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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Atavism » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:16 pm

Rphilo wrote:I love the design of your ships! The Dreadnought is for sure my favorite! How about a group shot?


And also Space Battleship Yamato was there!

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It pretty much fit the theme anyway.

Glad you like them! My fav is the assault carrier, but I'm pretty happy with all of them. I wish I had better pics of the Dreadnought, but the size and shape conspired against photographing it. I kept getting the "closeup pictures of dogs through a wide angle lense" look from the front armor.


Jay Biquadrate wrote:These are all fantastic, but I'm compelled to specifically mention the subtle Octan call-back on the refueling station. It's really cool to see LEGO tropes influencing the MFZ fiction.


Thanks! I feel its important to remember the roots. Classic space builds are always a favorite and little touches like Octan colors just add easily communicated character.
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Luke_BMM » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:56 pm

Atavism wrote:... My fav is the assault carrier, but I'm pretty happy with all of them. ...

Agreed. Just the right amount of sleek, but retaining the sense of scale. Also, that catapult is top notch.
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Hackjob » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:23 pm

Great work! Inspired use of the crates of course, but that point defence weapon does look almost just like this. Nice all around, but I'd have to say the assault carrier is my fave.
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Rphilo » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:51 pm

Awesome fleet! Thanks for the group shot! You rocked it!
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Atavism » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:36 pm

Missile Carrier
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This one ended up being a few studs longer than as prescribed by the rules, but anyone who doesn't think I should play with it is wrong. :D

As configured d6Rd d6Rd d6B d6B Catapult d6W d6W

I'm having a really hard time figuring out my play strategy. Loadouts were easier for MFZ, there was just less going on and I was always confident to largely ignore movement systems. IO having an extra system, the catapult, which seem suuuuuper important to the game means I'm committed to at least one black system by default, and the boarding rules make point defense seem like a really good add too. I just end up feeling like I've run out of space and I'm missing a critical component with every ship. Maybe that's the point? Either way, looking forward to maybe playing this sometime.

Rphilo wrote:Awesome fleet! Thanks for the group shot! You rocked it!


Hackjob wrote:Great work! Inspired use of the crates of course, but that point defence weapon does look almost just like this. Nice all around, but I'd have to say the assault carrier is my fave.


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Atavism wrote:... My fav is the assault carrier, but I'm pretty happy with all of them. ...

Agreed. Just the right amount of sleek, but retaining the sense of scale. Also, that catapult is top notch.


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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Hackjob » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Dang! That missile carrier is freakin gorgeous!

I have played with oversize ships and had no problems. Yes Catapaults are def super important, not only do they give you what is arguably the most powerful tactical asset in the game, frame squadrons also count as having 0 systems for PPA calculations! I think you are right that Point Defense systems are also pretty important as not only can they be used "out of sequence" to repel boarders, but they can be used during regular play to attack frame squadrons or ships. Personally, I like a dedicated Point Defense ship ( d6Rh d6Rh , d8Rh ) escorting the fleet- I dare a frame squadron to get within range of that! As far as play strategy, I would heed Josh's advice and build your plan around your ace, as they are mega usefull and sorta dictate how you are going to want the rest of your fleet to act.

Now get out and play with that beautiful fleet!
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Rphilo » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:10 pm

All of that dark red looks so good. I'm a big fan of the dark blue, red, and green.
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Atavism » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:54 pm

Hackjob wrote:Dang! That missile carrier is freakin gorgeous! ...

... Now get out and play with that beautiful fleet!


Thank you, very much!


Hackjob wrote: ... I would heed Josh's advice and build your plan around your ace, as they are mega usefull and sorta dictate how you are going to want the rest of your fleet to act.


That's some very good advice.


Rphilo wrote:All of that dark red looks so good. I'm a big fan of the dark blue, red, and green.


Dark red is a fav for me anyway. I think that the regular red tends to be too bright when you stick it with a bunch of bley and black. I get annoyed with the dark blue and green just because I keep fishing out those pieces when I want black. :roll:
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Atavism » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:48 pm

More ships!

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Flagship: The Battleship Nimrod

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d6B d6Ra d6Ra d6Rh d6Rh d8Rh d6W d6W


This one turned out a bit... different... so I made some frigates (which I needed anyway) to retcon in a "missing link" to the super-advanced battleship model.

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d6B d6Rh d6Rh catapult d6W d6W

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d6B d6Ra d6Ra d6Rh d6Rh d6W d6W
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Rphilo » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:19 am

Those new one's have a great look! It looks like you've successfully kept the size creep down. My ships have tended to keep getting a bit larger than I like. Keep it up!
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Atavism » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:20 am

Rphilo wrote:Those new one's have a great look! It looks like you've successfully kept the size creep down. My ships have tended to keep getting a bit larger than I like. Keep it up!



My fleet has gotten progressively larger over time, though I reworked the dreadnought to slim it down by a brick or two. Mostly I've just run out of parts. :lol:
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Hackjob » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:16 pm

Wow, this just keep getting better. Very well done with the shield piece followed by the stacked plates and minifig hand AA guns to the conn tower, great lines! The tooth plate steering vanes :o !
And the Super-Battleship looks sweet too. :mrgreen:
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby reese342 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:48 am

Hey Atavism, do you mind if I try to recreate the Dreadnought in Space Engineers? It calls to me with its d6Ra d6Ra .
I'll credit the hutch out of you if I put it on the workshop.
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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Atavism » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:01 pm

reese342 wrote:Hey Atavism, do you mind if I try to recreate the Dreadnought in Space Engineers? It calls to me with its d6Ra d6Ra .
I'll credit the hutch out of you if I put it on the workshop.


That's great! Just remember to drop a screenshot or something if it works out!


Hackjob wrote:Wow, this just keep getting better. Very well done with the shield piece followed by the stacked plates and minifig hand AA guns to the conn tower, great lines! The tooth plate steering vanes :o !
And the Super-Battleship looks sweet too. :mrgreen:


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Re: F-T System Combined Fleet

Postby Atavism » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:38 am

An SSF frigate designed for fast attack. Double point defense and a catapult.


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