Friday, May 24, 2019

Battle Report: Airfield Ambush 3

Since this table-setting hasn't been used in almost two years I decided to break it out again.  Technically this is the fourth use of this setting but the last one has the "Paper Asylum" tag.

Me (4 Frames & 16 Systems) = (7 Points per Asset) * (6 assets) = 42 points. (Invictus)
   Red Soldier -- 2Rd/1B/1G/1Y/2W + SSR.
   Blue Soldier -- 2Rd/1B/1G/1Y/2W + SSR.
   Green 
Soldier -- 2Rd/1B/1G/1Y/2W + SSR.
   Yellow Squad Leader -- 2Rd/1B/2Y/2W.

PJ_Nichts (5 Frames & 19 Systems) = (4 Points per Asset) * (7 assets) = 28 points. (mechs)
   Blue Soldier -- 2Rd/1B/1G/1Y/2W.
   Purple Soldier -- 2Rd/1B/1G/1Y/2W.
   Grey -- 2Rh/1B/1G+d8/1Y/2W.
   Yellow -- 2Ra/2Y/2W.
   Red -- 2Rh+d8/1B/1G+d8/2W + SSR(x3).

Tom (5 Frames & 20 Systems) = (3 Points per Asset) * (7 assets) = 21 points.
   Grey -- 2Rh/2B/1Y + SSR.
   Green -- 2Rh/2B/1Y + SSR.
   Yellow -- 2Rh/2B/1Y.
   White -- 2Rh/2B/1Y + SSR.
   Blue Recon by Fire -- 2Ra+d8/2Y/2W.

This is what the table looked like at the start of the game.
















Events of Turn 1 (DDC @ 11): I seize both of PJ Nicht's stations before the game starts.  PJ Nicht's Grey frame hits my Green frame for 1.  PJ Nicht's Blue frame moves out of cover and hits my Yellow Frame for 2, Station Dance.  PJ Nicht's Purple frame moves out from behind the building and captures his Station.  Tom's Grey frame moves towards the cargo plane and hits my Blue frame for 2.  PJ Nicht's Red frame moves on top of the building and hits my Green frame for 2 with a SSR.  My Red frame moves from behind a fighter plane towards the fuel tank and hits PJ Nicht's Grey frame for 1.



Me: 49 points.
PJ_Nichts: 24 points.
Tom: 21 points.



Events of Turn 2 (DDC @ 8): PJ Nicht's Red frame hits Tom's Yellow frame for 1 and the cargo plane for 1 with a SSR, then leaps on top of the cargo plane and seizes my Green station.  [This is where the Roof Rule was used.]  Tom's White frame hits PJ Nicht's Red frame for 1 and his own Yellow frame for 1 with a SSR.  My Red frame hits PJ Nicht's Blue frame for 3 and the building it was standing on for 1, then his Frame takes 1 damage from falling.  PJ Nicht's Grey frame moves forward and slices my Red frame for 5, Station Dance, then he captures his Station back.  PJ Nicht's Purple frame hits Tom's White frame for 1 and the cargo plane for 1.  My Yellow frame hits PJ Nicht's Grey frame for 1, it does the Station Dance, then my Yellow frames moves forward and seizes the Station.  My Blue frame moves towards PJ Nicht's Station, hits PJ Nicht's Red frame for 1 and the cargo plane it was standing on for 1, then his Frame takes 1 damage from falling.


Me: 42 points.
PJ_Nichts: 28 points.
Tom: 21 points.




Events of Turn 3 (DDC @ 5): Tom's Blue frame hits PJ Nicht's Purple frame for 1.  PJ Nicht's Red frame runs over and hits my Blue frame for 4, destroying it.  Tom's Yellow frame captures my Green station that was under PJ Nicht's control.  PJ Nicht's Blue frame hits my Red frame for 2, Station Dance.  PJ Nicht's Grey frame hits my Yellow frame for 3, it does the Station Dance, and he captures his Station back.

PJ_Nichts: 28 points.
Tom: 27 points.
Me: 21 points.

{ Apparently I forgot to take pictures of this turn. }

Events of Turn 4 (DDC @ 2):  Tom's White frame moves away from the remains of the cargo plane and  buzzsaws PJ Nicht's Grey frame for 1.  Tom's Blue frame hits PJ Nicht's Grey frame for 3.  Tom's Yellow frame buzzsaws PJ Nicht's Grey frame for 2, destroying it.  My Yellow frame hits PJ Nicht's Blue frame for 1.  PJ Nicht's Purple frame hits the cargo plane for 2 and Tom's Grey frame then takes 1 damage from falling.  The Doomsday clock is ticked to zero.

Tom: 30 points.
Me: 21 points.
PJ_Nichts: 20 points.










Here are several aftermath pictures.
Turn 2
Turn 1








































Thoughts & Observations:
  • We used the Roof Rule!
  • We had two separate incidents of Falling damage.
  • The cargo plane got wrecked.
  • PJ Nicht's Stations were pretty impressive.
  • As were his Frames.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Review: 71257 Dimensions Fantastic Beasts Fun Pack

I picked this up when TRU was going through its death throes.  I'm not sure what price I paid for it.

Box.  MSRP was $11.99 for a $0.24 Price per Piece.




Instructions.











Minifig.

Parts 1.  Padlocks, Clip Plates, Wedge Plates, Tooth Plates, Bars, Hinges, Round Plates, Technic Pins, Bar Holders, Barbs, Jumpers, Slopes, Plate, and Axle Plate.









Parts 2.  Dimensions Bases, Wedge Plates, Mudguards, Plate, and Round Brick.



Build.  A kinda flimsy IO Frigate.


The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10)  (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +5 (B+).  Decent score, but not really worth it unless you're desperate for Padlocks.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Review: 70666 Ninjago The Golden Dragon

I have some plans for the parts, and this is on sale this week at Target.  So I purchased this set and did a review.

Box.  MSRP is $19.99 for a $0.12 Price per Piece.




Instructions & Stickers.








Minifigs.


Parts 1.








Parts 2.  Ball Joints, Clip Plates, Slopes, Hinge Plates, Blades, and a Stud Shooter


Parts 3.  Tooth Plates, Ball Joints, Slopes, Plates, Bar Plates, Clip Plates, Exo-Force Arms, and Barbs.






Parts 4.  Slopes, Mudguard Plates, Plates, Ball Joints, Minifig Swords, Flag, Bracket, Bar Tile, and Antenna.

Parts 5.  Plates, Slopes, Exo-Force Arms, Brackets, Jumpers, Ingots, Mod. Plate, Click Hinges, Axle Ball Joint, Pneumatic Axle Connector.






Build 1.  Two Frames and a Station.


Build 2.  IO Frigate, and I
know it's a crappy picture.


The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10)  
(The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +5 (B+).  The price isn't great but this set has a lot to offer.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Review: 75030 Star Wars Microfighter Series 1 Millenium Falcon

I needed the cockpit pieces to finish out a fleet of IO ships, so I dug this out of my backlog pile.

Box.  MSRP was $9.99 for a $0.11 Price per Piece.




Instructions.







Minifig.

Parts 1.  Round Plates, Wedge Plates, Plates, Wedge Bricks, Round Bricks, Brackets, Mod. Plates w/Pin Hole, Handle Bricks, Bricks, Hinge Brick, and Printed Truncated Cone.









Parts 2.  Pneuma-Ts!  That's all that matters, right?






Build.  Two IO Frigates and a HVA.




The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10)  
(The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +5 (B+).  A fun set for Intercept Orbit.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Review: 60145 Buggy

Digging into the "to do" pile again, this one dates back to 2017.

Box.  MSRP was $9.99 for a $0.12 Price per Piece.





Instructions & Stickers.






Minifig.

Parts 1.  This was loose in the box.










Parts 2.  Tires, Rims, Plates, Axle Plates, Bricks, Angled Tube Plates, Horse Hitch, Wedge w/Cutout, and Slope.


Parts 3.  Wedge Plates, Bar Plates, Clip Plates, Tiles, Slopes, Round Tiles, Washing Machine Bricks, Brackets, Plate, Minifig Steering Wheel, Bar Tile, and Spoiler.




Build.  IO Frigate.


The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10)  
(The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +5 (B+).  It has some good pieces but the quantity or price could have been better.