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    2019 OFCC Date Announcement

    The date for the 2019 OFCC will be August 16th - 18th We are returning to the Hilton Vancouver for another year! Expect additional event details in future posts.
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    New hobby work area

    Finally getting around to setting up my new hobby work space. Still waiting on my third paint rack and currently building a second work bench to give me more space so it's still very much a WIP but here's a picture of it in its current state.
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    Thanks for OFCC 2017

    Hey all, I just want to say thanks for the great time at OFCC this year, this was my first year there as a player and it definitely met my expectations. Some great games and memories to carry on till the next one.
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    Lord Hanaur

    Fundraiser for Fluger

    Wow, OK... That's pretty heavy. I'll run a fund raising tournament. Starting on that now.
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    In the grand world of the game, there are many ways to play and many places to play. Some people prefer the garage with their good friends. Some like to push the limit of the rules to face stomp their opponents. At Ordo, we like sportsmanship and hobbists. We don't mind losing, but we want it to be a fun game at the hands of an opponent we would gladly play again. We want community builders, not hobby killers. If our style is not yours, go create your own community. We've spent almost 18 years making this one. When you have run over a decade of 40 man tournaments, let us know what works for you.
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    Selling 3D Printed Paint Racks!!!

    Do you have lots of GW paint sitting around crying for organization? Then maybe you need one of these: Here are some feature of this paint solution Each layer holds 12 GW paint pots (newer style) All layers spin independently around the center The modular design allows for customized storage- 36, 48, 60 pots or more! The rack can be disassembled for easy transport and storage Spacers are included in the kit to accommodate various paint pot heights Here is what is included in the 3 Tier system: Here is a shot of spacers added to accommodate wash and contrast paints: How crazy can your solution be? Maybe not 10 Tier, but it has been tested 🙂 What will this cost? The base 3 Tier system (36 pots, perfect for the new Contrast line) is $30 Each additional level added to your rack is +$6 How do you order one? Please send me a PM to arrange your order. Once payment is received via PayPal, delivery will be arranged. Can this be shipped? Although the printed racks are durable, there is no current plan to ship these and will be limited to pickup only Will these be available at OFCC? After fulfilling preorders (which can be delivered at OFCC), I may have some for sale during the event. This is not guaranteed, so if you want to ensure availability then please order one. Do these hold other brands of paint? No, this solution is limited to the current GW paint pot (introduced in 2011) So, let me know if you are interested in my rack. 🙂
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    Home Safe

    Team D have all made it home safe and sound! I've seen a thank you thread that mostly seems to be oriented towards 9th Age, so I'm going to just put this here. I want to thank the HoG, the Ordo senators, and everyone who helped make this OFCC possible. It was laid-back, easy going, fun, and an absolute blast. In short, it was completely worth the trip out there and I can't wait to see everyone again next year!
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    The Uprising - Armies on Parade

    I only found out about the Armies on Parade event a couple of months ago, so I sort of had to get the base work in high gear. Ended up going with the Cityscape Genatorium Sector as most of the base with a few extra bits added. While I didn't medal, I did take "Best Painted" - so overall I'm happy! Front view - Iconward hoisting the colors over the Imperial Building loosely inspired by the Soviet flag raising over the Reichstag in 1945 Another view: More at the blog: https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2019/10/armies-on-parade-uprising.html
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    Dark Trainer

    WHOA, that happened at OFCC

    So I figured I'd start a thread about those awesome, shenanigan, memorable, or wild moments. Doesn't have to be about the game either (could just be a funny social situation, etc). Keep it positive, no griping or grumbling. My shenanigan: my game two was an EXCELLENT game against a great opponent. My shenanigan was being tabled turn 4, but placed all 6 of my objective markers too far away from him to get to using veil of darkness to teleport across the board to a corner in his deployment, we let the game run to turn 6 to see if he could make it, game ended before turn 7 and I won, even though I was tabled turn 4. The best part was both of us tried to advocate the other should win (Bryan helped settle rule as per the sheet). We laughed, and had a great time. Tell us your stories!
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    2017 OFCC 40K Team Scores

    Teams can only win a single award, and the order in which they are awarded is: Overall > Sports > Painting > Spirit Overall scores were ~50% Sports, ~25% Paint, and ~25% Spirit Note: Crusade Force Bartel and Kill! Maim! Beer! has last minute drops and were only scoring 3 players through the weekend
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    He's finished. I'm calling him Bobo. He enjoys eating beans and is very happy to slam Xenos with his new door shield.
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    OFCC 2019 40K Pictures!

    Here is a link to the 200+ pictures I took during the 2019 OFCC https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Jv6zp7BYexekaZaA We will see you for OFCC 2020 on July 24-26
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    Just Dusldorf things

    Haven't hobbied in a long time but am getting back into it since I found a quality & nearby 40k club in Brooklyn. Right now I'm building/painting/expanding my Vostroyans, which I tend to use as allies for Sisters, Inquisition, Deathwatch, etc. Today was also the first time I magnetized or pinned stuff, and I think it worked out really well: First up was a single ogre that I needed to be able to count as an Ogre Bodyguard (with all possible load-outs) or a counts-as Nork Deddog, depending on the situation. Here is Mr. Potato Ogryn: (Below is my Vostroyan version of Nork...the knife is a halberd from the Bretonnian men-at-arms kit.) (Below is how I'll run this model most of the time: as a hard-to-kill, close-combat-focused ogryn bodyguard.) Next were 10 Tempestus Scions, but I wanted to be able to run them as a command squad with 4 special weapons, or a squad of 10, or two squads of 5...you get the idea. Here they are as two separate squads, one with 2 plasma guns and the other with 2 hot shot volley guns: And here are the sergeants with their magnetized arms (I'm in the process of creating more, with pistol options and other stuff). To create the power mace / command rod, I removed the chainsword and pinned a 3rd-party Sororitas mace on top. Several models also needed new antenna on their armor after I broke them while scraping off mold lines, so I used the same pinning wire to replace those (for example, see the model on the far right in the first picture). Notice that every model has a custom shoulder pad with a V for Vostroya:
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    So this is all super exciting because In the last few days I have been exposed to a multitude of people who all have jobs that I would love to have. I stayed with someone in Tulsa and he and his roommate were aerospace engineers and their roommate was an analytic computer programmer. They told me about their jobs, gave me corn (which I suspect was only so they could all text me corny jokes as I am on the road, which as turned out to be hilarious). Great guys, gave me great camping suggestions and we watched hockey. So I get on the road from Tulsa headed to St. Louis and a rental car picks me up, turns out this fellow is a contractor who works for the food industry on evaluating if various locations are good for opening up a new location. So today he has let me shadow him all day and is basically teaching me how he dos his job. Its absolutely fascinating and the numbers and analytics are fascinating. I never thought Id end up job shadowing while hitchhiking. On another note I have had a whole slew of folks that have just opened up to me with their life stories. Which is absolutely amazing to hear. I have heard and counseled numerous strangers out of the blue. I really find it delightful to hear people's life stories and help them talk out their problems and troubles. One fellow, was just on his way back to work after proposing to a woman he had never dated. He had known her for years and for the past 3 of those god had been telling him that she was the one he was to marry. So a few months ago he dropped everything and proposed to her, she said yes and they are getting married may 5th. Also I am think about writing a D&D adventure where the party signs on to a ship but the captain keeps changing.
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    Nausicaa-themed Eldar Exodites

    Worked on the wardroth beetle today - it's going to be a grav tank. Either a fire prism, falcon or maybe even another night spinner.
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    New 40k edition

    Oh this is neat!
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    New 40k edition

    I don't know if it's just me but 8th reads like it's gonna be pretty 'killy' from the instant you start rolling dice. Shiz is gonna get real like Right Now. Makes me happy :)
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    Already built and primed. Grabbed a double handful of bits and it went together like a dream. Was aiming for a high-tech, automated weapon system kind of look. Really happy with how it shook out. Will figure out a color scheme tomorrow when I basecoat. Thinking maybe a pink with graffiti for the armored plates, gold and steel for metals.
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    Welcome to the 2017 OFCC 40K Team Event Players Guide! This post will outline everything you need to know to play in this year's 40K Team event. This is a 2 day, 5 round event on July 29th and July 30th. Although this is a team event, we will allow players who are not affiliated with a team to play as Mercenaries. As you read through this guide, you will notice that this event is not referred to as a tournament. OFCC is about focusing on the experience and not the outcome. There is nothing wrong with wanting to perform well and to celebrate victory, but if that is your sole motivator for playing at OFCC then you may be disappointed. List Building Restrictions: OFCC is about celebrating our hobby, demonstrating good sportsmanship, and playing fun games. Players are encouraged to bring armies that reinforce those values. This event is designed to encourage and reward players who embrace the experience. The army size must be no more than 2,000 points It can include any 40K units from any number of 40K approved Games Workshop or Forgeworld sources Age of Darkness (30K) rules and armies will not be allowed If there is a 30K unit with 40K rules, it can be used with the corresponding 40K rules Team Requirements: A team must contain 4 players One team member must be designated as the Captain Any player not affiliated with a team will be a Mercenary Event Specific Rules: This event will use the Games Workshop 7th Edition 40K rules and the Games Workshop official FAQ documents The 7th edition rules will be used as written with one exception: Untrusted Alliances - Battle Brothers will not be used, so the best interaction between factions in your army will be Allies of Convenience Different Space Marine Chapters are different factions Skitarii and Cult Mechanicus are one faction Inquisitors are exempt from this restriction and follow the normal Battle Brother rules What to Bring: Your painted and based army (see Painting and Basing Requirements) Dice, tape measure, templates A printed copy of your army list A deck of Tactical Objective Cards A good attitude and desire to have fun Painting and Basing Requirements: All models within OFCC armies must be fully painted and based Painting must include 3+ colors Effort must be made to transform or replace the bare plastic base Models that fail to meet the event minimum cannot be used during the event Models, Counts As and WYSIWYG: Games Workshop models are not required for this event Alternate models should reflect the same scale as the Games Workshop equivalent Weapon upgrades and certain model specific wargear should be represented on the equipped model It is impossible to outline all the examples, so here is a good rule to follow If a unit would be impacted by the removal of something equipped to a specific model (banner, special weapon, etc.) then it must be represented Proxies are not allowed in the 40K Team Event A proxy is a placeholder when you don't have an appropriate model to use Counts As armies are allowed during the 40K event with the following guidelines: Effort must be made to represent the model/unit in question Representation must be consistent across the army It is the responsibility of the player who bring a Counts As army to inform their opponent early and often about what is being represented Any specific questions or additional guidance should be directed to the 40K Head of Gaming (evil_bryan) List Rating and Matches: Every list will be rated against each other to determine which lists are more powerful than others List power levels will determine the games you will play Similar power levels will be matched against each other Winning will increase your power level, losing will decrease it Matches will be organized on a player versus player basis, not team versus team Awards: The Team Based Awards available this year will be: Best Painted Best Spirit Marshall Johnson Award (Best Sportsman) Best Overall There will also be Individual Awards available exclusively for Mercenaries: Best Painted Best Sportsman A note about Battle Scores and performance: Although we will not be awarding a Best General, we will be tracking battle scores and using performance to match players during the weekend Battle scores will be used to break ties in all award catagories Mission Types: Each mission will be a variant of the Maelstrom of War missions and require a deck of Tactical Objective Cards. We will be using a similar deck building and scoring mechanic as the Ordo Annihilation events. Each player must assemble a deck of 28 tactical objective cards Choose 28 of the 36 available cards for your deck Do not choose cards that are impossible for your army to score During the game, you can only automatically discard and redraw cards that are impossible to score based on your opponents army (i.e. no Fast Attack units) and NOT your army You can only use a single source for your deck (either the standard deck or ANY army specific deck, it does not need to match the army you are playing) If you do not have a Games Workshop printed deck (or one does not exist), you can custom build one for the event Scoring will occur every game turn and you will compare earned points. If you earned more points that turn: +2 If you earned equal points that turn: +1 If you earned less point that turn: +0 The game end when one (or both) players reach 7 points or when the last turn is completed. Event Scoring by Category: Each team will have the ability to earn points in each scoring category (Paint, Spirit, Sports) before the event AND during the event. The total points scored will determine team's position in each category and contribute to calculating the scores for Best Overall. Pre-Event Scoring: Each player/army that achieves one of the below items will score 1 point per completion. If all players on a team achieve the same item they will receive a bonus point. Painting: Photo Spread - Team post on the Ordo Forums with pictures of each army Early Screening - Display your army Friday evening for paint judging Spirit: Advanced Planning - List submitted for review before 6/1/2017 All In - Ticket purchased before 6/1/2017 Sportsmanship: Going Old School - Single Combined Arms Detachment from a single source with no flyers, super heavies, or gargantuan creatures No surprises - Team post on the Ordo Forums with information about your players and their army lists List Submissions: All army lists should be emailed to OFCC2017@gmail.com Army lists should include all units, wargear, corresponding points cost, and source(s) Make sure to identify yourself and your team within the email Captain's Responsibilities: Team Captains are the true heroes of OFCC, and greatly contribute to what makes this event a success. Team Captains will be asked to: Review the team's army lists and have them submitted on time Remind their team to purchase their event tickets Ensure the team meets OFCC painting and basing minimums Educate new players about the spirit of OFCC Questions: For any questions, please feel free to reach out to me in the following ways: Send a PM through the forums Reach out via Facebook Send an email to OFCC2017@gmail.com Stop by in person at WOW on a Tuesday night We look forward to seeing you in July!
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    AM 2k OFCC Lists

    My plan for anti-aircraft defense at OFCC is as follows: Fill opponent with beer. Hope he knocks them off table.
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    40K Book Play vs ITC Play

    No. It's not. We're all working adults with busy lives. Our hobby is awesome, but time consuming. So it has to take a back seat to work obligations, family commitments, community engagements, etc.. So when I do make time to play a game I have to respect my time and play in a way that I will enjoy. Because of I don't find fulfillment in the hobby then what's the point? And for me, being on the business end of a BS ITC soup army designed to put my opponent on a podium, and ruin my fun is not an example of respecting my time. That's a waste of my time; and I'm not interested in doing that anymore. I'm here for the beer and pretzels. For the lore and laughs. I spend hours painting my army because I LOVE telling fun, funny, stories on the table top with toy soldiers. Over the last year I've been able to make time for one full 40K match, and a handful of Kill Team matches. I had to cancel OFCC for work. So no, I don't have time to be someone's gaming punching bag. And no, it's not harsh to say, up front, "nope not interested".
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    Curious how many people completed the various achievements? Well, I was and since I had all the data it was just a matter of counting (...and counting and counting and counting.) 🙂 Below are the results of all of that counting! As it appeared on the form: Sorting by most to least popular:
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    Genestealer Cult in Progress

    More STUFF! This time it is the first squad of Brood Brothers. Uniform is Vallejo Russian Uniform with Reflective Green body armor (mirrors Soviet WW2 uniform and helmet colors). I'm using the new black contrast paint on the boots - makes life much simpler and looks great for table standard. Spent a fair amount of time on the autocannon - it's highlighted with AK 4BO Soviet Green modulation colors, then chipped, then oil streaked and pinwashed. I also added some barbed wire, spent shell casings, and a track link to the set up. Decals are from Scumb4g Kustoms. It's a really neat set with enough to do something like 5 or 6 units.
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    Update time! I now have the components to build two more copies of tile #1, and have moved on to designing a new tile layout. First, I needed to upscale one of the other storage tanks from the set. The larger tank has been scaled to 164% of the original Why 164%? I wanted it scale it to the other tank and used the integrated ladder for reference Speaking of scaling, I don't this little tank provides enough cover: This is much better! Picture for scale:
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    SpaceORK's Orks... n' other armies.

    Ehh... its "done". I see lots of other things I could finish up on this guy but it's good enough for table top.
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    "I call this the Destroy Alderaan Mix."
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    Jokes on me, 8th Ed Harlequins

    Up next will be the transport for the troupe plus a few more supporting characters. After that comes a Webway gate for funzies.
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    Guillermo del Toro, Sally Hawkins, and Doug Jones
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    Kill! Maim! Beer! has just become the first fully paid team for the 2018 OFCC 40K Team Event They have earned the award Roll For Initiative and their prize will be presented during OFCC weekend! Good job @Edosaurus Rex and team!!!
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    GW store coming to town

    That's fair. Someone should get a job there and secretly convince people to buy the Warhammer models to play 9th Age...
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    Had an opportunity to fight against 8th edition Tyranids last night and it was well worth it! I used my rockgrinder with demo charge to much better affect than against the primaris marines. Doing d3 damage totally grinded some warriors down into biomass. Speaking of warrriors, Deathspitters are awesome guns! Assault weapons plus a -1 AP gives them a big leg up over previous versions of them. Shrikes were also impressive. They still lack the ability to take a flying Warrior Prime with them. They are still fast as hell and were a huge boon in the Burn and Pillage scenario. In typical genestealer fashion, my squad charged and killed his Tyranid Prime (hole in the middle of the blue stealers). His squad (black and oragne) then came and ate my squad. Good times!
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    Getting there!
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    AoS Chaos Warriors of Slaanesh

    I preshaded these guys, but I inverted the location of the shade so in a broad sense they are lighter on the bottom than on the top. I figured this would present a more unnatural look to the minis: Then I used Badger Minitare Ghost Tint Magenta right over the top. I ended up laying down about 3 layers of this. The first layer looked pink, the send layer had a more lilac tint, but the 3rd finally had the rich magenta I was after. After it cured overnight I put on a layer of Future to seal it up, then I washed it with a 2:1 mix of Future/Vallejo Black Wash with a drop of Flow improver, being careful to not let the wash pool up. By laying down a gloss seal first and mixing gloss with the wash it prevents the wash from tinting the color I put down first, so it flows into the recesses. It also helps mitigate tide marks. I had tested this earlier and was satisfied with the results, but I'm very happy with the ratio for these guys. Much too shiny right now, but now I can work on the other metals by brush.
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    Hobby Station

    I just built this for my paint area
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    Blood Bowl Reroll Counters

    I wanted to make some models to represent rerolls as actual items useful to a team during the game. Once this idea took hold, I realized I would have to go full steam with eight different concepts even though no team ever stockpiles that many. Since more than four is rare, I decided that each one should get progressively more complex and harder to get. Reroll #1 is a simple barrel of oranges for the players to recharge with, while rerolls #7 and #8 are arcane and ancient lore items that only the most affluent of teams could attain. After the eight were ready, I remembered the Kickoff table could give you two more: Cheering Fans and Brilliant Coaching. No reason to stop now, so I made models for those, too. All of the Rerolls on display: Reroll #1 - Oranges! The easiest reroll for a team to get, a bit of refreshment on the sideline. Reroll #2 - A stack of extra playbooks. Chock full of the wisdom of Nuffle. Reroll #3 - The equipment bench. Extra gear, cleats, and the tools to fix them. Reroll #4 - Balls, balls, balls. Plain and spiky, and extra AIRE to inflate or deflate as required. Reroll #5 - Energy drinks. Nothing like a bit of the old Bugman's XXXX to get the players amped up for the game. Reroll #6 - Doc Bonesaw's mobile arms surgical hacker (M*A*S*H). Broken leg? Smashed hand? The doctor is in! Reroll #7 - The mysterious imp's potion of magicalness. You gotta be pretty desperate to seek out this little bugger. But what else could a Blood Bowl team be with seven rerolls? Reroll #8 - The ancient trophy. Saved from the dusty basement and restored to glory with a fresh coat of... eww, giant skin! Mind the blood as you parade this through the sideline to inspire your team. Cheering Fans - Nothing gets the crowd riled up like these energetic beauties. And nothing gets the players fired up like a crowd going crazy and chanting your team song like maniacs. Brilliant Coaching - When you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em. This guy can spot the hidden tendencies and slightest injuries to exploit in those pesky opposing players. If you would like to see more angles on these models, there are additional pics in my gallery:
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    Fundraiser for Fluger

    As a fundraiser, more ways to raise funds would be awesome $1 reroll a die $5 reroll a rerolled die $20 place a die that can be rolled down on any number Messing with the fate of others is more expensive : $10 force opponent to reroll a die $50 force an opponent to reroll a previously rerolled die. $100 have your opponent place a die down on any value you choose Army building: is 2000 points to restrictive buy points for your army at $1 per point can you buy a victory? Heck yes!!!!
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    So had a blast last week playing Josiah. Ended up getting tabled at the very end of the 5th. Think if I had been more aggressive with my Rievers instead of dropping them in and sitting on objective I might have fared better. But man oh man My Redemptor Dread was a beast. He never got to fire outside of overwatch be he held it down for 4 rounds I think? Smashing Bikers in the face! Im building a Primarus only successor chapter of Salamanders. Still working on the fluff, but I like the idea, plus chapter tactic is sweet. Color scheme is an Orange Fire with blue/black (secret weapon Tire Black if curious) Have a list built for every week and even one up to 2000 pts (though still need some models for that one) Pictures are all Work in progress jobs
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    New 40k edition

    100% agree. And I would add that 8th also has a check on MSU in the Fight Phase. Chargers going first does give the active player a huge advantage in the phase, but after that, things will get muddy if they play MSU. If that charge doesn't break the enemy, and all those multi-chargers get stuck in, then the next turn the opponent chooses the first combat. Their 1 unit can swing at 2-3 MSU before they have a chance to retaliate. Pretty inefficient exchange. That, and how easy multi-charges are to pull off, makes it kind of a do-or-die phase for MSU armies. In the shooting phase, splitting fire freely is also a counter to MSU, but I don't think that'll be as impactful.
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