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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #540 on: 19 June 2021, 16:36:24 »
Guess who got the Kingfisher.

Makes me happy :)
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #541 on: 20 June 2021, 06:27:25 »
It strikes me as odd that we're getting it considering that we already have two other assault mechs at roughly the same weight.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #542 on: 20 June 2021, 06:29:46 »
It strikes me as odd that we're getting it considering that we already have two other assault mechs at roughly the same weight.
Yep, it seems that the Ravens have many Mediums and Assaults.
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #543 on: 20 June 2021, 07:53:21 »
It strikes me as odd that we're getting it considering that we already have two other assault mechs at roughly the same weight.

Gotta export something ;)
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #544 on: 20 June 2021, 14:25:12 »
It strikes me as odd that we're getting it considering that we already have two other assault mechs at roughly the same weight.

well the Ravens were the original creators of the Kingfisher...I always felt the RecGuides were going to give it to either the Ravens or the Bears, and with the trade relationships the two Clans must have, either producing it now probably means the other gets to have it just as much
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #545 on: 20 June 2021, 14:41:00 »
It strikes me as odd that we're getting it considering that we already have two other assault mechs at roughly the same weight.

It's a 4/6 SFE, while the Deimos is 3/5[6] XLE and the Omen is a 3/5/3 XLE.  The Kingfisher is a durable and reliable anchor compared to the more fragile and overall slower other two.
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #546 on: 20 June 2021, 15:05:35 »
Gotta export something ;)

Hopefully on the open market like the Stormcrow.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #547 on: 03 July 2021, 05:18:53 »
It is kind of a neat coincidence that my two favorite Clan Mechs, the Stormcrow and Kingfisher were both produced by the Ravens
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #548 on: 25 July 2021, 05:37:29 »
How are the unkindness doing these days?

Now things are starting to inch back towards normality here (although i'm isolating at the moment) we are looking to get a campaign started, as part of this it has been decided that I can do basic refits on the inner sphere mechs I own to use as Alliance Militia machines, the first two of which can be found here - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/battlemechs/raven-alliance-militia-refits/ i'd appreciate any feedback.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #549 on: 25 July 2021, 10:04:40 »
For flavour I'd leave in some IS weaponry or IS specific equipment. I feel like the Wolverine would be scrapped, because, you know, WOLVERINE. Or handwave it becoming an "antique Conjurer". That might work.

But overall, looks good.
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #550 on: 25 July 2021, 10:19:10 »
Thanks for the feedback.

With the Wolverines i'm thinking the Raven part of the Alliance would look the other way if the Alliance part is using a couple of mechs in the Militia forces.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #551 on: 25 July 2021, 12:50:04 »
Instead of scrapping the Wolverines, slap on some clan equipment and rename it "Angry Badger" or something like that.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #552 on: 25 July 2021, 14:56:09 »
There's an idea, how about the Kestrel? Can go alongside the Merlin then.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #553 on: 25 July 2021, 16:02:35 »
There is already a vtol with that name.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #554 on: 25 July 2021, 16:04:17 »
Shouldn't be a problem, there are two mechs called Gladiator.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #555 on: 25 July 2021, 16:30:25 »
We also very recently had the Lightning BattleMech debut, while the Lightning hovercraft has existed since the late 80s and the Lightning ASF since TRO 3057 in the mid-90s.
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #556 on: 25 July 2021, 19:15:25 »
‘Tis true.  I would want to go with a close relative of the Wolverine. Honey Badgers are pretty fearsome.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #557 on: 25 July 2021, 19:25:16 »
Indeed.  I've heard that Honey Badgers just don't care.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #558 on: 25 July 2021, 22:17:36 »
Ermine? Fisher? Stoat?

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #559 on: 25 July 2021, 22:25:21 »
A marmut, mayhap.  Just having marmuts pretty much says you believe in Nothing, thanks to some movie, I guess...

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #560 on: 26 July 2021, 07:09:10 »
Honey Badger?

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #561 on: 28 July 2021, 17:13:27 »
For the longest time I had the Wiki page for Wolverine Genus and other related species bookmarked. I was working on Wolverine mechs and vehicles (most are in my sig). Been testing a couple in my local games too, and the Polecat works pretty well.

But alas that’s a bit off topic. The Ravens use the Pulverizer in its current forces so I’m not sure if they would label the Wolverine (OG) differently or be like this is the Conjurer 1IS.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #562 on: 31 July 2021, 12:13:52 »
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #563 on: 31 July 2021, 15:45:51 »
It's a book about a fight for one world.  The Ravens weren't in this battle.  Although "The Coming Ice Storm" in the Draconis Combine section may allude to something.

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #564 on: 31 July 2021, 17:22:42 »
It's a book about a fight for one world.  The Ravens weren't in this battle.  Although "The Coming Ice Storm" in the Draconis Combine section may allude to something.

 I choose to believe it's a artic alliance between the raven's,bear's and newly revived ice hellion.
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #565 on: 01 August 2021, 07:47:47 »
The Ice Hellions merged with the Scorpions a century ago and things are on the upswing for them in the Scorpion Empire.  Why leave?

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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #566 on: 01 August 2021, 12:22:08 »
The Ice Hellions merged with the Scorpions a century ago and things are on the upswing for them in the Scorpion Empire.  Why leave?
Because our factions aren't doing much and untill it comes out I choose to live in a cocoon of delusion.
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #567 on: 01 August 2021, 13:22:17 »
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #568 on: 01 August 2021, 13:47:38 »
It's a book about a fight for one world.  The Ravens weren't in this battle.  Although "The Coming Ice Storm" in the Draconis Combine section may allude to something.

I feel that though. This is the first book to push things forward in the Ilclan period... Maybe not as much of a sting if the Horses hadn't got a two page spread.
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Re: Raven Alliance: The Shiny Red Button of Orbital Doom
« Reply #569 on: 01 August 2021, 23:08:08 »
Hell's Horses makes sense since they are set up to be the primary Clan antagonist to the Wolves after the conquest of Terra. I suspect their stuff will be their plots afterwards.

 

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