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Learn the stealth rules; without the ability to hide, the humans in the starter box won’t be able to survive most scenarios.
That’s roughly what I’m seeing. The only time the Martian’s have had the advantage in high point games was when the humans use the Land Ironclad. Otherwise, the human’s seem to plink away on the Tripods with almost no problem.
In Battletech years ago I learned that combined arms had a big effect. Equal point forces, that army which had a mix of unit types tended to win over the army that had all assault Mechs. AQMF may play the same. I need to finish up my slavers, drone, and lobotons and see what effect they have. I’m not too hopeful.
SEYDLITZ, those are the ones I saw. Great idea. Any chance of you posting any others you may have?
And, even though I didn’t get to play in the games, it looked like a great set-up at Hcon. I noticed that the table was set-up to fight the long ways. Most con games of AQMF I’ve seen have been set-up to have the forces crossing the short end of the table. Did you find that the added depth and restricted width affected anything?
I took a photo of the Tripod from above, edited out everything but the Tripod, dropped into a doc and printed them on shipping labels. The hardest part was cutting them out. 1″ washers as bases and I was ready to go.
I may have to try my hand at some other units and see if the Tiny Front idea works for me. I have 40mm metal bases that I will never use. Could become US Infantry…
I found that the rules did not scale well to naval combat. I wonder how to simplify them for larger scale (or smaller based on PoV) combat so that it doesn’t bog down. The advantage to the smaller scale, beyond travel, would be to put a lot more forces on the field. Testing is in order!
I like the idea. In fact, I have tried the idea!
There are inexpensive ships that you can buy for WWI naval scenarios. In an attempt to recreate the one of the iconic scenes from the original book, I bought the ships and printed Assault Tripods on washers (1″ diameter). The rules did not scale well, the ships are too strong. But idea of tiny tripods worked well.
Wouldn’t be too tough to put together other units on small bases.