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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #780 on: 28 June 2022, 16:39:52 »
If there has been a decision on contents, it hasn’t been revealed. If you exclude the cover, title page, and credits from each volume, the total page count is 906 for unit writeups and record sheets. Obviously that’s not happening. From there one could probably think of a dozen permutations on different formats and contents

That would be something like three volumes if you wanted to keep each one on a manageable size.

Personally, I'm just hoping to see some corrected volumes that fix the record sheet issues some of them have.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #781 on: 28 June 2022, 16:59:25 »
On a ship now, hoping to have the next printing of all existing ForcePacks available again in August.

Great news, thanks!

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #782 on: 28 June 2022, 17:01:25 »
the MUL source pages use the store text at the time of publication. the fourth wave has updated text

"Released as a series of 24 PDF-only documents through 2020 and 2021, many ’Mechs featured in this series will be collected as a single print volume upon its completion."



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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #783 on: 28 June 2022, 17:19:40 »
On a ship now, hoping to have the next printing of all existing ForcePacks available again in August.

Anything on Europe or Australia restocks?
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #784 on: 28 June 2022, 17:47:42 »
If there has been a decision on contents, it hasn’t been revealed. If you exclude the cover, title page, and credits from each volume, the total page count is 906 for unit writeups and record sheets. Obviously that’s not happening. From there one could probably think of a dozen permutations on different formats and contents

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #785 on: 28 June 2022, 18:14:45 »
I was thinking that the product description said somethin about it containing select designs. Not sure, can't access upcoming products on main site as drop-down menus don't work on Chrome (or is it just me?). Didn't mean there was public info what exactly the thing would contain.

EDIT oh, wait, i'm a moron, there's a link on another page to that. The drop-down menus should work though...
EDIT 2 err, well, doesn't look like RecGuides are on latest releases or upcoming products pages. Can't recall where the description was, or if my brain made it up.

EDIT3 Ah, MUL's description has this:
"Released as a series of 22 PDF-only documents through the end of 2020 and early 2021, many ’Mechs featured in this series will be collected as a single print volume upon its completion"
Okay, ignoring that this description is evidently old, it merely says "many", which is quite vague.

Also found in the BattleTech: State of the Game, June 2020 announcement:

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #786 on: 28 June 2022, 20:40:56 »
Okay, ignoring that this description is evidently old, it merely says "many", which is quite vague.

Intentionally so. I wrote that sentence in consultation with Ray before the first Rec Guide volume was even out, before we even knew whether it'd sell or not. We had no idea what form the compilation volume(s) might take, so we left it open-ended.

Personally, I'm just hoping to see some corrected volumes that fix the record sheet issues some of them have.

If those issues are noted in the Errata threads, they should be.

Also found in the BattleTech: State of the Game, June 2020 announcement:

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #787 on: 28 June 2022, 22:10:06 »
(Relevant section bolded):
I use Testors on most of my plastic minis. I find that its reaction, and effectively fusing the parts works much better than superglues on plastics. Would Testors Red still work on these, or do I have to use Gorilla Glue gel on them like when putting metal to plastic, o resin to plastic, etc, etc?

Also, does Army Painter brush-on primer work as well on these as it does on normal plastic and resin?
So disclaimer in that I have not worked with the material yet, but to answer your questions:

Testors Red probably won't work. The material is definitely not styrene and I don't think it is ABS either. So cyanoacrylate it is.

I think any paint should work well. Reviews by creators on YouTube have all said there is excellent paint adhesion. So Army Painter's brush-on primer should work well.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #788 on: 29 June 2022, 01:28:12 »
Testors model glue?  or do they make a superglue?  and do you use it on figures like legion or flames of war / team yankee?  We use superglue gel and plastic glue (the boys have discovered that different types of plastics likes different glues) so how does testors fit into that?

(sorry for the quick thread jacking, everyone, but I'm not used to mechs other than metal I have to build, so I thought I'd pick CPT Mara's brain for a sec.  back on topic... :-)

I use it on my GW minis. And, yes, the Testors model glue. What my friends and I found is that it melts the plastic at the joints to create a stronger bond.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #789 on: 29 June 2022, 09:41:39 »
Well, maybe a sign of improvement . . . I received a shipping notice for the Hammerheads I ordered this morning- says the item has not been picked up yet, just the label was made.  I know sometimes we have gotten the packages and then the shipping notice.  No projected delivery date, but I expect it in a week.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #790 on: 29 June 2022, 10:11:10 »
I got the same notice around noon yesterday.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #791 on: 29 June 2022, 15:19:10 »
I use it on my GW minis. And, yes, the Testors model glue. What my friends and I found is that it melts the plastic at the joints to create a stronger bond.

Cool!  Thanks mate, I'll scoop up one and see what it does on FoW/SW Legion stuff. :-)

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #792 on: 29 June 2022, 16:40:40 »
Cool!  Thanks mate, I'll scoop up one and see what it does on FoW/SW Legion stuff. :-)

Sorry to thread jack - BUT...for Star Wars Legion, the 'Soft Plastic' (base minis from the Starter Sets) will not work with standard Plastic Model Glues (need super glue for that).

the Hard Plastics (like all the droids), regular plastic model glue works great, but...will not bond to the bases...still need CA/Super glue for that.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #793 on: 29 June 2022, 16:50:59 »
Anything on Europe or Australia restocks?
That interests me too. I have just got back into Battltech after a few years away due to ill health / work and I missed the Clan Invasion Kickstarter. I have been able to get the AGoAC and Beginner Boxsets from UK online stores and picked up a couple of Lance packs by bidding above retail price.

But what I really want IS Command / Battle Lances, at least two of each, and I have seen them go for two-three times the retail price. Currently Catalyst's distribution to UK market is just giving profits to scalpers.....
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #794 on: 29 June 2022, 18:26:42 »
If there has been a decision on contents, it hasn’t been revealed. If you exclude the cover, title page, and credits from each volume, the total page count is 906 for unit writeups and record sheets. Obviously that’s not happening. From there one could probably think of a dozen permutations on different formats and contents
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #795 on: 29 June 2022, 18:35:35 »
ugh, that could be 9 100-page books.

One of these days they're going to create tablets as cool as they have on West World and then I might be happy ... bleh be old enough to be dirt by then, too.  Stoopid birthdays and half-century mark.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #796 on: 29 June 2022, 18:43:39 »
How many actual new units are among those in the RGs? Not new variants of old units, brand new ones.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #797 on: 29 June 2022, 18:45:27 »
Not counting rebrands of old visual designs like the Star Crusader, I want to say 26.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #798 on: 29 June 2022, 19:20:27 »
Here's some speculation from someone with no involvement and zero knowledge of the compilation. 

Not counting rebrands of old visual designs like the Star Crusader, I want to say 26.

These brand new units should be a lock. I'd then exclude the units that shared a page; putting them into a print TRO as-is might be doable (though it would go against tradition), but giving them their own dedicated space would leave a lot of empty space on the page and thus require additional writing to make work. There's what? Three of those on one page per RG? So that would be about 78 to exclude from this speculation. That gets us down to about 850 or so. It would have to be almost random to decide how to cull units to get down to a reasonable number. If old stuff (that is, those units which came from TRO 2750 originally) is out, that gets it down to around 825. Dumping the rare units like the Clint might get it down to about 700. That's still an overwhelming number.

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« Reply #799 on: 29 June 2022, 19:38:24 »
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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #800 on: 29 June 2022, 19:48:06 »
Sorry to thread jack - BUT...for Star Wars Legion, the 'Soft Plastic' (base minis from the Starter Sets) will not work with standard Plastic Model Glues (need super glue for that).

the Hard Plastics (like all the droids), regular plastic model glue works great, but...will not bond to the bases...still need CA/Super glue for that.

When using the glue, as many warning state, try in an inconspicous place first.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #801 on: 29 June 2022, 20:23:21 »
Does that page count include the record sheets?

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« Reply #802 on: 29 June 2022, 20:25:29 »
If you take out the record sheets from the RGs (which the tech readouts don't have anyway) then you only have ~10 pages of writeups per RG for a total of 240 pages which is more manageable.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #803 on: 29 June 2022, 21:28:11 »
Does that page count include the record sheets?

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #804 on: 29 June 2022, 23:28:43 »
The 26 brand new plus fujin, Star Python, and Star Crusader seems solid at 29 models in a TRO

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« Reply #806 on: 30 June 2022, 18:30:55 »
I'm really liking the leatherbound versions of the novels. (Ordered the newest ones as soon as I saw the info dump.) Will the Gray Death Trilogy be getting the same treatment (in keeping with the other trilogies)?

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #807 on: 01 July 2022, 00:19:43 »
If you exclude the cover, title page, and credits from each volume, the total page count is 906 for unit writeups and record sheets. Obviously that’s not happening.

mmm, what?  why not?

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Re: Upcoming Releases XXIV: We're about good luck here
« Reply #808 on: 01 July 2022, 00:54:27 »
On a ship now, hoping to have the next printing of all existing ForcePacks available again in August.
Not to keep coming back to the same topic, but is the plan/hope that some of those will find their way to the booth at GenCon?

Likewise will the Mega Mat/BFM be available at the booth?

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« Reply #809 on: 01 July 2022, 05:07:15 »
Not to keep coming back to the same topic but...

So many topics coming back to nearly the same thing lol