Monday, June 15, 2015

Is she in there watching porn?

lol, sorry folks, but I wish I'd had the camera ready for the look on Murl's face when he asked that! I replied with 'I doubt it but its on the Roku, so its not as censored as regular TV' followed by Wolfy in the living room yelling:

 I'M WATCHING HEMLOCK GROVE ON NETFLIX!!! Jeez...

lol, well somebody on the TV was having sex and it was clearly audible if not visible (and it did sound a lot like porn...). This conversation was taking place whilst Murl and I were playing Battletech. I was running a 3050s era 15th Dracon (Mercenaries) list, vs. a Marik list of...I dunno, roughly the same time period I guess. I didn't ask but there was at least one ER PPC shooting at me...

Rifleman down...

You'll note that my Rifleman died on the shore of a small lake.  That particular mech runs really hot, and water helps with that right? Asking how it works Murl told me that any heat sinks in the legs operate at double efficiency. Awesome! Or it was until I looked to find that there are no heat sinks in its legs, WTF? really? To make matters worse he asked: How much armor is left on its legs? not much, why? Because if any rolls are made for internals the whole leg shorts out and the mech is effectively dead, that's why underwater fighting is so brutal.

Oh fuck! 

Luckily, that was the end of the game turn and my rifleman ran its ass out of the water to where you see it died shortly thereafter on the lake's shore, so it probably didn't matter anyways...

Aww, poor Hoplite! When the ammo got hit, there was no way for the pilot to make it out alive!

Maneuvering my Exterminator into the backfield got the Apollo to turn around for a good ol' fistfight. Its kindova waste of a heavy mech, but it kept those 2 LRM 15s off of me for a few turns!

This isn't really a battle report since as you can see, I only took a few pics, but it was a good ol' fashioned battletech slug-fest like we used to have all the time. Honestly, we need to play this game more often. In the end we called it due to the  late hour, but I ran up the white flag.

I ended up with 2 mechs down and my Warhammer about to go to internal damage just about everywhere in the next turn. That said, were this a campaign setting, my Exterminator would have been able to go onto its next battle without a refit needed (though probably recommended).

Murl in turn hadn't lost anything though his fucking Hunchback should've been blown to bits mid game but I couldn't make a crit roll to save my life! One of his Apollos was in bad shape, the other had minor dents and dings and his Wolverine was in decent shape as well.

All in all it was fun and I hope we get to play some more CBT more than once or twice per year.

4 comments:

Greg Hess said...

I love battletech! It's what got me into tabletop gaming in the first place (as a kid). Never played on a table without hexes...I guess you just convert the hex movement to inches?

Da Masta Cheef said...

We've played w/o hex map sheets for years by just counting 1 hex as 2 inches.

Dave Sell said...

I assume that you have tried MegaMek? http://www.mekwars.org/
Makes it really easy to play online against your friends.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Yes we've looked at it, never tried it though. I'd rather use my minis (the few that they are).