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Author Topic: Clan Jade Falcon III: Admittedly, We May Have Falconed a Little Too Hard  (Read 25076 times)

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Wasn't she piloting a Jade Hawk?

Yep, thanks, got my birds mixed up lol

I use the term "Blackwatch Cluster" loosely, and was assuming, that since now Stephanie is now Khan, with Khalus as saKhan, that Archer Pryde (next in pecking order) will probably head up the first Cluster of the post ilClan Trial, whether it be Blackwatch / Bodyguard, or a unit for regular use 
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Yep, thanks, got my birds mixed up lol

I use the term "Blackwatch Cluster" loosely, and was assuming, that since now Stephanie is now Khan, with Khalus as saKhan, that Archer Pryde (next in pecking order) will probably head up the first Cluster of the post ilClan Trial, whether it be Blackwatch / Bodyguard, or a unit for regular use

except how do you conclude he's next in the pecking order

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except how do you conclude he's next in the pecking order

The fact he is still alive among the Cluster of Falcons left, and he is mentioned by name
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So guesses and intuition, in other words.
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So guesses and intuition, in other words.

pretty much, we have no idea what other blood named warriors are in the falcons for all we know the falcons galaxy commanders all survived and Archer is the lowest ranked bloodnamed warrior in the clan (That'd be damned odd but...)

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At least we got rid of Malvina, can actually consider painting a Falcon unit after all.
Just as with Inner Sphere factions, kinda leaning toward generic camo paint job for the original OmniMecs (even though none of the Falcon factions field all of them, ignoring the Warhawk), and getting some Falcon-specific mechs and painting them with some Falcon scheme. Still too bad the Falcon 'Mechs are spread across so many force packs. Wish there was a pack with Fire Falcon, Black Lanner, Night Gyr, Turkina, and... dunno, Battle Cobra.

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I have been painting my new Catalyst 'Mechs the OD Green and yellow of the Falcon Sentinels and adding a 79 to them for my Cluster.

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I don't need another Summoner, though a variant model would be nice.
But they could finally canonize the Hellhound OmniMech from MechWarrior IV Mercs... that would fill out a Falcon ForcePack superbly.

Anyway, other stuff. The Falcon Guards are part of the Gamma Galaxy right? Wondering if they use Gamma Galaxy's paint scheme, which is appropriate camo with jade trim? Wondering because Aidan's Timberwolf in BT Legends is in camo but lacks any trim color. Unless the trim is kind of parade-scheme thing, and dropped in the field?
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For those interested in a much less nutzo jade falcon clan the newest novel which centers on the ( very) few falcon post ilclan trial survivors is very enjoyable so far

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Falcon Force Pack™™™: Fire Falcon, Black Lanner, Night Gyr, Turkina, Summoner

I have been painting my new Catalyst 'Mechs the OD Green and yellow of the Falcon Sentinels and adding a 79 to them for my Cluster.


If there is going to be a new Falcon star pack, it is going to have to include a Jade Phoenix, Hierofalcon, and Ion Sparrow for sure. There's plenty of options to include after those mechs. Put a Jade Hawk and a Gyrfalcon for an all winged theme...

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If there is going to be a new Falcon star pack, it is going to have to include a Jade Phoenix, Hierofalcon, and Ion Sparrow for sure. There's plenty of options to include after those mechs. Put a Jade Hawk and a Gyrfalcon for an all winged theme...

That's what I plan on doing, have not decided on making Jiyi's Command Trinary, or the entire 1st Falcon Cluster, question, so its confirmed that the above mechs are going to be made, quiaff ?
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That's what I plan on doing, have not decided on making Jiyi's Command Trinary, or the entire 1st Falcon Cluster, question, so its confirmed that the above mechs are going to be made, quiaff ?

Hierofalcon is already out from IWM, along with the Jade Hawk and Gyrfalcon (which has 2 sculpts). And, iirc and read through the lines correctly, the Ion Sparrow or the Jade Phoenix are next in line.
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Hierofalcon is already out from IWM, along with the Jade Hawk and Gyrfalcon (which has 2 sculpts). And, iirc and read through the lines correctly, the Ion Sparrow or the Jade Phoenix are next in line.

nice, thanks
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I've been hoping that the Jade Pheonix gets to be a premium mini soon but not hopeful for that. Once the IWM, mini is out, I'd like to see a fan funded A variant too.

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If it does get a premium mini I'd love the CGL store to charge less than 100$ to send a mini to europe.....

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Similar issues here in Australia. Best approaches are to save up to hit the free international shipping limit ($250USD IIRC), or group purchase with friends to hit the free shipping limit. I've done both.

G'day mate (Aussie here too) 8)
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Ok I read a question of survival and liked it, so I started on the other Nu-falcons book, no substitute for victory. And I am really struggling to like it. I really do not like how this author writes. I find his characters moronic and his style pedantic and lacking engagement.

Is it important from a background POV or for the information that will be leaked by the end of the book or I can just skip it?

Thank you.

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Ok I read a question of survival and liked it, so I started on the other Nu-falcons book, no substitute for victory. And I am really struggling to like it. I really do not like how this author writes. I find his characters moronic and his style pedantic and lacking engagement.

Is it important from a background POV or for the information that will be leaked by the end of the book or I can just skip it?

Thank you.

It gives a great overview of the situation Jiyu's falcons are in and gives a peek at the vote that will (presumably) rip the Bears apart in Dominion Divided.

I -love- the book, but I also know not everyone likes the same stuff (personally I -LOATHE- the "Three body problem" which everyone else seems to loooove) so, yah, you can give it a pass instead of hate-reading it. :-)

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Three body ?
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Three body ?
Scifi book, rare Chinese one be translated to English.
Haven't read it myself.

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I mean what does he mean by "Three Body Problem"?
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Yes, that's the name of the book.
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No. I might not have been clear.
Read a question of survival and liked it.

It prompted me to read no substitute for victory (from Pardoe) as it is also a new falcon book 

I am not liking no substitute for victory. Is it worth ut to continue with it because it contains important snipets of info or not?

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It doesn't contain anything of huge significance, IIRC.
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Well, I would agree but there is the last chapter with Col Baxter which could mean a lot ( or nothing at all tbh)

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No. I might not have been clear.
Read a question of survival and liked it.

It prompted me to read no substitute for victory (from Pardoe) as it is also a new falcon book 

I am not liking no substitute for victory. Is it worth ut to continue with it because it contains important snipets of info or not?

Thought it was an opening for what was happening in the Lyran/Falcon contested border but it was not.  We do get hints of the Knights of St. Cameron returning but no confirmation.

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No. I might not have been clear.
Read a question of survival and liked it.

It prompted me to read no substitute for victory (from Pardoe) as it is also a new falcon book 

I am not liking no substitute for victory. Is it worth ut to continue with it because it contains important snipets of info or not?

not really it's your typical BLP "small unit action" book.

Guy leads small unit defending home word, home world gets invaded. guy leads defence in gurellia campaign against evil occupier, occupier commits war crimes to "force a confrontation"  protag gets reinforced at last minute yay protag.

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Ok. Hard pass then. Thanks. I eilk skip to the last chapter to see what is that about.

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No. I might not have been clear.
Read a question of survival and liked it.

It prompted me to read no substitute for victory (from Pardoe) as it is also a new falcon book 

I am not liking no substitute for victory. Is it worth ut to continue with it because it contains important snipets of info or not?

Oh, TOTALLY misread that.

yeah, that one doesn't really tie into the larger universe, again, no need to hate-read. :-)