Friday, March 17, 2017

DOWNLOADS: Ravenfeast

In case something should happen to the main website, all the current files for playing Ravenfeast are available here.





Ravenfeast Rules

Sample Viking List

Weregeld (Coins)

Burning Down the House Rules

Rune Cards


<< END 123 >>

DOWNLOADS: Sunder the Stars

In case something should happen to the main website, all the current files for playing Sunder the Stars are available here.




Sunder the Stars Rules Version 2

Sunder the Stars Fleet Cards

Sunder the Stars Terrain

Sunder the Stars Installations

Sunder the Stars Writer's Block (Random Event Cards)  

Failure of Discourse (Fall Out 2014 Convention Game)

 
<< END 122 >>

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DOWNLOADS: Meka Tac - Giant Stompy Robots Edition



In case something should happen to the main website, all the current files for playing Meka Tac - Giant Stompy Robots Edition are available here.


Meka Tac - GSRE Core Rules

MEKA TAC - GIANT STOMPY ROBOTS EDITION 2.0

MEKA TAC – GSRE: QUICK REFERENCE SHEET

MEKA TAC – GSRE: COUNTERS


MEKA TAC - GSRE: ACTION CARDS

MEKA TAC - GSRE: STRATEGIC SUPPORT CARDS 

MEKA TAC - GSRE: PILOT SKILL CARDS

MEKA TAC – GSRE: MISSION CARDS

META TAC - GSRE: BLANK MECH DESIGN SHEET 4 X 6

META TAC - GSRE: BLANK MECH DESIGN DOUBLE SHEET 

MEKA TAC - GSRE: ONE PAGE CAMPAIGN RULES

MEKA TAC - GSRE: PILOT CAMPAIGN SYSTEM

MEKA TAC - GSRE: PILOT RECORD SHEET

MEKA TAC - GSRE: SUPPLEMENT NUMBER ONE

MEKA TAC - GSRE: RUMBLE IN THE RUBBLE CONVENTION GAME 


MEKA TAC - GIANT STOMPY ROBOTS EDITION 1.0


Meka Tac - GSRE may be played on an open table with terrain.

MEKA TAC - GSRE: HEXLESS (open table with terrain)

MEKA TAC - GSRE: HEXLESS QUICK REFERENCE SHEET

MEKA TAC - GSRE: HEXLESS 3" BLAST TEMPLATE


Mech Cards (Hexless) - JPGs to be printed on 4x6 or 3x5 cards. 

Meka Tac - GSRE: Black Star Mechs

Meka Tac - GSRE: Red Star Mechs


Meka Tac - GSRE: White Star Mechs

Meka Tac - GSRE: Gladiator Mechs

Meka Tac - GSRE: Recovery Mechs
 



Gladiator bout in a maze.


Notes and Ramblings

MEKA TAC - GSRE: GLADIATOR CAMPAIGN NOTES


Converted Stats

BT IS 3025 to MT  

 
A Meka Tac - GSRE city fight at Cold Wars 2016
A 4' x 8' battlefield on a 5' x 12' table.

There were 8 players, and 16 mechs. Good times.


<< END 121 >>

Monday, March 14, 2016

Meka Tac – Giant Stompy Robots Edition Game at Cold Wars 2016


<< Convention Game >>

There will be a Meka Tac – GSRE game at HMGS-E Cold Wars this week! 

F: 247 Giant Stompy Robots - Rumble In The Rubble

Your second chance to play the full-on, giant, stompy robot city battle that was sold-out at Fall In!


 

Scheduled for Friday, March 18th, at 1pm. It’ll be an 8-player game, two mechs per player (up to 16 mechs on the table), and with all the bells and whistles: action cards, strategic support cards, pilot skills, and mission cards. It will be open table with terrain – both town and country - but could just as easily been played on hex maps. Rules will be taught. 




For more information:

Meka Tac – Giant Stompy Robots Edition at Fall In!
– Also explains the contents of a sample mech sheet.


Meka Tac – GSRE: the Game – An introduction to the rules. 

Meka Tac – GSRE: Building a Mech – An example of mecha building.

Chrysaor. Not-a-Marauder. - Start here to preview some of the mechs at the game.


<< FREE STUFF!!! >> 

The current version of Meka Tac – Giant Stompy Robots Edition is available IN THE DOWNLOADS SECTION, in the GIANT STOMPY ROBOTS portion of rivetsandsteam.com as well as PDFs of all the cards and counters, quick reference sheets (QRS) and other resources. A second edition is in the works.


<< END 120 >> 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Updated! Meka Tac: GSRE - 6mm/1:285/1:300/2" Mapless QRS Mk 2 & New Pilot Record Sheet!

Battleaxe in the open - with the expected results.
Woefully out of production Battledroids
figure.
 

In the  DOWNLOADS  section of  GIANT STOMPY ROBOTS  you will find the newly updated Meka Tac: GSRE quick reference sheet mark 2 for open table games with 6mm/1:285/1:300/2" mecha miniatures, and the new pilot record sheet to track your pilot's career. And, of course, they're FREE!

The quick reference sheet is what will be used at Fall In!



<< END 119 >> 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Titan.

<< The Mech >>

“Titan 522”, a mech size 12 + 2 unit for the O.A.S.F.
Ogre (24594), by Reaper Miniatures.
Height: 52mm.


  
<< Prep >>

  • Parts washed.
  • Flash removed/mold lines filed down.
  • Joints were drilled and pinned for final assembly after the majority of painting was completed.
  • Mounted the legs on a 29mm hex cut from 1/8” MDF.
  • The top of the base was spackled with light-weight, dry joint compound, and filed smooth after drying.


<< Painting >>

  • Masked the joint areas with tape or poster tac.
  • Everything primed grey.
  • Neutral grey – primary structures.
  • Sky grey – secondary structures.
  • Red - front hex edge of base.
  • Black - back hex edge of base and sensor blister.
  • Earth – rest of base.
  • White – ID number on back hex edge of base.

Once most of the painting was finished, the tape and poster tac masking the joints were removed, the mech was assembled, and touch-up paint applied as needed. 

Decided the decals (white stars and vehicle numbers from I-94 Enterprises) were going to be placed on the top of the torso and the front of the legs, so some clear enamel was painted on those spots. This gave a good base for the decals to set against. Think of it as a surface being primed before painting. After the enamel dried, the water-slide decals were carefully cut, soaked in water, and then applied. Another layer of clear enamel was painted over the decals once they were dry to lock them in. 

After everything was dry, the entire miniature was dipped in 1:12 minwax ebony to clear polyurethane mix. Once dry, clumps of green and olive foliage were glued with PVA (white glue) directly to the base, then a mix of fine flock to cover the rest of it – made sure to have kept the edges of the base clear. A couple light sprays of clear matt sealer took the edge off the dip’s gloss and sealed in the flocking.


<< De-blistering >>

Ogre (24594), part of the CAV: Strike Operations range available from Reaper Miniatures. 

What you get: 5 pieces – legs, torso, left/right arms, and the center-line gun. The waist and arms were pegged, providing some poseability. All parts were drilled and pinned together to strengthen the model's joint for tabletop use. No surprises during assembly.

Produced by Reaper Miniatures, and currently being released as part of Reaper’s 3rd edition CAV: Strike Operations. The miniatures are scaled for 10mm, not the more common 6mm/1:300/1:285, but works fine for a top end of the scale large mech.


<< Meka Tac – GSRE >>


Stat sheet for play on an open table with terrain.
The weapon ranges are in inches.
Designed to print on 4” x 6” or 3” x 5” index card.
 


The “Titan” was a large siege/fire mecha. Intended as an O.A.S.F. (a.k.a. “White Star” forces) installation defender or city destroyer, it was also deployed as a roadblock, and, occasionally, in ambush. It was a lumbering brute, with the 20 points of supplemental armor (denying early critical hits) on top of its 120 mech hits lowing the already slow 6 move points down to a mere 2. Its positioning at the start of a battle was paramount, because it wasn't going to get anywhere anytime soon. 

The Titan elicited one of two responses from the enemy: avoidance or fire magnet. It could always bring at least 2 of the 3 siege guns loaded 6 rounds of 4d6 damage and artificial intelligence (AI) +1 bonus to the attack roll (+1 TH) ammo on to any target before it, so closing to make contact was a risky proposition. Taking a Titan down was a labor intensive, time consuming, and costly proposition, so it was, on occasion, simply best to stay out of its 32-inch field of fire - until it ran out of ammunition.


<< Links >> 


I-94 Enterprises – Decals.

The current version of Meka Tac – Giant Stompy Robots Edition game is available IN THE DOWNLOADS SECTION, of the GIANT STOMPY ROBOTS section of rivetsandsteam.com as well as PDFs of all the cards and counters, quick reference sheets (QRS) and other resources. And, yes, it’s FREE!
 
A portion of the Giant Stompy Robots Forum has been set aside for discussing Meka Tac! Please stop by and post your questions, after action reports, and photos of your games!


<< END 118 >>

Monday, October 19, 2015

Meka Tac – GSRE: One Page Campaign Rules

Mauler in the wild.
Out of production figure from Mekton II.

 

In the  DOWNLOADS  section of  GIANT STOMPY ROBOTS  you will find the new one page campaign rules! Designed for use with the Meka Tac: GSRE Mission Cards or your preferred scenario generator. Including rules for logistics and pilot advancement. One. Page. And FREE!


<< END 117 >>