Thursday, March 23, 2017

Battle Report: Minifig Scale

I met up with Dark Cloud Blogs at PAX East for a game we had been talking about for over a year.  Way back in 2105(?) we had started talking about doing a Minifig scale game.  In simple terms that means Frames big enough to hold a standard Lego Minifig.  In more obscure terms, 14P scale.  Here are the results.

Me (5 Frames & 20 Systems) = (7 Points per Asset) * (8 assets) = 56 points.  (MFS Crab Mecha)
   Tank Red -- 2Rd+d8/2B/2W.
   Tank Orange -- 2Rd+d8/2B/2W.
   Recon by Fire Yellow -- 2Ra+d8/2Y/2W.
   Brawler Green -- 2Rh+d8/2B/1Gd8/2W.
   Brawler Blue -- 2Rh+d8/2B/1Gd8/2W.

Dark Cloud Blogs (6 Frames & 24 Systems) = (3 Points per Asset) * (9 assets) = 27 points.
   Cyclops 1 -- 
Cyclops 2 -- 2Rd/1B/1G/1Y/2W.
   Cyclops 3 -- 2Rd/1B/1G/1Y/2W.
   Cyclops SSR -- 2Rd/1B/1G/1Y/2W.
   Quad Walker -- 2Ra+d8/1B/1G/2W.
   Odysseus -- 2Rh+d8/1B/1G+d8/2W.

This is what the table looked like at the start of the game.  My forces are towards the lower right side of the board.

Events of Turn 1 (DDC@11): Dark Cloud Blogs (DCB) makes a play for my Station in the center of the battlefield, with Odysseus, by attacking the Green Crab Mecha guarding it.  That Frame leaps over Odysseus and claims the Station left open.  In doing so I surrender my Station but my Blue Crab Mecha comes up to try and reclaim it.  The roof gets blasted off of one of the houses.  A set of cargo containers gets blown out from under my Yellow Crab Mecha causing 1 point of Falling Damage.

Me: 56 points.
Dark Cloud Blogs: 27 points.

Events of Turn 2 (DDC@9): I manage to destroy Odysseus after several attacks over two rounds, allowing me to reclaim my Station.  Positioning mistakes by DCB allow me to sneak in and claim his other two Stations.

Me: 77 points.
Dark Cloud Blogs: 15 points.

Events of Turn 3 (DDC@7): DCB finally manages to destroy my Yellow Crab Mecha after a concerted series of attacks.

Me: 70 points.
Dark Cloud Blogs: 15 points.

Events of Turn 4 (DDC@5): DCB claims the station my Yellow Crab Mecha was guarding.  He then destroys my Blue Crab Mecha and claims that Station too.

Me: 49 points.
Dark Cloud Blogs: 24 points.

Events of Turn 5 (DDC@3):  My Green Crab Mecha claims my Station in the center of the battlefield.  My Red Crab Mecha decides that discretion is the better part of valor and abandons the Station he was protecting.  He also fires a parting shot and manages to destroy the Cyclops SSR that tried to claim it.

Me: 49 points.
Dark Cloud Blogs: 21 points.

Events of Turn 6 (DDC@1):  DCB moves Cyclops 2 over to claim his Station back.  I manage to destroy that Cyclops and reclaim the Station.  DCB claims my abandoned Station in the center of the battlefield.  He also manages to  destroy my Red Crab Mecha in a last act of defiance before theDoomsday Clock ticks down to zero.

Me: 35 points.
Dark Cloud Blogs: 21 points.

Pictures of the destruction of various Frames.

Thoughts & Observations:
  • We didn't use Single Shot Rockets.
  • Mainly because I forgot to make them for my squad.
  • We measured the battlefield using the Ruler and marked it with Painter's Tape.
  • It was actually a little small.  We were aiming for 9' on a side but we only had ended up with only enough space for 5' on a side.
  • I spent the whole game moving towards whatever tactical openings I saw.
  • Any time Dark Cloud Blogs left a Station open I grabbed it.
  • This game was a lot of fun but probably twice as much work as a regular scale one.

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