Saturday, September 17, 2011

More Images from 5B and 6

Images from battles 5B and 6

Thanks for the Pics Lee!

After Action Report: Battle #5C

Setting: The Factory


Kyle Awesome AWS-9Q
Jay Black Knight BL-12-KNT
Mitch Hatchetman HCT-6D
Larry Hunchback HBK-4H

 Order of Elimination

  1. Kyle - Ejected - by Jay
  2. Larry - Mech Destroyed - by Mitch
  3. Mitch - Withdraw - Jay
  4. Jay - Winner
Key Moments:


After Action Report: Battle #5B

Setting: Hartford Gardens

Dave Awesome
Rob Vindicator
Lee Daimyo
Scott Hunchback

 Order of Elimination

  1. Rob - Mech Destroyed - by Dave
  2. Dave - Ejected - Lee & Scott
  3. Lee - Mech Destroyed - Scott
  4. Scott - Winner
Key Moments:

3 Mediums ganging up on the Awesome.
Scott pulling out the victory missing a leg.

After Action Report: Battle #5A

Setting: Ishiyama


Fab Vapor Eagle (Goshawk)
Jeff Nova (Blackhawk) H
Gregg Grasshopper GHR-5N
Dereck Hunchback HBK-4P

 Order of Elimination

  1. Gregg - Mech Destroyed - by Jeff
  2. Dereck - Surrendered - Fab & Jeff
  3. Jeff - Mech Destroyed - Fab
  4. Fab - Winner
Key Moments:


Monday, September 12, 2011

Commando Challenge - Battle #7

Archon Katrina Steiner of the Lyran Alliance has become quite infatuated with the first Solaris Olympiad and has made a generous donation for the contest.

Battle #7 will be known as the Commando Challenge.  The Archon has provided Olympiad Officials with 15 of the brand new Commando COM-7S models for our use.  The setting will be the Steiner Coliseum.  All mechwarriors will be assigned one of the Commandos.  No Modifications may be made to the Commandos.  The contest will be a true test of a mechwarriors skills.

To make things even more interesting is the award the Archon has announced for this Battle. 

The first four contestants eliminated will be given 4 Million C-bills each.

All other contestants not finishing in the top 3 places will be awarded 2 Million C-Bills each.

The Archon has also approved some quite generous awards for the top three finishers.  Not only will they be awarded a mech, but the mech they win will have all repairs and parts cost covered for the rest of the Olympiad.  No modifications may be made to these mechs.  The mech may be sold back to the marketplace at 75% of it's base value.  The mech may be sold to another player (along with the free repairs) for at least 75% of it's base value.

Third place will be awarded a Nightsky NGS-4S (and 1 Fame)

Second Place will be awarded an Axman AXM-1N (and 2 Fame)

First place will be awarded a Penetrator PTR-4D (and 3 Fame)

OOC:  Think of this event as an IROC race.  Everyone gets the exact same mech and it is all about the skill and the luck.  You will still get all cash, CP and fame awards like a regular match.  the commandos have CASE, so it will be highly unlikely that someone actually dies in one of these. 

Idea for this event was in two parts.
1st how to fit in a quick game with all 13 of us on one table.  Having mechs with 56 points of armor that can deal 26 per turn just shooting should be quick.  They also have the Steiner light engine, so 2 engine internals in each of the side I said...quick.

2nd was to Throw some "Free repair" mechs out there.  Think of them as improved fallback mechs for later in the campaign.  These mechs are also a field leveler, where they help the lower players, but willnot be used by the top players.  I see only the Penetrator being an "End Game" mech, where the other two are nice, but the XL engines will have them looking for better mechs.

There will be other "Challenge events" down the road with other "Challenge award" mechs that have free repairs tied to them.

Olympiad Schedule

September (16th, Friday)
#5A - Ishiyama (Random 4-5 Players)
#5B - Hartford Gardens (Random 4-5 players)
#5C - Factory (Random 4-5 Players)

#6 - Coliseum (13 players) *First time on map

October (14th, Friday)
#7 - Commando Challenge - (House Steiner sponsored) at Coliseum (All players given a Commando CMD-7S for this match, no repairs at end, Coliseum setting, walls can only go up to level 2).  Steiner Mechs (with free repairs for the remainder of the campaign) awarded for top three, Cash for bottom 3.  See Commando Challenge post for details.

#8 - The Jungle (13 players) *First time on map

November (11th, Friday)
#9 - Wasp / Stinger challenge - Devils Bath.  All players can take any Wasp / Stinger 20 ton Mech from their faction list.  Free of charge and free repairs.  Top three get Full repair Davion mechs.  1st out gets 4 Mil, rest get 2 mill.

#10 -Survivor Series @ Hartford Gardens (13 Players)
Divy teams into  Four  roughly equal teams depending upon the number of players, (12 = 4 lances, 13 = 2 Lances, 1 Star) - Team is eliminated when last mech of that team is eliminated.  Team gets awards.  See Survivor Series post for details on match.

December (9th, Friday)
#11 Assassin! - You are given one target and must eliminate only that target.  When you eliminate your target that players target as your new target.  Will assign targets in order so that it is one big "loop" and all the other players will have to have been eliminated before you get yourself as a target.   (Factory Map)

January (13th, Friday)
Final event...
#12 -Royal Rumble! - Coliseum - Random assignment First two contestants enter on turn #1, then either every turn or every other turn a new mech enters (to be determined, every turn might be too soon for mechs to be eliminated, every other might take too long...turn 12 for last mech entering or turn 23).
Entrants randomly roll their entry point before the start of the turn, when the walls move.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Match Odds, Battle #5A, #5B and #5C

Odds makers have been at it again folks.  Here is the way they figure the three battles that are Round #5 shaping up.  Looks like the Awesome's hold a pretty big advantage in their matches.  Couple of wild cards out there where some late entries could throw the odds all off.