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Hayden19 Jan 2023 6:46 p.m. PST

One of the first game we played with my kids, skrimish in city and some thoughts about the game.
In core Alpha Strike isnt bad game althought i like Heavy Gear Blitz more, Alpha Strike have its own merits. Alpha strike isnt replacement for Classic Battletech and it will never be in 4 on 4 engagement i will choose classic battletech but for serious larger battles involving vehicles, artillery, VTOLs or company of mechs the AS is way to go.
Yes its not detailed as Classic Battletech but you must understand that your zooming from lance commander point of view into the boots of company/battalion (sometimes even regimental) commander and you dont need to worry about tiny details and that is good because we played company level battles in CBT and they are really time consuming. All that said Alpha Strike isnt bad game you just need little different mindset than for CBT



Stryderg20 Jan 2023 2:20 p.m. PST

Nice write up. Love your table!

Valderian20 Jan 2023 11:00 p.m. PST

Very good looking! Some of the buildings are from cardboard, from Dropzone Commander?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 6:22 a.m. PST

Nice looking game! These days I even prefer Aloha Strike for 4 on 4 games, play several games in a session or just one quickie.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 1:58 p.m. PST

Do those rules use Unit Activation or IGOUGO ?

Hayden21 Jan 2023 11:11 p.m. PST

Valderian – Yes DZC ones.
Legion 4 – Alternating unit activations and Simultaneous combat – damage is resolved at end phase (like in classic battletech)
miniMo – I think Battletech Destiny from DFA is much better for classic Lance on Lance combat, but i agree if you dont get grubbed in details Alpha Strike is way to go

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2023 2:10 p.m. PST

Thank you ! Sounds like a good system. Alternating unit activations is really much better than IGOUGO.

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