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  • #16


    Also a few good spinoffs from the series

    A pleasure to play, though at first we did keep 'skidding' off the map table until we got the hang of inertia
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Khryses View Post


      Also a few good spinoffs from the series

      A pleasure to play, though at first we did keep 'skidding' off the map table until we got the hang of inertia
      Yeah, it can be a nightmare if you mess up. Of course, such a thing never happens to my ships.
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      • #18
        The (rather steep) learning curve has allowed us to 'pull a Harrington' against far more powerful but far less experienced opponents (*cough*HonoroftheQueen*cough*).

        Particularly when you start manoeuvring in the 3rd dimension, and the other guy gets this slightly horrified look of betrayal...
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        • #19
          Damn, now I'm getting nostalgic. I really must go and dust it off when I get home and then go find some vict- players. :evil:
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          • #20
            Peeps (and others) may find this interesting.
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            • #21
              I love them, but I'm unable to figure out my favourite bit;

              In , 'Honour of the Queen,' (sorry, I always mentally correct the spelling) where her own Light Cruiser and a Destroyer engage a Havenite Battlecruiser to protect a people who despise her - simply because there's no-one else.

              The duelist/assassin raising his weapon and deciding to put his first shot in the centre, 'Command Star,' above her left breast when.....

              The way she deals with this piece of sh*t before going on to give that ^%$$%$^^&& Young exactly what he deserves make very interesting reading.
              Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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              • #22
                I think my all time favorite bit was in On Basilisk Station, and she's in the lift with Klaus Hauptmann, and he's just "threatened" her family.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Naffenea View Post
                  I think my all time favorite bit was in On Basilisk Station, and she's in the lift with Klaus Hauptmann, and he's just "threatened" her family.
                  I like that character too. He was a pompous ass at first but he really developed into a good character later in the series.
                  If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Acheron View Post
                    Not quite. I also read the first book and while entertaining it didn't sell the series to me. I simply didn't like how so many other characters were facing about how awesome the protagonist is, several subordinates and even at least one enemy being in awe of her, I thought it overdone. I got the feeling that the author was more in love with Miss Harrington than I could ever be. The protagonist having a slightly psychic cat is a starship-sized warning sign.

                    Ironically I quite like the Lost Fleet series, where the protagonist is actively idolized by many. It didn't tick me off, first because the PoV never shifts from the protagonists so we get all the adulation second-hand, and second it is presented as not such a good thing, with the protagonist being very uncomfortable with it. Or maybe I am just an evil chauvinist who cannot stand a story featuring a woman in command, like all the others who didn't love Star Trek Voyager.
                    The Lost Fleet? Isnt' that the one with Dauntless, Fearless, etc.? I liked that better than Honor Harrington series, although truth be told I liked the earlier part of the HH series much better than the latter part when she became too much of a superheroine for my taste.
                    "We have no white flag."

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by GMan88 View Post
                      The Lost Fleet? Isnt' that the one with Dauntless, Fearless, etc.? I liked that better than Honor Harrington series, although truth be told I liked the earlier part of the HH series much better than the latter part when she became too much of a superheroine for my taste.
                      That's the one.

                      I agree with you on the earlier Harrington books being the best (Honor of the Queen ftw!).
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                      • #26
                        My review of Honor Among Enemies
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