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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #750 on: 22 October 2021, 16:53:43 »
Did the parts sell out? I am getting a page not found.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #751 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.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #752 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!
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #753 on: 22 October 2021, 19:27:54 »
COOL STICKERS!!

Ordered!  Hooray for more swag!

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #754 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!  ;)

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #755 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!  :)

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #756 on: 22 October 2021, 23:00:42 »
Charger's up on Anthony's Patreon!

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #757 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
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #758 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...


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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #759 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 ...
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #760 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.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #761 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.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #762 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

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #763 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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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #764 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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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #765 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.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #766 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?

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #767 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.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #768 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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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #769 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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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #770 on: 23 October 2021, 10:00:10 »
Daughter of the Dragon and the audio release of Divided We Fall are now on Amazon

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #771 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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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #772 on: 23 October 2021, 11:58:18 »
yep, but they're available (if your opponent is good with them, anyway)

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #773 on: 24 October 2021, 04:20:22 »
Daughter of the Dragon is at B&N.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #774 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.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #775 on: 24 October 2021, 16:11:10 »
*Reads blurb for Daughter of the Dragon*

Logic isn't Katana strong suit, is it?

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #776 on: 24 October 2021, 16:22:14 »
My thoughts exactly

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #777 on: 24 October 2021, 16:23:52 »
Her parents named her Katana; I feel the deck was stacked against her from the start.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #778 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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Re: Upcoming Releases XXI: Urbie's Beer Run
« Reply #779 on: 24 October 2021, 16:40:14 »
One of the few DA novels I missed that and The Scorpion Jsr
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