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  1. heh, I just had to jump in here.LOL


    Yeah, the British Dictator was the one that got me seeing the kind of thought that went behind such and such an upgrade/revision. Its something I see thats a tendacy on the other side of the pond, but within good reason.


    We spent the better part of this weekend reorganizing LWC for the umpteenth time, to accomadate "factions" so LWC will be mostly terran. (I'm not getting rid of my sabres, they stay until SyRAM or MT puts out a light vehicle that fits their role)


    Okay, our Ogres, Rhino's and Mastadons all found themselves in the Tin Lizzies, and I realize the majority of supers are "RAM coalition". (Belonging to either, Malvernis, AEC or Ritterlich.)


    I found myself with some empty roles to fill, in particular our Bravo Troop since now I gotta find a decent way to put in some defensive units with the Archers I have. The Section is planned to have a Falcon, 2 Archers and a T Bird


    Well, heres the thing, most of SyRAMs IFM capability is in the light CAV capacity, so a unit like the T Bird, is a monstrous compensation for the lack of any heavies with IFM. So in that case, being its a defensive force, and training garrison, I'll have to go with IFM Supers, since the T Bird isn't really going to be used with constant maneuver anyway.


    DF only Supers could work too, but in this situation, I need the IFM abilities to round out an otherwise one sided section thats really only able to deal with hard targets. At least the T bird could do that, and function as a line backer, play a little havoc with soft targets within 40 inches.

  2. hehehe;

    man, I've won and lost games on account of infantry. We usually go by a mechanized format, and group our grunts into "platoons"


    we tend to split our grunts of course; AT23/FA45.


    we tweak our APCs into spotters for double mortar troops.


    Our typical platoon is one mortar section and 2 sections of infantry/APCs with AT23/FA45. most of the time they're light.


    we've been experimenting with HINF platoons no APCs with a light spotter CAV for our mortar section. they work well enough, but I'm not a big fan of it. these will mostly be "airborne troops" for use since we're using a variation of Stuarts combat drop rules.

  3. I think I've come to a realization a while ago that the best defense against a gunship, is another gunship. especially with the JoR2. Its hard to negate the Kharl and Tsuiseki's range, especially with CAV heavy forces.


    On smaller tables thats when I opt for fire saturation using IFM. I'm not even trying to target them, just throw enough splash in their area, I'm bound to scratch a point or two if i'm lucky. make it easier for my own gunships, I'll admit, my gunship handling isn't all that, but thats one area I'm trying to improve.

  4. Statwise, my personal favorite is the Starhawk V; As Stuart pointed out, I'm one for balance, we tend to favor high speed, and good range over armor and firepower. It works either way of course, so this is personal preference. We've been upgrading these with a few weapons swaps to adjust their abilities, favoring a Diedre mark one replacing the right arm. We swap both arms for heavier hard target opposition.


    Not only do we favor balanced CAVs, but we balance our sections and overall fighting forces as well. Basically by doing this, we can challenge any threat hard or soft within an activation, with almost anyone of our sections. It keeps us fluid and hard to contain.


    Of course, you know I like the Hawk VI too, a bit expensive, but worth every point under our fight doctrine. I've learned to respect the Regent in all her forms but the Dictator 70 is a serious cruiserwieght. I tend to favor the overdrive for mere range as opposed to firepower, but the extra umph helps within 36 inches.


    What can I say about the Mantis, ton for ton, point for point, she's obviously the top of her class. I don't use them myself, but I've certainly come against them enough to respect their abilities.


    It may seem like we dislike Supers, but mostly they don't quite gel well with the way we operate. We have a general guideline, if you have to move a Rhino 24 inches just to get into range, we'll use a Starhawk VI instead. When they are used, its better to keep them in a confined area where in order to engage them directly, your opponents will have to get into the range of her guns. just protect your supers from IF attacks and gunships.


    Have fun!

  5. Get rid of the Rhino, replace her with a Hawk VI and throw in perhaps a Regent for IFM and some anti aircraft support.


    spread those points around, and don't be so quick to brawl with them, pick off as many targets at 37-40 inches and close in when you shaved about 3 points off of a 5 DT cav, roughly.


    The Hawk V has the tower missile, you have two hawks in that section. double up on targets with the missile, only if you can move about 18 inches away from your target after you fired.


    Prioritize fast movers if possible, Mantis, Dictators; shave them a little before they get close. their max range (stock) is 36 inches. Avoid stuff that could touch you defensively until you know you can overwhelm them.


    Make sure your troops are supported by other unit types, like for example infantry. If you can catch Mantis' and Dictators at range with your Hawks, screen your hawks with AT23/FA45 light infantry and Hedgehog/Lynx APC. they'll put a halt to an advance of most superiority CAVs, and can be tough if you use your own superiority CAVs to pick off sabretooths and vanquishers before they can get close.


    If they got a Rhino or any superheavy, revolve around it, and ignore it until you can overwhelm her with your troops. if they pair up Super heavies, easier yet. just pick off everything around them, then whichever one is faster first.

  6. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.



    Whasap wit the gloves, brotherman; look like your gonna work on a few ribs; hit the 20 pound bag for a bit and hurt somebody. LOL


    sounds like everyone had fun. thanks for the pics LadyStorm.

  7. N’dee Legends

    (The Ancient One- many tribes)


    The old man sat in a recliner, his lips pressed around an old pipe with the sweet smell of tobacco throughout the observation lounge. It was a bit late and many of the troops were returning to their quarters. It was a bit early before the next shift took to the observation lounge, and the old man was taking a moment to recollect himself.


    Two bottles of Corona later, War Chief Cruz felt a little at ease, mellowed out a bit, and pondering the words of the Arroco-al. Lillian had entered the room, and ordered a drink at the bar. Hmmm, Napoleon Brandy, light on the ice; it wasn’t War Chief Cruz’s kind of drink, but more power to her.


    “So, how long have you been a mercenary?” She asked.


    War Chief Cruz raised a brow and sat back on his stool. “I prefer to use the term freelance security provider, but it’s been a few years. Left the UTDF and went straight into the private security business. Not much else out there for an old grunt.”


    “No familia? Come on, N’dee without family is quite rare.” She was surprised, but War Chief Cruz hesitated to answer her. “No worries Chief, you ain’t my type anyway, just being courteous.”


    War Chief Cruz chuckled a bit and then answered.


    “Well, there was this one lady I was with before the first war started. She’s not around anymore.”


    “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.”


    “Oh, no, no, you got it all wrong; basically she took fancy to an old drill sergeant and has been with him ever since…” War Chief Cruz finished the second bottle of Corona and placed it on the counter. The bartender was about to open another bottle, but War Chief Cruz motioned him not to bother.


    “Your grandfather is a strange old man.”


    “That he is. Hey looks like he has another story to tell…..”


    “One day the Ancient one sat by the shade of his tree which stood in front of his cave. He was interested in the world before him, and decided he would ask everyone he saw of the things that gave them strength and distinction. He saw the Red People and stopped them. Tell me of your visions he said.”


    The Red People answered him, telling the Ancient One how their elders told them to pray in such a mannor, thus was important for this was what they had been taught by their elders, generations by generations. This is how we must pray.”


    "Hmmmm," said the Ancient One.


    Next he saw the Black People and asked them the same question, Tell me your vision.


    They answered him telling him that their mothers had told them go to this building, and in there they must pray in such a manner. Their fathers had taught them to bow in such a manner and it is important that they conduct themselves this way.”


    "Hmmmm," said the Ancient One.


    And then he saw the Yellow People, asking them the same. Tell me your vision”

    The Yellow People said that their teachers had taught them to sit in such a manner, to say certain things that must be said when they pray, we must do this when we pray."


    "Hmmmm," said the Ancient One.


    The White People passed by him, and the Ancient asked them. Tell me your vision”


    The White People answered, saying their book told them to pray in such a manner, to do things in such a manner and that this was important when they prayed.


    "Hmmmm," said the Ancient One.


    Intrigued the Ancient One went to visit Elohi, and asked her. ”What vision did you give the peoples?” and she answered.


    I have given a special gift to each one, but they were so busy speaking and arguing which way is right, they could not see the gifts we gave them.


    To be sure of this, the Ancient One asked the same question to the animals, birds, insects, trees, flowers, sky, moon, stars and all of the other spirits; they told him the same.


    Saddened the Ancient One called to all the peoples, Red, Black, Yellow and White and said to them.


    "The ways taught to you by your Elders, and your Mothers and Fathers, and Teachers, and Books are sacred. It is good that you respect those ways, for they are the ways of your ancestors. But the ancestors no longer walk on the Face of the Earth Mother."


    "You have forgotten your own Vision. Your vision is right for you but no one else. Now each of you must pray for your own visions, and be still enough to see them, so you can follow the way of the heart.


    It is a hard way but it is a good way. "

  8. N’dee Legends

    (Rainbow Warriors - Many tribes- as told to me by Cacique Guyenaki Torrez of the Jiati Bonico tribe of Tiano peoples)


    It was several weeks into the journey to Cassini that the “Gatekeepers” finally boarded the starships of the CETFOR fleet. They brought with them a rather odd assortment of equipment, old Rolex watches, cyclometers, analog odometers, string, and lace. Principle War Chief Cruz observed the old Arroco-al with a whimsical sense of amusement, though Principle War Chief McLemure scathed at the idea of a Blood Apache helmsmen at the control of their ships.


    Still if there was any hope of getting through the Looking Glass, the Arroco-al were the only means of getting through. Old Cano and his granddaughter Lillian were aboard the Battleship Jeremiah Ward. She was quite young, coal black hair, straight with a touch of Asian in her facial structure, but she was already reputed as a top notch pilot.


    Her grandfather on the other hand was a bit of an eccentric, big hairy nose; grayed hair tied in a pony tail and he wore an old brimmed hat. Old Cano often smelled of musk, and many attributed his strangeness to his constant use of Payote. He was out there; once he boarded the Jeremiah Ward, he immediately took a fancy to the pulsing deck lights, gazing for a few minutes before he decided to go to his quarters.


    The next week of course was utter heck; there were many ship captains in the fleet that objected to the Arroco-al refitting some of their systems with analog equipment. War Chief Cruz found himself juggling complaints, and even reprimanding several officers for disallowing the changes. There was a reason for the changes to the instrumentation and the engineers made very sure they accounted for all the technical modifications happening to their drive systems.


    It was going to be a long, long journey, and these Blood Apaches were the wackiest War Chief Cruz had ever encountered. They mostly came from the Sacred Waters (Jiati Bonico) sect, a Tiano based counsel; they were a small clique but with a reputation for their excellent Astrogation skills. War Chief Cruz seemed a little shaken by the analog equipment, but perhaps they knew something most people didn’t; He was advised by the Prefect before he left Awenasa, to allow the Arroco-al to make their adjustments and comply with their recommendations.


    During off hours aboard the Jeremiah Ward, however proved interesting. Most crewmen would spend lots of time in the observation lounge having drinks and shooting the elf with their battle buddies. Since the Arroco-al arrived, the troops found themselves more and more engaged with the elders, it started with one soldier, he simply asked “What is it with you, old man?” and that’s how it started.


    Next thing we knew, a week had gone by and they were all waiting to get off duty so they could go to the observation lounge and listen to this crazy old coot tell them stories about the N’dee ancestors. War Chief Cruz sat on a bar stool across the room with a bottle of Corona, and twist of lemon. He sat back and observed.


    There was once an old lady from the Cree Tribe, named Eyes of Fire. Long ago, she had prophesied our coming, the ascension of our nation, and fall of the Yo ne gis (White men). There would come a time when fish would die in the streams, the waters blackened, birds no longer fly in the air, and trees would no longer grow. The world before would no longer exist as it were.


    During this time, the health of Elohi, the Earth mother would be ill, and we the Arroco-al, the keepers of legends, stories, and our customs would be needed to restore her to health. We would be key to mankinds survival, the Warriors of the Rainbow.


    It is through we, the Arroco-al, that the tribes of men would unite as one, the great “one tribe”, to defend the values of justice, peace, freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit. We were the ones who taught men to live, to maintain our way, and to teach men the way of the Great Spirit, a way lost. Since men had turned away from the Great Spirit, Elohi became sick, but the Great Spirit is full of love and understanding. There is hope, in that we can make Elohi beautiful again.


    That is what the N’dee people are sworn to do; the ancient ways live through us, and the principles we follow set to make things as they should be. The rainbow symbolizes the tribes of men, all men, including the Yo ne gis, living together as one tribe, one people, the N’dee. We value unity, love and understanding, and as a Blood Apache, I defend these ideals with my life.


    We once remembered the Great Spirit in prayer whose love is flowing like clear streams from the mountains high. This Stream flows into the ocean of life, all life as manifested in this beautiful galaxy. Men should find solace in counsels that speak the will of the people, and serve them to no end. Mankind should live and exist as brothers, regardless of race, religion or creed; Happiness in the hearts of men, radiate in mankind, we become light, but this is achieved through understanding and respect for all things, nature and the Great Spirit.


    Seeking the beauty of the Great Spirit, you will find strength in your prayers, your thoughts pure, and then will you be able to run free to enjoy the treasures of nature, Elohi, and of this beautiful galaxy. Nature is the gift Elohi gives, and with our knowledge, we become free from the toxins and destruction wrought by the greedy practices of the Yo ne gis.


    The practice of our counsel is to protect our people, to care for the poor, sick and needy as you would your brother or sister. Our leaders are chosen in the old tradition, not by political party, or who can speak loudest or boast more, but rather by those who demonstrate their love and devotion to our people, for the greater good of all. These are the men and women who carry forth our wisdom and teach our young the lessons of the first Rainbow Warriors. The evidence of our being is the miracle, and our actions proof of the truth we speak.


    We have conquered mountains of ignorance, encountered much prejudice and hatred; it is the Blood Apache that has answered the challenges, protected our ways, and defended our ideals against the evils of this beautiful galaxy. We fight with dedication and unwavering strength, and through our hand Elohi will be returned to her former beauty. We are the Rainbow Warriors.

  9. Look I will put it this way... it is good they are relaunching, why the game is dead... very dead... and has been very dead for a while for reasons many of us pointed out.


    I have to remember that next time I play a 7500 point game or show up to the league in Harrisburg.


    As to criticism, if they actually listen and support the game system FOR ONCE, that will be good. (and it means they did listen to the criticism and LEARNED)


    Critisism is hey, I don't like the way this CAV looks, or, the stats on that one suck. you've actually gone on the CAV HQ to question their professionalism, that bothers me. I know I've even got into some intense moments even with Matt Ragan, but in the end we was always cool. Don't know, I've always thought they were on the level with me, perhaps its how your approaching this?


    Fluff issues? sistergirl, that was crushed a while ago, yeah they could use more, well heck, more is always good, but it came down to, did people really grasp what they had? Or did they want to be spoonfed a bunch of mindless bullstuff that was so full of holes it was garbage.


    No, blasting that issue undermines all the effort some people put into making the fluff you have in the first place. Your a writer, how does that feel? elf I know I'de get pissed if someone blasted my work?


    Now copyrights, what I'm an idiot or something? Wait, Pharoah and I have only written stuff for the past decade and a half, and you think we don't know how to cover ourselves? heck, I write cause I enjoy doing it, half of the elf you see online was experimentation, to see what I can do, and what people would enjoy. in fact, all the elf thats written has been for your enjoyment. period.


    In return, I get some experience and a little attention, hey that crazy fool Kamut can write like a son of b*tch. a few kudoes, and I'm content with that at this point in my life. I'm that street rapper that performs for my freinds simply for the reward of them being entertained, and I gaurantee I can out rhyme most of those f*cks with the big dollar contracts, I feel I can probably out write a few pros too.


    So hey, you gotta do your thing so be it, if you can't support the companies decision, to claim to represent their interests and question their professionalism at the same time. thats just wrong, you know it.



  10. I read it, and frankly; I didn't care for your comments, Nadin. Okay, I understand you disagree with some of the decisions being made, and everyone is entitled to their opinions.


    I respect you, and value your insight as an aspiring writer; I've listened to you blast the company about unprofessionalism, yet I trying to figure out much professionalism your demonstrating by coming on to their forums and blasting their decisions.


    Now if you want to hock your stuff and do something else, thats cool, yeah your coming up with your own system and setting, excellent. Thats on you, girl, you do what you feel you gotta.


    I'll admit I'm a little weary of these decisions myself but show a little professional courtesy in their house. Yeah, this is their house, their rules, their decisions and I surely won't question their professionalism about any of their decisions, especially in their house; honestly, I was told about this well in advance, nobody had to do that, but I was told out of professional courtesy, and a little respect for my efforts.


    That in itself, keeps me content regardless of whatever disagreements I may have with them at one time or another. Ok, guess what, A lot of my elf they rejected cause it doesn't fit their vision, and its a tough pill to swallow; I strongly beleive in my work, So much that I decided to incorporate it into some other personal projects I have been neglecting.


    Talking with some friends about, I realize, its probably the better decision anyway, so yeah, I have a little system of my own, and a game setting, in fact, I even wrote up some solid core rules. it wasn't done out of spite, but rather cause I wish to insure the life of my creation.


    So if it comes down to yeah your melting down your elf to make way for other games, Ok bet. email me, I'll buy it all off your hands and you can just go do your thing, no sweat. I will probably be playing CAV anyway even if I dislike the second edition but I'm willing to give it a chance. I never gave a crap about victory points and tourneys anyway.

  11. A British Dictator 70? now thats just not right, LOL!


    Well, understanding your not a fan of IFM, but I wouldn't glue them just yet. the Regent got the same IFM punch as the Spider, on a faster and better armored chassis. I really don't see the Regent as a fire support CAV, its got better stats than some superiorities.


    The Ronin got the same IFM, but with the kind of primaries that make me say, yummy! Good Armor, solid model with an option of being a heavy fisted fire support CAV in a pinch. OK, at 375, even with my section limits, I can feild 3 of them and a regent for chaining stuff in, thats a murderous fast moving fire support unit, that can knuckle up if it had to.


    Really, MT is got the stuff you have to be willing to give a chance, but when you do, you warm up to it, and it gets ya!

  12. Well, I've been thinking about making a national force force for a while now, and I think this may well be the perfect time to do so. I'll probably dib for Terrans, although that does leave me with issues since Mitso-Ta stuff doesn't do much for me.


    Baah! your British Dictator Rocks, you should have no trouble adapting to Mitso Ta if it comes down to that. Hey, the Templars thing sounds like a great idea actually, heh, Ok might be seeing a lot of Templar factions in the future right? LOL


    and I always thought that bright orange Firehawks were Rach???? LOL

  13. No, the Walthers Catalog is an index of a truckload of N scale manufacturers and products for model Railroading. I'll check around to see whats available in the UK, but a lot of European models find their way into the catalog.


    companies like Preiser, Roco Minitanks, etc,etc. theres a lot of N scale manufacturers on your side of the pond, and in fact Walthers does a lot of importing from your end.


    DPM is Design Preservation Models, they have a modular building set where you can mix match parts and design your own buildings. also check in the back of the Walthers Catalog, for super detailing and kitbashing parts. You get things like N scale pallet jacks, forklifts, tables, phone booths, working traffic lights, rooftop air conditioners, etc,etc.


    its an N scalers paradise. (N scale is a strongly supported scale, but not as supported as HO scale). Check ROCO for the N scale Leopard A4 tanks, they are nice.

  14. I guess the question being, will weapons swaps be allowed. fortunately, the Samurai and Redhawk Bravo features swaps from the same UCOR, and that type of swap was intentional for just this reason. that perhaps in the future, there may actually be some kind of compatability rules in effect for various weapons.


    OK, but still, I currently have a heavily modified army, with lots of physical changes to the models. lots of money spent to get it this way, and lots of time invested; don't mind any of it cause for me, its all a part of the hobby. what I do mind is if the new rules make my "investment" obsolete, I'm not going to spend any more of my money, theres no point to it.


    I'll support whatever decision the company makes, it is their product and I enjoy their product, but in the end, I decide what it is I'll spend my money on. So far, looks like I need a new rule book, I can live with that.

  15. yep,


    from what I understand though, the new system should be fairly adaptable concerning the mods like Samuari and Redhawk Bravo. We have to wait and see, I guess. but it shouldn't stop you from your enjoyment.

  16. I think model railroading is too often overlooked as a source of terrain for this game. I'm even thinking about building some sectional roads (complete with roadsigns) using techniques and materials I found while researching the farm setups.


    (a ray of light shines) oooooooooooooooooooooooooo


    The Walthers Catalog is your bible








    now off, spread thy good word, and no mercy on thy enemies.

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