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Richard S.

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Two recognition guide: ilclan questions
« on: 25 June 2022, 21:40:59 »
Disclaimer: I haven't bought any of them yet, I'm asking these partially to decide whether or not I want to yet.

1. Are the mech variants in them supposed to be the "standard" variants of the Ilclan era or are they just new/experimental stuff that only a few people are gonna be using?

2. Since the recognition guide series seems to be finished, do we have any news on when the compiled version is going to come out?

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Re: Two recognition guide: ilclan questions
« Reply #1 on: 25 June 2022, 22:13:44 »
1) they are newly-produced variants / omni configs. some are produced concurrently with other variants, while others are the sole unit available for that chassis.

2) no

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Re: Two recognition guide: ilclan questions
« Reply #2 on: 25 June 2022, 22:16:00 »
To slightly expand on sartis' answer, the featured variants are the new baselines, yes.

Note that the Recognition Guides also contain Record Sheets for older or alternative variants for the core featured 'Mechs---you don't just get the sheets for the main variants.
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Re: Two recognition guide: ilclan questions
« Reply #3 on: 25 June 2022, 22:17:25 »
The MUL will tell you exactly who is using what variants of the mechs.

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Re: Two recognition guide: ilclan questions
« Reply #4 on: 27 June 2022, 08:05:03 »
MUL tells you who has some, but not if they are the most prevalent variant.

AFAIK all the new RecGuide designs are at least someone’s new standard variant. Some are almost the only existing variant left

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Re: Two recognition guide: ilclan questions
« Reply #5 on: 27 June 2022, 08:42:49 »
1. Are the mech variants in them supposed to be the "standard" variants of the Ilclan era or are they just new/experimental stuff that only a few people are gonna be using?

A lot of the builds fall under standard and advanced rules.   My players, new and old, have been selecting them frequently without prompting. 

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Re: Two recognition guide: ilclan questions
« Reply #6 on: 27 June 2022, 09:27:39 »
1. Are the mech variants in them supposed to be the "standard" variants of the Ilclan era or are they just new/experimental stuff that only a few people are gonna be using?

Since 2 has been answered . . . what we get is in 3 categories- 1st, brand new mechs using the 'standard' tech rules of the period . . . best example is the Hammerhead, which just had a premium mini released that sold out.  The 2nd sort, is the gun port matching of GoAC & Clan Invasion KS art (which is why they slipped in the Elemental) . . . so your GoAC Wolverine mini with a AC, SRM6 and med laser port gets something with those same type weapons in those locations . . . the Timber Wolf Prime in the Clan Invasion box, has two large laser, two medium laser, two 15 port missile boxes, etc that matches using newer tech.  The point of this is to let you use the same mini for 3025 games as in 3150, giving you versatility in your purchase.  The 3rd sort, are 'proxy' builds . . . the Wolverine &Timber Wolf get updated with the new tech w/o concern for the gun ports, FREX we get a Timber Wolf with IIRC a UAC/20 and a Supercharger to make it go further.  Sure, you could kitbash one if you want but you can plop down one of the KS Timber Wolves as a generic standin like the like you were with Timber Wolf As, Bs, Cs, Ds, etc.
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