The PXH-1b Conundrum

  • Crusader Kings II Expansion Subscription

    Subscribe to the CK II Expansion and enjoy unlimited access to 13 major expansions and more!


  • Paradox Space Exploration Sale has arrived! Up to 75% off

    How's the space on your hard drive? Paradox wants to challenge your galaxy brain with a great selection of space exploration games - and they're all on sale for some very down-to-earth prices! The sale runs from May 4th until May 10th at 17:00 CEST / 08:00 PDT.


    May 4th - May 10th
  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

Sigil

Captain
11 Badges
Feb 28, 2018
323
22
  • Stellaris
  • BATTLETECH
  • Age of Wonders III
  • BATTLETECH - Beta Backer
  • BATTLETECH - Backer
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • BATTLETECH: Flashpoint
  • BATTLETECH: Season pass
  • BATTLETECH: Heavy Metal
I've played so much BT that I've begun designing my own Flashpoints to challenge myself. In the process, I have found there is no mission, or series of missions, that I can create that can defeat a team that includes at least one PHX-1b. It's ability to jump vast distances and one-shot backstab even the heaviest 'Mechs in the game at the rate of one a round just breaks everything.

The best I have been able to do is to implement contracts, or a series of contracts, with either a Minimum 'Mech of tonnage of 60 or a Maximum 'Mech tonnage of 40.

Has anyone found a way to stop these monsters short of simply blacklisting them from the game?
 

Amechwarrior

General
9 Badges
Feb 23, 2018
1.850
133
  • BATTLETECH - Backer
  • BATTLETECH - Beta Backer
  • BATTLETECH - Initiate of the Order
  • BATTLETECH
  • BATTLETECH: Flashpoint
  • BATTLETECH: Season pass
  • BATTLETECH: Heavy Metal
You might want to try going in the opposite direction. Make a mission where you have to test how far you can push your PHX-1b alone vs some absurd number of enemies or some mission type where it needs to be in two places at once.
 
  • 2Like
Reactions: