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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #150 on: 21 February 2020, 17:22:21 »
was just wondering if there will be any more combat manual lite in the future ? really liked those you already put out .
thanks for the hard work

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #151 on: 21 February 2020, 18:26:32 »
Busy with other projects right now.  Finals this upcoming week and then one last class to graduate in May.  Working full time.
Chaos Campaign: Tukayyid is my major BattleTech project right now.

I wouldn’t say never, I’m particularly looking forward to being done with classes.  But I don’t have any plans currently to get back to them any time soon.

What you want for a next one?
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #152 on: 21 February 2020, 18:52:15 »
Best of luck with finals!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #153 on: 22 February 2020, 18:18:23 »
Loki and Vulture J in Invader Clans?
Arrow IV configs?
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #154 on: 27 February 2020, 20:55:19 »
So I have spent the last few weeks making a set of Excel spreadsheets of the availability lists including all of the Combat Manuals, with up-to-date stats pulled from MUL. Am I allowed to post that here? It's just compiling information that is free on the MUL or in the Combat Manual Lites but I don't want to infringe on anything.

In the process I found a few mistakes (?) in the manuals. Smoke Jaguar does not have the Ebon Jaguar on its availability list, but it is in one of the standard points; Calderon mechs appear to all be duplicates from the General list, making their inclusion redundant; I could not find the "Motorized Artillery Platoon (Sniper)" from the IS General list on the MUL.

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #155 on: 27 February 2020, 21:22:31 »
Ebon Jaguar should definitely be on the SJ list. Thanks.
The artillery infantry was introduced in the CMs I believe.

The MUL website and data are owned by CGL.  I can’t give you permission to use their work.  Asking the wrong person.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #156 on: 03 March 2020, 18:46:07 »
looking foward to the rest of the periphery CML's , whenever you get time to knock them out , they rock .

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #157 on: 05 March 2020, 07:53:14 »
Thanks for sharing these!

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #158 on: 01 April 2020, 16:24:35 »
Thanks for this! Just a wonderful resource. One small item I found was the Smoke Jaguar Special Command ability is listed as Fang, I think it is meant to be Unleashed?

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #159 on: 01 April 2020, 21:26:42 »
After getting back into the game recently primarily because of Alpha Strike, I was heartbroken to hear that there weren't plans to continue the Combat Manual series. Just stumbling across this now, and I can't thank you enough!

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #160 on: 02 April 2020, 08:11:03 »
Thanks for the kind words. Nice to know these are useful to somebody :).

Thanks for this! Just a wonderful resource. One small item I found was the Smoke Jaguar Special Command ability is listed as Fang, I think it is meant to be Unleashed?
Definitely Unleashed. 

Loki and Vulture J in Invader Clans?
Arrow IV configs?

Yeah. I honestly don't know if I got any further with them then that general concept.  I don't think I actually did the construction or anything.  Just noted that I felt they were needed?
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #161 on: 06 April 2020, 10:22:02 »
Is the Davion book still in the works or was it halted because of the planned CGL book?

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #162 on: 06 April 2020, 10:23:38 »
Is the Davion book still in the works or was it halted because of the planned CGL book?

The only Davion book in the works was the CGL one.  I've never worked on any other Davion book.
It would be practically impossible for me to not steal another person's work and make my own Davion book.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #163 on: 06 April 2020, 11:14:14 »
The only Davion book in the works was the CGL one.  I've never worked on any other Davion book.
It would be practically impossible for me to not steal another person's work and make my own Davion book.

Is the CGL book still in the works? I thought the entire series was cancelled?

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #164 on: 06 April 2020, 11:55:01 »
was

it was being worked on when the plug was pulled

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #165 on: 16 July 2020, 18:43:15 »
Sorry for being so late. I am not sure it's still relevant but I do have some minor corrections for Combat Manual Steiner:
Page 10 8th Arcturan were  destroyed  in 3050
Page 10 change Stavios Tigers to Stavlos Tigers
page 10 change The Pumas to Puma
Page 13 change "The Push-Me-Pull Yous" to "The Push-Me-Pull Yours"
Page 14 1st Lyran Guards were destroyed in 3050 on Orkney (not sure if it was by Steel Viper my hard copy of Invading Clans is not with me). BTW where is the nickname (The Cyclones) from? couldn't find a canon reference.
page 14 A thorny problem is the apocryphal 13th Lyran Guards. While I understand this unit has probably originated from a mistake in The Chaos march sourcebook we do have later source (FM:LA page 74) confirming it's existence. A way out is to decide the unit was raised after 3054 but before 3057
Page 20 3rd FC RCT The unit nickname (the penitants) was probably earned only after the lose of Sarna in 3057. They should have a different one before that. BTW do we have a canon reference for the nicknames of  2nd, 4th and 9th FC RCT?
Page 23 add Corey SMM
Page 23 change Achemar SMM to Achernar SMM
Page 25 Kelenfold TMM has existed Since at least 3049 Since the unit appears in 20 years Update
page 26 Blackjack Training battalion was destroyed in 3050
Page 26 change the name from Sarna Training Battalion to Training Group
Page 26 change the name from Tikonov Training Battalion to Training Group

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #166 on: 17 July 2020, 13:39:34 »
Steiner updated.

As for the 2nd, 4th and 9th nicknames, I probably made them up.  It's been so long I don't recall for sure.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #167 on: 18 July 2020, 08:45:55 »
Combat Manual Comstar:
Page 11 102th Division 3049 experience change elite to green
Page 12 7th Army after Tukayyid Change to iota and add nickname "The dark wave"
Page 12 9th Division after Tukayyid change to elite
Page 12 244th Division after Tukayyid change to green
Page 12 8th Army after Tukayyid Change to pi and add nickname "Stern Defiance"
Page 13 9th Army after Tukayyid  add nickname "The Rag Tags"
Page 14 11th Army after Tukayyid Change to eta
Page 14 222nd Division add moved to 7th army after Tukayyid 3052
Page 15 12th Army after Tukayyid Change to beta
Availability list  late succession wars
add Hermes 1S, Mercury 97
Consider adding Spector 5F to the early clan invasion list (like the Raijin available to CS since 3053)
Demon add the royal variant
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #168 on: 18 July 2020, 14:21:09 »
Combat Manual Calderon:
Page 9 Taurian Velites change experience to veteran
Page 9 Concordat Commandos add nickname "By the Horns"
Page 9 Concordat Jaegers add nickname "Strength Through Adversity"
Page 9 Hyades Light Infantry add nickname "Taurian Nomads"
Page 9 Pleiades Hussars add nickname "The Challenge of Brinksmanship"
Page 9 Hyades Light Infantry add nickname "Taurian Nomads"
Page 10 1st Taurian Lancers add nickname "Battlefield Brethren"
Page 10 Pleiades lancers add nickname "On the warpath"
Page 10 2st Taurian Lancers add nickname "Starbright Regiment"



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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #169 on: 07 October 2020, 14:16:30 »
Any chance Combat Manual: Davion will see the light of day in some form?
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #170 on: 07 October 2020, 17:37:30 »
Any chance Combat Manual: Davion will see the light of day in some form?

If it were up to me, it would be out already.  Unfortunately, it's not up to me.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #171 on: 19 November 2020, 08:03:01 »
Thanks for these wonderful Manuals!  :thumbsup:

I'm missing some Mechs in the Clan Manual:

Crossbow (only mentioned in the Standard Star section but not on the Steel Viper Faction list)
Battle Cobra (same as the crossbow)
Behemoth

And a little question:
How can a Front-Line Star include a Second-Line Mech?

You found these in the standard Stars. Nova Cats with Supernova! Cool but against Fron-Line versus Second-Line rule.

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #172 on: 08 December 2020, 09:38:22 »
Not sure if it is an error or not but

Combat Manual Laio
Page 30
Liao Command Lance late Succession War has a Thunder which has a production year of 3055

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #173 on: 08 December 2020, 09:50:12 »
yeah, Thunder TDR-5S should be Thunderbolt TDR-5S.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #174 on: 28 February 2021, 14:13:14 »
Thank you again for not only doing these but updating/adding to them as well.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #175 on: 10 May 2021, 16:21:41 »
Thank you for putting these together! I've been planning out my forces for Wave 2 and I use these heavily to do so.

And congrats on getting more of this into the new Battle of Tukayyid book. I noticed that many of the SCA abilities there match what you have in the lite versions.

A few pieces of feedback/questions:
1. It would be great to include a random skill table in the Invading Clans combat manual lite. I love using the random skill tables from Mercenaries and Kurita and I've reused them for other IS forces, but I think the random skill table needs to be modified for clans. Specifically, in Total Warfare on page 273 the table there adds +2 to clan mechwarrior rolls and extends the table accordingly. It seems like something similar should be done on the AS random skill table. Right now, I've been adding +1 and if it goes passed the end of the table then I decrease skill one further.
2. I was surprised that the Lyrans don't have something like the Berserker lance from the Kurita manual since they have a lot of the early MEL mechs. Is this an oversight?
3. Any chance you are going to do Pirates? I would love to see some new dirty SCAs that support their unconventional and unorthodox tactics.
4. How did you go about chosing SCAs for so many units?

ps - I too would love to see a Federated Suns Combat Manual (and the rest of them). I had to guess at SCAs for the 3rd Crucis Lancers (Espirit de Corps, Tactical Specialization/Combined Arms, Focus/Combat Intution)

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #176 on: 11 May 2021, 05:44:11 »
Two more:

5. Clan Wolf has the SCA "Prepared" but this isn't defined anywhere that I could find.
6. Clan Jaguar has the SCA "Fang" but I believe this should be "Unleashed".