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Clan Chatterweb / Re: Clan Infantry Kit and the Sea Foxes
« Last post by truetanker on Today at 23:29:18 »
Did someone just wonder about my Mauser IIC equipped Toads?

TT  >:D

( Just add it to your House's / Mercs AP port... )
Right now I'm holding out hope for the hilarity of 3 NFC East teams playing today and none of them winning. (As of this post Dallas lost and WAS/NYG tied 3-3)
FASA art came from an importer that picked up the rights (via a model kit license) from Studio Nue, IIRC.

i wouldn't use the old FASA connection since there was a lot of sketchiness around whether that importer even had the right to license out the images (they had the rights to plastic models, and sadly the company went incommunicado well before the old FASA/HG lawsuit, so we're not exactly sure what their license allowed.)

if FASA had gotten their license for the art from Tatsunoko, we'd never have had the unseen mess when we did.
LoL, you should know Damn Well that they were NOT allowed to do that (sell the image rights for the Pitaban 1/200 scale kits). Those kits were going straight to ToysRus in the mid 80's (I know, I remember buying them for a couple bucks each. The Art on the box, as well as terms like Battroid VF-1A Soldier was the lure) but should it surprise you that 20th Century Imports would sell the art from the Pitaban kits to be the basis of Battletech's first 'mechs? It was the 1980's. Nobody had a clue, nobody CARED. It was just money to be had... plus we don't even know if TPTB at FASA even knew about Macross. HG & FASA were two cars driving different roads until years later when they both collided at Oh Crap St & Did Ya See That Blvd...
If the judge rules in Piranha's favor, does that mean the agreement signed by Wisemen in '96 is moot? He signed something based on shoddy legal footing. Wouldn't the HG/Tatsunoko arbitration agreement nullify that document?

No idea. It all comes down to what the judge decides.
Fingers crossed this all works out.

If the judge rules in Piranha's favor, does that mean the agreement signed by Wisemen in '96 is moot? He signed something based on shoddy legal footing. Wouldn't the HG/Tatsunoko arbitration agreement nullify that document?
There are two possible complications for this motion that mean we shouldn't celebrate just yet.

1: While they may not own the actual designs it does seem pretty clear from the Arbitration Agreement that they do own the distribution rights for them and thus can still make claims for infringement on those rights without having to bring a new case.

2: Jordan did sign a legally binding agreement that can give a foundation upon which to make a case irrespective of what rights Harmony Gold actually has.

I did find a link to at least part of the Arbitration Agreement a while back and I do remember it was not the smoking gun we've been hoping for but certainly could be helpful to CGL's case.

So ultimately I do think we may have a favorable outcome and perhaps sooner rather than later.  Of course in the real world legal system that may still mean sometime in 2018.

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75 tons of armor, firepower and speed, at only the small cost of a lance of heavy mechs.
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Only 55 million Cbills and a latte.

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Marinthal MIN-6AL

Mass: 75 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Dark Ages
Tech Rating/Era Availability: F/X-X-F-A
Production Year: 3132
Cost: 54,166,875 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,432

Power Plant:  300 XXL Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 43.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor:  Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
    2  Heavy PPCs
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
Internal Structure: Standard                      40 points                7.50
Engine:             XXL Fusion Engine            300                      10.00
    Cruise MP:  4
    Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             30                       20.00
Control Equipment:                                                         4.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    2.00
Armor:              Heavy Ferro-Fibrous          AV - 228                 11.50

                                               Front     55       
                                          Left/Right   45/45       
                                              Turret     46       
                                                Rear     37       

Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
2 Heavy PPCs                                 T         30        2        20.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      8    Points: 14
4t         3       3       3       0      3     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: ENE, TUR(3/3/3)

A Time of War / Re: AToW programs?
« Last post by monbvol on Today at 22:37:13 »
The only thing I'd change is to go ahead and not hard code Comstar/WoB or any other affiliations.  Will probably make it easier to handle some of the era adjustments to those affiliations.

There is a surprising amount of additional information for AToW in the various Era Reports.
In full agreement here.
Because if Piranha's motion works, I'd imagine so would everyone elses.

Keeping good thoughts about this...
Off Topic / Re: NHL 2017-2018, now with 3% more kniggets
« Last post by JadeHellbringer on Today at 22:36:25 »
To toss another name on the table, there's Bob Hartley, who is fluent in French, has a Cup ring (granted, from sixteen years ago and on a pre-salary-cap superteam, but still)... his stint in Calgary wasn't great, and his stint in Atlanta was sort of stuck with an awful roster, but he's at least an option.

That said, are any of the available options- Hartley included- better options than the guy who lead the Bruins to a Cup, a few minutes from a Game 7 for another, and (until the salary cap monster ate their defense) consistently were among the leagues' best teams in the early half of the decade? There's only so much one can do with a really bad team (see: Hartley in Atlanta), and Julien flat out doesn't have a very good roster right now. Firing him isn't going to fix the problem- it's the guy above HIM in the hierarchy that's causing the problem.
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