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Field Manual: 3085
« on: 17 January 2012, 14:40:34 »
For our review of FM: 3085, head over here http://www.ourbattletech.com/2012/prodcuct-review-field-manual-3085/

Be interesting to see what others think.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #1 on: 17 January 2012, 17:16:04 »
Enjoyed reading the PDF. Can't wait to get my hands on a physical copy. O0 O0

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #2 on: 17 January 2012, 20:10:07 »
Does the Field Manuel actually state that the Shadow Divisions are gone? Or does it just raises question on their continuing whereabouts?
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #3 on: 17 January 2012, 21:18:02 »
Both no and yes.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #4 on: 18 January 2012, 09:46:34 »
For our review of FM: 3085, head over here http://www.ourbattletech.com/2012/prodcuct-review-field-manual-3085/

Be interesting to see what others think.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #5 on: 18 January 2012, 13:44:17 »
Good thing I rarely take to the tabletop. Like a good Lyran Social General, I try to never get my Class A's dirty.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #6 on: 18 January 2012, 16:18:44 »
Rats!

Though for the record I'm not a beer guy, rum and vodka are my typical poisons.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #7 on: 18 January 2012, 16:58:26 »
Then I shall ply you with rivers of our own Bundaberg Rum, or if you are lucky, with the demomic Dark and Stormy.
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« Reply #8 on: 18 January 2012, 17:17:18 »
Oooh! Sounds good!
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #9 on: 18 January 2012, 18:26:55 »
I am getting the impression that I just need to get the book when the Print Edition comes out (February?)
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #10 on: 18 January 2012, 18:30:16 »
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #11 on: 20 January 2012, 17:27:45 »
I like writers gave some personality to some of the regiments,  i like idea of the Second St. Ives Lancers having a Battalion named Cochrane’s Revenge.

I wish there was some word with Regulans about the Rolling Thunder and Green Monster Battlalion.  Has anyone spotted anything in the new about them?
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #12 on: 26 January 2012, 00:59:56 »
Does the Field Manuel actually state that the Shadow Divisions are gone? Or does it just raises question on their continuing whereabouts?

Jihad: Final Reckoning has a rundown of the fates and last known locations of all Word of Blake Militia units, including Shadow Divisions. Nothing has been seen from them since then.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #13 on: 26 January 2012, 04:50:11 »
I don't have a copy of FM:U handy, but I don't remember the names of regimental commanders being this, I dunno, irregular. Just looking at the names for, say, the AFFS deployments, it really reminds me of the random names MegaMek gives people.  Anyone else get that feeling?

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #14 on: 29 January 2012, 15:04:22 »
I like the way the RATs are set up in this. I think it makes more sense than there being five entirely distinct sets of gear for each house but instead, a gradient.


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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #15 on: 29 January 2012, 17:34:15 »
I wish they were able give the Republic more variants than the straight main line 'Mechs.  Having more what they did for the League states having their own unique designs if hitting certain roll.  I had half expected to see some of the Word of Blake  Protectorate militia 'Mech designs to be included in the lesser rolls, like Titan II which lacked alot of the WoB latest gadgets but stuff the Republic kept. 
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #16 on: 30 January 2012, 00:50:38 »
Remember that RATs are just a gameplay tool, and is restricted by the number of entries in the table. Espesially with a faction like the Republic of the Sphere which inherited equipment from most factions in the game.


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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #17 on: 30 January 2012, 18:07:05 »
Oystein.  Excellent work on the maps. Can't wait to see more of your work in the future.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #18 on: 30 January 2012, 19:42:38 »
I gave in and downloaded the PDF a couple of days ago....I've got to say that I am impressed with what I have read. Great job, guys.  O0
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #19 on: 31 January 2012, 14:24:14 »
Loved the RATs for sure

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #20 on: 29 March 2012, 17:31:17 »
has this come out in hard copy yet?

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #21 on: 29 March 2012, 17:48:53 »
has this come out in hard copy yet?

Yup.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #22 on: 30 March 2012, 06:30:49 »
I'm annoyed. Battlecorp hasn't shipped me mine yet.

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« Reply #23 on: 30 March 2012, 06:34:11 »
I'm annoyed. Battlecorp hasn't shipped me mine yet.

They are probably upset you don't use the "s" in their name.  :))
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #24 on: 30 March 2012, 07:53:38 »
They are probably upset you don't use the "s" in their name.  :))

They get there "s" back when I get my book.  ;)

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #25 on: 30 March 2012, 07:58:52 »
Sounds like a Capellan March standoff. I wonder who will blink first.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #26 on: 30 March 2012, 12:53:23 »
I'm annoyed. Battlecorp hasn't shipped me mine yet.

This is because Battlecorps believes that the release date is April.  I have a couple emails from them stating such and I couldn't convince them of the March 21st date.  I found this more than a tad annoying since I was hoping to have the book to read while I was on vacation.

On a more positive note my copy finally shipped out today from Battlecorps.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #27 on: 30 March 2012, 12:56:11 »
Got the same e-mail a short time ago, still they can't have the "s" back until its in my grubby paws.  ;D

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #28 on: 30 March 2012, 17:45:05 »
picked mine up from my FLAGS a few hours ago.... to bad the line for the Mega Millions was to long also...would have be a great two fer O:-)

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #29 on: 31 March 2012, 05:01:50 »
Love the troop disposition maps.  Favorite part of the book so far.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #30 on: 01 April 2012, 12:22:55 »
Story: Good (still catching up on Dark Age)
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #31 on: 05 April 2012, 02:19:31 »
I recieved my copy yesterday, in Finland.  I consider that a pretty swift turnaround, and i ought
to also comment on how well it was packaged.  Those damn packing thingies inside though, there
had to be a 5 minute period of trying to get them off the book and my fingers :D

This might well be one of my favourite background books thus far, i especially liked the fact that i did
not see any older art recycled.  All new art within, does make you feel you're reading something new.

The Davion in me was left very satisfied, i felt that section really captured the Fed Suns and how the Jihad
and FCCW had shaped it.  Oh and special praise for the Lyran section, i thought the writing of that was
both amusing and very much in character for the faction.

Up there with the FCCWHB in my humble opinion, quality work there.   Now hurry up with the historical stuff,
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #32 on: 05 April 2012, 06:14:43 »
I'm still waiting for my copy.

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« Reply #33 on: 05 April 2012, 09:42:59 »
Glad people like the maps. A big thanks to Randall and Herb for allowing them in color :D

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« Reply #34 on: 06 April 2012, 06:22:11 »
Oh and special praise for the Lyran section, i thought the writing of that was
both amusing and very much in character for the faction.

Aww, thanks.  :) :-[
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« Reply #35 on: 06 April 2012, 18:28:36 »
Got the book, really impressed. In fact i'm not only impressed I'm amazed at this work of art. I hate to say it, but how are you going to top this?

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #36 on: 12 April 2012, 18:48:33 »
Got my print copy at the local FLGS recently; it's an excellent piece of work, highly recommended.

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« Reply #37 on: 12 April 2012, 19:14:37 »
Got the book, really impressed. In fact i'm not only impressed I'm amazed at this work of art. I hate to say it, but how are you going to top this?

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #38 on: 13 April 2012, 12:00:23 »
I always start with whipped cream....

You start EVERYTHING with whipped cream.....you're the only reason why the Whipped cream industry exists!  :P

BACK to the FM -- very nicely done and as soon as I get a DT copy, I will enjoy it even more....

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #39 on: 13 April 2012, 17:13:57 »
I always start with whipped cream....

Whipped cream is always good.  ;)

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #40 on: 23 April 2012, 20:45:57 »
Picked up my copy on Saturday at our monthly game w/ Joel.

LOVE how they did the new RAT tables,   O0
Seriously great job there.

Also loved the maps in the middle,  well done,  I like these too.


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