Mikael Hasselstein

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  1. My posse is in the midst of our second CC. The first had a bit of a lull, but came back with the Big Bang finish (12 hours, only finished round 5). Even with shared spreadsheets, it's a bit of a challenge to keep everyone on task. There's always one member who is dragging their heels. But for that, it's great fun. We're going to try some house rules after this campaign.
  2. Agreed. The Boat is never as fast as advertised. It tends to run on the cheapest oarmen, and they made the calculation that throwing half of them overboard would make the ramen mileage more efficient.
  3. Agreed, but even Fractal's Dreadnought might get in trouble with whomever own the Battlestar Galactica IP, should that design be used for miniatures that are going to make money.
  4. I agree they would be squadrons. But I imagine they would have effects like those on the cards being published in the upcoming wave. Arguing against assault shuttles by saying boarding shouldn't be possible, because taking over a ship shouldn't be possible, sounds like you're resting your case on a moot point.
  5. Why are you so certain of that? I've been a fan for over three decades, and drank up Legends fairly thoroughly, including the old RPG, which (iirc) brought forth the Carrack. To me, it looks horribly unremarkable, and seems to have been drawn by someone who did not get the scale memo. Where are the broadside guns it supposedly bristles with? To me, it doesn't look phallic. It's just an elongated minivan that takes the little stormtroopers to soccer practice.
  6. It's mainly a dice game, right? Considering what his crew card can do in X-Wing, I imagine that he's pretty good at it.
  7. Are you kidding me?? The Emperor is a great Calvinist! He's got the wealth of the galaxy at his disposal, yet he wears rough black robes, and talks about destiny.
  8. Sure-sure - but if they don't seem to do the trick, then it might be a way to buff them. I'm sure FFG will do the right thing. Yeah, quite possibly. I just see flotillas as being bigger ships. BUT! Perhaps a flotilla of four smaller models.
  9. Now that boarding actions will be a thing... (something people in the past were adamant would never happen, and I only mention it in order to rub salt in their wounds, thus earning more Dark Side cred, so as to improve my dice rolls) ...I wonder if we may see assault shuttles in a future release. I would have thought of them as squadrons, but for these Wave VI cards being ship upgrades. Therefore they would be decent for flotillas. Still, the SWU (Legends) has had assault shuttles, which were smaller than Gozantis and GR-75s. Perhaps assault shuttles might be a way to extend the range of boarding actions beyond close. Anyway, what possibilities do you all think there might be?
  10. <iframe src="http://free.timeanddate.com/countdown/i5rl75i5/n159/cf12/cm0/cu1/ct0/cs0/ca0/cr0/ss0/cac000/cpc000/pcfff/tc66c/fs100/szw320/szh135/tatTime%20left%20to%20Event%20in/tac000/tptDays%20since%20Wave%20VI%20announcement/tpc000/mac000/mpc000/iso2017-03-14T00:00:00" allowTransparency="true" frameborder="0" width="314" height="72"></iframe> Let's see if we can embed some code... *save* ...well, I can paste the code, but I can't make it display. I guess they don't want people posting code that may break the forum. Oh well.
  11. What are we going to do? We're going to do what an internet forum is supposed to do. We are going to whine and complain, and take it as evidence that FFG (and the world in general) loves Destiny more that it loves us. This gives us what we really crave; a delicious sense of righteous indignation. We are clearly superior, because we know how to suffer, whereas the Destiny (and X-Wing, and Runewars, and etc.) people have it easy. Toys were just given to them, while we have to scrape, toil, sweat, and wait for our product to come off the slow boat from China. Also, our game is better. If it were not better, we would not be playing it, and because we are better, it's clear that we are playing the better game. Because we are playing the better game, we actually deserve to have our product arrive sooner, but because the world is unjust, we are unfairly disadvantaged. In the meantime, our righteous indignation may turn into righteous nerdRAAAGGGE!, which we shall harness to create another thread to bellyache about all of the above. Does that about cover it? P.S. Armada is dead. P.P.S. AdmiralNelson told us so.
  12. Wow, that really is amazing work! No! Rebels are not sexy. They are nihilist, terrorist trash-scum, and will be destroyed. The Imperials are sexy!
  13. So many projects, so little time (and Wookiees).
  14. Indeed, if only they'd allow us to upload our own avatars. I'd have the following one: