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Title: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 03 September 2021, 13:16:40
Turning Points: Helm Now Available and New Gray Death Legion Fiction Coming Soon!

Tamar Rising is just around the corner, but BattleTech fans always want to know what’s next! We’re thrilled to finally share those details with you in a major update to the Coming Releases page. (https://bg.battletech.com/books/upcoming-releases)

But wait! Before you go check that out, we’ve got more news to share. Available now is a brand-new installment in the Turning Points series, Turning Points: Helm.

We wanted to make sure you had this in your hands to get in the mood for all things Gray Death Legion, because coming in the next few days is Rock and a Hard Place, an all-new Gray Death Legion novel by William H. Keith! Set during the Legion’s earlier days, the book is the first new GDL fiction by Bill in nearly 25 years, and we could not be more excited to read all-new adventures of Grayson, Lori, and the Legion.

Be on the lookout for an announcement about Rock and a Hard Place in the next few days here, on the official BattleTech forums, and on our social media–we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available!

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Turning Points: Helm
Price: $5.99 (PDF Only)

The Gray Death Legion: Mercenaries betrayed by their employer and betrayed from within. Mariks and ComStar oppose them. Can Grayson Carlyle lead his command out of the trap that has ensnared them? Only quick, decisive action and determination will see them survive overwhelming odds.

Helm: A world of glaciers, tundra, rock-filled deserts, barren seas, and an ancient Star League secret. That secret could destroy the Legion and move humanity another step closer toward darkness. Or one step closer toward salvation. Helm and humanity’s future lay in the grasp of an outlawed mercenary unit.

Turning Points: Helm uses Chaos Campaign rules to give players the option of fighting individual battles or to follow a campaign arc. Included are a detailed map of the world of Helm, a run down of the forces involved, and scenario tracks recreating the battles on Helm.

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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bedwyr on 03 September 2021, 13:20:21
Excellent title selection. Looking forward very much to the TPs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 03 September 2021, 13:23:49
Wow tons of stuff.

Good update, and a bone to the 3025 grognards.

I’m very interested in the MadCat/Stalker combo on rec guide 20.

Shrapnel 6 is listed twice, I assume the second one should be 7?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 03 September 2021, 13:24:06
Couple of RecGuide cover previews on the "Coming Soon" page.

My favourite bit is this though :

And make sure to keep an eye out for updates from Iron Wind Metals, as we’re working closely with them on producing miniatures for the ’Mechs debuting in the RecGuide.

And there are several new Mechs hidden in the Empire Alone art as well :

1st image : Ostroc vs. Griffin IIC, burning Locust IIC in the foreground
and possibly (squints) a jumping Dervish in the background ?

2nd image : Caesar and Assassin on the ridge



Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 03 September 2021, 13:24:34
Oh, WOW.  Was Helm announced beforehand in any way and my memory is continuing to slip, or is this a surprise to everyone?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 03 September 2021, 13:25:11
Not announced previously.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 03 September 2021, 13:25:28
Shrapnel 6 is listed twice, I assume the second one should be 7?

Whoops. Fixed, thanks.

Hey, if that's all I screwed up in this update, I'll take it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 03 September 2021, 13:27:10
Not announced previously.

Due to some jerk named Cubby holding it up to try to time it ahead of "Rock" coming out, only to have to post it without build-up to stay ahead of fiction. That guy is the worst.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GreekFire on 03 September 2021, 13:34:36
Some very cool stuff on the Coming Releases page, I'm definitely looking forward to the BattleTech Universe book. And all the new art continues to blow my mind every time I see more of it.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together, Cubby!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 03 September 2021, 13:35:58
Some very cool stuff on the Coming Releases page, I'm definitely looking forward to the BattleTech Universe book. And all the new art continues to blow my mind every time I see more of it.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together, Cubby!

I skipped the art the first time and looked only at the texts. I went back and looked at it, it’s pretty dang cool. I like the star league unit moving through the pass there, kinda need to see the huge formation like that
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 03 September 2021, 13:36:24
Yippee!

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 03 September 2021, 13:36:31
Quote
BattleTech Universe includes sections for all of the major factions of the Inner Sphere and Clan Homeworlds, offering concise histories for each from their founding through 3150.

So uh. Am I reading that right that we’re getting info on the post reaving fate of the homies?

Also that atlas is a nice homage to the cover of 3205r
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 03 September 2021, 13:37:46
No, you are not reading right.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GreekFire on 03 September 2021, 13:39:25
I skipped the art the first time and looked only at the texts. I went back and looked at it, it’s pretty dang cool. I like the star league unit moving through the pass there, kinda need to see the huge formation like that

You gotta love the cheery waving Marauder in the background.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 03 September 2021, 13:39:31
So uh. Am I reading that right that we’re getting info on the post reaving fate of the homies?

I revised the page, sorry for the lack of clarity. All factions are covered, but the story of the Homeworld Clans beyond what we already know will not be advanced in this book.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 03 September 2021, 13:39:37
Can you share if any of those post ilClan source books will be dropping with updated RATs?   Or are we going to be using FM3145 for a while longer?

Edit:  And if we are using FM3145...  will it get a POD treatment?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 03 September 2021, 13:40:25
You gotta love the cheery waving Marauder in the background.

"Hi Mom!"

There's always one...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lyran Wolf on 03 September 2021, 13:41:04
Is that an Atlas for Christmas I see?

Very nice update.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 03 September 2021, 13:41:11
No, you are not reading right.
Illiteracy is my default setting so that tracks. I asked knowing deep down that was going to be the answer
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 03 September 2021, 13:41:57
Can you share if any of those post ilClan source books will be dropping with updated RATs?   Or are we going to be using FM3145 for a while longer?

Tamar Rising has updated RATs, the others will too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 03 September 2021, 13:42:11
Aww hells yeah, Empire Alone!

Wait.

*looks closely at cover art samples*

Are those da Hussars? AND MY ATREANS?!? :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 03 September 2021, 13:42:37
Is that an Atlas for Christmas I see?

(music)

...comin' through your chimney toniiiiiiight....

(/music)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Maingunnery on 03 September 2021, 13:44:02

Any news on the RecGuide compilations?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 03 September 2021, 13:44:59
Any news on the RecGuide compilations?

Nothing solid to share yet, but we're going to have to figure that out sooner than later.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 03 September 2021, 13:45:41
Oh wow. We can all see the updated griffin IIC now. I think it’s punching one of the Ost mechs? And there is an updated QuickDraw jumping around in the back too. (Picture next to empire alone announcement)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 03 September 2021, 13:49:05
Oh wow. We can all see the updated griffin IIC now. I think it’s punching one of the Ost mechs? And there is an updated QuickDraw jumping around in the back too. (Picture next to empire alone announcement)

Yeah, Ostroc - think the jumping one in the background is a Dervish though..
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 03 September 2021, 13:51:01
It’s got hands. Whitworth?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 03 September 2021, 13:55:12
It’s got hands. Whitworth?

Could be..

my assumption is based on the fact that the Mech has got two rectangular side
torsos (which corresponds to Bishop Steiner's Dervish on Anthony's Patreon)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 03 September 2021, 13:56:09
It’s got hands. Whitworth?

Whitworth has no hands, I think its a Quickie.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 03 September 2021, 13:57:53
Oh right another reason why the whitworth made me sad
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 03 September 2021, 13:58:41
*starts to hope against all odds that the art samples means the 1st Atrean are getting resurrected*
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 03 September 2021, 13:58:56
Also, that Empires Alone pic:  those look like House Liao mechs firing on Clan Wolf mechs!

(Cataphract, Black Knight, Catapults, etc!)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 03 September 2021, 14:01:53
HECK. YEAH.  This all looks AMAZING!!!   :) :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 03 September 2021, 14:03:41
Also, that Empires Alone pic:  those look like House Liao mechs firing on Clan Wolf mechs!

(Cataphract, Black Knight, Catapults, etc!)


Certainly looks that way
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GreekFire on 03 September 2021, 14:06:27
Also, that Empires Alone pic:  those look like House Liao mechs firing on Clan Wolf mechs!

(Cataphract, Black Knight, Catapults, etc!)

Wrong insignia, try again!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 03 September 2021, 14:07:37
Them's the Atrean Dragoons, baby! :rockon:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 03 September 2021, 14:07:43
Yay!  Can't wait for the book!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GreekFire on 03 September 2021, 14:09:57
Them's the Atrean Dragoons, baby! :rockon:

Well, they look it. The insignia tells a different story.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: worktroll on 03 September 2021, 14:16:31
Where do I find this Empires Alone? Not on the main site news, for me anyway.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 03 September 2021, 14:17:11
Well, they look it. The insignia tells a different story.

Eh, several of the regiments have been dead for almost a century, my favorite included. A new insignia is completely possible.

Where do I find this Empires Alone? Not on the main site news, for me anyway.

https://bg.battletech.com/books/upcoming-releases/
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: cobaltcoil on 03 September 2021, 14:21:32
@ Cubby.....that Atlas has a Star League Emblem and the Number 02 on it and with that Orion on one of the other high spots with the same Star League Emblem and perhaps the Number 01 on it.....Does that mean the Kerensky and DeChavallier are watching a Star League unit from a High Ground overview?
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 September 2021, 14:24:00
The AK and AD initials on the mechs would certainly support that. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 03 September 2021, 14:27:40
Wow, this thread is blowing up, lol.

Nice to get the 3 outstanding Hanseatic Crusade bits.

RecGuides-  the covers we can see are all assaults, first looks like a Dire Wolf but it already appeared, Warhawk, and the Jade Phoenix which was the original end . . . but the cover of #23 is missing!  Then 24 is the Atlas.

Empire Alone looks really good, I assume that is where Weirdo is looking for the unit return?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 03 September 2021, 14:35:02
Wrong insignia, try again!

I dont recognize that insignia, anyone else know that one?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 03 September 2021, 14:36:05
Wooohooo!!  This all will do nicely until Tamar Rising hits. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rncavenger on 03 September 2021, 14:39:16
Regulan hussars vs Clan Wolf?)

I wonder what the Clan Protectorate will do in all this?)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 03 September 2021, 14:39:58
I dont recognize that insignia, anyone else know that one?

Silver Hawk Irregulars ?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 03 September 2021, 14:42:18
Lol, the logo’s in black and white.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: cobaltcoil on 03 September 2021, 14:42:53
@ Weirdo, I hadn't notice the AK and AD Emblems....Thanks for the heads-up about them  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 03 September 2021, 14:49:52
The 'Mech on the cover of Rec Guide 19 is the Iron Cheetah from Mechforce Quarterly volume 1 issue 4. A 4/6 moving 100 ton omni. The issue even gives instructions how to kitbash one from a Daishi and a Mad Cat (which is how I recognized it).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 03 September 2021, 14:51:07
What the heck is the 'Mech on RG19 cover? Looks like some kind of Dire Wolf derivative.
The 'Mech on the cover of Rec Guide 19 is the Iron Cheetah from Mechforce Quarterly volume 1 issue 4. A 4/6 moving 100 ton omni. The issue even gives instructions how to kitbash one from a Daishi and a Mad Cat (which is how I recognized it).
Ooh, interesting. Might be a solution to an issue i have, depending...
Anxious to see what kind of thing the Warhawk T will be, along with the newest Atlas. Can't wait...

Tamar Rising and Empire Alone seem to be more like what i hoped from IlClan than the book itself was. Figure i would've liked IlClan more if i hadn't read Hour of the Wolf, which was basically the same thing. Or maybe if IlClan had had more details about what the new Star League will be.
Wonder what other sourcebooks there will be set in the same time period? Figure the CapCon-FedSuns-Terra and the DC-FS-Ghost-Bear fronts need to be covered at least.
Hope this "immediate post-IlClan"-series comes out fast, need info for future force building :P

BattleTech Universe seems like the kind of "starter" book the series is in dire need off. I do wonder if it does offer much for a vet though?

Can't wait for the Brush Wars series!

All in all, looks like a good time for a fan.
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Post by: Greatclub on 03 September 2021, 15:01:35
Helm has Vees as its unique variants.
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Post by: mrbooth on 03 September 2021, 15:15:29
New Ostroc and Quickdraw in one cover?
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 September 2021, 15:32:40
Lol, the logo’s in black and white.

*checks CSO, since it didn't match anything from FM: FWL*

Silver Hawks?!? Who cares about those jerks?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Caturix on 03 September 2021, 15:49:48
In the picture beside Empire Alone text, I see a Regulan Hussars mech (probably the 4th, if camo can be trusted) battling a Clan Wolf machine, and behind it, I'd bet on a Free Worlds Guards (maybe the 3rd ?), as the insigna looks like the ones of that unit. 
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Post by: Sartris on 03 September 2021, 15:52:06
That’s the guards’ brigade insignia
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Post by: Dragon Cat on 03 September 2021, 16:01:30
Regulan hussars vs Clan Wolf?)

I wonder what the Clan Protectorate will do in all this?)

Rejoin the fold
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 03 September 2021, 16:38:42
Regulan hussars vs Clan Wolf?)

I wonder what the Clan Protectorate will do in all this?)

Rejoin the fold

If it is 3151, they do not know what happened on Terra quite yet . . . unless the Foxes went home and blabbed, but it was not Petr's Khanate that went to Terra.  So it might take a while for news to reach that point.

Will the Foxes really break up as each Khanate decides who are there friends?  Spina? or whoever Petr leads is in with the League . . . a female saKhan of another Khanate gave Julian a metaphorical ride back to the Suns (at the least) and bought more worlds in the FS for slapping the Cappies.  Then you have the OZ and one other Khanate still out there . . . but it was the OZ/LC? Khanate that went to Terra.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jellico on 03 September 2021, 16:40:39


RecGuides-  the covers we can see are all assaults, first looks like a Dire Wolf but it already appeared, Warhawk, and the Jade Phoenix which was the original end . . . but the cover of #23 is missing!  Then 24 is the Atlas.
I hyped this was going to be a heavy weight wave.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Daritus1988 on 03 September 2021, 16:55:46
Too bad, still no Combat Manual reboot...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Deadborder on 03 September 2021, 17:05:45
So... purple Mad Cats, Tomahawk IIs and Warwolves then?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: FenderSaxbey on 03 September 2021, 18:27:02
That Upcoming Releases update is drool inducing (in a good way).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 03 September 2021, 18:31:07
And I plan to keep the Coming Releases page a little fresher as we roll on. It languished for far too long.

For example, I just added the cover to Shrapnel 6 to that page. Here's a bigger version for your enjoyment, as a thanks for all the excitement today!

(https://i.ibb.co/vkRFcf3/Shrapnel-6.png) (https://ibb.co/m4gjRd9)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 03 September 2021, 18:32:41
Too bad, still no Combat Manual reboot...


Do you listen to the AMAs
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: FenderSaxbey on 03 September 2021, 18:36:36
And I plan to keep the Coming Releases page a little fresher as we roll on. It languished for far too long.

Fantastic news, but I don't know if my old heart can take it!

Quote from: Cubby
For example, I just added the cover to Shrapnel 6 to that page. Here's a bigger version for your enjoyment, as a thanks for all the excitement today!

There is literally not one bad thing to say about Shrapnel as a product. Love every issue and can't wait for the next one!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adacas on 03 September 2021, 18:38:26
Let's hope that something comes out for the MHAF and the Marian Hegemony lately, the only thing we receive are beatings and humiliations
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 03 September 2021, 18:42:45
Too bad, still no Combat Manual reboot...

If they come back, I hope they come back in 3151.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jaim Magnus on 03 September 2021, 18:44:01
Shrapnel 6 cover looks great! Sadly I'll be skipping this one, but looking forward to issue 7!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 03 September 2021, 18:49:28
Is that a NEW VEDETTE I see in tp: helm? Yes, yes it is
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Stormy on 03 September 2021, 18:54:38
HYPE!

 8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: trboturtle on 03 September 2021, 20:32:59
Shrapnel 6 cover looks great! Sadly I'll be skipping this one, but looking forward to issue 7!

Why? You need issue #6!!!!

Craig
(there's a good reason why, trust me.....)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jaim Magnus on 03 September 2021, 20:41:16
Why? You need issue #6!!!!

Craig
(there's a good reason why, trust me.....)

Can't, won't. But nothing to do with you.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Orwell84 on 03 September 2021, 22:14:07
Thanks for the update Cubby, best news I've had all week :thumbsup:

Definitely buying Shrapnel 6 and TTS:Granada in two weeks, looking forward to finding out who the Umayyads actually were. Not Clan Wolverine/Minnesota Tribe, I suspect, too obvious. Any notable alternatives come to anyone's mind?

Empire Alone, BattleTech Universe, the first new Brush Wars volume... early 2022 is shaping up to be a good year :drool:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Daritus1988 on 03 September 2021, 23:50:27

Do you listen to the AMAs

???
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 03 September 2021, 23:55:41
Someone should post a link shortly to the latest AMA...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Mendrugo on 04 September 2021, 00:30:21
Silver Hawks?!? Who cares about those jerks?

Mon-starr and Yes Man?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 04 September 2021, 00:47:58
Someone should post a link shortly to the latest AMA...


Open YouTube. Search for Catalyst Game Labs. Should bring you right there. Combat Manuals have been discussed a few times including in the last one
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Daritus1988 on 04 September 2021, 01:47:42
Is there any Summary (or a Time Mark when they talk about Combat Manuals)?

2 Hours of Streaming is a bit long and I guess I'm not the only one with few Time...

I guess that's the right Vid?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6H2Oh--mxs

If they come back, I hope they come back in 3151.

I hope they come Back for 3025/3050 Timelines - like the First ones
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 04 September 2021, 06:45:05
Mon-starr and Yes Man?

This is the relatable content that keeps me coming back to this place.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 04 September 2021, 06:52:53
Is it just me, or does the SLDF picture just released look like General Kerensky is herding light mechs?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rainbow 6 on 04 September 2021, 06:54:23
So... purple Mad Cats, Tomahawk IIs and Warwolves then?

I, for one, am in favour of this  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: klarg1 on 04 September 2021, 07:12:13
Is it just me, or does the SLDF picture just released look like General Kerensky is herding light mechs?

The front ranks appear to be full of Stingers and Locusts, but there are some heavier machines towards the back. Without knowing just how big the formation is, it's  hard to guess.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kitsune413 on 04 September 2021, 07:56:28
How does one check on the status of wave 2 stuff?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GreekFire on 04 September 2021, 08:14:07
Silver Hawks?!? Who cares about those jerks?

Aw, but they're my favorite FWL brigade...
What's not to like about being able to field five different paint schemes in one force while sticking to canon?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Nerroth on 04 September 2021, 08:31:02
I'm looking forward to the trio of Hanseatic Crusade-related PDFs. Might it be an idea to one day consolidate all of the Hanseatic Crusade-related documents into a single print-on-demand volume? Although, so far as the writeup on the Schmidt's Petraries file goes, it should be noted that the opposing realm in question was only called the Scorpion Empire after the conquest.

Speaking of which, could the forthcoming BattleTech Universe book update the state of events in the Scorpion Empire through to 3150, or would that portion of the book only go so far as the endpoint of Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade?

Also, would BattleTech Universe look at any "corporate" factions of note? For example, I would very much like to see an update to 3150 for Interstellar Expeditions, along with a "further reading" note advising new readers to go check out ISP3.

While I'm not entirely keen on the name chosen for Empire Alone - it's a bit too close to "Empires Aflame" for my liking - I am curious to see what it is set to cover. Might there be room on its campaign map to update the state of play on the Tamarind/Marian/Canopian front, or would that side of things have to wait for a future volume? And if it did update that area also, might it be a good place to offer BattleForce/Alpha Strike-style force organization charts for the MHAF Cohorts and Legions involved?

And one other thing for now: is the BattleTech Universe cover art (https://bg.battletech.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/BT-Universe_00_COVER_MarcoMazzoni_FINAL-PROOF.jpg) meant to represent a single battle in particular, or is a mash-up of units and factions from across different time periods?
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Post by: Doc Swift on 04 September 2021, 08:39:57
it should be noted that the opposing realm in question was only called the Scorpion Empire after the conquest.

That's addressed in the trio of products.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 04 September 2021, 08:45:32
Might it be an idea to one day consolidate all of the Hanseatic Crusade-related documents into a single print-on-demand volume?

That would be a banging follow up to Tuyikaad.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 04 September 2021, 09:12:34
How does one check on the status of wave 2 stuff?

It's currently in fulfillment to backers, there's no way to plug your name into a website and see where you are in the queue though. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 04 September 2021, 11:49:38
Part of the problem is that one of the containers has or is coming late.  If part of your order is in that container, you must wait.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 04 September 2021, 11:54:23
At this point I’m guessing my shit is on a container bound for Ganymede
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 04 September 2021, 12:13:47
I'm curious what that marching Star League army picture is attached to. Maybe ELH thing, but....certainly interesting!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 04 September 2021, 12:20:51
I'm curious what that marching Star League army picture is attached to. Maybe ELH thing, but....certainly interesting!

Filename says it's for the Universe book
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShadowSwordmaster on 04 September 2021, 13:26:27
Maybe a double page spread to introduced to the Star League Era?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 05 September 2021, 10:53:50
Has it been explained what the Universe book is?  I suspect it's Battletech introduction book for new players.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 05 September 2021, 10:58:15
Has it been explained what the Universe book is?  I suspect it's Battletech introduction book for new players.

There's a blurb on the upcoming products page.  Basically it's going to be the history of the Inner Sphere and Clans up until the ilClan era.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 05 September 2021, 11:06:14
There's a blurb on the upcoming products page.  Basically it's going to be the history of the Inner Sphere and Clans up until the ilClan era.

But not have anything on the Homies past the Wars of Reaving period.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 05 September 2021, 13:22:44
Has it been explained what the Universe book is?  I suspect it's Battletech introduction book for new players.

You remember the Shattered Sphere book from way back when? By all indications, it's that, but going all the way up to IlClan.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: BaachicLitNerd on 05 September 2021, 13:41:04
Honestly, I liked Shattered Sphere quite a bit (even if it means I am constantly typing it when I mean Shattered Fortress...) so that sounds great to me. A Good companion to the Legends book, seems like. Also, daaaaaang that Shrapnel 6 cover.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 05 September 2021, 13:41:50
welcome to the new golden age of battletech art
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: The Eagle on 05 September 2021, 14:29:32
You remember the Shattered Sphere book from way back when? By all indications, it's that, but going all the way up to IlClan.

That sounds awesome!  I still love Shattered Sphere, and not just because it's our best recounting of GUERRERO to date.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 05 September 2021, 21:53:43
Well… I mean the Silver Hawks don’t like Clan Wolf for a very obvious reason or two so having them back into the fold to help take back some Wolf Empire worlds seems like a good plan.

Excited for the upcoming releases for sure: maybe I cursed a bit loudly in happiness when I saw PoD of the sourcebooks like Liberation of Terra and the like: completing my collection will be soooooo much easier with PoD! Got a couple friends who love the Hanseatic stuff and the Crusade book was pretty damn awesome. Love the art and can’t wait for the Rec Guides and Shrapnels.

My wallet hates everything I just said.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 06 September 2021, 01:09:27
Posted on Dakkadakka :

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2340/776659.page

Just got back from PAX west. CATALYST was there with a table full of the wave 2 mechs they had a sneaky annihilator done in there! Talked with the guys and it is for a new wolf's dragoons box dew out in a few months

The Annihilator (concept sketch + 3D render) and Hoplite (concept sketch) have been shown on Anthony's Patreon.. curious to see if this rumour pans out.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fletch on 06 September 2021, 03:38:37
Silver Hawks?!? Who cares about those jerks?

 :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 06 September 2021, 09:30:22
Wish there were more 100 tonners around the 3000s that were not introduced by the Dragoons.  Originally quadrupling the available 100 ton roster, yet limiting them by exclusivity. 

I believe only the King Crab was introduced in as the other 100 tonner to survive through the early succession wars in numbers great enough to be considered a viable sight on the battlefield.

Posted on Dakkadakka :

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2340/776659.page

Just got back from PAX west. CATALYST was there with a table full of the wave 2 mechs they had a sneaky annihilator done in there! Talked with the guys and it is for a new wolf's dragoons box dew out in a few months

The Annihilator (concept sketch + 3D render) and Hoplite (concept sketch) have been shown on Anthony's Patreon.. curious to see if this rumour pans out.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 06 September 2021, 13:02:32
Posted on Dakkadakka :

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2340/776659.page

Just got back from PAX west. CATALYST was there with a table full of the wave 2 mechs they had a sneaky annihilator done in there! Talked with the guys and it is for a new wolf's dragoons box dew out in a few months

The Annihilator (concept sketch + 3D render) and Hoplite (concept sketch) have been shown on Anthony's Patreon.. curious to see if this rumour pans out.
There is a Wolf’s Dragoons themed ForcePack (not box). The Annihilator is in it. It’s not (at all!) indicative of themed or faction ForcePacks. Nor is it  connected to any forthcoming Kickstarter. Can’t say anything else at this time.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 06 September 2021, 13:14:00
There is a Wolf’s Dragoons themed ForcePack (not box). The Annihilator is in it. It’s not (at all!) indicative of themed or faction ForcePacks. Nor is it  connected to any forthcoming Kickstarter. Can’t say anything else at this time.

Can you say it is connected to you fielding a million questions and fan doom and gloom/jumping to conclusions?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 06 September 2021, 13:20:24
There is a Wolf’s Dragoons themed ForcePack (not box). The Annihilator is in it. It’s not (at all!) indicative of themed or faction ForcePacks. Nor is it  connected to any forthcoming Kickstarter. Can’t say anything else at this time.

Thanks for clarifying, much appreciated !
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 06 September 2021, 13:38:11
What are the 3005 Wolf Dragoons mechs?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 06 September 2021, 13:41:48
Imp, Annihilator, Marauder II. 

What are the 3005 Wolf Dragoons mechs?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 06 September 2021, 13:44:49
Imp, Annihilator, Marauder II.

I would also say falcon, hoplite?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 06 September 2021, 13:48:39
I would also say falcon, hoplite?

Also : Flea, Shogun, Hornet
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 06 September 2021, 13:52:24
Also : Flea, Shogun, Hornet
Nice
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 06 September 2021, 13:57:02
The Wolf's Dragoon's sourcebook had a mini TRO in the back

Annihilator
Falcon
Firefly
Flea
Hoplite
Hornet
Imp
Marauder II
Shogun
Wolfhound (fluffed as KH/LC mech sold to the dragoons)

Badger
Bandit
Kestrel
Peregrine
Plainsman
Zhukov
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 06 September 2021, 13:57:58
Also: nearly all the ‘Mechs from TRO Succession Wars (3025, 3039, etc.).
So.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 06 September 2021, 14:10:28
I would also say falcon, hoplite?

He specifically referenced the trio of 100t mechs that rolled out with the Dragoon information, which gave them the most in that weight class at the time.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 06 September 2021, 14:21:28
He specifically referenced the trio of 100t mechs that rolled out with the Dragoon information, which gave them the most in that weight class at the time.

Oh, sorry, my question was unrelated. I was asking generally. sorry for the mixup.

I would like a complete zag and have a bombardier in there. That was a relatively rare mech the dragoons showed up with, right?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SLDF_Gunslinger on 06 September 2021, 14:50:22
I'm curious what that marching Star League army picture is attached to. Maybe ELH thing, but....certainly interesting!

I'd guess its another take on Kerensky and DeChavilier in action during the Star League Civil War. The Orion does have 'AK' painted on the left leg and DeChavilier did pilot an Atlas...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: CVB on 06 September 2021, 15:18:58
There is also a small AD painted on the Atlas...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 06 September 2021, 19:00:16
Seeing how we already got the Marauder II, I'd predict the Dragoons force pack will contain the Annihilator, Hoplite (both previewed on Patreon), Shogun and Imp. If it's done as a star and not a lance, add the Firefly.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 06 September 2021, 19:05:01
Gallowglas too, lets it be used in a few more eras.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 06 September 2021, 19:12:43
I would like a complete zag and have a bombardier in there. That was a relatively rare mech the dragoons showed up with, right?

Not particularly, no. That mech has never been associated with the Dragoons.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 06 September 2021, 19:17:37
I'm just hoping the final round of Rec Guides will include the Shogun, because that looks like the only way we'll see record sheets for the 3E and C 2 anytime soon.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyrant on 06 September 2021, 19:30:47
There is a Wolf’s Dragoons themed ForcePack (not box). The Annihilator is in it. It’s not (at all!) indicative of themed or faction ForcePacks. Nor is it  connected to any forthcoming Kickstarter. Can’t say anything else at this time.
If you can answer, when you say Force Pack do you mean like the Lance/Star/Level II sets from the Kickstarter?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 06 September 2021, 19:34:53
I'm pretty sure that's what he means.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 06 September 2021, 19:41:43
I'm just hoping the final round of Rec Guides will include the Shogun, because that looks like the only way we'll see record sheets for the 3E and C 2 anytime soon.

I'm just hoping for some mention of the Niops Association resuming production of something.  Already missed it on the Highlander and Black Knight, two 'Mechs they did produce pre-Jihad.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 06 September 2021, 19:42:15
I would assume "box" would refer to something like a Beginner Box or Clan Invasion kit. Can't imagine using ForcePack for anything else than they're already, would just cause confusion.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 06 September 2021, 19:46:41
From upthread:

There is a Wolf’s Dragoons themed ForcePack (not box). The Annihilator is in it. It’s not (at all!) indicative of themed or faction ForcePacks. Nor is it  connected to any forthcoming Kickstarter. Can’t say anything else at this time.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 06 September 2021, 19:55:16
I'm just hoping the final round of Rec Guides will include the Shogun, because that looks like the only way we'll see record sheets for the 3E and C 2 anytime soon.
Except that non-Classic, extant Spheroid 'Mechs haven't gotten multiple variants, only one featured variant.
I would assume it would be extremely unlikely the Shogun would get a full entry, instead being relegated to a one-third entry and only one new variant.
Granted, that could be either the 3E or C 2, but the other would go unseen.

Of course, i suppose it is possible these mini-entries could get variants, but that seems unlikely.

I will note that the RGs have so mentioned few variants that didn't get record sheets (Stinger Cs, Wolfs Dragoons Stone Rhino from Misery, others?), so i'm guessing these might be reserved for a future product, or perhaps they will debut with compilation RG.
And there's always a chance the 3150NTNU and Prototypes unabridged will surface in some manner.

Somewhat related, i wonder if the Atlas will get a full entry or a one-third entry. It is iconic enough it could get a full entry, but at the same time it ain't a classic. But at least two modern Atlas variants have been hinted at: a Kuritan upgrade with Ballistic-Reinforced armor (Marauder II entry) and a C 2-model from BattleTech Legends.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 06 September 2021, 20:01:59
Except that non-Classic, extant Spheroid 'Mechs haven't gotten multiple variants, only one featured variant.
I would assume it would be extremely unlikely the Shogun would get a full entry, instead being relegated to a one-third entry and only one new variant.
Granted, that could be either the 3E or C 2, but the other would go unseen.

He was talking about a RS, and the 1/3 page mechs still had IIRC other variants.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 06 September 2021, 20:12:26
Will have to double check but I don’t think so

nothing that has been on a 3:1 page has received more than one variant. they may very well go crazy and break pattern in the final series but precedent says don't get your hopes up
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 06 September 2021, 20:41:13
Not announced previously.
Due to some jerk named Cubby holding it up to try to time it ahead of "Rock" coming out, only to have to post it without build-up to stay ahead of fiction. That guy is the worst.

Hey, it's ALWAYS Cool to Surprise us every now and then!   :thumbsup:


Ya'll keep up the AWE . . . AMAZING work!   :beer:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Scotty on 06 September 2021, 21:19:37
Who do I need to bribe to find out what Jade Falcon paint schemes are going to look like post-IlClan, if there's any change at all?  There are definitely not 10+ Galaxies' worth of anything to reform into.  Not knowing has my Falcons idling in neutral until I know I'm not painting a dead unit.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 06 September 2021, 21:30:33
the 1/3 page mechs still had IIRC other variants.
nope
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 06 September 2021, 21:35:46
Who do I need to bribe to find out what Jade Falcon paint schemes are going to look like post-IlClan, if there's any change at all?  There are definitely not 10+ Galaxies' worth of anything to reform into.  Not knowing has my Falcons idling in neutral until I know I'm not painting a dead unit.

I have been waiting on the same thing. I want to do vau cause it lets me reuse my colors for other factions, but my desire for every era units is too strong. I’d rather be forced to buy some extra paints.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: StoryReader on 06 September 2021, 23:05:49
I'm basically content to be a wait-er....and I DO fully appreciate all the fun new stuff on the schedule  :) ....but any word re: prt 3 (and the PoD compilation) of Herb's Jardine cycle?

I'd also LOVE to see an update on fiction for the coming months!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wantec on 06 September 2021, 23:09:04
Who do I need to bribe to find out what Jade Falcon paint schemes are going to look like post-IlClan, if there's any change at all?  There are definitely not 10+ Galaxies' worth of anything to reform into.  Not knowing has my Falcons idling in neutral until I know I'm not painting a dead unit.
They're all the same except they've got plaids instead of solid colors
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jellico on 06 September 2021, 23:11:22
Green on green I assume.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 06 September 2021, 23:13:06
They're all the same except they've got plaids instead of solid colors

"It's the Spaceballs!  They've gone PLAID!"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: klarg1 on 07 September 2021, 07:28:00
Green on green I assume.

With emerald piping, yes.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mbear on 07 September 2021, 08:18:21
Due to some jerk named Cubby holding it up to try to time it ahead of "Rock" coming out, only to have to post it without build-up to stay ahead of fiction. That guy is the worst.

Naah. Stefan Amaris is the worst. Cubby's just human.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 07 September 2021, 09:04:38
I'd also LOVE to see an update on fiction for the coming months!   :thumbsup:

Yeah, I didn't get those details in time for the update on Friday, but I have them now. I'll update the page at some point today. And, I'll post here when it's done, no need to refresh constantly.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 07 September 2021, 09:43:39
Not like one can navigate to Coming Releases on the main page anyhow, as drop-down links don't seem to work :/
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nckestrel on 07 September 2021, 09:45:51
Not like one can navigate to Coming Releases on the main page anyhow, as drop-down links don't seem to work :/

Click on either News or Books, and both of those pages have links to Coming Releases (click here for Coming Releases on both pages).
Though both links  are rather understated.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 07 September 2021, 10:16:11
Ah, thank you.
Hopefully CGL has someone getting stuff fixed/updated eventually.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wolfspider on 07 September 2021, 11:01:19
If I had to guess what would be in a Wolf's Dragon Force Pack I would say it had the following
Imp, Shogun Annihilator Hoplite, Falcon, Hornet, Flea, Firefly.
And I would glady pay $40 US for that pack!  :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 07 September 2021, 11:22:13
If I had to guess what would be in a Wolf's Dragon Force Pack I would say it had the following
Imp, Shogun Annihilator Hoplite, Falcon, Hornet, Flea, Firefly.
And I would glady pay $40 US for that pack!  :D

Personally I'd pass on a Wolf's Dragoons pack--but I'd be happy that more models would be out there for the folks who liked them.

I remember reading through the original TRO 3050 way back when it first came out (early 90's I suppose?) and thinking "why in the world did they devote so many pages to mechs ONLY in use in the Dragoons?" 

I also thought, "OMG the Imp is an Urbie, made even uglier, that ate his Wheaties!"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nckestrel on 07 September 2021, 11:24:47
Personally I'd pass on a Wolf's Dragoons pack--

You don't even know what's in it yet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: klarg1 on 07 September 2021, 11:36:25
If I had to guess what would be in a Wolf's Dragon Force Pack I would say it had the following
Imp, Shogun Annihilator Hoplite, Falcon, Hornet, Flea, Firefly.
And I would glady pay $40 US for that pack!  :D

I would give strong odds on it containing 4 units (like the existing IS force packs) with 5 as my second place guess. I think seven is unlikely. (Of course, I have been wrong many times before)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 September 2021, 11:41:11
If I had to guess what would be in a Wolf's Dragon Force Pack I would say it had the following
Imp, Shogun Annihilator Hoplite, Falcon, Hornet, Flea, Firefly.
And I would glady pay $40 US for that pack!  :D

Ugh, horrible spread . . . 3 fat assaults, a slow med and bunch of weak lights.  The Flea does not need to be included, it is available for other factions.

What mechs have we seen art for at this time?  Annihilator?  Imp?  If they are not duplicating any of the KS mechs (Like the ARC-2W or WSP-1W, or even MADII) you need to consider a few things- first off, what AS lance role are you going to assign to the lance (unless force pack means lances x2) since CGL is doing mini products that way.  Personally I would expect mech designs the Dragoons have in common with other mercs (b/c they sold to them) so it carries over w/o being niche.  So . . . Annihilator, Shogun (has 3140s variant already and from the Foxes at that time), Gallowglas, and Hoplite as a Brawler Lance?

klarg1, he cited 8 even if the did not place the comma, lol.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Maingunnery on 07 September 2021, 11:45:03

My guess for WD force pack would be Annihilator, Imp, Falcon, Firefly.
This gives two pairs of equal tonnage and these 'Mechs are quite useful for playing Operation Klondike.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 07 September 2021, 11:47:22
I like the idea of a two-lance box that basically gives someone a force that can go up against the base AGoAC box or Clan Box.

The aforementioned downside to the Dragoon mechs is that they mostly sit on the extremes of the weight spectrum. You've got multiple assaults and multiple lights, but only one medium and no heavies. Not exactly a well-rounded selection, unless the opportunity is taken to throw in some of the 3039 mediums and heavies that didn't make any of the KS boxes, like the Osts or Vindie.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: klarg1 on 07 September 2021, 11:57:35

klarg1, he cited 8 even if the did not place the comma, lol.

See? I was wrong again!  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 September 2021, 12:45:05
I like the idea of a two-lance box that basically gives someone a force that can go up against the base AGoAC box or Clan Box.

But as you said, that would be a 'box' which Adrian was pretty emphatic it was not.  I mean, a Wolf's Dragoons expansion pack highlighting mercs . . . I think it still comes back to what AS 'role' is the prospective Dragoon's lance going to be?  How much cross-over?  Unfortunately if it is all new minis, their exclusives from wolfspider's post stayed pretty much exclusive unlike the Marauder II and Gallowglas.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: HABeas2 on 07 September 2021, 13:37:47
I'm basically content to be a wait-er....and I DO fully appreciate all the fun new stuff on the schedule  :) ....but any word re: prt 3 (and the PoD compilation) of Herb's Jardine cycle?

That's a great question!

- Herb
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: cobaltcoil on 07 September 2021, 13:49:26
That's a great question!

- Herb

I think in the last AMA that was held John Helfers said it was in the pipeline, but he wasn't sure exactly when it was coming out but that it was coming out very soon....
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wolfspider on 07 September 2021, 14:15:40
  Unfortunately if it is all new minis, their exclusives from wolfspider's post stayed pretty much exclusive unlike the Marauder II and Gallowglas.
I did a quick look on the master unit list and found that they are not as exclusives as most people think:
Imp -HW Clan, IS Clan, Wolfs Dragoons
Shogun- Clan Blood Spirit, Clan Burrock, Clan Cloud Cobra, Clan Coyote, Clan Star Adder,
Free World League, Star League, Wolfs Dragoons
Annihilator HW Clan General, HW Clan General, Wolfs Dragoons, Kell Hounds, Lyran Commonwealth, Mercenary,
Republic of the Sphere
Hoplite Star League, Rim Worlds Republic, Capellan Confederation,Federated Suns, Magistracy of Canopus,
Wolfs Dragoons
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 07 September 2021, 14:20:50
My guess for WD force pack would be Annihilator, Imp, Falcon, Firefly.
This gives two pairs of equal tonnage and these 'Mechs are quite useful for playing Operation Klondike.

They've done art for the hoplite, so that one is extremely likely. Firefly would mean we need a good RecGuide firefly, as the 3060s firefly were yuck - single sinks.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 September 2021, 14:49:05
I did a quick look on the master unit list and found that they are not as exclusives as most people think:
Imp -HW Clan, IS Clan, Wolfs Dragoons
Shogun- Clan Blood Spirit, Clan Burrock, Clan Cloud Cobra, Clan Coyote, Clan Star Adder,
Free World League, Star League, Wolfs Dragoons
Annihilator HW Clan General, HW Clan General, Wolfs Dragoons, Kell Hounds, Lyran Commonwealth, Mercenary,
Republic of the Sphere
Hoplite Star League, Rim Worlds Republic, Capellan Confederation,Federated Suns, Magistracy of Canopus,
Wolfs Dragoons

You can throw out the Homeworlds.  And the Imp C, frex the IS Clan list, afaik we have never actually seen it in a Clan force.  Shogun?  FWL, and I am wondering if that is a Clan Protectorate inclusion for the 3140s.  Shoguns are also supposed to be rare as can be, IIRC almost extinct before the Dragoons got the Foxes to start building them again in Republic Era.  Annihilator I already said was sold around some, but from most of it's IS time was mostly a Dragoon exclusive.

And just to satisfy curiousity, I looked it up for each design and checked the era boxes.
Royal Shogun/FWL-  Early Succession Wars, aka SL units that went over, then goes extinct
Annihilator-  Takes until the Clan Invasion era for it to go KH/Merc General . . . Early Republic it adds RAF & LCAF but note the original MAD II has 'Merc General' for Late SW- Renaissance when per canon outside of Barber's Marauders and maybe Kell Hounds the Dragoons did not let others buy the mech.  So, Invasion era it was still probably restricted
Hoplite-  All of those factions outside the Clans & Dragoons you mention ALSO, like the Shogun are Star League leftovers and extinct for those factions in the Succession Wars

So no, for most of the time since the Dragoons re-introduced those designs they were exclusive to them.

They've done art for the hoplite, so that one is extremely likely. Firefly would mean we need a good RecGuide firefly, as the 3060s firefly were yuck - single sinks.

Which is why I included the Annihilator and Hoplite in the prospective box, with the Shogun getting a Dark Age era variant or two I would like to see it.  Gallowglas would also be nice as it gives us a heavy .
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wolfspider on 07 September 2021, 14:58:14

So no, for most of the time since the Dragoons re-introduced those designs they were exclusive to them.



True but it does give you options, but like I said it was just an educated guess and time will tell, but a new Gallowglas would make me happy!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dragon Cat on 07 September 2021, 17:42:31
Hey, it's ALWAYS Cool to Surprise us every now and then!   :thumbsup:


Ya'll keep up the AWE . . . AMAZING work!   :beer:  :clap:  :clap:

Agreed
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Gaiiten on 08 September 2021, 10:22:29
Something from the real world:

A German company has announced the IBEX Schreitpanzer (IBEX Striding Tank):

https://donaustahl.bayern/2021/08/26/donaustahl-praesentiert-ibex-ugv-plattform/

Quads are going to be real?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Istal_Devalis on 08 September 2021, 10:45:35
That's more of a QuadVee drone.
It's also just a concept study. I have some severe doubts about its actual feasibility.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MyndkryM on 08 September 2021, 13:48:02
Something from the real world:

A German company has announced the IBEX Schreitpanzer (IBEX Striding Tank):

https://donaustahl.bayern/2021/08/26/donaustahl-praesentiert-ibex-ugv-plattform/

Quads are going to be real?

Ah yes....the hydropneumatic suspension from the MBT70 just wont die.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rncavenger on 09 September 2021, 01:03:18
Yeah, I didn't get those details in time for the update on Friday, but I have them now. I'll update the page at some point today. And, I'll post here when it's done, no need to refresh constantly.

 Any news here?)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 09 September 2021, 01:27:30
Or about the CampOps hardcopies?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Xotl on 09 September 2021, 03:02:44
Or about the CampOps hardcopies?

What about them?  They've been out in stores for two months or so, if that's the question (though I got mine in my Wave 2 kickstarter order a week ago).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 09 September 2021, 06:58:41
At least a portion of people who ordered them from the CGL store have not received them yet. SO and ilClan shipped but CO did not come with for some reason. Bothersome because my FLGS does indeed have many copies mocking me when I go in. I had mentioned it a few pages upthread and cubby said he was looking into it
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 09 September 2021, 21:44:53
Gotta admit, I'm kinda excited for Spotlight On: Schmidt's Petraries to drop tomorrow. That's probably because I wrote it. I loved writing OTP: Hanseatic Crusade, and I loved writing the supporting PDFs for it, too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 09 September 2021, 21:49:46
I can't wait to buy my copies of all the Hansiatic Crusade stuff, too.  Thank you all for your hard work. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wantec on 10 September 2021, 07:49:16
I got mine in my Wave 2 kickstarter order a week ago.
Same here.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 10 September 2021, 14:42:54
Spotlight On: Schmidt’s Petraries Now Available!

At long last, we’re rounding out the products tying into Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-operational-turning-points-hanseatic-crusade?variant=32253296705570) over the next few weeks, starting with Spotlight On: Schmidt’s Petraries, focusing on the brave defenders of the Hanseatic League!

Coming next week: Touring the Stars: Granada!

(https://i.ibb.co/NTBRw70/SO-Schmidt-s-Petraries.jpg) (https://ibb.co/MB0dq9z)

Spotlight On: Schmidt’s Petraries
Price: $3.99 (PDF Only)

Captain-Marshal Rudolf Schmidt took command of the Hanseatic Defense Force at a critical juncture. The nearby Scorpion Empire posed an existential threat to the Hanseatic League. While reorganizing the HDF, he recognized a crucial need for an elite company to inspire the troops. Thus was born Schmidt’s Petraries, the HDF’s overall command company and home to the best of the best. Intense training with their comrades was far different from the trial by fire that the Petraries faced when the Scorpion Empire finally invaded. The Petraries rose to the occasion, defying the fearsome invaders and inspiring a nation with their deeds.

Spotlight On: Schmidt’s Petraries includes a Unit History, Personalities, Personnel Rosters, Mission Tracks, and data for use with all scales of BattleTech play.

Catalyst Game Labs store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-spotlight-on-schmidt-s-petraries (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-spotlight-on-schmidt-s-petraries)
DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/367890 (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/367890)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 10 September 2021, 14:45:02
I had to look it up. Petraries are a type of catapult like thing.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 10 September 2021, 14:49:59
Wolves on the Border also showed up in PoD
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 10 September 2021, 21:55:25
Shouldn't those BA Platoons be CAR20 considering a Hanseatic BA Platoon is 20 suits? [As per Operational Turning Points Hanseatic Crusade]
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 10 September 2021, 22:35:23
That would be the case with an RDF. The Petraries don't necessarily subscribe to the standard League formations when it comes to battlesuits. This is not stated outright, but is shown by the use of Inner Sphere battlesuit squad sizes.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: hf22 on 10 September 2021, 23:01:32
Gotta admit, I'm kinda excited for Spotlight On: Schmidt's Petraries to drop tomorrow. That's probably because I wrote it. I loved writing OTP: Hanseatic Crusade, and I loved writing the supporting PDFs for it, too.

Any reason why the introducing professors name changed from Harry Alexander in the previous Spotlight On to Mathew Alexander in this one, or just an accident?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 10 September 2021, 23:05:36
Any reason why the introducing professors name changed from Harry Alexander in the previous Spotlight On to Mathew Alexander in this one, or just an accident?
Shhhhh!!  He's in the Witness Protection Program!   ;) 

Don't rat him out man!


 ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nckestrel on 10 September 2021, 23:09:31
Shouldn't those BA Platoons be CAR20 considering a Hanseatic BA Platoon is 20 suits? [As per Operational Turning Points Hanseatic Crusade]

And there is no such thing as a 20 suit battle armor unit.  An AS unit card would need multiples to represent a 20 suit platoon, just as it does for a 4 mech Lance.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 11 September 2021, 01:17:37
And there is no such thing as a 20 suit battle armor unit.  An AS unit card would need multiples to represent a 20 suit platoon, just as it does for a 4 mech Lance.

Wasn't actually talking about the Alpha Strike cards. Was talking about the strategic battleforce stuff. [If I was talking about Alpha Strike stuff, it would be CAR5 Squads given the Hanseatic org uses 5-suit squads...]

That would be the case with an RDF. The Petraries don't necessarily subscribe to the standard League formations when it comes to battlesuits. This is not stated outright, but is shown by the use of Inner Sphere battlesuit squad sizes.

Bit weird that that is their only divergence from typical Hanseatic organization. 16 'Mech Companies, 16 Squad BA Companies, just the only difference seeming to be using 4-suit squads instead of Hanseatic 5-suit squads.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 11 September 2021, 06:47:42
[DELETED] 
Found Where Sultars are.  I'd be a boob.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 11 September 2021, 08:58:56
Bit weird that that is their only divergence from typical Hanseatic organization. 16 'Mech Companies, 16 Squad BA Companies, just the only difference seeming to be using 4-suit squads instead of Hanseatic 5-suit squads.

Yep, they're unique.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Starfury on 11 September 2021, 13:55:02
Schmidt's Petraries has become my new favorite command unit. Great writing, Doc Swift, just like all of the Hanseatic Leauge and other small Periphery work you've written.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 11 September 2021, 14:19:21
The next Light Horse short: Failings in Teaching is up on the Catalyst store.

It's not on B&N yet unfortunately.

Edit: It is now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 11 September 2021, 15:00:33
love the ih-rid-n-ahy light horse
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 11 September 2021, 15:03:07
Then give Failings in Teaching a 5 Star rating everywhere you can ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 11 September 2021, 15:57:47
Schmidt's Petraries has become my new favorite command unit. Great writing, Doc Swift, just like all of the Hanseatic Leauge and other small Periphery work you've written.

Thanks!   :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 11 September 2021, 16:04:54
This is poor form...but I'm kinda waiting until Granada before I double back and purchases scorpion/hanse/Castile products. I'm hoping they stick the landing on the Umayyad reveal.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Orwell84 on 11 September 2021, 17:10:24
Then give Failings in Teaching a 5 Star rating everywhere you can ;)

I buy short stories from Catalyst rather than Kobo but I'll try to do that anyway. It wasn't the Clan Invasion era story I was expecting but perhaps all the more powerful for it. Well done sir :thumbsup:

I'm hoping they stick the landing on the Umayyad reveal.

Huh? "Stick the landing" - as in, no Umayyad reveal after all? Or totally blow our socks off?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 11 September 2021, 17:15:35
I buy short stories from Catalyst rather than Kobo but I'll try to do that anyway. It wasn't the Clan Invasion era story I was expecting but perhaps all the more powerful for it. Well done sir :thumbsup:

Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 11 September 2021, 17:49:39
I buy short stories from Catalyst rather than Kobo but I'll try to do that anyway. It wasn't the Clan Invasion era story I was expecting but perhaps all the more powerful for it. Well done sir :thumbsup:

Huh? "Stick the landing" - as in, no Umayyad reveal after all? Or totally blow our socks off?

Good execution of the reveal. I don't care what the reveal is specifically, only that the reveal is not ambiguous.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 11 September 2021, 17:55:01
Doc, your OP:SP book was very good.  Thank you for writing it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Orwell84 on 11 September 2021, 18:05:03
Good execution of the reveal. I don't care what the reveal is specifically, only that the reveal is not ambiguous.

Ah yes, understand you now. Totally agree. Ambiguous revelations in fiction are sometimes good and proper, but far more often just frustrating and pointless.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 11 September 2021, 18:37:18
This conversation was going along fine until someone brought Clan Wolverine into it!  ;D

Whoops!   >:D

Just kidding, I'm sure the Umayyads have a good story that does not lead us back into old well-worn territory.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 11 September 2021, 19:35:31
This conversation was going along fine until someone brought Clan Wolverine into it!  ;D

Whoops!   >:D

Just kidding, I'm sure the Umayyads have a good story that does not lead us back into old well-worn territory.

In a sense, I don't care if they are or are not the wolverines, only that we leave Granada confident they are or are not.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 11 September 2021, 19:38:30
My money is still on the 295th Battlemech Division.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 11 September 2021, 19:39:35
In a sense, I don't care if they are or are not the wolverines, only that we leave Granada confident they are or are not.

Yes, I've been curious ever since Explorer Corps.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 11 September 2021, 19:48:12
Doc, your OP:SP book was very good.  Thank you for writing it.

Appreciate it!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 11 September 2021, 20:18:20
My money is still on the 295th Battlemech Division.

Eh, survivors who fled from Buffalo Meadows? Doesn't really fit with the whole "deleting their own history, on purpose" aspect IMHO. Needs to have been fleeing something more dangerous then "We were a bunch of SLDF stragglers who conducted our own failed Exodus, landed on a planet and started dying out and then deserted from the deserters".

You don't attempt to delete your own history unless the cost of someone finding out about it is sufficiently high.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Orwell84 on 11 September 2021, 21:08:40
My money is still on the 295th Battlemech Division.

Eh, survivors who fled from Buffalo Meadows? Doesn't really fit with the whole "deleting their own history, on purpose" aspect IMHO. Needs to have been fleeing something more dangerous then "We were a bunch of SLDF stragglers who conducted our own failed Exodus, landed on a planet and started dying out and then deserted from the deserters".

You don't attempt to delete your own history unless the cost of someone finding out about it is sufficiently high.

Another non-Wolverine possibility is ex-Pentagon denizens fleeing Kerensky's Clans. The timing is a little off but they might have wandered for a few years or tried colonising elsewhere first. It could also be the Minnesota Tribe was this group, led by an ex-331st Division retiree rather than an actual Wolverine.

Ex-RWR soldiers wanted for war crimes is another idea, but the timing doesn't fit there.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 11 September 2021, 21:22:33
Survivors from a "lost" colonization attempt,  perhaps?  I know I read somewhere that many colony fleets over the centuries were unaccounted from inception to departure.

Or Succesion Wars refugees, maybe. That's the simplest answer to me.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 12 September 2021, 00:39:48
If you are interested, I provided some insight into the writing process behind "Failings in Teaching".
Have fun with it.
Spoiler alert, though.
Also, it's in German. So you might want to use a translation tool in your browser or this Gooogle Translate link:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&u=https://hpgstation.de/2021/09/11/fuer-die-eridani-light-horses-schreiben-spoilergefahr/

Original link (google free):
https://hpgstation.de/2021/09/11/fuer-die-eridani-light-horses-schreiben-spoilergefahr/
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 12 September 2021, 07:15:40
Another non-Wolverine possibility is ex-Pentagon denizens fleeing Kerensky's Clans. The timing is a little off but they might have wandered for a few years or tried colonising elsewhere first. It could also be the Minnesota Tribe was this group, led by an ex-331st Division retiree rather than an actual Wolverine.

Ex-RWR soldiers wanted for war crimes is another idea, but the timing doesn't fit there.

Honestly, my money is if Umayyads are Wolverines, they aren't from the main group that we see. We know one of the 3 Scouting/Screening groups were MIA after Barbados. [Trish Ebon found the other one and she was commanding one of them so the third is MiA]
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShroudedSciuridae on 12 September 2021, 10:12:05
This is what I'm tracking for our current slate of products coming, including some KickStarter items

Brush Wars: Battle of Dahlgren (3SW Carlye's Commandos and Sword of Light)
BW: Burrock Absorbtion
BW: 1st Combine Ghost Bears War
BW: Operation GUERRERO
BW: St Ive's War
Eridani Light Horse Chronicles x4
Forgotten Worlds: Escape From Jardine
Founding of the Clans: Visions of Rebirth
Founding of the Clans: Land of Dreams
Honor & Glory #4 (KS novella and possibly others, keeping track of what stories were what is tricky)
Recognition Guide x6 (series expanded from 22 to 24)
Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik
Spotlight On: Payne's Raiders
Spotlight On: Snord's Irregulars
Spotlight On: The Stealths
Touring the Stars: Granada
Batchall (KS Scenario)
BattleMech Technical Blueprints, Volume 1
Battletech Universe
Blitzkrieg (KS Scenario)
Camospecs: A Guide to Faction Paint Scheme
Camospecs: A Unit Art Manual
Den of Wolves (KS Novel on Wolf's Dragoons founding)
Empire Alone (ilClan aftermath in FWL)
Grand Melee (KiS scenario)
MechCommander's Handbook
No Substitute for Victory (ilClan aftermath in Jade Falcon OZ)
Shrapnel #06
Shrapnel #07
Shrapnel #08 (and likely green light for #09-12!)
Tamar Rising
Touring the Stars: Rocky

Am I missing any?  Have any of the Kickstarter things been released and I missed them?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nova_dew on 12 September 2021, 12:42:24
This is what I'm tracking for our current slate of products coming, including some KickStarter items


Am I missing any?  Have any of the Kickstarter things been released and I missed them?

AMA had them mention that they're going to cover the Nova Cat's death at some point, there might have been other mentions of other stuff coming at some point maybe in a list of possible realities that might include this one,

Didn't know about the BW: 1st Combine Dominion War
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dragon Cat on 12 September 2021, 12:57:19
Nova Cats death was already covered in depth in the 2nd Bush Wars I believe
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 12 September 2021, 13:05:00
Nova Cats death was already covered in depth in the 2nd Bush Wars I believe
Ahhh...no.  Not the extinction by the Draconis Combine.  2nd Bush Wars / Wars of the Republic Era covers the Ghost Bear War with Nova Cats / DC.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dragon Cat on 12 September 2021, 16:10:28
Ahhh...no.  Not the extinction by the Draconis Combine.  2nd Bush Wars / Wars of the Republic Era covers the Ghost Bear War with Nova Cats / DC.

I thought that was covered the Bears used cruise missile artillery to flatten the capital on Irece :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Orwell84 on 12 September 2021, 16:27:56
No Substitute for Victory (ilClan aftermath in Jade Falcon OZ)
Tamar Rising

Aren't these two the same thing? ???

Or is No Substitute for Victory a novel or novella?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 12 September 2021, 18:31:26
Novella
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 13 September 2021, 06:14:58
If you are interested, I provided some insight into the writing process behind "Failings in Teaching".
Have fun with it.
Spoiler alert, though.
Also, it's in German. So you might want to use a translation tool in your browser or this Gooogle Translate link:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&u=https://hpgstation.de/2021/09/11/fuer-die-eridani-light-horses-schreiben-spoilergefahr/

Original link (google free):
https://hpgstation.de/2021/09/11/fuer-die-eridani-light-horses-schreiben-spoilergefahr/

Why aren't the ELH stories getting plugs on this or the front page anymore?  If you hadn't said something, my friend, I would have never known yours was out!  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mbear on 13 September 2021, 08:43:46
Schmidt's Petraries has become my new favorite command unit. Great writing, Doc Swift, just like all of the Hanseatic Leauge and other small Periphery work you've written.

Agreed. The only slightly negative comment I have is that I think Cubby is right: It would be all the more impressive if everything had been released at the same time as OTP: Hanseatic Crusade. But that's on the list, I'm sure. (And if it isn't, it probably will be soon! ;) )

Honestly, my money is if Umayyads are Wolverines, they aren't from the main group that we see. We know one of the 3 Scouting/Screening groups were MIA after Barbados. [Trish Ebon found the other one and she was commanding one of them so the third is MiA]

This makes me wonder: Do the Clans keep copies of the Wolverine genescans so they can test against new DNA? I assume they do because apparently the Scorpion Scientists did so after the Coyote Watch operation, but it'd be nice to know for sure.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 13 September 2021, 09:19:05
This makes me wonder: Do the Clans keep copies of the Wolverine genescans so they can test against new DNA? I assume they do because apparently the Scorpion Scientists did so after the Coyote Watch operation, but it'd be nice to know for sure.

Honestly? Even if they do... their record keeping might be shoddy and missing large chunks of the Wolverines because officially the Wolverines did not even get out of the Homeworlds and everyone on their side lost had deaths [and equipment] backdated to have died during the Pentagon Civil War or Klondike. What's to say their record keeping of Wolverine personnel is any better? Given the sheer size of the post Klondike toumans... there is a distinct chance there was none of the original 40 in said force anyway...

Remember, the special "This is only for top leadership" "uncensored" version of the final grand council session prior to the Wolverine Annihilation... is two sessions edited together with dialog spliced and such.

[Never mind that I am dubious that they would be able to tell after 250 years of interbreeding with the locals...]
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 13 September 2021, 09:34:08
This makes me wonder: Do the Clans keep copies of the Wolverine genescans so they can test against new DNA? I assume they do because apparently the Scorpion Scientists did so after the Coyote Watch operation, but it'd be nice to know for sure.

That's basically the plot of the Bloodright scenario for MechWarrior 2nd edition.  One of the ComGuards officers on Tukayyid turned out to be a descendent of the same SLDF officer who was Franklin Hallis' father, and the Steel Vipers discovered this examining his remains after the battle.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GreekFire on 13 September 2021, 09:35:08
That's basically the plot of the Bloodright scenario for MechWarrior 2nd edition.  One of the ComGuards officers on Tukayyid turned out to be a descendent of the same SLDF officer who was Franklin Hallis' father, and the Steel Vipers discovered this examining his remains after the battle.

There's also the Bears' actions during the Jihad; they wouldn't have made sense if they hadn't had anything to test dead WoB soldiers against.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cache on 13 September 2021, 19:41:55
Shrapnel Issue 6 just dropped.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 13 September 2021, 19:43:03
Early!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 13 September 2021, 19:53:53
Huzah!   Maybe the que will move, now.  Sartris and myself and a bunch of others have stories that are begging to be told.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 13 September 2021, 19:55:52
I have ideas. Is there a draft? Absolutely not  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 13 September 2021, 20:00:18
I'm sitting tight at #6, though I think I already know what I should have done.  I want to see if it matches up with what I might get told by the editor...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShroudedSciuridae on 13 September 2021, 20:36:21
There's also the Bears' actions during the Jihad; they wouldn't have made sense if they hadn't had anything to test dead WoB soldiers against.

They do have DNA to measure against, it might not matter. Check Brush Wars pp. 68-69 for the scrambled ComStar message about Thomas Mario's injury in the bombing and how it would be time to reactivate the False Thomas (who had been used as a double previously).

"3) We also recommend that as Pollux [Thomas Marik's body double] is already being prepped for the medical tests that will no doubt be carried out on him, steps are taken regarding the DNA and biometric tests that will be run. The procedures are outlined in the addendum, yet while there is no need for bone-structure matching thanks to our prior work, the retinal and DNA-chimaerism modifications are beyond the capabilities here at Koryo. As such, we believe that Pollux must undergo treatment at Facility D on Jardine, and must at the same time be kept ignorant of their existence"

DNA-chimaerism. Altering DNA to appear different. The human genome is pretty basic, we sequenced that bad boy in 2003, so the test that 3025 FWL ran is likely the same one that Jihad era Ghost Bears ran. If it fooled one, it likely fooled both. If The Blood conspiracy is true they're likely able to hide even from DNA tests.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 13 September 2021, 20:44:01
Check Brush Wars pp. 68-69 for the scrambled ComStar message about Thomas Mario's injury in the bombing a

As long as Thomas Luigi is okay, there's no need for panic.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 13 September 2021, 20:45:27
we all know it was thomas waluigi that survived
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShroudedSciuridae on 13 September 2021, 21:40:17
As long as Thomas Luigi is okay, there's no need for panic.

Yet more proof that Word of Blake developed time travel technology and traveled back to form Google. See how they use autocorrect to "coincidentally" protect The Master!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 14 September 2021, 06:34:42
Man, I hope it comes out on google books soon. I have funding there to grab books.  Ugh.
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Post by: Bosefius on 14 September 2021, 12:13:26
It's Tuesday. It's GenCon Week!! Let's kick it off the right way.

Shrapnel Issue #6 is available as both digital download and Print on Demand edition!!

https://books2read.com/BattleTechShrapnelIssue6 (https://books2read.com/BattleTechShrapnelIssue6)

In addition, the newest Eridani Light Horse short story, Failings in Teaching is also available as a digital download!

https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH6FailingsinTeaching (https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH6FailingsinTeaching)

Shrapnel #6
FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE!

Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine surges onward, waging wars that will decide the fate of the BattleMech-dominated future of the 31st century and beyond! Follow a quest for quick cash that yields unusual Star League relics. Commiserate with an aging MechWarrior convinced he is cursed with the devil’s luck—which is about to run out. Listen to the tale of how mercenary commander Ace Darwin obtained his iconic ’Mech—but how much of his story is true? Within these pages, you will visit Terra after the dawn of the ilClan era, venture into the postwar period of the Aurigan Coalition, and travel to the far-flung worlds of the Scorpion Empire in the Deep Periphery. Then you will dive into the intrigue and vice of Solaris VII in the beginning of a new, four-part serial novel.
Choose your plan of attack with technical readouts, after-action reports, a deep dive into plasma technology, a treatise on covert-ops poisons, and a look at Free Worlds League politics, along with playable scenarios and more—all loaded into your autocannon by both BattleTech veterans and new voices from the Inner Sphere:

Blaine Lee Pardoe
Craig A. Reed, Jr.
E. Clark Avery
Jason Schmetzer
James Bixby
M. W. Hayden
Mark Hill
Daniel Isberner
Alexander J. Roth
Ken’ Horner
James Kirtley
Wunji Lau
Eric Salzman
Joel Steverson
Stephen Toropov

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Failings in Teaching

TRADITIONS RUN DEEP…
Other mercenary units fly flags at two flagpoles at their headquarters, one with their unit’s flag, and other bearing the flag of their current employer. However, the Third Regimental Combat Team—a.k.a. the Eridani Light Horse—leaves one flagpole bare, as a reminder of the death of the Star League, and the other pole flies the Light Horse’s unit and regimental flags at half-mast.
What triumphs and tragedies shaped the Eridani Light Horse and its traditions? What drove them to become a force to be reckoned with, an elite mercenary unit with one of the longest histories and the deepest traditions in the Inner Sphere? Witness the unit’s origins in the Star League and follow their evolution all the way through the Succession Wars and the Clan Invasion to their downfall in the Dark Age and their resurrection in the uncertain future of the ilClan era.
Part Six: Failings in Teaching by Daniel Isberner: A former Light Horse soldier has retired to the classroom, instructing House Davion recruits at the New Avalon Institute of Science, but the true war lies in the past he cannot reconcile…

(https://i.ibb.co/fCw95dr/Battle-Tech-Failures-in-Teaching-Generic.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fCw95dr)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bosefius on 14 September 2021, 12:14:14
Hmmm, the pictures are added to that post but they aren't loading.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 14 September 2021, 12:17:19
They are loading for me.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 14 September 2021, 19:56:39
Why aren't the ELH stories getting plugs on this or the front page anymore?

We (and by "we," I mean Bosefius) has been pretty on point about getting links posted here and all over social media. I could do better about making them website posts too, but the website news items trail far behind the other two things I just said in terms of importance.

And remember, we wait to do those posts until we have the "UBL," the one-click link that takes a customer to the combined page with all platforms on which the piece is available. I am not going try to race the entire BT corner of the internet to string-post links to each platform as they become available. So it may seem like sometimes we're "behind" when others find it first, but there's a strategy in place.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 14 September 2021, 21:13:32
We (and by "we," I mean Bosefius) has been pretty on point about getting links posted here and all over social media. I could do better about making them website posts too, but the website news items trail far behind the other two things I just said in terms of importance.

And remember, we wait to do those posts until we have the "UBL," the one-click link that takes a customer to the combined page with all platforms on which the piece is available. I am not going try to race the entire BT corner of the internet to string-post links to each platform as they become available. So it may seem like sometimes we're "behind" when others find it first, but there's a strategy in place.

Ah!  Fair enough! :-)

From my little foxhole: I had a commander that once said, "once is a point, twice is a line, three is a pattern."  When I noticed that two ELH stories seemed to have kinda... arrived without fanfare, well, I thought I'd ask before we hit "patterm." ;-) ha ha ha

AND SUPER HAPPY FOR SHRAPNEL!  Wasn't expecting that until tomorrow, whoot!! 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 14 September 2021, 21:27:58
We (and by "we," I mean Bosefius) has been pretty on point about getting links posted here and all over social media. I could do better about making them website posts too, but the website news items trail far behind the other two things I just said in terms of importance.

And remember, we wait to do those posts until we have the "UBL," the one-click link that takes a customer to the combined page with all platforms on which the piece is available. I am not going try to race the entire BT corner of the internet to string-post links to each platform as they become available. So it may seem like sometimes we're "behind" when others find it first, but there's a strategy in place.

Ok, I TRIED doing a Search, but the results were just TOO MANY!!   :o  What do YOU mean by "UBL"?   ???


Results I got.  (It doesn't seem TO ME that ANY seem to "Fit" what YOU are talking about.  :-\ )

UBL Roshan Digital Account
Online Ubl Banking
UBL Digital
Amazon{DOT}com: UBL - Speakers
Usama bin Ladin
Missouri Upper Body Lift - UBL
Miller® by Honeywell 650K-7/UBL Harness
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Post by: Doc Swift on 14 September 2021, 21:29:17
I think it stands for Universal Book Link.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 14 September 2021, 21:50:50
Yup. You get that pretty close to the top (3rd result) if you search UBL books. Further the link is to books2read which is the site they put in every fiction announcement

You just have to trick google into giving you what you want (I didn’t know what a UBL was either but I knew it must have something to do with the fiction)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 14 September 2021, 21:52:59
You never know what kind of gold you will unearth on page 17 of a Google search...
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Post by: Sartris on 14 September 2021, 21:56:34
(https://i.imgflip.com/5hnj8f.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 15 September 2021, 07:00:23
Thank you all!

https://hpgstation.de/2021/09/15/nr-1-auf-amazon-com/
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 15 September 2021, 08:08:53
Finally got Shrapnel #6 on GoogleBooks!  Good stuff! Thank you, CGL!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 15 September 2021, 10:05:22
You are interested in finding out, how a story like Moving Forward comes together?
I provide some background information about just how the Scorpion Empire story, set in the ilClan era, developed.

As usual the text is in German, but you can use this Google Translate link: https://hpgstation-de.translate.goog/2021/09/15/fuer-das-scorpion-empire-schreiben-moving-forward/?_x_tr_sl=de&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=de&_x_tr_pto=nui,elem

Original, Google free link: https://hpgstation.de/2021/09/15/fuer-das-scorpion-empire-schreiben-moving-forward/
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 15 September 2021, 10:40:26
Yow. Well, I guess sometimes I can't keep the ****** from showing himself.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 15 September 2021, 10:41:17
Yow. Well, I guess sometimes I can't keep the ****** from showing himself.


Well, you were right. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 15 September 2021, 21:18:11
Why is it talking about creating a new planet?

I have some other questions as well
Why is the story talking about Gateway having been abandoned? It still was on map...

And... Daedalus BattleMechs. Daedalus is an Industrial...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: TheoLehman on 15 September 2021, 22:02:50
Is it the GTX2 Daedalus or the DAD-series Daedalus?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 15 September 2021, 22:04:55
the scorpions use the industrial flavor of Daedalus
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GreekFire on 15 September 2021, 22:09:39
I have some other questions as well
Why is the story talking about Gateway having been abandoned? It still was on map...

And... Daedalus BattleMechs. Daedalus is an Industrial...

Both of these should be errata'd.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 15 September 2021, 23:11:43
Both of these should be errata'd.

I wasn't even thinking of that interpretation.

I was more talking about it being reestablished at all... when its on our Hanseatic Map in 3140.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 15 September 2021, 23:42:38
Will have to check later. Could be that sentence chanfed a few times between drafts and the whole abandoned part was supposed to be Göttingen and there were two sentences mushed together by accident.
Probably my mistake when working comments in.

As far as creating new planets go: Göttingen is new ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: lobezno on 16 September 2021, 05:15:22
Hi, is there a reason why Failing in Teaching is not available in Drivethrufiction yet? Still waiting for it there (to use the HP Station link ;-) )

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Gaiiten on 16 September 2021, 06:00:01
It would be very appreciated, if in a future Shrapnel issue you could include a small article about the Home Clans (maybe in Secrets of the Sphere or Voices of the Sphere).
Just some speculation.

Please  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 16 September 2021, 06:34:07
Pretty sure Ray has stated quite repeatedly that there are no current plans to do anything with the Homeworld Clans. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Mendrugo on 16 September 2021, 07:35:23
Get ready for pulse pounding Mongoose action!  From the Clan that tried to tell the Smoke Jaguars "I'll see you in court!"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 16 September 2021, 08:12:41
I wasn't even thinking of that interpretation.

I was more talking about it being reestablished at all... when its on our Hanseatic Map in 3140.

That sentence got pretty scrambled at some point.
Provided a fix here https://bg.battletech.com/forums/errata/shrapnel-the-official-battletech-magazine/msg1763576/#msg1763576
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 16 September 2021, 09:41:13
Pretty sure Ray has stated quite repeatedly that there are no current plans to do anything with the Homeworld Clans. ;)

Shrapnel can contain stories from all eras. It could have plenty of stories from the homeworlds set before the Wars of Reaving.
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Post by: Colt Ward on 16 September 2021, 09:46:01
Not what Gaiiten has been asking for over the last few years.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 16 September 2021, 10:01:06
Not what Gaiiten has been asking for over the last few years.

There's no indication that the answer has changed from what it's been for the past few years.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 16 September 2021, 10:02:52
The Homies will return.  It's ingrained in their culture to fixate on the Inner Sphere.

It may be years, but they will.  It's got to be the right situation in canon. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 16 September 2021, 10:35:28
That sentence got pretty scrambled at some point.
Provided a fix here https://bg.battletech.com/forums/errata/shrapnel-the-official-battletech-magazine/msg1763576/#msg1763576

But which planet is it referring to?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 16 September 2021, 10:57:08
The Homies will return.  It's ingrained in their culture to fixate on the Inner Sphere.

It may be years, but they will.  It's got to be the right situation in canon.

 . . . so zombies from the blasted wastelands of the Home Worlds?

There's no indication that the answer has changed from what it's been for the past few years.

I know that, but MarauderCH was saying you could have earlier stories- which is not what Gaiiten was asking for by the use of the word 'Home' to describe which Clans.  They are also not going to throw out anything but unfounded speculation in Shrapnel IMO.  If the Home Clans get mentioned, it is going to be as part of a major narrative arc and not going to be a throw away line.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 16 September 2021, 10:58:59
Any story submitted to shrapnel about the post-reaving homies would be rejected out of hand. If they are reintroduced, it will likely be part of planned set of products
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 16 September 2021, 11:08:53
. . . so zombies from the blasted wastelands of the Home Worlds?

If it fits up with canon, but its already been done on Necromo.

Knowing the Adders, they will show up in time to actually topple the IlClan, not just fight it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Flaresnake on 16 September 2021, 21:20:11
Pretty sure Ray has stated quite repeatedly that there are no current plans to do anything with the Homeworld Clans. ;)
Any reason why?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 16 September 2021, 21:24:45
Any reason why?

.... you do realize he included a  ;) in that statement, right?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 16 September 2021, 21:26:28
We need to stop talking about the Home Clans.  And just let it happen.  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 16 September 2021, 21:34:09
Any reason why?

Because the Clans were never the focus except as the invaders?  Because they are many lightyears away from the 'center' of the universe?  Because narratively they cut themselves, and were cut by the IS, off from interaction?  Because the surviving philosophies of the Wars of Reaving was that the Inner Sphere- or bluntly anyone not them- is tainted?  Because it lets them remove five factions from running the narrative when they had no impact?  Because it de-complicates the picture- IE, not having to manage parallel timelines?

Sure there are more, but you can pick and choose.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 16 September 2021, 21:41:57
Home Clans are one of legions of Chekhov's Guns in BT. 

Potential is what the Home Clans are, potential to be an all-in invader one day.

But it won't be for a long time. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 16 September 2021, 21:59:52
Potential is what the Home Clans are, potential to be an all-in invader one day.

... or the other way around, the IlKhan declaring they must retake the Pentagon Worlds and the IS becomes the invaders.

Wait and see though. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 16 September 2021, 22:07:47
... or the other way around, the IlKhan declaring they must retake the Pentagon Worlds and the IS becomes the invaders.

Wait and see though.

Very true.  That would be interesting.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 16 September 2021, 23:43:56
We need to stop talking about the Home Clans.  And just let it happen.  ;D

We both know the universe is nowhere near benevolent enough for the first part to happen.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 17 September 2021, 06:17:19
... or the other way around, the IlKhan declaring they must retake the Pentagon Worlds and the IS becomes the invaders.

Wait and see though.
It would be a very Star League thing to do.  Treat the Homies as the Periphery (which they are), being civilization to them on HARD MODE.  Be done with it.  Fill up the spaces between the old Sphere and there, expand the Inner Sphere, then like Rome everything falls apart. Let mercenaries run about with new micro warring states all about.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Elmoth on 17 September 2021, 07:48:48
I actually like that escenario
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Agathos on 17 September 2021, 10:36:24
Hmm, and later the homeworlds could become the center of anti-ilClan resistance when the “auditor clusters” are patrolling the Inner Sphere and Periphery for unauthorized 'Mech production. That would be a fun reversal.

...but I'm getting a century ahead. For now I assume the core writers haven't decided what the homeworlds look like. They're not keeping it a secret out of spite; there is literally no secret to share.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 17 September 2021, 13:27:33
...but I'm getting a century ahead. For now I assume the core writers haven't decided what the homeworlds look like. They're not keeping it a secret out of spite; there is literally no secret to share.

Ding ding ding.

And that's not an open invitation to pitch us your ideas about Wars of Reaving II: Reave Harder. We have SO much we need to set up in the Inner Sphere, that's so much more relevant to establishing/re-establishing the setting as an environment for play, before we can even put our brains there. "Hey, the ilClan is cool and all, but what about the Homeworld Clans??" is like hearing your state has been overthrown by violent radicals and asking, "That's cool but what's happening on Tierra Del Fuego."

Further conversation about the Homeworld Clans (including this post, mods--I'm not immune!) needs to be moved to its own thread. (Which would be the 390th iteration of such a thread.) I have a new product to drop in the next 20 minutes and I don't want it buried.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 17 September 2021, 13:28:35
Ding ding ding.

And that's not an open invitation to pitch us your ideas about Wars of Reaving II: Reave Harder. We have SO much we need to set up in the Inner Sphere, that's so much more relevant to establishing/re-establishing the setting as an environment for play, before we can even put our brains there. "Hey, the ilClan is cool and all, but what about the Homeworld Clans??" is like hearing your state has been overthrown by violent radicals and asking, "That's cool but what's happening on Tierra Del Fuego."

Further conversation about the Homeworld Clans (including this post, mods--I'm not immune!) needs to be moved to its own thread. (Which would be the 390th iteration of such a thread.) I have a new product to drop in the next 20 minutes and I don't want it buried.

I’ve set my timer... ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Baldur Mekorig on 17 September 2021, 13:44:18
Ding ding ding.

" is like hearing your state has been overthrown by violent radicals and asking, "That's cool but what's happening on Tierra Del Fuego."



Is still freezing, and they are dealing with a invasion by the joint Dogs-Beavers forces. Aside that, not too much.  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 17 September 2021, 13:45:05
It’s simply irrelevant. Really that simple.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 17 September 2021, 13:49:26
I’ve been in such a blender at work this week that I totally forgot we have NEW STUFF
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 17 September 2021, 13:51:05
I’ve been in such a blender at work this week that I totally forgot we have NEW STUFF

Does Granada deliver resolution on a mystery? will we know in a few hours?!?

tick tock
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 17 September 2021, 13:56:26
A Game of Armored Combat Box Set Back in Stock; Touring the Stars: Granada Now Available!

The Umayyads. Mysterious invaders of Nueva Castile, their origins have been one of the lingering secrets of BattleTech–until today!

Today’s new release, Touring the Stars: Granada, reveals the innermost secrets of the Umayyads, and provides more detail about their long-running conflict with the residents of Nueva Castile. (Before the Goliath Scorpions sorted things out for them, that is…)

Also, the A Game of Armored Combat boxed set is back in stock in our web store (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-a-game-of-armored-combat) today!! The box should also be available via your local retailer through normal distribution. Further reprints of core product, including the Beginner Box, is in-process–we’ll share more info as soon as we have it.

(https://i.ibb.co/BBKPMJ7/TTS-Granada.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jDZ5XYx)

Touring the Stars: Granada
Price: $2.99 (PDF Only)

Granada: called “The Pumpkin” by everyone but its inhabitants, this oblate planet is probably the fastest-spinning world settled by humanity. Like other worlds of the Nueva Castilian cluster, it is water-rich and very compatible with terrestrial life, allowing humans to thrive.

Granada has seen key events in Castilian history: the collapse of its original central government, the invasion of refugees from the Clan worlds, and the birth of the Umayyads. The Seekers of Clan Goliath Scorpion have delved into this history, answering burning questions of the Umayyads’ mysterious origins.

Touring the Stars is a whistle-stop tour of the universe! Every system and planet where mankind treads in the BattleTech universe has a story, for those with the drive to explore it. Take a tour of the stars humanity now calls home, experience awesome new worlds, immerse yourself in the local civilization, and prepare to do battle in exotic locales.

Catalyst Game Labs web store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-touring-the-stars-granada (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-touring-the-stars-granada)
DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371088/BattleTech-Touring-the-Stars-Granada (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371088/BattleTech-Touring-the-Stars-Granada)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 17 September 2021, 14:33:52
Not Wolverines.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 17 September 2021, 15:48:04
Not Wolverines.

It was never going to be.   The fate of Clan Wolverine will not be revealed ina Touring the Stars.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cache on 17 September 2021, 16:27:30
My download has the same number as my copy of TTS Gulf Breeze: E-CAT32SN230
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 17 September 2021, 16:39:49
...well, I definitely did not expect that. Very unexpected origin, kudos!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Orwell84 on 17 September 2021, 16:40:46
Not Wolverines.

It was never going to be.   The fate of Clan Wolverine will not be revealed ina Touring the Stars.

A good reveal, kudos to the authors for making the Wolverines plausible to outside observers at first glance but actually being contemporaries from a similar source (those anti-Clan escapees must be spinning in their graves). Plus finding a plausible way to account for discrepancies between authentic Islam & the Arabic language and the version practiced by the Umayyads.

Glad the Portuguese side of Nueva Castile got some spotlight as well. Even if their planet's names, like Lipizzaner stallions, originated from Spain not Portugal.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 17 September 2021, 17:19:46
And that's not an open invitation to pitch us your ideas about Wars of Reaving II: Reave Harder. We have SO much we need to set up in the Inner Sphere, that's so much more relevant to establishing/re-establishing the setting as an environment for play, before we can even put our brains there. "Hey, the ilClan is cool and all, but what about the Homeworld Clans??" is like hearing your state has been overthrown by violent radicals and asking, "That's cool but what's happening on Tierra Del Fuego."

Copy that. New Homeworld capital is Tierra Del Fuego. Annnnnnd, go!

Glad folks like the TtS. I've got next week on my radar, too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dragon Cat on 17 September 2021, 17:22:51
Granada will be mine... tomorrow lol
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 18 September 2021, 05:11:30
I've got a question for TtS Grenada?

What is the unreliable quirk?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dragon Cat on 18 September 2021, 10:04:16
Grenada is a fun sounding world with all the gravity changes and day changes
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Gaiiten on 18 September 2021, 10:45:34
Ding ding ding.

And that's not an open invitation to pitch us your ideas about Wars of Reaving II: Reave Harder. We have SO much we need to set up in the Inner Sphere, that's so much more relevant to establishing/re-establishing the setting as an environment for play, before we can even put our brains there. "Hey, the ilClan is cool and all, but what about the Homeworld Clans??" is like hearing your state has been overthrown by violent radicals and asking, "That's cool but what's happening on Tierra Del Fuego."

Reasonable argument.

However  ;)

What I have meant is simply some minor information from the rumor mill. Similar as it was in Interstellar Players 3 (a pity that it was published after WoR).
For this Voices of the Sphere or Secrets or the Sphere article series would be ideal, imho. In these series you have gotten the rumur mill quite spinning.

We Home Clans fans are very humble, we do not ask for much. But getting absolut nothing for years now is very frustrating.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 18 September 2021, 21:00:26
Something occurred to me after looking at that Annihilator in the GenCon thread shortly after reading TtS Granada. Most of the mechs that we associate with the Dragoons also work perfectly for a Pentagon Powers or early Clan force... :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: worktroll on 18 September 2021, 22:49:26
That's not exactly out of left field though. What else could they equip the Dragoons with?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 19 September 2021, 00:35:21
hornets. dozens of hornets.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 19 September 2021, 00:41:13
Showgun, Falcon, War Dog, Gallowglas
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Mendrugo on 19 September 2021, 00:44:05
That's not exactly out of left field though. What else could they equip the Dragoons with?

A 2D cardboard punch out of John Waco.

Thin cardboard.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Ruger on 19 September 2021, 06:03:46
hornets. dozens of hornets.

And Fleas. All sorts of bug ‘Mechs.

And Falcons for command ‘Mechs. Just for something different.

Ruger
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 19 September 2021, 09:41:33
Gotta be honest, an Annihilator running babysitter on a bunch of Bug Mechs is not a pack I would turn down. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 19 September 2021, 09:47:26
They could cross market it as the HBS Training Day lance, if they market it right.   ;D

Gotta be honest, an Annihilator running babysitter on a bunch of Bug Mechs is not a pack I would turn down. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 19 September 2021, 22:08:20
Gotta be honest, an Annihilator running babysitter on a bunch of Bug Mechs is not a pack I would turn down. :D

LOVE IT.  Scorpion Empire Cadre Star, or something.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 20 September 2021, 23:57:03
A Rock and a Hard Place now up on amazon (no PoD yet)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: PsylockeSmythe on 21 September 2021, 06:52:34
A Rock and a Hard Place now up on amazon (no PoD yet)

PoD is now available on Amazon.  Just placed my order.

Psy
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 21 September 2021, 07:46:34
Foe nook users: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-william-h-keith-jr/1140180099?ean=2940162207405 (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-william-h-keith-jr/1140180099?ean=2940162207405)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Joewrightgm on 21 September 2021, 07:56:36
So can we get a black and white confirmation that the Wolf’s Dragoons Star pack is legit?

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 21 September 2021, 07:57:45
So can we get a black and white confirmation that the Wolf’s Dragoons Star pack is legit?

Here you go: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-forcepack-wolfs-dragoons-assault-star-bn-exclusive-catalyst-game-labs/1139270744?ean=0810038456980 (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-forcepack-wolfs-dragoons-assault-star-bn-exclusive-catalyst-game-labs/1139270744?ean=0810038456980)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Joewrightgm on 21 September 2021, 08:10:54
Here you go: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-forcepack-wolfs-dragoons-assault-star-bn-exclusive-catalyst-game-labs/1139270744?ean=0810038456980 (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-forcepack-wolfs-dragoons-assault-star-bn-exclusive-catalyst-game-labs/1139270744?ean=0810038456980)

Holy snap.  A Barnes and Noble Exclusive no less
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wolfspider on 21 September 2021, 08:58:13
OK so I picked 1 out of the possible 8 it could have been!   :D
I was so hoping for a new IMP!
Here you go: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-forcepack-wolfs-dragoons-assault-star-bn-exclusive-catalyst-game-labs/1139270744?ean=0810038456980 (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-forcepack-wolfs-dragoons-assault-star-bn-exclusive-catalyst-game-labs/1139270744?ean=0810038456980)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 21 September 2021, 09:18:50
Here you go: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-forcepack-wolfs-dragoons-assault-star-bn-exclusive-catalyst-game-labs/1139270744?ean=0810038456980 (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-forcepack-wolfs-dragoons-assault-star-bn-exclusive-catalyst-game-labs/1139270744?ean=0810038456980)

Preorders from other stores are NEVER product confirmation. Only a CGL source is.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: IronSphinx on 21 September 2021, 09:32:37
Annihilator, Rifleman, Archer, Mad Cat... Is that a BlackJack Omni in the set?  ???
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 21 September 2021, 09:34:27
Is that a BlackJack Omni in the set?  ???
No, a variant of normal Blackjack. Says so in description.
Think it is BJ-2 model, twin ERLLs and quad Streak SRM-2s.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: IronSphinx on 21 September 2021, 09:35:35
No, a variant of normal Blackjack. Says so in description.
Think it is BJ-2 model, twin ERLLs and quad Streak SRM-2s.
Ah, gotcha. Thanks.  :thumbsup:

The little nubs with indentations on top of the streaks made it look like it had paired LRM5s.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 21 September 2021, 09:35:45
Looks like the BJ-2.

(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/lf?set=key%5Bresolve.pixelRatio%5D,value%5B1%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.width%5D,value%5B550%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.height%5D,value%5B10000%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.imageFit%5D,value%5Bcontainerwidth%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.allowImageUpscaling%5D,value%5B0%5D&product=path%5B/pimages/0810038456980_p7_v8%5D&call=url%5Bfile:common/decodeProduct.chain%5D)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 21 September 2021, 10:47:47
Between this and Blitz Bowl, Barnes & Noble is getting as much of my mini money as my FLGS.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 21 September 2021, 10:49:24
Wolf Dragoons ForcePack Available for Pre-Order, Plus New Gray Death Legion Novel by Bill Keith!

A big, big day here for mercenary MechWarriors–the Barnes & Noble exclusive Wolf Dragoons Assault Star ForcePack is available for pre-order! The expected availability date for this item is Dec. 15, 2021, so be sure to….annihilate…your holiday season with this exciting new pack.

But that’s not all. Like the Dragoons, the Gray Death Legion is a fan-favorite, elite mercenary unit revered across the Inner Sphere. As the story of a new incarnation of the GDL (https://books2read.com/BattleTechThePriceofDuty?__s=xxxxxxx) plays out in the ilClan Era, we are thrilled to offer this brand-new, full-length novel by original GDL author William H. Keith, set in the classic era of the Legion’s early days!

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Wolf Dragoons Assault Star
Pre-order: $30.00 (Barnes and Noble Exclusive)

The Wolf’s Dragoons are the most well-known and respected mercenary command in the Inner Sphere and their MechWarriors are some of the most skilled and feared across hundreds of worlds. Once more, the Inner Sphere is poised for war and the Wolf’s Dragoons are on the forefront.

This B&N Exclusive Expansion set includes the new Annihilator, as well as re-posed Timber Wolf and Rifleman and new variants of the Archer and Blackjack BattleMechs – no assembly required – along with 10 MechWarrior pilot cards and five Alpha Strike cards! Perfect for BattleTech and Alpha Strike action!

Unleash the Wolf’s Dragoon Assault Star on your enemies! This Barnes & Noble exclusive includes:
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Expected Availability Date: Dec. 15, 2021

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A Rock and a Hard Place
A Gray Death Legion novel by William H. Keith
E-pub: $6.99 / Print-on-Demand: $14.95

ALIVE OR DEAD…

Just a few months after their universe-shaking campaign on Helm, and the distribution of the Helm Memory Core, all Grayson Carlyle and his Gray Death Legion want is to settle into their new home on Glengarry. But they barely touch down on-planet when a Lyran Commonwealth general contacts the GDL, intent on hiring them to track down and capture Draconis Combine agents behind a daring raid on Lyons.

Tracking the Kurita raiders to the Draconis border system of Valdis—better known as Wheel—Grayson and his people have their work cut out for them. The system’s main feature is literally a wheel-shaped deep-space station and recharge facility at the Valdis star’s zenith jump point. Its structure means a direct assault with BattleMechs will be extremely risky, both because of the tight quarters and the very real danger of an errant shot or missile depressurizing and destroying the entire station. Also, Grayson will be splitting his force, with Lori Kalmar providing a decoy operation on the nearby mining planet Valdis I, otherwise known as Rock, to draw the Combine’s attention away from Wheel.

It’s a high-risk operation on both ends, but Grayson and the GDL have their orders, and they intend to capture the Draconis operatives one way or the other…even if they have to risk destroying the entire space station to do so…

E-publication: https://books2read.com/BattleTechARockandaHardPlace (https://books2read.com/BattleTechARockandaHardPlace)
Print-on-Demand: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1638610401/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1632235534&sr=8-1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1638610401/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1632235534&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 21 September 2021, 10:59:12
I think we broke the site - I keep getting "There is system Exception occurred - please try again.java.lang.NullPointerException" trying to check out!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: faithless on 21 September 2021, 11:08:00
Yeah, it was not accepting my phone number, regardless of how I entered it. Then I got the same error.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 21 September 2021, 11:16:15
I'm having a similar issue, I can't get their checkout to accept my shipping address.

However, I don't have any evidence that this means the product is sold out. It may just be a hell of a day for B&N's back-end to take a powder. I've reported the problems to management, to pass along to any B&N contact they may have.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jaim Magnus on 21 September 2021, 11:17:58
Wolf Dragoons ForcePack Available for Pre-Order, Plus New Gray Death Legion Novel by Bill Keith!

A big, big day here for mercenary MechWarriors–the Barnes & Noble exclusive Wolf Dragoons Assault Star ForcePack is available for pre-order! The expected availability date for this item is Dec. 15, 2021, so be sure to….annihilate…your holiday season with this exciting new pack.

We don't have Barnes and Noble in Canada. Does it ship outside of the States, or only within?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 21 September 2021, 11:19:05
Can't pre-order either, gets stuck at the address verification. As well.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 21 September 2021, 11:21:13
It worked fine for me at 10:07 am eastern.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 21 September 2021, 11:26:59
We don't have Barnes and Noble in Canada. Does it ship outside of the States, or only within?

Checking on that, as well as whether it'll eventually be available via the CGL web store.

As I just posted elsewhere, please know that I'm aware of these issues, have passed them on to management, and will try to get clarity and pass along answers as soon as I'm able. For those who have access to them on other platforms, blowing up anyone on DM, including and especially Adrian Gideon, will not result in faster or better answers. I'm on the case, best as I can.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 21 September 2021, 11:27:32
Wolf Dragoons ForcePack Available for Pre-Order, Plus New Gray Death Legion Novel by Bill Keith!

A big, big day here for mercenary MechWarriors–the Barnes & Noble exclusive Wolf Dragoons Assault Star ForcePack is available for pre-order! The expected availability date for this item is Dec. 15, 2021, so be sure to….annihilate…your holiday season with this exciting new pack.

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Wolf Dragoons Assault Star
Pre-order: $30.00 (Barnes and Noble Exclusive)

Bigger question is: Is this a timed exclusive or will this never be available outside of a Barnes and Noble?

Saw yer Answer:

Checking on that, as well as whether it'll eventually be available via the CGL web store.

As I just posted elsewhere, please know that I'm aware of these issues, have passed them on to management, and will try to get clarity and pass along answers as soon as I'm able. For those who have access to them on other platforms, blowing up anyone on DM, including and especially Adrian Gideon, will not result in faster or better answers. I'm on the case, best as I can.

Hopefully will be available via other means instead of just Barnes & Noble or the CGL store.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 21 September 2021, 11:27:54
I'm having a similar issue, I can't get their checkout to accept my shipping address.

However, I don't have any evidence that this means the product is sold out. It may just be a hell of a day for B&N's back-end to take a powder. I've reported the problems to management, to pass along to any B&N contact they may have.

I got the phone issue and went back into the address thing. Just to be sure I reentered my number and it went through the second time
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 21 September 2021, 11:31:07
We don't have Barnes and Noble in Canada. Does it ship outside of the States, or only within?

Here is a desperate cry for help from a Canuck to their neighbors to the south.

NOW, thanks to Barnes & Noble YOU can live the Battletech adventure . . . smuggling battlemechs across borders to desperate fighters!  Always wanted to try to bluff your way past a customs agent when they find the battlemech in your cargo hold?
No Mr Republic Mounty, I have no idea how that Timber Wolf ended up under the tarp in the back corner of my cargo hold.  I also do not know why it was painted Blue & Gray with 'Stormhammers' stenciled on the side.  What a weird situation.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jaim Magnus on 21 September 2021, 11:34:34
Checking on that, as well as whether it'll eventually be available via the CGL web store.

As I just posted elsewhere, please know that I'm aware of these issues, have passed them on to management, and will try to get clarity and pass along answers as soon as I'm able. For those who have access to them on other platforms, blowing up anyone on DM, including and especially Adrian Gideon, will not result in faster or better answers. I'm on the case, best as I can.

Thanks, I will sit quietly.

Hopefully will be available via other means instead of just Barnes & Noble or the CGL store.

Indeed. Some options make it difficult to buy their product. *Shrug* Wait and see, I guess.

Here is a desperate cry for help from a Canuck to their neighbors to the south.

NOW, thanks to Barnes & Noble YOU can live the Battletech adventure . . . smuggling battlemechs across borders to desperate fighters!  Always wanted to try to bluff your way past a customs agent when they find the battlemech in your cargo hold?
No Mr Republic Mounty, I have no idea how that Timber Wolf ended up under the tarp in the back corner of my cargo hold.  I also do not know why it was painted Blue & Gray with 'Stormhammers' stenciled on the side.  What a weird situation.

Hehe, funny.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 21 September 2021, 11:36:10
Here is a desperate cry for help from a Canuck to their neighbors to the south.

NOW, thanks to Barnes & Noble YOU can live the Battletech adventure . . . smuggling battlemechs across borders to desperate fighters!  Always wanted to try to bluff your way past a customs agent when they find the battlemech in your cargo hold?
No Mr Republic Mounty, I have no idea how that Timber Wolf ended up under the tarp in the back corner of my cargo hold.  I also do not know why it was painted Blue & Gray with 'Stormhammers' stenciled on the side.  What a weird situation.

Even moreso, as Not to do Politics, but The Canadian Border is Open to US Citizens to come north, but sadly Canadians still cannot travel South.

So, anyone who lives in Seattle/Environs, there is a LARGE Vancouver Populace who will likely treat you to a nice Dinner to make a run North with a dropship worth of 'Mechs ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 21 September 2021, 11:44:49
So, anyone who lives in Seattle/Environs, there is a LARGE Vancouver Populace who will likely treat you to a nice Dinner to make a run North with a dropship worth of 'Mechs ;)

If you get anyone to do that, have them get another for me. Nice to see that BT is big enough they can have this kind of exclusive, too bad it is exclusive away from me.

Now I'm wondering where the hoplite and firefly are going.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 21 September 2021, 11:58:08
Even moreso, as Not to do Politics, but The Canadian Border is Open to US Citizens to come north, but sadly Canadians still cannot travel South.

So, anyone who lives in Seattle/Environs, there is a LARGE Vancouver Populace who will likely treat you to a nice Dinner to make a run North with a dropship worth of 'Mechs ;)

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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 21 September 2021, 11:58:49
Even moreso, as Not to do Politics, but The Canadian Border is Open to US Citizens to come north, but sadly Canadians still cannot travel South.

So, anyone who lives in Seattle/Environs, there is a LARGE Vancouver Populace who will likely treat you to a nice Dinner to make a run North with a dropship worth of 'Mechs ;)

Now there's an idea...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: trboturtle on 21 September 2021, 12:08:09
Even moreso, as Not to do Politics, but The Canadian Border is Open to US Citizens to come north, but sadly Canadians still cannot travel South.

So, anyone who lives in Seattle/Environs, there is a LARGE Vancouver Populace who will likely treat you to a nice Dinner to make a run North with a dropship worth of 'Mechs ;)

Now, it's becoming a Shadowrun mission....... ;)

Craig
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kibutsu on 21 September 2021, 12:16:14
I had the phone number issue. I tried numerous times on different browsers and entered the number with and without dashes but no luck. I had my wife do it for me and she had no problem.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 21 September 2021, 12:23:47
Huzzah, it's gone through! My very first BT minis pack ordered! Except I seem to have ended up with two in the cart my mistake. I think I will manage.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 21 September 2021, 12:35:04
Here is a interesting ponder . . . I saw a interesting bit, I want to say on Shark Tank, about a company that did the promo bundle stuff.  They got a little bit into how/why products like that existed- I want to say they used the example of the DVD (old term, really BluRay) movies with something like the little pop-mini bobble heads, or I want to say one of the superhero movies did pins.

Basically it came down to the retailer being interested in such products as business drivers.  They wanted the special versions- limited to their company- to help bring in more business.  My mother-in-law bought me . . . I want to say Justice League? with the little bobbleheads in it.  Want to bet that was the only thing she got in Wal-Mart that day?  Or ordered from them online?

So for CGL release a product with exclusivity to a retailer?  I take that as a good business sign for Battletech.  You can bet B&N have the metrics of how many of us clicked through the links from BT's social network (CGL website, FB, Twitter, emails, etc) . . . and where the orders go as part of their planning.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 21 September 2021, 12:44:00
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So for CGL release a product with exclusivity to a retailer?  I take that as a good business sign for Battletech.  You can bet B&N have the metrics of how many of us clicked through the links from BT's social network (CGL website, FB, Twitter, emails, etc) . . . and where the orders go as part of their planning.

B&N has been quietly adding tabletop mini games to their boardgame section for a while now. I think it started with the newbie-friendly Games Workshop games. Which would have been three or four years ago? Whenever Space Marine Adventures first started popping up.

I didn't see Battletech on their shelves until a few months ago, it was just the Beginner Box, but it definitely fits with the niche they appear to be carving out for themselves.

Worth pointing out, too, that a lot of the GW games (and accessories) on their shelves have been non-timed exclusives. They are still the only place I can buy half of a Blood Bowl team without buying a real box and splitting it with someone else. Not sure what that means for this particular pack.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kibutsu on 21 September 2021, 12:50:11
I was expecting (hoping for) a Dragoons faction pack once the photos of the Annihilator at Gen Con started showing up. Too bad no Imp though. That's one that could use the new artwork spin. Who wants to start speculating on other faction packs to follow? I would love a DCMS assault lance with Mauler, Hatamoto-Chi, Akuma and Naginata.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 21 September 2021, 12:51:13
B&N has carried BT before - maybe a bit more of an adjunct to the Shadowrun product, but I def remember seeing various things on the shelves in the past. But yeah, being able to pull an exclusive is a great sign for BT!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Aresneo on 21 September 2021, 12:52:01
We don't have Barnes and Noble in Canada. Does it ship outside of the States, or only within?

They ship to Canada, it was around $20 shipping for two copies.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 21 September 2021, 12:55:59
B&N has carried BT before - maybe a bit more of an adjunct to the Shadowrun product, but I def remember seeing various things on the shelves in the past. But yeah, being able to pull an exclusive is a great sign for BT!

In the fanpro days I remember BMRr and a few other books being on the shelf
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 21 September 2021, 13:00:36
In the fanpro days I remember BMRr and a few other books being on the shelf

Pretty sure I got one of my TROs and I know they had the MWDA novels since that is where I bought them.

Who wants to start speculating on other faction packs to follow? I would love a DCMS assault lance with Mauler, Hatamoto-Chi, Akuma and Naginata.

Too many assaults- look at the AS lance/star descriptions for things like juggernauts, strikers, heavy, etc, like they named the KS boxes.  If the Dragoon box is any indication, not enough KS mechs . . . while none of those IIRC have new art or are hinting at new art.  I think we are likely to see KS/RecGuide designs featured in any box you may end up with going forward.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 21 September 2021, 13:10:41
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new variants of the Archer and Blackjack BattleMechs

OK, the blackjack is obviously the 3050 one, what's up with the archer? 20 tubes, I don't see a narc launcher, can't make out the arm weapons...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nckestrel on 21 September 2021, 13:17:49
OK, the blackjack is obviously the 3050 one, what's up with the archer? 20 tubes, I don't see a narc launcher, can't make out the arm weapons...

It’s a Wolf’s Dragoons Archer..
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: glitterboy2098 on 21 September 2021, 13:23:38
It’s a Wolf’s Dragoons Archer..
So it has a SRM4 in each arm.

Wonder if it is a -2W or -5W?


Looks like the store no longer lists it as for sale/preorder, just says it will be available December 15th.
Guess they either ran out of preorders, or decided to drop preorders entirely.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Ruger on 21 September 2021, 13:36:54
So it has a SRM4 in each arm.

Wonder if it is a -2W or -5W?

Doesn’t the 2W have the SRM’s in the side torsos?

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Looks like the store no longer lists it as for sale/preorder, just says it will be available December 15th.
Guess they either ran out of preorders, or decided to drop preorders entirely.

Hopefully, that is just to fix issues in their system.

Ruger
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 21 September 2021, 13:50:46
Hi all, a few updates here as of 2:30 pm ET. I'll revise if things change, but here's what I know at the moment:

--The demand for the Wolf Dragoons Assault Star in its first few hours of pre-order, and the speed at which orders were being placed, may have introduced some glitches into the checkout system. We're seeing reports now that these have started to be ironed out, and that normal ordering is again possible. B&N is aware of the issue and is checking into it.

--This product is a Barnes and Noble exclusive. However, it is not a limited-run or limited edition.

--Barnes and Noble does not ship internationally, only to Canada and U.S. territories.

I'm checking into reports I've seen that the product is "sold out," but I checked 30 seconds ago here in the eastern U.S. and it was still available for pre-order.
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Post by: Kibutsu on 21 September 2021, 13:52:35
Pretty sure I got one of my TROs and I know they had the MWDA novels since that is where I bought them.

Too many assaults- look at the AS lance/star descriptions for things like juggernauts, strikers, heavy, etc, like they named the KS boxes.  If the Dragoon box is any indication, not enough KS mechs . . . while none of those IIRC have new art or are hinting at new art.  I think we are likely to see KS/RecGuide designs featured in any box you may end up with going forward.

I figured that too but I would love to see those get a resculpt at some point. Just wishing out loud.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jaim Magnus on 21 September 2021, 14:08:51
Hi all, a few updates here as of 2:30 pm ET. I'll revise if things change, but here's what I know at the moment:

--Barnes and Noble does not ship internationally, only to Canada and U.S. territories.


Okay, good to know. Between the exchange rate and the uncertainty of shipping costs (ie. not listed), I'll be passing on this product. This type of thing has been happening a lot more lately. Kinda frustrating.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 21 September 2021, 14:11:07
Okay, good to know. Between the exchange rate and the uncertainty of shipping costs (ie. not listed), I'll be passing on this product. This type of thing has been happening a lot more lately. Kinda frustrating.

around 17 for 2 packs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jaim Magnus on 21 September 2021, 14:24:13
around 17 for 2 packs.

Which makes it not worth it for me, I don't play enough to justify that. But for those who will pay it, please enjoy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 21 September 2021, 14:34:59
Huzzah, it's gone through! My very first BT minis pack ordered! Except I seem to have ended up with two in the cart my mistake. I think I will manage.
I followed the Link from here to the Store for the BT masks last year.  Once there, I added 1 of each, then checked out, and didn't pay ANY attention to what I paid.   ;D  I received TWO of the Atlas, 1 of the Mad Cat.  I guess clicking the link here took me to the site AND added it to my cart.   ???


I've since paid MUCH more attention before I check out!   :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 21 September 2021, 14:37:08
In the fanpro days I remember BMRr and a few other books being on the shelf
In the FASA days, I remember buying things at Waldenbooks.   :'(


I noticed a few months back, the local B&N had a big sale, then stopped carrying SW minis for the FFG game.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wolfspider on 21 September 2021, 14:51:40
It’s a Wolf’s Dragoons Archer..

If you look at the 3d picture of the Archer you can see the SRM-4 just under the LRM-20 launchers! I am really excited now!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 21 September 2021, 15:01:11
Three months before it's available. plenty could happen before then, and it's supposed to be available for a while with stock refills...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Xotl on 21 September 2021, 15:43:57
Okay, good to know. Between the exchange rate and the uncertainty of shipping costs (ie. not listed), I'll be passing on this product. This type of thing has been happening a lot more lately. Kinda frustrating.

Shipping was reasonable, all told: I preordered two packs and to Alberta it was 17 and change (US).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 21 September 2021, 16:03:09
Shipping was reasonable, all told: I preordered two packs and to Alberta it was 17 and change (US).

Ditto here - cost after conversion etc, was just over $100 canadian.

Still wish it wasn;t an exclusivity thing with a US only provider, but, what can you do.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Elmoth on 21 September 2021, 16:04:22
I hope we see these products in Europe as well.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 21 September 2021, 16:16:20
Does B&N have a Canadian affiliate?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 21 September 2021, 16:25:55
Shipping was reasonable, all told: I preordered two packs and to Alberta it was 17 and change (US).
Being a B&N Member, in the US, I got free shipping, but had to pay sales tax.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 21 September 2021, 16:28:45
I've been seeing in a few FB posts that it is a B&N Exclusive because THEY (B&N) Supposedly paid for the molds to be made.


Can Ray or someone with some actual Authority and Knowledge Please either Confirm or Deny this?   ???
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Post by: Scotty on 21 September 2021, 16:49:47
Does... does it matter?
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Post by: mrbooth on 21 September 2021, 16:51:39
Looks like the BJ-2.

(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/lf?set=key%5Bresolve.pixelRatio%5D,value%5B1%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.width%5D,value%5B550%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.height%5D,value%5B10000%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.imageFit%5D,value%5Bcontainerwidth%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.allowImageUpscaling%5D,value%5B0%5D&product=path%5B/pimages/0810038456980_p7_v8%5D&call=url%5Bfile:common/decodeProduct.chain%5D)

Source of image is?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 21 September 2021, 16:53:52
Can Ray or someone with some actual Authority and Knowledge Please either Confirm or Deny this?

Not true.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: glitterboy2098 on 21 September 2021, 16:56:41
checked it when i got home. either the inability to order was a quirk of their site on mobile browsers, or they'd updated the page, because i was able to order one.

might order one as an Xmas gift for my younger brother (who used to be a big Dragoon's fan) when my paycheck comes in.

Source of image is?
preview on the B&N site.

(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/0810038456980_p3_v4_s600x595.jpg)(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/0810038456980_p2_v3_s600x595.jpg)(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/0810038456980_p4_v5_s600x595.jpg)(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/0810038456980_p5_v6_s600x595.jpg)(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/0810038456980_p6_v7_s600x595.jpg)(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/0810038456980_p7_v8_s600x595.jpg)

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 21 September 2021, 17:03:39
Who does one talk to at B&N to negotiate something like this box?
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Post by: I am Belch II on 21 September 2021, 17:04:15
Changed my mind, and I ordered one.
Just weird getting miniatures from Barnes and Nobel
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Post by: Foxx Ital on 21 September 2021, 17:27:25
I remember being stoaked to see the beginner box at barnes and noble,exposure is good!! I've been needing more books so any excuse to go is a good one.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 21 September 2021, 17:53:19
Which makes it not worth it for me, I don't play enough to justify that. But for those who will pay it, please enjoy.

You'll be getting ten minis for $77 ($30 x2 + $17 shipping). Equivalent product from IWM would be over $160, and that is older sculpts and doesn't include shipping. Does that help put it in perspective?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 21 September 2021, 17:54:56
So are the minis going to be B&N exclusive or is it just the minis in this combination and packaging that are going to be B&N exclusive?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 21 September 2021, 18:04:09
Just why another Timber Wolf…. Why for the love of god. The came in the last box set, as legendaries, as part of the basic Kickstarter, and of previous box sets too. I have two lances already: I don’t need more Timber Wolves!

I am excited to get an Annihilator though. The new Rifleman is pretty nice and I don’t mind having a second, ditto to the Archer (and it’s Jaime Wolf’s primary mech for 50+ years), the Blackjack confuses me though on why it would be in a Wolfs Dragoon’s unit. I would have though even a Thunderbolt (for Maeve) or even Natasha’s Marauder.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Foxx Ital on 21 September 2021, 18:09:24
Just why another Timber Wolf…. Why for the love of god. The came in the last box set, as legendaries, as part of the basic Kickstarter, and of previous box sets too. I have two lances already: I don’t need more Timber Wolves!

I am excited to get an Annihilator though. The new Rifleman is pretty nice and I don’t mind having a second, ditto to the Archer (and it’s Jaime Wolf’s primary mech for 50+ years), the Blackjack confuses me though on why it would be in a Wolfs Dragoon’s unit. I would have though even a Thunderbolt (for Maeve) or even Natasha’s Marauder.
I need more timberwolfs!! But only because Restless mocked how few I have. It's like no one appreciates a star of mad dogs these days ;).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jaim Magnus on 21 September 2021, 18:12:42
You'll be getting ten minis for $77 ($30 x2 + $17 shipping). Equivalent product from IWM would be over $160, and that is older sculpts and doesn't include shipping. Does that help put it in perspective?

Hi, yes, I can math. I don't need two packs. I don't even really need one. As I stated, it's a bit much for someone who doesn't play that often (less than once in four years at this point). I'd much rather spend it on books, which I can get e-copies of and not have to deal with shipping from the States. For a casual "mini's are neat!" player, it's too much. For a player who wants to field oodles of uniquely painted units, it's a deal. I also prefer companies that at least try to have international representation. B&N seems... not that.

So as previously stated, for those who will pay, please enjoy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Nerroth on 21 September 2021, 18:19:59
Is the Barnes & Noble exclusivity agreement solely for the United States, or is it a worldwide agreement?

In other words, if CGL wished to sign separate agreements with vendors in other countries, does the current B&N deal permit them to do so?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 21 September 2021, 18:30:29
Not true.

Thank You!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 21 September 2021, 20:15:48
Just why another Timber Wolf…. Why for the love of god. The came in the last box set, as legendaries, as part of the basic Kickstarter, and of previous box sets too. I have two lances already: I don’t need more Timber Wolves!

I am excited to get an Annihilator though. The new Rifleman is pretty nice and I don’t mind having a second, ditto to the Archer (and it’s Jaime Wolf’s primary mech for 50+ years), the Blackjack confuses me though on why it would be in a Wolfs Dragoon’s unit. I would have though even a Thunderbolt (for Maeve) or even Natasha’s Marauder.

While the old Timber Wolf design was in previous Box Sets it was just as a premium piece IIRC.  It was not in the AS Lance Packs (whole Clan Star pack blow up), and in the KS it is in the Clan Invasion box set- JUST the box set.  So for anyone wanting another Timber Wolf of that style, they would have had to get another Box- unless they found someone who had salvage boxes, and those will be going away shortly.

As far as the star . . . it is pretty much Jaime's star?  Pretty sure he had a Annihilator for one bodyguard.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cache on 21 September 2021, 20:24:26
As far as the star . . . it is pretty much Jaime's star?  Pretty sure he had a Annihilator for one bodyguard.
I was under the impression his command unit used Inner Sphere organization.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 21 September 2021, 21:22:39
It’s not Jaime’s star.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: hf22 on 21 September 2021, 21:37:17
--Barnes and Noble does not ship internationally, only to Canada and U.S. territories.

Don't know if it will cancel later in the process, but the B&N site is allowing international orders to Australia, with proper international shipping rates/options showing up etc.

This does match with my recent experience with them as well, though I understand based on their Website Q&A they still haven't restarted shipping to a number of EU countries.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: BirdofPrey on 22 September 2021, 11:57:49
Wowza so I guess this means we aren't necesarilly going to always be restricted to just what all got fan funded.  I do notice that only one of the mechs is 100% new, but I guess the Blackjack and Archer variants bring the new mold count up to 3, which isn't bad I suppose.  I do hope we get to see additional new mech packs released here and there, though maybe not all exclusives.  I don't mind exclusive, but too many does become burdensome as a consumer.

Here is a interesting ponder . . . I saw a interesting bit, I want to say on Shark Tank, about a company that did the promo bundle stuff.  They got a little bit into how/why products like that existed- I want to say they used the example of the DVD (old term, really BluRay) movies with something like the little pop-mini bobble heads, or I want to say one of the superhero movies did pins.

Basically it came down to the retailer being interested in such products as business drivers.  They wanted the special versions- limited to their company- to help bring in more business.  My mother-in-law bought me . . . I want to say Justice League? with the little bobbleheads in it.  Want to bet that was the only thing she got in Wal-Mart that day?  Or ordered from them online?

So for CGL release a product with exclusivity to a retailer?  I take that as a good business sign for Battletech.  You can bet B&N have the metrics of how many of us clicked through the links from BT's social network (CGL website, FB, Twitter, emails, etc) . . . and where the orders go as part of their planning.
It definitely bodes well.  Nice to see BT with enough demand a major retailer wants a cut.

I am excited to get an Annihilator though. The new Rifleman is pretty nice and I don’t mind having a second, ditto to the Archer (and it’s Jaime Wolf’s primary mech for 50+ years), the Blackjack confuses me though on why it would be in a Wolfs Dragoon’s unit. I would have though even a Thunderbolt (for Maeve) or even Natasha’s Marauder.
Natasha' marauder or her Warhammer?
I don't mind the Timberwolf, but I can't argue maybe a different mech would have been in order.  Admittedly it's a shame there's only one actual new mech.  Be nice to see some Fleas and Imps, couple other things.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 22 September 2021, 13:05:14
I do notice that only one of the mechs is 100% new, but I guess the Blackjack and Archer variants bring the new mold count up to 3, which isn't bad I suppose.

I keep seeing this being mentioned (here and on FB), yet no one pointing out that plastic minis in different poses STILL require DIFFERENT molds.  I don't think they're taking existing minis, dunking them in hot water, "tweaking" their pose, then dunking them in cold water.  That would be a LOT of dunking!   :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: BirdofPrey on 22 September 2021, 13:07:15
I keep seeing this being mentioned (here and on FB), yet no one pointing out that plastic minis in different poses STILL require DIFFERENT molds.  I don't think they're taking existing minis, dunking them in hot water, "tweaking" their pose, then dunking them in cold water.  That would be a LOT of dunking!   :o
Wait, are the limbs and such actually different?
I never looked too closely, but I had assumed they just attached all the pieces differently
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: I am Belch II on 22 September 2021, 13:07:42
Do we know what model of the mechs in the  Barnes and Nobel box set??
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VernoWhitney on 22 September 2021, 13:19:38
Is the Wolf's Dragoon Assault Star only ever going to be a B&N Exclusive, or can we expect it to spread to other stores later? I apologize if this was asked and answered somewhere else already.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 September 2021, 13:41:11
Already said a B&N exclusive though the CGL store will offer it later?  I THINK that was Cubby.

GRUD, the Annihilator, BJ-2, and ARC-5W would be partly new minis- basically the BJ & ARC would need new torsos- the hips/legs and arms would be re-used.  For the Timber Wolf, the legs are the set up of the Pryde with the torso and arms being the Prime- aka re-used molds.  The Rifleman?  Everything is the same, but the legs are changed and one gun points downward.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 22 September 2021, 13:50:03
As of right now, the Wolf's Dragoons Assault Star is a Barnes & Noble exclusive.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 22 September 2021, 14:18:56
Mad Cat should've been Brian Cameron's Loki. /sarc

Yeah, I would've vastly prefered at least a different model of timber wolf. An A, S or E.

But the prime was the poster child of the franchise for most of a decade during the 90s. it's kinda inevitable for a flagship product like this exclusive is.

Having different poses means different assembly keying, so yeah, those are new molds.
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Post by: Colt Ward on 22 September 2021, 14:28:47
How so?  The leg/waist into the torso would be a peg, and torso to the RFL/ARC/BJ arms would also be pegs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 22 September 2021, 14:36:11
I'm fairly sure the slots are keyed so they can be assembled only one way. I had a grendel with arms that came off, and iirc they were
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 22 September 2021, 15:40:11
Who does one talk to at B&N to negotiate something like this box?

Barnes.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 22 September 2021, 16:28:05
tricky since barnes died in 1945. the mediums capable of contacting him are few and charge very unreasonable rates
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Alexander Knight on 22 September 2021, 16:30:20
tricky since barnes died in 1945. the mediums capable of contacting him are few and charge very unreasonable rates

Go talk with the Amish.  They can raise Barns like nobody's buisness.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 22 September 2021, 16:39:25
Yeah, Noble will not get his hands dirty indulging in something as pedestrian as trade and mercantilism.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dragon Cat on 22 September 2021, 17:36:59
I just had a thought Turning Points Kittery? Could we ever see one? 

It's been a border world, a trade crossroads between the Suns and St Ives, a base for the Second SLDF, a re-education camp and the "capitol" of Stones first nation

Pretty sure there's plenty to get into a Turning Point there or a Touring of the Stars
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 22 September 2021, 18:37:12
Someone would have to have the interest and make a cohesive pitch. Then the TP or TTS coordinator would have to green light it then the devs would have to find a slot for it. Or it becomes important enough to the plot that someone gets assigned the project

So… maybe?
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Post by: rebs on 22 September 2021, 19:16:58
Kittery would make an awesome TP!  Just throwing in my vote.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 22 September 2021, 21:47:04
I'd like see Turning Points: Spica featuring Justin Allard vs Candice Liao in their campaign where they fought rather interesting war described as plot hook during the Warrior Series.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 22 September 2021, 22:49:14
I'd like see Turning Points: Spica featuring Justin Allard vs Candice Liao in their campaign where they fought rather interesting war described as plot hook during the Warrior Series.

Me and Kevin Killiany were throwing around an idea a while back about a "TP:Lite" kinda of product: a shrapnel-sized story up front, and then a small unit break out / scenario data.  For something like this, I dunno if there's enough "meat" to make a full TP product (with the world break out and RATs and yadda-yadda!  :D  ;D ) but there's a lot more than just a story there, you know?

I still don't know how to crack that nut- a double shrapnel submission, maybe?  dunno.  but there's certainly (IMHO) a vacuum that could be filled by a different kind of small, PDF product for tiny lil' battles like that. :-)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: FenderSaxbey on 23 September 2021, 10:39:59
Me and Kevin Killiany were throwing around an idea a while back about a "TP:Lite" kinda of product: a shrapnel-sized story up front, and then a small unit break out / scenario data.  For something like this, I dunno if there's enough "meat" to make a full TP product (with the world break out and RATs and yadda-yadda!  :D ;D ) but there's a lot more than just a story there, you know?

I still don't know how to crack that nut- a double shrapnel submission, maybe?  dunno.  but there's certainly (IMHO) a vacuum that could be filled by a different kind of small, PDF product for tiny lil' battles like that. :-)

FWIW, I think that is a fantastic idea. Mini TP/BW entries in Shrapnel focused on smaller skirmishes or even a single battle. Something with a smaller narrative portion, some pointers on force creation (maybe reference other products rather than have RAT's for that cross-promotion upsell?), some suggestions on terrain/maps, and maybe three small tracks would be super fun. I already eat up anything Shrapnel, but this would definitely be some delicious icing on that cake.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: glitterboy2098 on 23 September 2021, 16:14:50
main questions it would need to address:
why were they fighting over that world at that time
Why was candace Liao there?
Did the fedsuns know she was there?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 23 September 2021, 20:59:29
FWIW, I think that is a fantastic idea. Mini TP/BW entries in Shrapnel focused on smaller skirmishes or even a single battle. Something with a smaller narrative portion, some pointers on force creation (maybe reference other products rather than have RAT's for that cross-promotion upsell?), some suggestions on terrain/maps, and maybe three small tracks would be super fun. I already eat up anything Shrapnel, but this would definitely be some delicious icing on that cake.

Thanks!  But it's actually not a good shrapnel idea, at least, not any more?  a story would be about 4-6K words, another 3.5K in describing the battle (essentially, "non-fiction") plus another couple thousanf for tracks and stuff.  And that's all words and pages that would be taken from some other author, you know?  would have to be bumped to the next issue.

that's why I think it's better as a mini PDF thing, but wouldn't fit in any of the current product lines.  But they'd be fun to write! :-)
...
...
how'd we get on this topic??  :D :D ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 23 September 2021, 21:11:55
Sartris!  The que just moved 2 spots.  I'm at number 4 now.  Almost there...

Now, how do I break it to the editor that I want to rewrite it as two stories?  With a third one planned to make an eventual trilogy of stories in the arc.   :-X  >:D :screw_loose: :excited: :crazy: :rant: :ticked: :lol: :stupid:

Edit: yes, I check the que every day like a damn fool dreamer
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 23 September 2021, 21:21:10
stop deflating my excuses for not working on a draft
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 23 September 2021, 22:20:14
Scroggins the Great has given us a new Devastator! Scroggins be praised!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Valkerie on 23 September 2021, 22:21:54
Scroggins the Great has given us a new Devastator! Scroggins be praised!
It looks pretty damn sweet.  8)
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Post by: Sartris on 23 September 2021, 22:28:01
Up to date list of Post-KS Scroggins bonus art

Annihilator
Assassin
Caesar
Cicada
Dervish
Devastator
Firefly
Firestarter
Hoplite
JagerMech
Starslayer
Vindicator
Vulcan
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Post by: rebs on 23 September 2021, 23:17:41
stop deflating my excuses for not working on a draft

Your lists are nice, I figure your story ideas would be cool, too.   ^-^
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Post by: bobthecoward on 23 September 2021, 23:20:32
Can't even imagine a reimagined devastator. I didn't think the devastator was out of place with new designs.
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Post by: MarauderD on 24 September 2021, 00:28:31
Up to date list of Post-KS Scroggins bonus art

Annihilator
Assassin
Caesar
Cicada
Dervish
Devastator
Firefly
Firestarter
Hoplite
JagerMech
Starslayer
Vindicator
Vulcan

Now, a real puzzler:  after all those, what is left of the original TRO: 3025 mechs?

All I can come up with is Javelin, Whitworth, and Charger.  Any others?
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Post by: Hussar2 on 24 September 2021, 01:04:04
Now, a real puzzler:  after all those, what is left of the original TRO: 3025 mechs?

All I can come up with is Javelin, Whitworth, and Charger.  Any others?

As far as I understand:
Originally from 3025: Javelin, Clint, Hermes II, Whitworth, Quickdraw, Charger
Originally from 2750: Thorn, Hermes, Hussar, Wyvern, Kintaro, Champion, Bombardier
Originally from Wolf's Dragoons sourcebook: Flea, Hornet, Falcon, Shogun, Imp
Originally from 3050: Wolf Trap, Hatamato-Chi, Mauler
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Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 24 September 2021, 04:21:48
Rec guide this week right?
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Post by: GreekFire on 24 September 2021, 07:10:13
Rec guide this week right?

October 15th.
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Post by: Sartris on 24 September 2021, 07:27:33
As far as I understand:
Originally from 3025: Javelin, Clint, Hermes II, Whitworth, Quickdraw, Charger
Originally from 2750: Thorn, Hermes, Hussar, Wyvern, Kintaro, Champion, Bombardier
Originally from Wolf's Dragoons sourcebook: Flea, Hornet, Falcon, Shogun, Imp
Originally from 3050: Wolf Trap, Hatamato-Chi, Mauler

That seems about right, yeah
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Post by: nova_dew on 24 September 2021, 07:29:50
Thanks!  But it's actually not a good shrapnel idea, at least, not any more?  a story would be about 4-6K words, another 3.5K in describing the battle (essentially, "non-fiction") plus another couple thousanf for tracks and stuff.  And that's all words and pages that would be taken from some other author, you know?  would have to be bumped to the next issue.

that's why I think it's better as a mini PDF thing, but wouldn't fit in any of the current product lines.  But they'd be fun to write! :-)
...
...
how'd we get on this topic??  :D :D ;D

How about setting up to run over 6 or more shrapnels? Fiction, world, units from faction A, units from faction b, campaign battles part 1 then 2, would allow you more space while not taking it from others in one big chunk, I don't know how receptive TPTB would be to it but I might be worth asking about and if someone starts it off it might open it up to others and give TPTB a place to include campaigns they want to cover that are too big for a one off shrapnel but too small or niche for a PDF of its own or inclusion in another more main stream pdf and maybe extend the number of shrapnel issues, if people are willing to pay for campaigns/spotlight on's in installments.
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Post by: MarauderD on 24 September 2021, 08:39:35
As far as I understand:
Originally from 3025: Javelin, Clint, Hermes II, Whitworth, Quickdraw, Charger
Originally from 2750: Thorn, Hermes, Hussar, Wyvern, Kintaro, Champion, Bombardier
Originally from Wolf's Dragoons sourcebook: Flea, Hornet, Falcon, Shogun, Imp
Originally from 3050: Wolf Trap, Hatamato-Chi, Mauler

How could I forget the Quickie?  Definitely need one of those for my Marik Militia and DCMS force.
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Post by: GRUD on 24 September 2021, 13:33:36
How about setting up to run over 6 or more shrapnels? Fiction, world, units from faction A, units from faction b, campaign battles part 1 then 2, would allow you more space while not taking it from others in one big chunk, I don't know how receptive TPTB would be to it but I might be worth asking about and if someone starts it off it might open it up to others and give TPTB a place to include campaigns they want to cover that are too big for a one off shrapnel but too small or niche for a PDF of its own or inclusion in another more main stream pdf and maybe extend the number of shrapnel issues, if people are willing to pay for campaigns/spotlight on's in installments.
Well, the old BattleTechnology magazine often (Maybe "Always"? I'd have to check.) had a scenario or 2 in them.  Usually for BT, but they had a few for the MW RPG also.

Personally, I only ever played 1 of the BT Scenarios, but I'm sure there are people out there that played every single one, multiple times.
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Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 24 September 2021, 17:08:18
Is Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik going to make an appearance today?
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Post by: DarkSpade on 24 September 2021, 17:35:14
I want to ask this again just in case my question (or the answer) got buried.

Is it the minis that are exclusive to B&N, or is it just this combination of minis that's exclusive?   In other words, could we see each mini appear in sets with other minis in the future?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: TSignus on 24 September 2021, 19:46:52
As far as I understand:
Originally from 3025: Javelin, Clint, Hermes II, Whitworth, Quickdraw, Charger
Originally from 2750: Thorn, Hermes, Hussar, Wyvern, Kintaro, Champion, Bombardier
Originally from Wolf's Dragoons sourcebook: Flea, Hornet, Falcon, Shogun, Imp
Originally from 3050: Wolf Trap, Hatamato-Chi, Mauler

What about the Ost mechs(OstScout, Ostol, and Ostroc)? Also, there's still the original 3 LAMs (Stinger, Wasp, and Phoenix Hawk) and the 2 Quads (Scorpion and Goliath).

-TS
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Post by: BirdofPrey on 24 September 2021, 20:18:41
How many people would mind if they quietly swept LAMs under the rug?

Quads though, they probably do need a remake; they may be the red-headed step child of battletech, but they are still normal mechs doing normal mech things, and the Scorpion and Goliath kinda always looked out of place in a way other quads don't
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Post by: Wrangler on 24 September 2021, 20:31:54
I'd be upset. They have their place.  Dumb down the options of the game step backwards in my option.

Back on subject.   What is coming up this coming month?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 24 September 2021, 20:35:42
Is Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik going to make an appearance today?

This week or next week?  I think it was supposed to be out today, but I think the wording left room for next Friday too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 24 September 2021, 21:16:19
What about the Ost mechs(OstScout, Ostol, and Ostroc)? Also, there's still the original 3 LAMs (Stinger, Wasp, and Phoenix Hawk) and the 2 Quads (Scorpion and Goliath).

-TS

Ostscout has already been revealed, RecGuide #2?  Te Ostol art was out with Empire Alone IIRC.  And we have had a picture of a Scorpion leg and a Goliath already though I do not know if it was unseen or PP.
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Post by: Sartris on 24 September 2021, 21:23:25
The Goliath C was a PP variant
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Post by: GreekFire on 24 September 2021, 21:47:01
The Goliath C was a PP variant

A pretty big PP variant, too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: BoyOfSummer on 25 September 2021, 09:30:41
How many people would mind if they quietly swept LAMs under the rug?

I would mind.

I've a company of each Stinger-, Wasp- and Phoenix Hawk-LAMs and a lance of kitbashed Shadow Hawk-LAMs.

I would be miffed if they became scrap metal.
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Post by: Sartris on 25 September 2021, 09:35:41
They’re good where they are - relegated to era-specific equipment in IO.
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Post by: BirdofPrey on 26 September 2021, 00:34:06
They’re good where they are - relegated to era-specific equipment in IO.
Indeed, the rules haven't gone away.  I never suggested a retcon.
But maybe focus attention on stuff that fits better thematically and stylistically which LAMs never did.  CGL hasn't indicated any interest in revamping vehicles and those are far less out of place.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 26 September 2021, 00:45:20
How many people would mind if they quietly swept LAMs under the rug?

Me.  I'd mind.  A lot.

Quote
Quads though, they probably do need a remake; they may be the red-headed step child of battletech, but they are still normal mechs doing normal mech things, and the Scorpion and Goliath kinda always looked out of place in a way other quads don't

I always kind of figured the other quads looked out of place.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Guardian11 on 26 September 2021, 00:57:45
The Ostsol appeared in IlClan RecGuide volume 14, and on the cover of the novel Ghost Hour. The Ostroc appears on the preview cover for Empire Alone. Also, I am pretty sure TPTB have already confirmed that the Goliath and Scorpion will be appearing in the RecGuides.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SCC on 26 September 2021, 04:53:03
I'm fairly sure that the Rec-Guides are aimed at new players, such as those who just brought the new boxes, so LAMs are rather out of scope, especially with the fact that LAMs aren't 'Mechs, and the Rec Guides are 'Mech only.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 26 September 2021, 12:55:03
This whole thing where folks want something removed from the setting completely just because you don't like playing with it in your games is a serious problem. Nobody's forcing you to deploy LAMs, or superheavies, or foot infantry, or WarShips. You can always leave them out of your games, why exactly should players who enjoy them be denied their fun just based on your preferences?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 26 September 2021, 13:48:08
This whole thing where folks want something removed from the setting completely just because you don't like playing with it in your games is a serious problem. Nobody's forcing you to deploy LAMs, or superheavies, or foot infantry, or WarShips. You can always leave them out of your games, why exactly should players who enjoy them be denied their fun just based on your preferences?

I take it as people wanting an easier to define "standard game" with the harder to incorporate elements cordoned off into Interstellar Operations, never to be mentioned again in the core rules of sourcebooks.   This being Battletech, I double they could be out and out removed.

Also, a shockingly high number, of peoples fun consists of ruining other peoples fun.   The Ruleloopholer Metagamers who show up with lists against the spirit of the scenario, and exploit the go-along-to-get along attitude of a lot of players and just cause everyone to waste an afternoon....  or even worse...  those that play Urbanmech for the memes.   ;)

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 26 September 2021, 13:57:18
This whole thing where folks want something removed from the setting completely just because you don't like playing with it in your games is a serious problem. Nobody's forcing you to deploy LAMs, or superheavies, or foot infantry, or WarShips. You can always leave them out of your games, why exactly should players who enjoy them be denied their fun just based on your preferences?

Well dang, I was about to start a thread to discuss if we really needed BattleMechs in the game or fiction.
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Post by: klarg1 on 26 September 2021, 14:01:34
Well dang, I was about to start a thread to discuss if we really needed BattleMechs in the game or fiction.

BattleTech 3250: nothing but tripod-protomech-LAMs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dragon Cat on 26 September 2021, 14:33:18
Someone would have to have the interest and make a cohesive pitch. Then the TP or TTS coordinator would have to green light it then the devs would have to find a slot for it. Or it becomes important enough to the plot that someone gets assigned the project

So… maybe?

I didn't see this I'd take a maybe

Honestly I'm a little surprised they didn't delve into the whole Kittery Prefecture a bit more.

I understand it was a Jihad thing but a Spotlight On or Touring the Stars on the Prefecture would be awesome.

This was the Prototype Republic...

When the Republic formed Stoner abandoned it? Left it to find for itself? Gifted to Federated Suns?

What WoB secrets were there? What still hasn't been found?  The Star League Nova Cats went there could refugees turn up there and find hidden  spoils? Or a Vision?

It could be a great adventure hook like a modern version of the Star League Cache type look.

Can you imagine your merc unit finds half a dozen Celestial Omnis hidden on Kittery in the Dark Age... keep them your enemy number 1 in days bit with serious firepower sell them make billions
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MDFification on 26 September 2021, 15:22:00
How many people would mind if they quietly swept LAMs under the rug?

I like LAMs existing as a footnote because it shows how borked the SLDF procurement process was. They threw stupid amounts of money at anything the marketers claimed was "cutting edge", then tried to rationalize how doing so was better than buying more practical, less ambitious designs later. With a healthy dose of graft to grease the wheels and make sure your crap got purchased no matter the feasibility. It resembles the procurement processes of IRL cash-rich governments during peacetime, tbh.

The players in current era Battletech not having more money than sense, though, it'd feel weird for LAMs to show up again as anything other than relics of a long-gone era. I'm happy to have them in the game, just... not as a staple of your average military. That'd feel weird.
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Post by: Colt Ward on 26 September 2021, 15:46:56
I didn't see this I'd take a maybe

Honestly I'm a little surprised they didn't delve into the whole Kittery Prefecture a bit more.

I understand it was a Jihad thing but a Spotlight On or Touring the Stars on the Prefecture would be awesome.

This was the Prototype Republic...

Lol, wrong time period for the previous poster's remarks.  They were talking about when Justin and Candace's forces were going at each other- he got his promotion, she got wounded.
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Post by: Dragon Cat on 26 September 2021, 16:55:36
Lol, wrong time period for the previous poster's remarks.  They were talking about when Justin and Candace's forces were going at each other- he got his promotion, she got wounded.

Could be good too :thumbsup:

Mini products are cool
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 26 September 2021, 21:32:56
Is Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik going to make an appearance today?

Apologies, but that product is now slated for release on Friday, Oct. 8.

Also, the LAM conversation and discussion of product proposals should be split off into their own threads.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 27 September 2021, 08:35:03
"Entscheidung am Thunder Rift" (Decision at Thunder Rift) is now available as an audiobook in German.

https://hpgstation.de/2021/09/27/entscheidung-am-thunder-rift-jetzt-als-hoerbuch/
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Post by: mbear on 27 September 2021, 09:21:22
I'd like see Turning Points: Spica featuring Justin Allard vs Candice Liao in their campaign where they fought rather interesting war described as plot hook during the Warrior Series.
I just had a thought Turning Points Kittery? Could we ever see one? 

It's been a border world, a trade crossroads between the Suns and St Ives, a base for the Second SLDF, a re-education camp and the "capitol" of Stones first nation

Pretty sure there's plenty to get into a Turning Point there or a Touring of the Stars

Just FYI: If you mention it here, I think you're actually less likely to see it made. A lot of companies won't accept unsolicited ideas because if they make it some goofball will say "I proposed that and you didn't credit me for the idea." That's the reason we have the Fan Articles, Fan Fiction, etc. boards.

On the other hand, if you do get really motivated and put something together, I'd love to see it. I'm always looking for New Cool Stuff.

How many people would mind if they quietly swept LAMs under the rug?

Me. I don't like them, I don't use them, and I abused the hell out of them back when I was young and stupid* but like Weirdo said: Taking away something that someone likes to use counts as a jerk move. I think the rules right now are just fine.

*Now I'm old and stupid. ;)
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Post by: ActionButler on 27 September 2021, 12:19:46
**MOD REQUEST**

As per Cubby’s previous post, please take LAM-related discussions to another thread.
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Post by: Bosefius on 27 September 2021, 13:48:46
The Dark Ages novel "Hunter's of the Deep", by Randall Bills, is the latest book in the Battletech Legends series (reprints). It's offered digitally from many sources and Print on Demand from Amazon.

https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsHuntersoftheDeep (https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsHuntersoftheDeep)

Quote
DISSENT FROM WITHIN…

Sea Fox Clansmen are space-bound, nomadic warrior-merchants who live and die aboard their naval vessels, going planetside only to negotiate a new deal or for combat—often the same thing for a Fox. Divided into five autonomous Khanates, they are led by the Khan of Clan Sea Fox. Their mission: to make deals and acquire the revenue needed to expand Sea Fox's honor, glory, and power...

For more than a decade, ovKhan Sha Clarke has watched his Spina Khanate achieve greater wealth and fame than any other. A burning passion drives him to free Spina Khanate from the shackles of Clan Sea Fox—no matter the cost...

Fiercely loyal to Clan Sea Fox, ovKhan Petr Kalasa knows Sha is plotting rebellion, but even he cannot guess the lengths to which the other ovKhan will go to achieve his goal. Attempting to stop his rival, he baits Sha into a one-on-one duel. The result is a disaster that vividly demonstrates how much Petr will have to sacrifice to put an end to Sha's machinations. Yet his suspicions of Sha will not let him rest. Petr has lost one battle, but—as the Clan as his witness—he will not lose the war...

(https://i.ibb.co/C1L2SYj/Battle-Tech-Legends-Hunters-of-the-Deep-Generic.jpg) (https://ibb.co/C1L2SYj)
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Post by: rebs on 27 September 2021, 14:02:57
It's a good one!   :thumbsup:
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Post by: ShadowSwordmaster on 27 September 2021, 14:23:46
Loved this one.
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Post by: GuyIncognito on 27 September 2021, 16:11:23
Nice depiction of the Tiburon.
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Post by: Wrangler on 27 September 2021, 16:13:45
Still wondering what happened to agent Snow since she had thing with the ovKhan.
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Post by: IronSphinx on 27 September 2021, 16:40:53
Really enjoying the artwork on these new covers.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: DarkSpade on 27 September 2021, 17:23:28
Nice depiction of the Tiburon.

The fully visible weapons are triggering me something fierce.  :ticked:
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Post by: Colt Ward on 27 September 2021, 17:30:57
Really enjoying the artwork on these new covers.  :thumbsup:

I think the old MWDA books mostly looked better with a border and picture at the center.  Especially when I could find on the Amazon entry the # to check it against what ones I did have . . . and I think it also had it on the cover somewhere.  Further, Blood of the Isle?  The book had a Warhammer IIC 4, not the new art . . . same with the Centurion on a previous one being a CN11-O rather than a CN9 series.
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Post by: SteelRaven on 27 September 2021, 18:03:51
I'll need to double check but I don't remember a Centurion on any of the original Dark Age publications.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 27 September 2021, 18:11:14
I'll need to double check but I don't remember a Centurion on any of the original Dark Age publications.

It's in The Ruins of Power
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 27 September 2021, 18:16:36
It's in The Ruins of Power
Original had a Agro mech, not a Cent.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rainbow 6 on 28 September 2021, 15:36:37
A 2D cardboard punch out of John Waco.

Thin cardboard.

Harsh man, very harsh.
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Post by: Rncavenger on 30 September 2021, 03:47:57
Cubby, if possible, could you tell us about the upcoming releases of fiction? :)
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Post by: Geg on 30 September 2021, 08:55:07
Cubby, if possible, could you tell us about the upcoming releases of fiction? :)

Fiction Yes!  And Audiobooks!   I have a couple of Audible Credits I am sitting on.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 30 September 2021, 09:17:19
Fiction Yes!  And Audiobooks!   I have a couple of Audible Credits I am sitting on.

You could buy German BT Audiobooks ;)


BTW: Some new German releases.

https://hpgstation.de/2021/09/30/proliferationszyklus-1-und-feuer-und-schwert-jetzt-verfuegbar/
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Post by: Greatclub on 30 September 2021, 12:39:09
was Battle of Tukayyid submitted for Ennies/origins awards? It's certainly good enough.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 01 October 2021, 11:02:39
The Scorpion Jar is available at the Catalyst Store.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 01 October 2021, 11:48:38
The Scorpion Jar is available at the Catalyst Store.

And this is the tipping point for Dark Age novels.  There are quite a few good ones before this, but pretty much all the ones from here onwards are well above the average BattleTech quality.  (caveat, Ilsa Bick's Dragon's Fury books aren't that good but I did enjoy Blood Avatar)
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Post by: Sartris on 01 October 2021, 12:10:40
for some reason I thought scorpion jar was much later in the series

13/30 now out
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Post by: trboturtle on 01 October 2021, 12:25:10
And this is the tipping point for Dark Age novels.  There are quite a few good ones before this, but pretty much all the ones from here onwards are well above the average BattleTech quality.  (caveat, Ilsa Bick's Dragon's Fury books aren't that good but I did enjoy Blood Avatar)

From Scorpion Jar on, the novels were being written by BT vets for the most part.....

Craig
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 01 October 2021, 12:54:32
From Scorpion Jar on, the novels were being written by BT vets for the most part.....

Craig

I think it's more than that - especially as a lot of the writers in the back half had only a couple of Battlecorps credits under their belt.  There's exploration of factions who got sod all screentime until this run like the Free Worlds League, some deeper story elements like Danai's trauma... there's more meat here than the average classic-era BattleTech novel
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Post by: Fat Guy on 01 October 2021, 13:18:02
For Nook users: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-legends-jason-m-hardy/1140237924?ean=2940162470335 (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-legends-jason-m-hardy/1140237924?ean=2940162470335)
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Post by: Orwell84 on 01 October 2021, 16:21:58
And barely a week after book 12. Counting from Ghost War being released in March, we should hopefully have the whole collection available by mid-2022.

And this is the tipping point for Dark Age novels.  There are quite a few good ones before this, but pretty much all the ones from here onwards are well above the average BattleTech quality.  (caveat, Ilsa Bick's Dragon's Fury books aren't that good but I did enjoy Blood Avatar)

So I was told a few years back when I enquired about which MWDA books to get, and so it proved. I too didn't really find the Combine books all that engrossing, and after reading the Black Dragon machinations in the Jihad sourcebooks I was a bit disappointed they weren't the ones who'd engineered the whole dynastic turnover. Toranaga would fit their membership profile, and the Jihad books did mention the Black Dragons deciding to make use of Franklin Sakamoto's line.

I haven't read Blood Avatar yet, though I'll pick it up when it comes. But from what Ben Rome mentioned, apparently in it some small town coroner knew about the fate of Clan Blood Spirit ??? The Wars of Reaving were a tightly guarded secret among the Clans during the Jihad but I guess by the 3130s their dirty laundry had been exposed to the whole universe.

I think it's more than that - especially as a lot of the writers in the back half had only a couple of Battlecorps credits under their belt.  There's exploration of factions who got sod all screentime until this run like the Free Worlds League, some deeper story elements like Danai's trauma... there's more meat here than the average classic-era BattleTech novel

Indeed, or Caleb's mental illness and the sometimes morally dubious tactics employed by various parties (e.g. the mountain resort on Clipperton). I think too another reason is that from around book 10 the DA novels focused more on the longstanding factions BattleTech knew and loved (or hated).
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Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 01 October 2021, 17:24:07
It was stated in an AMA that the goal is to get the MWDA all re-released by the end of the year
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 01 October 2021, 17:46:23
That would be something. More than one a week with only three months left
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Orwell84 on 01 October 2021, 17:53:28
It was stated in an AMA that the goal is to get the MWDA all re-released by the end of the year

That would be something. More than one a week with only three months left

Good news then. I managed to snap up most of the ebooks back in '14 when they were last available but I'm still missing Surrender Your Dreams, Principles of Desolation and that Ghost Bear one, and I hear the Wolf Hunters book wasn't half bad either. Wouldn't mind adding them to the collection.

Is Touring the Stars: Rocky still on the agenda for today?
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Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 01 October 2021, 19:56:09
That would be something. More than one a week with only three months left


Just repeating back what was stated. I don't expect it to happen either, at this point, but as long as they are making progress, it's good!
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Post by: rebs on 01 October 2021, 20:43:28
Even on a slow Friday, I'm amazed at the products coming out in general.  Even if some of it is simply a reissue, give credit where it is due.  Bravo!
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Post by: Karasu on 02 October 2021, 03:33:57
From Scorpion Jar on, the novels were being written by BT vets for the most part.....

Craig

Is that why we get more focus on animals and how to heal their wounds?
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Post by: Cubby on 02 October 2021, 06:42:15
Is Touring the Stars: Rocky still on the agenda for today?

Apologies, but no. We're resorting a few things, nothing to worry about, that TTS and SO: Hellion Keshik are still both close to release.

Also, record sheets for the units included in Shrapnel 5 and 6 are now available at: https://bg.battletech.com/shrapnel (https://bg.battletech.com/shrapnel). My fault on the delay.
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Post by: Bosefius on 03 October 2021, 09:12:41
The next MechWarrior: Dark Ages available in re-release is The Scorpion Jar by Jason M. Hardy. It's available digitally now and in print soon.

https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsTheScorpionJar (https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsTheScorpionJar)

Quote
POISON COMES IN MANY FORMS…

Exarch Damien Redburn has called for the election of his replacement. Paladins assemble from all corners of the Republic, and those vying to be the next Exarch are creating a lively nomination process. But machinations behind the scenes threaten to turn the election into a bloodbath.

Paladins Heather GioAvanti and Jonah Levin are both conducting investigations into suspicious activities swirling around the edges of this high-level gathering, including a suspected assassination at the highest level of Republic government. The leads they uncover repeatedly intersect, and it becomes clear that more than one group intends to disrupt the election. Through political influence, assassination, or rebellion, each of these cabals ultimately seeks to place its own man or woman in the Exarch's seat—and whoever controls the Exarch controls the Republic.

But Damien Redburn will not allow his successor to be a puppet, and is more than willing to throw a few 'Mechs and a secret agent or two into the mix to get the result he wants—even if what he wants may be a surprise to everyone else...


(https://i.ibb.co/yWQK5vL/The-Scorpion-Jar-EPUB-Cover-9-27b.png) (https://ibb.co/yWQK5vL)

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Post by: SteelRaven on 03 October 2021, 09:59:14
I really like the original cover for Scorpion Jar but the new one is very nice as well. First time I can say the Spider has demanded attention.
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Post by: five_corparty on 03 October 2021, 16:44:15
I really like the original cover for Scorpion Jar but the new one is very nice as well. First time I can say the Spider has demanded attention.

Yeah, I -love- that old cover, it just captured motion, the building, EVERYTHING so WELL.  It really showed that the BattleTech universe is MORE than just the mechs.  Scorpion jar is also my absolute fave of the "classic" DA novels.
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Post by: five_corparty on 03 October 2021, 16:52:04
Is there an AMA coming up?  I can't seem to find the AMA thread around here, so I don't know the schedule.  i hope so, they're fun.  :)
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Post by: Sartris on 03 October 2021, 16:54:21
AMA: kit takes questions for thirty minutes and tells the truth once
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Post by: Deadborder on 03 October 2021, 17:06:51
Once again, I'd kill for clean textless versions of these covers
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Post by: Jaim Magnus on 03 October 2021, 17:30:22
AMA: kit takes questions for thirty minutes and tells the truth once

You have to guess when it was though.
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Post by: Scotty on 03 October 2021, 18:07:34
"Hi, my name's Kit"
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Post by: Maingunnery on 03 October 2021, 18:09:34
"Hi, my name's Kit"
That is a lie.
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Post by: CVB on 03 October 2021, 18:10:45
You have to guess when it was though.

Easy, right at the end: "Time's up"
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 04 October 2021, 02:54:02
AMA: kit takes questions for thirty minutes and tells the truth once

But every one of the answers is still "there's a 14-30% chance of that happening"
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Post by: Sartris on 04 October 2021, 07:36:37
Easy, right at the end: "Time's up"

Loophole: cubby announces the end

Any word on the CampOps copies that didn’t ship with their orders last month? The copies at my FLGS are laughing at me whenever I go in and they’re starting to make me feel bad
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Post by: Cubby on 04 October 2021, 08:06:39
AMA: kit takes questions for thirty minutes and tells the truth once

The Sourcebook of Three Lies.

Any word on the CampOps copies that didn’t ship with their orders last month? The copies at my FLGS are laughing at me whenever I go in and they’re starting to make me feel bad

I'll see if I can find anything out.
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Post by: Bedwyr on 04 October 2021, 10:15:55
The Sourcebook of Three Lies.

Does that explain how to use the three seashells?
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Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 04 October 2021, 11:49:23
Does that explain how to use the three seashells?

Hahaha He doesn’t know how to use the three seashells? Can you believe this neandrathal?

Sorry I’ll see myself out now.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 04 October 2021, 12:25:29
Just use pages from Star Lord.

It'll be the only good ever to come out of it.
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Post by: rebs on 04 October 2021, 12:39:11
To be fair Dawn of the Moffats was a good character from Star Lord. 
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Post by: Wrangler on 04 October 2021, 13:48:29
As bad potentially, Star Lord is seen. It had some interesting bits.  I liked the really raw Solaris-style fighting they were doing with the disgraced Steel Viper warrior,  the reader got to visit Herotitus.  I've read nearly every book published novel wise for BattleTech.  I don't recall ever reading anything on Herotitus.  The book did give better feel to the place vs source book.
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Post by: Doc Swift on 04 October 2021, 14:36:02
https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Touring_the_Stars:_Herotitus (https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Touring_the_Stars:_Herotitus)
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Post by: Kit deSummersville on 05 October 2021, 09:17:16
https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Touring_the_Stars:_Herotitus (https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Touring_the_Stars:_Herotitus)

Not there, here (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/265559/BattleTech-Touring-the-Stars-Herotitus?term=herot)!
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Post by: Fat Guy on 05 October 2021, 09:47:38
No, here: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/collections/battletech/products/battletech-touring-the-stars-herotitus (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/collections/battletech/products/battletech-touring-the-stars-herotitus)
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Post by: Crimson Dawn on 05 October 2021, 12:06:40
As bad potentially, Star Lord is seen. It had some interesting bits.  I liked the really raw Solaris-style fighting they were doing with the disgraced Steel Viper warrior,  the reader got to visit Herotitus.  I've read nearly every book published novel wise for BattleTech.  I don't recall ever reading anything on Herotitus.  The book did give better feel to the place vs source book.

I actually rather like that book.  Yes it has its problems but for its time I liked it because of its use of classic mechs, story based around the FWL (not that common even today), and it being more of a fun pulpy story. 

U am actually talking to my group about doing a tournament based around the format used in that story since it sounds like fun.
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Post by: Sartris on 06 October 2021, 06:43:30
Scroggins Patron (Patreoggins? Scroggeon?) dropped the Flea.

Perhaps more intriguing was a quote in the description:
“One more design of mine before I kick off a Bishop bonanza”

I’m not sure how many constitute a bonanza but it sounds like the redesign art train is nowhere near done
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Post by: bobthecoward on 06 October 2021, 07:15:47
Scroggins Patron (Patreoggins? Scroggeon?) dropped the Flea.

Perhaps more intriguing was a quote in the description:
“One more design of mine before I kick off a Bishop bonanza”

I’m not sure how many constitute a bonanza but it sounds like the redesign art train is nowhere near done

Bishop? Bonanza? like the Cartwrights?
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Post by: Sartris on 06 October 2021, 07:17:57
Bishop Steiner. First a prolific generator of fan art now paid by CGL to draw for them
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Post by: Two Guns Blazing on 06 October 2021, 08:15:01
Scroggins Patron (Patreoggins? Scroggeon?) dropped the Flea.

Perhaps more intriguing was a quote in the description:
“One more design of mine before I kick off a Bishop bonanza”

I’m not sure how many constitute a bonanza but it sounds like the redesign art train is nowhere near done

Although it is a lot of work, and the behind the scenes organising of Kickstarters is more of a pain than usual right now, CGL would be losing out if they did not redesign the entire Battletech range of miniatures. Even though any following Kickstarters would very likely not be as wildly successful as the first one (simply because it had all the cool Mechs in it), they'd still be very successful and would make the company good money and strengthen interest into the game going into the future...there's no way they could lose out...and heaps of the aicraft, vehicles and Infantry are in desperate need of a modernised aesthetic along with modernised production.
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Post by: Adacas on 06 October 2021, 08:19:03
Bishop Steiner. First a prolific generator of fan art now paid by CGL to draw for them

If Bishop Steiner has been posting a lot of mechs he's been working on, and now other Inktober 4 illustrations

His Illustration of the Yeoman is sublime, as we say here a "Facha Storm", although the Yeoman RL of Juodasvarnas still has the throne in my heart
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Post by: bobthecoward on 06 October 2021, 11:08:25
Bishop Steiner. First a prolific generator of fan art now paid by CGL to draw for them

But I don't understand what a Bishop bonzana would mean. Does that mean he is showcasing art? from the other person? Is he busy providing editing to Bishop's work? Am I dense or is it purposely ambiguous?
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Post by: Sartris on 06 October 2021, 11:10:40
A bunch of stuff from him
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Post by: MarauderD on 06 October 2021, 11:29:03
But I don't understand what a Bishop bonzana would mean. Does that mean he is showcasing art? from the other person? Is he busy providing editing to Bishop's work? Am I dense or is it purposely ambiguous?

Bishop is part of the Scroggins team, he has done several mechs thus far, although I can't remember them all.  Last one I recall was the Enforcer, I think?  It came out great. 

Anyway, Bishop Bonanza would just mean that the next couple mechs with new art will by Bishop, with some editing done by Anthony Scroggins.
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Post by: mrbooth on 06 October 2021, 11:51:20
Bishop has also said he did several of the 40 ton mechs we have seen two but there are several more to be covered here is hoping we get the balance of 3050 and 3058.

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Post by: bobthecoward on 06 October 2021, 11:54:23
I'm still fascinated by the idea of project phoenix designs being this in-universe redesign while the classic designs continued. But technically the new classic is canon and the Phoenix designs are supposedly inspired by those....

I just want to see one reseen reseen.
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Post by: MarauderD on 06 October 2021, 12:14:50
Bishop has also said he did several of the 40 ton mechs we have seen two but there are several more to be covered here is hoping we get the balance of 3050 and 3058.

If we get the rest of the original TRO 3025 rounded out, which I believe is just a few left, I'd be pumped.  Javelin and Whitworth are feeling sad and neglected by now. 
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Post by: Death_from_above on 06 October 2021, 13:13:05
IIRC, Bishop did the Mongoose, Mercury, Sentinel, Enforcer, Lancelot, Crossbow and UrbanMech designs
for the KS.

Since then, his concept sketches for the Assassin, Vulcan, Caesar, Dervish, Hoplite have been shared on
Anthony's Patreon. He also had a hand in the Firefly redesign.

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Post by: MarauderD on 06 October 2021, 13:18:18
Good memory!  His Urbanmech LAM joke sketch is also pretty awesome!
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Post by: Adacas on 06 October 2021, 13:20:32
[(https://i.postimg.cc/MKNKtss3/FB-IMG-1632766450576.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)]
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Post by: Cubby on 06 October 2021, 20:03:39
Our friends at Death From Above Wargaming introduce a brand-new product coming out this Friday, Oct. 8!

This game aid supports the Battlefield Support rules from the BattleMech Manual, making them more accessible than ever before. Watch on to see that DFA thought of them!

https://youtu.be/lqzE_ruFAzs (https://youtu.be/lqzE_ruFAzs)

(https://i.ibb.co/4sfGzkW/DFA-BSP-Deck.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
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Post by: DarkSpade on 06 October 2021, 20:39:17
Anyone able to give the abridge version of the video?  34 minutes is a ways longer than my normal Youtube attention span.
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Post by: Geg on 06 October 2021, 20:58:16
Anyone able to give the abridge version of the video?  34 minutes is a ways longer than my normal Youtube attention span.

I know its a generational thing, but I hate the primacy of YouTube videos for stuff like this.

Take forever to watch, require sound, can't search....  I miss blog posts.
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Post by: Doc Swift on 06 October 2021, 21:09:34
You can set the playback speed to 2.0 and watch in half the time.
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Post by: rebs on 06 October 2021, 21:13:00
To bad you can't watch it backwards on YouTube.  My dyslexic side feels unloved by new media  ;)
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Post by: BirdofPrey on 07 October 2021, 02:17:45
I know its a generational thing, but I hate the primacy of YouTube videos for stuff like this.

Take forever to watch, require sound, can't search....  I miss blog posts.
I mean, I grew up at the same time as the internet and I'd like a blog post or something for this.
To me a sneak peak as like a 2-5 minute affair, and either way, sometimes I just want to quickly digest the details.
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Post by: Empyrus on 07 October 2021, 08:22:56
You can set the playback speed to 2.0 and watch in half the time.
Not fast enough, and makes getting info actually harder.

I'll wait for someone to summarize what this new thing is about.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 07 October 2021, 08:42:01
Has anyone who got their initiative deck actually tried it yet? I've showed mine around, but it gathered little enthusiasm.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 07 October 2021, 08:42:28
Not fast enough, and makes getting info actually harder.

I'll wait for someone to summarize what this new thing is about.

It's a deck of cards that gives you quick reference points for the Battlefield Support Rules from the BattleMech manual - basically a simplified system for adding artillery, air support and minefields.  The only major change is that if you're using the cards for air support, players play their cards face-down at the same time, and there's an option to play a bluff card that suggests you're going to call in air support in an attempt to draw out and use up your opponents interceptor cards, if they have any.
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Post by: NeonKnight on 07 October 2021, 09:39:18
Has anyone who got their initiative deck actually tried it yet? I've showed mine around, but it gathered little enthusiasm.

used a few times...and even though did some of the playtesting in smaller groups, now using the full deck and full rules, gotta say...wow...had some wild games!

One game we had sooooooooo much Air strikes coming in (5 versions of a card that grants an immediate 6 BSP), another game, only 1 Airstrike, but the weather was all over the board - Rain -> Snow -> Fog was wild.

i gotta say, loving the new Initiative Deck.

And nothing like having card played for your heavy Heater granting a single Attack at Double Damage Plus and additional 5 damage from another card to then watch him wiff a 7+ attack role with 5 :(
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Post by: Weirdo on 07 October 2021, 10:16:39
Our friends at Death From Above Wargaming introduce a brand-new product coming out this Friday, Oct. 8!

This game aid supports the Battlefield Support rules from the BattleMech Manual, making them more accessible than ever before. Watch on to see that DFA thought of them!

https://youtu.be/lqzE_ruFAzs (https://youtu.be/lqzE_ruFAzs)

(https://i.ibb.co/4sfGzkW/DFA-BSP-Deck.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)

Any love for those folks who find videos of any kind infeasible?
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Post by: Weirdo on 07 October 2021, 10:17:50
It's a deck of cards that gives you quick reference points for the Battlefield Support Rules from the BattleMech manual - basically a simplified system for adding artillery, air support and minefields.  The only major change is that if you're using the cards for air support, players play their cards face-down at the same time, and there's an option to play a bluff card that suggests you're going to call in air support in an attempt to draw out and use up your opponents interceptor cards, if they have any.

Oh, joy. Another attempt to undo all the good that TW accomplished.
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Post by: Jaim Magnus on 07 October 2021, 10:35:51
Personally, I'm not in favour of cards, but I can see how this will be welcomed by many.
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Post by: FenderSaxbey on 07 October 2021, 10:50:30
Oh, joy. Another attempt to undo all the good that TW accomplished.

How exactly? IMO it is a cool system from the BMM (that has been around for what? almost 5 years now?) and these cards just make those rules more accessible for those that want that. None of that prevents anyone from using the artillery, mine, or asf rules from TW if that's what they want to use.
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Post by: Weirdo on 07 October 2021, 11:13:25
It's probably just me being curmudgeonly, but whenever I see stuff like this, I see new players being told that combined-arms gaming is a chore to be avoided, rather than something they can work up to if they choose to do so.

It's why as much as I love the source material and scenarios, I can never truly enjoy the Tukayyid book.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 07 October 2021, 11:41:15
People. Please. This video is something extra. It’s not replacing a blog post. There was never going to be a blog post. This video takes nothing away from you. It is one little thing that exists where nothing existed before.

There is literally nothing to complain about here, and yet, here we are.
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Post by: rebs on 07 October 2021, 11:45:35
I like the idea, and when I get a chance to play again, I want to give the cards a try.
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Post by: Geg on 07 October 2021, 11:57:12
Having now had a chance to watch the video...   Neat!

Any plans on doing another deck for the BSP coming out of Tukayyid?

I usually, exclude anything in the air, arty, and infantry, from my games in the interests of time.   The cards look like a good way to bring those back without having to hit the rule book.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 07 October 2021, 12:03:02
It's probably just me being curmudgeonly, but whenever I see stuff like this, I see new players being told that combined-arms gaming is a chore to be avoided, rather than something they can work up to if they choose to do so.
Theres nothing wrong with how you enjoy BattleTech, and the existence of this product (which isn’t created out of whole cloth, but an aid for something that’s existed for years now) is not meant as a refutation of how you like to play.

Not everyone plays the same way, and not every product is for every player (unfortunately). But right now its made to sound like a binary choice. Combined arms or not. It doesn’t have to be that way, these rules can act as a transitionary rules set, a lite rules set, or you never have to touch them at all if you’re happy with how you play already.

But consider: you respond as if something is being taken away from you. That’s not the case. Instead, you want to take something away that enhances others’ enjoyment and experience of the game? C’mon, you know that’s not right.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 07 October 2021, 12:04:33
Any plans on doing another deck for the BSP coming out of Tukayyid?
While possible, I’d say it’s unlikely—to quote an anime I’m not really familiar with thats “not even their final form!”
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 07 October 2021, 12:22:34
It's a deck of cards that gives you quick reference points for the Battlefield Support Rules from the BattleMech manual - basically a simplified system for adding artillery, air support and minefields.  The only major change is that if you're using the cards for air support, players play their cards face-down at the same time, and there's an option to play a bluff card that suggests you're going to call in air support in an attempt to draw out and use up your opponents interceptor cards, if they have any.
Oh, that last one sounds like a fun addition!
Think i'll get a deck if it comes to local store.
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Post by: Weirdo on 07 October 2021, 12:47:02
But consider: you respond as if something is being taken away from you. That’s not the case. Instead, you want to take something away that enhances others’ enjoyment and experience of the game? C’mon, you know that’s not right.

Yeah, I'm aware that most of this is an emotional response, and that my head is firmly stuck up my ass. I try to keep it in check in public at least, but I'm not very good at choosing when and where the pressure gets released. I'll probably feel a lot better if/when the rest of the game gets the Mech Manual treatment.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 07 October 2021, 12:49:04
Oh, that last one sounds like a fun addition!
Think i'll get a deck if it comes to local store.

It looks like it's getting a retail release in Europe at least - I can see it on Asmodee's website
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Post by: Empyrus on 07 October 2021, 12:58:57
I'll probably feel a lot better if/when the rest of the game gets the Mech Manual treatment.
Have to say i'm kinda hoping for this. As it is, TW isn't up to Dark Age standards, and its size and extraneous material makes it awkward to use.

Though i feel aerospace side needs its own beginner rules or something. I once tried to figure out pure ASF side of BT with TW and gave up pretty quickly. Gonna stick with BSP system for aerospace support.
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Post by: Weirdo on 07 October 2021, 13:13:03
Though i feel aerospace side needs its own beginner rules or something. I once tried to figure out pure ASF side of BT with TW and gave up pretty quickly. Gonna stick with BSP system for aerospace support.

I blame the scattering of the rules across multiple chapters and inclusion of confusing optional rules and tables for this deplorable state of affairs.
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Post by: FenderSaxbey on 07 October 2021, 13:45:30
I too would love to see a "BattleTech: Vehicles and Infantry Manual" and a "BattleTech: Aerospace Manual". TW has done a decent job of being a BT "bible", but giving the book as it stands the BMM makeover sounds like a herculean task. As primarily an AS player, we are a bit spoiled with the harmony and comprehensiveness of AS:CE.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 07 October 2021, 13:55:25
Dammit, where's that Like button?!? I tried hitting it, but all I accomplished was breaking my keyboard.
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Post by: Com Guard Precentor on 07 October 2021, 14:23:27
Yes! I've pre-ordered the support deck as I love having the ability to quickly grab the rules I need, rather than have my eyes gloss over trying to find/reference/understand the rules in TW.

Just the term "combined arms" brings a sense of anxiety and foreboding to my gaming group for how much more we have to cram into our heads to run. I would love to have the current rules-lite version in this deck combined with the system presented in the Tukayyid book to run combined arms games that don't tack on 2-4 additional hours at the gaming table.

I tip my hat to TPTB for leaning in this direction.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: sadlerbw on 07 October 2021, 14:29:46
Personally, I like abstracted battlefield support, and have tended to make up my own rules for it when the system didn't provide them. I was a big fan of what happened with Aerospace on the ground map in the current version of Alpha Strike, as well as the basic artillery rules. I liked having Aero and Arty in my games sometimes, but didn't really want to include them in the way that TW or original Alpha Strike provided for. I didn't want bombs or arty to take over the game, but I wanted indirect fire as a way to help balance out really fast units without having to rely on low-skill pilots. Having similar low-effort battlefield support options in TW is something that a player like me could use.

But why? Do I hate the full TW rules? No. Do I think they are needlessly complicated or poorly balanced? Not really. They are about the same level of detail as other systems in TW. Am I just lazy? Yes, but that isn't why I don't like to use the full rules. So why then? It's a brain-space issue for me. I have accepted that I am only capable of keeping a certain amount of rules information 'active' in my brain at any given time. No matter how simple or intuitive rules are individually, once I get to the point of having to remember a certain number to execute a game turn, I start forgetting things. I can only keep track of so many things in my head at one time, and when it comes to TW, I have room for Mechs, basic terrain, and usually Combat Vehicles. When I try to add more systems to the game than that, I can't do it all by memory and I need help. That is just my personal limit on how many rules I can handle by memory without having to do constant rulebook references. Everyone has a different brain-space limit, and I think these slimmed-down versions of things that are more detailed versions in TW are meant for folks like me who just can't keep track of enough in our heads anymore, or who simply aren't interested in devoting the brain-space necessary for the full rules. If someone else can handle more rules than I can, that's fantastic! Unfortunately, I generally only get to see and play with people from this board once, maybe twice a year at GenCon or Origins, so I can't rely on you big-brains to remember all the details for me!

Honestly, that is one of the big things that drew me to Alpha Strike: The basic game rules were much simpler so I had more room in my head for adding in units and systems that I wouldn't normally try to play in TW. I don't use Arty in Alpha Strike just because the Arty rules are easier. I use it because EVERYTHING is easier and I can now manage to remember the arty rules at the same time as the basic parts of the game. Another thing that helps me are game aids. Cheat-sheets, status tokens, stat trackers, things like that. These days I just have too many things to remember, and I need more help keeping track of game rules. If you can put artillery and bombing/strafing runs onto a playing card for me, I'm interested. While I would certainly LIKE to play with the TW rules for arty and aero (and I do in MegaMek where it does the remembering for me), I've had to accept that it is more than I can manage these days without spending more time than I want doing rules lookups. It isn't a failing of the game system, just the reality of my poor, aging brain. While I still consider TW to be the baseline for BattleTech rules, I also greatly appreciate the simplified options that CGL has produced in the last decade. I personally need things like this new card deck to help me include the flavor we see in the fiction into a ruleset that I can remember well enough to feel competent playing. Of course, that is just me.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 07 October 2021, 15:36:08
To both of the points above: whatever your feelings about the rules themselves, don't underestimate the importance of the tactile experience. As CGP and sadlerbw said in different ways, there are benefits to having tangible rules reminders/implements in front of a player. Many miniatures and RPG games have them now to varying degrees. I thought D&D spellbook cards were kind of a waste, but by the time my 9th-level evoker had three full pages of them, they were so essential.

The rules debate is what it is, but game aids like the Initiative Deck, the Battlefield Support Deck, and others, are important tools to help lower the bar for players of any experience level. They make the game just that much more approachable, and familiar to those who have tried other tabletop games.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 07 October 2021, 15:55:37
I thought D&D spellbook cards were kind of a waste, but by the time my 9th-level evoker had three full pages of them, they were so essential.
Huh, there is such thing? I had a thought such thing would be useful but i figured there isn't one. I need to get one, digging up spell list from PHB every time i need to select spells is annoying...

Reminder cards are definitively useful in many games. BattleTech doesn't need them mostly but i figure they should be nice for BSPs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RabidFox on 07 October 2021, 16:19:41
Yes! I've pre-ordered the support deck as I love having the ability to quickly grab the rules I need, rather than have my eyes gloss over trying to find/reference/understand the rules in TW.

Just curious, how were you able to preorder the support deck?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: TheoLehman on 07 October 2021, 16:23:24
Reminder cards are definitively useful in many games. BattleTech doesn't need them mostly but i figure they should be nice for BSPs.
I was thinking of making a set of them for Alpha Strike, particularly alternate munitions and SPAs.  Bombs too, come to think of it.  I wanted to squeeze them onto smaller-than-standard cards, but some of them would require pretty tiny fonts for that to work.
I could probably do trimmed-down versions of the descriptions, and put the appropriate page number at the bottom if the full details are needed.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 07 October 2021, 16:30:19
I see the option as a good thing as it nether adds nor takes away from the game. There have been other fan alternatives in the pass, I never seen the need for simpler stuff but I play few other games with the depth of BT so I can see where reminders would be useful if this is only one of the table tops/war games you play.

Personally, I see less as more so if I can get away with the RS and the quick the reference card for modifiers, I'm cool but each have their own preference and tools to make the game run smother. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 07 October 2021, 16:34:54
Just curious, how were you able to preorder the support deck?

I'd guess through their LCS, if it's on their distributor catalogue already.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RabidFox on 07 October 2021, 17:24:23
I'd guess through their LCS, if it's on their distributor catalogue already.

Makes sense.  Now only if CGL would post that CJ Stormcrow, I could bundle it with the card pack and help offset some shipping costs. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 07 October 2021, 17:38:47
As someone who works with shipping, I'll bite my tough regarding shipping cost considering we are about to enter the holiday season and the logistics crunch may very well be a challenge we will all need to face well into 2022 so get ready to embrace the suck.

Here is to having more stuff for our game regardless *cheers* 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 07 October 2021, 17:54:05
It's probably just me being curmudgeonly, but whenever I see stuff like this, I see new players being told that combined-arms gaming is a chore to be avoided, rather than something they can work up to if they choose to do so.

It's why as much as I love the source material and scenarios, I can never truly enjoy the Tukayyid book.

My group frequently did combined arms as far as tanks and battle armor go. I even tried some conventional infantry once, but found the rules a tad fiddly for the time we had to play.  None of us I think have ever even hinted at wanting to ever try artillery or aerospace.  It's just too much on top of everything else.  Maybe if we ever managed to get in an all day game instead of a few hours?  Even then, I don't think we'd bother and instead would enjoy doing our normal thing with a possible chance at finishing the game.    It sounds like these cards might finally give us the chance to at least add that flavor to our games.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 07 October 2021, 18:13:02
In my old group we did aerospace and artillery, tanks and battle armor.  in addition to 'mech combat, of course. 

These new cards may only be the beginning of something new.  perhaps more options will become available in the future...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 07 October 2021, 20:34:07
In my old group we did aerospace and artillery, tanks and battle armor.  in addition to 'mech combat, of course. 

These new cards may only be the beginning of something new.  perhaps more options will become available in the future...

I'm kinda digging the idea? like was posted above, I was leery of aids like this and in other things like Xwing and such, but they really do make the game easier.

We play inf/BA/Protos/vees and BMs at our table, but never arty, AS fighters, fire, smoke, SOMETIMES mines, so if this makes it easier to integrate, i'm willing to try and see?

I mean, i haven't REALLY tried to get into aerospace since the original FASA "rules of war" and I've been doing this a while, you know? so, if it can make it easier for old farts like ME, it'll SUPER help new players.  :) ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 07 October 2021, 20:43:48
I’m really intrigued by the support deck. I love the idea of combined arms in Battletech, but sorting through the rules and various sources can be a chore. If these can help streamline the process, I’m all for it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Scotty on 07 October 2021, 20:44:58
To both of the points above: whatever your feelings about the rules themselves, don't underestimate the importance of the tactile experience. As CGP and sadlerbw said in different ways, there are benefits to having tangible rules reminders/implements in front of a player. Many miniatures and RPG games have them now to varying degrees. I thought D&D spellbook cards were kind of a waste, but by the time my 9th-level evoker had three full pages of them, they were so essential.

The rules debate is what it is, but game aids like the Initiative Deck, the Battlefield Support Deck, and others, are important tools to help lower the bar for players of any experience level. They make the game just that much more approachable, and familiar to those who have tried other tabletop games.

Where do I indicate interest in equipment reminder cards for BattleTech weapons and equipment?  Because that's something that would be very cool.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 07 October 2021, 20:47:01
Where do I indicate interest in equipment reminder cards for BattleTech weapons and equipment?  Because that's something that would be very cool.

100% in favor of something like that.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Steinbjorn on 07 October 2021, 22:17:41
Is the novel Blood Will Tell not available in POD? I can only find it from secondary sellers or am I just blind.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 07 October 2021, 22:19:18
hmmm it appears to be turned off...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 08 October 2021, 00:42:38
100% in favor of something like that.

Ditto! Especially the more exotic or recently released tech: every time I see a coolant pod I have to look up if it’s a one shot item or not because every time I see it I’m like ‘Why?’

As far as combined arms: the Ghost Bear in me dropped 75 Elementals onto a table with a single light mech and fourteen tanks (I mean they were basically rocket sleds). That’s combined arms enough for my local group. Course we want to play more combined arms but often (without proxies) it’s hard to acquire a decent amount of vehicles.

Blood Will Tell? My mind is going blank: which novel is this?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 08 October 2021, 00:50:11
Blood Will Tell? My mind is going blank: which novel is this?

New this year. Setup for the CapCon to invade ilclan and have a civil war.



If the rules for arty, air strikes, ect are too complicated, our local combined arms enthusiast will try to house-rule them to simplify. Funny how that always makes them more powerful.

Battlefield support all the way.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 08 October 2021, 01:18:36
I too would love to see a "BattleTech: Vehicles and Infantry Manual" and a "BattleTech: Aerospace Manual". TW has done a decent job of being a BT "bible", but giving the book as it stands the BMM makeover sounds like a herculean task. As primarily an AS player, we are a bit spoiled with the harmony and comprehensiveness of AS:CE.
They could call it the "Aerospace, Infantry, & Vehicles Manual", or switch it to AVI?  To label it a "Combined Arms Manual" would lead people to believe it also included 'Mechs, and if it excluded them to concentrate on the AIV rules, then "Fans" would do their Crying "Fan" Stuff.   ::)  "I bought this and I didn't need it! CGL FORCED me to buy this useless book! Blah, Blah, Blah."   ;D


But seriously, doing a book streamlining the AIV rules like the BMM did for 'Mechs would be Cool for those that use Combined Arms.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 08 October 2021, 01:25:48
New this year. Setup for the CapCon to invade ilclan and have a civil war.



If the rules for arty, air strikes, ect are too complicated, our local combined arms enthusiast will try to house-rule them to simplify. Funny how that always makes them more powerful.

Battlefield support all the way.

Now I remember: thanks!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 08 October 2021, 01:49:51
But seriously, doing a book streamlining the AIV rules like the BMM did for 'Mechs would be Cool for those that use Combined Arms.   :thumbsup:


Which brings up the question - how much of TacOps infantry rules do you put in that book? IntOps battlearmor gear? How severely do you label them optional?

Because if fieldguns are in the 'basic' book, you just know they're going to explode in popularity.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 08 October 2021, 03:25:28
Is the novel Blood Will Tell not available in POD? I can only find it from secondary sellers or am I just blind.

Looks like it's available from Amazon in the UK and Germany.  When I checked the US site there was an option to get it new from Book Depository, but that might be because I was checking from Ireland.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 08 October 2021, 07:10:38
It appears to have been dropped as a PoD option. The physical copies for sale are from third party sellers. This has happened before with other books and it was a matter of letting Amazon know to resume offering PoD
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 08 October 2021, 07:13:09
Which brings up the question - how much of TacOps infantry rules do you put in that book? IntOps battlearmor gear? How severely do you label them optional?

Because if fieldguns are in the 'basic' book, you just know they're going to explode in popularity.

BMM presents a selection of TacOps rules as optional addons. Presumably a few things like digging in would be included. Field guns rules are too involved for one of those bonus boxes
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mbear on 08 October 2021, 08:35:20
Where do I indicate interest in equipment reminder cards for BattleTech weapons and equipment?  Because that's something that would be very cool.

100% in favor of something like that.

Sartis made some. Gear Cards - Game Aids for New (and Forgetful) Players (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/general-discussion/gear-cards-game-aids-for-new-and-forgetful-players/)

Not official, but really nice.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 08 October 2021, 08:52:37

As far as combined arms: the Ghost Bear in me dropped 75 Elementals onto a table with a single light mech and fourteen tanks (I mean they were basically rocket sleds). That’s combined arms enough for my local group. Course we want to play more combined arms but often (without proxies) it’s hard to acquire a decent amount of vehicles.


This is why I'm reluctant to support a BMM for Aerospace, Vehicles, and Infantry. For as long as I can remember, the only one out of those three that has been remotely easy to acquire in large numbers is infantry, and mostly only in the form of Elementals. I would love to have a resource that is devoted to non-mech units, but not if getting representations of those units onto the battlefield remains difficult. Frankly, I just don't see how CGL could justify the resources for something like that, no matter how cool it would be.

Circling back around the Battlefield Support deck and the abstraction systems, I really like these options. They provide the feel of diverse, chaotic battles while conveniently sidestepping the above problem. It also dovetails very nicely into the recent focus on battlemechs. I mean, come on, the primary draw of the game has always been big stompy robots, right? I know some of us want to branch off into different directions, but we're all here for the same core reason. That reason should absolutely remain the core focus of the game, but adding these cool little options, either as an on-ramp to hunting down minis for non-mech units or as an end unto itself, really help inject some new life into the game.

We shouldn't be afraid to add player aids to the game. They do wonders for similarly complicated games, like D&D. If they make the game easier for new folks to get into, or provide a lure to get newer players to explore past the intro boxes, I'm happy to see them made available.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 08 October 2021, 09:09:36
It appears to have been dropped as a PoD option. The physical copies for sale are from third party sellers. This has happened before with other books and it was a matter of letting Amazon know to resume offering PoD

I'll let John know; we're on the case.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 08 October 2021, 09:31:35
It's probably just me being curmudgeonly, but whenever I see stuff like this, I see new players being told that combined-arms gaming is a chore to be avoided, rather than something they can work up to if they choose to do so.

It's why as much as I love the source material and scenarios, I can never truly enjoy the Tukayyid book.

I just want to step in here, and say this has absolutely nothing to do with Combined arms, so don't worry.

The deck covers:

Artillery, Minefields, Aerospace - and that is it. The rules from Tukayyid on Combined arms is nowhere in the deck. So forces with VTOLs, Tanks, BA, Infantry are not 'dumbed-down' or removed.

it is just the rules from BMM pages 75-79.

that's it...and honestly I want as it will pair sooooo nicely with the Initiative deck.

And if I can put out new deck ideas...Special terrain/Weather needs a deck! Cards for SNOW, ICE, FIRE, RAIN, FOG, MUD, etc, etc, etc.

let me stop flipping through multiple pages!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: BirdofPrey on 08 October 2021, 09:34:20
Where do I indicate interest in equipment reminder cards for BattleTech weapons and equipment?  Because that's something that would be very cool.
I would like to add my support for this as well.
With what's potentially equipment bloat, game aids like this would be very helpful smoothing gameplay and onboarding new players.  That's somewhat important given GCL want's to move the game years forward where equipment with specific rules are common.
Succession Wars era tends to be used for onboarding players, but if the rules are presented in an easier to use form it might be possible to onboard new players in later eras.  MOST of the rules aren't complicated or hard to learn, the issues is more the quantity of them and being able to remember them all. Hell I prefer SSW recordsheets to CGL's official ones for the hit tables because memorizing it is hard for me and keeping the book open is a bit annoying.

As for combined arms stuff, I still would REALLY like to see CGL provide a bit more modernized support for vehicles and infantry with a BMM type book and at least a couple plastic minis, but I know that's a pipe dream.   On the other hand, stuff like artillery and aerospace tends to spend a lot of time off map anyway.  (yes you can do on-board artillery, though I have my balance complaints about how that trivializes TMMs, but ASFs require a fairly large play area to run on groundsheets, otherwise they only show up to attack before leaving for another map)  Given that, I think those at least work just fine if they are abstracted a bit.  And, honestly, not sure I would put those two items under combined arms with the tanks and infantry even if it's technically true simply because, regardless of which rules you are using, they operate and interact differently.  Minefields certainly wouldn't be combined arms.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 08 October 2021, 09:56:28
It appears to have been dropped as a PoD option. The physical copies for sale are from third party sellers. This has happened before with other books and it was a matter of letting Amazon know to resume offering PoD

I'll let John know; we're on the case.



Looks like it's just the US, UK and German sites look normal
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 08 October 2021, 10:28:34
fortunately it appears to be the only one affected. the last amazon-induced oopsie affected several titles
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 08 October 2021, 10:47:58
Good to know, thanks for the check!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 08 October 2021, 10:52:54
People. Please. This video is something extra. It’s not replacing a blog post. There was never going to be a blog post. This video takes nothing away from you. It is one little thing that exists where nothing existed before.

There is literally nothing to complain about here, and yet, here we are.

As a long lapsed player (Oh, the days when the Clans were new) re-engaging with the game and IP here very recently, and doing so deeper than I had before (I'm now reading my second novel) - seeing a developer basically go "Why would we offer any info ourselves about a brand new product" and act like expecting the company itself to publish something announcing and describing said brand new product is an unrealistic expectation to be derided is, uh...what? The product line is extensive enough and the organization of the website is lacking enough that it's sometimes rather hard to figure out what's what and what's available and what's relevant and so on (though I have been sorting through and big shout out to Sartris and their  "So you bought the box set" thread) - and now I'm finding out that I can't even rely on CGL to tell me about all their new products is, in all sincerity, kind of mind-boggling.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 08 October 2021, 10:54:30
The deck covers:

Artillery, Minefields, Aerospace - and that is it. The rules from Tukayyid on Combined arms is nowhere in the deck. So forces with VTOLs, Tanks, BA, Infantry are not 'dumbed-down' or removed.

it is just the rules from BMM pages 75-79.

Ah, damn it. I had hoped Tukayyid additions were covered as well, since they're Battlefield Support as well.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 08 October 2021, 11:11:19
As a long lapsed player (Oh, the days when the Clans were new) re-engaging with the game and IP here very recently, and doing so deeper than I had before (I'm now reading my second novel) - seeing a developer basically go "Why would we offer any info ourselves about a brand new product" and act like expecting the company itself to publish something announcing and describing said brand new product is an unrealistic expectation to be derided is, uh...what? The product line is extensive enough and the organization of the website is lacking enough that it's sometimes rather hard to figure out what's what and what's available and what's relevant and so on (though I have been sorting through and big shout out to Sartris and their  "So you bought the box set" thread) - and now I'm finding out that I can't even rely on CGL to tell me about all their new products is, in all sincerity, kind of mind-boggling.

But it also doesn't hurt you so you don't have anything to complain about. Think of the millions of products in the world you don't have a blog post about.


There is way more important stuff in the world to spend your time having your mind boggled.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 08 October 2021, 11:18:47
Ah, damn it. I had hoped Tukayyid additions were covered as well, since they're Battlefield Support as well.

Nope. Looks to be just the ARTY/MINE/AERO options.

Deck has mutiple cards as game aids for both players, etc.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 08 October 2021, 11:24:00
But it also doesn't hurt you so you don't have anything to complain about. Think of the millions of products in the world you don't have a blog post about.

Why is "hurt" the only level of negative effect for which complainants are reasonable? Why isn't "annoyed" or "confused" or the like reasonable?

I don't expect Crest to make a blog post about their newest UltraGlitterSparkle Freshening ToothGel because their business model isn't one focused around an ongoing stream of new releases and they don't have a company blog in which they announce and feature new products along with Coming Soon and Latest Products pages on their websit.

This stance that its somehow unreasonable to expect CGL to make even a bare effort to go "Hey, we have this new thing, here's a quick description of it" somewhere other than 17+ pages in on a thread on the company forums is blatantly disingenuous.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 08 October 2021, 11:27:28
Why is "hurt" the only level of negative effect for which complainants are reasonable? Why isn't "annoyed" or "confused" or the like reasonable?

I don't expect Crest to make a blog post about their newest UltraGlitterSparkle Freshening ToothGel because their business model isn't one focused around an ongoing stream of new releases and they don't have a company blog in which they announce and feature new products along with Coming Soon and Latest Products pages on their websit.

This stance that its somehow unreasonable to expect CGL to make even a bare effort to go "Hey, we have this new thing, here's a quick description of it" somewhere other than 17+ pages in on a thread on the company forums is blatantly disingenuous.

There is nothing to be annoyed by and that is an unreasonable expectation.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 08 October 2021, 11:38:51
There is nothing to be annoyed by and that is an unreasonable expectation.

Your bad faith is noted :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 08 October 2021, 11:53:47
It would have been a reasonable expectation until sometime in the last decade. The world works different now. But that's for a CGL product

Our friends at Death From Above Wargaming introduce


It's third party, or something close.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: trboturtle on 08 October 2021, 11:56:47
I just want to step in here, and say this has absolutely nothing to do with Combined arms, so don't worry.

The deck covers:

Artillery, Minefields, Aerospace - and that is it. The rules from Tukayyid on Combined arms is nowhere in the deck. So forces with VTOLs, Tanks, BA, Infantry are not 'dumbed-down' or removed.

it is just the rules from BMM pages 75-79.

that's it...and honestly I want as it will pair sooooo nicely with the Initiative deck.

And if I can put out new deck ideas...Special terrain/Weather needs a deck! Cards for SNOW, ICE, FIRE, RAIN, FOG, MUD, etc, etc, etc.

let me stop flipping through multiple pages!

I would like to see a scenario deck -- a scenario on a card -- basic setup, terrain type, victory conditions, and any special rules.

Craig
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 08 October 2021, 12:11:48
Nope. Looks to be just the ARTY/MINE/AERO options.

Deck has mutiple cards as game aids for both players, etc.
Multiple cards is good certainly.
And perhaps it isn't reasonable to combine the sets.

I do hope the Combined Arms support things could get their own deck, and tokens for the vehicles and infantry. Wouldn't need to use improvised tokens, at least until i get around getting minis for this purpose (or or just minis for vehicles and infantry i can also use for BSCA tokens if needed).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 08 October 2021, 12:12:04
I would like to see a scenario deck -- a scenario on a card -- basic setup, terrain type, victory conditions, and any special rules.

40K/AoS has something like this with their Open War decks, which has you drawing a random deployment map, victory condition, and special rule twist to create a scenario (along with two more subdecks of special ploys and "sudden death" victory conditions that can be used to add more flavor or aid a force that is undersized compared to the other) - something like that sounds like it could work very well for BT. The splitting core elements of a scenario across multiple subdecks allows for lots of combinations.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 08 October 2021, 12:35:08
This stance that its somehow unreasonable to expect CGL to make even a bare effort to go "Hey, we have this new thing, here's a quick description of it" somewhere other than 17+ pages in on a thread on the company forums is blatantly disingenuous.

Since you're just getting back into the game, I wanted to let you know that we announce all new product on the day of its release on the website, here on the forums, and on several social media platforms.

Previews like this, produced by partner content producers, is new territory. That's what Ray was speaking to. Announcing new product certainly isn't.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 08 October 2021, 12:41:09
++mod notice++

Certain folks in here are going to step away from the thread and calm down. This is not a request. The moderator staff can and will enforce this if necessary.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 08 October 2021, 13:04:16
Ahhh, my BattleTech.   We're living the life, and hey, it's Friday!  That's worth an exclamation point or two !!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: The Eagle on 08 October 2021, 13:24:44
Ahhh, my BattleTech.   We're living the life, and hey, it's Friday!  That's worth an exclamation point or two !!

It wouldn't be BattleTech without harrumphs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 08 October 2021, 13:53:35
True that.  We lived through the Golden Age of the grognards, so hey...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: worktroll on 08 October 2021, 14:04:24
And as our neckbeards go grey, does that mean we're in the Silver Age? :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Stormy on 08 October 2021, 14:08:23
Love it. It’s probably the only way
I’ll get combined arms to my table, so I’m looking forward to talking my FLGS into ordering it
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 08 October 2021, 14:34:30
And as our neckbeards go grey, does that mean we're in the Silver Age? :D

Haha, it would certainly seem so.  I keep my neck scruff shaved to hide it, so I'm not so sure where I fit in.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: worktroll on 08 October 2021, 14:43:30
Agent in place ...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 08 October 2021, 14:43:40
And as our neckbeards go grey, does that mean we're in the Silver Age? :D

Tou, dear friend, are as bronze age as anyone I know.  ^-^
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 08 October 2021, 15:10:01
I apologize for creating that impression. Every move we make is met with instantaneous criticism, and once in a while the exasperation can be overwhelming.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: The Eagle on 08 October 2021, 15:14:26
I apologize for creating that impression. Every move we make is met with instantaneous criticism, and once in a while the exasperation can be overwhelming.

Always remember that some of us love and appreciate everything you do for the game.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 08 October 2021, 15:21:49
I second that.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 08 October 2021, 15:30:17
I mean… I wouldn’t be mad at more Piranha variants and Piranha-related products… but yeah, I definitely third the sentiment.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 08 October 2021, 15:32:51
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAHR7_VZdRw
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 08 October 2021, 15:41:45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAHR7_VZdRw
No videos, blog post plz.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 08 October 2021, 15:42:45
No videos, blog post plz.

[weeping] you... can't please everyone so you... got to please yourself
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: worktroll on 08 October 2021, 15:46:43
[weeping] you... can't please everyone so you... got to please yourself

I got an ad for Voltaren? ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: shivanwurm on 08 October 2021, 15:49:29
I got an ad for Voltaren? ;)

It gave me tequila.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 08 October 2021, 15:50:24
targeted ads are real and terrifying.

also I forget about ads because I run uBlock Origin
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 08 October 2021, 16:03:00
No videos, blog post plz.

Thirded.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 08 October 2021, 16:08:12
Thirded.

he went for the cheap joke and succeeded
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 08 October 2021, 16:20:28
I apologize for creating that impression. Every move we make is met with instantaneous criticism, and once in a while the exasperation can be overwhelming.

Apology accepted and I quite understand! With Cubby's explaining this is CGL trying new things for previewing products, "A 34 minute video is a lot to chew through to find out the basics about a newly revealed product" may be criticism, but it is constructive criticism and relevant to finding out how this new approach is working and ways to refine it.

To be clear, even before knowing the intent behind it, I think the video itself is a great idea - its clearly a way to hype a new thing and get more creator and community engagement. The lack of any kind of CGL posting about the product excludes people that are interested but aren't in a position to watch or scan through a long video or simply don't absorb info from videos as well as from text - plus as seen in this thread, it even created confusion as to if this was a CGL or DFAW product! As a suggestion, a blog post/other CGL announcements going up shortly after the content creator debuts their "scoop" would actually help this process out. In this case, something like "Death From Above Wargaming Previews the New Battlefield Support Deck" with a link/embeed to their video and a blurb along the lines of "Coming Oct 8, the BSP Deck is a handy reference and play aid for using the abstracted battlefield support rules found in the BMM!" both increases the reach of DFWA's scoop (and of DFAW in general) and is a very useful summary of the product for people that are just looking for that.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rougarou Rhapsody on 08 October 2021, 17:13:15
Apology accepted and I quite understand! With Cubby's explaining this is CGL trying new things for previewing products, "A 34 minute video is a lot to chew through to find out the basics about a newly revealed product" may be criticism, but it is constructive criticism and relevant to finding out how this new approach is working and ways to refine it.

To be clear, even before knowing the intent behind it, I think the video itself is a great idea - its clearly a way to hype a new thing and get more creator and community engagement. The lack of any kind of CGL posting about the product excludes people that are interested but aren't in a position to watch or scan through a long video or simply don't absorb info from videos as well as from text - plus as seen in this thread, it even created confusion as to if this was a CGL or DFAW product! As a suggestion, a blog post/other CGL announcements going up shortly after the content creator debuts their "scoop" would actually help this process out. In this case, something like "Death From Above Wargaming Previews the New Battlefield Support Deck" with a link/embeed to their video and a blurb along the lines of "Coming Oct 8, the BSP Deck is a handy reference and play aid for using the abstracted battlefield support rules found in the BMM!" both increases the reach of DFWA's scoop (and of DFAW in general) and is a very useful summary of the product for people that are just looking for that.

To be honest, I think it is a situation where CGL is damned if they do and damned if they don't.  There are some extremely vocal and critical folks in the community who never say anything positive no matter what CGL says or does.  I imagine it's extremely discouraging to do something half the community suggests and calls for only for the other half to throw insults in response and vice versa.

Additionally, I've witnessed people not read what CGL posts, or only half read it before jumping to extreme conclusions, say "not good enough" to whats posted, or assume that what CGL posts is somehow purposefully misleading in some way. All of those things happen repeatedly.  So in a lot of ways there doesn't seem to be a perfect way to communicate things to the community and have it be taken for face value without some kind of unwarranted "constructive criticism" being given.

That doesnt even include the people that don't follow the posts on the main BT site or any social media platform and then scream that CGL isn't doing enough to keep fans informed.  The wolf's dragoons star force pack is the perfect example. It was announced in the main BT site, CGL's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as BT's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Not only that but the fan run "everything battletech" posted it on their Facebook and discord channel as well as sharing it to battletech international Facebook page and the classic battletech page all within 5 minutes of the announcement. Most things also make it to the battletech subreddit within an hour.  But it didn't stop a ton of people complaning "there wasn't enough communication about it" weeks later. When what it really comes down to is some people aren't motivated to do even the bare minimum of staying up to date on the things they are a "fan" of while finding it easier to complain that personalized notifications aren't hand delivered by courier to their front door.   At least that's the way it seems to my casual observations and interactions with the community on multiple platforms....though YMMV
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 08 October 2021, 18:06:10
To be honest, I think it is a situation where CGL is damned if they do and damned if they don't.  There are some extremely vocal and critical folks in the community who never say anything positive no matter what CGL says or does.  I imagine it's extremely discouraging to do something half the community suggests and calls for only for the other half to throw insults in response and vice versa.

Additionally, I've witnessed people not read what CGL posts, or only half read it before jumping to extreme conclusions, say "not good enough" to whats posted, or assume that what CGL posts is somehow purposefully misleading in some way. All of those things happen repeatedly.  So in a lot of ways there doesn't seem to be a perfect way to communicate things to the community and have it be taken for face value without some kind of unwarranted "constructive criticism" being given.

That doesnt even include the people that don't follow the posts on the main BT site or any social media platform and then scream that CGL isn't doing enough to keep fans informed.  The wolf's dragoons star force pack is the perfect example. It was announced in the main BT site, CGL's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as BT's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Not only that but the fan run "everything battletech" posted it on their Facebook and discord channel as well as sharing it to battletech international Facebook page and the classic battletech page all within 5 minutes of the announcement. Most things also make it to the battletech subreddit within an hour.  But it didn't stop a ton of people complaning "there wasn't enough communication about it" weeks later. When what it really comes down to is some people aren't motivated to do even the bare minimum of staying up to date on the things they are a "fan" of while finding it easier to complain that personalized notifications aren't hand delivered by courier to their front door.   At least that's the way it seems to my casual observations and interactions with the community on multiple platforms....though YMMV

I mean, that is the Internet :)

But that does unfortunately mean good faith feed back and criticism all too often gets drowned under the bad faith hyperbole, and people that aren't asking hand delivered front door notices but just making an honest suggestion seeing only response to the bad faith that look to lump *all* criticism as such is disheartening and can weaken player engagement.

As noted, I totally get Adrian's frustration, very much appreciate his apology and Cubby's explanation, and feel confident at this point that the honest feedback is indeed being taken onboard.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 08 October 2021, 18:18:06
that personalized notifications aren't hand delivered by courier to their front door.

I would like to subscribe to this service!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Hussar2 on 08 October 2021, 19:04:49
Any news about Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 08 October 2021, 19:15:50
Any news about Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik?


Next Friday.  I'm waiting on it, too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RabidFox on 08 October 2021, 19:45:23
Our friends at Death From Above Wargaming introduce a brand-new product coming out this Friday, Oct. 8!

This game aid supports the Battlefield Support rules from the BattleMech Manual, making them more accessible than ever before. Watch on to see that DFA thought of them!

https://youtu.be/lqzE_ruFAzs (https://youtu.be/lqzE_ruFAzs)

(https://i.ibb.co/4sfGzkW/DFA-BSP-Deck.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)

Is this being released today?  Haven't seen it on the CGL store, so was just wondering.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mrbooth on 08 October 2021, 19:50:02
Next Friday.  I'm waiting on it, too.

I thought it was today and Rec Guide 19 was next Friday are we getting both same day?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 08 October 2021, 19:58:16
Maybe, unless I am mistaken.   
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 08 October 2021, 20:00:30
I had to retract my 10/8 date for Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik. Still in the works, not too far away. Finishing touches.

Working on the Battlefield Support Deck announcement and go-live in the store now. Apologies for the much later than usual release time.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 08 October 2021, 20:03:48
Not a problem, Cubby.  I thought I remembered you saying it would possibly be out the 15th.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 08 October 2021, 20:12:55
Battlefield Support Deck Now Available

$9.99

BRING THE RAIN!

BattleMechs are the kings of the battlefield. But expert use of support elements–artillery, minefields, and aerospace fighter runs–can tip the balance of battle towards victory!

This 55-card Battlefield Support Deck makes using the sleek Battlefield Support rules from the BattleMech Manual even easier. Choose the size of your conflict, select cads to represent the support you’ll bring to the battlefield, and you’re ready for a game. Unleash your cards at critical moments to help your ’Mechs defeat your opponent!

(This deck is intended for use by one side in a scenario.)

Catalyst Game Labs web store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-battlefield-support-deck (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-battlefield-support-deck)

(https://i.ibb.co/QrYfhx5/Battle-Tech-Battlefield-Support-Deck-Display-Cover-9-9a.png) (https://ibb.co/ChVz4Sr) (https://i.ibb.co/44hLcw1/244385205-396966405252240-5593228530672993099-n.jpg) (https://ibb.co/L9VyMDN)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fruitfly on 08 October 2021, 20:46:12
Definitely getting two with my next order!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Flaresnake on 08 October 2021, 23:07:31
So whats the new schedule?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Ran Felsner on 09 October 2021, 09:02:46
I don't know if there has been an answer to this somewhere else, so apologies in advance if it has.

I recently bought and read the new Grey Death Legion novella, and I am curious if any information has been given on the nest two releases.  I know exact release dates aren't given, but have their titles been given.  It's always nice to know what you are waiting for.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 09 October 2021, 09:09:08
There has not
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Blackhorse 6 on 09 October 2021, 21:39:04
[weeping] you... can't please everyone so you... got to please yourself

🎼 “Garden Party”. Ricky Nelson.  🎸 … I learned my lesson well…

Paul

 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Two Guns Blazing on 10 October 2021, 02:19:27
I purchased 2 x Battlefield Support Decks, they look pretty cool and I am keen to give them a run...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 10 October 2021, 22:19:14
Target of Opportunity (MWDA #14) and the new ELH installment, View from Ground, are both out there for purchase
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 10 October 2021, 22:40:43
Target of Opportunity (MWDA #14) and the new ELH installment, View from Ground, are both out there for purchase

I really dug View from the Ground, a quiet little world builder!  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 11 October 2021, 06:00:05
Has anyone started a new thread describing how those cards are supposed to work? Not everybody's dabbled with it. That may be a deciding factor on purchasing them.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 11 October 2021, 06:36:25
No one has them yet
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 11 October 2021, 09:00:40
Has anyone started a new thread describing how those cards are supposed to work? Not everybody's dabbled with it. That may be a deciding factor on purchasing them.

I am going to assume you mean the new Battlefield Support Deck and not the new initiative deck.

As can be seen in the image Cubby posted:

(https://i.ibb.co/QrYfhx5/Battle-Tech-Battlefield-Support-Deck-Display-Cover-9-9a.png) (https://ibb.co/ChVz4Sr) (https://i.ibb.co/44hLcw1/244385205-396966405252240-5593228530672993099-n.jpg) (https://ibb.co/L9VyMDN)
[/quote]

The cards simply reproduce the rules from pages 75-79 of the BMM. there will multiple copies of cards in the deck, and they only contain the text of one particular type of BSP, i.e LIGHT STRIKE Offensive Aerospace Support. The card details the number needed for the BSP point cost (2), The Target Number for attack (5), The Damage Value (2 groups of points each), and damage type (N/A).

This is the same information that is on the Battlefield Support Table on page 78 of the BattleMech Manual

From what I've gathered from the video, there is one additional type of card for a variation of the rules. A BLANK airstrike card that a player can play to lure out any potential Air Cover Cards his opponent may have.

The added benefit this deck has is for players who are or will be using the new Initiative deck (like myself) as this allows them to readily have the cards on hand for when card like the attached below are dealt out. Again, no book flipping or anything. In fact I had already made myself some BSP support cards very similar to the one CGL is coming out with just so I would not need to be book flipping whenever the init cards came up.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShroudedSciuridae on 11 October 2021, 09:06:13
The ELH View From the Ground finally dropped on Google Play and it's ACSM protected which means I can't load it into my TTS program. That really inhibits my ability to read it.

Can this be changed? Is this a sign of things to come?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mbear on 11 October 2021, 10:23:56
You know, I'm seeing a lot of really cool stuff coming out of CGL and I just wanted to say to Ray and Cubby that it's awesome. Loving it all.

Please let everyone else at CGL know how great this stuff is. Even if I'm not likely to buy it immediately I think I'll probably get around to it soon.

Thanks for the awesome stuff.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 11 October 2021, 10:28:46
I'm with mbear.  The products of the last few months are of superior quality.  I may not buy the newest stuff right away, but once I'm settled in my new home in Florida, I definitely will.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 11 October 2021, 21:45:19
Thanks, folks. We really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Takiro on 12 October 2021, 06:30:00
Just curious this more gang, what's in the pipeline?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: klarg1 on 12 October 2021, 07:23:59
You know, I'm seeing a lot of really cool stuff coming out of CGL and I just wanted to say to Ray and Cubby that it's awesome. Loving it all.

Please let everyone else at CGL know how great this stuff is. Even if I'm not likely to buy it immediately I think I'll probably get around to it soon.

Thanks for the awesome stuff.

I agree, but I don’t think it’s a totally new phenomenon. Catalyst has done a lot of great things over the years. The Kickstarter bonanza is just the latest round.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mbear on 12 October 2021, 11:31:00
Just curious this more gang, what's in the pipeline?

https://bg.battletech.com/books/upcoming-releases/ (https://bg.battletech.com/books/upcoming-releases/) has some good info.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 12 October 2021, 11:44:55
Wow, this friday? Completely forgot. And the Iron Cheetah is the first (or whatever its name will end up actually being)? Cool.
And the Warhawk on Oct 29th... Good good good.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 12 October 2021, 11:48:20
I keep forgetting you’re offering PoD for Sucession Wars thru the DriveThru site. I need to hop on that this holiday season.

Edit: that link just needs to be superimposed at the top of every page for this thread IMO. So useful
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 12 October 2021, 11:55:47
https://bg.battletech.com/books/upcoming-releases/ (https://bg.battletech.com/books/upcoming-releases/) has some good info.


Neither Touring the Stars: Rocky nor Spotlight on: Hellion Keshik hit their dates. I'm having doubts that the Rec Guide will be release on Friday. It's already been pushed back once.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 12 October 2021, 12:12:49

Neither Touring the Stars: Rocky nor Spotlight on: Hellion Keshik hit their dates. I'm having doubts that the Rec Guide will be release on Friday. It's already been pushed back once.
Previously RecGuide runs were basically a priority, i think. So i'm doubtful they wouldn't hit their dates. If anything, i'm expecting others pushed around for them.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 12 October 2021, 12:54:09
Previously RecGuide runs were basically a priority, i think. So i'm doubtful they wouldn't hit their dates. If anything, i'm expecting others pushed around for them.

Sure hope so, RecGuides are my new fav, looking forward to Fridays again!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Takiro on 12 October 2021, 13:12:21
Thanks mbear, lots of interesting stuff!

Can't wait to see what Touring the Stars Rocky has to offer and the Brush Wars stuff
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rougarou Rhapsody on 12 October 2021, 13:15:31
Previously RecGuide runs were basically a priority, i think. So i'm doubtful they wouldn't hit their dates. If anything, I'm expecting others pushed around for them.

Unless they are prioritizing the remaining digital rewards for the KS that haven't been fulfilled yet.  I remember them stating (on one of the AMAs or maybe on WolfNet podcast, not sure) that all the KS stuff sort of messed up a lot of their original schedules.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: trboturtle on 12 October 2021, 13:16:44
Thanks mbear, lots of interesting stuff!

Can't wait to see what Touring the Stars Rocky has to offer and the Brush Wars stuff

If Rocky doesn't have a moon named Bullwinkle, we'll get Kit to riot....  ;D

Craig
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 12 October 2021, 13:27:32
The satellite should be named Adrian.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 12 October 2021, 13:31:10
Why not have 2 moons?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 12 October 2021, 13:33:58
Sure hope so, RecGuides are my new fav, looking forward to Fridays again!

This.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 12 October 2021, 14:04:00
Why not have 2 moons?

It's got 3:

Frank
Enn
Furter
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bosefius on 12 October 2021, 16:55:54
We are pleased to announce two new works of fiction are available now.

First, we have the next Eridani Light Horse short story, "View From the Ground" by Alan Brundage available digitally here:
 https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH7ViewFromtheGround (https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH7ViewFromtheGround)

Next, the next in our series of Dark Age Legends re-releases is "Target of Opportunity" by Blaine Lee Pardoe. It's available digitally and Print on Demand here:

https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsTargetofOpportunity (https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsTargetofOpportunity)

View from the Ground:

Quote
TRADITIONS RUN DEEP…
Other mercenary units fly flags at two flagpoles at their headquarters, one with their unit’s flag, and other bearing the flag of their current employer. However, the Third Regimental Combat Team—a.k.a. the Eridani Light Horse—leaves one flagpole bare, as a reminder of the death of the Star League, and the other pole flies the Light Horse’s unit and regimental flags at half-mast.
What triumphs and tragedies shaped the Eridani Light Horse and its traditions? What drove them to become a force to be reckoned with, an elite mercenary unit with one of the longest histories and the deepest traditions in the Inner Sphere? Witness the unit’s origins in the Star League and follow their evolution all the way through the Succession Wars and the Clan Invasion to their downfall in the Dark Age and their resurrection in the uncertain future of the ilClan era.
Part Seven: View from the Ground by Alan Brundage: Part Seven: The Star League has been re-formed, and the Eridani Light Horse, now a broken unit, resumes serving under the new First Lord’s banner. What does this mean for the Light Horse’s future and its centuries of tradition?

Target of Opportunity:

"A PRIZE WORTH THE RISK…
   
Despite years of effort, ComStar has been unable to repair the HPG interstellar communications grid. Now the Republic is taking a hands-on approach to fixing the problem. An active hyperpulse generator can turn its planet into a tempting target. So when ComStar appears close to reactivating the HPG on Wyatt, the Republic takes steps to counter any threats to the world—at a time when ComStar is determined to prove that it's once more a force to be reckoned with...
Knight-Errant Alexi Holt is assigned to defend Wyatt for the Republic. But her greatest challenge is to protect Tucker Harwell—a genius possessing unmatched HPG skills—from the invaders who will certainly try to capture him.
Both the Oriente Protectorate and Clan Spirit Cat have an interest in Wyatt. The first seeks to control the man who can fix an HPG, the other is a safe haven. Unsavory characters will also step forward. After all, though a reactivated HPG makes Wyatt a target, Tucker Harwell is the biggest prize of all…"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bosefius on 12 October 2021, 17:02:33
We are pleased to announce two new works of fiction are available now.

First, we have the next Eridani Light Horse short story, "View From the Ground" by Alan Brundage available digitally here:
 https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH7ViewFromtheGround (https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH7ViewFromtheGround)

View from the Ground:

Quote
TRADITIONS RUN DEEP…
Other mercenary units fly flags at two flagpoles at their headquarters, one with their unit’s flag, and other bearing the flag of their current employer. However, the Third Regimental Combat Team—a.k.a. the Eridani Light Horse—leaves one flagpole bare, as a reminder of the death of the Star League, and the other pole flies the Light Horse’s unit and regimental flags at half-mast.
What triumphs and tragedies shaped the Eridani Light Horse and its traditions? What drove them to become a force to be reckoned with, an elite mercenary unit with one of the longest histories and the deepest traditions in the Inner Sphere? Witness the unit’s origins in the Star League and follow their evolution all the way through the Succession Wars and the Clan Invasion to their downfall in the Dark Age and their resurrection in the uncertain future of the ilClan era.
Part Seven: View from the Ground by Alan Brundage: Part Seven: The Star League has been re-formed, and the Eridani Light Horse, now a broken unit, resumes serving under the new First Lord’s banner. What does this mean for the Light Horse’s future and its centuries of tradition?

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Next, the next in our series of Dark Age Legends re-releases is "Target of Opportunity" by Blaine Lee Pardoe. It's available digitally and Print on Demand here:

https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsTargetofOpportunity (https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsTargetofOpportunity)

Target of Opportunity:

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A PRIZE WORTH THE RISK…
   
Despite years of effort, ComStar has been unable to repair the HPG interstellar communications grid. Now the Republic is taking a hands-on approach to fixing the problem. An active hyperpulse generator can turn its planet into a tempting target. So when ComStar appears close to reactivating the HPG on Wyatt, the Republic takes steps to counter any threats to the world—at a time when ComStar is determined to prove that it's once more a force to be reckoned with...
Knight-Errant Alexi Holt is assigned to defend Wyatt for the Republic. But her greatest challenge is to protect Tucker Harwell—a genius possessing unmatched HPG skills—from the invaders who will certainly try to capture him.
Both the Oriente Protectorate and Clan Spirit Cat have an interest in Wyatt. The first seeks to control the man who can fix an HPG, the other is a safe haven. Unsavory characters will also step forward. After all, though a reactivated HPG makes Wyatt a target, Tucker Harwell is the biggest prize of all
…"


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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 12 October 2021, 17:51:06
Somehow, I should have expected this one too  ;D

It's got 3:

Frank
Enn
Furter
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 12 October 2021, 17:54:27
The ELH stories are looking better all the time.  I have not read many of them, but when the cycle is complete, I will no doubt check into them.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dak on 12 October 2021, 18:33:21
Is the novel Blood Will Tell not available in POD? I can only find it from secondary sellers or am I just blind.

Fiction Dev reports that Blood Will Tell POD ordering should be available again. Seems to have been some sort of glitch involved. Thanks for that heads up!

Dak
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Agathos on 12 October 2021, 19:22:02
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Tamar Rising
Release Date: Late Oct./Early Nov 2021

The time frame approaches. I'm still crossing my fingers for the former but trying to prepare myself for the latter.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 12 October 2021, 19:40:39
Same here.  I devoured IlClan, I can't wait to read Tamar Rising, as well as the rest of the slated series.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 12 October 2021, 19:40:54
the distributor for my area says 11/17. That's in Canada, fair chance the US gets it a week or two earlier.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShroudedSciuridae on 12 October 2021, 21:26:15
Really wish FLGS could bundle the PDF with print copies. I'd love to support mine more but I really need those PDF copies.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 13 October 2021, 15:09:14
I just got the Support cards.  Contrary to rumor, they are not simply the rules from the books written on cards.  Based on the kind of mission you are undertaking, you get a certain number of cards that you can use in the game at your discretion.  Each card has a kind of attack or defense, the to hit number, and the amount of damage done.  It makes using artillery, aerospace, and mines significantly easier.  I like it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 13 October 2021, 15:24:03
I just got the Support cards.  Contrary to rumor, they are not simply the rules from the books written on cards.  Based on the kind of mission you are undertaking, you get a certain number of cards that you can use in the game at your discretion.  Each card has a kind of attack or defense, the to hit number, and the amount of damage done.  It makes using artillery, aerospace, and mines significantly easier.  I like it.

Which is in the book ;)

See BMM, page 75 below:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 13 October 2021, 16:59:26
Neither Touring the Stars: Rocky nor Spotlight on: Hellion Keshik hit their dates. I'm having doubts that the Rec Guide will be release on Friday. It's already been pushed back once.

Rec Guide 19 is locked and loaded, it'll be out Friday. As stated elsewhere, IMO they're priority products and we strive to keep them on track.

Rocky is also ready to go but I'd like to alternate the other PDF products on off-weeks for the Rec Guide, as we've done occasionally in the past. Once I get with Ray to confirm everything, I'll be updating the coming releases page.

Thanks, all, for the kind words upthread, and your patience as we get things sorted. Please know that, as previously-announced products slide around the schedule, we're trying to keep them sliding only on the scale of a couple weeks.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 13 October 2021, 18:22:50
gonna be so interesting end for the year!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 13 October 2021, 21:48:49
Rec Guide 19 is locked and loaded, it'll be out Friday. As stated elsewhere, IMO they're priority products and we strive to keep them on track.

Well, at the risk of inflating everyone's head with more praise...  ;) the rec guides have been GREAT.  We play every other Saturday down here, generally 15K free-for-alls, and I've been working a LOT of these guys in to test them and they are just a BALL to put on the table.  So, kudos to not only the team for putting the actual products together and getting them in our greedy little hands, but whomever burned a wish on the monkey's paw for 100+ amazing variants, well done indeed. 

Seriously.  they're wicked fun.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rougarou Rhapsody on 13 October 2021, 22:22:02
Rec Guide 19 is locked and loaded, it'll be out Friday. As stated elsewhere, IMO they're priority products and we strive to keep them on track.

My wave 2 is supposed to show up Friday.  A bunch of new minis and a Rec Guide all on the same day?  Gonna be a good day
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SCC on 13 October 2021, 22:43:41
The ELH View From the Ground finally dropped on Google Play and it's ACSM protected which means I can't load it into my TTS program. That really inhibits my ability to read it.

Can this be changed? Is this a sign of things to come?
It's a plot by Amazon to force you to buy audio-books from Audible.com
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 15 October 2021, 07:08:44
RecGuide day?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 15 October 2021, 07:35:31
Yes
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 15 October 2021, 12:43:15
Yes

Hurrah, Hurrah, I'm rooting for the Ostroc as the centerfold!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Flaresnake on 15 October 2021, 13:04:09
Yes
When?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 15 October 2021, 13:05:30
When?

Soon(TM)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 15 October 2021, 13:28:47
Update posted to the AMA thread.
Recognition Guide 19 (and other neat announcements) will be a little late today, please be patient.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 15 October 2021, 13:31:23
This still falls under the rubric SOON
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 15 October 2021, 13:34:43
Update posted to the AMA thread.
Recognition Guide 19 (and other neat announcements) will be a little late today, please be patient.

You mean I need to continue working while at work?  Gah!  Life is so unfair....    ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 15 October 2021, 13:36:38
(and other neat announcements)

Heavy breathing intensifies...


Question : would it be possible/useful to pin the AMA thread to the first page of the General Discussion subforum ?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mrbooth on 15 October 2021, 13:39:31
(and other neat announcements)

Heavy breathing intensifies...


Question : would it be possible/useful to pin the AMA thread to the first page of the General Discussion subforum ?

Please I was looking for this update, and didn't see the thread
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 15 October 2021, 13:41:01
currently on page 5...

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/general-discussion/battletech-amas/

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 15 October 2021, 13:44:28
Weird, I would have thought my edit would have bumped it.
(Thanks Mr. Booth!)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 15 October 2021, 14:02:34
I'm pretty sure edits don't bump posts, need a new one to do that.
At least, i've never been on forum where that happened.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 15 October 2021, 15:11:21
Recognition Guide Vol. 19 Now Available; Multi-part Plastic Stormcrow TC and New AMA Coming Next Week

The fourth and final cycle of BattleMech Recognition Guide: ilClan kicks off today with Vol. 19, featuring the rare Iron Cheetah and a host of redesigned classics!

As a reminder, the Rec Guide series will run through Vol. 24, currently slated to come out on Friday, Dec. 24.

We’ve also got a sneak preview of an item coming out next week, so scroll down for more…

But before all that, we wanted to let you know about our next AMA session, happening Saturday, Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time (GMT -5). Join Tex from the Black Pants Legion, members of WolfNet Radio, Death From Above, Arbiter Studios, CamoSpecs Online, Renegade HPG, Battle Bound, and Ray Arrastia and ask them anything about creating and sharing content for the BattleTech community.

(Please note the slight time bump here to accommodate the participants. it’s gonna be a packed house, we’ll try to keep the chaos to a minimum!)


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Recognition Guide: ilClan, Vol. 19

PDF: $3.99

The march of technology across BattleTech’s eras is relentless—but some BattleMech designs never die. Each installment of this PDF-only series not only includes a brand new BattleMech or OmniMech, but also details Classic ’Mech designs from both the Inner Sphere and the Clans, now fully rebuilt with Dark Age technology (3085 and beyond).

Allowing beloved units redesigned for the BattleTech: Clan Invasion crowd funding campaign to be competitive on “modern” battlefields, this series also includes in-universe development notes, battle histories, notable pilots, and record sheets for each ’Mech. Released as a series of 24 PDF-only documents through the end of 2020 and early 2021, many ’Mechs featured in this series will be collected in print upon its completion.

Catalyst Web Store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-recognition-guide-ilclan-vol-19 (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-recognition-guide-ilclan-vol-19)

DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/374037/BattleTech-Recognition-Guide-ilClan-Vol-19 (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/374037/BattleTech-Recognition-Guide-ilClan-Vol-19)

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Debuting next Friday, Oct. 22 exclusively in the Catalyst Game Labs web store is the plastic, multi-part Stormcrow TC! This high-quality model allows you to build your ’Mech how you like, with many different possible poses.

We’ll have several hundred miniatures available in this first wave of release, with more Stormcrows and a restock of multi-part plastic Black Knight expected soon. We’re limiting orders to one Stormcrow per person, and they’ll go live in the web store at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (GMT -5) on Friday, Oct. 22

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First seen during the battle of Tukayyid, the -TC Stormcrow offered the Clans a configuration unique to this legendary battle.

This premium variant uses new modeling techniques being employed to update all BattleMech designs. It comes unassembled and unpainted – and includes optional parts (4 arms), allowing you to decide between the -TC and the -B variants of the Stormcrow!

Supply is very limited, so orders are currently restricted to one model per person.

NOTE: This premium item is the second (of two) created as a test run to gauge the level of interest in the market for premium figures. Due to the success of the first miniature we have asked the supplier to make every effort to stock this item in more quickly and in sufficient quantity. They are already working on how to increase their production. Thank you for your patience!

Price: 24.99


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Also available next week will be the Tukayyid Salvage Bags, a collection of bits from the plastic Stormcrow and Black Knight production lines. They’re perfect for modding your mini, or using as battlefield salvage or objective markers. Like the Stormcrow, they’ll be available at 2 p.m. Eastern on Friday, Oct. 22.

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Production lines are far from perfect, even in the 31st century. Which is how Battle Salvage, Inc., a junior division of Kai Allard Enterprises, acquired a contract with workshops producing both the Black Knight Clanbuster and Stormcrow-TC to sweep up the cast-off pieces and parts for the first battlefield salvage kit. (Unconfirmed reports claim there may be salvaged items from other Mechs, specifically the UrbanMech and Crusader.)

*This package contains miscasts, imperfect parts, and other remnants. Modify your existing TO&E, build something completely new from scratch, or just litter the landscape with a graveyard of previous battles. Each bag comes unassembled and unpainted – and includes a random assortment of approximately 10 pieces which may include torsos, arms, legs, hands and heads.

Note: This product will be listed on an as-available basis, and relies specifically on workshop parts that failed QC inspection.

Price: 9.99
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 15 October 2021, 15:28:20
Woo!

Nice to include GMT time for the AMA (and the timing's such i can't follow it this time but that's on me).

That salvage bits package is really interesting. Really cool to make that stuff available, though i'm guessing getting that in Europe won't be feasible anytime soon. I mean, even once/if you get Europe warehouse up and running, would there be enough "scrap" to distribute to both US and Europe?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 15 October 2021, 15:58:16
The Stormcrow looks excellent!  Now off to the catalyst store to buy my Rec Guide...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: shivanwurm on 15 October 2021, 16:35:41
big money week next week.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: heist08 on 15 October 2021, 17:04:18
"View From the Ground" still needs to make an appearance in Catalyst's store, but "Sword of Sedition" just popped up. That's a good one.  :thumbsup:

-heist08
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 15 October 2021, 17:16:21
Is the Black Knight going to be available too?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 15 October 2021, 17:20:06
Not next week, no.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Two Guns Blazing on 15 October 2021, 19:59:25
How far away is the Black Knight?

Is it possible to have your webstore present the Black Knight as a pre-order item when the Stormcrow goes up for sale so that all purchased items in the shopping cart do not get shipped until the pre-order item/s come into stock?

The reason is because I'd like to get one of each of the models as well as the bag of components, however being an overseas purchaser, I'd like to maximize my postage efficiency and if I can only buy a single Stormcrow (totally understandable restriction), I'd prefer not to place two seperate orders for a single miniature only weeks apart and "waste" money on postage.   
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bosefius on 15 October 2021, 23:43:37
A late Friday/early Saturday drop, the latest Battletech Legends Dark Ages novel, Sword of Sedition by Loren Coleman. It's available in digital and Print on Demand now.

https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsSwordofSedition (https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsSwordofSedition)

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POLITICS OF DESTRUCTION…

Newly elected Exarch Jonah Levin is still trying to come to terms with the responsibilities of his office. With his recent discovery of treachery in The Republic's Senate, he can trust very few people—and not even his own Paladins have been immune to murderous intrigue...
Tensions are heating up between Exarch Levin and the senators determined to fight what they call the "injustice being done to the Republic's government." Some are even agitating for Levin's censure—a move that could accomplish the same thing as the recent attempted coup that killed legendary Paladin Victor Steiner-Davion.
One of The Republic's last hopes is the summit of Inner Sphere leaders gathering on Terra. Ostensibly a tribute to the assassinated Steiner-Davion, it also has the potential to halt the escalating violence of the last few years. And although Victor would not have wanted his death to be the cause of more political maneuvering, Levin knows the great man would not begrudge the Republic this one final service to stave off all-out war—if only it isn't too late...

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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rainbow 6 on 16 October 2021, 03:36:57
Any news on when the UK/Europe store will launch?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: PyreLight on 16 October 2021, 09:04:24
Any news on when the UK/Europe store will launch?

I didn't even know there was a plan for this. Could you link me to the news?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 16 October 2021, 09:32:12
How far away is the Black Knight?
No idea, all I know is that production has been continuous.

Any news on when the UK/Europe store will launch?
Don’t have that information, I’m sorry.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 17 October 2021, 02:20:53
I didn't even know there was a plan for this. Could you link me to the news?

Morning PyreLight,

CGL working on AUS and UK/EU warehouses/stores was mentioned in the KS comments.

snip (courtesy of DarkISI's website) :

https://hpgstation.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/EU-UK-Hub.png


Regards,

Death From Above
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rainbow 6 on 17 October 2021, 03:48:10
Morning PyreLight,

CGL working on AUS and UK/EU warehouses/stores was mentioned in the KS comments.

snip (courtesy of DarkISI's website) :

https://hpgstation.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/EU-UK-Hub.png

Cheers for that Dfa, knew I'd read it but couldn't remember where I saw it too.
Regards,

Death From Above
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: PyreLight on 17 October 2021, 07:08:46
Morning PyreLight,

CGL working on AUS and UK/EU warehouses/stores was mentioned in the KS comments.

snip (courtesy of DarkISI's website) :

https://hpgstation.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/EU-UK-Hub.png


Regards,

Death From Above

Damn, that's incredibly sweet. Incredible news!

My wallet weeps though, now I'll be even more inclined to spend money on new merch and prints lol
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rainbow 6 on 17 October 2021, 07:52:29
Another thought that occurred to me earlier, has there been any news on when the record sheets for the Stinger C & C 2 will appear?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: YingJanshi on 18 October 2021, 16:40:27
Got my Battlefield Support decks in the mail today. Pretty cool. Think these will make a fun little addition to future games. (Just make sure to buy at least two decks.)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 18 October 2021, 18:00:03
One of the FLGS here got in 80 forcepacks Saturday
 They sold out.

To Adrian, Cubby, and everyone else who had a part in this I have one question....

What does this feel like?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 18 October 2021, 18:03:37
One of the FLGS here got in 80 forcepacks Saturday
 They sold out.

To Adrian, Cubby, and everyone else who had a part in this I have one question....

What does this feel like?

What town was this in?  Why isn't California so lucky? (having trouble finding any stores that will stock BattleTech in the Bay Area.)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 18 October 2021, 18:07:02
You know, stuff getting sold out isn't comforting. Because of how long it takes to restock (and current shipping issues and materials shortages and whatever else aren't helping any). I keep wondering when i'll get a chance to get just the Clan Fire Star... let alone a lot of other stuff i want. Limited budget also means i need to get stuff piece-meal.

And finally, it really, really doesn't help the only local store that carries BattleTech tends to add a lot to prices. 33 euro for the Clan Fire Star, vs 22 i could get it online (yes, 50% increase), ignoring shipping...

I'll admit it is pretty good time for BattleTech though. Issues like restocking aside.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 18 October 2021, 18:07:57
What town was this in?  Why isn't California so lucky? (having trouble finding any stores that will stock BattleTech in the Bay Area.)

https://m.facebook.com/gamesuniversityaz/

If you want to see what they got in
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 18 October 2021, 18:15:07
You know, stuff getting sold out isn't comforting. Because of how long it takes to restock (and current shipping issues and materials shortages and whatever else aren't helping any). I keep wondering when i'll get a chance to get just the Clan Fire Star... let alone a lot of other stuff i want. Limited budget also means i need to get stuff piece-meal.

And finally, it really, really doesn't help the only local store that carries BattleTech tends to add a lot to prices. 33 euro for the Clan Fire Star, vs 22 i could get it online (yes, 50% increase), ignoring shipping...

I'll admit it is pretty good time for BattleTech though. Issues like restocking aside.

Lord knows how long it will take to resolve pent up demand. Hell, TW 9.0 needed to be ordered just as 8.0 was hitting the shelves and that’s the rulebook 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 18 October 2021, 18:24:47
Lord knows how long it will take to resolve pent up demand. Hell, TW 9.0 needed to be ordered just as 8.0 was hitting the shelves and that’s the rulebook
I gave up on BT books long ago, figured it is far, far more practical (and cheaper) to stick with PDFs.

And as i typed this, i thought i might make an exception for new edition of Campaign Operations. So i check LGS site and even that's gone, last i visited there was few copies on shelves. And i live in a country with barely 6 million people, so one can bet BT players aren't common...
No TW either. Or other rulebooks. Indeed, it looks like the only thing left are the new desert maps. Not something i can afford right now, as much as i'd love to get them.

EDIT Priority: 1) Clan Fire Star, 2) Clan Heavy Battle Star. Those should fill my Clan roster.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 18 October 2021, 19:47:55
I'm the same way about my PDFs.  But some of these new full-color books would be great for getting DTF copies, though.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 18 October 2021, 23:31:49

And the Javelin is up on Anthony's Patreon..
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 19 October 2021, 06:40:45
One of the FLGS here got in 80 forcepacks Saturday
 They sold out.

To Adrian, Cubby, and everyone else who had a part in this I have one question....

What does this feel like?

Feels like we need to re-order stuff. (And we have, and we are. We're, ah, aware there's demand.)

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 19 October 2021, 07:35:06
Feels like we need to re-order stuff. (And we have, and we are. We're, ah, aware there's demand.)

Hopefully you are also taking a victory lap
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 19 October 2021, 08:06:11
No doubt!  BattleTech is back!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 19 October 2021, 10:53:53
Feels like we need to re-order stuff. (And we have, and we are. We're, ah, aware there's demand.)
So you've heard there Might be a Slight demand for the new stuff?   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 19 October 2021, 12:35:46
So you've heard there Might be a Slight demand for the new stuff?   :thumbsup:

‘No no everything’s fine here, we’re all fine down here. Just a slight malfunction. Uh how are you?’
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 19 October 2021, 12:58:18
Feels like we need to re-order stuff. (And we have, and we are. We're, ah, aware there's demand.)



And the demand doesn't seem to slow down. At all!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 19 October 2021, 13:11:18
My LGS got in 7 copies of GoAC about a week ago and it looks like they all sold out before the weekend (and before any of our regular players got to them)

I need to find these people!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: PyreLight on 19 October 2021, 14:01:02
Now if only over-stressed supply chains and increased shipping costs weren't so high these days, the demand for Battletech would be celebrated even more!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: The Eagle on 19 October 2021, 14:54:57
My LGS got in 7 copies of GoAC about a week ago and it looks like they all sold out before the weekend (and before any of our regular players got to them)

I need to find these people!

I picked up my second AGOAC box on Saturday at my LGS.  Owner told me he had *one* star pack that was on the shelf about five minutes, and of the dozen AGOACs he got he was down to five.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Elmoth on 19 October 2021, 15:12:36
So, for what you say I should be forgetting about getting my hands on the Victor/enforcer/corvus pack I did not order in the Kickstarter....
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dragon Cat on 19 October 2021, 16:18:14
My LGS got in 7 copies of GoAC about a week ago and it looks like they all sold out before the weekend (and before any of our regular players got to them)

I need to find these people!

It's not really a question for this thread but where have they all come from?  I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook recently in battletech "I'm new to game" or "I'm back" seems to have come from nowhere

Not that I'm complaining more fans of universe means it gets bigger
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 19 October 2021, 16:28:45
BattleTech was crazy big in the 90s, and a lot of people just faded away for various reasons in the years before FASA's closure.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: BirdofPrey on 19 October 2021, 20:08:41
Hopefully a fair bit of people grabbing up the boxes are a bit younger.
I'd hate for Battletech to retire with half its playerbase in a few years
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyrant on 19 October 2021, 20:34:03
It's not really a question for this thread but where have they all come from?  I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook recently in battletech "I'm new to game" or "I'm back" seems to have come from nowhere

Not that I'm complaining more fans of universe means it gets bigger
A few of the Facebook groups speculate that a number of them are WH40K converts who left that game for various reasons. I imagine there was also building demand before and during the KS as the AGoAC sets had to be reprinted a few times. And now with people finally starting to have everything they ordered during the KS, I imagine their friends want in on the action. There could also be some bandwagon effect due to the success of the KS and people seeing these things sell out instantly and they want to know what the craze is all about. And people who got interested through the video games. There's a number of things that could be coming together in a short time period to drive interest. As long as supply chains cooperate, it seems like Catalyst is trying to keep up with demand with physical products.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: klarg1 on 20 October 2021, 09:41:15
It's not really a question for this thread but where have they all come from?  I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook recently in battletech "I'm new to game" or "I'm back" seems to have come from nowhere

Not that I'm complaining more fans of universe means it gets bigger

There are a lot more non-BT playing board gamers and war gamers out there who might be drawn in by new product, especially when they see it right in front of them on the FLGS shelf.

My guess is that slick modern packaging, updated miniatures, and Kickstarter hype convinced a lot of them to dip their toes in the water to try it out.

As long as the CGL staff doesn’t burn out, it’s a good thing.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 20 October 2021, 09:46:33
Bear in mind, alot of people are still not out and about employed because of the long term effects of the pandemic.  Free time needs to be dealt with.  Also probably scalpers.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 20 October 2021, 10:02:16
Scalpers yes. A few sellers on eBay charge especially onerous premiums

The pandemic has actually caused big rises in prices in a lot of hobby stuff from battletech books to retro video games to trading cards. It’s lucrative to scalp and the only way it’s going to calm down is when supply and demand meet each other
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RabidFox on 20 October 2021, 10:59:47
BattleTech was crazy big in the 90s, and a lot of people just faded away for various reasons in the years before FASA's closure.

I stopped playing BattleTech around the early 2000's and just got involved with other things.  Plus with FASA closing it's doors and my non-interest in Clix system, I just put BattleTech in the closet.  On a whim, I just looked up BattleTech to see if it was still around and to my surprise, it was going pretty strong and the Kickstarter just started.  I went in full force and haven't looked back.  The Kickstarter was a great move by CGL, it certainly rekindled my interested in the Battletech franchise (not to mention having more disposable income than I had two decades ago ;D).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Guardian11 on 20 October 2021, 22:23:32
Also, the recent PC games Mechwarrior Online, HBS' Battletech, and Mechwarrior 5 have brought in more people, or at least gave them the brand awareness that when those people see Battletech at a B&N or the increased publicity the kickstarter provided got people willing to try it out. When it comes to video games Battletech probably hasn't been this well known since Mechwarrior 2, or at least the days of Mechwarrior 4 and MechAssault.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: I am Belch II on 21 October 2021, 05:39:01
BattleTech was crazy big in the 90s, and a lot of people just faded away for various reasons in the years before FASA's closure.

I kinda thought Battletech was done when Fasa closed its doors, it wasn't until I was invited for a game convention did I know it was "Classic Battletech"
On and off over the 20 years my "attention" has come back to Battletech. Its back now....I have got more miniatures and product in the last month then I have in years. It would be much more if my kickstarter came in faster.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: PyreLight on 21 October 2021, 15:49:30
Also, the recent PC games Mechwarrior Online, HBS' Battletech, and Mechwarrior 5 have brought in more people, or at least gave them the brand awareness that when those people see Battletech at a B&N or the increased publicity the kickstarter provided got people willing to try it out. When it comes to video games Battletech probably hasn't been this well known since Mechwarrior 2, or at least the days of Mechwarrior 4 and MechAssault.

I imagine once the inevitable Clans expansion will hit PC/Xbox/Playstation, we will see even more newcomers (thankfully). I'm glad that we're living in such a golden age.

Now if only my FLGS would stock Battletech, it would actually spread where I live here in Europe.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bedwyr on 21 October 2021, 21:29:22
I imagine once the inevitable Clans expansion will hit PC/Xbox/Playstation, we will see even more newcomers (thankfully). I'm glad that we're living in such a golden age.

Now if only my FLGS would stock Battletech, it would actually spread where I live here in Europe.

I'm not privy to Piranha's development plans re: Mechwarrior 5 and on, but I'm pretty sure Harebrained is done with Battletech for awhile. They were bought by Paradox and last I heard were developing a horror game of some kind.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 21 October 2021, 21:32:26
I would assume Pyre was thinking about MWO, not HBS BattleTech. (I mean, that's not on consoles, is it?)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geont on 21 October 2021, 23:48:43
I assume he meant MW5 as MWO is in Clan Invasion era for years and maybe beyond already- I didn't play MWO for years as I wasn't satisfied with how it changed and my PC stopped running it reasonably.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 21 October 2021, 23:49:30
Typo on my part, meant to write MW5.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: FenderSaxbey on 22 October 2021, 00:02:03
I assume he meant MW5 as MWO is in Clan Invasion era for years and maybe beyond already- I didn't play MWO for years as I wasn't satisfied with how it changed and my PC stopped running it reasonably.

MWO is at FCCW.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: PyreLight on 22 October 2021, 05:54:51
I'm not privy to Piranha's development plans re: Mechwarrior 5 and on, but I'm pretty sure Harebrained is done with Battletech for awhile. They were bought by Paradox and last I heard were developing a horror game of some kind.

I'm talking about PGI and their plans for Mechwarrior 5, which has been all but officially confirmed will receive some sort of Clans expansion or sequel before the license agreement with Microsoft runs out in 2025 and PGI moves onto their internal IP live service FPS multiplayer game that's still in preproduction.

Everyone and their mother who aren't super Battletech nerds are asking for Clans because of the stuff like the iconic Timberwolf. I imagine this eventual release will have an even bigger splash and grab the attention of media and newcomers due to the public mindshare of the Clans.

But yeah I really wish Paradox had allowed HBS to continue working on a Clans sequel/expansion, but them's the breaks.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 22 October 2021, 05:56:45
I don't have high hopes on further development of HBS BattleTech.  It's in the modder's hands now.  I don't think Paradox has ambition. I see them like EA.  Buy other people's stuff, and keep it till it's not profitable.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: PyreLight on 22 October 2021, 06:14:11
I don't have high hopes on further development of HBS BattleTech.  It's in the modder's hands now.  I don't think Paradox has ambition. I see them like EA.  Buy other people's stuff, and keep it till it's not profitable.

Yeah, there is no hope, Paradox didn't buy HBS just to have them work on Microsoft's IPs and pay a license fee to them. Paradox has their own internally owned IPs, such as World of Darkness, that they want to put HBS' talent and resources to good use. HBS itself is also currently working on a World of Darkness game, so there's that.

Maybe once Paradox shuts down HBS just like Microsoft shut down Fasa Studios in 2007, then Jordan and Mitch will sit in their wheelchairs and start up a new company and use the Battletech IP again  ;D

Until then, there's Mechcommander Mercenaries  (https://www.nexusmods.com/mechwarrior5mercenaries/mods/210)that works absolutely splendidly and integrates nicely with the MW5 campaign and mercenary contracts!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 22 October 2021, 09:25:16
So it's Friday. Are we going to be giving Catalyst our money this afternoon?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 22 October 2021, 09:26:52
Hopefully we will be buying some Stormcrow Ts today.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 22 October 2021, 09:28:28
Gyah, its not 2pm EST yet...!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 22 October 2021, 09:38:12
I'm hoping for a pdf release.  Hellion Keshik maybe?  Either way, I'll have to wait until we sail into Peoria to download anything.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 22 October 2021, 09:43:23
Hopefully we will be buying some Stormcrow Ts today.
Not RG day. Next week.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: TheoLehman on 22 October 2021, 10:11:32
Gyah, its not 2pm EST yet...!
So you're saying I just need to desync my PC's clock...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 22 October 2021, 12:39:37
22 minutes until the magic hour...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 22 October 2021, 12:56:56
Not RG day. Next week.


Rec Guides aren't what I'm talking about. The Stormcrow T mini should be dropping today
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 22 October 2021, 12:59:35
I bid 1.  1 minute.  That is all.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 22 October 2021, 13:15:50

Rec Guides aren't what I'm talking about. The Stormcrow T mini should be dropping today
Oh. That.
I had wiped that from my mind, as even if i were interested in it, it ain't available in Europe.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 22 October 2021, 13:16:54
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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 22 October 2021, 13:17:44
Our anticipation killed it!

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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 22 October 2021, 13:19:15
Bearing with you, Cubby.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 22 October 2021, 13:48:28
Stormcrow TC Plastic Miniature, Salvage Bags, Vinyl Stickers Now Available


AMA tomorrow! Tune in at 2:30 p.m. ET (GMT -5) for a discussion with BattleTech’s community content creators and Line Developer Ray Arrastia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icpttaUkg3U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icpttaUkg3U)

But we know what you’re really here for…

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Stormcrow TC Premium Plastic Miniature

Price: $24.99

First seen during the battle of Tukayyid, the -TC Stormcrow offered the Clans a configuration unique to this legendary battle.

This premium variant uses new modeling techniques being employed to update all BattleMech designs. It comes unassembled and unpainted – and includes optional parts (4 arms), allowing you to decide between the -TC and the -B variants of the Stormcrow!

Supply is very limited, so orders are currently restricted to one model per person.

NOTE: This premium item is the second (of two) created as a test run to gauge the level of interest in the market for premium figures. Due to the success of the first miniature we have asked the supplier to make every effort to stock this item in more quickly and in sufficient quantity. They are already working on how to increase their production. Thank you for your patience!

Catalyst Game Labs Web Store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/stormcrow-variant-miniature (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/stormcrow-variant-miniature)

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Battle of Tukayyid Salvage Bags

Assemble Your Forces!

Production lines are far from perfect, even in the 31st century. Which is how Battle Salvage, Inc., a junior division of Kai Allard Enterprises, acquired a contract with workshops producing both the Black Knight Clanbuster and Stormcrow-TC to sweep up the cast-off pieces and parts for the first battlefield salvage kit. (Unconfirmed reports claim there may be salvaged items from other Mechs, specifically the UrbanMech and Crusader.)

*This package contains miscasts, imperfect parts, and other remnants. Modify your existing TO&E, build something completely new from scratch, or just litter the landscape with a graveyard of previous battles. Each bag comes unassembled and unpainted – and includes a random assortment of approximately 10 pieces which may include torsos, arms, legs, hands and heads.

Note: This product will be listed on an as-available basis, and relies specifically on workshop parts that failed QC inspection.

Catalyst Game Labs store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-salvage-bits-premium-miniature-components (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-salvage-bits-premium-miniature-components)

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BattleTech Vinyl Stickers

Stick it to your forces! Or anywhere else you’d like!

Expanding our list of BattleTech swag, Catalyst Game Labs has produced a run of vinyl stickers great for decorating out your miniatures cases, laptops, phone covers, and other high-visibility spaces.

There are two separate products: the House Logo Sheet and the Clan Logo Sheet. Each House or Clan logo is approximately 1.5″ in diameter (or its longest axis). The House Logo Sheet also includes the classic Atlas BattleMech head. The Clan Logo Sheet includes a Clan daggerstar in place of a fifth Clan logo, a “BattleTech” word logo, and a bonus 2″ MadCat. (Clan logos, not being round, gave up room for an extra bonus item).

These are printed on thick, scratch-resistant vinyl, designed to withstand exposure to sun, rain and snow, and are also considered “dishwasher safe.” (CGL has not independently and fully tested all these claims! Stick them to your snowmobile and run it through a dishwasher at your own risk!)

1.5-inch stickers (choose Clan or House): https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-vinyl-sticker-sets-1point5inch (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-vinyl-sticker-sets-1point5inch)
3-inch stickers (choose Clan or House): https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-vinyl-sticker-sets-3inch (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-vinyl-sticker-sets-3inch)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kibutsu on 22 October 2021, 13:53:04
Got one! There will be no escape for the princess this time! Now where's the Black Knight?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 22 October 2021, 13:55:35
Back in stock soon, we hope. Some stuff to get worked out, but they'll be back--never meant to be a limited run and then gone forever.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kibutsu on 22 October 2021, 13:58:13
(Insert Homer Simpson voice here)
30 seconds? But I want it now! ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 22 October 2021, 14:03:08
ME TOO
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mrbooth on 22 October 2021, 14:07:35
Was Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik coming out today?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 22 October 2021, 14:09:05
I was wondering that as well. 

Sorry if I put that in the water by hoping for it too soon.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 22 October 2021, 14:10:41
Both that and Rocky, I'd like to put out next week, alongside RG Vol. 20. Kind of a lot for one week, but we wanted to give the Stormcrow mini some breathing room.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 22 October 2021, 14:15:56
No problem  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mrbooth on 22 October 2021, 14:18:08
Damn, I was hoping for Tamar Rising next week but that will do nicely too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 22 October 2021, 14:20:09
We need black and white IlClan Era symbol stickers!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nckestrel on 22 October 2021, 14:23:33
I am wondering how CGL knew I put my snowmobile in the dishwasher..
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sapphirus on 22 October 2021, 14:35:30
Yes!  Stickers to plaster my Laptop's back part!  Bought both sets (Clan and Inner Sphere)  But I only choose 1, 2 or 3 stickers to plaster it. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 22 October 2021, 14:36:27
We need black and white IlClan Era symbol stickers!
Shouldn't the symbol have red daggerstar?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 22 October 2021, 14:39:19
Shouldn't the symbol have red daggerstar?

I meant just the symbol that CGL uses for IlClan era products.  The one we all loved when Cubby originally put it out as a temporary cover design.

Cubby knows what I'm talking about for sure.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 22 October 2021, 14:39:56
Ah, that. Recall now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 22 October 2021, 14:41:06
I am wondering how CGL knew I put my snowmobile in the dishwasher..

Doesn't everybody? I thought it was common practice.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Spaceman on 22 October 2021, 16:53:43
Did the parts sell out? I am getting a page not found.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 22 October 2021, 18:07:47
Did the parts sell out? I am getting a page not found.
Not sold out, but the product got pulled for some technical reason. Soon as we have information and can get it back online we’ll let everyone know.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Spaceman on 22 October 2021, 18:33:05
Not sold out, but the product got pulled for some technical reason. Soon as we have information and can get it back online we’ll let everyone know.

Ok thanks!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 22 October 2021, 19:27:54
COOL STICKERS!!

Ordered!  Hooray for more swag!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 22 October 2021, 19:32:37
I am wondering how CGL knew I put my snowmobile in the dishwasher..

I carry my dishwasher on my snowmobile, so i've CLEARLY been going about this wrong!  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 22 October 2021, 19:34:37
and crap on the AMA!  :-\ :-\ I love those but I'm going to miss it because our weekly game is tomorrow!  :P

That said, I'm bringing a bunch of stuff out of the latest IlClan TRO, so, wish me luck y'all! :-)

(if anyone wants to do me a solid: my kids are BEGGING for more patches; we only got one with the KS which was CLEARLY a mistake, so if anyone would ask for me when they'll be available in the Battle-store, it'd be would be much appreciated!  I'll catch up with the answer on the recording after I get home!  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sapphirus on 22 October 2021, 23:00:42
Charger's up on Anthony's Patreon!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 22 October 2021, 23:44:43
Remember when iwm tried to fan-finance the viper/black python/white raven and had to cancel because reasons that were never really clear to me? Are we getting more plastic classics?

Probably not, but a guy can hope
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 23 October 2021, 02:00:15
With their current design process (concept sketch > 3D render > line art) CGL would have a good head start
if they decide to launch another Battletech Kickstarter.

When the Ostsol was published in RecGuide 14, I asked Speck if there was a possibility to have it fan funded
for IWM production. I received a negative answer, so maybe there are plans being drawn up for more plastics...

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: worktroll on 23 October 2021, 02:41:43
In the last AMA, someone asked about more plastic 'Mechs. To the best of my honest recollection, Adrian Gideon said that the KS was wildly successful, and you could connect the dots.

If the dots are the new art Scroggins et al keep pumping out ...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Two Guns Blazing on 23 October 2021, 04:30:43
I said ages ago somewhere in the miniatures section that CGL should do a plastic Mech Kickstarter, and some people poo-pooed me for it, and some said it wouldn't work...

...I've said it before and I'll say it again. CGL would be crazy not to run another Battletech Kickstarter...and another after that, and the sooner the better to ride the wave of hype from the first Kickstarter.

They should have all the artwork and 3D models and renders being done by the same crew.

They should have pro-painters paint up the 3D printed pre-production models to a very high standard.

They should make new TRO's with all the new artwork, in full colour, even if they are just digital versions.

...and then show all that off during the Kickstarter, this kind of stuff drives miniature collectors and most gamers nuts, and very quickly relieves them of any spare cash they have. They should also do the same thing they did with the first Kickstarter, and have a really long Pledge Manager period to capture and rake in a heap more cash.

For this KS, they should focus on;

1 - Some Mechs they didn't cover in the first KS,

2 - Alternate sculpts for some of the most popular Mechs from the first KS,

3 - Most popular armoured vehicles,

4 - Most popular aircraft,

5 - Gnome or Golem BA and a couple of different types of IS BA, and

6 - Terrain would be cool but not as popular because people use different hex sizes.

...and I said this before too, they should very seriously consider getting their own plastic mold injection machine so they can make their own stuff in-house...you don't have to worry about what China ends up doing then, and don't have to rely on hem. There was a Kickstarter a couple of years ago where a US company, as part of their Kickstarter, did exactly this and ended up making all their own hard plastic injection models in-house. There's a big market for plastic Mechs, Armoured Vehicles, Battle Armour, Aircraft and alternate Mech parts for conversions...and when they weren't making stuff for themselves, they could use the machine to take on other work, both gaming and non-gaming industry related to keep the profits rolling in.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 23 October 2021, 05:23:36

If the dots are the new art Scroggins et al keep pumping out ...
I don't if I'm weird but for most part I'd prefer factionally better arranged SKU than more minis. To be sure, there's some mechs I'd love to see but that's secondary.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DEZOAT on 23 October 2021, 05:29:56
 :o ;D 8) Well I just did my Urbie's Beer Run at the Cat store this morning. I got the Storm Crow , all set of stickers , 3 set of the lost dice , GD story and RecGuide the latest one. Now I have all sets of the lost dice. Now I wait for the bit bag of mech parts and the Black Knight. Later
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 23 October 2021, 05:33:38
IIRC*, Adrian Gideon mentioned that the B&N Wolf's Dragoons Assault Star was not to be taken as an indication
of further faction-specific ForcePacks, but I wouldn't mind if CGL were to take that route.

This would enable them to combine existing KS Mechs with new redesigns (example : Blackjack and JagerMech for Davions)..

Another point that needs to be taken into consideration is that all current ForcePacks are Alpha Strike-legal units, so that somewhat limits regrouping faction-specific Mechs.

*can't find the post, so caveat IIRC..
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Post by: Empyrus on 23 October 2021, 06:08:45
Another point that needs to be taken into consideration is that all current ForcePacks are Alpha Strike-legal units, so that somewhat limits regrouping faction-specific Mechs.
Yeah, sigh. Wish they'd drop that requirement.

Really annoyed due to budget limits. Designed and scrapped a dozen force building plans as it is. (Edit all theoretical, of course, not like stuff is available yet... And when they'll be is another question.)

Of course, having expanded availabilities in MUL and more contemporary (3150+) (WYSIWYG) variants would help considerably. Capellan or Lyran Enforcers and Hunchbacks for example...
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Post by: Jaim Magnus on 23 October 2021, 07:54:00
Not sold out, but the product got pulled for some technical reason. Soon as we have information and can get it back online we’ll let everyone know.

Did the broom break?
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Post by: bobthecoward on 23 October 2021, 09:21:29
IIRC*, Adrian Gideon mentioned that the B&N Wolf's Dragoons Assault Star was not to be taken as an indication
of further faction-specific ForcePacks, but I wouldn't mind if CGL were to take that route.

This would enable them to combine existing KS Mechs with new redesigns (example : Blackjack and JagerMech for Davions)..

Another point that needs to be taken into consideration is that all current ForcePacks are Alpha Strike-legal units, so that somewhat limits regrouping faction-specific Mechs.

*can't find the post, so caveat IIRC..

Alpha strike legal?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 23 October 2021, 09:26:35
Alpha strike legal?

The units in each box have roles that let you field them as the appropriate formation using the rules from Alpha Strike or Campaign Operations.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 23 October 2021, 09:30:49
Alpha strike legal?

Example : Striker/Cavalry Lance

Units must be Size 3 or smaller.
They must have a minimum Ground Movement Speed or a Minimum Jumping Speed.
At least 50% of the Units must have either the Skirmisher or Striker Role.
For meeting these requirements, 75% of the Unit gains the Speed Demon Special Pilot Ability.


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Post by: Sartris on 23 October 2021, 09:47:29
These are also in Campaign Operations so it’s not just an AS thing.
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Post by: Sartris on 23 October 2021, 10:00:10
Daughter of the Dragon and the audio release of Divided We Fall are now on Amazon
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 23 October 2021, 10:58:29
Example : Striker/Cavalry Lance

Units must be Size 3 or smaller.
They must have a minimum Ground Movement Speed or a Minimum Jumping Speed.
At least 50% of the Units must have either the Skirmisher or Striker Role.
For meeting these requirements, 75% of the Unit gains the Speed Demon Special Pilot Ability.


Those rules were optional, right?
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Post by: Greatclub on 23 October 2021, 11:58:18
yep, but they're available (if your opponent is good with them, anyway)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 24 October 2021, 04:20:22
Daughter of the Dragon is at B&N.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bosefius on 24 October 2021, 15:06:54
You've been asking, so here's the newest Audio Book on Audible, Divided We Fall, by Blaine Lee Pardoe.

https://adbl.co/3GfTRsJ (https://adbl.co/3GfTRsJ)

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Brothers in arms...

At long last, the Clans’ campaign for the Inner Sphere is about to come to a head. Alaric Wolf is preparing for his biggest moves yet...and is willing to enlist just about any force that can help him achieve his ultimate goal - the conquest of Terra.

To do this, he sends one of his own on a very special mission. Marotta Kerensky is a Wolf warrior unlike any other - the perfect candidate for a mission unlike any other: Convince the legendary Wolf’s Dragoons to rejoin the Clan they originally came from.

But when Marotta reaches the mercenary unit, he finds the unit quite different from the storied force of more than a century ago. The times have vastly changed since then, and the Dragoons have as well...or have they? Driven to accomplish his mission at any cost, Marotta allies with a Dragoons officer on a risky gambit that may help him deliver what his Khan wants...or tear Wolf’s Dragoons apart forever.

In addition, we are proud to announce our newest Dark Ages Legends novel is available, Daughter of the Dragon by Ilsa Bick, available in digital and Print on Demand.

https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsDaughteroftheDragon (https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsDaughteroftheDragon)

(https://i.ibb.co/WtFDmsG/Divided-We-Fall-Audio-Book-Cover-10-9a.png) (https://ibb.co/WtFDmsG)

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A ROGUE DRAGON RAMPAGES…

Between the Republic of the Sphere and the Draconis Combine stands the military unit known as the Dragon's Fury. Claiming worlds in the name of the Dragon without House Kurita's support and threatening the entire Inner Sphere, the Fury pursue their leader’s agenda with fanatical devotion...

Katana Tormark bears the burden of disgrace. A traitor’s actions against her father dishonored her family. Now, to regain the respect the Tormark clan deserves, she openly challenges the Coordinator's policy of nonaggression with the Republic, hoping to push House Kurita into a war—one the Coordinator apparently doesn't want.

Warlord Mitsura Sakamoto believes Katana is making House Kurita look weak, and he’s determined to turn the situation to his advantage. For he has his own designs on ruling the Combine, and he's not going to let the daughter of a disgraced samurai stand in his way...


(https://i.ibb.co/FgWp3jR/Battle-Tech-Legends-Daughter-Of-The-Dragon-Generic.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FgWp3jR)
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Post by: SCC on 24 October 2021, 16:11:10
*Reads blurb for Daughter of the Dragon*

Logic isn't Katana strong suit, is it?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Elmoth on 24 October 2021, 16:22:14
My thoughts exactly
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GuyIncognito on 24 October 2021, 16:23:52
Her parents named her Katana; I feel the deck was stacked against her from the start.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 24 October 2021, 16:37:35
At least she wasn't named Tanto or Wakizashi.

Her parents named her Katana; I feel the deck was stacked against her from the start.
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Post by: Dragon Cat on 24 October 2021, 16:40:14
One of the few DA novels I missed that and The Scorpion Jsr
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Post by: Sartris on 24 October 2021, 16:59:07
Over half done now 16/30
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: TheoLehman on 24 October 2021, 19:23:52
Her parents named her Katana; I feel the deck was stacked against her from the start.
I'm with you there, Katana's parents set her on a path.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Flaresnake on 25 October 2021, 00:18:53
Her parents named her Katana; I feel the deck was stacked against her from the start.

wasn't it a nickname for Katrina.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Karasu on 25 October 2021, 04:35:19
wasn't it a nickname for Katrina.

As far as meaningful names to Inner Sphere nobility go, I'm not sure that's an improvement...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 25 October 2021, 09:38:38
The fact we only know Katana as Katana means she is still the woman named sword regardless. Not out of place in the BTU, honestly surprised I haven't read up on a character named Claymore or Rapier as of yet.

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Post by: rebs on 25 October 2021, 10:06:41
The fact we only know Katana as Katana means she is still the woman named sword regardless. Not out of place in the BTU, honestly surprised I haven't read up on a character named Claymore or Rapier as of yet.

Claymore would make a sweet Bloodhouse!
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Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 25 October 2021, 10:15:21
Did we see the cover of 20?


We did. It’s the Warhawk.
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Post by: GuyIncognito on 25 October 2021, 10:56:33
Excelente. Still hoping for it to be a Scorpion Empire production line, although I know that's not a popular option with the restrictions on IS usage it presents.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 25 October 2021, 13:05:55
Excelente. Still hoping for it to be a Scorpion Empire production line, although I know that's not a popular option with the restrictions on IS usage it presents.
Feels a bit high tech for the Scorps.
I don't mind Scorps getting it, as long as there's Inner Sphere source as well (i don't play Scorps but i really like the Warhawk).
And maybe some Inner Sphere factions could get their hands on them as well...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 25 October 2021, 21:06:08
Just got my support deck, and, what a really cool, easy to use product.

I know not everyone likes them or thinks they're needed, but for me, this is pretty cool.  :) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 25 October 2021, 21:07:00
Feels a bit high tech for the Scorps.
I don't mind Scorps getting it, as long as there's Inner Sphere source as well (i don't play Scorps but i really like the Warhawk).
And maybe some Inner Sphere factions could get their hands on them as well...

I don’t think there is a clan Omni that’s been rehashed from the initial invasion that aren’t faction locked.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Carbon Elasmobranch on 25 October 2021, 21:12:15
Claymore would make a sweet Bloodhouse!

Except that there are a number of different ways to construct her name with kanji (https://jisho.org/search/katana%20%23name) - and it's a fairly commonplace name, too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 25 October 2021, 22:50:03
Except that there are a number of different ways to construct her name with kanji (https://jisho.org/search/katana%20%23name) - and it's a fairly commonplace name, too.

Learned something new, thanks
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 27 October 2021, 10:26:22
Warhawk on Friday!  Squeeee noises intensify!
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Post by: Geg on 27 October 2021, 12:52:14
Warhawk on Friday!  Squeeee noises intensify!

Also the last Friday of October.   Tamar will be rising soon!  (maybe...  I hope...)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyrant on 27 October 2021, 16:33:42
I said ages ago somewhere in the miniatures section that CGL should do a plastic Mech Kickstarter, and some people poo-pooed me for it, and some said it wouldn't work...

...I've said it before and I'll say it again. CGL would be crazy not to run another Battletech Kickstarter...and another after that, and the sooner the better to ride the wave of hype from the first Kickstarter.

They should have all the artwork and 3D models and renders being done by the same crew.

They should have pro-painters paint up the 3D printed pre-production models to a very high standard.

They should make new TRO's with all the new artwork, in full colour, even if they are just digital versions.

...and then show all that off during the Kickstarter, this kind of stuff drives miniature collectors and most gamers nuts, and very quickly relieves them of any spare cash they have. They should also do the same thing they did with the first Kickstarter, and have a really long Pledge Manager period to capture and rake in a heap more cash.
Agreed with most of this (are any of the current TROs in color?). I assume they are planning another KS after this one. I have defended the idea of Facebook. Not to go down that rabbit hole, but there are one or two concerns that I have seen that I do agree with. You address one, being ready at the start. The other is taking the time to do a thorough review of what worked and what didn't with the current KS and applying that to the next one. I assume they will, but I understand people being a little nervous about it. Taking those two points together, I am not sure the next one would have as much stuff (on every front) and probably won't be allowed to exponentially expand like this one seemed to.
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For this KS, they should focus on;

1 - Some Mechs they didn't cover in the first KS,

2 - Alternate sculpts for some of the most popular Mechs from the first KS,

3 - Most popular armoured vehicles,

4 - Most popular aircraft,

5 - Gnome or Golem BA and a couple of different types of IS BA, and

6 - Terrain would be cool but not as popular because people use different hex sizes.
I like most of that. I would expect them to move forward in the timeline and not just fill in the gaps from this one and use alternate sculpts.
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...and I said this before too, they should very seriously consider getting their own plastic mold injection machine so they can make their own stuff in-house...you don't have to worry about what China ends up doing then, and don't have to rely on hem. There was a Kickstarter a couple of years ago where a US company, as part of their Kickstarter, did exactly this and ended up making all their own hard plastic injection models in-house. There's a big market for plastic Mechs, Armoured Vehicles, Battle Armour, Aircraft and alternate Mech parts for conversions...and when they weren't making stuff for themselves, they could use the machine to take on other work, both gaming and non-gaming industry related to keep the profits rolling in.
This would be nice. I do wonder what the breaking point for more companies to start seriously looking into this will be.
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Post by: DarkSpade on 27 October 2021, 17:15:23
I'd like to see future kickstarters be smaller honestly.   Faster turn around that way.

Maybe a short list of stretch goals for the excitement and some merch add-ons that are possibly impractical to keep full time in the shop.  Things like shirts for less popular factions.   If they hit some big cash amount again, they could always use it to fund more stuff in between kickstarters.  Just don't do them so often that shops start questioning whether or not to bother carrying the line because everyone just does the kickstarters.
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Post by: rebs on 27 October 2021, 17:34:59
I'd dearly love it if Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik came out this Friday.

Not holding my breath, just hoping.
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Post by: GRUD on 27 October 2021, 20:44:37
Taking those two points together, I am not sure the next one would have as much stuff (on every front) and probably won't be allowed to exponentially expand like this one seemed to. I like most of that. I would expect them to move forward in the timeline and not just fill in the gaps from this one and use alternate sculpts. This would be nice. I do wonder what the breaking point for more companies to start seriously looking into this will be.
I think something that shot them in the foot was allowing the "Canon Character Buy In" AFTER the Campaign was over.  it should have ONLY been part of one of the higher levels of the Campaign itself, and NOT also as an Add-On later.   :-\  I wonder how many hundreds (or Thousands?) of hours they had to devote to that alone?   :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Orwell84 on 27 October 2021, 21:11:50
I'd dearly love it if Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik came out this Friday.

Not holding my breath, just hoping.

Likewise. If we're lucky we'll get Hellion Keshik this Saturday and Tamar Rising next week (that'll be an off-week for Rec Guides, right?)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyrant on 27 October 2021, 21:32:12
I'd like to see future kickstarters be smaller honestly.   Faster turn around that way.

Maybe a short list of stretch goals for the excitement and some merch add-ons that are possibly impractical to keep full time in the shop.  Things like shirts for less popular factions.   If they hit some big cash amount again, they could always use it to fund more stuff in between kickstarters.  Just don't do them so often that shops start questioning whether or not to bother carrying the line because everyone just does the kickstarters.
While I agree that something a little smaller is probably a better idea, I think (speculation on my part, to be clear) that the sheer number of available packs (lances/stars/lvlIIs) likely did drive some of the sales. The balancing act is trying to figure out how much and from there figuring out how much they can scale it back.

But that should be after the current batch has had time to sell at least one round (I would think a few would be better, if possible given current conditions) through retail to help solidify the current gains, sort out any issues, and build interest in the next round. To also address your last point, if they are willing (and there appears to be a market), they could offer rebuilt sets (reconfiguring which mechs are in the sets to align with different interests, like by factions, for instance) or sets like the Wolf's Dragoons set with a new mech or two exclusively at retail outside of the kickstarters. Not right after, that would alienate the KS folks. But after they have been out for a bit. That would help drive retail sales between kickstarters.
I think something that shot them in the foot was allowing the "Canon Character Buy In" AFTER the Campaign was over.  it should have ONLY been part of one of the higher levels of the Campaign itself, and NOT also as an Add-On later.   :-\  I wonder how many hundreds (or Thousands?) of hours they had to devote to that alone?   :o
I have to imagine "canon characters" is filed under "lessons learned" at this point. I wouldn't think they will offer those again.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShroudedSciuridae on 27 October 2021, 22:50:18
Founding of the Clans part 2, Visions of Rebirth just dropped.

Even though it's supposed to be free for KS backers I threw $6 at it because I really want to read it now.
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Post by: Sartris on 27 October 2021, 22:53:10
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1540/0075/products/BattleTech-Visions-of-Rebirth-Generic_480x.jpg?v=1635378703)

looks like the early clan period gets its own icon
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Post by: Nibs on 27 October 2021, 22:59:18
I love the art. Exterminators look great and the artist used it to its fullest.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: rebs on 27 October 2021, 23:19:28
Can't wait to get this one!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 27 October 2021, 23:20:48
Founding of the Clans part 2, Visions of Rebirth just dropped.

Even though it's supposed to be free for KS backers I threw $6 at it because I really want to read it now.
 

So much for backers getting it two weeks early.   

This pisses me off! >:(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Valkerie on 27 October 2021, 23:49:17
 

So much for backers getting it two weeks early.   

This pisses me off! >:(
Yeah, looks like that's out the window.  While I prefer DTF, it should have come out to the backers first.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 28 October 2021, 01:21:46
I'd like to see future kickstarters be smaller honestly.   Faster turn around that way.

Maybe a short list of stretch goals for the excitement and some merch add-ons that are possibly impractical to keep full time in the shop.  Things like shirts for less popular factions.   If they hit some big cash amount again, they could always use it to fund more stuff in between kickstarters.  Just don't do them so often that shops start questioning whether or not to bother carrying the line because everyone just does the kickstarters.

Regarding the turnaround, it isn't like CGL could've predicted the Global Shipping Issue that occurred.  Also didn't help that the Chinese manufacturers Flat Out LIED to them.  They told CGL, get "X" done by "Y" Deadline, and it could be Finished before Chinese New Year.  After working like mad, CGL BEAT the "Deadline" by a few weeks it sounds like, only to be told, "Hah Ha! Thanks for your money, but No, you still get it after Chinese New Year. Psyche!", or words to that effect.   xp


As for the game stores choosing to stock BT or not, I've seen posts all over where people said their local store said, "BattleTech? That's dead!", and refused to stock BT Products.  I've also seen numerous posts where people hadn't even heard of the KS, so they missed it entirely.  There's always going to be some of those people.   :thumbsup:  I've seen posts where people missed out on the KS, but their local store got product in, so they were able to get it that way.  It SEEMS like, stores that Choose not to carry BT Products do so for "Whatever" Reason/Excuse.   :-\

Where I live, there's a constant string of Game Stores opening and closing.  They last anywhere from 6 months to 3, Maybe 4 years, then they're gone.  They stock CCGs, D&D (Version Whatever), and sometimes comic books.  That it.   xp  It's been like that since at least 2000.  The CLOSEST store to me that Might stock BT Products is about 2 hours, ONE way.  I haven't been there since 2001, and they've since moved locations, so I don't know What they stock anymore.  Between them having some locally-made Repros for sale the last time I was there, and me not having a Group to game with, I haven't been back.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShroudedSciuridae on 28 October 2021, 06:00:59
 

So much for backers getting it two weeks early.   

This pisses me off! >:(

I'm not aware of anything that said we got this early. We were supposed to get the link free and while it would have been preferable to have that email come out as the product dropped on the website, whatever, it's $6. I look at it as buying Randall a round of his preferred drink for finally pushing this out in English.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 28 October 2021, 06:40:38
I'm not aware of anything that said we got this early.

Update 175.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Orwell84 on 28 October 2021, 07:02:56
Update 175.

Thanks for reminding me, I'd actually forgotten about that. A little perplexing the backers didn't get advance release but it could be down to factors we're unaware of.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cgl/battletech-clan-invasion/posts/3253965 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cgl/battletech-clan-invasion/posts/3253965)

According to Randall this title was to go out to kickstarter backers in August, and Book 3 at the end of the year. Based on today's release date, hopefully we'll see "Land of Dreams" early next year - and finally settle the question of whether Nikky K actually arranged for his brother's murder.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 28 October 2021, 07:30:02
Uh... that last interlude in Visions of Rebirth?

You sure that date is right... because its off by over twelve months from previous sources...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 28 October 2021, 07:47:16
Seeing how Visions isn't showing up on any of the online booksellers, I wonder if it's posting at the Catalyst store is a mistake?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShroudedSciuridae on 28 October 2021, 11:40:20
Seeing how Visions isn't showing up on any of the online booksellers, I wonder if it's posting at the Catalyst store is a mistake?

If it was they're rolling with it. https://books2read.com/u/47OjJR
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: YogSolthan on 28 October 2021, 14:22:28
It is also available in France (just a few minutes ago)

https://shop.vivlio.com/search?search=Battletech%20&sort=date&order=DESC (https://shop.vivlio.com/search?search=Battletech%20&sort=date&order=DESC)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VensersRevenge on 28 October 2021, 14:31:17
Kickstarter backers are supposed to get it for free correct?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 28 October 2021, 14:49:36
Kickstarter backers are supposed to get it for free correct?

Backers at Warrior Level and above, according to the campaign page.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VensersRevenge on 28 October 2021, 15:00:54
Have people received emails for it yet?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 28 October 2021, 15:31:24
I haven't.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 28 October 2021, 17:29:30
Regarding the turnaround, it isn't like CGL could've predicted the Global Shipping Issue that occurred.  Also didn't help that the Chinese manufacturers Flat Out LIED to them.  They told CGL, get "X" done by "Y" Deadline, and it could be Finished before Chinese New Year.  After working like mad, CGL BEAT the "Deadline" by a few weeks it sounds like, only to be told, "Hah Ha! Thanks for your money, but No, you still get it after Chinese New Year. Psyche!", or words to that effect.   xp

But the global shipping issues and lying manufacturers aren't why we had two waves.  The shear volume of product that had to be produced is why.   I'm not saying they were wrong to do it that way and I am glad they were upfront about it from day one.  It was good for a first run to come out with a bang.  I'd just like to see future kickstarters for the line to stick with one wave.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 28 October 2021, 22:49:21
But the global shipping issues and lying manufacturers aren't why we had two waves.  The shear volume of product that had to be produced is why.   I'm not saying they were wrong to do it that way and I am glad they were upfront about it from day one.  It was good for a first run to come out with a bang.  I'd just like to see future kickstarters for the line to stick with one wave.
Doh!  You are 100% Correct on that point.  i Absolutely did NOT take that into consideration!   ;D


I thought it was Hilarious how we'd blow through one Goalpost and they'd scramble to come up with new Stretch Goals.   ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 28 October 2021, 23:50:03
The number of people who bought in to become characters alone, man.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 29 October 2021, 01:13:12
And then there's those of us who wish we could have bought in on that, but yay living on fixed income.  If it's offered in a hypothetical next kickstarter, I'm saving up for it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Maingunnery on 29 October 2021, 01:19:34
The number of people who bought in to become characters alone, man.
For me it was less about the character and more about the best price per mini, which that level offered.
A true learning moment for TPTB.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 29 October 2021, 01:25:09
And then there's those of us who wish we could have bought in on that, but yay living on fixed income.  If it's offered in a hypothetical next kickstarter, I'm saving up for it.

This right here.  I'd love to be involved, but I only get so much per month.  Even the meager bit a writer gets paid per story is attractive to me, and a boost to my lifestyle.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 29 October 2021, 04:12:07
For me it was less about the character and more about the best price per mini, which that level offered.

Same, I wound up doing 2 Star Colonel pledges, and getting the refund on one of the canon characters.  I'm happy with where I ended up too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 29 October 2021, 12:00:49
I mean the chance to be SaKhan or some grunt or background NPC is still epic: you’re a party of history of a franchise you enjoy. Like seeing members of the 501st in actual Star Wars films as extras. Like holy cow! You may not end up as the idea you wanted but still… it’s a thing for sure.

Also…. So it’s Friday….. got any of that new Battletech?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 29 October 2021, 12:33:23
Also…. So it’s Friday….. got any of that new Battletech?

Soon™
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 29 October 2021, 12:52:13
I got some fresh German releases for you.
Decision at Thunder Rift is out as a German audiobook on Audible and the second Proliferation Cycle story is also out in German.

https://hpgstation.de/2021/10/29/entscheidung-am-thunder-rift-hoerbuch-auf-amazon/
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wolfspider on 29 October 2021, 14:07:12
Are we getting Rec Guide 20 today?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 29 October 2021, 14:12:46
Should be.

Hits F5 again...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 29 October 2021, 14:19:57
Should be.

Hits F5 again...

Haha, I did that too!  Maybe multiple releases today mean more work for Cubby!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 29 October 2021, 17:01:48
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/000/130/348/ed5e278e337da028d813b1ee20f5a7ec_original.jpg?ixlib=rb-4.0.2&w=680&fit=max&v=1345899494&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=d86fb3c0d117518c643ecb445ae546d6)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 29 October 2021, 17:06:07
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/000/130/348/ed5e278e337da028d813b1ee20f5a7ec_original.jpg?ixlib=rb-4.0.2&w=680&fit=max&v=1345899494&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=d86fb3c0d117518c643ecb445ae546d6)

Hah!  Maybe Rec Guide: Volume 20 was so amazing it broke the interwebs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 29 October 2021, 17:06:50
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/000/130/348/ed5e278e337da028d813b1ee20f5a7ec_original.jpg?ixlib=rb-4.0.2&w=680&fit=max&v=1345899494&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=d86fb3c0d117518c643ecb445ae546d6)


Warhawk, Warhawk, Warhawk...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 29 October 2021, 17:44:35
Recognition Guide Vol. 20 Now Available

(https://i.ibb.co/DQD4syC/Recog-Guide-Cover-20.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qpMBXfs)

Recognition Guide: ilClan, Vol. 20

PDF: $3.99

The march of technology across BattleTech’s eras is relentless—but some BattleMech designs never die. Each installment of this PDF-only series not only includes a brand new BattleMech or OmniMech, but also details Classic ’Mech designs from both the Inner Sphere and the Clans, now fully rebuilt with Dark Age technology (3085 and beyond).

Allowing beloved units redesigned for the BattleTech: Clan Invasion crowd funding campaign to be competitive on “modern” battlefields, this series also includes in-universe development notes, battle histories, notable pilots, and record sheets for each ’Mech. Released as a series of 24 PDF-only documents through the end of 2020 and early 2021, many ’Mechs featured in this series will be collected in print upon its completion.

Catalyst Web Store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-recognition-guide-ilclan-vol-20 (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-recognition-guide-ilclan-vol-20)

DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/375730/BattleTech-Recognition-Guide-ilClan-Vol-20 (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/375730/BattleTech-Recognition-Guide-ilClan-Vol-20)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 29 October 2021, 18:19:58
I thought it was Hilarious how we'd blow through one Goalpost and they'd scramble to come up with new Stretch Goals.   ;D

It made me really nervous.  I had seen the same thing happen with the Robotech kickstarter.   Ever since then I look forward to seeing a "Thanks for the support but we're stopping here," post whenever I do a kickstarter.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mrbooth on 29 October 2021, 18:39:41
Guessing that the other two book are not releasing today?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 29 October 2021, 18:48:51
Maybe Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik will be out next week.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 29 October 2021, 20:48:12
Visions of Rebirth now on Amazon kindle and PoD
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RabidFox on 29 October 2021, 20:50:44
Visions of Rebirth now on Amazon kindle and PoD

So, are kickstarter backers going to get the pdf/epub?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 29 October 2021, 20:51:51
So, are kickstarter backers going to get the pdf/epub?
We should be. Just no news whatsoever about that.

EDIT Wait, how and where we got the first part of the trilogy?
EDIT Ah, direct email link to download from CrowdOx. Wonder how long that link will live...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 29 October 2021, 20:53:26
Answering that would require I knew the answer

I’m only a poor corrupt official
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RabidFox on 29 October 2021, 20:57:27
EDIT Wait, how and where we got the first part of the trilogy?

I got a crowdox email from battletech-clan-invasion@support.crowdox.com that had the epub/pdf for the first book.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 29 October 2021, 20:59:19
I got a crowdox email from battletech-clan-invasion@support.crowdox.com that had the epub/pdf for the first book.
Yeah i just figured that out.
Went over my Catalyst and Drivethru libraries wondering about it  ::)
Then i realized maybe i should search my email...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mrbooth on 31 October 2021, 09:21:59
Any word on Touring the Stars: Rocky and Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 31 October 2021, 12:32:55
Any word on Touring the Stars: Rocky and Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik?

TTS Rocky is ready to go, Hellion Keshik is close.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VensersRevenge on 31 October 2021, 12:36:26
How about Visions of Rebirth for Kickstarter backers?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 01 November 2021, 08:27:20
How about Visions of Rebirth for Kickstarter backers?

I don't have any information on that, nor control over that process, sorry.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 01 November 2021, 09:55:21
Are we getting close on Tamar Rising?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 01 November 2021, 10:21:22
Are we getting close on Tamar Rising?

On my list for this week is trying to pin down an announce-able street date for that.

Last I checked, it was still on the water and our fulfillment center had not received it into stock yet. We may have a projected street date based on shipping transit times, etc., but I'm loathe to announce those. I'd rather wait until they have it on hand and we're just crossing I's and dotting T's. It may mean that we don't announce a street date until it's only a week away, but better that than to give you a date that could shift for any of a dozen reasons.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 01 November 2021, 10:26:28
On my list for this week is trying to pin down an announce-able street date for that.

Last I checked, it was still on the water and our fulfillment center had not received it into stock yet. We may have a projected street date based on shipping transit times, etc., but I'm loathe to announce those. I'd rather wait until they have it on hand and we're just crossing I's and dotting T's. It may mean that we don't announce a street date until it's only a week away, but better that than to give you a date that could shift for any of a dozen reasons.

Is it safe to say we won't be able to order this Friday?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 01 November 2021, 12:27:13
Is it safe to say we won't be able to order this Friday?

If as of right now it's still on a boat, I'd say that's a pretty good bet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 01 November 2021, 12:38:48
If as of right now it's still on a boat, I'd say that's a pretty good bet.

Is this where someone posts the "your shipment is here" meme with a bay full of tanker ships?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 01 November 2021, 14:38:09
On my list for this week is trying to pin down an announce-able street date for that.

Last I checked, it was still on the water and our fulfillment center had not received it into stock yet. We may have a projected street date based on shipping transit times, etc., but I'm loathe to announce those. I'd rather wait until they have it on hand and we're just crossing I's and dotting T's. It may mean that we don't announce a street date until it's only a week away, but better that than to give you a date that could shift for any of a dozen reasons.

Juuuust in case you are doing any sort of market research.   A real pre-order would be FANTASTIC, I would much rather purchase something when I am aware of it, and have spare cash handy.   I have no problem waiting months for physical product to show, especially if I get the PDF on street day....

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 01 November 2021, 14:52:52
I just want the PDF.  I'm sure the physical books are beautiful to hold, but I require the convenience of electronic products.  Maybe one day when I'm not living the transient life. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 01 November 2021, 14:56:42
I just want the PDF.  I'm sure the physical books are beautiful to hold, but I require the convenience of electronic products.  Maybe one day when I'm not living the transient life.

you're going to need a bigger boat
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 01 November 2021, 15:13:48
Juuuust in case you are doing any sort of market research.   A real pre-order would be FANTASTIC, I would much rather purchase something when I am aware of it, and have spare cash handy.   I have no problem waiting months for physical product to show, especially if I get the PDF on street day....

We're well aware of the desire for pre-orders, and for PDFs prior to physical product release. My understanding is that there are technological issues related to fulfillment that affect both, and I'm in a position to personally fix neither.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 01 November 2021, 15:17:51
you're going to need a bigger boat

Rimshot!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Flaresnake on 01 November 2021, 16:19:55
TTS Rocky is ready to go, Hellion Keshik is close.
So like next week? I have been hearing the for like a month or 2.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mrbooth on 01 November 2021, 16:27:16
So like next week? I have been hearing the for like a month or 2.

This book has been punted more than a Detroit Lions football lately.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 01 November 2021, 18:21:57
The smaller releases are there to feed us something when the Main Course is not ready to be served.

Sounds like maybe Rocky next week, and maybe Hellion Keshik the week after.

I could be all wrong, though.  I would like to be wrong on this, actually.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 01 November 2021, 19:21:38
If anyone is to be blamed for the delay in Hellion Keshik, it is I.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 01 November 2021, 20:55:05
If anyone is to be blamed for the delay in Hellion Keshik, it is I.

If you perfect a small masterpiece, all is easily forgiven.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Doc Swift on 01 November 2021, 21:03:58
I just want anyone seeking to vent their spleen for the delay to aim it in the right direction.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Hotham on 01 November 2021, 21:50:41
Has anybody noticed that BLP has released a short review of Tamar Rising on his WordPress? I'm hoping this means the sourcebook is close to release.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nckestrel on 01 November 2021, 21:53:05
Has anybody noticed that BLP has released a short review of Tamar Rising on his WordPress? I'm hoping this means the sourcebook is close to release.

His review also notes he picked up a copy at Gencon.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: KuzeFanAcct on 02 November 2021, 01:03:46
Tamar Rising is going to have the first round of IlClan-era record sheets, right?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Hotham on 02 November 2021, 02:00:15
His review also notes he picked up a copy at Gencon.

I know. It's a long shot, but I was hoping that if one of the inside guys were to give a review, they would do it a week or two in advance of the release. For all I know, Tamar Rising could be a December release.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Scotty on 02 November 2021, 02:32:35
Speculation based on that is pointless, Cubby has specifically stated on multiple times that the goal is to avoid the surprise release dates that previously plagued BattleTech.  As soon as he knows when it's coming out, you'll know.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 02 November 2021, 07:23:31
He's also stated that as of yesterday it's still on a boat.

Just a reminder of what the port of LA looks like:
(https://scitechdaily.com/images/Ports-of-LA-and-Long-Beach-Backup.jpg)

If we see it by Christmas I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: klarg1 on 02 November 2021, 07:40:41
If anyone is to be blamed for the delay in Hellion Keshik, it is I.

Jolly good!
Shall I prepare the tar and feathers?

…or perhaps just patiently wait another week or two.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wantec on 02 November 2021, 07:54:06
He's also stated that as of yesterday it's still on a boat.

Just a reminder of what the port of LA looks like:
(https://scitechdaily.com/images/Ports-of-LA-and-Long-Beach-Backup.jpg)

If we see it by Christmas I'll be happy.

In addition, I was seeing reports that even when ships were offloaded, there were huge stacks of containers waiting to be truck'd or train'd off to their next destination. Although some ships have diverted to places like Florida, Texas, Louisiana, etc to get off loaded & on containers on the way sooner.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 02 November 2021, 08:04:01
Shall I prepare the tar and feathers?

No take him out for some really bad Mexican food, then lock the bathroom door.   >:D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 02 November 2021, 09:35:17
CUBBY - Do we know if TAMAR is printed in CHINA or CANADA? Ilclan was Printed Canada, and if CGL used the same print house I cannot fathom why it would be on a boat  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 02 November 2021, 09:37:09
I believe Ray said earlier it was China.

EDIT:
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/general-discussion/arcturus-vs-everyone-the-tamar-rising-discussion-thread/msg1774151/#msg1774151
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: I am Belch II on 02 November 2021, 09:41:24
Im pretty sure that the Invasion Boxes for general sale are coming form China and on boats still??? Just wondering.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 02 November 2021, 09:41:33
Ah...wonder why sometimes CGL prints through Canada vs China...with Shipping etc the way it is now, Canada would seem the safer bet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 02 November 2021, 10:34:22
Ah...wonder why sometimes CGL prints through Canada vs China...with Shipping etc the way it is now, Canada would seem the safer bet.
I would guess it is a combination of order size, available capacity, cost of printing of the ordered amount, etc etc.
Could be that when Tamar was sent to printers, Canadian printers had too long queues or prices had jumped from ilClan.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 02 November 2021, 10:47:33
Most likely all of the above. Can't blame CGL for trying to keep cost low while inflation is in the headlines on a almost daily basis.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 02 November 2021, 11:11:00
Heretic's Faith is now available at Barnes & Noble and the Catalyst Store.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rncavenger on 02 November 2021, 11:52:36
 Minoru Kurita on the cover?)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 02 November 2021, 13:58:52
Minoru Kurita on the cover?)

That'd be my guess.

(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/lf?set=key%5Bresolve.pixelRatio%5D,value%5B1%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.width%5D,value%5B550%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.height%5D,value%5B10000%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.imageFit%5D,value%5Bcontainerwidth%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.allowImageUpscaling%5D,value%5B0%5D&product=path%5B/pimages/2940160734200_p0_v1%5D&call=url%5Bfile:common/decodeProduct.chain%5D)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: TheoLehman on 02 November 2021, 14:04:33
"Hm, that's quite a fancy new BattleMech the young'uns have come up with."
--The floating, spectral head of Minoru Kurita, probably.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 02 November 2021, 17:23:06
Wow, Kisho Nova Cat really let himself go.
(I'm kidding.)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 02 November 2021, 19:46:44
That'd be my guess.

(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/lf?set=key%5Bresolve.pixelRatio%5D,value%5B1%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.width%5D,value%5B550%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.height%5D,value%5B10000%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.imageFit%5D,value%5Bcontainerwidth%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.allowImageUpscaling%5D,value%5B0%5D&product=path%5B/pimages/2940160734200_p0_v1%5D&call=url%5Bfile:common/decodeProduct.chain%5D)


At first glance, I only saw the lens over his right eye, and thought "WHY is he wearing a monocle?", then I looked closer and saw the other one.   ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SCC on 02 November 2021, 23:03:38
Speculation based on that is pointless, Cubby has specifically stated on multiple times that the goal is to avoid the surprise release dates that previously plagued BattleTech.  As soon as he knows when it's coming out, you'll know.
Doesn't look like things are working out that way, simply that the release date is going to be surprise to everyone, including those at CGL  ;D

He's also stated that as of yesterday it's still on a boat.

Just a reminder of what the port of LA looks like:
(https://scitechdaily.com/images/Ports-of-LA-and-Long-Beach-Backup.jpg)

If we see it by Christmas I'll be happy.
You sure that's LA and not Melbourne?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Dragon Cat on 03 November 2021, 03:22:05
That'd be my guess.

(https://prodimage.images-bn.com/lf?set=key%5Bresolve.pixelRatio%5D,value%5B1%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.width%5D,value%5B550%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.height%5D,value%5B10000%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.imageFit%5D,value%5Bcontainerwidth%5D&set=key%5Bresolve.allowImageUpscaling%5D,value%5B0%5D&product=path%5B/pimages/2940160734200_p0_v1%5D&call=url%5Bfile:common/decodeProduct.chain%5D)

The Wendigo looks awesome a shot without the text would be awesome
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VhenRa on 03 November 2021, 06:50:08
Doesn't look like things are working out that way, simply that the release date is going to be surprise to everyone, including those at CGL  ;D
You sure that's LA and not Melbourne?

Not green enough for Melbourne.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Istal_Devalis on 03 November 2021, 10:21:31
*eyes art* So does that mean the Dark Age Nova Cat emblem and color scheme is now canon? :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 03 November 2021, 11:01:11
*eyes art* So does that mean the Dark Age Nova Cat emblem and color scheme is now canon? :D
I interpreted that symbol to be the one the Nova Cats within the Republic of the Sphere used. Not sure about in context of this novel though... which i've forgotten. I think i should re-read the Kurita/Nova Cat/Spirit Cat novels from MWDA lineup.

I do wonder about the color scheme. Some MWDA color schemes were canonized (eg Spirit Cats, Stormhammers, Swordsworn, the Republic scheme was used for the Republic Standing Guard) others were skipped because they contradicted existing information and/or were just generic representations of a faction.
The Nova Cats historically stuck with camos. Perhaps the Mystics used white with gold?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Pat Payne on 03 November 2021, 13:11:57
--The floating, spectral head of Minoru Kurita, probably.

That reminds me of the "Holy Floating Head" jokes that cropped up around the time of Animeigo's release of SDF Macross  ;D

(For those who may not get the joke, when the box set was just about to be released, Animeigo released a joke photo where Robert Woodhead and a couple of other staffers held up a copy of the set in mock supplication, with the superimposed disembodied head of Shoji Kawamori looking on in approval wreathed in heavenly glory.)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 03 November 2021, 13:52:16
I got to meet Kawamori once at Anime Expo.  He'd probably have approved of that photo.

Will a textless version of the art be made available?  It makes the Wendy look darn good.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 03 November 2021, 14:00:15
They really need to update the gallery with textless versions of every cover from the last few years.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Valkerie on 03 November 2021, 23:37:46
They really need to update the gallery with textless versions of every cover from the last few years.   :thumbsup:
I second this motion.

All in favor?  :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 04 November 2021, 00:41:29
I'd Submit a Vote to have them made into posters, but I've got SO MANY new BT posters to hang up as it is.   :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: worktroll on 04 November 2021, 00:43:14
I know digital picture frames are dead, but I can't help think that a digital poster frame could be a good thing, with high res imagery. I've run out of wall space in my mancave - need shelving for books & minis, and only have the Mad Dog engineering blueprint up because it's on the back of the door ...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bedwyr on 04 November 2021, 01:17:57
I know digital picture frames are dead, but I can't help think that a digital poster frame could be a good thing, with high res imagery. I've run out of wall space in my mancave - need shelving for books & minis, and only have the Mad Dog engineering blueprint up because it's on the back of the door ...

I have good news and bad news on that front. Good news: the frame you desire exists! Bad news: it's hhhhexpeeensive! Expect to pay $400+
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Karasu on 04 November 2021, 05:01:38
I have good news and bad news on that front. Good news: the frame you desire exists! Bad news: it's hhhhexpeeensive! Expect to pay $400+

I'm sure there's a decent-sized television that advertised having the option of doing an image screen-saver when off rather than just being black, so that it looks like a picture on your wall when you aren't watching tv.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 04 November 2021, 10:15:21
Just got an update on the shipping of the new CGL stuff!

(https://uberhumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/87020136.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rncavenger on 04 November 2021, 19:21:52
Will we see any of the new fiction in the near future? There are no announcements yet(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 05 November 2021, 08:32:33
It's Friday,  y'all! 

I wonder, is the pick bellow of all our copies of Tamar Rising still at sea?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 05 November 2021, 09:52:35
In the very bottom container, on the ship 43rd in line to unload.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 05 November 2021, 11:35:25
In case you are interested: "Visions of Rebirth" interview with Randall.
https://hpgstation.de/2021/11/04/visions-of-rebirth-interview/
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 05 November 2021, 12:24:35
I just want to read it already...  :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 05 November 2021, 16:19:58
Shrapnel #7 has to be lurking out there
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 05 November 2021, 16:42:22
Is it too late in the day to hope for a release?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 05 November 2021, 16:51:30
Shrapnel #7 has to be lurking out there

Still more than a month away.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 05 November 2021, 17:07:03
that's nearly two-thirds of the way there. definitely within lurking range
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 05 November 2021, 17:29:10
Is it too late in the day to hope for a release?
Working on a large batch.
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Post by: Sartris on 05 November 2021, 18:06:33
👀👀👀
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 05 November 2021, 19:08:23
👀👀👀

I know, right?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ShadowSwordmaster on 05 November 2021, 20:21:00
This must be a big batch.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 05 November 2021, 20:33:27
First Kickstarter Wave 2 Items Now Available in Catalyst Web Store

The DropShips have landed, and the first items from Wave 2 of the massively successful BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter are live in the Catalyst web store.

This deluge of new BattleTech product includes the first three Wave 2 ForcePacks, with more ForcePacks becoming available in the store through the end of the year and beyond. Also available for the first time outside the Kickstarter is BattleTech Legends with standard and Limited Edition covers, and much more!

These items are available in our store thanks to the successful completion of Wave 2 shipping! Only a handful of backers are still awaiting fulfillment, and we’re working diligently to get their orders out to them. If you are a Kickstarter backer and believe there is an issue with your order, please contact store@catalystgamelabs.com.

(Please forgive the added click, but for the sake of my not having to bbcode all 19 product links, check out the full list and links on the website post:)

https://bg.battletech.com/news/first-kickstarter-wave-2-items-now-available-in-catalyst-web-store/ (https://bg.battletech.com/news/first-kickstarter-wave-2-items-now-available-in-catalyst-web-store/)

(https://i.ibb.co/gZC5Zf1/s-l1600.jpg) (https://ibb.co/s9r09NS)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 05 November 2021, 20:43:36
Those Force packs sold out quick....
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 05 November 2021, 20:47:37
Those Force packs sold out quick....

Still in stock now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 05 November 2021, 20:48:36
I'm supposed to be saving money, but darnit I want a crusader.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 05 November 2021, 20:53:34
Still in stock now.

Just the three clan stars I was eyeing are out of stock....

Daddy needs a second WarHawk!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 05 November 2021, 20:53:45
Hoping to see Tamar Rising drop
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Hotham on 05 November 2021, 21:08:34
So much stuff and a week before pay day. I definitely want to get my hands on the limited edition of Legends. At least I can finally get a Raven.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Nibs on 05 November 2021, 22:34:08
Those Force packs sold out quick....

The item listings mention that re-stocks will occur on 15 November and 1 December.

(And continually, I would assume, if the demand is there!)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 05 November 2021, 22:37:57
Shrapnel #7 has to be lurking out there

I can't wait for that.  Seriously...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GuyIncognito on 05 November 2021, 23:35:03
Damn, I was sleeping off a migraine.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SCC on 06 November 2021, 00:27:09
(Please forgive the added click, but for the sake of my not having to bbcode all 19 product links, check out the full list and links on the website post:)
Unless you want to have the URL replaced by other text just dropping the URL into the post on it's own line would have worked.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 06 November 2021, 01:49:58
I know digital picture frames are dead, but I can't help think that a digital poster frame could be a good thing, with high res imagery. I've run out of wall space in my mancave - need shelving for books & minis, and only have the Mad Dog engineering blueprint up because it's on the back of the door ...

Essentially, a "Picture Frame" on the wall, but showing digital images?   ???  Maybe set up to rotate the pics every 30 minutes or so?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 06 November 2021, 02:46:35
Now, if the new ForcePacks were available locally...  ::)
LGS site still has note on the Clan Fire Star that release expected on Oct 6.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: KuzeFanAcct on 06 November 2021, 04:29:04
So still no idea on when we get IlClan-era record sheets?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 06 November 2021, 04:32:26
So still no idea on when we get IlClan-era record sheets?
What?
IlClan era spans about half a year currently (mid 3151, since Tamar Rising is not truly released yet), not really time for ilClan variants.
Stuff in use spans from Star League era to Dark Age stuff, with Recognition Guide series covering the latest (and not so latest) stuff.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 06 November 2021, 04:53:05
Does CGL still have production files for stuff like shattered fortress, the field manuals and era reports? Because based on e-bay prices and lack of any copies on amazon, there is a market for at least a small reprint run of some books. I know I'd pick up or POD shattered fortress and field manuals 3145 & 3085.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DEZOAT on 06 November 2021, 05:46:05
 ;D :o 8) Well I just did Urbie's Beer Run at the Cat Lab store this morning.  :drool: I got both books of Legend which I miss in ordering in wave 2. Well I pick up some force paks. All that left as of right now , until reorder is Clan heavy star and Legend pak. Yes they are selling well I think. Later
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Hussar2 on 06 November 2021, 07:56:04
is there a plan for a PDF version of battletech legends?
I for one prefer nonphysical books.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 06 November 2021, 08:01:50
is there a plan for a PDF version of battletech legends?
I for one prefer nonphysical books.
Since Kickstarter backers got that in PDF form, i presume it will come in that form eventually. Would be weird not to.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 06 November 2021, 08:10:04
Since Kickstarter backers got that in PDF form, i presume it will come in that form eventually. Would be weird not to.
Considering how often I find digital material posted online else where after release, I can't blame CGL for wanting to get the most out of the DTF first.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 06 November 2021, 08:32:16
Considering how often I find digital material posted online else where after release, I can't blame CGL for wanting to get the most out of the DTF first.

Exactly.  Even without file sharing, releasing the PDF first would be detrimental to sales for their DTF copies.  Don't blame them one bit for how they do things.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: heist08 on 06 November 2021, 08:43:00
Does CGL still have production files for stuff like shattered fortress, the field manuals and era reports? Because based on e-bay prices and lack of any copies on amazon, there is a market for at least a small reprint run of some books. I know I'd pick up or POD shattered fortress and field manuals 3145 & 3085.

I would also love to get physical copies of some of their older books, like Jihad Conspiracies and Interstellar Expeditions.

Heist08
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 06 November 2021, 09:28:15
Does CGL still have production files for stuff like shattered fortress, the field manuals and era reports? Because based on e-bay prices and lack of any copies on amazon, there is a market for at least a small reprint run of some books. I know I'd pick up or POD shattered fortress and field manuals 3145 & 3085.

I see it's time for my semi-annual refrain of "what's the deal with POD?"

I think you're conflating two concepts: print-on-demand through DriveThruRPG, and reprint runs. We've done a few volumes in POD through DTRPG, including Wars of Reaving (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/93647/BattleTech-The-Wars-of-Reaving), and I'm always agitating for more. True reprint runs of sourcebooks, as in, "here are the files Mr. Printer, please print X more so we can put them into regular retail distribution" are vanishingly unlikely for many reasons.

I'm a big supporter of POD, because, to me, it's an obvious method of monetizing (some of, but not all of) the back catalog for those who prefer DTF. Moreover, it allows us to keep available books that are important for customers returning to BT or just getting in, but which we aren't likely to re-create in some new format. For example, Wars of Reaving got done because a) we'd just done a major Clan Invasion era Kickstarter which brought a lot of people back into the game,  but b) the "current" era was now 100 years in the future from that point, requiring c) a way for Clan-fans to catch up on what happened in the years in between.

Imagine you played in the 90s, loved the Clans, fell out of the game, got reeled back in by the KS, wanted to get up to date on the newest era--but Wars of Reaving was unavailable, or $100 on the secondary market. That's a huge feel-bad, and a big barrier for buy-in to the ilClan era. I wouldn't blame that hypothetical customer for saying, "well, guess I've got what I'm going to get, I'll just stay here in the Clan Invasion era where I've got everything I need to play."

The hold-up with POD is that there is set-up work required--I've said before, we can't just e-mail a PDF file to DTRPG. While the benefits of POD are clear, unfortunately that set-up work is hard to prioritize because we're short of people who can do it, and we need them making the new stuff, not mining the old. However, we've recently started having conversations about getting POD moving again. ER3145 and Shattered Fortress are at the top of my list, along with FM3145 if we can grok what to do about the color plates in there. (FM3085 would have the same issue with the plates, but is personally a bit less of a priority than the key books needed to bridge into ilClan era.)

I would also love to get physical copies of some of their older books, like Jihad Conspiracies and Interstellar Expeditions.

The further back you go, the more difficult POD becomes. Those two books at least are CGL era, so I'd be more optimistic that we have what we'd need to someday POD them. FanPro and FASA-era stuff gets dicey fast. When POD comes up, among the top 10 books everyone asks for are the FASA House sourcebooks, but we'd be rebuilding them essentially from scratch, down to the level of probably re-typing them or heavily, heavily proofing an OCR scan.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Joewrightgm on 06 November 2021, 09:28:43
Clan heavy star instantly out of stock. 

Why are we still here? Just to suffer?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 06 November 2021, 09:28:49
is there a plan for a PDF version of battletech legends?
I for one prefer nonphysical books.

Aw hell.

We'll work on this today. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 06 November 2021, 09:29:10
Why are we still here? Just to suffer?

More coming soon.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 06 November 2021, 09:35:07
Clan heavy star instantly out of stock. 

Why are we still here? Just to suffer?

It says at the bottom of the page that restocks are expected Nov 15 and Dec 1
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Joewrightgm on 06 November 2021, 09:39:58
It says at the bottom of the page that restocks are expected Nov 15 and Dec 1

Oh good!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Maingunnery on 06 November 2021, 10:05:32
Oh good!
But make sure not to be an hour late at each restock.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 06 November 2021, 10:08:13
Lost in the shuffle was that the newest GDL ELH fiction dropped as well

brain dumb words hard
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 06 November 2021, 10:30:46
Lost in the shuffle was that the newest GDL fiction dropped as well

Where is it? I can't find it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 06 November 2021, 10:32:41
https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/collections/battletech/products/battletech-no-dust-no-wear

It’s the first item under the battletech section of the store
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 06 November 2021, 10:46:13
https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/collections/battletech/products/battletech-no-dust-no-wear

It’s the first item under the battletech section of the store

Shoot, you meant ELH and not GDL.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 06 November 2021, 10:50:48
Sigh. Damn typos. Apologies for getting people’s hopes up only to crush them into dust
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Post by: DarkISI on 06 November 2021, 11:44:28
Sigh. Damn typos. Apologies for getting people’s hopes up only to crush them into dust

No Dust, No Wear is still a really good book. And Jason liked my story (Failings in Teaching) so much, he linked the two. It's only a minor link, but it is there and I love it.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 06 November 2021, 12:34:24
Waiting for the PoD on the ELH stuff
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 06 November 2021, 12:44:34
Waiting for the PoD on the ELH stuff

That's some time next year, then. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 06 November 2021, 13:06:37
Yeah I figured the last piece wasn’t dropping until around Christmas
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 06 November 2021, 14:11:50
Waiting for the PoD on the ELH stuff

Same: I really want to read them all now…. But I can’t justify spending for all the EPIB’s when I KNOW a DTF is coming soon.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 06 November 2021, 16:15:05
No Dust, No Wear is still a really good book. And Jason liked my story (Failings in Teaching) so much, he linked the two. It's only a minor link, but it is there and I love it.  :smitten:

Thanks man.  You wrote a helluva character, the least I could was make sure she survived.  :) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kles on 06 November 2021, 16:46:01
My only complaint about No Dust, No Wear is that it ended. I really enjoyed seeing that part of history that we only have gotten just mentions of in sourcebooks. I would love to see more of the aftermath and maybe eventually their sort of exodus from Clan space.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Pat Payne on 06 November 2021, 17:10:47
When POD comes up, among the top 10 books everyone asks for are the FASA House sourcebooks, but we'd be rebuilding them essentially from scratch, down to the level of probably re-typing them or heavily, heavily proofing an OCR scan.

And I'm assuming that's even before the financial third rail of having to commission a bunch of new artwork to replace the Unseen 'mechs in 'em rears its ugly head...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 06 November 2021, 17:22:39
And I'm assuming that's even before the financial third rail of having to commission a bunch of new artwork to replace the Unseen 'mechs in 'em rears its ugly head...

That's the crux of it. The text rebuild and re-layout are possible, just an inadvisable use of a major amount of time. The artwork problem may not be solvable for a price that makes the book worth doing at all--it'd be something management would have to run numbers on. But to be clear, it's on no one's radar right now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 06 November 2021, 17:41:59
Fixed costs on smaller runs making them unfeasible, even if the files are were good to go? Because I wouldn't expect even shattered fortress to be its original price.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 06 November 2021, 19:29:41
Aw hell.

We'll work on this today. Stay tuned.

Godspeed you!  I will try to download the first copy of it if possible.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 06 November 2021, 21:12:26
My only complaint about No Dust, No Wear is that it ended. I really enjoyed seeing that part of history that we only have gotten just mentions of in sourcebooks. I would love to see more of the aftermath and maybe eventually their sort of exodus from Clan space.

Thank you, my friend. :-)  My 1st draft was 18K, but I had to take it down to 10K for the anthology- I loved this setting so much, I didn't want it to end, either!  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Hussar2 on 07 November 2021, 01:29:54
Godspeed you!  I will try to download the first copy of it if possible.

I'll take the second.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 07 November 2021, 03:46:11
Thank you, my friend. :-)  My 1st draft was 18K, but I had to take it down to 10K for the anthology- I loved this setting so much, I didn't want it to end, either!  :)

And the 18k version was awesome, too.
Still, you did a great job on cutting it down without losing the story itself.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 07 November 2021, 06:23:00
I promised a new cover analysis for Visions of Rebirth in the recent interview with Randall. Here it is now.
The article is in German, but you can use the Google Translate link, if you don't speak it.
https://hpgstation-de.translate.goog/2021/11/07/coververgleich-visions-of-rebirth/?_x_tr_sl=de&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=de&_x_tr_pto=nui
https://hpgstation.de/2021/11/07/coververgleich-visions-of-rebirth/
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RabidFox on 07 November 2021, 12:30:01
So, I see that the Strana Mechty battle mats have already sold out.  Are these going to be restocked come 11/15 and 12/1?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: VensersRevenge on 07 November 2021, 15:13:39
Any news on Visions of Rebirth for Kickstarter backers?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: PyreLight on 08 November 2021, 08:30:53
First Kickstarter Wave 2 Items Now Available in Catalyst Web Store

The DropShips have landed, and the first items from Wave 2 of the massively successful BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter are live in the Catalyst web store.

This deluge of new BattleTech product includes the first three Wave 2 ForcePacks, with more ForcePacks becoming available in the store through the end of the year and beyond. Also available for the first time outside the Kickstarter is BattleTech Legends with standard and Limited Edition covers, and much more!

These items are available in our store thanks to the successful completion of Wave 2 shipping! Only a handful of backers are still awaiting fulfillment, and we’re working diligently to get their orders out to them. If you are a Kickstarter backer and believe there is an issue with your order, please contact store@catalystgamelabs.com.

(Please forgive the added click, but for the sake of my not having to bbcode all 19 product links, check out the full list and links on the website post:)

https://bg.battletech.com/news/first-kickstarter-wave-2-items-now-available-in-catalyst-web-store/ (https://bg.battletech.com/news/first-kickstarter-wave-2-items-now-available-in-catalyst-web-store/)

(https://i.ibb.co/gZC5Zf1/s-l1600.jpg) (https://ibb.co/s9r09NS)

I appreciate all the hard work in making everything work here in this final stretch, but EU backers still haven't gotten their Kickstarter Exclusive boxes and now you're selling them on your American store. It's totally cool that CGL is selling its stock over in the US, but it would mean a lot if you communicated to EU backers what the status are with the items they're still missing and the status on the EU store (which many aren't aware of its existence because the announcement is hidden away in a Kickstarter comment). I'm not trying to be difficult or be critical, just suggesting that it would mean a lot if there was some more info for EU backers who are still missing Kickstarter exclusive items :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bosefius on 08 November 2021, 14:29:26
We're proud to announce that the newest Eridani Light Horse story, Part 8, No Dust, No Wear is available right now!

https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH8NoDustNoWear (https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH8NoDustNoWear)

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TRADITIONS RUN DEEP…
Other mercenary units fly flags at two flagpoles at their headquarters, one with their unit’s flag, and other bearing the flag of their current employer. However, the Third Regimental Combat Team—a.k.a. the Eridani Light Horse—leaves one flagpole bare, as a reminder of the death of the Star League, and the other pole flies the Light Horse’s unit and regimental flags at half-mast.
What triumphs and tragedies shaped the Eridani Light Horse and its traditions? What drove them to become a force to be reckoned with, an elite mercenary unit with one of the longest histories and the deepest traditions in the Inner Sphere? Witness the unit’s origins in the Star League and follow their evolution all the way through the Succession Wars and the Clan Invasion to their downfall in the Dark Age and their resurrection in the uncertain future of the ilClan era.
Part Eight: No Dust, No Wear by Jason Hansa: The Eridani Light Horse regiment, serving as the Star League’s representative in the Clan Homeworlds after the Great Refusal, is beset by angry Clans who seek to destroy them for threatening their way of life. Colonel Sandra Barclay must do everything in her power if her command is to survive…

(https://i.ibb.co/9wZKMz3/Battle-Tech-No-Dust-No-Wear-Generic.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9wZKMz3)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nova_dew on 08 November 2021, 17:00:59
I appreciate all the hard work in making everything work here in this final stretch, but EU backers still haven't gotten their Kickstarter Exclusive boxes and now you're selling them on your American store. It's totally cool that CGL is selling its stock over in the US, but it would mean a lot if you communicated to EU backers what the status are with the items they're still missing and the status on the EU store (which many aren't aware of its existence because the announcement is hidden away in a Kickstarter comment). I'm not trying to be difficult or be critical, just suggesting that it would mean a lot if there was some more info for EU backers who are still missing Kickstarter exclusive items :)

There's an EU store?  :o ???
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 08 November 2021, 17:02:32
There's an EU store?  :o ???
No, but apparently the plan is to have an European warehouse so that that Europeans can get stuff with reasonable prices.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting though, thanks to global shipping situation...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 08 November 2021, 17:42:31
We're proud to announce that the newest Eridani Light Horse story, Part 8, No Dust, No Wear is available right now!

https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH8NoDustNoWear (https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH8NoDustNoWear)

(https://i.ibb.co/9wZKMz3/Battle-Tech-No-Dust-No-Wear-Generic.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9wZKMz3)

"Colonel Sandra Barclay must do everything in her power if her command is to survive…"

Including drink.  A lot.  ;) ;D

I loved writing it, hope everyone enjoys!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mrbooth on 08 November 2021, 18:24:39
"Colonel Sandra Barclay must do everything in her power if her command is to survive…"

Including drink.  A lot.  ;) ;D

I loved writing it, hope everyone enjoys!

I really enjoyed it very well done sir.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MyndkryM on 08 November 2021, 20:09:28
"Colonel Sandra Barclay must do everything in her power if her command is to survive…"

Including drink.  A lot.  ;) ;D

I loved writing it, hope everyone enjoys!

GUIDONS, GUIDONS, GUIDONS

Good stuff :) Having served in a unit whose colors were retired, you tapped into the "feels"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 08 November 2021, 21:11:21
Fortress Republic up on kindle

Hopefully some of the older novels are in the pipe once they ramrod the DA series through
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bosefius on 08 November 2021, 22:35:55
We proudly present the newest Dark Ages reprint in the Legends series, Fortress Republic by Loren L. Coleman.

Available digitally and as Print on Demand

https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsFortressRepublic (https://books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsFortressRepublic)

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FOUNDATIONS OF BLOOD...
Julian Davion—Prince’s Champion of the Federated Suns—is a warrior who has lost his way, struggling to find his destiny amid political turmoil and the shifting fortunes of war.
But while Julian's First Davion Guards have restored order on Terra, the Republic is closing its borders, keeping its core intact while leaving farther-flung worlds to fend for themselves. But the Republic is not only being attacked by external threats—it's being undermined from within, and the hunt for the seditionists continues.
Ex-knight and now-Senator Conner Rhys-Monroe still leads the fight to destroy the Republic from within. To stop him, Julian must pull together a disparate band of warriors from across the Inner Sphere, and keep them together long enough to achieve victory. Terra lies at the center of their titanic tug-of-war, where Julian struggles to keep his political and military footing in a shifting situation that could explode into all-out war at any moment...

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Post by: Colt Ward on 08 November 2021, 23:05:15
Well at least the mech in the art is the right one rather than putting a Templar on the cover rather than a Templar III.
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Post by: lobezno on 09 November 2021, 03:56:29
We're proud to announce that the newest Eridani Light Horse story, Part 8, No Dust, No Wear is available right now!

https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH8NoDustNoWear (https://books2read.com/BattleTechELH8NoDustNoWear)

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Hi, I did like the writing, but there was something that I found frustrating: There is no discussion (by the characters themselves) on if/why they are being  left alone by the Star League. Are they not suposed to get reinfocements or a rotation at some point? We know that there is stuff going on in the IS, but they do not seem to be aware.
Also, should their fist though not be to return home? Letting themeselves be absorved should be the last option to any IS unit. This comes over as "they can party like us, so lets join them". There is also no though given by Sandra Barclay to the fact that they are giving up the representation of the SLDF at the Clans, which should have a huge political meaning, specially for the Light Horse.

What I find most frustrating is that this seem to be a trend in the last novels, that the political (and sometime even personal) consequences of big decisions are not properly addressed by the characters.
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Post by: five_corparty on 10 November 2021, 00:28:28
Hi, I did like the writing, but there was something that I found frustrating: There is no discussion (by the characters themselves) on if/why they are being  left alone by the Star League. Are they not suposed to get reinfocements or a rotation at some point? We know that there is stuff going on in the IS, but they do not seem to be aware.
Also, should their fist though not be to return home? Letting themeselves be absorved should be the last option to any IS unit. This comes over as "they can party like us, so lets join them". There is also no though given by Sandra Barclay to the fact that they are giving up the representation of the SLDF at the Clans, which should have a huge political meaning, specially for the Light Horse.

What I find most frustrating is that this seem to be a trend in the last novels, that the political (and sometime even personal) consequences of big decisions are not properly addressed by the characters.

I'm glad you liked it!  I have a thread going in the fiction forum about the ELH stories, I'll make sure I expand on your questions there so as to not hijack this thread too horribly much.

Yes, just as they replaced the 151st, they should have been rotated out, but it would have been in a couple more years, so that's why it wasn't discussed; it's touched upon briefly by Ariel when Sandra called her, but at this point, the ELH and ambassador were getting reports on what was happening in the IS, and that the 2nd SL was actually failing/dead.  At the point of the Myers's challenge, they're stranded far from home, and by the time of the final battle, they learned Dieron (thier home) had been nuked.  Getting absorbed -was- their last, best option. 

Glad you enjoyed it!  :)
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Post by: J_Schmetzer on 10 November 2021, 09:27:51
I'm glad you liked it!  I have a thread going in the fiction forum about the ELH stories, I'll make sure I expand on your questions there so as to not hijack this thread too horribly much.

Yes, just as they replaced the 151st, they should have been rotated out, but it would have been in a couple more years, so that's why it wasn't discussed; it's touched upon briefly by Ariel when Sandra called her, but at this point, the ELH and ambassador were getting reports on what was happening in the IS, and that the 2nd SL was actually failing/dead.  At the point of the Myers's challenge, they're stranded far from home, and by the time of the final battle, they learned Dieron (thier home) had been nuked.  Getting absorbed -was- their last, best option. 

Glad you enjoyed it!  :)


Great, I have to follow THAT...  ;)
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Post by: Fat Guy on 10 November 2021, 10:23:46

Great, I have to follow THAT...  ;)

You get to do the last stand on Hesperus II. Good times!   :beer:
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Post by: rebs on 10 November 2021, 10:40:35
If they ever came out with a Complete Battles of Hesperus, I'd buy it immediately. Hell, I'd buy two!
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Post by: Valkerie on 11 November 2021, 00:13:59
If they ever came out with a Complete Battles of Hesperus, I'd buy it immediately. Hell, I'd buy two!
The only issue there is, based on the history, the Battle of Hesperus will never be complete.  There apparently is always another idiot who thinks it's a good idea to go there.  :stupid:
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Post by: Fat Guy on 11 November 2021, 08:13:13
If they ever came out with a Complete Battles of Hesperus, I'd buy it immediately. Hell, I'd buy two!

Here it is:
(https://ovejero.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Longest-Books-Ever-Written.jpg)
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Post by: CVB on 11 November 2021, 08:19:11
Buyer beware, that's only the abridged version, missing the telephone book style TO&E appendix volumes!
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Post by: lobezno on 11 November 2021, 08:37:15
I'm glad you liked it!  I have a thread going in the fiction forum about the ELH stories, I'll make sure I expand on your questions there so as to not hijack this thread too horribly much.

Yes, just as they replaced the 151st, they should have been rotated out, but it would have been in a couple more years, so that's why it wasn't discussed; it's touched upon briefly by Ariel when Sandra called her, but at this point, the ELH and ambassador were getting reports on what was happening in the IS, and that the 2nd SL was actually failing/dead.  At the point of the Myers's challenge, they're stranded far from home, and by the time of the final battle, they learned Dieron (thier home) had been nuked.  Getting absorbed -was- their last, best option. 

Glad you enjoyed it!  :)

Thanks for the reponse! looking forward to the extended dicussion in the ELH forum :-D
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Post by: klarg1 on 11 November 2021, 09:11:20
Here it is:
(https://ovejero.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Longest-Books-Ever-Written.jpg)

Yours for just 16 easy payments of $99.99!
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Post by: Fat Guy on 11 November 2021, 09:14:24
Yours for just 16 easy payments of $99.99!

Plus shipping and handling.
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Post by: Ruger on 11 November 2021, 09:49:56
Plus shipping and handling.

And sales tax where applicable.

Ruger
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Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 11 November 2021, 10:25:21
Buyer beware, that's only the abridged version, missing the telephone book style TO&E appendix volumes!

Full of Canon character submissions
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Post by: NeonKnight on 11 November 2021, 10:39:13
Allow 4-8 weeks for delivery

Offer not valid outside Continental U.S.
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Post by: rebs on 11 November 2021, 11:04:50
OK, so we'll split it into two volumes  :))

I especially like the canon characters idea.  Great way to discharge this massive debt.
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Post by: trboturtle on 11 November 2021, 15:44:55
Yours for just 16 easy payments of $99.99!

I thought it was 9,999 easy payments of $16....  :o :o :o ??? ???

Craig
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Post by: Rainbow 6 on 11 November 2021, 15:54:07
I thought it was 9,999 easy payments of $16....  :o :o :o ??? ???

Craig

Probably more accurate, wonder how much the pdf will be...
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Post by: Sartris on 11 November 2021, 15:55:04
$18
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Post by: rebs on 11 November 2021, 16:03:37
What a value!
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 11 November 2021, 16:37:41
$18

By Grabthar's hammer...what a savings.
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Post by: Colt Ward on 11 November 2021, 16:50:25
ok, so circling back around . . .

 . . . any idea when backers are going to get their digital copy of the 2nd Birth of the Clans book?
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Post by: Fat Guy on 11 November 2021, 17:51:13
. . . any idea when backers are going to get their digital copy of the 2nd Birth of the Clans book?

 :stupid:
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Post by: Greatclub on 11 November 2021, 18:03:15
Battle of Tukayyid Supplemental ever going up on DTRPG, or is it going to be a CGL store exclusive forever?
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Post by: Wrangler on 12 November 2021, 07:00:53
Isn't one of the Touring the Star books due out today? Rocky?
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Post by: Cyc on 12 November 2021, 07:19:18
Battle of Tukayyid Supplemental ever going up on DTRPG, or is it going to be a CGL store exclusive forever?

Give the main book itself isn't even on DTRPG, I doubt it :(

Still waiting for my add-on digital copy from the Kickstarter of it, only stopped bitching about the delay because I got the physical copy...
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Post by: The_Livewire on 12 November 2021, 09:19:42
ok, so circling back around . . .

 . . . any idea when backers are going to get their digital copy of the 2nd Birth of the Clans book?

Just came here to ask that
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Post by: MarauderD on 12 November 2021, 14:45:16
Originally posted this question in the wrong place:  will the new release(s) expected today be around 11 AM PST, or will they be closer to 2 PM PST.  Inquiring minds want to know!
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Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 12 November 2021, 14:55:16
Last couple times it’s been 2 pacific.
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Post by: ShadowSwordmaster on 12 November 2021, 18:07:12
Is there anything dropping today?
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Post by: mrbooth on 12 November 2021, 18:11:28
Rec Guide 21 is scheduled to be out today and there is TTS Rocky and Spotlight on that have been punted a bunch of times as a possibility but who knows at this point.
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Post by: rebs on 12 November 2021, 18:12:59
I hope it's simply "technical difficulties" that's delaying today's announcement.
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Post by: Adacas on 12 November 2021, 18:14:51
Still no word from Tamar Rising?
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Post by: Fat Guy on 12 November 2021, 18:19:47
Still no word from Tamar Rising?

About a week ago Cubby said it's still on a boat.
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Post by: rebs on 12 November 2021, 18:28:58
Probably just Cubby running around with his hair on fire -- the usual....  ;D

Craig

Someone needs to record that so we can see what he goes through on this end.  :D
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Post by: rebs on 12 November 2021, 20:50:28
IlClan Recognition Guide 21 dropped twenty minutes ago...

My concern: is Cubby OK?  Is he ill?  I certainly hope not, he should be the first announcing it here, not me...
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 12 November 2021, 21:11:20
He's on vacation.
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Post by: rebs on 12 November 2021, 22:14:39
Deservedly so, then!  He's usually sweating it out with us when a product drops later than expected.
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Post by: StoryReader on 13 November 2021, 00:45:12
Give the main book itself isn't even on DTRPG, I doubt it :(

Still waiting for my add-on digital copy from the Kickstarter of it, only stopped bitching about the delay because I got the physical copy...

got my physical copy with the KS delivery, but never got my digital copy... ???
Strange, but I gather CGL is not great at **administrative stuff**.  I like the content of the physical book  (a lot!!!), but geeze...

..I do frickin' loved the physical book .. seriously -- amazing stuff!!!! REALLY REALLY GOOD!!!! Why, CGL, do you insist on leaving a bitter-sweet taste in my mouth?!
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Post by: SteelRaven on 13 November 2021, 08:53:33
... yeah, not like there is a global supply chain issue or anything....
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Post by: Colt Ward on 13 November 2021, 09:58:56
... yeah, not like there is a global supply chain issue or anything....

When they are talking about problems getting PDFs & other digital content . . .

 . . . or did you get your Founding book #2 already?
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Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 13 November 2021, 10:45:43
Anyone think Catalyst will get a Black Knight restock in by the end of the year?
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Post by: Geg on 13 November 2021, 11:17:45
My Kodak got squished!
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Post by: KuzeFanAcct on 13 November 2021, 13:53:02
Any idea when we'll start getting IlClan-era record sheets? Considering how long CGL has been hyping up this change...

I literally just finished a two year long, 20+ missions, Clan Invasion era narrative campaign last night & I'm desperate to have the resources to plan out the specifics of this campaign before 2022.
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Post by: Empyrus on 13 November 2021, 14:07:32
Any idea when we'll start getting IlClan-era record sheets? Considering how long CGL has been hyping up this change...
Err, ilClan era has just started. It hasn't brought any new tech yet (and no guarantees it even will). All new RS so far are in the Recognition Guide series.

If you're looking at pure RS releases, good luck there, we haven't gotten one in years.
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Post by: Guardian11 on 13 November 2021, 16:04:33
Yeah, we haven't even got the record sheets book for TRO:3150, so a pure record sheet book for ilClan is going to be a while if at all.
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Post by: SCC on 13 November 2021, 23:38:15
Err, ilClan era has just started. It hasn't brought any new tech yet (and no guarantees it even will). All new RS so far are in the Recognition Guide series.

If you're looking at pure RS releases, good luck there, we haven't gotten one in years.
He's talking about (I think) the 3250 ilClan era that we've been getting hints/teases since the release of TEO:3145. Specifically he's referring to a line that says the designs of 'Mechs with certain names are now completely different, which I personally take to mean that weights have changed.
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Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 14 November 2021, 00:07:35
There's record sheets in every new Rec Guide? Aren't those ilClan era?
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Post by: Doc Swift on 14 November 2021, 00:19:13
He's talking about (I think) the 3250 ilClan era that we've been getting hints/teases since the release of TEO:3145. Specifically he's referring to a line that says the designs of 'Mechs with certain names are now completely different, which I personally take to mean that weights have changed.

I guess that's one interpretation. (I wrote that bit.)  8)
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Post by: Sartris on 14 November 2021, 00:29:11
There's record sheets in every new Rec Guide? Aren't those ilClan era?

no. the PoV is from right before the wolf assault on terra and most of the intro dates are 3145 and before
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Post by: DarkISI on 14 November 2021, 03:47:21
He's talking about (I think) the 3250 ilClan era that we've been getting hints/teases since the release of TEO:3145.

I think we can assume there won't be any Record Sheets for 3250 units until we actually reach that point in the timeline.
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Post by: Empyrus on 14 November 2021, 04:47:05
I am pretty damn sure there won't be a time jump to 3250. All 3250 texts we've seen felt like framing devices. Wouldn't be surprised if near-future products are framed from 3250 POV but set in 3150s.
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Post by: SteelRaven on 14 November 2021, 10:41:58
It's been mentioned multiple times by the TPTB they want to cover allot of world building so there will not be a major 100 year time jump. CGL wouldn't be creating all these stats for the current tech otherwise.
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Post by: Orwell84 on 15 November 2021, 16:24:33
If the recent release schedule of MWDA novels holds up, we should be seeing Blood Avatar drop soon. I've not read the book yet but from what I've heard about it I'm curious what sort of Mech will grace the cover. A Blood Kite or Crimson Langur perhaps?
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Post by: Cubby on 15 November 2021, 16:44:40
Any idea when we'll start getting IlClan-era record sheets? Considering how long CGL has been hyping up this change...

You've asked this twice now, and I sense what you're asking for is something more like a new Technical Readout tied to the ilClan era. New 'Mech designs, and record sheets for them.

The easiest (but least satisfying answer) is that we're moving into this new era much more slowly in in-universe time than the pace of past products. It's not suddenly going to be 3160 or anything, with 10 years of territory for new TROs. That said, we're aware of the never-ending demand for new stuff to break.

As others have said, your best bet for now is the Recognition Guide: ilClan series. That series covers anything up to the "moments" just before the ilClan sourcebook, 3150 and prior. So as we're rolling out Tamar Rising, Empire Alone and onward, if you want to have the cutting-edge Mechs that might be on the battlefields described in those books, Rec Guide is where it's at.
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Post by: VensersRevenge on 15 November 2021, 16:56:15
Any news on Visions of Rebirth for Kickstarter backers?
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Post by: trboturtle on 15 November 2021, 17:16:32
If the recent release schedule of MWDA novels holds up, we should be seeing Blood Avatar drop soon. I've not read the book yet but from what I've heard about it I'm curious what sort of Mech will grace the cover. A Blood Kite or Crimson Langur perhaps?

IIRC, there's not a single 'mech in the novel....

Craig
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Post by: Fat Guy on 15 November 2021, 17:26:51
If the recent release schedule of MWDA novels holds up, we should be seeing Blood Avatar drop soon. I've not read the book yet but from what I've heard about it I'm curious what sort of Mech will grace the cover. A Blood Kite or Crimson Langur perhaps?

Seeing how there wasn't a single 'Mech in the entire novel, I'm curious to see what they'll do with the cover.
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Post by: Orwell84 on 15 November 2021, 17:35:37
IIRC, there's not a single 'mech in the novel....

Craig

I know, I forgot to add a smiley or wink to show I was jesting. The two Mechs I mentioned are a reference to something I recall Ben Rome scratching his head about in his designer notes for Wars of Reaving: how a nobody coroner from some hick town somehow knew about the fate of the Blood Spirits.
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Post by: SteelRaven on 15 November 2021, 17:37:11
Seeing how there wasn't a single 'Mech in the entire novel, I'm curious to see what they'll do with the cover.
There was the grave stone...
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Post by: Colt Ward on 15 November 2021, 17:56:20
IIRC, there's not a single 'mech in the novel....

Craig

I was about to respond that way, and point out afaik the Blood Kite never made it to the IS (which is weird considering how robust it is) thought a Monkey Langur did in JF hands I think.
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Post by: Sartris on 15 November 2021, 18:29:14
what's the default? timber wolf?
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Post by: BigAl100 on 15 November 2021, 18:39:58
Any news on the TRO:VA (revised)? 
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Post by: Colt Ward on 15 November 2021, 19:11:08
Any news on the TRO:VA (revised)?

Props to you going to the deep cut.
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Post by: Weirdo on 15 November 2021, 19:11:58
Any news on the TRO:VA (revised)? 


I wish... :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: I am Belch II on 15 November 2021, 20:15:47
Any news on the TRO:VA (revised)?

Would it be TRO:VA Revised Revised??
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Post by: five_corparty on 15 November 2021, 21:12:03
Any news on the TRO:VA (revised)?

I am HERE for a New TRO:Virginia!!! Whoo!  a Richmond Mech and a Norfolk-class Dropship and -taps earpiece- oh, I'm getting word from the booth that "VA," in this case, does NOT mean my place of residence and we here at Five-Corps Artillery regret the error...  ;) ;D
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Post by: bobthecoward on 15 November 2021, 21:25:45
I received one of the forcepacks I ordered with that store availability earlier. There were a couple other boxes on the order.... hopefully they get here.
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Post by: Weirdo on 16 November 2021, 08:22:46
Would it be TRO:VA Revised Revised??

I presume that like me, they're talking about record sheets.
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Post by: Sartris on 16 November 2021, 08:26:11
It had been floated for PoD availability
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Post by: Cubby on 16 November 2021, 09:30:03
I presume that like me, they're talking about record sheets.

No. They're talking about the product we first announced back in February (https://bg.battletech.com/news/now-available-feb-26/), a print-on-demand version of TRO Vehicle Annex, Revised, which previously had only been available in PDF form.

The deal there is that we got as far as seeing a test book, but it had many issues to work through. Coinciding with that were two things: Ray and I had to fully devote our attentions to planning Tamar Rising and everything after; and DTRPG changed the rates for landscape POD to fall into their highest tier, making the book a more expensive proposition for both us and you.

We'd still like to do it. Given a little bandwidth, we might be able to. But it's not imminent.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 16 November 2021, 09:35:41
Tamar Rising still on a boat?
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Post by: Colt Ward on 16 November 2021, 10:31:28
It is slated for a name change . . . Tamar Floating . . .

Cubby, any word on KS Backers getting their 2nd Founding of the Clans book?
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Post by: Empyrus on 16 November 2021, 11:04:07
and DTRPG changed the rates for landscape POD to fall into their highest tier, making the book a more expensive proposition for both us and you.
Oh man.
Figure this hurts future TROs being landscapes too. (Were any TROs available in PoD right now?)
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Post by: Fat Guy on 16 November 2021, 11:16:07
They're still offering Golden Century and Irregulars as PoD. Just don't expect anything else landscape any time soon.
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Post by: Nibs on 16 November 2021, 11:19:06
It is slated for a name change . . . Tamar Floating . . .

Cubby, any word on KS Backers getting their 2nd Founding of the Clans book?

I received an email with the key for it last night.

Am I the only lucky one?
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Post by: PsylockeSmythe on 16 November 2021, 11:20:52
I received an email with the key for it last night.

Am I the only lucky one?
You might be, I've not seen anyone post anywhere else that they have received their code.  I know that I'm still waiting.

Psy
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Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 16 November 2021, 11:23:21
I got an email at 3am pacific American time. It was a list of all the digital rewards again. Sent from crowd-ox. Upon second look it does have link to Volume 2 of the Founding of the Clans
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Post by: Colt Ward on 16 November 2021, 11:55:35
*checks email* Still nope
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Post by: Fat Guy on 16 November 2021, 12:24:35
Not yet here.

It would be just my luck it's going to drop the same day the conclusion of the Thrawn  Ascendancy trilogy and the latest Jack Ryan novel Chain of Command did.

Talk about feast or famine!
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Post by: Nibs on 16 November 2021, 13:27:10
Mine arrived around 9.00 pm (PST) last night. Maybe there will be waves of emails going out.
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Post by: The_Livewire on 16 November 2021, 19:20:53
No joy for me yet on Founding of the clans.
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Post by: Nibs on 16 November 2021, 22:24:22
All finished. Ready for Book #3.  :D
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Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 17 November 2021, 05:57:40
Not yet here.

It would be just my luck it's going to drop the same day the conclusion of the Thrawn  Ascendancy trilogy and the latest Jack Ryan novel Chain of Command did.

Talk about feast or famine!

Thanks for reminding me what a future paycheck has to go to lol
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 17 November 2021, 06:29:06
Got email several hours ago.

They give a code for Catalyst's store, add the book to shopping cart, apply discount key.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Atlas3060 on 17 November 2021, 09:07:41
Got mine as well
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kles on 17 November 2021, 13:10:32
I’m still waiting on my code.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Ruger on 17 November 2021, 13:57:09
Got my email today as well.

Ruger
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wolfspider on 17 November 2021, 14:27:14
I got my email yesterday afternoon, but I didn't see it mention anything about the Wolf's Dragoon Prequel novel.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 17 November 2021, 14:31:10
I got my email yesterday afternoon, but I didn't see it mention anything about the Wolf's Dragoon Prequel novel.

Folks are asking about the 2nd Founding of the Clans novel?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: TheoLehman on 17 November 2021, 17:45:12
Are the Urbie Salvage Boxes going to be available again?  I missed out when they first appeared in the shop.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 17 November 2021, 17:52:06
Got my email as well: haven’t been gone to upload it yet
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 17 November 2021, 19:02:54
Finally got my email. 
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Post by: mikecj on 17 November 2021, 19:31:54
I found it on Amazon by accident.  Wasn't even looking for it when it popped in my recommendations.  Devoured it.  Randall did a nice job.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SCC on 17 November 2021, 21:11:25
Got my e-mail when I first logged on today, just now looking at it, can someone tell me why CGL decided to make everything it's own item in the e-mail instead of a single package or something? It would have been easier on both ends.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 18 November 2021, 00:43:38
Got my e-mail when I first logged on today, just now looking at it, can someone tell me why CGL decided to make everything it's own item in the e-mail instead of a single package or something? It would have been easier on both ends.

It could be something on the crowdox end. That’s who sent the email.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 18 November 2021, 06:12:30
I haven't got an email yet, but the key showed up in my Crowdox account at some point in the last day or two.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Gaiiten on 18 November 2021, 06:26:04
Seeing how there wasn't a single 'Mech in the entire novel, I'm curious to see what they'll do with the cover.
Would like to see this enigmatic symbol (blood drop, snake and sword) which is mentioned in the novel.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 18 November 2021, 08:45:01
I haven't got an email yet, but the key showed up in my Crowdox account at some point in the last day or two.

Correction, I got an email last night and only just noticed it!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Joewrightgm on 18 November 2021, 09:15:57
Just got my email, huzzah!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 18 November 2021, 09:17:08
Got mine this morning. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kles on 18 November 2021, 09:55:56
I finally got mine this morning too. I was almost afraid that Comcast was going to declare it as spam and not even put it in my spam folder. They have done that before.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 18 November 2021, 10:23:07
Mine came through this morning- gives me something to read this weekend.

So for fiction, we are still missing the 3rd Founding book and depending on backer level 3 Honor & Glory short stories?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 18 November 2021, 10:27:13
 C:-) Folks - we don't all need to report in that we got an email.  C:-)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 18 November 2021, 10:57:22
C:-) Folks - we don't all need to report in that we got an email.  C:-)

I got a rock.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 18 November 2021, 11:07:13
Is it a big rock?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 18 November 2021, 11:20:48
Is it shiny?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 18 November 2021, 11:23:11
I got a rock.

Was it a 1, 2, or 3?  I like the 1 best.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: heist08 on 18 November 2021, 11:50:33
So for fiction, we are still missing the 3rd Founding book and depending on backer level 3 Honor & Glory short stories?

Don’t forget “Den of Wolves”.

heist08
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: TheoLehman on 18 November 2021, 12:10:21
Was it a 1, 2, or 3?  I like the 1 best.
The Republic-era RCK-4B Rock is my favorite.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 18 November 2021, 12:27:24
Tamar Rising is on my radar.  It's blipping.  The boat is getting closer to harbor... 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SCC on 19 November 2021, 01:17:59
The Republic-era RCK-4B Rock is my favorite.
That sounds like a modern Lyran tank
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Giovanni Blasini on 19 November 2021, 04:42:20
Are the Urbie Salvage Boxes going to be available again?  I missed out when they first appeared in the shop.

Ouch.  My wife and I each picked up one this time around, and I was thinking tonight of ordering another one to make an Urbie LAM.  Hopefully they'll keep getting these in.

I got a rock.

I've got a jar of dirt!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nova_dew on 19 November 2021, 06:49:56
I got a rock.
does it....  8)  rock your would
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Mendrugo on 19 November 2021, 07:03:24
I got an e-mail with secret codes to unlock the Explorer Corps boxed set, the Black Magic Battalion scenario pack, and the conclusions to "A Distant Thunder," "Black Mist Rising" and "To Serve the Dragon." 

Unfortunately, my alternate universe VPN is acting up and I can't get the codes to redeem.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 19 November 2021, 08:28:32
Is there anything scheduled to come out today?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 19 November 2021, 11:54:14
I got an e-mail with secret codes to unlock the Explorer Corps boxed set, the Black Magic Battalion scenario pack, and the conclusions to "A Distant Thunder," "Black Mist Rising" and "To Serve the Dragon."

Thanks for reminding me, buddy - did get your comp copy of 1628 ComStar in the mail? Let me know if not and I'll get one out to you.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Mendrugo on 19 November 2021, 12:30:44
Thanks for reminding me, buddy - did get your comp copy of 1628 ComStar in the mail? Let me know if not and I'll get one out to you.

Got it.  Looks real purdy on my shelf next to the autographed copy of Machine Nations.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rougarou Rhapsody on 19 November 2021, 12:37:44
Is there anything scheduled to come out today?

Nothing "scheduled" but maybe we will see Touring the Stars: Rocky or Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik or Tamar Rising.....or something not previously announced at all
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 19 November 2021, 12:47:36
Nothing "scheduled" but maybe we will see Touring the Stars: Rocky or Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik or Tamar Rising.....or something not previously announced at all

Plenty o' options for releases today.  We'll just have to be patient and see what fate brings us!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 19 November 2021, 15:25:17
Is there anything scheduled to come out today?

Waiting to hear, not sure. Obviously the normal 2 p.m.-ish ET (GMT -5) window has passed. If we do release something, it'll be on the normal channels - website, here, social media.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 19 November 2021, 20:01:12
Additional Kickstarter Wave 2 Items, ForcePack Restocks Now Available

We’ve got restocks of several previously-released ForcePacks now available in the Catalyst Game Labs web store, along with a fistful of new items from Wave 2 of the BattleTech Clan Invasion Kickstarter.

Please note: the FINAL order date for LIKELY arrival before Christmas 2021 is December 13th. CGL has no control over FedEx or other third-party shippers, so please order early!

Please see the full list of items available now at: https://bg.battletech.com/news/additional-kickstarter-wave-2-items-forcepack-restocks-now-available (https://bg.battletech.com/news/additional-kickstarter-wave-2-items-forcepack-restocks-now-available)

(https://i.ibb.co/JyM8SzX/HC-Lethal-Heritage-display-720x.png) (https://ibb.co/Sd9HZKq)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 19 November 2021, 20:03:44
I love how you made sure to specify Christmas of this year. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Pat Payne on 19 November 2021, 20:24:49
I love how you made sure to specify Christmas of this year. :)

Obligatory old joke:

"They told us we'd be home by Christmas..."
"They never said WHICH Christmas..."
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 19 November 2021, 20:35:40
That cover art looks great.

what are the cover dimensions of these books?And it looks like these are not dust jackets?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 19 November 2021, 21:31:03
They are not dust jackets and they do look very nice. Not near them for measurements at the moment
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Guardian11 on 19 November 2021, 21:50:13
They are approximately 8" x 5 1/4" or 20.5cm x 13.5cm. Slightly shorter than the current PoD novel size.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Drak4806 on 20 November 2021, 00:14:41
When will the Comstar boxes and Clan Striker Star go on sale?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: PyreLight on 20 November 2021, 02:00:09
Additional Kickstarter Wave 2 Items, ForcePack Restocks Now Available

We’ve got restocks of several previously-released ForcePacks now available in the Catalyst Game Labs web store, along with a fistful of new items from Wave 2 of the BattleTech Clan Invasion Kickstarter.

Please note: the FINAL order date for LIKELY arrival before Christmas 2021 is December 13th. CGL has no control over FedEx or other third-party shippers, so please order early!

Please see the full list of items available now at: https://bg.battletech.com/news/additional-kickstarter-wave-2-items-forcepack-restocks-now-available (https://bg.battletech.com/news/additional-kickstarter-wave-2-items-forcepack-restocks-now-available)

(https://i.ibb.co/JyM8SzX/HC-Lethal-Heritage-display-720x.png) (https://ibb.co/Sd9HZKq)

Hey Cubby, I appreciate all the hard work in making everything work here in this final stretch, but EU backers still haven't gotten their Kickstarter Exclusive boxes and now you're selling them on your American store. It's totally cool that CGL is selling its stock over in the US, but it would mean a lot if you communicated to EU backers what the status are with the items they're still missing and the status on the EU store (which many aren't aware of its existence because the announcement is hidden away in a Kickstarter comment). I'm not trying to be difficult or be critical, just suggesting that it would mean a lot if there was some more info for EU backers who are still missing Kickstarter exclusive items :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Maingunnery on 20 November 2021, 07:55:22
but EU backers still haven't gotten their Kickstarter Exclusive boxes
Some, I got the Kickstarter Exclusive boxes. I do not know the extend of the issue.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 20 November 2021, 11:15:09
Some, I got the Kickstarter Exclusive boxes. I do not know the extend of the issue.

It looks like any boxes that shipped with Wave 2 in Europe got the retail box instead of the Kickstarter one
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkISI on 20 November 2021, 14:59:37
It looks like any boxes that shipped with Wave 2 in Europe got the retail box instead of the Kickstarter one

Yep.
Shipquest decided either not to notice the product code was different from what they were supposed to receive or not to inform Catalyst.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 22 November 2021, 22:56:11
Well, B&N just charged my card so i guess the Dragoons should be on there way soon.  My books that are on backorder better be in that shipment too though since they charged me $90.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DanJester on 23 November 2021, 07:42:16
I'm hoping we see Tamar Rising this weekend, but with Thanksgiving, I suspect we might be waiting at least another week.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 23 November 2021, 07:44:04
I'm hoping we see Tamar Rising this weekend, but with Thanksgiving, I suspect we might be waiting at least another week.

Same and same.  But we can dream, always.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Death_from_above on 23 November 2021, 12:25:25

And the Starslayer just made an appearance on Anthony's Patreon !

Concept (not shown) by Harri Kallio, 3D render by Alan Blackwell..

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 23 November 2021, 13:36:29
Just got a shipping confirmation for the goons
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 23 November 2021, 13:40:08
Just got a shipping confirmation for the goons

Wow--that seems early.  I thought they were being released on December 15?  Congrats!

I'm still torn on that pack.  I like the idea of a new Archer and Blackjack model, and a reposed Rifleman.  I've got my hands full with Twolves with Clan Salvage and Legendaries (4 total) and not much interest in a Annihilator.  So do I order one so I don't suffer from intense FOMO or just focus on my gigantic pile of unpainted minis and get to work?

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 23 November 2021, 13:53:11
Yeah I was looking it over to see if it said something like “will ship dec 15” but there was no such indication
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: heist08 on 23 November 2021, 15:32:36
Just got a shipping confirmation for the goons

I just got mine, too. Definitely a welcome surprise to have it shipping this early.  8)

heist08
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 23 November 2021, 15:34:51
I wonder if they're trying to set things up so that folks who preordered will actually receive their boxes on or close to the 15th?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 23 November 2021, 15:38:00
Just got a shipping confirmation for the goons

Same here!
 
Along with several individual e-mails for all the books that are on backorder again.  :flame:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 23 November 2021, 18:16:43
Email received, with the highly unlikely delivery date of tomorrow.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 23 November 2021, 20:21:10
Same here.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Wrangler on 23 November 2021, 22:27:13
What books are back ordered?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 24 November 2021, 09:00:51
What books are back ordered?

Back issues of Love is War seems to be lostech now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 24 November 2021, 15:47:21
Yeah I was looking it over to see if it said something like “will ship dec 15” but there was no such indication
I saw a pic in a FB BT Group yesterday, from someone claiming to have received theirs already.  Didn't look like a "Stock Photo" either, so maybe they DID ship early?   ???
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 24 November 2021, 16:27:23
My tracking number claims Monday, so totally possible.  Maybe they're just getting the preorders out of the way before they ship to stores.  Also possible the December 15th date was just a best estimate.  I doubt Catalyst asked them to hold it until any specific date.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 24 November 2021, 16:39:00
My box arrived after 1pm today.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 24 November 2021, 16:47:35
It came with good box art too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kibutsu on 24 November 2021, 16:50:29
Has anyone else received a Wrongway Annihilator? Mine was facing the wrong way in the box because his torso was on backwards.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 24 November 2021, 16:50:46
Good stuff!  Thanks for posting the pics!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ravensword on 24 November 2021, 17:17:31
One more data point:  I ordered two last night (free shipping got me), and they should be to me on Saturday. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 24 November 2021, 18:56:02
Just got my shipping notification, says the 25th for me.

And a wrong way or misaligned mech means it gets magnetized for me.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 25 November 2021, 15:32:35
Has anyone else received a Wrongway Annihilator? Mine was facing the wrong way in the box because his torso was on backwards.
Maybe it as the "Extended Torso Twist" Quirk?  :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 25 November 2021, 23:38:22
BattleTech Black Friday Sale! New Wave 2 Items, Restocks, Warehouse Clean-Out, and More

The BattleTech Black Friday sale starts in just a few hours, at 12 a.m. Pacific Time / 3 a.m. Eastern!

We’ve got more items from Wave 2 of the BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter, more restocks of key ForcePacks, and even a handful of items from the Catalyst vault.

Don’t forget: the FINAL order date for LIKELY arrival before Christmas 2021 is December 13. CGL has no control over FedEx or other third-party shippers, so please order early!

As as a special post-Thanksgiving treat, we’re also pleased to announce that the BattleTech Tactical Companion App is now available for download! With its formation tracker and smart sheets, you’ve never played BattleTech like this before!

Check out the full details with links here! (https://bg.battletech.com/news/battletech-black-friday-sale-new-wave-2-items-restocks-warehouse-clean-out-and-more/)

(https://i.ibb.co/wK5xHkF/FP-Com-Star-Command-L2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2jGf291)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: shivanwurm on 25 November 2021, 23:38:39
Possible app announcement soon? Videos going up on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/tJQrmAS9KaM
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bedwyr on 25 November 2021, 23:56:11
Looks like they sent a Black Friday email for the store-front and announced the companion app at the same time.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RabidFox on 26 November 2021, 00:15:47
Possible app announcement soon? Videos going up on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/tJQrmAS9KaM

And apparently the app isn't compatible with my Android device.  I'm running Android 11, not top of the line but decent enough. :(

I should have read the complete description instead of jumping to install the app, since it's tablet only.  My bad. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: BirdofPrey on 26 November 2021, 00:45:12
BattleTech Black Friday Sale! New Wave 2 Items, Restocks, Warehouse Clean-Out, and More

The BattleTech Black Friday sale starts in just a few hours, at 12 a.m. Pacific Time / 3 a.m. Eastern!

We’ve got more items from Wave 2 of the BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter, more restocks of key ForcePacks, and even a handful of items from the Catalyst vault.

Don’t forget: the FINAL order date for LIKELY arrival before Christmas 2021 is December 13. CGL has no control over FedEx or other third-party shippers, so please order early!

As as a special post-Thanksgiving treat, we’re also pleased to announce that the BattleTech Tactical Companion App is now available for download! With its formation tracker and smart sheets, you’ve never played BattleTech like this before!

Check out the full details with links here! (https://bg.battletech.com/news/battletech-black-friday-sale-new-wave-2-items-restocks-warehouse-clean-out-and-more/)

(https://i.ibb.co/wK5xHkF/FP-Com-Star-Command-L2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2jGf291)
Most of those product links are dead as of right now and that's a REALLY bad look.
At least put up "On sale soon" pages instead of sending us to a "this doesn't exist" page.

I asked this in another thread, but, is MapPack: Grasslands discontinued?  I haven't seen it in the last couple restocks and the page is no longer linked (though it still exists and shows up on google search)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 26 November 2021, 01:40:54
it's about a dozen links. I've collected which and passed them along
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RanFelsnerAFFS on 26 November 2021, 01:57:20
Will the restock only go live at 3 a.m. Eastern as well? Cause as of now all Force Packs are still (or again) listed as Sold Out...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 26 November 2021, 02:13:01
we'll have to wait about 50 minutes to find out
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Mendrugo on 26 November 2021, 02:29:41
The ComStar links are just showing 404 Page Not Found. 

Which is thematically appropriate for the ilClan era, come to think of it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 26 November 2021, 02:58:51
it's about a dozen links. I've collected which and passed them along

The ComStar links are just showing 404 Page Not Found. 

No need to pass them along, we're aware. For whatever reason, it's how it happens when product is not yet live, it 404's. I don't mess much with the store platform itself, I don't know the whys or wherefores.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: YingJanshi on 26 November 2021, 05:41:33
Man...that volcano tile is popular. Seen it pop up a couple times and each time it sells out before I can complete the order.  :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 26 November 2021, 07:38:39
Are we still getting a Rec Guide today?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: I am Belch II on 26 November 2021, 08:08:37
Ordered more stuff form Catalyst, now 3 orders waiting for shipping. But at least I got all Clan Mechs from the kickstarter possibly inbound.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 26 November 2021, 08:26:42
Even though none of us have a table big enough for it, I got the Megamat.

UPS Ground shipping was less than a buck more than USPS ($20.95) so I went with it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 26 November 2021, 08:31:40
Some day, the megamat and the aerospace mat will be mine
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Mendrugo on 26 November 2021, 08:34:47
Is the Veteran upgrade on the app active yet?  It doesn’t do anything when I tap it on an iPad.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 26 November 2021, 08:44:43
Is the Veteran upgrade on the app active yet?  It doesn’t do anything when I tap it on an iPad.

A comment under one of the tutorial videos said it'd be available tomorrow, I think
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: bobthecoward on 26 November 2021, 09:12:41
Gosh darn. By the time I completed putting 3 force packs in my cart, a forcepack sold out and I was so
own to two.

I hope you're happy, Catalyst. No, seriously, I hope you are happy with what we think is a huge success.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 26 November 2021, 09:21:01
Imagine how much happier they'd be if the cost of a shipping container hadn't gone up by fourteen thousand dollars in the last two years.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Ruger on 26 November 2021, 09:23:01
Gosh darn. By the time I completed putting 3 force packs in my cart, a forcepack sold out and I was so
own to two.

I hope you're happy, Catalyst. No, seriously, I hope you are happy with what we think is a huge success.

I’m glad I ordered my books last night when the email first came in. One was already sold out this morning when I looked at them again.

Ruger
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 26 November 2021, 10:02:53
Gosh darn. By the time I completed putting 3 force packs in my cart, a forcepack sold out and I was so
own to two.

I hope you're happy, Catalyst. No, seriously, I hope you are happy with what we think is a huge success.


I'm sure they are thrilled to be able to get some product out there for fans to buy.  :thumbsup: :drool:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: NeonKnight on 26 November 2021, 10:30:00
A comment under one of the tutorial videos said it'd be available tomorrow, I think

Live now - $11.19 US to upgrade to veteran
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 26 November 2021, 10:54:59
Gosh darn. By the time I completed putting 3 force packs in my cart, a forcepack sold out and I was so
own to two.

I hope you're happy, Catalyst. No, seriously, I hope you are happy with what we think is a huge success.

Same happened to me with the volcano tile. Now I’ll be condemned to obsessively refreshing the store for the rest of the weekend  xp
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 26 November 2021, 11:10:26
Guess I’m not surprised, but all IS and Clan force packs are sold out on the CGL store as of 8 AM PST on Black Friday.

*Check That* Couple Clan Stars in stock right now!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Maingunnery on 26 November 2021, 12:14:22
Some day, the megamat and the aerospace mat will be mine
I am waiting for the EU store before I will order those. But I will order those eventually....
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 26 November 2021, 12:22:42
Couldn’t resist the M E G A M A T. Seeing the implication that there will be more made me happy but I could hear my bank account weeping

Maybe the aerospace mat will get me to finally learn the rules…
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 26 November 2021, 12:59:38
I am waiting for the EU store before I will order those. But I will order those eventually....

Yeah, same.  Shipping on the Megamat to Ireland is $86, but it's only an extra $10 if I add the aerospace mat...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 26 November 2021, 13:04:21
I fell asleep several times while waiting, but managed order 4 different IS boxes from 12:00-12:02am.  Then I actually went to sleep. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 26 November 2021, 13:20:21
I'm waiting on new stuff today!  Hopefully it drops early.  And by early, I mean on time, with how things have been trending the last couple weeks.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 26 November 2021, 14:35:04
My national nightmare is over. I have secured a volcano tile
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: YingJanshi on 26 November 2021, 14:41:30
Any word on when the Alien Worlds map pack will be added?

My national nightmare is over. I have secured a volcano tile

Congrats!! But also, I hate you. 😆
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 26 November 2021, 14:44:46
I had a tab on safari open on my phone that I incessantly refreshed about every 8-10 minutes
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: YingJanshi on 26 November 2021, 14:47:45
I had a tab on safari open on my phone that I incessantly refreshed about every 8-10 minutes

I've gotten it twice, but each time sold out before I completed my order. 😅
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 26 November 2021, 14:59:16
Any word on when the Alien Worlds map pack will be added?

Right now.

Map Pack: Alien Worlds (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/mappack-alien-worlds) is now live, as are the Museum Scale Warhammer and Mad Cat (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-museum-scale-metal-miniatures?variant=39841988149282) - apologies for the delay in getting these up in the store.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 26 November 2021, 15:02:27
Yeah I missed the initial one last night but caught this one just right
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 26 November 2021, 15:03:34
Is Rec Guide 22 coming soon?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 26 November 2021, 15:22:40
hopefully
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 26 November 2021, 15:45:08
No. Too much Black Friday stuff going on.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 26 November 2021, 15:47:25
No. Too much Black Friday stuff going on.

 :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geg on 26 November 2021, 15:50:44
I bought the BFM mostly to encourage more Neoprene Maps.

I will use it, and I will enjoy it!  But would have vastly preferred a smaller format. And having it soothes the trama from when I started playing and there were no map sheets to buy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 26 November 2021, 16:04:26
No. Too much Black Friday stuff going on.

But, but... I will be sailing through hickville USA incommunicado until Wednesday.  I really needed my fix today while I'm docked at a marina with wifi to sustain me until then.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: shivanwurm on 26 November 2021, 16:42:29
No. Too much Black Friday stuff going on.

No to it being soon, or no to it at all today?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 26 November 2021, 16:48:49
I wondered the same thing.

Here's to hoping that ambiguity is in fact our friend!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Weirdo on 26 November 2021, 17:01:07
Maybe the folks who aren't working feverishly this Thanksgiving and Black Friday should show a bit of respect to those who are.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 26 November 2021, 17:03:14
Thank you.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 26 November 2021, 17:11:11
I apologize if I came off disrespectfully.

I'm just a huge fan of the game and it takes me places.  Please don't let that color your view of me because I certainly appreciate all of the hard work the writers and developers are doing and will yet do.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 26 November 2021, 17:18:03
You’re fine, rebs.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 26 November 2021, 17:24:35
I don’t think anyone here thinks poorly of anyone asking for and/or hoping to see new products today. People wouldn’t be on this site if they weren’t unusually passionate about Battletech.

Just… you know… chill out, guys. Yesterday was a major US holiday and a lot of people are already working very hard behind the scenes to update the CGL Store with Force Packs while the rest of us sit on our butts eating leftovers
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Ruger on 26 November 2021, 17:57:55
Any chance of a revised ETA for it? Cyber-Monday maybe, or pushed back a full week?

Or more?

Ruger
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wildkadabra on 26 November 2021, 19:25:33
No to it being soon, or no to it at all today?

I would also like to know this!  :'(

I will hope for the best but prepare for the worst! I'm came out of work looking forward to reading it tonight!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: shivanwurm on 26 November 2021, 21:21:10
If we haven’t seen it by now I would assume they are busy with other work and we will not see it today. Which is understandable.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: mrbooth on 27 November 2021, 00:04:54
If we haven’t seen it by now I would assume they are busy with other work and we will not see it today. Which is understandable.

While it is understandable it's also a problem when they clearly took the time to craft two product announcements and failed to mention that the Rec Guide was being moved. They created the expectation that we are getting a release when they published the schedule but failed to may note of a change to it.

I think the frustration comes from that and it was entirely avoidable with three lines added to the announcement.
Rec guides I think are one of the products that have been most anticipated but when people are expecting a release and start checking at 2pm like I did and I am sure others did as well and we get a ambiguous statement two hours later people are understandable frustrated.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 27 November 2021, 00:28:55
HOOOOOLY cow.

What a drop for black friday!  sooo many goodies!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 27 November 2021, 02:05:28
No. Too much Black Friday stuff going on.

Is that pushing the Rec Guide release schedule back, or are you just going to release it next week and then continue with the previously planned release schedule?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Moonsword on 27 November 2021, 13:42:10
MODERATOR NOTICE

A moderator politely said to chill out on the questions and complaints about the Recognition Guide not being released, communicated, etc.  That was ignored.  We've locked the thread for a few hours to let you get it out of your systems.

Maybe this will be a little easier to remember:
QUIT BRINGING UP THE RECOGNITION GUIDE

Any failures to follow those simple written instructions will be met with Rule 3 warnings.  This is a No Recognition Guide Zone for 96 hours.  Don't believe me, post about the topic and see what happens.

The Recognition Guide was intentionally delayed.  That series has had a number of people working very hard to deliver a high-quality product and management decided that their work deserved more recognition than being lost amidst a wave of other materials on the same day.  Given the lack of civility and maturity displayed so far, this is not open for discussion for 96 hours.  Everyone needs some distance from this before it's discussed further.

Which brings me around to another subject: At least one person at CGL worked for many hours to line up the releases on Thursday during a day most of us were taking off for family, friends, and other personal pursuits.  They sacrificed time with their loved ones to deliver products.  Consider how their hard work lining up long-awaited products and new releases in a major sale was rewarded by the fans in this thread.

Please, just stop.  This thread is supposed to be a place for people to enjoy the excitement of upcoming releases and being able to talk about them with the developers.  I understand the disappointment of a release not coming when you'd hoped for it, I was looking forward to seeing what was in the release myself.  But keep your perspective, don't be bitter and entitled, and for the love of Blake don't take it out on the people who are working their asses off to get stuff into the hands of the fans that want it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Ran Felsner on 28 November 2021, 11:07:21
I just wanted to say thanks to all who put that Black Friday sale together!  I don't normally post, just lurk....

Is there any new info on IlClan era novels ?  Possibly titles, hints, teases ?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 28 November 2021, 11:21:46
Are there novels in the works? Yup =)
Do we know anything about them? Nope =(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: I am Belch II on 28 November 2021, 15:03:33
Thank you to all at Catalyst and all that you do. The Black Friday updates were awesome.
Myself and many others on this site are addicted to Battletech and we always want more and more and more.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Atlas3060 on 28 November 2021, 15:18:35
Yeah there's a bit in that list I'm thinking "I know I have one, but I mean having another wouldn't hurt. Right?"  >:D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 28 November 2021, 15:25:50
Yeah there's a bit in that list I'm thinking "I know I have one, but I mean having another wouldn't hurt. Right?"  >:D

So far, I’ve only bought one repeat pack, and that was to reproduce one lance of my merc unit in the new plastics.

I’ve spent the weekend wrestling with not trying to do the same with my Ghost Bears since it would require buying two Stars if I want to have all of the necessary mechs in BOTH my Alpha Bears and in my General Clan pool.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Greatclub on 28 November 2021, 16:08:35
I'll be doubling two more stars.

Heavy striker - mod the garg to an E, loki to a M, fenris to D, dragonfly to B, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the Vulture
Heavy - Every faction needs more marauders and whammies, just ignore the IIC, hunchie gets the ATM treatment to a 3, supernova gets modded into a 2/3 magnetized, and the behemoth... maybe a three, maybe a seven.

The megamat ls tempting, but since I have the desert pack I'll probably skip even if I could get it without insane shipping.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 28 November 2021, 17:05:09
I almost bought another Heavy Star when they first became available a couple weeks back, but decided not to buy any duplicates until I paint the ones I already have.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 28 November 2021, 17:08:19
decided not to buy any duplicates until I paint the ones I already have.

I recognize and acknowledge that I’ve seen all of those words before and understand their individual meanings.

I just… don’t understand them in that specific order.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 28 November 2021, 17:09:03
it's the "until I paint the ones I already have" that broke my brain
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: abou on 28 November 2021, 17:10:48
it's the "until I paint the ones I already have" that broke my brain
Ha!

Like... what does that even mean?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: ActionButler on 28 November 2021, 17:11:21
Right, I meant to isolate just that phrase, but my ability to highlight with any meaningful accuracy in my iPad is… limited…
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Stormy on 28 November 2021, 17:28:46
I… started modestly, but i have a KS sized preorder with my FLGS.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 28 November 2021, 18:02:37
Ha!

Like... what does that even mean?

I have mechs from when I initially got into the game that are still unpainted.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 28 November 2021, 18:11:20
I wish I could purchase the new plastic mechs individually but I understand why I can’t. Like I’d want just a Cauldron Born and Kingfisher but I don’t need another Crossbow and Huntsman (which I’ll never use).

As far as painting goes…. I’ve been working up the desire to assemble and paint my minis for the past three years now lol. I MIGHT finally have all the materials….. maybe.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 28 November 2021, 18:22:40
If you use Facebook, I'd recommend getting on the trade and sell page for Battletech and sell off any extras that you don't intend to use. Mechs like the Crossbow and Huntsman should go fairly quickly. I don't see those mechs offered much so people would likely grab them as fast as they can.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 28 November 2021, 18:36:38
Buying the new plastics just gives you a valid excuse for leaving your old minis unpainted.  You don't need an excuse for the new ones because they're still new.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: abou on 29 November 2021, 00:40:03
I have mechs from when I initially got into the game that are still unpainted.

I hear that. I'm finally painting a firegut from Vor that I bought in 2000. Figured my Pathfinder DM can find use for it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 29 November 2021, 16:52:14
I just ordered a bunch of things from the Catalyst webstore last Friday.  Catalyst said on Twitter that there is a "promtional valcano tile, free with $10 purchase."  Will I get this automatically if my order hasn't shipped yet?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 29 November 2021, 17:01:56
I just ordered a bunch of things from the Catalyst webstore last Friday.  Catalyst said on Twitter that there is a "promtional valcano tile, free with $10 purchase."  Will I get this automatically if my order hasn't shipped yet?
Not unless you found it, clicked on "Add To Order", and it was with your order when you checked out.  Yes, it was "free with $10 purchase.", but ONLY if YOU added it to your order.  They only had so many to give away, they're not going to give them to everyone.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 29 November 2021, 17:08:22
Oh, well.
Thanks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Zeruel on 29 November 2021, 17:13:12
I think I saw the volcano tile was sold out anyways...from at least last week
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: nckestrel on 29 November 2021, 17:21:11
I think I saw the volcano tile was sold out anyways...from at least last week

They are doing a scattered release, where they release 20 at a time at random intervals.

From the volcano tile listing.
"There are only 200 of these, and when they are gone, that's it. They're gone. We will put out 20 at a time at random intervals, to give everyone a fair chance to find them and pick one up. This item is FREE with purchase of $10 or more. Only one per cart."
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 29 November 2021, 17:24:38
Because to hell with scalpers ripping off fans!  Good for Catalyst for working out a strategy to counter them.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Zeruel on 29 November 2021, 17:29:41
Because to hell with scalpers ripping off fans!  Good for Catalyst for working out a strategy to counter them.
I don't generally buy things outside of the Catalyst site, except minis from IWM...and I know scalpers can be a problem with many different products, does Battletech generally suffer from scalpers? Maybe it's just me, but I would think the market for CBT stuff would be relatively small and not really warrant it
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 29 November 2021, 18:03:43
In that case, you would be shocked at what's going on on ebay. 

Edit: and, no, I don't by a thing unless it's directly from Catalyst.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Ruger on 29 November 2021, 18:12:45
In that case, you would be shocked at what's going on on ebay. 

Edit: and, no, I don't by a thing unless it's directly from Catalyst.

For me, it’s typically from my FLGS, Catalyst direct or for special items like metal minis, POD novels or other special items, from wherever they are available, in that order.

Ruger
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: RabidFox on 29 November 2021, 18:19:24
I don't generally buy things outside of the Catalyst site, except minis from IWM...and I know scalpers can be a problem with many different products, does Battletech generally suffer from scalpers? Maybe it's just me, but I would think the market for CBT stuff would be relatively small and not really warrant it

In the past year, eBay prices have gotten crazy with BattleTech products.  I even saw what looks like some Chinese knock offs of the CGL minis being sold on eBay.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Cubby on 29 November 2021, 18:29:44
Rec Guide vol. 22 will be out this Friday, Dec. 3

Rec Guide vol. 23 will slide back one week to Friday, Dec. 17

And the concluding volume, Rec Guide vol. 24, will come out on Friday, Dec. 24 as planned.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 29 November 2021, 18:32:47
Thanks!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 29 November 2021, 18:33:05
In the past year, eBay prices have gotten crazy with BattleTech products.  I even saw what looks like some Chinese knock offs of the CGL minis being sold on eBay.

yup

the price rise really started after the release of the HBS game. the pandemic affected BT stuff, like all collectables, for a double whammy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 29 November 2021, 19:19:23
Rec Guide vol. 22 will be out this Friday, Dec. 3

Rec Guide vol. 23 will slide back one week to Friday, Dec. 17

And the concluding volume, Rec Guide vol. 24, will come out on Friday, Dec. 24 as planned.


Whooohoooo! 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 29 November 2021, 19:28:43
Rec Guide vol. 22 will be out this Friday, Dec. 3

Rec Guide vol. 23 will slide back one week to Friday, Dec. 17

And the concluding volume, Rec Guide vol. 24, will come out on Friday, Dec. 24 as planned.

 :clap: :beer: :excited: :rockon:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 29 November 2021, 19:54:53
If you use Facebook, I'd recommend getting on the trade and sell page for Battletech and sell off any extras that you don't intend to use. Mechs like the Crossbow and Huntsman should go fairly quickly. I don't see those mechs offered much so people would likely grab them as fast as they can.

Yeah I have and they’ve been great: but as I echo what’s been said before some of them link to their own EBAY pages where their scalping (rare but it happens), and I’d rather give money to Catalyst directly of course. But I also know how supply and demand works in regards to production (ie: bulk is better lol).

Rec Guide vol. 22 will be out this Friday, Dec. 3

Rec Guide vol. 23 will slide back one week to Friday, Dec. 17

And the concluding volume, Rec Guide vol. 24, will come out on Friday, Dec. 24 as planned.

Also IDK if I’ve ever said it: but you guys are awesome!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 29 November 2021, 21:41:00
Rec Guide vol. 22 will be out this Friday, Dec. 3

Rec Guide vol. 23 will slide back one week to Friday, Dec. 17

And the concluding volume, Rec Guide vol. 24, will come out on Friday, Dec. 24 as planned.

Awesome!  I love it when the guides align with our game weekends-
"where did you get that variant?"
me: "what, this lil thing?  it came out YESTERDAY!"  ;) ;D ;D ;D

(yes, I've been using them, averaging about 1 per guide, and they're a BLAST on the table!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

(But I think we're probably skipping the Saturday game after 24 comes out... ;-) ha ha ha
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Valkerie on 30 November 2021, 00:02:25
Rec Guide vol. 22 will be out this Friday, Dec. 3

Rec Guide vol. 23 will slide back one week to Friday, Dec. 17

And the concluding volume, Rec Guide vol. 24, will come out on Friday, Dec. 24 as planned.
Once again, to you sir, and everyone involved in the Rec Guides, thank you for all your efforts on these.  They are a joy to read!  :beer:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: I am Belch II on 30 November 2021, 06:55:34
24 Rec guides. Thats awesome, cant wait for them all...they are like Pokemon!!!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DanJester on 30 November 2021, 08:15:58
Rec Guide vol. 22 will be out this Friday, Dec. 3

Rec Guide vol. 23 will slide back one week to Friday, Dec. 17

And the concluding volume, Rec Guide vol. 24, will come out on Friday, Dec. 24 as planned.
Thanks for the update. These Rec Guides have been ace. Is there any update on Tamar Rising? Might we see it in the next few weeks?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 30 November 2021, 08:45:31
Thanks for the update. These Rec Guides have been ace. Is there any update on Tamar Rising? Might we see it in the next few weeks?

Ray answered that question here: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-lead-developers/tamar-rising/msg1785040/#msg1785040 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-lead-developers/tamar-rising/msg1785040/#msg1785040)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: wantec on 30 November 2021, 08:47:34
Rec Guide vol. 22 will be out this Friday, Dec. 3

Rec Guide vol. 23 will slide back one week to Friday, Dec. 17

And the concluding volume, Rec Guide vol. 24, will come out on Friday, Dec. 24 as planned.
And in a special trick Cubby has had the battleshop reprogrammed so that Rec Guide 24 will only release at 11:59pm in each person's local timezone
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DanJester on 30 November 2021, 08:52:50
Ray answered that question here: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-lead-developers/tamar-rising/msg1785040/#msg1785040 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-lead-developers/tamar-rising/msg1785040/#msg1785040)
Thanks dude  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 30 November 2021, 09:14:41
You are welcome.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Moonsword on 30 November 2021, 10:55:03
MODERATOR NOTICE

People, this is not the Customer Service thread.  If you have customer service concerns, take them to the appropriate place:

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/general-discussion/customer-service/

I had to deal with one over the weekend, and I've just moved a half-dozen more posts.  Please knock it off.  I don't want to issue warnings because you're having customer service issues, so please don't force my hand on this.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Fat Guy on 30 November 2021, 15:59:50
Blood Avatar is available at Barnes & Noble.

Edit: The new Light Horse short is available as well. They're also both at the Catalyst Store.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: J_Schmetzer on 01 December 2021, 09:35:00
Edit: The new Light Horse short is available as well. They're also both at the Catalyst Store.


Whaaaaaat.....  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Joewrightgm on 01 December 2021, 10:36:38
Suggestion if the warehouse blow out is in progress:
Any chance of making the clan and inner sphere ‘retaliation pack’ (game of armored combat mechs and Mechs from the clan invasion box)  from the KS? I know that the inner sphere mechs being sold as con stuff at one time.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: SteelRaven on 01 December 2021, 11:38:10
Suggestion if the warehouse blow out is in progress:
Any chance of making the clan and inner sphere ‘retaliation pack’ (game of armored combat mechs and Mechs from the clan invasion box)  from the KS? I know that the inner sphere mechs being sold as con stuff at one time.

I would wait until after the international supply chain problem get resolved first. A good chunk of our Black Friday goodies may have originally been meant for the Cons.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 01 December 2021, 12:13:16
Suggestion if the warehouse blow out is in progress:
Any chance of making the clan and inner sphere ‘retaliation pack’ (game of armored combat mechs and Mechs from the clan invasion box)  from the KS? I know that the inner sphere mechs being sold as con stuff at one time.

The supply chain will have to resolve itself first, to be sure.  That being said, those 10 mechs in the Retaliation pack are a great value for any Inner Sphere player, because other than the Commando, they fit pretty nicely in every Inner Sphere faction list.  And we can all make up a reason to have a Commando in our forces right?

Side note: as much as I love my Marauders (and that is a lot) I think the Retaliation Pack was my best Wave 1 purchase. 
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Post by: ActionButler on 01 December 2021, 12:25:29
I was pretty disappointed in myself that I didn’t purchase at least one Retaliation pack. The Game of Armored Combat set is the only intro box I don’t have at least two copies of yet. 
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 01 December 2021, 12:34:23
I got a retaliation box in wave 1 and wound up adding a second to wave 2 just to get some more of those wonderful minis.
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Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 01 December 2021, 14:04:12
I got a retaliation box in wave 1 and wound up adding a second to wave 2 just to get some more of those wonderful minis.

I wish I did this too. Especially with the more exciting (to me) rec guide variants.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 01 December 2021, 17:10:55
what is this retaliation pack everyone's talking about?  I don't see it? -sad face-
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 01 December 2021, 17:21:44
what is this retaliation pack everyone's talking about?  I don't see it? -sad face-

It was a KS (and some conventions I’ve heard) exclusive thing. 10 mechs for $40, a set of AGoAC and Beginners Box.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 01 December 2021, 17:21:53
what is this retaliation pack everyone's talking about?  I don't see it? -sad face-

It was one of the add-ons during the Kickstarter. Contained all of the minis from the Beginner Box and AGoAC box.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Spaceman on 01 December 2021, 21:35:21
Is the MegaMat/BFM going to get a full retail release or will it be a Catalyst Store exclusive?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: five_corparty on 02 December 2021, 00:00:30
It was one of the add-ons during the Kickstarter. Contained all of the minis from the Beginner Box and AGoAC box.

ah! thanks! I didn't do any of the add ons (was trying to keep the credit card bill manageable, you know how it is) and I didn't see it in the black friday stuff!

appreciate it!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kitsune413 on 02 December 2021, 09:47:12
Tamar Rising is on my radar.  It's blipping.  The boat is getting closer to harbor...

Any news on when we get to kill the horses?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 02 December 2021, 10:41:25
Any news on when we get to kill the horses?

I'm hoping for it just as you are.  New BattleTech is about to happen any week now.
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Post by: Sartris on 02 December 2021, 10:41:41
Any news on when we get to kill the horses?

Better part of a month after it reaches the warehouse. It has not reached the warehouse
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Post by: Cubby on 02 December 2021, 12:17:31
Any news on when we get to kill the horses?

Just for some expectation-setting here: I'm checking warehouse receiving notices closely, have been for awhile, and am eager to pin down a street date. Once we have that date, I'll be shouting it from the mountaintops. This will not be a surprise release, unless it's over my dead body.
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Post by: rebs on 02 December 2021, 12:22:06
Damnit, Cubby!  You're gonna live!

Thank you for your diligence.
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Post by: Joewrightgm on 02 December 2021, 12:41:48
Just for some expectation-setting here: I'm checking warehouse receiving notices closely, have been for awhile, and am eager to pin down a street date. Once we have that date, I'll be shouting it from the mountaintops. This will not be a surprise release, unless it's over my dead body.

Uhhhhhh 🅱️ A S E D
Bonus question: will there be anything record sheet wise related to the Dragoon assault star for record sheets? I’m pulling My hair out tracking down what record sheet pack has what.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 02 December 2021, 12:47:48
Pretty sure all the minis have been in RecGuides so far . . . the Annihilator is the only one missing as of now . . . for now . . .
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Post by: MarauderD on 02 December 2021, 12:58:27
Pretty sure all the minis have been in RecGuides so far . . . the Annihilator is the only one missing as of now . . . for now . . .

Depends on what you mean by "all the minis," right?  I'm curious about a rec guide Stalker, that we haven't yet seen....
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Post by: Cubby on 02 December 2021, 13:17:42
Bonus question: will there be anything record sheet wise related to the Dragoon assault star for record sheets? I’m pulling My hair out tracking down what record sheet pack has what.

Are you using the Master Unit List? http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Filter?Name=Annihilator
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Post by: Colt Ward on 02 December 2021, 13:35:45
Depends on what you mean by "all the minis," right?  I'm curious about a rec guide Stalker, that we haven't yet seen....

He was talking about the Dragoons pack, and you knew the answer was to his question.  The Timberwolf, Blackjack, Rifleman, and Archer have all been in RecGuides so far and since KS plastic mechs have been in the RecGuides there is a very good chance it would appear in the remaining issues.  Like say the one before the supposed Dec 15th release date which would be next week's release.
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Post by: Dmon on 02 December 2021, 13:43:24
Any word on Blood Avatar and The Day When Heaven Was Falling being available on Amazon?
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Post by: BirdofPrey on 02 December 2021, 16:18:57
Are you using the Master Unit List? http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Filter?Name=Annihilator
The ANH-5W, Archer C2 and Blackjack C don't seem to exist in any product besides the Alpha strike cards in the Dragoons pack, much less there being record sheets for them
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Post by: nckestrel on 02 December 2021, 16:20:36
The ANH-5W, Archer C2 and Blackjack C don't seem to exist in any product besides the Alpha strike cards in the Dragoons pack, much less there being record sheets for them

That is correct. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 02 December 2021, 16:38:26
Thought we were told the mechs in the box were established models- the Blackjack being the BJ-2 with the ERLLs & bunch of SRM2s.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Luciora on 02 December 2021, 16:48:42
The AS cards have the 3050s stats as well as ilkhan era ones.  Its the second set that are puzzling the players, as the actual stats haven't been released yet.

Thought we were told the mechs in the box were established models- the Blackjack being the BJ-2 with the ERLLs & bunch of SRM2s.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: William J. Pennington on 02 December 2021, 16:51:47
ok. Whew. Last orders are placed until I paint everything. That's 6 different factions, 145 units. Firm goal, no more purchases until those units are painted, decaled, based, and sealed. (Purchases of miniatures of course..I'm not completely insane).

But I just realized some of those units need vehicle support.....No..must resist......
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: YingJanshi on 02 December 2021, 16:55:38
ok. Whew. Last orders are placed until I paint everything. That's 6 different factions, 145 units. Firm goal, no more purchases until those units are painted, decaled, based, and sealed. (Purchases of miniatures of course..I'm not completely insane).

But I just realized some of those units need vehicle support.....No..must resist......

Don't forget Aero support...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Sartris on 02 December 2021, 17:14:27
Don't forget Aero support...

I am creeping ever closer to caving and buying fighters. I now have two Shilones and the aero battlemat will arrive at my house before Christmas.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 02 December 2021, 17:52:20
While not a CGL project (I think) Creative Juggernaut (the resin StormCrow and Black Knight people) released their first wave of textured ‘biome’ hex bases, Badlands and Lunar bases.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 02 December 2021, 18:34:10
I am creeping ever closer to caving and buying fighters. I now have two Shilones and the aero battlemat will arrive at my house before Christmas.

Same: two Shilones and a single Kirghiz are the start of an Aerospace Star. I have a vehicle Trinary but more than half are ClickTech scale because I made a mistake.

Mechs first, then Elementals, and MAYBE I’ll fill out my support later.
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Post by: Bedwyr on 02 December 2021, 22:08:20
Priming the pump almost.  ^-^

Yeah, I'm due to buy some more aerospace assets as well. I thought at one point I'd stick with micro Aerospace wings to keep things at capital scale, but the sneaky bastards gave me a freebie.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Scotty on 02 December 2021, 22:55:59
I'm going to end up with six Shilones once my store order gets here.  Haven't figured out whether they're all going in one squadron, or if pairs are going in separate units.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bedwyr on 02 December 2021, 23:06:08
I'm going to end up with six Shilones once my store order gets here.  Haven't figured out whether they're all going in one squadron, or if pairs are going in separate units.

I think I'm going to paint 2-4 wings in separate colors for two sides and then re-do for one side if CGL ever distributes different aerospace models.
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Post by: Scotty on 02 December 2021, 23:24:51
My problem at the moment is that the units I have are not traditional users of the Shilone outside of one or two, and those are the one or two I have but don't actually play as much.  The easiest one to justify outside of that is likewise one I don't play much, but one that I like a lot more as a paint scheme.  And the rest are Clans, who can do better.

It's a tough choice.
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Post by: Luciora on 02 December 2021, 23:27:54
Aggressor squadron?

My problem at the moment is that the units I have are not traditional users of the Shilone outside of one or two, and those are the one or two I have but don't actually play as much.  The easiest one to justify outside of that is likewise one I don't play much, but one that I like a lot more as a paint scheme.  And the rest are Clans, who can do better.

It's a tough choice.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: William J. Pennington on 02 December 2021, 23:33:35
My problem at the moment is that the units I have are not traditional users of the Shilone outside of one or two, and those are the one or two I have but don't actually play as much.  The easiest one to justify outside of that is likewise one I don't play much, but one that I like a lot more as a paint scheme.  And the rest are Clans, who can do better.

It's a tough choice.

Salvage. Paint as a neutral merc color, a temporary hire. Clans, well, they don't waste anything. And no matter how low tech it is, bombs are still bombs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 02 December 2021, 23:47:01
My problem at the moment is that the units I have are not traditional users of the Shilone outside of one or two, and those are the one or two I have but don't actually play as much.  The easiest one to justify outside of that is likewise one I don't play much, but one that I like a lot more as a paint scheme.  And the rest are Clans, who can do better.

It's a tough choice.

Since mine are Ghost Bear they will be ceremonial (yet functional) links to Tyra Miraborg as part of our air wing. Because that the only reason I can come up with lol
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Post by: mrbooth on 03 December 2021, 07:05:20
Woke up to find Anthony posted the redesigned Goliath to his Patreon page, it's very nice hopefully it is in today's Rec Guide.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Empyrus on 03 December 2021, 07:53:07
Wait. It is Friday? Man, my sense of time is utterly messed up...
Jade Phoenix today at least. Think the Goliath is the only Classic missing still so it seems plausible.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Geont on 03 December 2021, 08:20:56
Was the new RecGuide today or next Friday? I am lost after another move of release due amount of products going out from CGL.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Karasu on 03 December 2021, 08:33:49
Was the new RecGuide today or next Friday? I am lost after another move of release due amount of products going out from CGL.
Today, then a fortnight from now, then a week after that (ie 3rd, 17th and 24th of December)
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Post by: bobthecoward on 03 December 2021, 09:50:36
Today, then a fortnight from now, then a week after that (ie 3rd, 17th and 24th of December)

The end of an 18 month journey.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Colt Ward on 03 December 2021, 10:25:40
Wait. It is Friday? Man, my sense of time is utterly messed up...
Jade Phoenix today at least. Think the Goliath is the only Classic missing still so it seems plausible.

Lol, this week my wife had me convinced on Wednesday it was Taco Tuesday- she was getting hyped.  After picking up a car that had been in the shop, we figure out it is Wednesday . . . and then we get to the place we were getting tacos at 7:01, and she missed the cheaper margaritas by 1 minute.  I took a few knocks for her unfortunate sense of timing that week while laughing.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 03 December 2021, 10:27:09
Was the new RecGuide today or next Friday? I am lost after another move of release due amount of products going out from CGL.


Consult your magic 8 ball or ouija board for details on when the next rec guide will drop.   >:D
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Post by: MarauderD on 03 December 2021, 10:58:20
The end of an 18 month journey.

Best 18 month Journey ever, if you consider it contained the Kickstarter and the most enjoyable line of products in my 30 year memory of BattleTech.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 03 December 2021, 11:01:13
Speaking of Quads, who thinks we might finally get a Goliath that isn't bad?  I know its possible, I'm just curious how we get there!
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 December 2021, 11:07:01
Speaking of Quads, who thinks we might finally get a Goliath that isn't bad?  I know its possible, I'm just curious how we get there!

Your wish was granted decades ago, the moment TRO 3025 gave us a Goliath not numbered -3M.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 03 December 2021, 11:24:15
Your wish was granted decades ago, the moment TRO 3025 gave us a Goliath not numbered -3M.

I know my post was pretty subjective.  Everyone might have a Goliath or two they liked--it just hasn't happened to me yet. 
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Post by: Cubby on 03 December 2021, 14:40:46
Recognition Guide Vol. 22 Now Available; Wolf’s Dragoons ForcePack at Barnes & Noble

BattleMech Recognition Guide: ilClan, Volume 22 is now available in stores, along with the PDF of BattleTech Legends!

Customers who previously purchased the Legends book through the Catalyst Game Labs store only should have received an e-mail that their PDF download is now available. If you feel you should have received this e-mail but have not, please contact store@catalystgamelabs.com.

In addition, we’re pleased to announce that the Wolf’s Dragoons Assault Star ForcePack is rolling into Barnes & Noble stores! Be sure to check your local availability before heading out to a nearby store.

Recognition Guide: ilClan, Vol. 22

PDF: $3.99

The march of technology across BattleTech’s eras is relentless—but some BattleMech designs never die. Each installment of this PDF-only series not only includes a brand new BattleMech or OmniMech, but also details Classic ’Mech designs from both the Inner Sphere and the Clans, now fully rebuilt with Dark Age technology (3085 and beyond).

Allowing beloved units redesigned for the BattleTech: Clan Invasion crowd funding campaign to be competitive on “modern” battlefields, this series also includes in-universe development notes, battle histories, notable pilots, and record sheets for each ’Mech. Released as a series of 24 PDF-only documents through the end of 2020 and early 2021, many ’Mechs featured in this series will be collected in print upon its completion.

Catalyst Web Store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-recognition-guide-ilclan-vol-22

DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/378471/BattleTech-Recognition-Guide-ilClan-Vol-22

BattleTech Legends

PDF Only: $19.99
Standard Edition+ PDF: $49.99

LEGENDS NEVER DIE

Across the centuries, the fate of the Inner Sphere changed time and again with the actions of one MechWarrior and one ‘Mech fighting at the crux of history. There stories became legends passed down through the years, and now these legends and their ‘Mechs stand revealed as never before.

BattleTech: Legends depicts fifty-two of the universe’s most famous–and infamous–MechWarrors and their ‘Mechs from every era of BattleTech including the upcoming ilClan era. Each entry includes gorgeous full-color portraits of the character and came specs for their machines, and delves into their battle history as a MechWarrior to reveal all-new details never before published. Finally, each era section kicks off with all-new fiction by some of BattleTech‘s own Legendary authors!

Catalyst Web Store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-legends?variant=39883315052578

DriveThruRPG (PDF only): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/379352/BattleTech-Legends

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Post by: Colt Ward on 03 December 2021, 15:30:30
Well . . . not on the cover (some birdie mech?), but this one seems to be Quads!  Preview shows the Doom Courser (Omni Quad) and Goliath (for the dreamers) in Marik hands until the Wolves knocked on the door.  But the Wolves are building a upgraded Scorpion on Oliver.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 03 December 2021, 16:01:29
In addition, we’re pleased to announce that the Wolf’s Dragoons Assault Star ForcePack is rolling into Barnes & Noble stores! Be sure to check your local availability before heading out to a nearby store.

I can confirm that my local B&N had two on the shelf next to the Beginner Box yesterday.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderD on 03 December 2021, 16:36:46
I can confirm that my local B&N had two on the shelf next to the Beginner Box yesterday.

I think stocking BattleTech, be it the Beginner's Box, AGoAC, or the Wolf's Dragoons Assault Star at places like Barnes & Noble is a brilliant way to get product in front of the masses and convert more people into fans and players.  Well done, CGL team.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 03 December 2021, 16:51:23
Finding the BT box set in a book store is where I got my start in battletech.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 03 December 2021, 17:25:03
Yes!  I'm going to download both right now...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 03 December 2021, 17:57:16
Been to my local B&N all week. They got three copies of the GoAC box, but no WD packs. I believe that they did come in, but are gone now. My area has no other Battletech players, but a preponderance of scalpers. There are a great many here who make their living scouring the thrift stores and waiting like vultures for the collectibles to be put out in stores. They snatch up all the new toys, Pokemon and sports cards, and anything else they think they can turn a buck on. I'll put money that one of them snagged the entire shipment of WD packs from B&N.
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Post by: SteelRaven on 03 December 2021, 18:03:22
You can tell them they are why I never bother with e-bay.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Bedwyr on 03 December 2021, 18:08:20
Been to my local B&N all week. They got three copies of the GoAC box, but no WD packs. I believe that they did come in, but are gone now. My area has no other Battletech players, but a preponderance of scalpers. There are a great many here who make their living scouring the thrift stores and waiting like vultures for the collectibles to be put out in stores. They snatch up all the new toys, Pokemon and sports cards, and anything else they think they can turn a buck on. I'll put money that one of them snagged the entire shipment of WD packs from B&N.

Any shot at a B&N web order, transferring from another store elsewhere, or is that all sold out?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 03 December 2021, 19:38:19
Any shot at a B&N web order, transferring from another store elsewhere, or is that all sold out?

I haven't tried yet. I'm not big on web orders, so I'd rather wait to see if they get more in. I want to support my local store. It's been a good hangout place for me for over twenty years, and the rate things are going, we're in our last days together. If I can give them just the cost of one WD pack, I will.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: DarkSpade on 03 December 2021, 21:30:27
I haven't tried yet. I'm not big on web orders, so I'd rather wait to see if they get more in. I want to support my local store. It's been a good hangout place for me for over twenty years, and the rate things are going, we're in our last days together. If I can give them just the cost of one WD pack, I will.

You can ask at their help desk to order something for you.  They'll e-mail you when it's in and hold it for a few days at no cost.  If you never pick it up, they just put it on the shelf.
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Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 03 December 2021, 21:31:34
I see the Falcons got their own Rec Guide lol
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Crimson Dawn on 04 December 2021, 14:53:09
The Cleveland area has a fair number of them around.  The group I play with are buying a few.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: GRUD on 04 December 2021, 19:49:56
To Ray and "The Art Crew" (Gang? Clan?):

Ya'll did an AMAZING job on the Classic Goliath!  I'm looking forward to getting 4 of them in Metal from IWM at some point!  Hopefully in the not-so-distant future!  Same for the Doom Courser!  That LRM boat variant sounds NASTY!!   >:D

And Yes, I'm also loving the Classic Scorpion!  Eager to buy 4 of THOSE in Metal from IWM as well!   :excited: :thumbsup:

 :clap: :beer: :clap: :beer:
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Post by: Sartris on 04 December 2021, 22:56:48
A little treat for your Saturday - a public preview of the Cicada 3D render

(https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/jSLWfSoz3y4ogRcVu07Km_EKnCs1Ily8Icq3O8-YffFigSY0t9tgRgQ_x5ngqf0joTIZswq0t3vTN7n8WVsG567vZBaNDb1XqifqD2rbUiC9znUfeF9mKVT619nzz1ncpaZOjTiw09dTd_ZJ5MBSCrhmWRV9B9LBIEf-kmZ7s5MpcoGM6Fp725H6KJKiHyJuwQE4qx_Qd6jn_T0nXzQ4iLf6gtXyrZKmMJZR3gWmXtrwgGsA5W13aueDqdWxkwB4DSmGVoIqZAklh3F43NS9jZZWUv3zIgG250g=s0-d-e1-ft#https://c10.patreonusercontent.com/3/eyJ3Ijo2MjB9/patreon-media/p/post/59532001/d9dbbe433341495daae1b8f7cafb0806/1.jpg?token-time=1639958400&token-hash=Rf_GQ_OiIIFnsqKsqeAnb8fnco70AvJKhPmpRWwQcA4%3D)
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Post by: Death_from_above on 05 December 2021, 02:40:16
Anthony posted several more renders (not public at this point though) on his Patreon, including a groupshot
featuring the Cicada, Locust, Stinger, Spider, Firefly and what looks to be a Wasp variant (possibly the 3W)
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Post by: Dragon Cat on 05 December 2021, 07:17:21
Locusts bigger brother looks a little nastier than before

Also reminds me a little of the enemy Mech in Robocop
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 05 December 2021, 09:32:37
Any one know when the next issue of Shrapnel is due?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Mendrugo on 05 December 2021, 09:46:59
The Q4 issue for 2020 dropped December 15, for historical comparison.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: rebs on 05 December 2021, 09:51:53
Thank you, Mendrugo!  Waiting patiently...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: jimdigris on 05 December 2021, 13:29:53
I'm intrigued by Anthony's Firefly.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Kerfuffin(925) on 05 December 2021, 19:00:22
Did we ever get a public release of the 2020 World Wide Event? And is there any plans for one this year? I know it’s been a(nother) crazy year.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Guardian11 on 06 December 2021, 18:36:13
Did we ever get a public release of the 2020 World Wide Event? And is there any plans for one this year? I know it’s been a(nother) crazy year.
If I recall correctly the 2020 WWE was released in a thread on this board, but the download source has died twice with no reupload after the death of the second upload.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
Post by: Rncavenger on 07 December 2021, 11:06:30
Is there any news about the upcoming fiction?
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Post by: Fat Guy on 07 December 2021, 11:32:39
Unfortunately new fiction seems to have taken a backseat to getting out the rest of the old Dark Age novels for the most part.
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Post by: Empyrus on 07 December 2021, 11:49:41
I don't recall the last time we had any news about new fiction, beyond the ELH short stories.
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Post by: Colt Ward on 07 December 2021, 12:07:49
The DA novels probably do not use the same resources, and in fact I would say they were a done deal but are just being doled out.  Otherwise they would not have been able to say 'we are going to try to have them all released by X date, but they are all going to be out.'

Visions of Rebirth was last 'new' . . . and bluntly, we might have a LOT of fiction waiting on Tamar to roll out.
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Post by: rebs on 07 December 2021, 13:02:28
I certainly hope so.  Tamar Rising seems the perfect point for new fiction to appear.
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Post by: Wrangler on 07 December 2021, 13:22:53
I certainly hope so.  Tamar Rising seems the perfect point for new fiction to appear.
Certainly hope so. I'm trying slowly read the new Gray Death Legion book without having nothing to read for a while.
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Post by: Rncavenger on 07 December 2021, 18:11:48
     Cubby wrote three months ago that he would update the list of upcoming fiction. Either the plans have changed or other products have taken up all the attention.
Yeah, I didn't get those details in time for the update on Friday, but I have them now. I'll update the page at some point today. And, I'll post here when it's done, no need to refresh constantly.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 08 December 2021, 15:13:43
Managed to pick up a Heavy Star and Urban Lance at my LGS earlier, the first Wave 2 bits I've seen in the wild.
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Post by: Stormy on 08 December 2021, 21:17:50
One of the LGS had a staff member get into Battletech recently, so I've seen Clan Heavy Battle and IS Striker Lances in the wild, recently, along with Total Warfare, Clan Invasion Box, Support Deck, and Battlemech Manual.

Quite the haul. :)
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Post by: Kibutsu on 09 December 2021, 09:21:00
Just curious, has anyone received their black Friday order yet? I have not even seen a shipping notice for mine to this point.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 09 December 2021, 10:16:58
No, but I remember ordering the Tukayyid book last year around the same time and it took over a month.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 09 December 2021, 10:36:45
Just curious, has anyone received their black Friday order yet? I have not even seen a shipping notice for mine to this point.

No still waiting on mine.
I did place a order form Catalyst about month ago it took 2-3 weeks for shipping.
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Post by: Geg on 09 December 2021, 13:01:58
Just curious, has anyone received their black Friday order yet? I have not even seen a shipping notice for mine to this point.

I have my BFM...  aka the MegaMatt.

I can't tell you the quality yet, as I don't own a surface large enough to play on.

I also got a shipping notice early this week for the more reasonably sized stuff.
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Post by: Liam's Ghost on 09 December 2021, 14:45:53
Just curious, has anyone received their black Friday order yet? I have not even seen a shipping notice for mine to this point.

I got a shipping notice for one of the two lance packs I ordered on black friday. Considering what happened with the one I'd ordered way back on the fifth of november, I've got this horrible feeling that the other black friday lance pack isn't coming.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 09 December 2021, 15:22:55
I figure with the shipping problems and other things going on, it might be a while for the Black Friday sales and more Mech Boxes to show up .
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Post by: MarauderCH IIC on 09 December 2021, 17:04:39
I fear what is going to happen when Tamar Rising becomes available to order. Last year, when Tukayyid was made available, it took around a month to ship, I believe. Let's hope the time it takes items to ship improves for Tamar Rising.
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Post by: Liam's Ghost on 09 December 2021, 17:29:18
I got a shipping notice for one of the two lance packs I ordered on black friday. Considering what happened with the one I'd ordered way back on the fifth of november, I've got this horrible feeling that the other black friday lance pack isn't coming.

And it figures that just after I said that I got a shipping notification for the second one.  :D
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Post by: Cubby on 09 December 2021, 20:33:38
Our fulfillment center is working through orders for products released on 11/5, 11/19, and 11/26 as quickly as they're able. We're still ironing out the process for shipping notifications--it's a manual effort, which is not great--but orders are being fulfilled. There's a LOT of them, so please be patient.
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Post by: Cache on 10 December 2021, 09:53:19
Just curious, has anyone received their black Friday order yet? I have not even seen a shipping notice for mine to this point.
I did. Received a shipping notice 11 days ago. Zero shipping updates, which is exactlywhat I expect from the USPS this time of year. It arrived two days ago.
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Post by: Luciora on 10 December 2021, 10:05:59
I have one order made on November 26 that hasn't been fulfilled yet, but an order I made on December 5th arrived 3 days later. 

I suppose I'll have to inquire about it.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 10 December 2021, 15:04:08
Just got shipping notification on my MegaMat. Arriving Monday.
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Post by: Eisenwolf on 10 December 2021, 15:37:49
Is anything new coming out today?
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Post by: mrbooth on 10 December 2021, 16:38:49
Is anything new coming out today?

They haven't announced anything pending release besides the two rec guide one next week and the following week. The only other products mentioned are the touring the stars Rocky and The Spot light on but they have been moved so many times who knows on them.
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Post by: rebs on 10 December 2021, 22:38:48
Nothing this Friday?  Wow.

That's fine.  We've gotten so much, so consistently, it doesn't matter. 

Thank you to everyone behind the scenes for your hard work.  You deserve a weekend off.
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Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 10 December 2021, 23:27:18
We would have originally gotten Rec Guide 23 today, but due to the sheer size of the stuff they did for Black Friday they had to shift the releases for Rec Guides 22 and 23 back a week.  So we'll get it next Friday, then Rec Guide 24 the week after.
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Post by: Tyrant on 10 December 2021, 23:47:38
Is the MegaMat/BFM going to get a full retail release or will it be a Catalyst Store exclusive?
Seconding this question
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Post by: Wrangler on 11 December 2021, 22:45:51
I'm curious what the combined book will be called. I guess TRO: ilClan or something.  Personally, it be too soon for that.

RecGuide IlClan i would think.
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Post by: SteelRaven on 11 December 2021, 23:02:15
I doubt it will be one book, the 3145 Faction TRO's got divided into TRO 3145 and 3150 respectively.
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Post by: Empyrus on 11 December 2021, 23:25:01
I counted once that if you take only the all-new designs and their sheets, they'd make a neat compilation TRO, comparable to TRO Irregulars or TRO Golden Century.

You could also make separate compilation volumes of the existing Spheroid and Clan 'Mechs. Three compilations total.

Though i keep wondering if we'll get new versions of TROs 3025 and TRO3050 at some point. Not straight reprints with new art or "upgrades", but reboots[ or spiritual successors so to speak.
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Post by: worktroll on 12 December 2021, 00:11:20
Though i keep wondering if we'll get new versions of TROs 3025 and TRO3050 at some point. Not straight reprints with new art or "upgrades", but reboots[ or spiritual successors so to speak.

Well, the way Scroggins & crew are hammering them out, it'd be worth waiting to cover the lot, no?
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Post by: Empyrus on 12 December 2021, 00:21:35
Well, the way Scroggins & crew are hammering them out, it'd be worth waiting to cover the lot, no?
Part of the reason i'm expecting we'll get those TROs redone in some way. Why make all the art if it would not get featured somewhere?
And that way a RecGuide compilation being limited to only new 'Mechs (of which i expect there will be 24) would make a lot of sense, as compiling all 'Mechs into one book is not really feasible.

EDIT Though i wonder if even "TRO Spheroids" and "TRO Clans" would be able to cover all 'Mechs with new art.
Original TRO 3025 has 50ish 'Mechs, whereas the newest ones, Golden Century and Irregulars feature about 25 units or thereabouts.
For some reason i got an impression CGL prefers to keep books on smaller side rather than bigger, like how advanced rulebooks got split into parts. Could be a false equivalency on my part though, as a big rulebook is a bit different from a big sourcebook.
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Post by: Stormy on 12 December 2021, 01:47:04
Oh just go for broke: TRO: All the Mechs.

I could use something new to deadlift, or perhaps anchor my house with against high winds...
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Post by: Daritus1988 on 12 December 2021, 03:34:28
Though i keep wondering if we'll get new versions of TROs 3025 and TRO3050 at some point. Not straight reprints with new art or "upgrades", but reboots[ or spiritual successors so to speak.

I'm not a fan of those TRO:SW or TRO:CI. They're inferior to the older TRO:3939 and TRO:3050.

Let's hope we get better TROs...
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Post by: Maingunnery on 12 December 2021, 07:20:24
I'm curious what the combined book will be called. I guess TRO: ilClan or something.  Personally, it be too soon for that.

RecGuide IlClan i would think.
My guess is 3 books:
- Revised TRO Succession Wars
- Revised TRO Clan Invasion
- TRO Rise of the IlClan
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Post by: DarkSpade on 12 December 2021, 08:33:26
TRO: New Plastics.
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Post by: ActionButler on 12 December 2021, 09:00:54
I'm not a fan of those TRO:SW or TRO:CI. They're inferior to the older TRO:3939 and TRO:3050.


Debatable.


TRO: New Plastics.

TRO: The Kickstarter Stuff

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Post by: Death_from_above on 12 December 2021, 09:05:17

TRO : Beyond the Kickstarter Stuff

(hoping that the post-KS Inner Sphere redesigns will be included somewhere..)
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Post by: Elmoth on 12 December 2021, 09:08:20
TRO : Beyond the Kickstarter Stuff

(hoping that the post-KS Inner Sphere redesigns will be included somewhere..)

Now we need Tina Turner as a character and all will be well and good.
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Post by: Death_from_above on 12 December 2021, 09:14:12

She'd be in charge of the Solaris VII Games then :

"Two Mechs enter, one Mech leaves.."
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Post by: klarg1 on 12 December 2021, 10:04:09
Oh just go for broke: TRO: All the Mechs.

I could use something new to deadlift, or perhaps anchor my house with against high winds...

If you buy enough PDFs you could conceivably print and bind your own. You could use it as a combination of reading material and dining table.
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Post by: Empyrus on 12 December 2021, 11:15:41
I'm not a fan of those TRO:SW or TRO:CI. They're inferior to the older TRO:3939 and TRO:3050.

Let's hope we get better TROs...
I wasn't thinking of those two.
Those are mixed compilations of older TROs, essentially stop-gap products for newer players.

I'm thinking brand new TROs, one styled after original 3025 with only Spheroid 'Mechs, one with only Clan 'Mechs, none of the compilations did this. Era is the biggest question, though era-agnosticism isn't entirely impossible. This would be the most logical split under current system, match the Kickstarter and how the box sets and force packs are currently sorted.
I would not expect these hypotheticals to be labeled with those compilation TRO's names, or cover the same time periods.

That said, given the fact we're marching toward unified tech-base, this split will not make sense in the long run. But it is thematically extremely appropriate, and i'm doubtful we'll be getting starter systems etc. moved to ilClan-era anytime soon regardless, keeping 3050-era relevant.
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Post by: Weirdo on 12 December 2021, 11:46:00
Much of the art is dated, but in terms of text content, TRO 3039 is the finest TRO ever published by a vast margin.

And the print version of RS: 3039 remains the best possible thing you could give a new player that only has up to the AGoAC box or one of the old intro boxes, with only the Clan Invasion box even remotely approaching that level of utility.
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Post by: SteelRaven on 12 December 2021, 11:50:26
With the number of Mechs featured in the Rec Guides, you could make TRO: Light, Medium, Heavy, Assault.
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Post by: Weirdo on 12 December 2021, 12:45:26
I desperately hope that when the RecGuides and their compilations are done, they go back to the ages-old pattern of having more than just mechs in the big-name TROs. Even the token vees in TRO Irregulars puts that book leagues ahead of TROs SW, CI, or Jihad, and I'm genuinely worried we'll never see the likes of 3085 again.
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Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 12 December 2021, 15:55:54
I desperately hope that when the RecGuides and their compilations are done, they go back to the ages-old pattern of having more than just mechs in the big-name TROs. Even the token vees in TRO Irregulars puts that book leagues ahead of TROs SW, CI, or Jihad, and I'm genuinely worried we'll never see the likes of 3085 again.

Yeah, I don't want the mech-only format to be the new standard.