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The Coming of the Meteor
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Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You know, in War, the odds are just not fair sometimes. Ask the Captian [sic] of the USS Hood.


I think the introduction of Federation Admiral by VBAM will produce a lot of scenarios like this, but it will supposedly have a very quick way to resolve them. Battles that are more even will be fought using FC. FA could even replace the need for specialty scenarios to be submitted/published by ADB anymore (other than porting over the old SFB scenarios).

The Coming of the Meteor is in Briefing #1, not #2. Checking the "Towing" section it says,

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Simultaneous towing attempts would both move the meteor and both ships and could actually move the meteor closer to the planet!


Two sentences later it says,

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The effect of this movement is solely to move the meteor onto a path parallel with its original path; the meteor still moves one hex in direction C each turn regardless of anything else.


I don't understand what that first quote means. Surely both ships would not attempt to tow the meteor in the same direction.

The second quote says the meteor can only move 1 hex in direction C each turn. No amount of tractoring by either or both ships can change that.

Simply trying to understand this...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike : To answer your original question, I have played it a few times. This was definitely a fun scenario, but nowhere near balanced. IOHO. After we each got clobbered being the Klingon, we just gave the Fed a smaller ship -- (a CL maybe?) to fix it.

Eblack: Just curious -- did you actually win as the Klingon? Or are you simply theorizing. (Nothing wrong with theorizing. Very Happy )

Kang: I had the same idea as you as the F5 and (rightly or wrongly) pulled the Asteroid one hex closer to the planet. But on turn 10 I was kicking myself because the Fed had pulled it away, and I just needed 1 more turn to pull it back into position. So I lost because of my turn 1 “bright idea”. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played the SFB version a long time ago and won as an F5 (or whatever ship was used in that scenerio). So I am mostly theorizing.
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