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Re: MOTW: Flamberge
« Reply #90 on: 20 May 2024, 07:27:36 »
It's certainly within the realm of possibility- the Falcons seem to have looked to prior designs when making their 'totem' Mechs of the Dark Age, with the Eyrie being a natural evolution of the Cougar-XR, and the Shrike being unmistakably a long-range take on the Onager. (The Gyrfalcon seems to have been based on the nightmares of every single Mechwarrior ever). So following that, it makes sense that their new heavy would be based on the lessons learned from the previous one- the results for the others worked out pretty well, after all.
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Re: MOTW: Flamberge
« Reply #91 on: 20 May 2024, 09:20:15 »
Speaking of the Shrike, with the Mongol Doctrine now good and dead what's going to become of that mech?
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Re: MOTW: Flamberge
« Reply #92 on: 20 May 2024, 09:51:42 »
Speaking of the Shrike, with the Mongol Doctrine now good and dead what's going to become of that mech?
Well that kind of depends on what the Hell's Horses want to do. They control Erewhon where the main factory is located. An assault-class 'Mech is useful and generally not worth throwing away, but at the same time, it's a totem 'Mech of a rival. Ideally the Horses would retool the factory to something more their liking, but who knows if they have the time and resources to do that.
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Re: MOTW: Flamberge
« Reply #93 on: 20 May 2024, 12:52:14 »
Well that kind of depends on what the Hell's Horses want to do. They control Erewhon where the main factory is located. An assault-class 'Mech is useful and generally not worth throwing away, but at the same time, it's a totem 'Mech of a rival. Ideally the Horses would retool the factory to something more their liking, but who knows if they have the time and resources to do that.
It is rumored that the Horses are going to redesign the Shrike to look more Horse-like and rename it to Whinny ...
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Re: MOTW: Flamberge
« Reply #94 on: 20 May 2024, 12:59:19 »
Malvina was awful and the Mongol Falcons were similarly awful but I don't see how anyone outside of the Falcons gives a hoot about whether it was a Shrike or a Jade Phoenix doing the shooting.  And even the more moderate post-Malvina Falcons don't exactly strike me as the type to eschew a working mech for optics, internally or otherwise.
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Re: MOTW: Flamberge
« Reply #95 on: 20 May 2024, 14:53:48 »
Oops.  I actually meant to ask this question in the Jade Falcon thread.  Rather than go off topic here, I'll re-ask the question there.
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Re: MOTW: Flamberge
« Reply #96 on: 20 May 2024, 18:57:26 »
I think the Horses, with their newly expanded holdings, are probably feeling pretty flush with resources now. I think any very Falcon-y mechs in their territory are probably gonna get replaced.


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Re: MOTW: Flamberge
« Reply #97 on: 23 May 2024, 15:30:05 »
It is rumored that the Horses are going to redesign the Shrike to look more Horse-like and rename it to Whinny ...
Heh. I've got tons of my own customs that I've made and written some backstories for, including a few quads with partial wings just for the silliness of it all. Though I have no idea what plans, if any, there are for the Shrike factory.
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Re: MOTW: Flamberge
« Reply #98 on: 24 May 2024, 05:14:24 »
Well that kind of depends on what the Hell's Horses want to do. They control Erewhon where the main factory is located. An assault-class 'Mech is useful and generally not worth throwing away, but at the same time, it's a totem 'Mech of a rival. Ideally the Horses would retool the factory to something more their liking, but who knows if they have the time and resources to do that.

Isn't Erewhon simply the administrative center for the Eagle craft group, which are actially mobile factories?
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