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At the close of Artemis Armada IV the TSN fleet was besieged by the dreaded Kralien Inquisitor class battlewagons. During the war that followed TSN crews and their Arvonian allies developed the tactics needed to defeat this nemesis.

In preparation for Artemis Armada V we will release mission scripts representing the scenarios the TSN ran to train its crews. We encourage crews to download the scripts as they are released and practice with them in the coming months.

The first training script is done and needs to be tested. Testing will take place the evening of Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Critical Hit Games in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

If the mission script passes the test it will be released soon thereafter.

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After Action Report:

Our highly experienced TSN crew got slaughtered. The training exercise was intended for a TSN Dreadnought with two fighter pilots but unfortunately we didn't have enough players to field the fighters. The Dreadnought crew never got close to winning so I suspect that those two fighters would not have tipped the balance.

I will update the exercise to give the players more firepower. Stay tuned.

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Now I REALLY want to play it.
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Sorry i couldn't make it last night. Daughter's birthday. I will make sure to be available for the next one.
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It is time once again for Artemis night at Critical Hit Games! This Thursday evening I will bring the latest version of the Training Mission to playtest. I hope to get the balance right this time.

I have also been working on the Arvonian version of poker, tentatively called Mala-Mala. If there are four players to spare I may ask them to play a hand or two to see if the betting system works.

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Any chance of getting a copy of said training mission? I'd love to run my crew through that, especially the ones that are going to be first time Armadaians (come and rock me Armadaians).
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Any chance of getting a copy of said training mission? I'd love to run my crew through that, especially the ones that are going to be first time Armadaians (come and rock me Armadaians).


Of course there is a chance! I will release each of the mission scripts as soon as they work as intended. At the last Critical Hit test the first script worked in as much as it had no bugs, but the players were overwhelmed and destroyed 100% of the time. I have re-balanced it and will get it tested Thursday night at Critical Hit. If it looks like the players stand a chance I will release it immediately.

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Sadly we didn't have enough experienced players to test the mission, which should be pretty much impossible for newbies.

Nevertheless we did successfully playtest my Arvonian poker game mala-mala. That game is coming along nicely.

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I dont know when  my group will get to try it, Ictiber is busy for most of us, but I wpuld love to give it a shot if you want to email it to me or something.
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Sadly we didn't have enough experienced players to test the mission, which should be pretty much impossible for newbies.

Nevertheless we did successfully playtest my Arvonian poker game mala-mala. That game is coming along nicely.


Looks like we are gonna have to wait till the chili cook off to test it out.
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We may be testing the final (?) version of the practice script tonight at Critical Hit Games in Cleveland Heights. Everyone is invited.
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Just in time for the weekend, here is the training mission for crews to fight the dreaded Kralien Inquisitor. The brass at TSN command are counting on your crews to use this training exercise to develop the tactics to destroy the Inquisitors.

At Artemis Armada V you will fight a lot of these.

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Woohooo! Cant wait to try it out!
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It should be working correctly now.

The reason it crashed at the Artemis testing party was a simple typo in the file path if the players won.

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