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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #30 on: 13 February 2011, 13:43:33 »
Thanks ShockaTime

I just wanted to make sure that my story ran at least roughly parallel to official BT timeline and I didn't end up going down a totally different road than if what actually happened.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #31 on: 13 February 2011, 14:36:33 »
Thanks ShockaTime

I just wanted to make sure that my story ran at least roughly parallel to official BT timeline and I didn't end up going down a totally different road than if what actually happened.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #32 on: 13 February 2011, 15:26:36 »
I see big brother has wiped clean what Daishi had posted earlier. a real shame since what he was saying was 100% correct. just disappointing.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #33 on: 13 February 2011, 20:25:24 »
I'd disagree there.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #34 on: 13 February 2011, 20:49:01 »
I would suggest everyone move back to the original topic.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #35 on: 13 February 2011, 20:57:37 »
I'd disagree there.

you'd be wrong then.

Back on topic, does the association produce any mechs, last i heard they had the ability to produce Nighhawk PaLs, adn they have access to Star League stuff (based on their unit ability), but do they have any production capability? Also does anyone know if there is a colour scheme listed anywhere (I know camospecs doesn't have one up but i figure maybe they just haven't gotten around to painting one)?

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #36 on: 13 February 2011, 21:06:56 »
Back on topic, does the association produce any mechs, last i heard they had the ability to produce Nighhawk PaLs, adn they have access to Star League stuff (based on their unit ability), but do they have any production capability?

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #37 on: 13 February 2011, 21:22:11 »
???
I didn't think what i said was particularly confusing.

In 3064 (when FM: Periphery was published) Niops had a population of 19,200,000 spread across three worlds. The bulk of that population lives on Niops VII. The Association has no true mech production facilities, but can build any of the designs they field natively by hand. This means a handful of additional units per year, so it would be extremely difficult to make up losses this way if they were to engage in a protracted campaign.

We've never actually been told what units they have, to my knowledge, but a reasonable guess would be older Terran Hegemony/Star League era designs (Non Royal versions, I would think). I like to think anything manufactured before about 2700 is fair game. Beyond that, you start getting into the Periphery troubles and the Amaris Civil War and it doesn't make sense to send cutting edge equipment to garrison a science outpost.

whoa, wait. this is information from a source book. why didn't you freak out when this info was posted, but you did when Ceorl asked for info from a source book? now I'm confused :-\
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #38 on: 14 February 2011, 04:33:59 »
The difference is that Ceorl basically said "I'm not going to buy the book, someone tell me what it says because I'm cheap!" as opposed to someone volunteering information in response to a question.  In addition, the book that came out of is out of print.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #39 on: 14 February 2011, 09:02:23 »
The difference is that Ceorl basically said "I'm not going to buy the book, someone tell me what it says because I'm cheap!" as opposed to someone volunteering information in response to a question.  In addition, the book that came out of is out of print.

I honestly think that it was a perfectly reasonable request. all he wanted was a small bit of info, and in this case an incredibly small fraction of the info that was in the book, and not worth playing 20 dollars for if that's all he wanted. plus this probably would have ended up on sarna or somewhere on the boards at some point as it always does. as for availability of FM:P firstly battlecorp has been putting these up as pdfs recently, and it's not exactly the most uncommon book to come by, i paid 10 bucks for my copy :-\

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #40 on: 14 February 2011, 09:17:08 »
The way that request was phrased didn't come across terribly nicely.  In any case, I'm pretty sure discussion of board policies goes somewhere else.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #41 on: 14 February 2011, 09:50:21 »
Indeed...and that place is not on these boards.

This thread will be locked if this train of discussion is continued.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #42 on: 14 February 2011, 09:51:23 »
Tir na Niops all the way!

So, does anyone know if the guys at Niops are building and exporting Nighthawks, or just manufactureing. What about the corisponding Mauser combat rifle system? None of the books I have on hand says anything about wither that I have been able to find. I'm kinda curious, as I would like to maybe outfit a squad of my mercs with the Nighthawk
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #43 on: 14 February 2011, 09:54:40 »
So, does anyone know if the guys at Niops are building and exporting Nighthawks, or just manufactureing. What about the corisponding Mauser combat rifle system? None of the books I have on hand says anything about wither that I have been able to find. I'm kinda curious, as I would like to maybe outfit a squad of my mercs with the Nighthawk

All I'm aware of is what's in TRO3075 with them building them for defense.  Between the way the place is going confrontational and the stated goal of beating off raids, I doubt they're exporting.  As for the Mausers, I don't know one way or the other.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #44 on: 14 February 2011, 10:08:27 »
Well. That's a bit of a bummer, an somewhat expected one I admit, but a bummer all the same. Guess I will have to look for other comercially avaliable PA/L suits and see if I can't make them work for me
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #45 on: 14 February 2011, 10:19:00 »
There's several different commercially sold PA/L suits in TROVA.  The Smoothdavid and Smoothgoliath suits on page 196 are probably the most appropriate.

EDIT: By appropriate, I mean suitable for the use - the others are all salvage, loader, mining, or rescue designs, generally without armored gloves.  The Smoothdavid and Smoothgoliath lack the stealth of the Nighthawk, though.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #46 on: 18 April 2011, 05:10:34 »
I had no idea there was a Niops thread, should have figured there was one tho.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #47 on: 18 April 2011, 05:22:32 »
There was a 'faction thread' spree not too long after the boards rebooted, I'm pretty sure most everything is here, though many don't really have much going on.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #48 on: 18 April 2011, 08:06:11 »
I figure this is the best place to ask. Has there ever been any info on the Niops Association Militia's colour scheme or rank structure? And for that matter, does Niops have an intelligence agency that anyone knows of?
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #49 on: 18 April 2011, 08:11:52 »
I plan on doing some Niops digging today after work
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #50 on: 18 April 2011, 09:35:33 »
I figure this is the best place to ask. Has there ever been any info on the Niops Association Militia's colour scheme or rank structure? And for that matter, does Niops have an intelligence agency that anyone knows of?

Filed Manual: Periphery is probably the place to look, but I don't know that Niops is important enough to have gotten that sort of attention there.  They almost certainly have somebody performing intelligence functions, though.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #51 on: 18 April 2011, 09:38:47 »
As far as paint schemes go...i doubt you would go wrong with the old SL ODgreen, desert tan or the like.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #52 on: 18 April 2011, 10:36:29 »
They've used a lot of mercenary forces, iirc, as well as being out of the way. I doubt they have need of a parade scheme.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #53 on: 18 April 2011, 11:12:07 »
They've used a lot of mercenary forces, iirc, as well as being out of the way. I doubt they have need of a parade scheme.

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #54 on: 18 April 2011, 12:34:16 »
I figure this is the best place to ask. Has there ever been any info on the Niops Association Militia's colour scheme or rank structure? And for that matter, does Niops have an intelligence agency that anyone knows of?

Check FM: Periphery - I think it mentions using either a flat gray or SLDF olive drab default scheme. As for intel, I know I've used a Niops Intelligence Directorate in some of my stuff, but I can't recall if I pulled that from any canon sources or not. Probably not, since there's only 3 or 4 of them.


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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #55 on: 18 April 2011, 16:41:40 »
Well, to my surprise there's nothing on CamoSpecs.  To me that suggests there isn't a canon scheme.  As long as CamoSpecs has been around, there's very little they don't have an example of.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #56 on: 18 April 2011, 17:01:07 »
Love the old Niops gameshow reruns. ;)

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #57 on: 18 April 2011, 17:33:48 »
SL Olive drab makes sense here, as they are an old SLDF colony...

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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #58 on: 18 April 2011, 17:52:06 »
Oh, I figured they probably just run with good old fashioned SLDF olive drab, but without anything in the Periphery field manual and no examples on CamoSpecs, I thought I just might have missed something.
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Re: Empire of the Nerds: The Niops Association Thread
« Reply #59 on: 18 April 2011, 17:53:10 »
SL Olive drab makes sense here, as they are an old SLDF colony...

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