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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #810 on: 29 June 2021, 15:15:13 »
I can't wait!  IlClan and Tamar Rising represent the tip of the new spear, the new direction of the game. 

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« Reply #811 on: 29 June 2021, 22:54:58 »
Very much looking forward to post Dark Age Battletech.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #812 on: 30 June 2021, 02:21:41 »
Fortress of Lies, by J. Steven York, is the newest Dark Ages Legends novel we are re-releasing in both digital and print (as soon as Amazon approves it for Print-on-Demand).

https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsFortressofLies

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To launch his campaign, Sandoval sends his nephew Erik, fresh from the front lines of the campaign against the encroaching Capellan Confederation, to Shensi. His job is to convince the governor to join his uncle’s alliance instead of making peace with Liao. Although Erik is honored to be the Duke’s strong right hand, he's convinced that Aaron’s arrogance is getting the better of him. But what Erik doesn't yet realize is that his own uncle will sacrifice anyone to achieve his dreams of glory...even a member of his own family…

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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #813 on: 30 June 2021, 04:57:02 »
Hey the first DA one I'm not sure I have read, I may have to add to kindle
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« Reply #814 on: 30 June 2021, 08:04:45 »
I remember it being good but not great.  Definitely a step above the 5 preceding books.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #815 on: 30 June 2021, 09:04:12 »
I liked Fortress, it had IIRC a amphibious assault against the Swordsworn that was unique at the time- usually it is DS related assaults but that was not a option for the attackers.  With the proliferation of subcap weapons this should have been happening more when the Dark Age kicked off.  The pace of releases seems to be increasing, which is good we are going to start to get into the gap where I was not able to buy the novels.
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« Reply #816 on: 30 June 2021, 09:56:49 »
Has there been any news one way or another what would be going on with the "Spotlight On" that never came out? "Schmidt's Petraries" and "Hellion Keshik"?

Are things still on track for the brush wars series of books that are supposed to be coming up? Weren't we supposed to get "Operations Guerrero" in September 2020?

Also Hunting Season was pushed back until "June" but thats over today, any ideas on when that will be coming out?

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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #817 on: 30 June 2021, 11:11:45 »
Tomorrow begins the month with the thing! Probably! Hopefully! Let's all shoot eachother with Mechs!
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« Reply #818 on: 30 June 2021, 13:54:10 »
Tomorrow begins the month with the thing! Probably! Hopefully! Let's all shoot eachother with Mechs!

Haha, well said.  Looking forward to ilClan here too.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #819 on: 30 June 2021, 14:09:30 »
Haha, well said.  Looking forward to ilClan here too.

wasn't it pushed back to august?

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« Reply #820 on: 30 June 2021, 14:17:31 »
wasn't it pushed back to august?

Yes. Manufacturing and shipping threw a monkey wrench into things.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #821 on: 30 June 2021, 15:41:02 »
Yes. Manufacturing and shipping threw a monkey wrench into things.

Came here for the update as I had planned to get this book for my birthday.  Thank you

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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #822 on: 30 June 2021, 16:38:43 »
Any word on the new 'Mech Blueprints that were mentioned a year or so back?  I want to say they were mentioned around the time the KS kicked off, maybe after it finished?  No word was given on "What" 'Mechs would be done.  :-\  While I wouldn't object to one of either the new Classic MAD or WHM, I'd REALLY LOVE to have one of the TDR!!!   :excited:
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #823 on: 01 July 2021, 19:52:46 »
Yes. Manufacturing and shipping threw a monkey wrench into things.

Are the PDFs stuck in china too?   :P  tying the PDF release to the physical release is just throwing away one of the sweetest bonuses of digital distribution.
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« Reply #824 on: 01 July 2021, 22:54:27 »
Are the PDFs stuck in china too?   :P  tying the PDF release to the physical release is just throwing away one of the sweetest bonuses of digital distribution.

You have been told before, IIRC, that it is not something they want to do and a 'bad' business model.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #825 on: 01 July 2021, 23:08:08 »
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #827 on: 02 July 2021, 00:17:19 »
Hardback?  Sweet!  8) :thumbsup:
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #828 on: 02 July 2021, 06:20:02 »
August? I missed that announcement.  eesh.   I wish books could be made bit more locally like PoDs.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #829 on: 02 July 2021, 06:45:46 »
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #830 on: 02 July 2021, 06:59:23 »
Did we know it would be a hard cover? That's very unusual for a Battletech  source  book.

If the binding holds up, it'll be a very nice bonus.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #831 on: 02 July 2021, 07:32:52 »
Lightning round!

At printers? You mean it is written and... whatever stuff is needed?
Or did you mean IlClan there?

I meant what I said. Work on "Tamar Rising" is complete and it is at the printers.

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Oh, and we needs previews pretty please

I'd prefer that "Tamar" previews wait until after "ilClan" is out. I don't want any confusion of someone seeing a preview for one product, then an announcement that another is on sale, and conflating the two.

Has there been any news one way or another what would be going on with the "Spotlight On" that never came out? "Schmidt's Petraries" and "Hellion Keshik"?

Drafts of one or both exist, as well as Touring the Stars: Granada. I need to dedicate some time to figuring out what the deal is with those and the lines in general.

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Are things still on track for the brush wars series of books that are supposed to be coming up? Weren't we supposed to get "Operations Guerrero" in September 2020?

"On track"? ...sort of. I had intended to be the developer for that line, starting with Guerrero, but I just could not give it the time it needs. So I turned development over to Johannes Heidler, who's done a great job keeping the Rec Guides on track, and Eric Salzman, a fact-checker and writer. Last I saw they'd mapped out the next nine books of three conflicts each (yes, 27 individual conflicts) for Ray and I to review. Doesn't mean they'll all see the light of day, so don't get cute and start asking me when Brush Wars Vol. 11 comes out, but I'm very confident that project is in the right hands and will start moving forward soon.

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Also Hunting Season was pushed back until "June" but thats over today, any ideas on when that will be coming out?

Per fiction lead John Helfers, it'll be July now. (Obviously, but...officially. July.)

Did we know it would be a hard cover? That's very unusual for a Battletech source  book.

If the binding holds up, it'll be a very nice bonus.

Battle of Tukayyid was hardcover, and was well-received. We won't do hardcover for every single sourcebook from now on, but it's no longer the reserve of just the core rulebooks.

As far as the binding, my Tukayyid copy seems to be holding up fine, and this was the same printer IIRC.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #832 on: 02 July 2021, 08:09:48 »
Thanks for the update Cubby  :thumbsup: If Sydney's lockdown extends into August/September at least I'll have ilClan to look forward to reading.

"On track"? ...sort of. I had intended to be the developer for that line, starting with Guerrero, but I just could not give it the time it needs. So I turned development over to Johannes Heidler, who's done a great job keeping the Rec Guides on track, and Eric Salzman, a fact-checker and writer. Last I saw they'd mapped out the next nine books of three conflicts each (yes, 27 individual conflicts) for Ray and I to review. Doesn't mean they'll all see the light of day, so don't get cute and start asking me when Brush Wars Vol. 11 comes out, but I'm very confident that project is in the right hands and will start moving forward soon.

Ooh, sounds even better than the original concept :drool: Guerrero I was looking forward to and Burrock Absorption I was very keen on, but if the latter volume also includes Clan conflicts of the early '60s it'll have a special place on my BT bookshelf.

Is the focus with this series on covering previously unpublished wars or is it likely to also include older material that's been in print (e.g. Bulldog, Refusal War)?
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #833 on: 02 July 2021, 08:15:42 »
IlClan or Tamar previews, whatever, either's fine!

Thanks for answers!
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #834 on: 02 July 2021, 09:12:54 »
Is the focus with this series on covering previously unpublished wars or is it likely to also include older material that's been in print (e.g. Bulldog, Refusal War)?

We're still early in (re?)development of the series so I'm not prepared to say exactly what'll be in, or how the volumes will be organized. But the answer to your question is, yes, both.

It's not directly my project anymore, but my rough order of priority would be:

1. Conflicts that have gotten significant screen time but not been detailed in sourcebook style. (St. Ives War, Guerrero)
2. Conflicts that have been mentioned in sourcebooks or fiction, but not well detailed. (Burrock Absorption, Operation Junk Yard Dog)
3. Conflicts that have gotten significant time in sourcebooks, but older ones that are long-out-of-print. (Refusal War, Bulldog)

It's all about a balance between the three, so there's a little something in every volume no matter what your interest. Again, Jo has done (I think) as great a job with this in the Rec Guides as anyone could ask for, so I have faith that he and Eric will be able to sorting-hat all the possible conflicts into books you'll like.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #835 on: 02 July 2021, 09:17:22 »
As far as the binding, my Tukayyid copy seems to be holding up fine, and this was the same printer IIRC.

I want to be clear that I didn't mean the question about bindings to be a dig at Catalyst. I just know that I have had hard covers from some very well-meaning publishers fall apart and lose pages much earlier than expected.

I don't recall any similar problems with CGL products, but I don't own all that many hard covers from the current publishing era. (Hopefully more soon!)

Thanks for all the info!

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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #836 on: 02 July 2021, 09:28:48 »
Buy the book+PDF combo. Read the book first and use the PDF after that and let the book look nice on the shelf.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #837 on: 02 July 2021, 10:04:33 »
Those look great. Cant wait till I get one.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #838 on: 02 July 2021, 10:17:26 »
Curious if the same printer as Tukayyid, cause if so, funny that it's printed in Canada, and then sent to the US, for it to then take for-evah! to come back to Canada for distribution.

Oh well...guess I'll wait to see it sometime around Christmas ;)
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Re: Upcoming Releases XX: The Page Reference We Missed
« Reply #839 on: 02 July 2021, 10:46:56 »
Operation Junk Yard Dog cool
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