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Painting, modelling and modifying / Re: Painting C & C style
« on: May 06, 2019, 05:45:06 pm »
GDI 2 Player Start units are done (apart from the decals)!
I've started working on the Wombat but maybe more NOD will be next :-)

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Feedback, suggestions and requests / Re: Ask us anything!
« on: May 03, 2019, 06:40:57 pm »
Q & A from the Discord:

Q: So no plans a la: "Firepower type XY can't shoot at Aircraft at all!" Everyone will be able to shoot  with a penalty unless  unit has AA

A:The penalty means that it will be nearly impossible to hit a well-piloted aircraft. An aircraft with no other modifiers in place is only hit on a 6. If it moves but does not fire, you can't hit it at all.
So then you need to look to other means. Precision fire, guided missiles with a sensor lock, AA vehicles, etc.
The plan is that when aircraft are released, there will be AA ground vehicles in all flavours released along with them.
Plus, some aircraft will specialise in hunting other aircraft, while others will be ground attack.
And of course, aircraft are mighty fragile when you do hit them.


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Painting, modelling and modifying / Re: Painting C & C style
« on: April 29, 2019, 07:46:24 pm »
Some smaller Update - including NOD.
I'm getting there, I think. For the red parts of NOD I tried to mimic scorpion legs (at least a little :-)).
For GDI the markings have to be a little less curved I think.

Not sure about the finally spot for the decals (currently it's just printed on normal paper: For NOD maybe at the center of the Front and nothing on the sides...

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Feedback, suggestions and requests / Re: Ask us anything!
« on: April 27, 2019, 12:23:46 am »
Thanks - that helps!
When I first ordered I did read about the units but apparently forgot about the cards when the stuff arrived.
It makes me worry though that with 2 orders of Vipers and Cougars (they added "Barrage" and said it would be correct) I have never received the correct cards - last time I have also received a Crocodile Unit card with my replacement cards for the Cougars.
That time it hadn't mattered (and I therefore did not complain about it) as I already had extra Cougar cards from the first shipment where they had sent me Cheetahs instead of Cougars.
Not sure how deep/close your connection with Word Forge Games is but maybe some QC on their side would be good. Having to send out replacements can get expensive I believe. The contact I was in touch with (Jamie Cross) was really nice though!

I'll think of more questions  ;D

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Feedback, suggestions and requests / Re: Ask us anything!
« on: April 26, 2019, 05:27:32 pm »
Thanks again for all the answers!

Regarding the missing/incorrect cards (e.g. Stealth Mode): Is there a list somewhere where I can check what card is supposed to come with what Model?
Reconstructing my current purchases I think the following:

Armadillo - Angled Reflectors
Bear - Divert Power
Centaur - Tactical Analysis
Cheetah - Barrage
Cougar - mine came with Barrage (with Cheetah at the bottom), Word Forge Games said this was correct.
Crocoldile - ? (don't own the unit yet)
Elephant - Blindfire
Jackal - Guided Missiles
Meercat - Jamming
Porcupine - Area Defense
Racoon - Countermeasures
Rhino - HV Shot
Viper - ?,  I own 3 Vipers and have no Order card with Viper at the bottom... should be Stealth Mode as you confirmed
Squirrel - ?
Vampire - Disrupt
Wolf - Plasma Blast
Wombat - Prepared Build

My kids are 5 (daughter) and 3 (son)... my son loves to play with the Tank models already :-). He lines them up and switches the turrets around  ;D. Still have to interest my daughter - she played Blood Bowl with my once though.

Special Thanks for the Plasma explanation... do you have something like that for all other types as well?
4,5h years is a long time I think (not having any idea what an average amount of working on a game would be :)). As said before I hope it pays off! The Order cards examples sound interesting as well!

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Painting, modelling and modifying / Re: Painting C & C style
« on: April 25, 2019, 07:24:38 pm »
Would be happy to see some of Joshs industrial metal minis!

Here are some pictures of mine - WiP.
I still want to add a second color (canonical Orange for GDI, maybe even a third like a yellow brown), decals and have to highlight the Shield Generator.

The Ushabti Bone highlight is a little hard for me at the moment. As the pics are rather close up I'm not sure yet if I will correct that... from a distance they will look fine I guess (as usual).

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Feedback, suggestions and requests / Re: Ask us anything!
« on: April 25, 2019, 06:37:13 pm »
Wow! Thanks for answering everything!
First however: Sorry Josh, I mixed up your last and first name and called you Percy. My apologies! I have edited my previous post to hide this shame :-)

I really like that unit types follow a specific naming convention - feels more in order! :-)

Boy, I really hope that the game will be successful so we'll see the Super-Heavy units / War scale games. I'm a father of two with a sometimes not so healthy wife so my time is limited but what I can do to promote the game I'll do (with and without the use of a wallet :-))!
My father and brothers were big C&C fans so I plan to play the game with them. As their english is a little limited I'll plan to prepare a (non professional) german translation for them - at least for the rules. If you are interested in that I can send you a copy once I'm done.

Polecat was mention in Kickstarter Update No.18 (I have attached a screenshot). Jackal is also in this list... so maybe the Polecat is a secret unit even you are not aware of :-). Beaver for a construction unit seems fitting though!

Thanks for the explanation regarding the size of the drones!
Regarding the Infantry Drones I was just also thinking that this would open up a possibility for a Machine gun type of weapon that's good vs. Infantry.
I'm looking forward to the faction packs, decal sheets and COF sound awesome even though I'll probably print my own GDI and NOD decals for now.
I also think the "Mission Expansion" is a good idea... it (again) reminds me of C&C where you had all this extra neutral stuff that you could capture.

Q: As you have mentioned buildings (Command Bunkers...), another question: Are Turrets also planned? I assume Command Bunkers would have several upgrade options for weapons/Shields/Comms etc. so a turret would be just a weapon without the Commander in them? Could be used for specific "Defend" Missions as well or as neutral locations to capture/use...

Q: How long have you been working on this game? How many people are playtesting/working on this in total?

Q: Energy/Plasma as Firepower type is meant to be like a Flamethrower type of weapon as well, right?

Q: I saw an Order card "Stealth Mode" in one of the youtube videos. Currently the only Stealth units are the Vampire and the Viper. I have both models but don't own this Order card. Will it be in a future release or was Stealth originally a Hardcoded trait and now the card has been integrated in the normal trait already? Just curious because I like Stealth units and if the card exists would like to own it for (potential) extra Stealth :-).


 


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Tactics / Re: Tactics Tuesday: Artillery!
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:16:26 pm »

I still haven't played yet but I hope to have a game soon! Thanks for the article and the insight - it will certainly become in handy!

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Feedback, suggestions and requests / Re: Ask us anything!
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:11:38 pm »
Hi Josh!
Thanks for your answers!

Looking forward to the Walkers (and Aircraft and Hovercraft) and the faction Specific Order cards!

I understand the decision regarding "Infantry" but I still feel there should be some... especially as AD transports this C&C feeling for me. Infantry was a huge part of C&C.
But that's nothing that can't be house ruled. As the tanks are smaller than in other 15mm games (as you confirmed), maybe I'll try some 10mm Infantry models for a test.

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Feedback, suggestions and requests / Re: Ask us anything!
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:24:37 pm »
Q: Will all future units follow the current name "scheme" (Animals)? Or will only Tanks be named after animals while Walkers or Aircraft will be named after something else (e.g. Gods, Colors, etc.)

Q: Once Aircraft or other unit types have been released, are there plans for Production and Logistic units of that type? Like a flying Resource Transport or a flying factory? Or will there be different types of Mobile factories?

Q: In one of the Kickstarter updates Beaver and Polecat have been mentioned as units. Will these be the next to be released?

Q: AD is my first 15mm game so I don't have a comparison: Are the drones smaller than a usually 15mm tank would be?

Q: As commander-on-foot can happen, couldn't there be any Infantry sized drones? So the commander has a model and also as a troop type?

Q: You have mentioned faction packs as future expansions: Are these meant to have faction specific Order cards as well to further flesh out the factions or will it be "just" Commanders?

Q: Will there be different kinds of Extractors? Of course this can already be handled by different color schemes (Blue Extractor produces better/double ressources etc.)



I understand if you cannot answer all of these questions :-). I really like this game. Hopefully it will sell well enough so that a lot more stuff will get released!


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Painting, modelling and modifying / Painting C & C style
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:02:07 pm »
Hey,

I have finally started painting my AD collection. I want to use C&C3 color schemes as this game really reminds me (and probably a lot of others) of this good old franchise.
Someone had posted some pictures on facebook already but there were no colors mentioned in that article.
Therefore I want to share my thoughts:

GDI: Yesterday, I started using Zamesi Desert (GW) as Basecoat and washed it with Seraphim Sepia (GW). The result was a little bit too brownish-yellow for me.
Therefore, tonight I plan on basecoating with Zandri Dust(GW), same wash and highlight with Ushabti Bone (GW).
Edit1: Zandri Dust matches the GDI colors - I will use that color scheme. Stay tuned for pictures.

NOD: Currently I plan to have a black basecoat and Dawnstone(GW) or Stormvermin Fur (GW) as highlight. C&C3 NOD units also have a lot of Red so I plan Mephiston Red/Evil Suns Scarlet as second colors.

In both cases I use Gunmetal (Army Painter) for the tracks and guns with Nuln Oil (GW) as wash.

I'll post pictures once I'm satisfied with the results :-)

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Player locator / Player Location: Ulm, Germany
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:46:29 pm »

Trying to recruit a few more players in my area.
Feel free to contact me if you are around.

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