without taking some heat. thus allowing my Redhawks to rip em apart at range, only taking a track or two each in damage.


    I love these things to the point, that

    A) even though most of LWC uses mostly SyRAM and Mitso Ta, my Special Forces (Tango) use 4 sections (2 sections per group). Basically, the fluff behind them is a Templar license since Hughes Marietta uses the Tsuiseki.


    B) I never glue my tops on my tanks and AFVs, so a quick swap, and I have an alternate roster with the Stillabre or Sabre, or variations of both. Together, with Sabres, they ROCK!

  6. But AFV's won't screen CAV's They'll be in front, for sure, but your opponents will still be able to target the big boys.


    So keep your CAVs out of their range. Make your opponents CAVs come to you. Now in order to get them into the range of your CAVs, they have to put themselves within range of your AFVs, then have at em! Your AFV's are screening your opponent from the real target of your CAVs, that is, anything hard that might give your AFVs trouble, like Sabretooths, and Pumas.


    How do you slow a Mantis or a Rhino? with a few Stillabre, while your CAVs focus on overwhelming things that might be used to target the AFVs.


    Thats what I mean by a screen, of course CAVs can shoot over them.....


    @ Storminator; So your the one that takes credit for that evilness (the Stillabre) Its a vicious modification! and one my Rangers will spring from time to time. great Mod!

  7. I'm probably very agressive with my AFVs in particular my Sabres and Ashigaro. I have the tendacy to use them to lead an attack most often against superiority CAVs like the Dictator or Mantis. Many superiority CAVs are average to great hard hitters but often don't have much punch against soft targets, so guess what will most likely be in their face?


    So use your CAVs to knock out Fire-support vehicles and Anti Soft CAVs, and you can stop any CAV advance with a few well placed infantry and AFVs. They can screen for your CAVs, making them an obstacle to get through, before your opponent's CAVs can get to your CAVs.


    Sabre, Stiletto, Ashigaro; I could even get more twisted by adding the TL system from the Ryoshi for better punch. One of the other players suggested Stiletto turrets on a Sabre- a wicked augmentation especially if I running the Ryoshi's +4 TL in them. thats 1-4 Stillabre (109 points)hitting at a +9 versus Hard, for each 300 plus hard killing CAV deployed. (Like the Mantis, Dictator, Revenants, ETC).


    believe me, AFVs can hold thier own!

  8. I am asking for an availability date for Starhawk VI parts, among others, being available in the boneyard. Any idea when that will be possible? Some Monster CAV Garage techs want to know......

  9. The Empire wall of force is impressive indeed, but lets not rule out another wall of force that is impressive, are those big battle scenes in Robotech. the Macross seems to be pretty tough, sure the Empire can destroy a planet (and lets not forget the Suncrusher) but that Deathstar would would have to get into the system, and through an impressive wall of force, that being the Earth forces in Robotech.....

  10. QUOTE (Spike @ Sep 1 2004, 07:12 PM)

    Gandalf and Kato ay?




    Gandalf is Mithrandir, wizard of the White Council, slayed the Balrog of Moria.


    Isn't Kato that goofy surfer-looking dude who lived with O.J.Simpson?


    I thought it was the Kato in Pink Panther.


    EDIT: oh nevermind


    Wrong Kato, hehehe


    this Kato, is supposedly a student of "the Northern Devil" later discovered to be a Japanese god of destruction. If it wasn't for the whinings of the Goddess of fertility(Yukari), Kato would have pulled the moon out of orbit using a magical chain he created. It is discovered in the first episode, he has the power to invert magic against itself, and manipulate it to his end.


    dude, possesses a young woman (later found to be the goddess of fertility) into carrying a demon child he could sacrifice to reawaken the spirit of Tiara no Masakado, as a berzerker that would destroy Japan....


    The more powerful, the better,

    Gandalf, hehehe, probably would suffer the same fate as poor Harai......

  11. Every once in a while these discusions come up, so I'll play devils advocate and start a little bit of noise.


    Topic is dream matches, you know the kind of crap like, who would win in a fight, the Death Star or the enterprise, how about a fatal three way and throw in the Space Cruiser Yamato?



    I know everyone here can play nice so it shouldn't be an issue.


    other matches, the ole Mighty Mouse versus Superman debate,


    For all you mecha lovers, Voltron versus Gigantor? How about Tranzor Z?

    hey, how about the Steiner Atlas versus the KDM Rhino?.


    What triggered this was a offbeat discusion about the movie Doomed Megalopolis, can Kato hang with Gandolf the Grey? my answer, Can Gandolf hang with Kato, Kato is just too damn evil and warped.



  12. yep, Katos final revenge on Tokyo is that he tries to pull the moon out of orbit and right atop Tokyo!


    this guy is one of my favorite villians of all time (him and Keyser Soze). the man has the ability to inverse magic against itself, basically he can reverse any magic cast at him and manipulate it to his ends; plus he got a few devious tricks of his own.............

  13. While everyone is thinking on that one, heres one with a hint preincluded, cause its tough.


    Its a Japanese Anime Classic


    "And the people of this city shall know me as Death....

    You consider yourself light and me darkness, but we are both light and darkness combined."

  14. A typical UTDF CAV point superiority section

    Starhawk VI - ARM and pilot upgrade

    Starhawk V -Redhawk Charlie/Pheonix variant (armed with 2 diedre mark ones)

    Starhawk V -Redhawk Charlie/Pheonix variant (armed with 2 diedre mark ones)

    Starhawk V - Redhawk Alpha - modified TL and Breeder


    usually designated as a troop command section


    A typical UTDF Flank Superiority CAV Section

    Regent -Samurai variant (armed with 2 MT96A)

    Starhawk V -Redhawk Bravo variant (armed with one Deidre Mark one)

    Starhawk V -Redhawk Bravo variant (armed with one Deidre Mark one)

    Regent - Strike Regent variant - modified TL and Breeder


    usually 2 sections like this for each point superiority section


    A typical UTDF fire support CAV section

    Raptor - Strike Raptor variant - modified TL, breeder, and ECM

    Katana - Wakizashi variant - both Missiles swapped for 2 MT64L IFM

    Katana - Wakizashi variant - both Missiles swapped for 2 MT64L IFM

    Katana - Wakizashi variant - both Missiles swapped for 2 MT64L IFM


    can you say 7 IFMs (+4 soft, at 48 inch range, 4 AOE) chained in at a +4, usually the commander is the elite level WSO in the Raptor...........


    The Hummingbird and the flower petal, if you can understand this metaphor, then you understand how we use these sections................

  15. Lone Wolf Company kind of specializes in high speed deep flank or wing attacks, though we use special variants of some the same CAVs to acheive these needs. Since we are considered a Terran Security firm, we stick with SyRAM, Mitso Ta, a touch of Hughes Marietta or Koda Works (very limited), and a few creations of our own....


    The key to this type of unit is balance, since we operate on the flanks, we have to be able to move through any target that presents itself, hard or soft. the idea is to be able to fade and manuever, you can't do it with a section of say Dictators, since they can be in serious trouble by a few well placed infantry.


    To this end, our ideal CAVs are the Starhawk VI, Starhawk V (Modified in three Variants), Regent (Modified in 2 variants) the Katana (modified as a Fire support saturation unit).The regent takes on a new role with its missiles swapped for MT96A, this is the UTDF Samurai variant. (the AA bonus applies to the mount, this unit is pretty good against hard air targets like APCs)


    We also use modified Tsuiseki, trading the primary guns for Outpost one missiles, increases its performance by up to 50%. basically all three weapons fire +4 at a range of 48 inches.


    Note: Our modifications stay within the SyRAM, Mitso-ta UCORs.

  16. Your pretty familiar with the little layout we did a while back for some of our characters in the Blood Apach campaign. We tend to go with a general idea based from movies.


    An interesting thing happened concerning one character in particular, Sabian Reyes of the Wild Apaches. (Apache Lead Actual)


    His character model follows Sergeant Elias (William Dafoe) in the vietnam movie Platoon starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corey Glover (lead singer from Living Color), Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Fransesco Quinn, Tony Todd (Candy Man) and Keith David. (in fact, a lot of the Wild Apaches character models come from that movie in particular, and we wanted them to have a roughneck image).


    Well, William Dafoe really surprised me when he showed up as "Barillo" in "Once upon a Time in Mexico" (The new Desperado movie). He spoke spanish a bit forced, but he really fit the image of "Sabian Reyes" even more.


    but in thinking, the Wild Apache Unit itself kind of resembles the mentality of Sergeant Elias Grodin and the guys that he surrounded himself with. They try to do the right thing, but don't always go about it the right way. a bunch of misfits, but an efficient war machine.......

  17. I am mystified as to how I can buy a CAV force for 30$ that 3 months later of playing with I won't be bored with. That is what I was getting at. I know people who own 4 mechs for CBT and that is it. CAV for me only works with several sections and having a few CAVs amongst those.


    I'm in the simular camp whereas CAV only works for me with several sections. I can't imagine how anyone can hold interest to the same 4 CAVs game after game; at least with combined arms, you can find yourself using these CAVs in a wider variety of playing styles.


    You want a decent game of CAV, you minimal investment might be 40 to 50 dollars for 4 CAVs, assuming you want to have something different than the starter set. Perhaps I don't like the look of the CAVs in the starter kit, I have to pay more to get what I want.....


    20 dollars for Rulebook, then the JoR, then the next JoR; thats around 60 dollars


    Now we're talking lets expand on the game a little, perhaps adding a section of tanks, 2 to a blister, each around 8-10 dollars. a section of infantry is nice, and perhaps APCs for them (also 2 to a blister, either I pick up a second blister of infantry or I have an extra APC)


    Gunships are cool, a section of those for another 16-20 dollars.


    Now thats a reasonable army. probably averaging up to 150 dollars assuming you don't go with the starter kit and buy the books that may or may not be obsolete within a year.


    I haven't play enough CBT (tabletop) to comment, but everything here says, the rules were meant for smaller unit engagements, meaning Lance on Lance or Star or whatever. You go outside that and its all on you.


    You can't possibly promote CAV on the grounds its a cheaper start up than CBT. really. The current rules scream COMBINED ARMS! and your gonna spend much more than 30 dollars to get a game that truly represents all the strengthes of CAV. If you do go with the starter set, your limited to pretty much, the same four CAVs everyone else who's bought a starter kit has, and on top of that, there is really not that many different CAVs to begin with.

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