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Dan Ibekwe
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A club SFB game, many years ago.

It's a base attack mission, Romulans attacking a Fed BATS.

At one point, my BH, having unloaded her plasmas and phasers on a different target, is being charged by a Fed FF with both photons fully overloaded.

At range 2, I launch a shuttle at speed 5. My opponent asks his (more experienced) mate if he should phaser it; his mate replies 'Nah, wait until next impulse, when you move closer to it'.

So on the next impulse, the FF moves...and the Suicide Shuttle *also* moves and blows down his forward shield.

Smarting, he alpha-strikes me at range one..and rolls boxcars, both photons miss and my No 1 shield stops his phasers.

A few impulses later, he ran over the NSM I'd laid just before launching the shuttle, the blast going straight through the shield the shuttle had removed...ouch.

We got the base Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sneaky, sneaky Romulans. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sneekiness is cowardly. But it doesn't work when Kirk comes to town.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kirk, Kirk, KIRK!!!

Why does every comment / response include a reference to someone who never has, never will, and never should exist in the Star Fleet Universe???
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sneakiness = cowardice is non sequitor


shuttle launched:
The player had an opportunity to lab it... he had an opportunity to fire at it... he had an opportunity to tractor it. It's not th Romulan's fault that he chose to ignore what may very well have been a suicide shuttle.
Remember, this is SFB we're tallking about. The type / target of any seeking weapon is not openly declared and all such devices must be assumed to be bad and directed at you until it's otherwise determined...

NSM:
Hidden deployment of a Nuclear Space Mine meshes perfectly with the Romulan's biggest tactic advantage - the Cloaking Device. Anyone who's played SFB against a good (that's GOOD... not sneaky, not cowardly) Romulan knows to track every hes he's moved through and then to advoid them like the plague if at all possible.

The tactics described in the referenced post exemplify the way a Romulan should be played... and also exhibit the incredible bad luck that occasionally arises in a game of SFB... either through inexperience, bad karma, or just not remembering the little things like don't follow a Romulan.... or in this case, a combination of all three.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Including yours?

JK.

And who says Kirk doesn't exist in the SFU? The ideas came from TOS.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USS Enterprise wrote:
Including yours?

Touche'

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And who says Kirk doesn't exist in the SFU? The ideas came from TOS.

Paramount...

Perhaps he does exist, but the license ADB has with Paramount (and Steve will correct me if I get this wrong), specifically precludes the use of one particular Federation Heavy Cruiser and seven particular members of Starfleet in any scenario or fiction...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's out there, somewhere. Everybody knows it, and everybody watches Generations saying "When is that book that Kirk wrote about himself coming back to life coming out." (If you get the pun.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer Tony Stocker.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always liked Commodore Wesley.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wesley is cool, but Stocker rocks the 'stache. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this talk about Kirk, and not one request for Christopher Pike.


(As an aside, I thought Bruce Greenwood was great as Pike in the new movie.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of a duel using tourny ships. I had the Orion, and my enemy was the Andro. I had hit him hard in the front and turned away to run like heck. He was in hot pursuit but didn't have enough speed to catch me. Over the turn break, I overloaded the disurptors and had to slow down. I figured I'd get him off my tail by dropping a dummy T-bomb. Much to my surprise, he displaced over it and closed the range big time. Natually, I dropped the real T-bomb. He guessed wrong and ran over it, at which point I snapped a 180 HET. We exchanged alpha-strikes at range 2. My shields held (barely), but his panels were already full from the previous turn. Didn't quite kill him but the game was pretty much over right there.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: the captains: What about Bruce the Fierce?

Garth,

The Orion had a T-bomb? I thought only the Andromedan had a T-bomb? And dropping a fakey out the hatch has no effect, you have to use a transporter to make a fake T-bomb look real? Was this using an earlier version of the rules?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry, It was several years ago. I thought it was tourny ships but perhaps not. {shrug} I do remember, however, that I had T-bombs.
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