I miss the days when the most prestigious Davion unit was the 10th Lyran Guards. :p
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It is still not aimed at bringing us to the Third League setting, but instead will settle on supporting the core game elements, regardless of era play
Yeah, at this point. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first time he's appeared since Vulcan whacked him.
And this new series brings up a big question I've had for a while now: where'd Hepzibah go? She was stranded on Earth and was starting up a relationship with Warpath but then just seemed to vanish after Messiah Complex. (Or was it Messiah War?) Now she'll be in Rucka's series. So where'd she go in between? Did I miss some explanation?
My read of the post M-day X-Men titles continues. I just finished Age of X. I'm hoping to do a massive writeup of my impressions once I reach the current stuff. I'm really enjoying it for the most part.
Oh come on, not even Chris Claremont knows what he was doing most of the time.
KA-POW! MARVEL OPENS MASSIVE COMIC BOOK IMAGES ARCHIVE AND API TO FANS, DEVELOPERS
I'm very curious to see what people come up with and have started thinking of ideas of my own.
Marvel Developer Portal
Well as a analog of "World war II Pacific War in Space" its entirely possible the Morningstar was a limited run design that saw testing but was used as a basis for something else or was used only from Space Stations rather than Carrier ops. It is also possible the factory and the design was destroyed by the Kilrathi's sneak attack on Earth while Excalibur development survived at a different factory. They might even have been modified to be used as a Planetary based design due to complexity while a simpler more rugged design like the Thunderbolt got carrier duty. The Excalibur suffered almost the same fate after the war not being a Carrier design but used as the basis of the Black Lance and possibly the Bearcat and being deployed from Space Stations due to there complexity. I think the attack on Earth and the start of III wasn't all that long either. The Concordia was destroyed while pursuing the retreating Kilrathi Fleet after the attack on Earth so only a few weeks might have passed. Colonel Blair wasn't onboard so he survived the ships destruction.
Then again, a storyline wise, a new fighter design to finish the war is so much cooler than using last games superfighter.
I just picked up a couple of novels in the used book store, and remember that there was a game for this.
I think I can find emulators.
Do the novels do the games any justice, and would I have to play the games to get the full story?
How was the 13-ep cartoon?
Finally, are there any minis of the fighters?
Many more questions may come up as the discussion progresses.
Yeah, but the Capellans don't know that they're in a story, they think they're running a military campaign.
Killing Daoshen Liao would throw the realm into a succession crisis.
Though with the probable successor having a serious hate on for the federated suns because of caleb I dont know that it would be an improvement.
Hi. I'm roosterboy and I have a shameful secret.
I've started reading a bunch of X-family books from the last couple of years and... well, there's just no easy way to say this but to just come out and say it... I've been enjoying them!
Basically my goal now is to read all the major storylines since House of M. And I've even started reading some of the current titles since Battle of the Atom drew me back in.
I feel so dirty...
Hence the part about causality violation- if big warships could be detected at the destination point several minutes before they started the jump, how far before initiation could something strong enough to shut down hyperspace travel in a radius as big as the Fortress be detected?
Yep, it's great...if you can build them. With Niops having to rebuild the workshops from scratch, odds are they're not going to immediately going to be able to jump to building SLDF Royal BattleMechs. In fact, unless we've got confirmation that they had, at one point, built the Rapier or Ironsides, we can't even be sure pre-Jihad that Niops could build double heat sinks: they weren't necessary for the Black Knight or Highlander.
Anyone got Field Manual Periphery handy? That had the most detailed writeup on Niops designs in use by NAM, and I can't find my dead tree copy.
Yeah, you probably don't want the Capellans to add Niops to their list of "ancestral worlds to reclaim".
All very good choices. Especially Chaparral and Myrmidon. Mercury...too undergunned. Better go for the Locusts.
I wonder if they put their effort on military tech instead of astronomy, would the Niops eggheads be able to figure out Clantech-level infrastructure/production? All that Star League-level knowledge and education has to give an edge...and there was no mention of the Blakists targeting any Niops academics during their occupation
Update on the Knights of Saint Cameron: Looks like these guys disappeared during the Jihad, in an incident very similar to the Clinton's Cutthroats one, but here at least a monk of an order of Sant Cameron was recognized. So, you have one veteran mech regiment that no one knows where it is since the Jihad.
It's a bit outside your mass range, but the Rock Hound and ita variants may be a good choice, especially given the Niops relationship with Interatellar Expeditions. Specifically, Niops could make good use of hordes of Space Hounds for germanium mining, and they could double as local defense and exploration 'Mechs. Eventually you could also use that 160 fusion engine with Locusts, and I'm sure some ASF uses it.
I'm also fond of the primitive WSP-1, which is a decent primitive scout/light combat 'Mech, which would lead to the WSP-1A, which could load specialty SRMs, like tear gas rounds.
That is inherent in the question, actually: what could Niops build back up to in a reasonable timeframe?
In the old days, Niops was relatively high-tech, but production rates were extremely slow. I'd operate under the assumption that the more advanced the technology in the combat units they produce, the longer it will take.
We don't know the level of civilian casualties suffered during their civil war or the Word of Bake invasion but, in the latter, nukes got lobbed around on their capital world. They may be well below the old number of 19 million, perhaps as low as the 12 million I'd read about for current Randis or New St. Andrews. Both of them started with either industrial or primitive level tech, but, then, neither really had any manufacturing history, either, which Niops did.
In the end, figuring out what tech base is as much an issue as figuring out what units fit your new doctrine.
Infinity & Inhumanity
Infinity would be much better if they broke out the two storylines into separate events. Neither one is getting the amount of space they deserve and I find myself alternately bored and thrilled by each one, though it differs issue to issue which one is which.
I'm incredibly annoyed that half of Infinity seems to be little more than set up for Inhumanity. I hate, hate, hate this modern trend both of the Big Two have of each event setting up the next one setting up the next one setting up the next one ad infinitum. Tell your ****** story and be done with it!
Rapidly getting bored with Hickman's Avengers. I honestly couldn't even tell you much of what's been going on for the last year. Now we get another title with his prints all over it? I'm thinking it's just one too many for me.
So... Thunderbolts in reverse? Pass.
I'm not familiar at all with Charles Soule (all I know is he's started writing a bunch of DC stuff lately) but his approach to She-Hulk sounds intriguing. I might give this a chance.
It's Fraction, so maybe worth a shot. But I have little interest in the premise of this series.
Eagerly awaiting this one. I'm so sad that Madrox's X-Factor is no more, but since Peter David will still be writing this incarnation of the title, I can't complain too much. I still really don't care for Quicksilver, though.
never actually played it but liked the novel series by david weber, and steve white? that was based on that game I think
They already basically are a banana republic for Interstellar Expeditions, who go a huge way towards keeping Niops afloat. Don't be surprised to see that trend either continued or formalized.
IE is the new Explorer Corps and Niops may well be the new Columbus Base. Not sure I have a problem with this.
Yeah seriously Niops doesn't look good getting weaker after the Jihad while their neighbours get stronger and stronger.