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  1. Big Sal

    AG - Introduction and Discussion

    Haha, I guess I'll be buying that set!
  2. Big Sal

    AG - Introduction and Discussion

    Hi to anyone who's still following this topic! I'm not going to be involved in AG2 as staff, but I've been helping out a bit with the setup this morning after what seems like a long time away and it reminded me of how much fun AG1 was, and that I never posted a goodbye when it ended! So just wanted to say thank you to everyone who played or contributed to AG1 - I had a really great time with you all! Your builds and feedback pushed me to improve my skills far more than I would have otherwise, so thank you all very much! I don't have much time for building currently, and I'm not sure I'll be able to participate much in AG2. But Sal and Chief Accountant Long will definitely be back one day
  3. Big Sal

    AG - Introduction and Discussion

    Sorry for the delay in scoring this week - it was my fault!
  4. Big Sal

    AG - Rules and FAQ

    Hi Crabster! 1. No! 2. Yes! 3. That's too many questions, you're banned! There won't be any banning from AG for honest mistakes Feel free to ask about anything you're not sure of EDIT: Kodan is banned for posting before me
  5. Big Sal

    AG - Introduction and Discussion

    Sorry everything was late again - I've posted the week 72 scores and the week 73 scores should be posted soon. Note that the map now shows the week 74 fleet positions, but usually we wait until the previous week's scores are done before updating the map with the scores and fleet movements all at one. Bob almost always posts the current fleet positions in this thread on Monday, so please remember to check here for fleet positions before planning/posting your builds for the week.
  6. Big Sal

    AG - Introduction and Discussion

    Really behind, sorry! Just posted them Fleet positions don't seem to be changing on the map though, so it seems I've probably broken the internet again
  7. Big Sal

    [M - G05] Fugitives Pt 3

    Location: G05 Jen's Star Tags: Spying, Military building Previously... ...and back in those days you really knew everyone. I mean, you'd never get this situation here where I'm walking two people I've never seen before to the weapons tower. I mean, for all I know, you could be MANTIS spies. Err... Yeah, those were the days. Back when Octan really was the friendly corporation. I'm talking about before we came to this galaxy. What was wrong with the old galaxy, that's what I'd like to know. I don't hold with this GATE travel nonsense. Don't understand how it works. Don't want to know either. What was I talking about? Um... Oh yes, the old days. Yeah, it was much better back then. I'm talking about before we bought Explorien. Why are you wearing that shirt anyway, young lady? It's quite strange behaviour. Yes, it is strange. The sort of thing that attracts attention, as I keep telling her. And I told you that I'm not going to wear anything with an Octan logo on it. I'd rather stick a catcus up my- What's that? Speak up! That's the trouble with young people these days, always muttering and wearing 'retro' clothes. If you ask me, it was much better in the old days. Anyway, here we are. Oh boy, that is a big gun. Yes, that will do nicely. What's that? Of course, we didn't need all this weaponry back in my day. People respected each other back then. I'm talking about before all that business with Blacktron- Wait, how old are- Don't interrupt me, young man. That's the trouble with you young people, you're always in such a hurry. Well, now that you mention it, we are in a bit of a hurry, so if you could just give us the access codes and be on your way... Yes, yes, hold on. You know, those youngsters back at base treat me like some old relic, but whenever the navigation systems go down it's always me who has to go on the long walks to the outposts. Those whippersnappers couldn't find their ways out of a paper bag. It is odd how often the navigation systems go down though... I seem to end up spending a lot of time walking out here on my own. Yeah, I wonder why... I guess technology just isn't as reliable as it was in my day. I'm talking about before we left the solar system. Oh, come on! There's no way you're- Listen old man, are you going to give us those codes or what? Alright, alright. Now there's a droid on the roof you'll have to work with... Oh, don't worry, she's great with robots. Now I just have to find which pocket I put the codes in... I'm not supposed to write them down, but my memory isn't what it used to be. Back in the old days I had the best memory around. I'm talking about before we- Oh, that does it! I'm starting to think I should have taken my chances with S.P.I.D.E.R... Thanks for reading! C&C welcome! Photography was a bit rushed, but oh well. There's a close up of the roof in the spoiler.
  8. Big Sal

    AG - Introduction and Discussion

    Bob forgot to mention that the bonus for building on the homeworlds has been removed also.
  9. Big Sal

    AG - M.A.N.T.I.S. Training Camp

    All my credits to StarHawk3 please
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    [M - G07] Fugitives Pt 2

    Thanks for the kind words everyone You're right that stealing the mech would count as piracy, but since MANTIS/I don't get any bonuses for piracy, I didn't bother to tag it with that. It's a spying build because they're gathering information, in this case the location of the top-secret Octan outpost.
  11. Big Sal

    [M - G07] Fugitives Pt 2

    Location: G07 Hennigan II Tags: Land vehicle, spying Previously... Just admit it, you're lost. I'm not lost! I'm just not exactly sure where we are, or where the Octan outpost is. But the woods seem to end over there, so let's head that way. Ah hah! Told you! That's a guy in a mech, not an outpost. Yeah, but I'm the master of natural charm and quick wits. I bet I can smooth talk him into telling us where the outpost is. And then we can download those maps we need. Follow my lead... Greetings fellow employee! Ssssshhhhhhhhhhhh! Can't you see I'm catching butterflies?! Oh... yeah... obviously. Errr.... why? I'm after the rare black-bodied orange-wing! It only emerges from deep in the woods for a few days each autumn! That doesn't really answer my question... But anyway, we're just a couple of Octan workers who have lost our way - could you point us in the direction of the top-secret outpost? What am I, stupid? You're quite obviously M.A.N.T.I.S. spies! Every Octan employee on Hennigan II knows how important catching the rare black-bodied orange-wing is! Listen you- Uh, Long? There's something on your head... Oh wow! It's the rare body orange... black... thing! That you were talking about! Don't be an idiot. If a real rare black-bodied orange-wing was on your head, you'd know about it. Trust me. No, I think this really is one! Maybe it's like a baby or whatever! Ugh, fine, I'll have a look, just to shut you up. Now Long! Get him! What the- So much for smooth talk. Hey, it worked didn't it? And now we have an Octan disguise AND a mech. And sorry guy, but unless you want a real beating from Long here, you'd better tell us where the outpost is. sniff... fine, it's due north, about ten minutes in the mech. You M.A.N.T.I.S. folk really are mean and nasty. Yeah, yeah. Say, what's that noise? Butterflies! We need to run! Ooh no, I'm sooo scared of some butterflies! Er, Sal? I think he might be right... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh! A rare black-bodied orange-wing! I'm starting to think I should have taken my chances with S.P.I.D.E.R... Thanks for reading! C&C welcome! Those with long memories may recognise this as an homage to shmails' awesome build from week 2, where he came up with the great design for the giant butterflies. More pics in the spoiler.
  12. Big Sal

    [M-B06] Sky Sabre

    I have to add even more praise for the cockpit! The shaping and greebled underside is also great
  13. Big Sal

    [O-H04] The Pantsuit

    Nice choice swapping out the traditional Octan red for pink! I think I'd like to see an official Friends Octan set that did the same thing, just for the outrage it would probably cause Great use of the doors on the back and feet too!
  14. Big Sal

    AG - Introduction and Discussion

    Welcome Henjin! I love that display base!
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    [O - H04] Nevermind

    I guess this is an exploring robot, but I prefer to believe it's designed to headbutt its way out of danger