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  3. Borderwars '22, May 20-22, Kansas City, Missouri www.hahmgs.org/BW2022.html We will be attending the show as a vendor and have the new Assault on New Memphis board set up! We will be running short demos each day and have a full game both Friday and Saturday evening. Scenario Info https://talon-games.com/downloads/SCENARIO/DROPPING_THE_HAMMER.pdf We hope to see you there! CB
  4. I also use magnets in my bases. When you talk about magnets not being expensive, it's worth highlighting that a pack of 6x2mm rare earths will run you like $10-$15 and be enough to secure dozens of CAVs.
  5. So it seems Magnetic cases are becoming the norm, and I like it. Foam cases just don't work for me anymore and can sometimes end up causing problems. So what to do. A few months ago I watched a video by Dunan Rhodes (yes the two thin coats guy) and he showed what he uses. 4L and 9L storage boxes from Really Useful box company. I found some at Office Depot and I loved them. This does a couple of things for me. One, it makes storage of my minis easy because everything can stack on top of each other. I can see what it is that is in the box. It also keeps dust and my cats away from my minis. I also have some storage boxes that I had found at Walmart/Sam's Club. These are about the same size as the Really Useful boxes but they are different.. So look around you may be surprised at what you can find. Duncan used magnetic sheets and I will be as well as I do have some, but I wanted something that would hold a bit more as I do have some metal minis. So I found some 24 in. x 36 in. Galvanized Steel Flat Sheet at Lowes, Home Depot has some too. I used a pair of metal cutting scissors and I cut the steel down to the sizes I needed for my boxes. Once the metal was cut to size (watch out cut metal is sharp) I used 150 grit sandpaper to sand one side of the metal. This was done so I could spray paint it. I used Flat black, then went over the black with some matte varnish. You can use super glue to attach the metal to the box, but any twisting of the box and the bond will break. So I used Mounting strips from Scotch mine said they could hold 30 lbs. I think Scotch has some 12 lb as well. (If you do use CA Glue and the magnetic sheets, leave your lid off for a day or you will end up with a white power on the inside, and do not store any minis while the CA glue is curing). The mounting strips were used as I would not need to wait for any glue to cure. Once you are at this point you just need a way to secure your minis to the bottom. There are a couple of ways to go about it. You can use rare earth magnets in the bottom of your minis if the base will allow you to glue one there. Litko also has magnets you can stick to the bottom(of flexible steel if you use the magnetic sheets) and the cost of these are very reasonable. After you have done this step then you are ready to go. List of materials needed: 4L Document Storage Box (Link to really useful but there are other places with these look for A4 Document Storage Box) https://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/html/onlineshop/rub/b04_0litreUS.php 9L Storage Box https://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/html/onlineshop/rub/b09_0litreUS.php 24 in. x 36 in. Galvanized Steel Flat Sheet https://www.homedepot.com/p/Master-Flow-24-in-x-36-in-Galvanized-Steel-Flat-Sheet-GFS24X361P/202191776?fbclid=IwAR03eS7B6jFPAjiz0PdacqsUPv1rNkVATDJVkKYAZrfwKaxTkqJTl-wV42U Metal cutting snips https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wiss-9-3-4-in-Compound-Action-Straight-Cut-Aviation-Snips-M3RS/100060795 Measuring tool and Square are very useful especially if they fit in the box. Mounting Strips https://www.scotchbrand.com/3M/en_US/scotch-brand/products/catalog/~/Scotch-Mount-Extreme-Double-Sided-Mounting-Strips/?N=4335+3292126606+3294529207&rt=rud Rare earth magnets or add on magnets from Litko https://litko.net/collections/miniature-bases-and-base-bottoms?pf_t_material=basematerial%3AMagnet%3A+0.030+inch&pf_t_shape=baseshape%3AHexagonal&pf_t_size=basesize%3A40mm Or Flexible Sheets from Litko if you used the Magnetic Sheets on the bottom of your box. https://litko.net/collections/miniature-bases-and-base-bottoms?pf_t_material=basematerial%3AFlexible+Steel%3A+0.025+inch&pf_t_shape=baseshape%3AHexagonal&pf_t_size=basesize%3A40mm If you have any questions, or suggestions let me know. Thanks
  6. Ah! Got it. I misread that bullet, as "a specialist squad must have a unit with SA: Specialist." Thanks for the clarification!
  7. The starter squads are a Specialist Squad. Anything up to four models can go in this type of squad regardless of role (so you could put four aircraft in it for example). A model with the SA: Specialist must always go in a Specialist Squad.
  8. Hi Charles, No progress on having printed cards yet. The rules update is a pdf supplement to the rule book. It will tweak a few things, add some clarifications and add some new rules to try out.
  9. Des Plaines, IL (NW Chicago suburbs) I just got into miniatures gaming a year or so ago, starting with Battletech. I discovered CAV at Adepticon -- I think I may have gotten a quick demo from @CAVBOSS himself -- and picked up the rules and the Almirithil starter bundle. If there's anyone in the area who'd like to stomp on a total newbie, let me know!
  10. Any news on this? I can totally print out my own cards, but having printed ones would be nicer. In the same vein ... rules update? Is the book I bought at Adepticon about to be out of date?
  11. I picked up the Almirithil bundle at Adepticon. (Got 'em assembled, but not painted, yet. 😁) If I were to field the bundle as a single squad, what type of squad could it be? I assumed it would be an Attack squad. (Why? Dunno.) But, looking at the roles: Concussion: Attack Fullback: Attack Bear: Fire support Growler: Recon It can't be an Attack squad, because that would require 3 out of 4 models to have the Attack role, right? It looks like it can't be any other type of squad, either, since each squad type requires either 75% of the models to have a certain role, or a least one with SA: Specialist for the Specialist squad. Am I reading this right?
  12. Starting in May we have so new models for you! 72321 Despot B (x2) SRP $6.99 72322 Warden B (x2) SRP $6.99 72323 Ryoshi-Ni (x2) SRP $6.99 72324 Cobra SRP SRP $5.99 72325 King Cobra SRP $6.99 72326 Spatha (x2) SRP $6.99
  13. Here is a quick write-up of the scenario I used at Little Wars 2022 with some "in progress" pictures from the show! https://talon-games.com/downloads/SCENARIO/DROPPING_THE_HAMMER.pdf
  14. Start of my Malvernis unit getting some color. Still trying to flush out the scheme.
  15. Michael's Mermaids Royal Blues Free Company Turn 0 (pre-game) We made a ton of mistakes in this game. We got a few rules wrong and we completely messed up David's army list. We miscommunicated about who was supposed to bring it and then had to try and construct it from memory - which we failed at. I won't bother with all the ways we got the list wrong but instead of proxying the Wardens as Nomads we made them Hounds instead - which meant they had no weapons which could harm my models. Additionally, we put all of the Hounds in one squad and all the CAVs in the other -mistakes were made. ?? Never the less, I decided to make a battle report more for the experience in formatting it than in the hope it might be useful. Normally, CAV is played the length of the table so that forces start out far enough away from each other that there is little Turn 1 shooting. David and I decided to play across the short side table in order to force early and violent combat. The store closed at 10pm which left us about 3 hours to play but we're old friends and like to chat about random stuff so we needed to cut a few corners. Turn 1 I didn't know I was going to make a battle report when I we started this game so I didn't really get turn by turn pictures. I'll do better next time. David deployed his forces centrally in the open space between 2 hills on his side of the board. I deployed my forces a little wider than him so that each of my squads could move up and take advantage of the 2 larger hills which flanked the center of the board. We both double moved all of our units. David moved his Hounds to flood the board with APA2 and positioned his CAVs centrally to take advantage of a little piece of woods and some buildings. While I took positions on the backsides of both central hills. Turn 2 The image shows part of our setup just before the shooting began. David targeted the open ground between the tanks in the image at right with the Revenant's 2x Rocket 15s. I really thought I'd screwed up and was about to get heavy damage on 4 or possibly 5 tanks. However, he just missed his strike point roll and the resulting drift meant that only the Spatha got hit by the rockets. LUCKY ME! The rest of the round saw minor damage spread amongst a few Scimitars that David could get line of sight to. I managed to bloody the nose of the Firedrake you can see in the image. Turn 3 This turn saw a lot of normally long ranged weapons booming away at medium to short range and then David snuck his Kestral with Particle Bolt Guns (PBGs) onto the hill and started murdering stuff - overdrive can casually cause 4 damage. ?? The fate of this Kestral would prove to be the most interesting part of the game. I managed to get 4 points of damage onto this turn but it then refused to die. On the other side of the board I managed to remove that centrally located Firedrake just as the Revenant got LoS with its Heavy MACs and punched holes through Scimitars. Turn 4 I went first on turn 4 and decided that 2 undamaged Scimitars could remove the heavily damaged Kestral and declared my Target Lock from the Black Mamba would go against the Revenant instead. Overconfident much...? Needless to say the Kestral survived and went on to Overdrive his PBGs into my poor little tanks again this turn. On the other side of the board, the Revenant kept punching Heavy MAC sized holes into my tanks but the numbers were taking their toll. Reinforced 2 meant that only the Spatha using 4 Salvo fired MACs had any chance to do more than 1 point of damage to the armor 9 Revenant. That said, I managed to get 4 points of damage through this turn - 1 from 4 separate tanks. Turn 5 By Turn 5 the store was close to closing so we called the game after the shooting was done. The Revenant was an angry giant swarmed by pesky little tanks. He crushed one a turn but they were close to wearing him down. The Kestral was wrecking havoc amongst my tanks Overdriving its PBGs to good effect. The Black Mamba spent the entire game using EST to hand out Target Locks and staying out of trouble. I can just imagine its crew listening on squad comms as the Scimitars and the Spatha frantically try and kill this bezerk Kestral pilot. When much to their surprise the Kestral walks directly in front of them and their 2 light RACs (strength 2 vs Hard targets). I can see them all looking at each other the same question in their eyes... Do we shoot? They did and we called the game. ??
  16. It is. We are still waiting on all of the parts to come in from the 3d printer we are using. I know its getting closer as I have seen some of the final parts...
  17. I've distracted for a bit and haven't been able to keep informed on things. Is the Starhawk VII closer to being released?
  18. Nice, thank you. I will be downloading them tonight.
  19. A good place to look is Kickstarter. Either a current campaign or a previous one (they usually put up links to their store with the files afterwards). I just scale them to what I want. Also here are some freebies we have: https://www.talon-games.com/downloads/STL/index.html Should scale them 150-160% for CAV scale.
  20. Anyone have a list [or links] to good "sci-fi" terrain that can be printed for CAV?
  21. Current convention schedule for 2022... GhengisCon, Feb 25-27 Aurora, CO AdeptiCon, Mar 23-27 Schaumburg IL Little Wars, Apr 21-24 Lisle IL Border Wars, May 20-22 Kansas City MO Origins, June 8-12 Columbus OH Virtual CAV-Con, July (TBA) Twisted Lords Con, July 22-24, Midwest City, OK NashCon, Aug 19-21 Nashville TN (Tentative) ReaperCon (CAV-Con), Sep 1-4 Denton TX October MillenniumCon, Nov 10-13, Round Rock TX If you are interested in helping out to run any events, or need support for an event you are already planning, please let me know ASAP! cavboss(at)talon-games(dot)com
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