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What Scale Do You Play?
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What scale do you play?
Nearly always Fleet Scale.
18%
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Nearly always Squadron Scale.
56%
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About half Fleet Scale and half Squadron Scale.
13%
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Generally Fleet for big battles and Squadron for small battles.
10%
 10%  [ 4 ]
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JimDauphinais
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:01 am    Post subject: What Scale Do You Play? Reply with quote

I thought it would be interesting to find out what scale most folks on the forum play.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we cut our collective teeth on SFB before the Interrognum - Squadron scale just seems "right" to us
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JimDauphinais
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, due to my regular opponent being an ex-SFB player, I nearly always end up playing Squadron Scale. I don't think Fleet Scale quite feels right to him Smile The good news is that, while it takes some time, even a big 7 ship on each side Squadron Scale battle is still quite playable in FC.
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szieser
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since every game I have played so far has been me teaching it to someone else, I have played exclusively in fleet scale so far. Can't wait to have a return opponent so we can deal out the Squadron scale goodness!
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Hod K'el
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always squadron scale...a choice not listed above.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave it to an orion to be difficult.

Im surprised he didnt ask for a choice to be added for those of us who use real starships.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I always try Fleet Scale to get in more play time, most of my opponents prefer Squadron Scale. So, it's mostly Squadron with Fleet for the larger engagements.
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mjwest
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually play fleet scale.

I have been an SFB player for so long, I wanted to accentuate the differences between FC and SFB. Therefore, I almost always play FC with the large scale counters (and big hexes) and in fleet scale.
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markgeorgetwo
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: post subject Reply with quote

i perfer to play fleet scale only sometimes we play squadron scale. Wink
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Dan Ibekwe
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squadron scale, as an old SFB grognard. Seems natural...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always squadron scale. I'm sure it's the old SFB player in me.

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djdood
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fleet scale, 99.9% of the time. I play FedCom for multi-ship actions and need the play-time kept short.

I've played a total of 2 duels in FC at squadron scale. They were fine, but I spent the whole time thinking I might as well dust off my copy of SFB. There's stuff I missed not being able to do with "full-scale" ships.
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wedge_hammersteel
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never heard the "why play squadron scale when I could play SFB" reason before.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a fault with FC. It's having played SFB creeping into it, when I see the squadron scale ships.

For me, when I've got the "full-blown" ship, I keep wanting to do t-bombs and other SFB stuff with it. Too much time staring at them in their "original" form and rereading the SFB Tactics Manual.

The fleet scale ships drive different for me, so it doesn't tend to happen there.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too am an old SFB player (I'd guess most of you guys are) and I don't know if I have the same issues of being in the SFB mindset at Squadron Scale. I've certainly thought, a couple times, "wouldn't a Romulan Space Mine be really cool now", or "wouldn't that T-Bomb work wonders here". It's almost a memory lane for me more than anything.

I prefer Fleet Scale as I'm a busy guy with limited time. However, most duels tend to be done in Squadron Scale in my world. I think it's very, very cool though that we do have the option to go either way depending upon your needs/desires and time constraints. Heck sometimes, for kicks, we'll take Fleet Scale ships against a Squadron Scale ship just for the fun of it.
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