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  1. Yep! Then again, I was never a big fan of infantry in a mecha game. For infantry to be effective against a giant walking tank, they'd have to limit the movement of the vehicle to be able to engage. Otherwise they'd get one shot to attack before either being squashed/vaporized or bypassed.


    Sure, you can drop them on the mech but without battle armor to keep their speed up and enhance their strength, they would be worthless. How often does infantry defeat or even engage tanks in open areas in close combat? Exceedingly rarely.


    Infantry against infantry is fine, using a mech as support but that's best modeled in a squad on squad, tactical type format IMO. That's why we have games like Combat Commander! :)

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  2. And that's exactly the opposite of how hand grenades are used in real life. They're direct LOS weapons that are used for their AOE, or else against targets that you can see where they are, but can't hit with a bullet b/c they're hiding behind small cover (sandbags, berms, etc.) Grenade Launchers had the same problem in CAV 1 & 2 that made them totally useless, until Ed let us change them to DA in RC08. Then they became an actual useful weapon.


    Yep, as DA they were useful and yes, grenades are area effect weapons. Best when used indoors, except in your own house as they have a tendency to mess with your furniture and small pets. Not to mention any other living soul within the blast radius. :)


    Cool deal! Now maybe I can take my CAV models out of mothballs and get them back on the field! :)


    Responding to your related comment in another thread since it's more on topic here--I think you'll enjoy the Starhawk VI's newfound capacity for collateral damage thanks to the Burst SA: optional doubled attack rolls on the GGCs :devil:


    Yep, my UTMC units need to be able to spread the love with the Hawk Vi's! :)


    Glad I still have my Starhawk's in metal. :) Could never give up those beautiful beasts, even without the game I'll have a use for them. lol


    The Starhawk V is the first CAV I ever bought, and I still have it - easily one of my favorite models!  I'd mention that I've always thought that the missile launcher looked a bit at odds with the rest of the design (same goes for the Talon) and the cockpit is a bit small, but I love it all the same.  


    Yep, Starhawk's were phenomenal. Mine will be getting used again 'soon' now that there's been work done to consolidate and update the CAV 2 rules, I may pull my models out of mothballs and play again. :)

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  5. The current incarnation of the EW rules functions primarily off of number of units affected rather than a radius. We've made a few other tweaks as well which seem to have helped.


    Which sounds similar to how I felt it should have been. Linked vehicles, not forced to stay together but if the EW unit goes bye-bye, so does your cover. makes maneuver and cover vital to winning.

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  6. Great to see the CAV 2 rules still kicking about, the one thing that I wished could have been eliminated from them was the huddle. EW stuff is good and thematic but man, seeing a bunch of walking tanks being so close together always seemed asinine IMO.

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  7. Cool, I'd prefer metal over plastic which is good but wanted to see if there was a cheaper plastic alternative. The small scale are better, still have some of mine but not many and need more for the new system I'm involved in. Thanks!

  8. I haven't been keeping up on CAV since the new version came out but was curious if the air units were being made in Bones and if so, were they true scale or the old smaller scale? Still have a decent amount of my old metal mini's from the good old CAV 2 (Soon) days but could use some of those old smaller air units if they're still around. Have another system in mind for them. Thanks!

  9. Only the 222nd was planned to be a reserve unit for the UTMC, they're smaller than the other branches of the Terran forces but still kick the most elf. So one active legion and one reserve, The Few, The Proud. ;)



    This is the beginning of a Master List of Units and their Commanders which will be done on an Excel Spread sheet as my other lists.  It will be incorporated into my Organization List and will let you know when it is ready for issue.  I plan to do this for all the Factions.  Let me know of any additions or corrections needed.  Question marks indicate my uncertainty as to the unit being claimed or not.



    Legion/Unit                                                     Unit Commander(s)                     Status: if Known


     1st Legion                                                      SOldcorn                                         In Memory

     6th Legion                                                      Hornedturtle                                    2015

     8th Legion   Training/Guard                            Moezilla ?                                        2015

    11th Legion                                                      Broode                                            2009

    13th Legion                                                      butterflytank                                    2007

    17th Legion                                                      Warhorse                                        2009

                                                                            Colonel Kane                                  2015

    20th Legion                                                      Vanleron                                         2009

    22nd Legion                                                     Moezilla                                           2015

    23rd.Legion                                                     dispatchdave                                  2015

    25th Legion                                                      Savage Coyote                               2015

    28th Legion                                                     Chriskirby                                        2015

    33rd Legion                                                      merlonc                                           2010

    35th Legion                                                      Spartan6                                         2014

    42nd Legion                                                     Thogrid                                            2015

                                                                            Watchman                                       2015

    43rd Legion                                                      Colonel Kane                                  2015                   

    51st Legion                                                      Broode                                            2009

    52nd Legion                                                     Guyscanwefocusplease                  2015

    69th Legion                                                      Girot                                                2015

             742nd. Cohort                                         Girot                                                2015

    72nd Legion                                                     Hornedturtle                                    2015

    74th Legion                                                       outek                                               2013

    77th Legion                                                       EntilZha                                           2013

    78th Legion                                                       Ludo                                                2015

    82nd. Legion                                                    Gunfighter                                       2014

    88th Legion                                                       Crazy8                                             2014

    95th Legion                                                       SOldcorn                                         In Memory

    101st Legion                                                     Spartan6                                         2014

                                                                             Fishnjeeps                                      2015

    163rd Legion (reserve)                                     Aldyn                                               2010

    222nd Legion (reserve)                                    Moezilla ?                                         2015

    333rd Legion (reserve)                                     Moezilla ?                                         2015

    344th Legion (reserve)                                     Sergeant crunch                              2015


                                                                Independent Units

    7th Division: UTDF                                           KAMUT                                             2008

    32nd MEUSOC: UTFF Marines                        Mchandler                                         2010

    D Co., F.H. Private Military Contractors           Forlorn Hope                                     2010

    11th ACR                                                         Watchman                                          2015

    Maxwell's Renegade Legion                           merlonc                                               2010

    2nd. Bohemian Guard Regiment                    Saint of Sinners                                  2014

    HKI Merc Co.                                                  Saint of Sinners                                  2014

    Alpha Spear                                                   KAMUT                                               2008

    Tango Spear                                                  KAMUT                                               2008

    Romeo Spear                                                 KAMUT                                              2008


    This is the current list based upon the Forum, some of which may no longer be active due to last date of activity.  If anyone has any updated info on those that are MIA, let me know and I will update their status.



    Are there 2 people doing the 101st?

    A lot of the people on that list haven't been on these forums in years. 


    Also, SOldcorn passed away a few years ago. I'd suggest giving him ownership of the 1st Legion. He was an extremely active player back in the CAV 1 days and deserves the honor.



    Absolutely, a fitting tribute!

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  11. Not sure if there's anyone playing up at the Asylum anymore, we've not played there in years. We had a pretty active group here then.

    Be interesting to know what's going on in ReaperHQ (Denton) for this.


    But since that's a good drive, I'm in Dallas.


    Just got involved via the kickstarter.

  12. One of the best parts of CAV 2 IMO was no vehicle construction, you could change some things in a limited fashion but no min/max crunch with the CAVs. It was a much more tactical feel, as it should be. Once you have construction rules, it becomes a min/maxer paradise for munchkins and there goes the fun. 

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  13. References to references to references is what lost my interest in Battletech, it got bogged down in the rules so much that you spent hours fighting lance on lance and it was tedious along with the rules lawyering. CAV was a major departure from that, a combined arms game allowing a LOT of models on the table at one time to fight major, pitched battles you could never do with Battletech. That's why they made Alpha Strike, to try to speed things up and cut down on the references to references to references. 

  14. Is there anywhere online I can find some CAV fluff? My google-fu has failed me thus far. Judging by the short descriptions I think Im gonna like Templars or Adon

    You can find more fluff at the Mil-Net site, the two supplements we did are for download on the front page. :)

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