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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #270 on: 29 March 2013, 13:21:26 »
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #271 on: 29 March 2013, 19:49:27 »
I could not help it...


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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #272 on: 29 March 2013, 21:09:31 »
Inspired by last:
"That's the thing about invading the Capellan Confederation: half a decade later, you want to invade it again"
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #273 on: 07 April 2013, 16:37:14 »
The first thing I thought when I saw this cover. Serious.
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #274 on: 07 April 2013, 22:05:15 »
Yes, this was found in the ISF...no mentioning in the text...(i could find)
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #275 on: 07 April 2013, 22:44:04 »
One for the road, hopefully its amusing.
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #276 on: 07 April 2013, 23:25:30 »
Ok, ok, I'll knock it off for the day.
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #277 on: 08 April 2013, 03:39:03 »
The first thing I thought when I saw this cover. Serious.
I said the same thing about the Jade Falcons ;D
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #278 on: 08 April 2013, 10:05:22 »
Yes, this was found in the ISF...no mentioning in the text...(i could find)
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #279 on: 08 April 2013, 11:37:10 »
The first thing I thought when I saw this cover. Serious.

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Motivational - The Return
« Reply #280 on: 08 April 2013, 14:28:56 »
To quote The Joker, "You're harder to kill than a cockroach on steroids!"
"That's the thing about invading the Capellan Confederation: half a decade later, you want to invade it again"
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #281 on: 08 April 2013, 17:22:28 »
Yes, this was found in the ISF...no mentioning in the text...(i could find)

Um, believe it has something to do with the ISF training program. Trainees are dropped on the training planet with basically a rock and a stick and are expected to survive unaided. The forests of said planet are inhabited by those things in the picture.

Not sure of the source. Intelligence Operations perhaps? Sorry.

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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #282 on: 08 April 2013, 17:54:33 »
No I believe old Kurita book, I really want to say New Sarmakand Ape...

Protects the ISF HQ located in a jungle region from ground attacks, AAA shots down anything and the " locals " deal with the intruders.

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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #283 on: 08 April 2013, 18:19:57 »
Yeah... sounds about right

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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #284 on: 08 April 2013, 22:18:41 »
Um, believe it has something to do with the ISF training program. Trainees are dropped on the training planet with basically a rock and a stick and are expected to survive unaided. The forests of said planet are inhabited by those things in the picture.

Not sure of the source. Intelligence Operations perhaps? Sorry.

Yes, thats book i got it from the old Intelligence Operation book.  I admittively was skimming it little, having not read it in while.  but i didn't catch that part with training...
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #285 on: 13 April 2013, 03:39:44 »
What book is



from, that looks like a Thera class carrier but i've never seen that pic before.
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #286 on: 13 April 2013, 08:11:50 »
What book is from, that looks like a Thera class carrier but i've never seen that pic before.
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #287 on: 13 April 2013, 08:20:20 »
I tried make this amusing, but i was having trouble. What you folks think?
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #288 on: 13 April 2013, 10:30:48 »
I tried make this amusing, but i was having trouble. What you folks think?

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« Reply #289 on: 13 April 2013, 10:53:55 »
WELCOME TO SPACE-NEWARK
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #290 on: 13 April 2013, 12:42:50 »
WELCOME TO SPACE-NEWARK

Hey! Newark is a lot nicer than that. OK, I'm lying that's pretty close. Not as bad as Camden is, but close.
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #291 on: 13 April 2013, 13:52:51 »
having lived in Las Vegas, i have no problem accepting that beyond the boundaries of the glitz and neon is a normal city.. my family used to have to drive through seedier sections of town like that pic (except for building height) all the time.

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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #292 on: 13 April 2013, 16:06:57 »
Solaris is in the Isle of Skye (one of the many Space Scotlands) and it resembles New Jersey?  Then according to Torchwood:Miracle Day it would be Space Wales.
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« Reply #293 on: 15 April 2013, 12:43:30 »
If this doesn't motivate you, then you're a little dead inside:
"That's the thing about invading the Capellan Confederation: half a decade later, you want to invade it again"
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #294 on: 27 April 2013, 03:06:16 »
That Steiner orbital drop picture (that I believe comes come up twice), what model of Atlas is used?

The ISF thing? Mendrugo covered something that matches it in his AoW reviews IIRC

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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #295 on: 27 April 2013, 13:29:56 »
That Steiner orbital drop picture (that I believe comes come up twice), what model of Atlas is used?

The ISF thing? Mendrugo covered something that matches it in his AoW reviews IIRC

It's a Pesht predator ape.  The creatures wiped out early attempts to colonize Pesht, but the Kuritas prevailed where the Ozawa Mercantile Association failed, and nearly exterminated the beasts in short order.  The small remaining popuation lives in the forest belt surrounding ISF HQ on Pesht, providing supplemental security.

In "Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight" an ISF aspirant on New Samarkand has to fight one with a spear.  It's implied that the critter was imported from offworld just for the test.  Nothing's mentioned in modern info about the ISF training procedures about "death by monkey" initiation rituals, so that practice might have been scrapped at some point.  It might just have been a Von Rohrs thing.
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #296 on: 27 April 2013, 21:20:09 »
Digging deep for some interesting pics.
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #297 on: 02 May 2013, 13:08:21 »
No I believe old Kurita book, I really want to say New Sarmakand Ape...

Protects the ISF HQ located in a jungle region from ground attacks, AAA shots down anything and the " locals " deal with the intruders.

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« Reply #298 on: 02 May 2013, 13:10:23 »
It's a Pesht predator ape.  The creatures wiped out early attempts to colonize Pesht, but the Kuritas prevailed where the Ozawa Mercantile Association failed, and nearly exterminated the beasts in short order.  The small remaining popuation lives in the forest belt surrounding ISF HQ on Pesht, providing supplemental security.

In "Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight" an ISF aspirant on New Samarkand has to fight one with a spear.  It's implied that the critter was imported from offworld just for the test.  Nothing's mentioned in modern info about the ISF training procedures about "death by monkey" initiation rituals, so that practice might have been scrapped at some point.  It might just have been a Von Rohrs thing.

House Book Kurtia says they are New Samarkand Apes around the ISF HQ on New Samarkand
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Re: Motivational - The Return
« Reply #299 on: 02 May 2013, 16:53:19 »
House Book Kurtia says they are New Samarkand Apes around the ISF HQ on New Samarkand

P. 180 of the House Kurita SB describes the ape creatures of Pesht, and that House Kurita drove them to the brink of extinction within ten years of settling the planet.

"Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight," p. 6 (set on New Samarkand in the "D Forest"):  "Five years of relentless training in college and it all came down to a fight in the dark with a horror rumored to have been imported from another world?"

Intelligence Operations Handbook, p. 61, says that the Internal Security College on New Samarkand is surrounded by a sixty-kilometer circle of diacetylsilicate and anti-aircraft batteries, but make no mention of simian guards there.  ISF HQ on New Samarkand is a massive bunker (four square kilometers) at the mouth of the heavily polluted Di-Sho Delta, but no mention is made of simian guards or sand fields.  Meanwhile, on Pesht, the DEST Tactical Command Center is hidden deep within Pesht's forests, where "DEST commander saved the population of ferocious simian predators that originally inhabited the planet from extinction, encouraging their breeding behavior to further discourage intruders."

I think Randall wanted to use the Pesht predator apes in his story about the ISF, but at that point in Combine history when his story was set (it's one of the earliest BattleTech stories) DEST didn't exist yet, so there couldn't be a scene set in the woods on Pesht.  So, to use the critter anyways, he wrote it as imported to New Samarkand from offworld.

I can't find the reference to the apes being on New Samarkand - can you tell me what page it was on?
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