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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #720 on: 27 January 2022, 15:34:40 »
I don't think I noticed the Sentinels' colorscheme in the book. What is it?

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #721 on: 27 January 2022, 15:43:11 »
Camospecs has it.  It's basically Jade Falcon Delta Galaxy with more yellow that's less eye-searing.
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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #722 on: 27 January 2022, 15:50:26 »
Oh, thanks. It's so new I didn't even think to look at CamoSpecs, haha.

The olive green really does help.

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #723 on: 27 January 2022, 23:04:54 »
Figured I’d cross-post this

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For nearly a decade, the relentless warriors of Clan Jade Falcon have held the world of Jangso in the A Place system, using it as a training ground for their next generation of warriors. When the planet’s garrison departs to join other Falcon forces in the fight for Terra, the Clans’ ultimate prize, aging Star Commander Hasara is ordered to remain behind. Deemed too old to be worthy of going to Terra, he still embraces his honor, and vows to safeguard the planet and all of the cadets too young to join the fight.

The Lyran Commonwealth, still stinging from losing Jangso to the Falcons, resolves to exploit their absence by taking back the planet before the Falcons can return. Armed with military intelligence and smuggled BattleMechs, Lyran natives on Jangso launch critical strikes at Hasara, his ex-MechWarrior partner, and the Falcon cadets under their wings, luring them into a trap.

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #724 on: 28 January 2022, 00:06:18 »
I did really love the desperate collection of Mechs we see the Fallen Falcons fielding in Tamar Rising. I can’t really convey how big my smile got reading the intro fiction and seeing Falcon Archers, Wolfhounds, and whatnot.

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #725 on: 28 January 2022, 06:21:34 »
The Fallen Falcons are a really interesting lot (flock?). It's gonna be fun following their misadventures. Great book all around. I like the way the IlClan era is shaping up.


What I particularely liked about it, it broadend my understanding of Clan society. Just like Wars of Reaving gave me a much better understanding of Clan politics, Tamar Rising helped me get a feeling for the economics of the IS Clans.


For someone who's fandom has been mostly focused in the IS, this is really nice. It enriches my understanding of the universe and makes it more enjoyable 





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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #726 on: 28 January 2022, 11:29:27 »
My FedEx tracking says the book is going to magically jump from Texas to my hands here in the Bay Area, Northern California.  I'm skeptical and hopeful at the same time!

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #727 on: 28 January 2022, 11:34:06 »
they threw it like a frisbee and it's coming down within 500 yards of your house. i recommend at least four spotters tracking se/e

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« Reply #728 on: 28 January 2022, 12:41:38 »
they threw it like a frisbee and it's coming down within 500 yards of your house.
Except the frisbee part, quite likely.

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #729 on: 28 January 2022, 23:46:48 »
Sorry if it was mentioned already, I haven't been keeping up with the whole thread...

Are there any new Mechs or variants in this book? I know I know we just got a ton in the RecGuides...I'm just curious
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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #730 on: 28 January 2022, 23:57:19 »
nope

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #731 on: 29 January 2022, 01:06:02 »
The book has RATs that list Rec Guide mechs, but unlike IlClan doesn't contain any actual mech stats.
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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #732 on: 29 January 2022, 12:35:31 »
Just got my box today.  My salvage mech was a Gladiator.  Already got one of those from the box set, but I guess it beats another Loki.

Mine too, but frankly I would’ve been ok with anything other than another Koshi.

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #733 on: 03 February 2022, 17:15:49 »
I have a question about the map in Tamar Rising.

 Does the Malthus Confederation own all the worlds in grey or just Dustball in it's weird darker Grey?


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« Reply #734 on: 03 February 2022, 17:51:20 »
Regular gray is uncontrolled. Malthus is only on dustball, plenty of other places have Malthus influence, but not outright controlled.

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #735 on: 03 February 2022, 17:55:59 »
Regular gray is uncontrolled. Malthus is only on dustball, plenty of other places have Malthus influence, but not outright controlled.

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #736 on: 05 February 2022, 22:44:46 »
I appreciate the Tamar AMA mentioning Jiyi was written as a clan Grayson Carlyle. The battle against the hells horses does have elements of that.

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« Reply #737 on: 06 February 2022, 00:19:56 »
I appreciate the Tamar AMA mentioning Jiyi was written as a clan Grayson Carlyle. The battle against the hells horses does have elements of that.

speaking of the AMA for those of us who don't enjoy videos is there a transcript anywhere?

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #738 on: 06 February 2022, 00:39:58 »
Also speaking of the AMA, it's good to know that Jiyi now has warriors to pilot all those 'Mechs Sudeten produces.

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #739 on: 06 February 2022, 00:43:40 »
this is a wise logistical policy as sudeten basically poops mechs

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #740 on: 06 February 2022, 01:08:11 »
Right on.

So much for the peeps who call The Hinterlands "Chaos March 2.0".  The Lyrans may be a Great House, but they won't be taking back their former worlds in a few years, or ten years, or even fifty.

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« Reply #741 on: 06 February 2022, 01:23:00 »
As Cubby said, the goal was to leave things open ended and set up story potential.  The Chaos March sourcebook did that, but then most of that potential was flat out ignored.  FASA’s authors never really did anything with the proto-states there, and FanPro resolved a lot of their fates with just a line or two in a Field Manual.  Arguably, the video games did the most, delving into Liberty, the Styk Commonality, and Saiph Triumvirate.

I can guarantee, each of these new states will get far more narrative attention.
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« Reply #742 on: 06 February 2022, 03:44:42 »
As Cubby said, the goal was to leave things open ended and set up story potential.  The Chaos March sourcebook did that, but then most of that potential was flat out ignored.  FASA’s authors never really did anything with the proto-states there, and FanPro resolved a lot of their fates with just a line or two in a Field Manual.  Arguably, the video games did the most, delving into Liberty, the Styk Commonality, and Saiph Triumvirate.

I can guarantee, each of these new states will get far more narrative attention.

yeah the chaos march never made much sense to me TBH. because there was no reason for that wide swath of worlds to just be... abandoned. the hinterlands gives some nicely thought out reasons for it. and while I would have liked to see the LC relciam a few more worlds, I at least understood WHY it didn't happen. with the chaos march meanwhile I STILL can't fathom why the 5 great houses didn't just roll up and reclaim them.

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« Reply #743 on: 06 February 2022, 05:42:44 »
My thoughts exactly. The original Chaos March never made much sense to me the way it was set up, but as with most things, the Chaos March IIC is just betterstrongerharderfaster.

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« Reply #744 on: 06 February 2022, 05:58:19 »
My thoughts exactly. The original Chaos March never made much sense to me the way it was set up, but as with most things, the Chaos March IIC is just betterstrongerharderfaster.

My hope is that if the Brush Wars series takes off, I can use it to craft a coherent narrative (drawing together all the little tidbits scattered throughout FASA and FanPro source material) of the entire Chaos March decade, telling the full stories of each faction.

Finally, the story of the Duchy of Small the fans have been clamoring for can be told.  :D
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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #745 on: 06 February 2022, 06:21:01 »
My hope is that if the Brush Wars series takes off, I can use it to craft a coherent narrative (drawing together all the little tidbits scattered throughout FASA and FanPro source material) of the entire Chaos March decade, telling the full stories of each faction.

Finally, the story of the Duchy of Small the fans have been clamoring for can be told.  :D

I dunno the problem with that is you'd have to rationalize the sheer stupidity of some of the factions in Battletech Just explaining why the FedCom, didn't move any of their hundred odd RCTs into the chaos march would proably give you a headache.

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« Reply #746 on: 06 February 2022, 08:45:48 »
I dunno the problem with that is you'd have to rationalize the sheer stupidity of some of the factions in Battletech Just explaining why the FedCom, didn't move any of their hundred odd RCTs into the chaos march would proably give you a headache.
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« Reply #747 on: 06 February 2022, 09:23:15 »
I dunno the problem with that is you'd have to rationalize the sheer stupidity of some of the factions in Battletech Just explaining why the FedCom, didn't move any of their hundred odd RCTs into the chaos march would proably give you a headache.

Honestly, to be cynical; why create a massive salient you'll have to defend from everyone else in the sphere, when you can let the League, Combine and Confederation share borders (which they'll inevitably fight wars over) again? Having territory isn't a goal in and of itself - it's what that territory can do for your power and security that matters.

Bringing this back to the Hinterlands - the Lyrans are probably better off for having these breakaway states serving as buffers between and already overextended Commonwealth and a bunch of conquest hungry Clanners. No point in taking territory if you can't hold it, and the Commonwealth is already struggling to keep a grip on what it still has. Better to bide their time and build their strength.

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Re: Arcturus vs Everyone: The Tamar Rising Discussion Thread
« Reply #748 on: 06 February 2022, 11:09:48 »
One thing that I mentioned in the AMA about why the Lyrans haven't reclaimed many worlds is that they don't really have forces in position to do so. Look at the deployment map in FM3145. Much of the Jade Falcon border is guarded by...Clan Wolf-in-Exile. As of 3151, they're gone. The Kell Hounds are gone. The 26th Arcturan Guards are up there, but guess what they did. The Hesperus Guards also went rogue.  Most of the Lyran military is now positioned along the Wolf Empire border, and those troops sandwiched between the Wolf and Falcon territories are in a bad position for offensive operations. Remember, they don't know that the OZs are empty. The Lyrans are not in a position to go adventuring.

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« Reply #749 on: 06 February 2022, 11:28:47 »
One thing that I mentioned in the AMA about why the Lyrans haven't reclaimed many worlds is that they don't really have forces in position to do so. Look at the deployment map in FM3145. Much of the Jade Falcon border is guarded by...Clan Wolf-in-Exile. As of 3151, they're gone. The Kell Hounds are gone. The 26th Arcturan Guards are up there, but guess what they did. The Hesperus Guards also went rogue.  Most of the Lyran military is now positioned along the Wolf Empire border, and those troops sandwiched between the Wolf and Falcon territories are in a bad position for offensive operations. Remember, they don't know that the OZs are empty. The Lyrans are not in a position to go adventuring.

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