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Subject: Way of the Warrior - Custom Scenario rss

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Peter Knapp
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In recent months, I seem to only have played STAW at OP events. Last night a friend came round for some gaming, and although I had my heart set on something else at the time, we decided on a casual STAW game.

The scenario? "I really want to try DS9" was the initial gambit, followed by "how many points?", to which the answer: "I dunno, 360?"... So I suggested a showdown loosely based on the DS9 season 4 opener "Way of the Warrior".

Well, when you've been playing OPs at 120 SP for as long as you can remember, tripling the number doesn't seem too bad, but getting it all together is another matter (has anyone got a good way of storing Captain chits, dials and Target Locks btw??!)...

Here are the fleets - not hugely about massively competitive optimisation, but about building a half reasonable fleet and having a laugh. (The DS9 build I had thought about before, so we didn't consume too much time theory-crafting it on the night):

Klingon task Force:

I.K.S. Negh'var [I.K.S. Negh'var] (30)
Martok [IKS Ch'tang] (6)
Adm Gowron [I.K.S. Drovana] (3)
Total (39)

I.K.S. Drovana [I.K.S. Drovana] (28)
Worf [I.K.S. Koraga] (3)
Klingon Boarding Party [I.K.S. Negh'var] (5)
Total (36)

I.K.S. Maht-H'A [Starter] (28)
Kurn [I.K.S. Drovana] (3)
Projected Stasis Field [I.K.S. Gr'oth] (5)
Total (36)

Vor'cha Class [Starter] (26)
Gorkon [I.K.S. Kronos One] (3)
Total (29)

I.K.S. Buruk [I.K.S. Buruk] (26)
Chang [Chang's Bird of Prey] (4)
Total (30)

I.K.S. Koraga [I.K.S. Koraga] (26)
K'Nera [I.K.S. B'Moth] (4)
Total (30)

I.K.S. Pagh [I.K.S. Pagh] (26)
Koloth [I.K.S. Gr'oth] (4)
Total (30)

Vor'cha Class [Starter] (26)
Kor [I.K.S. Ning'tao] (5)
Total (31)

I.K.S. Amar [I.K.S. Amar] (24)
Klingon [I.K.S. Koraga] (0)
Total (24)

I.K.S. B'Moth [I.K.S. B'Moth] (24)
Klingon [I.K.S. Koraga] (0)
Cloaked Mines [I.K.S. Drovana] (3)
Total (27)

I.K.S. Kronos One [I.K.S. Kronos One] (24)
Klingon [I.K.S. Koraga] (0)
Total (24)

I.K.S. T'Ong [I.K.S. T'Ong] (24)
Klingon [I.K.S. Koraga] (0)
Total (24)

Fleet total: 360

Feds and Friends:

Deep Space 9 [Deep Space 9] (44)
Lore [Soong] (5)
Adm William Ross [U.S.S. Bellerophon] (4)
Vulcan High Command [D'Kyr] (5)
Destabilized Relations [I.R.W. Jazkal] (5)
Elizabeth Shelby [U.S.S. Yeager] (2 overridden to 0)
T'Pol [Enterprise NX-01] (3)
Amat'Igan [2nd Division Battle Cruiser] (4)
B'Elanna Torres [U.S.S. Voyager] (4)
Tom Paris [U.S.S. Voyager] (4)
Mr. Spock [U.S.S. Enterprise] (5)
William T. Riker [U.S.S. Hood] (3 overridden to 0)
Unimatrix Shielding [Delta Flyer] (5)
Monotanium Armor Plating [Alpha Hunter] (4)
Cryogenic Stasis [I.K.S. T'Ong] (6)
High Energy Sensor Sweep [U.S.S. Sutherland] (5)
Multi-adaptive Shields [U.S.S. Raven] (5)
Systems Upgrade [U.S.S. Hood] (2)
Tactical Station [U.S.S. Stargazer] (4)
Dual Phaser Banks [U.S.S. Intrepid] (6)
Total (120)

U.S.S. Voyager [U.S.S. Voyager] (30)
Jean-Luc Picard [U.S.S. Stargazer] (4)
Miles O'Brien [U.S.S. Defiant] (5)
Pavel Chekov [U.S.S. Reliant] (3)
Dmitri Valtane [U.S.S. Excelsior] (3)
Hikaru Sulu [U.S.S. Enterprise] (3)
Unimatrix Shielding [Delta Flyer] (5)
Systems Upgrade [U.S.S. Hood] (2)
Transphasic Torpedoes [U.S.S. Voyager] (10)
Total (65)

Scimitar [Scimitar] (38)
Salatrel [Avatar of Tomed] (3)
Cloaked Mines [I.R.W. Praetus] (3)
Cloaked Mines [I.R.W. Praetus] (3)
Photon Torpedoes (Reman Bonus) [Scimitar] (6)
Total (53)

Fighter Squadron 6 [Fighter Squadron 6] (24)
Attack Wave [Fighter Squadron 6] (4)
Support Ship [Fighter Squadron 6] (4)
Attack Formation [Fighter Squadron 6] (3)
Total (35)

U.S.S. Prometheus [U.S.S. Prometheus] (30)
James T. Kirk [U.S.S. Enterprise (Refit)] (5)
Data [U.S.S. Enterprise-E] (3)
Kyle [U.S.S. Reliant] (2)
Ablative Hull Armor [U.S.S. Prometheus] (7)
Immersion Shielding [Delta Flyer] (3)
Secondary Torpedo Launcher [U.S.S. Sutherland] (4)
Photon Torpedoes (Prometheus Bonus) [U.S.S. Prometheus] (5)
Total (59)

Delta Flyer [Delta Flyer] (20)
Maxwell Forrest [Enterprise NX-01] (3)
Harry Kim [U.S.S. Voyager] (4)
Total (27)

Fleet total: 359

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Anyhow, after a ton of time setting up, we finally arrayed our fleets before us:

This is going to take a long time!

And yes it did take a fair amount of time! 2-3 hours worth...

Well, we also tried something a bit different - time lapse videos! So I taped my phone to a chair next to the table to give you an idea of the flow of the game and not bore you with a blow by blow account.

(in case the video doesn't work: )

(There is a slight change of pace in filming speed part way through as one of the phone's batteries died!)

Few things

Cloaked mines are horrible - I largely ignored them with my fleet, but they dealt a fair amount of damage to the fleet. Bring detonation codes next time eh?

When you have lots of ships, you forget stuff! Like my Klingon boarding party after using Projected Stasis field. Annoying...

Monotanium Armour plating is awesome. It prevented nearly every TL on the round DS9 shields went down, which probably played a huge part in saving the station in that round!

Oh what a mess


Attack Wing gives some great moments when you play like this. I had got very consumed by "competitive" play, as my time is limited and when I played, that tended to be when I did.

I forgot how much FUN this can be! There were a few great moments:

Seeing a Klingon fleet divided into respective task groups (1 Neghvar and 4 Vorchas, 4 K'Tingas and 3 K'vorts) felt like real fleet action should!

The last surviving ships in the fleet: Worf and Kurn captaining a Vorcha each! Love it! The sons of Mogh came out of the dust... Just like a Klingon-centric episode of Star Trek would have them!!

Voyager regeneration frustration! Voyager with a minefield and repair ability is annoying!

Oh the result?

Well, after Kurn finally died, the game was conceded as Worf would never finish off the regenerating Voyager as it circled in its double minefield... DEFINITELY bring Detonation Codes next time

Hope you enjoyed the session and my first (simple!) timelapse video with titles...

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George Barnes
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Thanks for sharing. I always liked playing scenarios and odd point games
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