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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #30 on: 27 May 2013, 02:15:44 »
I would be happy with a 50-65 quad mech.
see a preview of the cover art wouldn't hurt too  8)
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #31 on: 27 May 2013, 02:44:25 »
So...

When the Fortress comes down, how much help will the ROTS send the AFFS?

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #32 on: 27 May 2013, 02:55:57 »
Nope, if your firing multiple shots you can't use the TC, just like an Ultra firing two, AES works however

wow, goes to show what I know. I thought you got the -1 no matter what but had to use single shot for aimed shots. The loss of the -1 for multiple shots kills the TDR-9NAIS.

All the same I expect lots of dakka in this TRO
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #33 on: 27 May 2013, 03:11:20 »
wow, goes to show what I know. I thought you got the -1 no matter what but had to use single shot for aimed shots.

There are two situations in which an otherwise eligible weapon doesn't qualify for the -1 bonus from a targeting computer: LB-X autocannons firing cluster shot, and HAGs engaging airborne targets. (The former has been true for as long as I can remember, the latter is more recent errata.) Rapid-fire weapons do work fine with TCs, they just can't use one to make aimed shots unless in single-shot mode; says so right in their definition.

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #34 on: 27 May 2013, 03:14:09 »
Remember the bit about the Ontos? Imagine eight RAC-5's or RAC-10's on a tank. Now imagine everytime it fires. Now watch as Bugs Bunny dies. That's what I was thinking of.

I'm imagining it...and I'm seeing a superheavy crawling along at 2/3, tops, unless maybe it also comes with a supercharger. In that case it might be able to "dash" along at 4 MP every now and again at least until a fuse blows. ;)

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #35 on: 27 May 2013, 03:17:29 »
Nope, if your firing multiple shots you can't use the TC, just like an Ultra firing two, AES works however

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #36 on: 27 May 2013, 03:31:48 »
Citation needed.


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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #37 on: 27 May 2013, 03:38:48 »
Could the Pendragon be the 'Templar II', thus allowing the jump to the III?

Was thinking along same line

I hate to think it but I think the Templar III may suck as in IS XXL Engine AND Composite levels of horrible
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #38 on: 27 May 2013, 03:42:06 »
The two Templars in the DA Dossiers had Light Engines. That could be it.
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #39 on: 27 May 2013, 06:38:36 »
The two Templars in the DA Dossiers had Light Engines. That could be it.


I was thinking the same thing. Guess we'll find out soon


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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #40 on: 27 May 2013, 06:46:11 »
Light Engines could be a term for Clan XL's here

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #41 on: 27 May 2013, 08:19:56 »
I'm imagining it...and I'm seeing a superheavy crawling along at 2/3, tops, unless maybe it also comes with a supercharger. In that case it might be able to "dash" along at 4 MP every now and again at least until a fuse blows. ;)

True, but the sheer firepower would scare the heck out of people, especially if deployed in numbers.
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #42 on: 27 May 2013, 08:39:38 »
True, but the sheer firepower would scare the heck out of people, especially if deployed in numbers.

So send a bunch of Battle Armor at it.

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #43 on: 27 May 2013, 11:18:41 »
I don't know about advanced, but having a vestigial hand coming out the ELBOW of a weapon arm doesn't seem terribly advanced to me. At least advanced isn't the word I'd use for that mini.
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #44 on: 27 May 2013, 12:34:27 »
Could the Pendragon be the 'Templar II', thus allowing the jump to the III?

Its possible, Kallon factory that produced the original Templar blewup.  Pendragon very similar, with a variant that could end up having to be a temporary replacement for it as non-Omni version. 

Personally, i hope that Templar IIIs are the Tempars that Julian Davion & Jasek Kelswa-Steiner were using. I like the configurations they were using.
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #45 on: 27 May 2013, 17:08:38 »
Personally, i hope that Templar IIIs are the Tempars that Julian Davion & Jasek Kelswa-Steiner were using. I like the configurations they were using.


For those of us at work, what was the config you are saying they sported?

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #46 on: 27 May 2013, 17:42:05 »
Light Engines could be a term for Clan XL's here

Only in the same way that saying a Mech has an SRM-6 can be called 'carrying an LRM rack'. If it said light engine, it likely means 'light engine'. If it had an XL, Clan or not, I would think it would say 'XL engine'. I can't fathom any reason you'd say one thing and put something totally different.
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #47 on: 27 May 2013, 18:14:36 »
Personally I hope the FedSuns doesn't have alot of Clantech. Considering the DC had Clan factories to copy, and captured Clan facilities and they're still mostly producing homegrown MixedTech units (apart from CNC designs), instead of pure DC designed Clantech, I wouldn't expect to see the FedSuns doing pure Clantech designs either.

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #48 on: 28 May 2013, 00:31:47 »
Well, according to ER3145 they do have that brand-new deal with the Foxes.

I imagine the Aimags will be picking up the slack that was lost to the invasions.  And that's a hell of an opportunity for cutting-edge clantech.. even if it's only to uparm existing units with clantech frankenmech upgraded weapons etc.

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #49 on: 28 May 2013, 01:28:25 »
There will likely be a lot of clan tech the Davions were litterally in bed with the Raven and now it sounds like they are feeding from Foxes pocket
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #50 on: 28 May 2013, 10:34:45 »
There will likely be a lot of clan tech the Davions were litterally in bed with the Raven and now it sounds like they are feeding from Foxes pocket

Sadly I don't see the Ravens having all that much to give honestly. They left the Homeworlds moderately prepared true but its not like they sent factories ahead of themselves and a large civilian caste structure to run it. There ability to produce new Clan-tech equipment would still be limited after all these years and largely devoted to their own warmachine and whats left may be for sale.
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #51 on: 28 May 2013, 12:20:04 »
One 'Mech confirmed to be included is an OmniMech version of the Garm (lovingly referred to by its pilots as the Garmni). Curiously the LRM 10 is mounted as fixed equipment. All of the configurations will be based around newly available LB-X and Ultra versions of the light autocannons.
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #52 on: 28 May 2013, 12:59:08 »
Well that news is a bit disappointing. The garm c was the only variant that ever did anything for me. The absolute LAST thing I would like to see in the TRO:FS is a glut of light autocannons. I like Dakka as much as the next guy, but I'd much rather see a Rac-10 then the proliferation of LACs that IMO have little place on the front line.

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #53 on: 28 May 2013, 13:10:41 »
That was a joke, guy.

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« Reply #54 on: 28 May 2013, 13:15:49 »
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #55 on: 28 May 2013, 13:17:55 »
the son of the suns in me, isn't going to say no to that in the slightest.

I'm not sure what to expect, though. Something to replace the legionnaire would be nice. I'm curious about the hinted at Atlas III (though I never felt like the Fed Suns were prolific atlas users) and Templar III (I really wouldn't mind seeing a Clan XL equipped templar. it would fix so much about that mech.)


The only nation said to be able producing Clan spec XLs were the Lyrans. Hard to imagine the suns would have acquired that capability.

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #56 on: 28 May 2013, 13:24:44 »
I'll happily be the butt of the Garmni jokes so long as we don't get one! I totally fell for that. O_o

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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #57 on: 28 May 2013, 14:06:53 »
Oh look, Randall's been on Twitter:
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #58 on: 28 May 2013, 14:12:52 »
Aww, he doesn't drop any other hints? Well, I can say that it's another one by Anthony "Shimmering Sword" Scroggins. :)
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Re: TRO 3145--Federated Suns
« Reply #59 on: 28 May 2013, 14:18:30 »
I'll be picking this up to see what lovely salvage the DCMS gets...  O0

 

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