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by murtalianconfederacy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Other Worlds
Topic: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!
Replies: 38
Views: 6156

Re: Steel Castles sourcebook in the yards!

Interesting concept. I've thought about ways to model a sea-type setting in VBAM but never got anywhere (it might be because I tried to do a 'total-war' setting with fleets and armies).
by murtalianconfederacy
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Space Combat - The Elephant in the Room
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Space Combat - The Elephant in the Room

That suggestion seems to allay my fears about the Galaxies combat system--as a definitely unashamed member of the Grand Fleet school, any optional rule that would either increase the CR or give a fleet a number of special missions equal to the flagship's CR would satisfy me.
by murtalianconfederacy
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Intelligence Rules
Replies: 21
Views: 1787

Re: Intelligence Rules

I'd argue for a die roll. 1-3, Intel reduced to zero, 4-6, Intel reduced to 1 (maybe there were some very effective operators that managed to survive, or very deep sleeper cells?)
by murtalianconfederacy
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Once More Unto The Breach
Replies: 15
Views: 4360

Re: Once More Unto The Breach

As for hex maps, the main problem is that I don't have any way to create hex maps (except for printing some hex graph paper out, which will cost me in both money and flexibility (if I want to start a new campaign, I'd have to go to the library to print it out), but I can do normal maps on squared p...
by murtalianconfederacy
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: VBAM Galaxies
Replies: 41
Views: 4185

Re: VBAM Galaxies

I don't have any specific details on hand because most (okay, all) of my campaigns were done on P+P, but one of my Grand Fleet campaigns (hmm, I like that) was the one I ran only two years ago, Once More Unto The Breach (http://forums.vbamgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1575). I must admit I'm alm...
by murtalianconfederacy
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: VBAM Galaxies
Replies: 41
Views: 4185

Re: VBAM Galaxies

I think I should explain something--namely, my objection to the new combat rules. I've always been of what I've termed the Grand Fleet school--namely, a fleet that in Starmada would cost 10-20k points (!), and the 'new' rules with only one 'squadron' now makes it much more unlikely that I'll be able...
by murtalianconfederacy
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Controlling a System
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Controlling a System

I'm kinda liking the Intel idea--make it dependent on distance so you can easily claim a system right next door, but it costs a lot to claim a system a long way away.
by murtalianconfederacy
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: System-Based Flights
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: System-Based Flights

I'd go with that. System fighters can partake in Defensive scenarios without any penalty, or can take part in any other scenario in a similar vein to Carrier Strikes. :idea: Some of my reading material has given me an idea--namely, the Starfire book with the Thebans. There could also be a Carrier St...
by murtalianconfederacy
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Non-Aligned Worlds and Non-Player Empires
Replies: 23
Views: 1225

Re: Non-Aligned Worlds and Non-Player Empires

That would seem a good base rate...
by murtalianconfederacy
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Assault Ships
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Assault Ships

I had voted for the middle option, but when writing my opinion I started to realise that it should be an either/or situation. Either the assault ships can only support an invasion or they can carry any sort of troops. My inclination is with the former (mainly to stave off the same issues as were fou...
by murtalianconfederacy
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Carrier Strikes
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Carrier Strikes

Well, I'll still use you, Attrition rules...:(

:P
by murtalianconfederacy
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: VBAM Galaxies
Replies: 41
Views: 4185

Re: VBAM Galaxies

Thanks. I've only used GoogleDocs once, and wasn't that keen...
by murtalianconfederacy
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Carrier Strikes
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Carrier Strikes

Wait, wait, wait...

Is attrition no longer being used?
by murtalianconfederacy
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Non-Aligned Worlds and Non-Player Empires
Replies: 23
Views: 1225

Re: Non-Aligned Worlds and Non-Player Empires

I like the concept you outlined. It would give the NAW something to do, rather than sit around. Would it be similar to WAP, albeit simplified?
by murtalianconfederacy
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: VBAM Galaxies
Topic: Carrier Strikes
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Carrier Strikes

I was going to go for a 'only Strikefighters can perform Carrier Strikes', but that was a knee-jerk reaction from a big-guns fan. Having read through the rules, I can support it, and it would enable carriers to carry out long-range strikes. Heck, it might even give players the chance to engage in a ...

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