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Battlegroup Murfreesboro: the Next Generation

 
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Scoutdad
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Battlegroup Murfreesboro: the Next Generation Reply with quote

As my kids have grown up and moved away, the memberships of BGM has slowly dwindled... but not any longer!

Mike Curtis (the official ADB F.E.A.R.) emailed me yesterday. His eight year old is asking if he can learn to play Daddy's game. We have a training session scheduled for Saturday morning. Landing gear up at 10:00 a.m.

It'll most likely be Klingons versus Feds for the first few games. (We'll probable give John a shiny new D7 to go against Mike's ugle old Fed CL.)

I'll post an update as soon as the game is over!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. Good luck! He'll probably be kicking a$$ within a couple of games Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With a group like BGM to coach him, he's bound to be an Origins champion in a few years. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell him good luck from me! Just be nice to my poor feds... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Re: Battlegroup Murfreesboro: the Next Generation Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
(We'll probable give John a shiny new D7 to go against Mike's ugle old Fed CL.)


If you grew up on Aurora III after 2530, you might not be so quick to dismiss the trusty old light cruiser hull...
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always count on Gary to up-sell the FRA! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone's got to, I guess...
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Light cruiser is a perfectly good ship, when fighting something smaller Wink .

But in all honesty I like the old ship. It could use some more shields, but it does have armor. Once I beat a D6 and an E4 with one, and hardly took damage (guess the scenario). Of course, my opponnt went straight for the planet and let me slip behind him...
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had our first battle today:
Mike had a Fed Light Cruiser...
I had a Tholian War Cruiser...
Mike's 9 year old son had a Klingon D7...
and Jennifer (his daughter) had a Lyran Heavy Cruiser...

It was every man (or child) for themselves...
John started North center ofthe map
Mike was East Center...
I was at South Center...
Jennifer was at West Center.
The kids both turned towards Dad, Mike slowly slipped north as he approached the Klingon ship, while I slipped west and tried to get behind the Lyran.

John couldn't wait to fire at something... anything...
Offensive fire phase of 1-1 came up and he's counting ranges to all three other ships...
He wanted to fire 2 disruptors at the Fed... two disruptors at the Tholian... and phasers at the Lyran! We finally managed to convince him that he'd get closer and have more opportunities.
During Offensive fire of 1-4, John was 12 hexes from the Fed. We tried to explain the "sabre-dance", but John only wanted to get close and blow something up. He fired two disruptors and a couple of phasers and turned away.
Mike fired 4 photons and 6 phasers. One photon missed. Total damage result, 1 point of burnthrough on the Fed - 14 internals on the Klingon.
The quote of the day came from John during damage allocation. Mike had hit a Klingon lab and as John marked it off he remarked:
"It's only a lab, who cares... we don't use them anyway!" Shocked

After that the Fed turned north to reload and the Klingon and Lyran closed in on my Tholian.
On 1-5, the Lyran fired 4 overloaded disruptors from 8 hexes at the Tholian, so I me too'ed my photons I'd wanted to hold for a different target... along with 5 phaser ones.
The Lyran missed with 3 of the dirptors and hadn't fired any phasers. The Tholian on the other hand hit with 3 photons and all phasers. This urged the Lyran to turn away from the Tholain which let me get into a pursuit pattern. This also saw the Klingon and the Lyran in a head-on approach.
John's already damaged D7 soon succombed to the close approach of the Lyran ship... 4 OL disruptors, a few phasers and an ESG ram to finish it off.

This left a damaged Lyran sitting between the Fed and the Tholian, both of whom had reloaded photons. Jennifer didn't last long and since I made a huge tactical blunder and had to spend all of my remaining energy to attempt to recover.. turn 3 ended with a heavily damaged Lyran (a dozen or so boxes remaining) and my damged Tholian's #4 shield (half-strength) facing the Fed's undamaged #1 shield...

We called the game and declared Mike the winner.

A fun time was had by all and John spent the last turn of the game pouring throug the ship cards repeating, "I want to play this ship in our next game. No, I want to play this one... no, this one..."

Looks like another convert or two has been won over. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awsome Battle report! If he want's to be up close and personal, tell him to turn to Feds. Or, even more evil, Lyrans (Don't ask me how I know.).
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