Sunday, October 25, 2020

Thw Clan Invasion is here!

Catalyst Games recently began fullfillment on Wave 1 of its Clan Invasion KS. Yours truly got his on Friday buuuutttt I decided to wait until Saturday to do an unboxing video. I was surprised I was able to do it in one take. I didn't open my salvage on camera but I did open them up. For my Legendary I got Aiden Pryde. For my to Clan salvage, I got a Fenris and a Koshi.  I hope you enjoy the video.

Monday, October 19, 2020

A Battletech Solo Campaign

So there's a guy in the 10mm Wargaming group on Facebook that has been posting his Cold War Gone Hot Campaign. It's been very inspirational to see someone just throw caution to the wind and get some gaming in. 

Personally, I love 10mm as a scale. It's my go to scale (I refer you to my pile of shane post. I currently do not have the space to paint or game like I want. And then it hit me why not just get some Battletech in. I can learn the rules a little better and I'll be able to have content to post on a regular basis other then stuff I wish I were doing. 

So I will be doing a Battletech campaign. I decided to go with House Marik because who really cares about them. They're kind of the redheaded step child of Battletech. Plus it will be fun to do something other then Davion or Kurita. I'm thinking a pirate hunting campaign in the Periphery. Because.. why not? Wish me luck.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Random Thought of Lament

 Many have become jaded in this era of social media, algorthrims, and information gathering. I remember of time of hope. I remember a time when you could just stumble onto stuff just surfing the web without any real destination in sight. I miss the days when you could just search for something on the web without some algorithm parsing out a database based off of previous selections I may or may not have made. The old days when you would just get a sort of information dump and you had to sort it out for yourself. And now we have a different type of information dump. However this one doesn't let you decide for yourself. It has already been decided for you. Unless you are exceptionally cunning it can be difficult to fake out. You're put in a box and told what you can like and who your friends should be. The world which once seemed so full of possibility. It's not that it no longer seems hopeful, but hope seems to be strangled.  That makes me sad. 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Pile of Shame

 In my attempt to revive this blog as well as developing a real habit to write on a regular basis. While I am currently in the middle of the move some time ago I was looking at my pile of shame and it made me sad. I hope to complete this pile. (and others.) 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My First 300 point Robotech Tactics Game.

This is also my first post in a long while. Like many I got in on the Robotech Kickstarter and after what felt like an eternity I finally got my piles and piles of plastic robot goodness. I'm still assembling it all and so I've been using proxies until I get my stuff ready, but I digress...

This was my first 300 point game but second real game of Robotech. UEDF vs Zentradi. The scenario was Pitched Battle with Head to Head deployment zones. It was a real meat grinder and came down to the wire at the very end.  As stated in the video, the first 2 rounds were pretty brutal. I lost 2 VF 1s closing in on the Zentraan Attack Squadron. I botched a chance to take out that squadron's commander when I activated my Destroids. The Zentran commander got a little overconfident and left his squadron commander open. Unfortunately for me, this meant sacrificing one of my VF 1 squadrons, but it was worth because it completely changed the game. The Zentradi Recon Squadron advanced more cautiously using the remnants of the Attack Squadron to finish off my VF1s. I split my Close Combat Squadron into two units and held the Defenders back while advancing with my Spartans. Unfortunately, the Zentradi player had learned and denied me any viable shot at his remaining commander... KKKKKKKKKKKKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK. (my friend's last name is Kirkley) Since scoring was done by entire squadrons eliminated. The end score was 2 - 1 even if I killed more of his guys. Lessons: If you're the UEDF player, focus on units that don't respawn and KILL THE COMMANDER! If you're the Zentradi player, don't get cocky, yeah you have numbers but if you slip up and leave your commander in a vulnerable position

Here's a brief video of some of the action.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gamer ADD

I really hate my gamer ADD. I'm sure I can't be the only one who gets frustrated by this. If you've ever been in the middle of a project and you get a great idea for three other projects AT THE SAME TIME. I really need to focus on the Balarant unit and the Type 61 tank company... It's been too long since I posted anything.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Deloyer Government requests military support from the Commonwealth to deal with growing Junker Insurgency

August 20, 3258

Union City - In the wake of the fifth Junker attack on a mining facility in under a month, the Deloyer Government officially requested military support from the Terran Commonwealth. This comes after Weyland Industries has expressed a lack of confidence that local planetary forces can adequately handle repeated attacks on there mining facitilies.

Weyland Industries has contracted with Private Military Contractor firm, Artemis Arms, to handle the security of it's mining operations. A Weyland spokesman Casvol Armand  made it clear in a press release earlier this month.  "If the Deloyer government doesn't get a handle on the Junker situation, then Weyland will be forced to take a more direct roll in the Junker Insurrections.

"We at Weyland harbor no ill will towards the Junkers and completely understand that they feel as though they have some sort of a bone to pick. That said, taking up arms and destroying privately owned property is not the way to do so. Weyland is more than willing to meet any Junker groups with grievances."

Armand also mentioned that he believes that Weyland's chief competitor in the region, Shinahara Heavy Industries, is at the root of the problem. He claims that Shinahara has been supplying the insurgents with weapons and equipment. Unfortunately, he also says that Weyland has no proof of this, but they are in the process of getting that proof.

Meanwhile, the men of the 22nd Fleet Initial Strike Team is preparing to deploy to the troubled world. The Commander of the 22nd, Brigadier Thurgood Foster, says that his men are ready and more than able to handle the situation. Brigadier Foster feels confident that his Marines can keep the situation from escalating, but only time will tell.