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Charistoph

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Building Battle Armor Companies
« on: 03 June 2024, 19:58:03 »
Okay, I'm looking to expand my Battle Armor collection to being more than the basic Elementals and Sphere Suits.  I'm' not too worried about Clan set ups, they're mostly consistent across the board and the options are clear for the most part.

However, I want to look at building 3 different Inner Sphere Companies.

Rules for the Company:
A Platoon will equipped the same.
Where possible, a Company will have Scout Platoon, Heavy/Assault Platoon, and a "main combat" Platoon.
No 2 Platoons will be equipped the same.
They must have models, as that is what this planning is for.

The 3 companies I'm looking to build are Steiner (4 Platoons), Davion (4 Platoons), and Mercenary (3 Platoons).  Eras are largely meaningless, as most of our local play doesn't care, and in the case of campaign concepts, I think the ones needed for a Platoon might be enough.

For Mercenary, I'm looking at:
Platoon 1) Inner Sphere Standard
Platoon 2) Grey Death Standard
Platoon 3) Night Hawk PA(L)?

Not very inspiring, but I have 2 of the 3 collected.  The MUL wasn't very inspiring as to what to consider for the 3rd Platoon.  Grenadier and/or Infiltrator MK II would be good options, I think, but I'm a little concerned about availability.

For Davion, I'm looking at:
Platoon 1) Inner Sphere/Grey Death Standard OR Cavalier
Platoon 2) Infiltrator Mk II
Platoon 3) Grenadier
Platoon 4) Hauberk?

All good signature designs, I think, however, a bit heavy on the one end.  Maybe using Cavaliers instead of the Hauberks?

For Steiner, I'm looking at:
Platoon 1) Infiltrator MK II
Platoon 2) Rottweiler
Platoon 3) Sloth
Platoon 4) Fenrir

I "need" to eventually get Sloths for a campaign I'm running where the players are Falcons.  The Steiners also seem to be in love with the Quad Design, so it would be in keeping to keep up the theme for the company.  The Infiltrator's a little outside the theme, but I can double up with the Davion for easy access.

So, thoughts, suggestions?
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Re: Building Battle Armor Companies
« Reply #1 on: 03 June 2024, 21:06:20 »
For Mercenary, I'm looking at:
Platoon 1) Inner Sphere Standard
Platoon 2) Grey Death Standard
Platoon 3) Night Hawk PA(L)?
I would default to GDL Scouts here.


For Davion, I'm looking at:
Platoon 1) Inner Sphere/Grey Death Standard OR Cavalier
Platoon 2) Infiltrator Mk II
Platoon 3) Grenadier
Platoon 4) Hauberk?
ISS, IF2, Cav, Grd(orHbk)


For Steiner, I'm looking at:
Platoon 1) Infiltrator MK II
Platoon 2) Rottweiler
Platoon 3) Sloth
Platoon 4) Fenris
GDL Scts, ISS, Fenris,  (Rott or Sloth)

IMO, you don't have enough ISS & GD designs for your units.
They are going to be more common than anything but Davions who will have more Cav/IF2
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Re: Building Battle Armor Companies
« Reply #2 on: 03 June 2024, 21:54:18 »
I would default to GDL Scouts here.

If only GDL Scouts had models.   :cry:  I'd probably have to mod Nighthawks or Tornados to get them to fit.

IMO, you don't have enough ISS & GD designs for your units.
They are going to be more common than anything but Davions who will have more Cav/IF2

Keep in mind that each Platoon is 3-4 Squads.  In terms of models, I probably don't need a company's worth of each one for a playable collection.
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Re: Building Battle Armor Companies
« Reply #3 on: 03 June 2024, 22:09:05 »
If only GDL Scouts had models.   :cry:  I'd probably have to mod Nighthawks or Tornados to get them to fit.
There is a box that they come in on sprues of 3.
They look nothing like the actual GDL Standard BA sold by IWM so use them as scouts.
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Re: Building Battle Armor Companies
« Reply #4 on: 03 June 2024, 22:31:48 »
There is a box that they come in on sprues of 3.
They look nothing like the actual GDL Standard BA sold by IWM so use them as scouts.

I've looked several times, but can't seem to find any.  Are you referring to the item listed as "Grey Death Legion Armor"?
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Re: Building Battle Armor Companies
« Reply #5 on: 03 June 2024, 22:49:23 »
Yep that is the one.

Not the same as the one labeled GDL STANDARD BA

I won't get into the full history of the artwork flip flop from FM:Mercs to TRO3058 but the mini you want is that one you linked.
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Re: Building Battle Armor Companies
« Reply #6 on: 04 June 2024, 15:29:19 »

My 2 cents:

Merc
Support:  Grey Death Heavy
Combat:  Inner Sphere Standard or Gray Death Standard
Anti-Mech:  Inner Sphere Standard (Magnetic)
Scout:  Grey Death Infiltrator

FedSuns
Support:  Grenadier II Config A or C
Combat:  Cavalier or Inner Sphere Standard
Anti-Mech:  Cavalier II
Scout:  infiltrator II (Puma)

Lyran
Support:  Fenrir II
Combat:  Inner Sphere Standard or Gray Death Standard
Anti-Mech:  Inner Sphere Standard (Magnetic)
Scout:  Rottweiler
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Re: Building Battle Armor Companies
« Reply #7 on: 04 June 2024, 22:28:38 »
Yep that is the one.

Not the same as the one labeled GDL STANDARD BA

I won't get into the full history of the artwork flip flop from FM:Mercs to TRO3058 but the mini you want is that one you linked.

I just noticed, I have some of those already.  They look very close to the IS Standards!

My 2 cents:

Merc
Support:  Grey Death Heavy
Combat:  Inner Sphere Standard or Gray Death Standard
Anti-Mech:  Inner Sphere Standard (Magnetic)
Scout:  Grey Death Infiltrator

FedSuns
Support:  Grenadier II Config A or C
Combat:  Cavalier or Inner Sphere Standard
Anti-Mech:  Cavalier II
Scout:  infiltrator II (Puma)

Lyran
Support:  Fenrir II
Combat:  Inner Sphere Standard or Gray Death Standard
Anti-Mech:  Inner Sphere Standard (Magnetic)
Scout:  Rottweiler

Interesting set up.  This is mostly for model set up, which means the Gray Death Heavy isn't a direct option.
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