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Whirlwind scout hover tank
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New BA? Thats a surprise. Guess that answers my question from the first press release about the collected TRO.

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Is it a new Tinstar?  or the original just added to a TRO-like product since it never made it in one.
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Is it a new Tinstar?  or the original just added to a TRO-like product since it never made it in one.

Yes to both.
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Oh, I will kitbash a heavy gauss Stormfuer now.  ^-^

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Which one?
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Definitely I can see myself using a Whirlwind scout hover tank, especially the AAA variant.
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Oh, I will kitbash a heavy gauss Stormfuer now.  ^-^

There already is a mini: https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/product-listing/product/battletech-ar20-283/category_pathway-2

*Note that the image of the mini appears to be misassembled, with the heavy gauss barrel stuck under the turret instead of attached to the tank's front.
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Favorite one out of this bunch has to be the Spector. Yea, it can get a little warm - but you can always jump away for a cooling turn.   :thumbsup:
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The TinStar was a great surprise. The are is just perfect!
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Yes to both.

Not exactly, as regards his first question.

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Holy hell, that Cicada's a beast!
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Is it a new Tinstar?  or the original just added to a TRO-like product since it never made it in one.

It includes the one from OTP: Fronc Reaches and a quite nasty Original model with magshot

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Holy hell, that Cicada's a beast!
Yeah, that one's definitely going into a new Marik force along with the Hermes II
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The new Warrior is definitely much more fitting as part of the recon lance with its new variant thanks to that TAG (though I'd still rather have a Sprint). Not a fan of the UAC/2, but it's the best they could do in a WYSIWYG variant.

Also... Anthony Scroggins mentioned that the Long Tom was getting retconned, but this looks like a new variant with no SW tech sheets in sight. Interested to see what the base variant will look like once we get those sheets.
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A retconned Long Tom was released as a free record sheet a few years ago.
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A retconned Long Tom was released as a free record sheet a few years ago.
They doing a new one. Apparently the last try didn't satisfy, so now they're trying to make it stick once and for all.
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What's wrong with the free updated sheet? We've only used Battlefield Asset artillery, haven't had the models on the map to see how they work yet. Just trying to wrap my head around the giant multi-hex tokens in Reinforcements gave me pause.

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Those multi-hex tokens are not helping you - Long Toms are still single-hex units. They only get long if you choose to use multiple trailers(all of which are optional).
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Yeah, making the tokens be multi-hex was... a choice.
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I’m a little sad that the Spector lost its shark teeth, but always happy to see a new Firestarter even if I’m unsure of the value of reflective armor. Loving the new Warrior and Tin Star, too.
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A Firestarter with Reflective armor makes perfect sense: Reflective armor halves the heat gained from external sources so it can hide in a fire it's started and use the Plasma Cannon to run the heat up on any pursuers while it stays cool.
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I forgot about the heat trick. That's really coo-...snazzy.
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A Firestarter with Reflective armor makes perfect sense: Reflective armor halves the heat gained from external sources so it can hide in a fire it's started and use the Plasma Cannon to run the heat up on any pursuers while it stays cool.

Interesting. Than what is the role of the Heat Dissipating armor from FM3145?

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These new Rec Guides are top notch. Man I LOVE that Firestarter with a Plasma Cannon. Also the Tin Star is awesome. I love the Fronc Reaches and its awesome to see them get something unique to them (it helps that it's pretty awesome battle armor too).

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WOW.....I was not expecting the latest line-up, but I'm pleasantly surprised.
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I didn't realize one was one made. I'll have to add to the collection then.  I want to try and do my own take first though.  Thanks for the link!

There already is a mini: https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/product-listing/product/battletech-ar20-283/category_pathway-2

*Note that the image of the mini appears to be misassembled, with the heavy gauss barrel stuck under the turret instead of attached to the tank's front.

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Interesting. Than what is the role of the Heat Dissipating armor from FM3145?

Being overspecialized and generally considered not useful.

More seriously it lacks Reflective armor's weakness to physical attacks and AoE weapons, but it really is too specialized to actually be useful.  There's a reason that Ballistic Reinforced armor is the only type from FM 3145 that still gets used.
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