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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #990 on: 19 February 2024, 21:43:34 »
The infantry is the recently added 1 damage divisor standard points. TW doesn’t have infantry armor so they had to be added to account for the lower bv of not using a clan armor kit

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #991 on: 20 February 2024, 07:20:02 »
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #992 on: 23 March 2024, 15:51:23 »


New boxes have been announced and Scorpions were not on the list. Still it ain't no big deal since it's early days yet.

But if we go over what has been announced there's quite a lot of it that's straight from the Scorpion roster.

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So now we got:

Atlas II

Awesome 9Q (for Awesome C)

Emperor (for EC and Nerran versions)

Kintaro (for Naja, same thing externally)

Phantom (darling of Goliath Scorpions, lovingly reverse engineered and bootlegged)

Glass Spider (pretty much used only by Scorpions and Wolves with occasional Ravens)

Guillotine IIC (I always thought that standard and IIC were identical externally but no complains here)

Epona hovertank (built and used by everyone and their uncle Tio in the Empire)

Donnar helicopter

Athena tank

Mars tank (Baneblade Jr.)

Gnome Battle Armor

Bug company for all those Stinger Cs, Locust Cs and Wasp Royals


Plus Omni versions: Ice Ferret D, Nova J, Adder A, Summoner ? and Hellbringer A



All in all pretty sweet coverage despite not getting any coverage




Stuff still missing from MUL:

Star Python, Star Crusader (definitely coming if not in hypothetical Scorpion box then certainly in ComStar/WoB one)

Drift Shag (Falcon), UrbanMech IIC, Commando IIC, Wyvern IIC, Lynx C, Bowman and Thunder Stallion (standard rarities, who knows)

And local designs: Snow Fox, Cazador, Tolva, Rhino and Surtur (these would be good candidates for proper Scorpion box)

Plus the ever elusive Fire Scorpion, if by some miracle we get this redesigned and plastic'd I will go loco



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« Reply #993 on: 23 March 2024, 19:19:12 »
Gnome BA for the win!  I love the aesthetic.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #994 on: 29 March 2024, 07:28:02 »
Gnome BA for the win!  I love the aesthetic.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #995 on: 11 April 2024, 11:43:02 »
This might have been a topic raised once before, so apologies in advance:

It"s noted in OTP:HC that many MechWarriors in Seeker Galaxy make a point of piloting vintage Star League BattleMechs instead of Clan OmniMechs, in keeping with their bespoke philosophy. ("Vintage" appears to include "C" and/or "IIC" variants, at least based on what is written in Recognition Guide Vol. 1: Classics.)

Are there any particular 'Mechs on the Imperio/Empire MUL listings - of either lineage - which would be particularly suited for use on Seeker missions?

For example: would it be important for a Seeker to take a 'Mech which has one, or both, hands "free", so as to help with any "acquisitions" along the way? Or is it better for the Seeker to defer such things to their retinue?

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And on a side note: if an Elemental were to lead a Seeker quest, which of the battlesuit types available to the Imperio/Empire would be most useful for them? (Again, one with one or both hands "free", perhaps?)

Indeed, might they want one of their retinue to pilot an OmniMech, so that the Seeker can use it as an additional form of transport?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #996 on: 11 April 2024, 13:08:50 »
As with a lot of things in Battletech, I think the answer is "It depends", and the depends on question would be the Seeker's personal attitude, as well as their standing. A Seeker with enough influence and history to justify a sizeable retinue can afford to lean on those assets and thus shoot for a more specialized mech for themselves, while a rookie or poorly-regarded Seeker probably needs a machine that is as multipurpose as possible, because they're not gonna have underlings to do any work for them.

And of course, it's equally possible that a prestigious Seeker may *want* to do everything themselves even if they can afford to delegate, for additional honor upon success.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #997 on: 11 April 2024, 17:17:27 »
It"s noted in OTP:HC that many MechWarriors in Seeker Galaxy make a point of piloting vintage Star League BattleMechs instead of Clan OmniMechs, in keeping with their bespoke philosophy. ("Vintage" appears to include "C" and/or "IIC" variants, at least based on what is written in Recognition Guide Vol. 1: Classics.)

Note that "many" does not mean "all" or even "most."

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« Reply #998 on: 12 April 2024, 09:04:34 »
While none were retained in enough numbers to merit showing up on the MUL, I have to wonder if the Seekers might have any C3i-equipped machines from Waypoint 531. Even without using the targeting abilities of the equipment, C3 gear has the capacity to process and coordinate information from other sources, allowing such a Seeker and their charges to quickly survey and analyze a much larger swathe of territory than otherwise.

(In tabletop rules, this is reflected in their ability to monitor more remote sensors than a normal mech.)
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #999 on: Today at 12:56:12 »
So, to narrow things down a little:

If one were to say that, for the purpose of a given quest, the Seeker involved was to choose a 'Mech - be it an OmniMech or a non-Omni BattleMech - from a given Era's Imperio/Empire MUL listing, but with the following stipulations:

*The 'Mech has to have both left and right hand actuators - and both have to be for actual 'Mech hands, not for claws,
*The 'Mech has to either have an all-energy variant and/or configuration, or at least have as minimal an ammunition requirement as possible,
and, to make things more awkward/interesting,
*The 'Mech has to not be one of the Unseen/Reseen, nor one of their "C/IIC" incarnations.

Which options would you then consider?

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On a side note: I wonder if there might be a way to deploy a Seeker-tailored version of the Elemental Headhunter variant.

Many of the bespoke features of that variant make it useful for a Seeker quest - though the fixed machine gun might be an issue if the goal is to minimize the amount of ammunition needed to be carried in the Seeker's DropShip...

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #1000 on: Today at 13:28:08 »
To me, that sounds an awful lot like a Nova or Stormcrow, depending on taste.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #1001 on: Today at 14:49:22 »
So, to narrow things down a little:

If one were to say that, for the purpose of a given quest, the Seeker involved was to choose a 'Mech - be it an OmniMech or a non-Omni BattleMech - from a given Era's Imperio/Empire MUL listing, but with the following stipulations:

*The 'Mech has to have both left and right hand actuators - and both have to be for actual 'Mech hands, not for claws,
*The 'Mech has to either have an all-energy variant and/or configuration, or at least have as minimal an ammunition requirement as possible,
and, to make things more awkward/interesting,
*The 'Mech has to not be one of the Unseen/Reseen, nor one of their "C/IIC" incarnations.

Which options would you then consider?


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Hellhound (Unless it's to close to a IIC variant)
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #1002 on: Today at 15:45:37 »
I'll second that Black Knight, it's got the hands, lasers, and even a Beagle.

If you want something smaller that's less likely to collapse(or get stuck in) treacherous terrain...not many medium options if you rule out the classic IICs, though there is the Wyvern IIC. On the light end for those who really want maneuvering ability, you might look at the Peregrine or Drift Shag.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #1003 on: Today at 16:01:26 »
Oh I like the idea of using a Black Knight! If your Seeker wants a real challenge, though, the Phoenix Hawk -1, -3D and -3S are all on the MUL, too.
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