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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #630 on: 12 August 2022, 10:15:39 »
Six SL era mechs? Sounds like another ComStar Level II box to me  :)
The Champion *desperately* needs a modern redesign, too.

Interesting.
The 6 listed have a 60+ LRMs & a NARC along w/ several long range snipers guns.   
Not a bad starting point for Fire Support Level-II
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #631 on: 13 August 2022, 14:27:50 »
Six SL era mechs? Sounds like another ComStar Level II box to me  :)
The Champion *desperately* needs a modern redesign, too.
I'd buy that.

and even if it's JUST a joke, they need to do a LAM redesign for the Champion too.

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #632 on: 13 August 2022, 14:29:56 »
The LAM Champion was in XTRO Boondoggles.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #633 on: 13 August 2022, 19:53:29 »
The CPN-1X1 Champion LAM (or LAMpion, if you will) is... hm.  Look, you can't say Dr. Flannigan and team didn't try.

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« Reply #634 on: 13 August 2022, 20:29:37 »
Well, it's in Boondoggles for a reason.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #635 on: 14 August 2022, 09:16:35 »
Anthony Scroggins’ Patreon had the Battlefield Support: Assault & Cavalry renders up and you can see a lot of nice detail that I couldn’t quite make out on the GenCon pics.  The Pegasus and Condor look especially good.

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #636 on: 15 August 2022, 15:08:22 »
Really hoping for a pack with Manticores and Vedettes, maybe together as a Battle Lance. I'd like to get those two in full Lance strength, so being able to get two copies of a single box would be handy.
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« Reply #637 on: 15 August 2022, 15:14:30 »
Prefer the Myrmidon over the Manticore for that . . . but a Manticore/Po?  ok
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #638 on: 15 August 2022, 15:18:58 »
Personally I want SRM carriers and LRM carriers to look identical, really motivate the opposition do some proper scouting.

Also it could allow for this:
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #639 on: 15 August 2022, 15:21:48 »
The more 3025 versions the better in my book...  :)

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #640 on: 15 August 2022, 15:30:07 »
Sell a company of Quickscell tanks for $2 per-model, random degrees of pre-assembly, base not included, comes with a bottle of dried glue.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #641 on: 15 August 2022, 15:36:11 »
Really hoping for a pack with Manticores and Vedettes, maybe together as a Battle Lance. I'd like to get those two in full Lance strength, so being able to get two copies of a single box would be handy.

I’d buy it.

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« Reply #642 on: 15 August 2022, 15:45:58 »
Saw one list with Vedette, Manticore, LRM and SRM carriers in one Battlefield Support Pack. Not sure what the source is but it would be a logical pack. Vedettes and LRM/SRM carriers are already confirmed for the KS (the latter were mentioned explicitly and former has concept art).
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #643 on: 15 August 2022, 16:06:12 »
Sell a company of Quickscell tanks for $2 per-model, random degrees of pre-assembly, base not included, comes with a bottle of dried glue.
I'd buy it...  :D

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #644 on: 15 August 2022, 18:13:26 »
Saw one list with Vedette, Manticore, LRM and SRM carriers in one Battlefield Support Pack. Not sure what the source is but it would be a logical pack. Vedettes and LRM/SRM carriers are already confirmed for the KS (the latter were mentioned explicitly and former has concept art).

That could be the specualtion posted by Death_from_above about three pages back.

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #645 on: 15 August 2022, 19:32:43 »
The more 3025 versions the better in my book...  :)

+1, and also another wish for a "like" button (but not really, as it would change the dynamic of the bulletin board system)

would be cool if the turrets for the SRM/LRM carrier were basically interchangeable.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #646 on: 15 August 2022, 20:59:17 »
Really hoping for a pack with Manticores and Vedettes, maybe together as a Battle Lance. I'd like to get those two in full Lance strength, so being able to get two copies of a single box would be handy.
Point of Order!  Tanks come in platoons, not lances.   :P
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #647 on: 15 August 2022, 22:26:39 »
Point of Order!  Tanks come in platoons, not lances.   :P
That depends on the faction and their preferred nomenclature. Some use the term "platoon" while others use "lance". It's all semantics, as they're almost always used in the same way regardless of name.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #648 on: 15 August 2022, 23:44:23 »
Point of Order!  Tanks come in platoons, not lances.   :P

That terminology depends upon the faction.

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« Reply #649 on: 16 August 2022, 00:01:33 »
Point of Order!  Tanks come in platoons, not lances.   :P

I thought they came in boxes or blister packs...
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« Reply #650 on: 16 August 2022, 00:22:27 »
I thought they came in dropships.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #651 on: 16 August 2022, 00:59:38 »
I would pay so much money to get them in dropship shaped boxes...

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« Reply #652 on: 16 August 2022, 06:18:09 »
I thought they came in boxes or blister packs...

Nonsense. It's all cardboard boxes now.

I would pay so much money to get them in dropship shaped boxes...

Strap a couple of cardboard fins to the back of a lance pack and I don't think anybody would challenge you calling it a Leopard DS.

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #653 on: 16 August 2022, 10:42:04 »
Saw one list with Vedette, Manticore, LRM and SRM carriers in one Battlefield Support Pack. Not sure what the source is but it would be a logical pack. Vedettes and LRM/SRM carriers are already confirmed for the KS (the latter were mentioned explicitly and former has concept art).

Logic or not, I'd take 2.  That is a lovely pack. 

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #654 on: 16 August 2022, 12:44:07 »
That terminology depends upon the faction.

Is it actually the Faction?

I've had this discussion a while back w/ some local BT friends & it seemed less "Faction" than what "Rulebook" you were reading at the time over the years.

Some products group Tanks in w/ Infantry for Platoons, some group them in w/ Mechs as Lances.

Personally I prefer Platoons since that is the standard term "today" where "Mechs" are the "Future" and get the cool special "Lances" term.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #655 on: 16 August 2022, 13:47:50 »
Is it actually the Faction?

I've had this discussion a while back w/ some local BT friends & it seemed less "Faction" than what "Rulebook" you were reading at the time over the years.

Some products group Tanks in w/ Infantry for Platoons, some group them in w/ Mechs as Lances.

Personally I prefer Platoons since that is the standard term "today" where "Mechs" are the "Future" and get the cool special "Lances" term.
Most House sourcebooks since the Field Manuals have had a section on organizational structure. That's where you'll find a lot of your in-universe semantic differences, as well as the often considerable differences in aerospace organization.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #656 on: 16 August 2022, 13:52:01 »
Is it actually the Faction?

Yes.

Consider that the Clans use neither platoon nor lance for their vehicles.

But what do I know?  ;D

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #657 on: 16 August 2022, 14:23:55 »
Yes.

Consider that the Clans use neither platoon nor lance for their vehicles.

But what do I know?  ;D
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« Reply #658 on: 16 August 2022, 15:51:24 »
I see your Point.
:)

I see what you did there! (emphasis mine)
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #659 on: 16 August 2022, 16:31:58 »
I see what you did there! (emphasis mine)
This is where I would like a "like" button.

 

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