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  1. thanks, they are laser cut wood, (not balsa) and they come from a company called Flying Tricycle models. they do a lot of midievil 28mm stuff, but they happen to have N scale buildings at about 10 bucks a pop.


    I'm still working on them, and actually I'm converting them over to a design I had done a while back for Mecha bay's to be built of foam core. I gave the designs to Ghostrider to see if he could work out a resin kit for them. they're probably better off either foamcore, or laser cut wood like these.

  2. hey a tip before you try that variant, see if you can replace the mantis weapons for the Chancellor's weapons, it might be cheaper.


    while we're finding a name for Jeremy's Sultan; can I get some help with an idea of what to do with the 3 Archer chassis' I have extra. looking for a kick *ss variant for it, but its hard to top the original in this case.

  3. I did have a Rhino(King Rhino variant) called "Mai an Gan" (White Wolf) with two of the Koda Works IFM (60 inches) from the Conqueror, that was evil unprecedented, especially with the +4 Targeting. Alas, we retired "Mai an Gan" actually several weeks ago, Cochise (Wild Apache Rhino with +4 TL) is scheduled for retirement once the Starhawk VI is out.


    LOL, we have a plaque and stand we're working on, detailing the actions of this Rhino.


    Mai an Gan (King Rhino Variant)

    3 Battles, 11 Kills, 1 ejection


    Pilot: former Spear Chief Dominic Childs

    WSO: (not named)


    Battle of Sinopa River (7 Years War)


    Yansa Defense (Peacekeeping operations)


    Battle of Campa (2nd N'dee War)

  4. I like the Stilleto gun on a Sabre, for three points less. for that reason I keep my turrets seperate from chassis, in case I wanna experiment. I prefer to keep both options available for the sabre, in case I want the same unit with hard punch or in its original config, for a more balanced role. Stay flexible; my TO&E allows for the modification if neccessary.


    The Samurai is a Regent, but instead of the standard MT64 missile pods, it has the MT96A (off of the Archer) as well as the breeder and Targeting system. It costs 377 points, comparable to the Ronin in almost every aspect except its 5DTs instead of 6. It delivers a plus 9 with TL, plus 5 without, for a range of 36. The IFM is monsterous +2/+4 at an AOE of 4, range 48. The AA capabilities are tied to the chassis, not the weapons, so the MT96As are also antiaircraft capable.


    This is a perfectly legal conversion covered in the modification tables, I prefer the look of the Archer's arms so I cut the little peice and glued the arm in there.



    The Phoenix wasn't a variant I invented, that credit goes to Chaos, Earthwalker and his camp,


    Starhawk V Variants


    Redhawk Alpha

    Standard weapons, upgraded targeting and breeder


    Redhawk Bravo

    Hybrid between Alpha and Charlie, one weapon replaced by Diedre Mk 1


    Redhawk Charlie (Phoenix)

    Redhawk with both primary weapons as deidre mk 1s


    Regent Variants


    Strike Regent (Alpha)

    modified Targeting and breeder


    Strike Regent Bravo

    one weapon is replaced with MT96A


    Strike Regent Charlie (Samurai)

    both weapons replaced with MT96A


    Strike Regent Delta (Ninja)

    IFM is stripped, ECCM pod is attached


    Falcon Variant


    Striker Falcon

    Rendor PBGs are replaced by Tower DFMs from the Starhawk V

    (slow moving shooter)

  5. Again thanks Stuart for hosting these, and a dude named James for bringing his digicam over to my brother's house during our game.




















    Tomahawk Chief Gabriel Espanosa displayed his overhead projection in his HUD, his CAV section, 2 Redhawk Bravos and a Samurai variant Regent held a 3 man front, with a Strike Regent supporting from behind. The 1st Ranger Group CAV RECON element, a Talon, 2 Pumas and a Raptor, shifted foreword to screen the front from the attacking Cherokee Wolf CAVs, an identical element led by Tomahawk Chief Jason Avery Carlton.


    Cherokee had restructured their CAV detachments to the same formation as Tango, although their Recon elements were still attached to CHST, So Chief Carlton had his assault team from Cherokee Wolf 2nd Tomahawk, and Recon from CHST. They were tasked to prevent a breakthrough of Tango and hold a small complex from being overrun.


    Upon first contact, Cherokee released a barrage of indirect fire from both the lead Samurai and Strike Regent; the Tango CAVs however scurried under the barrage causing it to drift safely overhead. Chief Carlton had his Samurai positioned near a defensive bunker system, which provided his Samurai with adequate cover, but a quick advance from Tango had him taking fire from both a Redhawk Bravo and Chief Espanosa's Samurai.


    The Cherokee Recon section screamed past Chief Carlton's Samurai, in a dizzying dogfight with the Tango Recon CAVs, to jockey for position. They had covered a flanking action by one of the Cherokee Redhawks bounding around an emplacement and flushing out a Tango Puma that had taken cover there. The Tango Puma crew couldn't hold out against the Cherokee Redhawk, and Talon, which overtook that position. Chief Espanosa got a little nervous when he noticed his puma couldn't hold the position around the emplacement and was ducking suppression fire to fall back behind a Tango Redhawk. Eventually the Cherokee Talon caught up with it before it could repair, and finished her off.


    The aggressive tactics of Chief Carlton and his troops surprised Chief Espanosa, quickly he toggled his HUD to command overhead to read the positions they were taking. "Oh my" He gasped, " they're running a single point blitz." It was just then when the Cherokee CAV Recon penetrated Tango's screen, and focused on Chief Espanosa's Samurai. "Woah!" he scrambled to make the correct adjustments, but two Cherokee Pumas and the Talon suddenly flanked him.


    They peppered Chief Espanosa's Samurai with LBG fire causing light damage, but managed to suppress his movements; the Tango Samurai scurried back a bit to regroup and initiate repairs if possible. "OK, lets get hectic!" Chief Espanosa thought to himself, He remembered how Principle War Chief Cruz would go on in his lectures about the fluidity in combat, and the redirection of energy. OK, lets try it; he figured it would be a slim chance that they would survive the task they were handed, but one of the Tango Pumas and the Talon sped behind the defensive bunker system where Chief Carlton's Samurai was tucked away.


    Their hopes were to open a blitz into opposite flank where Carlton had overrun Tango, and possibly deflect some of that energy towards their flank. Chief Carlton took notice to the two light CAVs making a break for his position " They can't be allowed to get into the complex" he thought to himself. "They could raise a lot of havoc in the rear with all those big tall buildings to provide them with cover; they'd take a tremendous effort to root out."


    The two Tango Recon CAVs heavily damaged one of the Cherokee Pumas screening for Chief Carlton, that's when Chief Carlton gave the order for his Redhawk to catch the two light CAVs in a bulls horn coming around the defensive bunker. The Cherokee Redhawk swept from one side of the bunker, Chief Carlton's Samurai from the other, with the assistance of an indirect blast coming from the Cherokee Regent, both light CAVs were destroyed within moments.


    "That's it!" snapped Chief Espanosa ecstatically! Though he hated the idea of sending his recon as sacrificial lambs, it was enough to draw out the Cherokee heavies for a clean sweep. Chief Espanosa's Samurai swung around a few rocks he was taking cover behind and traded rounds with the Cherokee Talon.


    Meanwhile the Tango Redhawk covering the overrun flank made a mad scramble over a few hills and right in line of sight of Chief Carlton's Samurai. The other Tango Redhawk had crept around and finally revealed himself by taking a few shots at the Cherokee Redhawk by the defensive bunker, while the Tango Regent pressed foreword to finish off the heavily damaged Cherokee Puma.


    Chief Carlton's Samurai was quickly destroyed and the Cherokee Redhawk damaged enough so that it was unlikely it would get away before both Tango Redhawks could concentrate fire on it. Chief Espanosa let off a relentless torrent of PBG blasts from his Samurai's MT96A's to keep the Cherokee flank at bay long enough for his assault team to take cover. It didn't take long for Cherokee to read the Tango counter, the last remaining Tango Recon CAV, a Raptor had pulled back, leaving the Cherokee offense with no more targets to engage.


    The Tango Redhawks quickly closed on the damaged Cherokee Redhawk, taking him down with a critical shot and pressing foreword into the complex. Chief Espanosa was appalled that the heavily damaged Cherokee Puma, still had enough fight to trade with the Tango Regent, and the other Cherokee Recon CAVs were stirred up like a hornets nest. They made several attack runs on Chief Espanosa's Samurai, barely dazing it, but harassing it with enough fire for him to consider pulling back.


    "And time!" everyone heard Principle War Chief Cruz's voice on the intercom. The vid screens went dead and the lights came on.


    "Excellent work, people." War Chief Cruz observed the troops stepping out of the training pods, removing their helms and trading comments to each other. Chief Carlton made his way to Chief Espanosa's pod, slowly removing his gloves, and extending his hand for a handshake when he saw him climbing out of his pod. War Chief Cruz approached them with his reports, and smiled. " I'm really impressed with the efforts you two delivered, great tactics, lots of fluidity out there."


    "Thank you Sir" they both nodded, traded salutes with War Chief Cruz before he walked back to the training room. Chief Espanosa turned to Chief Carlton, "I believe that I owe you a drink. Those were some really hardcore moves out there, I'm impressed."


    Chief Carlton nodded and grinned. "Well, you still won by at least 300 points."


    "Heh, screw the points, ain't nobody playing for points on Cassini when we get there; you made us sweat, thats how you gotta be out there. Lots of heart." Both of the tomahawk Chiefs gave each other a high five and walked off to address their troops.

  6. gaaah, all I can find is Jess Batson is a Weapons Officer in the Big Dance, not sure of her rank or birthplace, I haven't been able to find the book. Hope that helps somebody. Cher had to hit us with a doozy

  7. basically Erion is easing newer players into learning CAV, and adjusting a few things to keep everyone learning at a reasonable pace.


    I tend to modify heavily and experiment, so my mods/upgrades experience would be an unfair advantage against some of the newer guys. the idea is to get new guys playing, not have a few old dogs chasing off the newbies.


    I will admit, the geomagnetic storms got me wondering hmmmmm. this is going to get really wild!

  8. yeah, you got me with this one,


    first off its a flight, not a Turma,


    4th Maniple, 2nd Century, 1 Wing, 5 Flight and it is a Gunship belonging


    to a Terran Legion.


    notice something too guys, these are the correct markings that belong on a Terran Legion unit.


    Jor 1, after the silhoette page of recognition


    the Warhawk 1 was built in 2156 by what UCOR?

  9. All right, I'll admit it, I'm stumped, and haven't a clue on this one


    what does it mean?


    edit, after another look its,


    Life is battle, fighting is living


    Core rulebook, todays Rach.


    I admit to having some help on this one, so Lanse throw another question at us

  10. but Lars, you have the Core rulebook, do you have the JoRs? both of them? you have a lot of the information available when you have them together.


    Seriously, you expect Reaper to put out faction and source books if you haven't even bought the JoRs?


    Buy more JoRs, theres two available right now, and a third one in the works, the stuff your looking for is all there, just not all condensed in one little book.


    Buy JoRs, Get extra copies, make your freinds get them: buy more paper, you'll get more paper released, its that simple. heck, you buy enough paper, you give them more reason to give freaks like me a chance with our own stuff, simply cause theres a demand for more paper that has to be supported, right?



  11. its Rach, for "Don't send me into battle until I've seen this rerun of Charles in Charge (Scott Biao is a sweetheart)" LOL


    this one I need my book for, I'll check it out when I get home.

  12. Thats one I certainly should keep in mind, my combined arms tomahawks are grouped with an armor company (3 tanks sections) tasked with an infantry platoon (3 to 4 sections) 1 vehicle section, 1 section of gunships and a section of CAVs.


    We're primarily focused with a sturdy wing attack and rotating our armor sections as they attack. kind of simular to the chainsaw attack you described.


    general tactic

    armor section one engages, armor section two moves to flank/engage while the 3rd armor section supports the first and rotates wounded units.


    By focusing on the flanks, instead of trying to engage in force using traditional lines, we've been pretty effective, and fluid, using the extra mobility in a "blitz".


    LWC Spears are designed to that end, to conduct a two prong or wing attack on a battle line, with a third element embedded within the two prongs, next thing you know, we have the third unit, reinforcing the other two, or positioned to nullify a counterattack.


    The "Subtle 3 Prong" we call it. but yeah, we mostly conduct wing attacks to compensate for whatever apperent "weakness's" people percieve in our force organization. We value speed and mobility, as opposed to fire power and armor; your +6,+7 and +8s mean nothing to me if your not in position to catch me with it.....


    I'm interested in some ideas to maximize the effectiveness of our Mecha Assault Troops, since they are a little more along conventional lines, 4 troop sections of CAVs, one Gunship section.


    typical MAT TO&E


    Striker 1 (2000)

    Falcon (modified)





    Striker 2 (1500)






    Striker 3 (1500)






    Striker 4 (1500)






    Support (1000)






    Zulu has 3 elements like this. any suggestions of tactics to explore.

  13. somebody could tell you, but they might have to shoot you later, LOL.


    I don't mind fishing for information, it incites the mental juices a bit, its like learning what is the matrix for the first time,LOL.


    maybe there may be a few faction books, or special sourcebooks, in the future, cool; I think perhaps a few more pages in the beginning of the JoR would probably be more than enough to provide source data. a page for each UCOR, Government, ETC,ETC like a yearly report, and an overall of the Galaxy's climate.


    I think they rocked with the PMA in JoR2, that gave me more than enough to start the Blood Apache Statement of Derision. next thing you know, umpteen pages later, 1000 plus reads later, we have a 3 part saga. and the Battle of Cassini is wrapping up, just in time for ...........

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