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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #540 on: 06 August 2022, 16:30:59 »
Looking at the unallocated Mechs, the Hoplite, Ostroc and Shogun are the only ones
that would tick all the required boxes (Alpha Strike requirements) for an Assault Lance.


That actually wouldn't be a bad lance... I mean, it's not great, but not bad either...

Other than I already own a pair of Shoguns, that 4-some would be ideal for me!  So here's hoping!
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #541 on: 06 August 2022, 17:00:23 »
But forgot to add additional Heat Sinks right?  ;)

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #542 on: 06 August 2022, 21:31:29 »
My only beef with the Grendel model is that its got its gun pointed down, it should be raised like its aiming to shoot or something.

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #543 on: 06 August 2022, 21:42:52 »
Some more conjecturing on the possible Lances / ForcePacks :

Inner Sphere Assault Lance : so far we've seen the Goliath in the pictures.

Looking at the unallocated Mechs, the Hoplite, Ostroc and Shogun are the only ones
that would tick all the required boxes (Alpha Strike requirements) for an Assault Lance.
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It would certainly be a good lance to fill out a 3029-era Wolf's Dragoons Beta Regiment company. Not that I need another Shogun (they were always rare, even in the Wolfster Goons) or even Hoplight (but they would make good visual departures for the -4B), but it is what it is. The rest of the lance would make it attractive for rebuys regardless.

But I have some unspoken pang for separating the Ostroc and Ostsol siblings, since they often seem paired, in canon forces and in my own.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #544 on: 06 August 2022, 23:25:17 »
Has anybody put together a list of the 'Mechs that are for sure gonna be in this boxset so far ?
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #545 on: 06 August 2022, 23:47:33 »
No, because they have not told us exactly.  I DID make a list a few pages back after the photos of what was shown as the sneak peak, since then a few people have toyed with it- especially when they released lance labels- and we have conjecture based on released art.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #546 on: 07 August 2022, 01:35:06 »
For the Security Lance, we haven't seen the Charger yet, maybe we'll see it there?  Although you start to wonder if a pack has a JagerMech, Scorpion, and Charger... what is going to make people buy multiples of this box?

JagerMechs and Scorpions, of course. Also, the Charger can be easily modded into your Kurita friend's Hatamotos...and we don't know what the 4th 'mech in the lance would be...but I can see plenty of people buying multiples because, so far, it is a very good set!
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #547 on: 07 August 2022, 01:47:41 »
Nice thing about all the osts: I will get plenty of practice making dead 'mechs for bases with them! *heats up wood burning tool* Osts go melty melty!
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #548 on: 07 August 2022, 03:08:01 »
Just a thought RE the Goliath and the Scorpion. I assume that they're going to be multi-part or at least not stuck on their bases, because otherwise, doing their undersides will be a pig to paint.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #549 on: 07 August 2022, 09:33:54 »
Has anybody put together a list of the 'Mechs that are for sure gonna be in this boxset so far ?

There's this post a few pages back but it's all conjecture based on what was seen at GenCon and not an official statement from CGL.

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #550 on: 07 August 2022, 14:18:25 »
Just a thought RE the Goliath and the Scorpion. I assume that they're going to be multi-part or at least not stuck on their bases, because otherwise, doing their undersides will be a pig to paint.
Spray them with black undercoat all over and hope no one is too curious to pick them up pre-game!!  ;D

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #551 on: 07 August 2022, 14:36:56 »
If the stands are clear plastic than it's likely they'll be a similar setup to the Shilone with a separate base and stand in the box.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #552 on: 07 August 2022, 15:13:52 »
If the stands are clear plastic than it's likely they'll be a similar setup to the Shilone with a separate base and stand in the box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn5t4iSiQQI

At the 7:25 mark in this video by Big Red 40K from GenCon, you can see the clear plastic stand that will be used for the quads on the Goliath.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #553 on: 07 August 2022, 21:21:55 »
Ok, because I don't have a brain in my head, I took shots of the lance tags from the back ONLY, i forgot to go back around to the front.  I can't recognize them all, so I hate to even guess and stir up erroneous discussion.  but, signs WERE posted yesterday, so hopefully they'll make their way online soon

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #554 on: 07 August 2022, 21:25:25 »
Already have
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #555 on: 09 August 2022, 17:12:56 »
Ok, because I don't have a brain in my head, I took shots of the lance tags from the back ONLY, i forgot to go back around to the front.  I can't recognize them all, so I hate to even guess and stir up erroneous discussion.  but, signs WERE posted yesterday, so hopefully they'll make their way online soon

Here's the gallery of pictures I took at GenCon: https://imgur.com/a/SZCnf8f featuring the Camospecs diorama and the upcoming products display.

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #556 on: 09 August 2022, 18:15:10 »
Interesting, that full list shows a Heavy Recon Lance tag where the Ostroc? & Assassin are paired up now.

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #557 on: 09 August 2022, 18:35:54 »
Would like to see the option of choosing specific 'mechs as Add-ons during this KS campaign.

It's be nice to get more Wraiths, Vindicators and other starter box-specific mechs...

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« Reply #558 on: 09 August 2022, 18:50:28 »
Here's the gallery of pictures I took at GenCon: https://imgur.com/a/SZCnf8f featuring the Camospecs diorama and the upcoming products display.

So the KS box art is even more of that mural. Good lord that Axman action in the back ground!

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« Reply #559 on: 09 August 2022, 18:53:35 »
Would like to see the option of choosing specific 'mechs as Add-ons during this KS campaign.

It's be nice to get more Wraiths, Vindicators and other starter box-specific mechs...

+1 to Urbie Level II  :D

They will have the Reinforcements- GoAC & Clan Invasion mechs- but to expect the Alpha Strike Box mechs is unrealistic IMO.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #560 on: 09 August 2022, 19:23:32 »
How am I only just now finding out about this!?

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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #561 on: 09 August 2022, 19:25:24 »
It was being actively hidden from you and someone lost contain

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« Reply #562 on: 09 August 2022, 19:40:19 »
How am I only just now finding out about this!?

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Then you haven't seen this either...

The 28mm models are just a proof of concept, that are too cool to not show off.
That said, it really skews expectations. Enjoy the photos, and hope that we can expand into that one day. That said, if it ever comes to fruition, I highly doubt we’ll call it Destiny Scale.

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« Reply #563 on: 09 August 2022, 19:43:25 »
It would be cool if IWM did some 28 or 32mm scale battle armors as part of their museum scale line.

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« Reply #564 on: 09 August 2022, 20:38:07 »
They had something like that at one point . . . it was the first mini I bought . . . the Elemental is as big as a KS Hunchback IIC.
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #566 on: 09 August 2022, 22:20:50 »
I'm just gonna throw this out there as a cool idea but I hope instead of T-shirts they do hats. I would love a mesh back baseball cap/trucker hat... :drool:
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« Reply #567 on: 09 August 2022, 22:25:37 »
I'm just gonna throw this out there as a cool idea but I hope instead of T-shirts they do hats. I would love a mesh back baseball cap/trucker hat... :drool:
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #568 on: 10 August 2022, 00:01:54 »
Update taking into consideration Guardian11's GenCon pictures. Thank you Sir !

Items in italics not part of images (i.e. still conjecture if part of below mentioned packs).


   Mercenaries Box Set (GenCon)         
1   2x Inner Sphere Standard BA (Ambusher, 6"j)         
2   2x Maxim (Size 2, Striker, 16"h)         
3   2x Galleon (Size 1, Scout, 12"t)         
4   Firefly (Size 1, Striker, 10"/8"j)         
5   Starslayer (Size 2, Skirmisher, 10"j)         
6   Caesar (Size 3, Brawler, 8")         
7   Devastator (Size 4, Juggernaut, 6")         
8   Flea (Size 1, Striker, 16")         
9   Chameleon (Size 2, Scout, 12"j)         
10   Quickdraw (Size 3, Skirmisher, 10"j)         
11   Ostsol (Size 3, Skirmisher, 10")         
     
   Clan Direct Fire Star (GenCon)        
12   Glass Spider (Size 3, Sniper, 8")        
13   Rifleman IIC (Size 3, Sniper, 6"j)         
14   Highlander IIC (Size 4, Missile Boat, 6"j)         
15   Bane (Size 4, Sniper, 6")         
16   Phoenix Hawk IIC (Size 4, Sniper, 10"j)         
           
   Clan Cavalry Star (GenCon)       
17   Locust IIC (Size 1, Striker, 16")         
18   Jenner IIC (Size 1, Striker, 18"/14"j)         
19   Griffin IIC (Size 2, Missile Boat, 12"j)         
20   Shadowhawk IIC (Size 2, Striker, 12"j)         
21   Black Python (Size 3, Skirmisher, 10"j)         

   Battlefield Support - Recon & Hunter (GenCon)        
22   2x Warrior VTOL (Size 1,Scout, 18"v)         
23   2x Skulker (Size 1, Scout, 14"w)         
24   2x Ontos (Size 4, Juggernaut, 6"t)         
25   2x Behemoth (Size 4, Juggernaut, 4"t)         
           
   Battlefield Support - Assault & Cavalry (GenCon)     
26   2x Pegasus (Size 1, Striker, 16"h)         
27   2x Condor (Size 2, Striker, 16"h)         
28   2x Schrek (Size 4, Sniper, 6"t)         
29   2x Demolisher (Size 4, Juggernaut, 6"t)         
           
   Battlefield Support - Objectives (GenCon)         
30   Mobile HQ         
31   Mobile Long Tom with trailer         
           
   Battlefield Support 4 (conjecture)        
32   2x Vedette (Size 2, Brawler, 10"t)         
33   2x Manticore (Size 3, Brawler, 8"t) - Patreon hint        
34   2x SRM Carrier (Size 3, Ambusher, 6"t) - KS announcement confirmed         
35   2x LRM Carrier (Size 3, Missile Boat, 6"t) - KS announcement confirmed         
           
   Inner Sphere Recon Lance (GenCon)            
36   Javelin (Size 1, Striker, 12"j)           
37   Spector (Size 1, Striker, 14"j)           
38   Firestarter (Size 1, Scout, 12"j)           
39   Ostscout (Size 1, Scout, 16"j)   

   Inner Sphere Pursuit Lance (GenCon)      
40   Dervish (Size 2, Missile Boat, 10"j)           
41   Clint (Size 2, Striker, 12"j)           
42   Hermes II (Size 2, Scout, 12")           
43   Cicada (Size 2, Scout, 16")

   Inner Sphere Security Lance (Gencon)
44   Scorpion (Size 2, Skirmisher, 12")   
45   JagerMech (Size 3, Sniper, 8")   
46         
47         

Also requires a Scout, so either Vulcan or Charger

   Inner Sphere Assault Lance (GenCon)
48   Goliath (Size 4, Sniper, 8")
49   Hoplite (Size 2, Sniper, 8")     
50
51

Shogun probably goes here, was wrong on the Ostroc though..

   Inner Sphere Heavy Recon Lance (GenCon)
52   Assassin (Size 2, Scout, 14"j)     
53   Ostroc (Size 3, Skirmisher, 10")   
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55

Still requires a 2nd Scout, so either Charger or Vulcan

Unallocated Mechs
Vulcan (Size 2, Scout, 12"j)     
Charger (Size 4, Scout, 10")     
Shogun (Size 4, Missile Boat, 6"j)     
Whitworth (Size 2, Missile Boat, 8"j) - Patreon confirmed     
Merlin (Size 3, Brawler, 8"j) - Patreon hint     


Reasonable expectations would be 1 more Mech (to fill out the aforementioned Lances) and possibly another objective-vee ?
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Re: Mercenaries Kickstart Discussion 2: Contract Negotiations Begin
« Reply #569 on: 10 August 2022, 00:47:32 »
Still a bit surprised the Skulker isn't in with the Objectives, but hey.
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