Sunday, November 28, 2010

Draconis Cluster Warp War Campaign Turn 13: POTW and SMIRS clash!

Draconis Cluster Warp War Campaign
Turn 13 results
(apologies for the long delay.. finally getting over the eye surgery)
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Another turn of excitement and weapons fire exchanges in the Draconis Cluster, as the POTW and SMIRS face off in three different systems! The BASH shuffle their feet a bit, build up stockpiles, and do not much else, quietly waiting for the SMIRS and POTW to exhaust themselves before striking. But then out of nowhere the Rhone pull off a ballsy move and send an expeditionary force to…the SMIRS homeworld!
Boskonian Astronautical Space Horde
BASH Turn 13
Eddore-10 (10+10), builds 0BP = 20 BP
Luyten-6 (6+6), builds 0BP = 12 BP
Lalande-8 (8+8), builds 0BP = 16 BP
Ceti-4 (4+4), builds 0BP = 8 BP
Mira-6 (18+6), builds 24BP = 0 BP
Alcor-6 (6+6), builds 0BP = 12 BP
Hydrae-9 (9+9), builds 0BP = 18 BP
Eridani-8 (8+8), builds 0BP = 16 BP
Rastaban-5 (5+5), builds 0BP = 10 BP
Pherda-10 (20+10), builds 30BP = 0 BP
Aurigae-1 (4+1), builds 0BP = 5 BP
Scheat-3 (12+3), builds 0BP = 15 BP
Lupi-6 (6+6), builds 0BP = 12 BP
Zosca-5 (5+5), builds 0BP = 10 BP
Cleaning up the damage: Lalande
Total Controlled Stockpiled: 224 BP
Total Controlled Systems Value: 95 BP
BASHTF2: (Lyrae), Patrol
BASHTF3: (Eridani), Stand Ready
BASHTF4: (Luyten), Don't panic Mr Mainwaring
BASHTF5: (Mira), Alcor, Sadir, Drop 3MP
BASHTF6: (Mira), Patrol
BASHTF7: (Lupi), Steady as she goes
BASHTF8: (Zosca), Patrol
BASHTF9: (Aurigae), Dance the Charleston
BASHTF10: (Pherda), Blag down the boozer
BASHTF11: (Scheat), Let the tea brew.
BASHTF12: (Lalande), Survey the Damage.
BASHTF13: (Lyrae), Space to Pherda
BASHTF17: (Ceti), wait.
People of the Wind
POTW: Turn 13
Avalon-10 (10+10), spend 0 = 20 BP
Bootis-6 (14+6), spend 0 = 20 BP
Wezen-5 (10+5), spend 0 = 15 BP
Mirach-1 (0+1), spend 0 = 1 BP
Spica-1 (10+1), spend 9 on TF14 = 2 BP
Caph-4 (12+4), spend 0 = 16 BP
Dubhe-11 (18+11), spend 0 = 29 BP
Wolf-7 (14+7), spend 0 = 21 BP
Arcturus-8 (3+8), spend 0 = 11 BP
Mizar-7 (8+7), spend 0 = 15 BP
Almach-1 (5+1), spend 4 on TF13 = 2 BP
Polaris-5 (10+5), spend 0 = 15 BP
Antares-10 (0), spend 0 = 0 BP
Vega-4 (5+4), spend 0 = 9 BP
Tauri-2 (8+2), spend 10 on TF9 = 0 BP
Canopus-7 (7+7), spend 2 on TF5 = 12 BP
Total stockpiled: 188 BP
Total BP/turn: 79(89) BP
TF1: (N10), O11
TF2: (Mizar), no move
TF3: (Arcturus), no move
TF4: (Wolf), no move
TF5: (Canopus), Alphard
TF6: (Polaris), no move
TF7: (Mirach), no move
TF8: (Caph), Kochab (howdie, boys)
TF9: (Tauri), no move
TF10: (Draconis), no move
TF11: (Caph), no move
TF12 (Dubhe), no move, detach TF16
TF13: (Almach), Canopus, attach TF17, detach TF17, Alphard
TF14: (Spica), Almach, Canopus, Draconis
TF15: (Vega), no move
TF16: (Dubhe), Mirach, Spica, T7, T6, T5, Antares (party, anyone??)
TF17: (Canopus), attach to TF13, detach from TF13, no move
Final TF Locations:
TF1: O11, TF2: Mizar, TF3: Arcturus, TF4: Wolf,
TF5: Canopus, TF6: Polaris, TF7: Mirach, TF8: O6,
TF9: Tauri, TF10: Draconis, TF11: Caph, TF12: Dubhe,
TF13: Alphard, TF14: Draconis, TF15: Vega, TF16: S5,
TF17: Canopus
Controlled Systems: Avalon-10, Bootis-6, Wezen-5, Mirach-1, Spica-1
Caph-4, Dubhe-11, Wolf-7, Arcturus-8, Mizar-7, Almach-1, Polaris-5,
Vega-4, Tauri-1, Canopus-7, Draconis-5
Contested Systems:
Space Marines in Red Spandex
SMIRS: Turn 13
Big Red-10 (30+10) – spend 0, 40 BP
Ophiuchi-4 (12+4) – spend 0, 16 BP
Indi-8 (16+8) – spend 24 @ TF-5, 0 BP
Canis-11 (0+11) – spend 0, 11 BP
Kapetyn-7 (0+7) – spend 0, 7 BP
Schedar-7 (7+7) – spend 14 @ TF-3, 0 BP
Kochab-7 (7+7), spend 14 @ TF-7, 0 BP
Ross-9 (9+9) – spend 18 @ TF-13, 0 BP
Mirfak-4 (8+4) – spend 0, 12 BP
Crucis-3 (6+3) – spend 0, 9 BP
Capella-6 (18+6) – spend 24 @ TF-12, 0 BP
Alphard-8 (0+8) – spend 8 @ TF-15, 0 BP
Cephei-5 (10+5) – spend 0, 15 BP
Draconis-5 (10+0) – contested, 10 BP
Lacaille-7 (14+7) – spend 21 @ TF-14, 0 BP
Diphda-10 (0+10) – spend 0, 10 BP
Total Controlled Stockpiled:130 BP
Total Controlled Systems Value: 111 BP
TF-1 (S4) – Antares
TF-2 (Antares) – no move
TF-3 (Schedar) – no move
TF-4 (Canis) – no move, break off TF-5
TF-5 (Canis) – Kapetyn, Diphda
TF-6 (Q4) – P3, Schedar
TF-7 (Kochab) – no move
TF-8 (Cephei) – no move
TF-9 (Indi) – no move
TF-10 (Kapetyn) – no move
TF-11 (Crucis) – no move
TF-12 (Capella) – no move
TF-13 (Ross) – no move
TF-14 (Lacaille) – no move
TF-15 (Alphard) – no move
TF-16 (Diphda) – no move
TF-17 (Mirfak) – no move
TF Locations:
TF-1: Antares, TF-2: Antares, TF-3: Schedar, TF-4: Canis, TF-6: Schedar,
TF-7: Kochab, TF-8 Cephei, TF-10: Kapetyn, TF-11: Crucis, TF-12: Capella,
TF-13: Ross, TF-14: Lacaille; TF-15: x; TF-16: Diphda; TF-17: Mirfak
Controlled Systems:
Ophiuchi-4, Indi-8, Canis-11, Kapetyn-7, Schedar-7, Kochab-7, Ross-9, Mirfak-4, Crucis-3, Capella-6, Cephei-5, Lacaille-7, Diphda-10
Contested Systems:
Alphard-8, Big Red-10
RHON: Turn 13
T13 Orders
Orlog-10 (10+10), spend 20, TFx created
Hamel-3 (0+3), spend 0 = 3 BP
Altair-11 (99+11), spend 0 = 110 BP
Kruger-10 (20+10), spend 0 = 30 BP
Cygni-4 (8+4), spend 0 = 12 BP
Barnard-7 (14+7), spend 0 = 21 BP
Procyon-3 (12+3), spend 15, assigned ship to TF4
Deneb-4 (3+4), spend 0 = 7 BP
Total Stockpiled: 183 BP
Total Systems Value: 52 BP
TF1 (Hamel) Z14, Altair (2 MP)
TF2 separates into TF2, TF6
TF2 (Altair) Z14, Hamel, Kruger, Scorpii, Orlog, merge with TFx
TF3 (Altair) hold
TF4 (Procyon) Kruger
TF5 (Cygni) hold
TF6 (Altair) hold
TF9 (Deneb) H7, H6, H5, H4, H3, Ophiuchi, Big Red
TF10 (Kruger) Procyon
TF1, TF3 and TF6: Altair
TF2: Orlog
TF4: Kruger
TF5: Cygni
TF9: Big Red
TF10: Procyon
Controlled Systems:
Orlog-10, Barnard-7, Hamel-3, Cygni-4, Altair-11, Kruger-10, Procyon-3, Deneb-4
Location: Antares
Result: Fifth Antares. This is one hotly contested system! The POTW send a cruiser in to try and convince the SMIRS to please leave the system alone, but at 6:1 odds, the cruiser had no chance. After a brief exchange of fire, she slipped out of the system. Antares remains contested.
Location: Kochab
Result: The POTW send an expeditionary force to Kochab to open negotiations. They are met with hostilities and defend themselves, barely escaping with their lives.
Location: Alphard
Result: Another POTW expeditionary force. This, too, was met with hostile fire. However, unlike Kochab, this force had the Elbert, and in the ensuing battle the POTW prevailed over the less than hospitable SMIRS reception party. The system is now contested.

Victory check: 300BP/20 worlds
BASH: 224 BP, 15 Worlds [total economic value 95]
POTW: 134 BP, 15(17) Worlds [total economic value 79(89)]
SMIRS: 147 BP, 13(15) Worlds [total economic value 88(111)]
RHON: 163 BP, 8 Worlds [total economic value 52]
Turn 14 start:
Wormhole: Pherda
Turn 13 Cashbook:
Legend: Name-BP value (available Stockpile) control (B/P/S/R; * = contested)
Includes systems currently undergoing colonization
Eddore-10 (20) B
Luyten-6 (12) B
Lalande-8 (16) B
Ceti-4 (8) B
Mira-6 (0) B
Alcor-6 (12) B
Hydrae-9 (18) B
Eridani-8 (16) B
Rastaban-5 (10) B
Pherda-10 (0) B
Aurigae-1 (5) B
Scheat-3 (15) B
Lupi-6 (12) B
Zosca-5 (10) B
Lyrae-8 (16) B
Avalon-10 (20) P
Bootis-6 (20) P
Wezen-5 (15) P
Mirach-1 (1) P
Spica-1 (2) P
Dubhe-11 (29) P
Caph-4 (16) P
Wolf-7 (21) P
Arcturus-8 (11) P
Mizar-7 (15) P
Almach-1 (2) P
Polaris-5 (15) P
Vega-4 (9) P
Antares-10 (0) P*
Tauri-2 (0) P
Canopus-7 (12) P
Draconis-5 (10) S*
Big Red-10 (40) S*
Ophiuchi-4 (16) S
Indi-8 (0) S
Canis-11 (11) S
Kapetyn-7 (7) S
Schedar-7 (0) S
Kochab-7 (0) S
Ross-9 (0) S
Mirfak-4 (12) S
Crucis-3 (9) S
Capella-6 (0) S
Alphard-8 (0) S*
Cephei-5 (15) S
Lacaille-7 (0) S
Diphda-10 (10) S
Orlog-10 (20) R
Hamal-3 (3) R
Barnard-7 (21) R
Altair-11 (110) R
Cygni-4 (12) R
Kruger-10 (30) R
Procyon-3 (0) R
Deneb-4 (7) R

Sunday, October 10, 2010

892 characters over-Bob joins melb SF meetup group

250 char Limit??? (ok so no unicode next time)
Some kids spent their church fete pocketmoney on lamingtons; me I bought boxes of pre-loved SF novels and short stories.

Grand masters, new wave, pulp, space opera, young guns.. These days I read Iain Banks,  Ken Macleod, Pratchett, Brin, reread Niven, McCaffrey, Clarke, Harrison and read Margaret Attwood (just to spite her even if she claims SF is "about Talking Squid, rayguns and spaceships").

Was at one stage (and probably still)  hold the record as the youngest ever member of Austrek.. #205(retired hurt age 12)

Ansible Subber; Fondly haunt Sybers and was once briefly locked inside Borders Carlton lost in an armchair with coffee and nose in book. (or was it nose in coffee with a book?)

Former Elf and Wandering remittance man exiled from the Royal Houses of Lothlorien after an accident with a firecracker and a pinata at the buffet table at the Vorlon Embassy. (oh the pain!)

Graduate of the Duck Dodgers Driving School.
Saw Star Wars (in the cinema) for my birthday 4 years running (We hold the record for Blues Brothers AND Star Wars in 1st run; Melbourne SF people ROCK!)

Composer of some of the worst puns in the 'verse (some claim I've made Vogons cry); Collector of Collective Nouns and other mythical untamed adjectives.

New years Resolution is to commence reading the Gollancz/Orion SF Masterworks series blog reviews and finish it before 2020.
Will stop singing for coffee.