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Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:28 pm
by calculus
Here's the next game, but it's only two turns in. Tell me what the sides should be doing next! Think of it as a nice tactical puzzler for your evening...

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Twenty four hours, this was a living city - the system capital. Jiriean Face Plague showed up. Everyone ran. It's empty. Was empty.

Stations:

Hospital - Coordinated the systemwide response to the plauge. Valuable data, valuable samples.
Stockpile - Rumored to contain four different kinds of experimental vaccines that were reserved for the highest levels of government.
Train Depot - With the last train out of town, still in the station
Factory complex - The only frame assembly center in systems. Crazy valuable spare parts.

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(Light blue buildings count as cover when behind, but can be shot over. Black buildings are tall enough to block all direct fire.)

RED:
Relative Sec, 1Ra Gun (long range), 1Rd Gun (direct), 2Y Com System, 1B ECM
Dated Wildlife, 1Ra Gun (long range), 1Rd Gun (direct), 2Y Com System, 1B ECM
Pushing Stop, 1Ra Gun (long range), 1Rd Gun (direct), 2Y Com System, 1B ECM
Sm. Retraction, 2Rh Plasmoid Cutters, 1Y Laser, 1B ECM, 1G+1d8 Jets

Purple:
CAASI, 2Rd Meson Tracer, 1B ECM, 1Y Laser, 1G Power Legs
MARIH, 2Rd Meson Tracer, 1B ECM, 1Y Laser, 1G Power Legs
ESSEJ, 2Rd Meson Tracer, 1B ECM, 1Y Laser, 1G Power Legs
ANAUJ, 2Rd Meson Tracer, 1B ECM, 1Y Laser, 1G Power Legs
THEIK, 2Rd Meson Tracer, 1B ECM, 1Y Laser, 1G Power Legs

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Start:
R: 49, P:18

Red Artillery fire damages one system apiece on two separate frames. Purple moves back some units to clear out their own objectives, and take a red objective. Red CYBERs head for the hills, hoping to delay contact as long as possible.

End Turn 1/6: R: 42, P:21

Red artillery concentrates on the northernmost soldier, dropping two additional systems. Purple gets off single shots at the scout frame and a CYBER frame, but no spotting, there is no damage done. The Purple scout unloads two SSRs plus a six spot into one of the oncoming soldiers.

End Turn 2/6: R: 42, P:21

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Stats:
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Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:01 pm
by schoon
Very cool!

...and I like the new map style, even if it's not as artistic as the older ones!

I'm looking forward to hearing how it turns out in turns 3-6!

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:19 pm
by calculus
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Purple is getting off shots at the CYBER's near the hospital now, but the shots are poorly spotted and trying to hit frames behind cover. Even with rockets, only one system is hit. (Red choose to loose the artillery system, since it's close up battle now.) Purple's crippled north frame goes down under constant pounding.

By the factory, the red scout has the initiative, but pulls his opponent into moving first. Purple's gunfire is ineffective (again, the simplest rule of this game seems, no spot, no kill). Red scout had great dice roll. And a great CYBER spot on the purple frame. And was only spotted for a 1. It's attack time. The red scout jumps from cover, lands in front and knocks off 4 systems in a single hand to hand roll. Crazy!

After all of the just damaging pounding at frames in cover, I really feel the massive damage effect of good hand to hand combat.

Looks like it's all over for purple at this point.

End Turn 3/6: R: 42, P:18

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:39 pm
by calculus
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It was a confused mess in the fight by the Factory/Depot. No damage either way, and the purple frame with just one die survived the turn.

Purple's frame moving up from the vaccine supply got a six attack roll, and foolish stepped out of cover to get a clear shot at the red frame to its north. Normal rules applied though, and no spot, no kill (just one damage die, with no hits). All the CYBER's fired that way then for the turn, taking down four of it's seven dice. (Ooops! I just realized that I've been removing dice on hits, not systems, which has had the effect of giving all the soldier frames an extra system for damage purposes.)

End Turn 4/6: R: 42, P:18

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:50 pm
by Dukayn
That last map looks identical to the previous one. Did no-one move?

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:59 pm
by calculus
I'll check it and update it. Maybe I uploaded the wrong one. { Looks like it's the right one. There were several small moves, but no major action.}

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General plinking around hospital, as Purple gets a soldier frame to the hospital.

The red CYBERs are firing and spotting in support of the depot fight, rather than dealing with the close frames. And by the depot, the crippled purple frame there places a spot, which allows the other purple frame to finally inflict some damage on the red scout. Then the red artillery, as usual, mashes things up a bit.

End Turn 5/6: R: 35, P:18

And now for the final turn...

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:17 pm
by calculus
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Almost no movement the last turn, as combat were locked into either melee or cover already.

General gunnery at the hospital, for no kills or damage.

Purple's last depot soldier ended up hand to handing the red scout, (to no effect). The scout planned to run to the factory and capture it the last round, and so called direct fire weapons. It's last SSR (landing with the help of a +6 spot), took out four systems, ending that fight, but the move roll was only a 2. No last minute factory capture.

End Turn 6/6: R: 35, P:15
End of game

(ZZZZ now, I'll have to AAR the game later)

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:02 am
by MatthiasBold
Quick question:

Relative Sec, 1Ra Gun (long range), 1Rd Gun (direct), 2Y Com System, 1B ECM

Isn't that too many systems?

I'm probably wrong, but I'm not sure why.

Thanks.

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:13 am
by Dukayn
Each weapon system gives 2 Red dice. You can have a "split" system which gives d6Ra d6Rd or a dedicated system which gives d6Ra d6Ra. So in this case the systems on Relative Sec come out as:

d6Ra d6Rd - 1
d6Y d6Y - 2&3
d6B - 4

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:34 am
by MatthiasBold
And here I am again reading the spec as systems instead of dice.

Thanks again, man. You seem to be answering all my noob questions.

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:08 am
by Dukayn
That's OK. Work is boring, so :)

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:38 am
by The Trilobite
Dukayn wrote:...Dated Wildlife...
It gets lonely in the field...

Digging the new map. I have no good suggestions, but am looking forward to learning from my betters here. This is a great idea!

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:41 am
by Dukayn
The Trilobite wrote:
Dukayn wrote:...Dated Wildlife...

I...did?

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:19 pm
by RabidCadaver
Dukayn wrote:
The Trilobite wrote:
Dukayn wrote:...Dated Wildlife...

I...did?


You know, the first step is acceptance. If dating wildlife makes you happy Dukayn, well... :geek: *adjusts glasses* What do you think about your mother?

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:50 pm
by Ced23Ric
HEY I HEARD YOU LIKE ANIMALS WHAT ABOUT BRAIN SLUGS THAT WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND.

*cough* Wait, what am I doing here? I have to socialize with my fellow humans. Off I go!

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:55 pm
by Dukayn
Hahaha, you are all so droll :P I'm just confused on where the quote came from, given it only appears twice on the page before my last post - in the OP, and in the quote I quoted.

I cannot brain.

Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:29 pm
by Forged
This is a semi-random aside;
You have cover taking up spaces, can you enter cover hexes? I always thought cover would be on the edges of the hex, not actually in it.

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:34 pm
by calculus
In my madeup rules for this scenario, if you were behind a cover hex, it counted for cover. I was think of a frame looking over the top of a one story building.

Re: Battle Simulation Three - Tactical Puzzle

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:54 pm
by Dukayn
That's what I took away from that map, too.