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Boff

GC2 Post Game Thread

In order to keep all these in one place, I'm suggesting a thread. Post your stuff and froth here and lets try and keep it contained.

First, dear god why did Karkov resign as head MP? I felt my orders go up in smoke in my pocket as I realised that I was left to train Sammy Montague (IC name) as his replacement along with the rest of the MP Corps with its fresh in-take. I had planned to spend the event chilling in the 109th camp, protecting the command staff, training the troops and generally shooting gribblies. Karkov drops that on the General at the start of the deployment. I'm left teaching and training Military Police for the entire thing. To add insult to injury, I've had Adepts already threaten to ritualise my red beret. ¬¬

Second, I think the video output is going to be very limited. My camera was being a pain in the arse and kept shutting off randomly and I'm yet to go through the SD cards. That needs fixing for next event.

Word to the wise: don't be an MP. Particularly a senior one. Sammy and I spent most of the event chasing Riley for being a bit of a twat by dealing with Daemons. The rest of the corps even ended up almost playing 49k style commissars by grabbing potential deserters and broken troops, smacking them (LARP style) around the head and forcing them back on the firing line during the final fight. I will be honest, though: I am super, super proud of the MP Corps as they performed over the weekend. It's rare a group of green horns can step up that fast and become so competent in such a short space of time. I had to stop myself referring to them as 'my' MPs on so many occasions because they're not mine, they're technically Sammy's. Very Happy

Speaking of which: holy fuck were the One Bakkar scary during that pitched battle. Meeting them against that damned shield wall was terrifying - if I've got the video of those moments, I'll be so damned happy. Anyone know what that bloody great One Bakkar monster with the Amagos style armour was called? Damn thing floored me at one point so I dragged myself over the grass hacking at her legs and emptying 18s into her from the floor. Probably my most bad-ass moment and I'm hoping that's on film, too. Very Happy It wasn't Fayr but probably one of her favoured minions.

I'll add to this and probably throw in my Tumblr blog After Action report. I know josh4553 is probably AFK for personal reasons but I guess he'll pitch in as and when. Elime_rawne was certainly there and possibly one or two others. Smile

From a Nerf point of view, the player base is starting to warm up to proper foam combat. We're seeing a lot more upgraded blasters and the EAT is really, really prevalent. I forgot the correct battery for my Stryfe so my Rapidstrike saw extensive action through Saturday and Sunday with short controlled bursts followed by my axe to the opponent's chest. Very Happy
OldNoob

For camera fails, ditch the one you have and get a Möbius action/dash cam. Smaller, lighter and only £60.
Sounds like lots of fun was had again. Was the weather a problem?
Boff

It drizzled yesterday a tiny, tiny bit and we had a smattering of rain on Friday night but that was it. No weather problems otherwise. Very Happy
OldNoob

Did you run Falcons in the RS or put 3240's in it?
Also I am keen to know how well the "flapped" mag pouches performed.
Boff

The flapped magazine pouches performed admirably, as did the new tactical vest. I'll get a demonstration video once they're done drying. I had to wash my entire it because it turns out that living it for 3 days solid generates a smell even if the underlying user is cleaned every day. When the flap is tucked away, it acts fantastically as a pouch for 18s to the point where it eliminates the need for a dump pouch. Like all gear, you have to learn

I ran with Falcons in the end and it was awesome. 2 or 3 diodes (CarrierII did the upgrade so I forget) and it had very crisp fire control. I had a couple of fun moments where I just unloaded entire magazines into one of the big abominations to get the point across - especially when I was floored.
MarcusH

Boff flick me an email re camera. I have software that may help if its a card failure. If its a camera issue then Sad
Boff

It's a camera thing, it kept shutting off. I'm about to dig out the card reader to see what's what. Smile

EDIT: So I got some footage but it looks like VLC doesn't want to read it, any ideas?
MarcusH

Boff wrote:
It's a camera thing, it kept shutting off. I'm about to dig out the card reader to see what's what. Smile

EDIT: So I got some footage but it looks like VLC doesn't want to read it, any ideas?


What format is it shooting in firstly?. If you have clip durations then that's good , means that it's actually recorded something . However it's a bit concerning to me that VLC isn't opening it.

To stop this thread turning into tech support , I will email you anything I can think of.
Boff

Sure, I'll drop you an email with some details in a bit. I'll look into to the Mobius camera but I might need more radios.. Smile
Blue Sun Merc

My Stampede performed wonderfully (upgraded internals, 1500ma NiMH) apart from a couple of dart jam inspired motor wobblies that resolved with quick switch-it-off-and-on-again. No mag drop outs, no mags jammed in. And survived much launching of the owner into bushes or onto the dirt, and being quickly slung to go melee.

Much love to Old Noob for the upgrade and initial matte black (done slowly and properly on a dismantled blaster unlike my usual spray-it-all painting), she looks a little different now Razz

Gill / Tylar of the 23rd
OldNoob

Glad the beast is still swatting greeblies reliably. Get us a picture of your new additions to the paint?
Boff

Photos are now starting to go up from the awesome Ronnie Hall, the system's Official Photographer.

If you'd like an explanation of anything that's going on in any of the photos, let me know and I'll do my best to interpret. GC players, FOIP spoilers may follow.
4533josh

So, this event was rather fun. Luckily, my knee decided to get Sepsis right as the day was winding down on the Sunday, and so the only problem was getting home.
And yes, Boff. We will steal your Beret, and we will make it glowy and special.

On the Nerf side, I'm a fully melee character so not much was going on on that front. However, UKNW was awesome as always and solved an issue I was having with the RS 3534 build I've been working on to get my brother into the hobby. Subpar performance, but not as crappy as Boff's. I'll respond to the 3534 thread with actual data.

On the whole, I'm getting really frothed by GC, unlike before. Probably due to the fact that I'm actually interested in this character... If you can join up, do so. You won't regret it. E.g. I've written up a 3K word In-Character report that will never see players eyes, purely because it's part of my characters orders to report back.

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