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Jeff Shue
Jeff Shue Sep 11 '17

A few of us have been talking about doing a Red Thunder campaign starting in October.  Atlantis has the campaign set.  I was thinking of trying for a 15 or 22 October start date.  That would give us enough time to get organized and folks to get their armies together.  For points we were thinking of 100 point battles. 

Thoughts?  Interest?

I'll be playing Soviets.

Ian Birdwell
Ian Birdwell Sep 11 '17
I'm down for a little red on blue action just so long as I don't have to run it! 

I'm cool with 100 Points too, but I think if we have a host of people coming into team yankee we may want to make it a little more of an escalation format. 

Regardless, sign me up for the good ol' US of A. 

The Forum post is edited by Ian Birdwell Sep 11 '17
Pete Desnoyers
Pete Desnoyers Sep 12 '17
I'm in and playing for the RED team
John Birdwell
John Birdwell Sep 12 '17
Jeff I also have one of those packs. And I will be playing East Germans. However, since some of us do not have an entire force of 100 points maybe we should start at 50 and work our way?
Bill White
Bill White Sep 12 '17
I say do the points battle by battle depending on who shows up with what on each Sunday. Some people want to play 100 pts, they play 100 pts. Others want or only have 50 and they play 50 point games, etc.... As far as running it, we can just use the map to keep track of the progress. Mike can dole out the pins : ).
Jeff Shue
Jeff Shue Sep 13 '17
I was sort of thinking along the same lines as Bill.  Also there is nothing stopping us from doing a doubles game to get to the 100 points.  Pairing up a new player with an experienced one my be a good learning experience.
James Copeland
James Copeland Sep 13 '17
I have 84 points of Brits... and by Sunday should be able to get to the 100 pt 
Bill White
Bill White Sep 14 '17
I have some new MSR's! 

Jeff Shue
Jeff Shue Sep 26 '17

I borrowed the Firestorm: Red Thunder rules from the store and took a look at them.   The rules are pretty simple. 

Essentially the campaign is three rounds of 5 games each. Round 1 is Soviets attack, round 2 is Soviets attack on a 3+, round three is Soviets attack on a 4+. Mission is based on whether the defender decides to counter-attack or conduct a static defense and a dice is rolled for the precise mission.

I think we should shoot for 100 point games.  If someone doesn't have that much we could do a 2v1 or 2v2.  For those games I'd say we go with 60 points per player.

Right now it looks like we have the following players:

Soviet- Me and Pete

East German- John?

US - Ian and Bill

Austin - Brit

West German - Tom?

Am I missing anyone?

Figure 2 weeks per round. Would a 15 October start date work with everyone?  

The Forum post is edited by Jeff Shue Sep 26 '17
Ian Birdwell
Ian Birdwell Sep 26 '17
I think Dan was hoping to play during red october
Dan ONeil
Dan ONeil Sep 27 '17
Yeah sign me up... not sure which army I will use yet but ill figure it out
Pete Desnoyers
Pete Desnoyers Sep 27 '17
Cool Jeff, smart move grabbing the books, and yep, Oct 15th works for me.

Jeff Shue
Jeff Shue Sep 27 '17
Sorry Dan.  I knew I was missing someone.

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