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Title: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Bosefius on 07 August 2019, 16:20:47
Yes, the New Release Discussion thread is extending here. What's not going to extend is the discussion of the extinct mechs. Just don't. Seriously.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 07 August 2019, 16:24:31
for reference, here's what's listed as upcoming

The Kickstarter. if you haven't heard they're doing one

TacOps Reprint in two volumes: Advanced Rules and Advanced Units and Equipment

IlClan (slated for 2020)

Touring the Stars: Gulf Breeze
Touring the Stars: Regil Kentares

BattleCorps Anthology, Vol 6: Front Lines

Books 2 and 3 of the Rogue Academy Trilogy by Jennifer Brozek
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 07 August 2019, 16:32:08
When's RS 3150 NTNU.

EDIT Come to think of it, newbies gonna need RS Clan Invasion as well.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 07 August 2019, 16:49:50
unannounced so somewhere between now and never

RS: Clan Invasion closer to the now than the never
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 07 August 2019, 16:53:57
Yes, and i'll keep making noise about them every now and then until they get announced or we get told "not happening, not now, not ever".

TROs without record sheets are borderline useless, especially if there's variants around. I mean, sure, fluff and art's fun, but hard to play with just those.

Honestly, i'll settle for official stats somewhere, i can fill record sheets manually on paper if necessary, just need stats for that.

Not gonna buy another TRO without record sheets or stats for all variants.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 07 August 2019, 16:58:26
yeah, that's fair.

i think the Prototypes Unabridged volume was announced in 2013. still waiting on that one too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Xiwo Xerase on 07 August 2019, 17:01:47
IWM has four of the 3150 NTNU record sheets (Pendragon PDG-3R, Thor II E, Thunderbolt IIC 2, and Vixen 6) available for download in their Downloads section.

I'd really like to see the full RS 3150 NTNU release too.  (If nothing else, so I can use more of my cache of plastic Shoguns...)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 August 2019, 17:03:30
Yeah, the last time I remember someone shaking that tree we got a few RS dumped but I know I saw comments questioning their 'officialness' at the time.  I still want the Clan ERLL Juliano . . .

Sartis, I think the mentioned ebook & PoD for Anthology 6 also counts.

Do you also have a list of the new positioned fiction with Kickstarter?

New sheets?  Going to have to grab those to go with my Orion C and others that were leaked.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 07 August 2019, 17:07:39
Do you also have a list of the new positioned fiction with Kickstarter?

I've got...

Proliferation Cycle 1-6 (BC stories)
Honor and Glory I-IV (Based on Backers' Characters, unwritten)
Founding of the Clans I-III (III, unwritten)
Den of Wolves (WD Origin Story, unwritten)

and the MW: Legends book but that's more like the 25th anni art book
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 August 2019, 17:17:06
Yeah, not counting the BC stories . . . Founding the Clans 1 & 2 are written, 2 was just never released.  I would have to dig but I want to say . . . 2?  Was set for Dec 2019?  Dragoons origin story was Coleman/Stackpole and I figure that is 2 years out at least if nothing has been done.

Outside of Prolif Cycle, all of that was to be general release IIRC.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: I am Belch II on 07 August 2019, 17:42:15
Some neat stuff coming out. Can't wait
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: pheonixstorm on 07 August 2019, 17:51:25
Yeah, not counting the BC stories . . . Founding the Clans 1 & 2 are written, 2 was just never released.  I would have to dig but I want to say . . . 2?  Was set for Dec 2019?  Dragoons origin story was Coleman/Stackpole and I figure that is 2 years out at least if nothing has been done.

With all of the material we already have on the Dragoons the writing of the book may take less than 6 months if they have no other projects they are currently working on.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 07 August 2019, 17:53:25
Of course so much goons material makes for a lot more factchecking
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: roosterboy on 07 August 2019, 18:18:55
Founding the Clans 1 & 2 are written, 2 was just never released.

...in English.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 07 August 2019, 19:35:59
Any sign of something coming out soon?  We had some Touring the Stars and Operations Pdfs noted on Coming Attractions part of the website.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: pheonixstorm on 07 August 2019, 19:46:07
Ive fallen behind on TtS and Spotlight... :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: mbear on 08 August 2019, 07:48:50
Ive fallen behind on TtS and Spotlight... :'(

They're really nice. You're missing out.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: wantec on 08 August 2019, 08:38:19
They're really nice. You're missing out.
I hear the Crimson Seeker Star is a good one
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 08 August 2019, 12:28:25
Any sign of something coming out soon?

(https://i.ibb.co/RbLWyKg/TRO-CI.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bmpnJV6)

Now Available - Technical Readout: Clan Invasion!

Technical Readout: Clan Invasion is now available in print and PDF formats through the Catalyst Game Labs store (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-technical-readout-clan-invasion)!

Discuss this new release here (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66414.msg1533260#msg1533260).

Quote
INVADERS FROM BEYOND 

On 27 September 3048, the ComStar Explorer Corps JumpShip Outbound Light stumbled onto the Clan Homeworlds, setting in motion a massive invasion of the Inner Sphere by the Clans. At first sweeping all before them with their advanced technologies, the Clans met defeat at the Battle of Tukayyid and were stymied by a 15-year truce. With the clock ticking, the Inner Sphere’s elite took the battle directly to the Clan Homeworlds. There, the destruction of Clan Smoke Jaguar and the defeat of the Clans in the Great Refusal ended the invasion.

In their absence, political machinations continued across the Inner Sphere. As the victorious forces returned home, the mighty Federated Commonwealth tore itself apart in a titanic Civil War spanning a thousand light years as Houses Davion and Steiner pitted brother against sister. These large-scale conflicts accelerated technical advancements, as a new generation of BattleMechs and weapons appeared on a hundred worlds of conflict.

Technical Readout: Clan Invasion builds on Technical Readout: Succession Wars with ’Mechs previously found in Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3060, and Technical Readout: 3067. This volume features some of the most common ’Mechs from the Clan Invasion and Civil War Eras, each illustrated in detail and accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, and game stats, along with their most famous pilots.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: I am Belch II on 08 August 2019, 12:40:44
Great news
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 08 August 2019, 12:41:41
The third paragraph for I assume the back cover gives a great description of the product.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 08 August 2019, 13:12:03
The third paragraph for I assume the back cover gives a great description of the product.

Yup, that's the back cover copy. (Easier to c&p than try to rewrite it all in my own words!)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 08 August 2019, 14:43:01
I think its good simply b/c if it is on the shelf, or someone is browsing the listed TROs trying to figure out which one to get its going to indicate Clan Invasion is the best choice for their next step- "I can get the mechs from 5 TROs?  What a deal!"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: YingJanshi on 08 August 2019, 14:57:51
yeah, that's fair.

i think the Prototypes Unabridged volume was announced in 2013. still waiting on that one too.

Honestly Prototype Unabridged and RS 3150 NTNU are the two things I wish they would release out of everything they've announced. (Even more than ilClan.)

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Fat Guy on 08 August 2019, 16:36:19
Honestly Prototype Unabridged and RS 3150 NTNU are the two things I wish they would release out of everything they've announced.


Seconded! And they need to fold all the missing record sheets from the year of the Star League products into Prototypes (It will be a bit on the thin side anyway).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Hussar2 on 08 August 2019, 18:05:03
Honestly Prototype Unabridged and RS 3150 NTNU are the two things I wish they would release out of everything they've announced. (Even more than ilClan.)



Could not agree more!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Valkerie on 09 August 2019, 00:36:48
Honestly Prototype Unabridged and RS 3150 NTNU are the two things I wish they would release out of everything they've announced. (Even more than ilClan.)

I'm backing this as well.  Finish off the record sheets please! :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 09 August 2019, 01:10:55
as far as upcoming releases go, any idea when we'll get to see the Shimseen in a paper TRO?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 09 August 2019, 02:04:23
assuming it's a thing, a while. after he's done the concept art he or someone else would have to do TRO quality art. there's going to be some writing as well as some of those clan second line units haven't gotten a write up since the original tro 3055. editing, fact checking, layout, printing. put it on a boat. Q4 2020 at the absolute earliest based on all the other stuff they got going on? 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Hussar2 on 09 August 2019, 10:28:05

New sheets?  Going to have to grab those to go with my Orion C and others that were leaked.

If it's not a state secret how can we get the Orion C and an other "leaked" sheets?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 09 August 2019, 10:32:29
We were given the general stats for the Orion C but no semiofficial sheet
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 09 August 2019, 10:37:42
Yeah, for MM play its close enough.  The other sheets were in a topic . . . I think the FWL thread has a link, or you can go look . . in the design thread?  I think that is where they were put.  But it was only 2 people dropped their sheets and the Orion C & Longinus C maker mentioned them in the Wolf thread.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: MarauderD on 09 August 2019, 13:50:52
Ordered my TRO: CI from the CGL labs store just before GenCon, but haven't heard back from them yet.  Hoping they get caught up soon, this will be my first DTF new TRO in like 20 years.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 09 August 2019, 13:53:55
I ordered on the first and just got my shipping notification today.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: MarauderD on 09 August 2019, 13:57:05
Perfect!  I ordered on the August 2nd, so hopefully I'll get a shipping confirmation soon as well.  Thanks Sartris.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Hussar2 on 09 August 2019, 16:31:27
Yeah, for MM play its close enough.  The other sheets were in a topic . . . I think the FWL thread has a link, or you can go look . . in the design thread?  I think that is where they were put.  But it was only 2 people dropped their sheets and the Orion C & Longinus C maker mentioned them in the Wolf thread.

Thank you, found it. Very interesting.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 10 August 2019, 20:57:57
as far as upcoming releases go, any idea when we'll get to see the Shimseen in a paper TRO?

The straightforward answer is: there are no current plans to package together the recently-redesigned Mechs in a TRO.

It's tricky. TROs have almost never been packaged in terms of a "real world" grouping, i.e. "stuff Shim has recently re-done." TRO Project Phoenix is probably the closest example, but I have no idea if there's a desire to do a similar product in this case.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Valkerie on 10 August 2019, 22:51:11
Ordered my TRO: CI from the CGL labs store just before GenCon, but haven't heard back from them yet.  Hoping they get caught up soon, this will be my first DTF new TRO in like 20 years.
Ordered mine last Friday and it arrived today.

Yeah it's nothing new mech wise, but if my step-son is any proof, this is the way to go for the younger players.  He far more enjoys going through the SW TRO than the others since it's mech only.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Maingunnery on 11 August 2019, 02:52:22
The straightforward answer is: there are no current plans to package together the recently-redesigned Mechs in a TRO.

It's tricky. TROs have almost never been packaged in terms of a "real world" grouping, i.e. "stuff Shim has recently re-done." TRO Project Phoenix is probably the closest example, but I have no idea if there's a desire to do a similar product in this case.
My personal opinion: I didn't buy the recent Clan Invasion TRO, but I would buy a revised edition that only uses the updated art.
I also believe that such a revised TRO would give new players the right impression of BattleTech.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Eisenwolf on 11 August 2019, 03:31:00
I will pass on this one too because I own already all the original TROs but I might snatch up the RS eventually if there are new variants inside.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Ursus Maior on 11 August 2019, 06:28:12
The RS I will buy, but I own the original 3050 and the later reprint, plus the original 2750, 3055, 3058 (twice, though one could be a reprint) and 3060. The Clan Invasion era is, where I have the most books, despite hardly playing beyond 3049.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 11 August 2019, 08:30:54
We need record sheets so we can get going, especially the 3150 stuff.  If CGL want's us to fully enjoy and play in these settings we need the tools to play game aka Record Sheets: 3150 & it's upgraded variants.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Eisenwolf on 11 August 2019, 08:51:53
The RS I will buy, but I own the original 3050 and the later reprint, plus the original 2750, 3055, 3058 (twice, though one could be a reprint) and 3060. The Clan Invasion era is, where I have the most books, despite hardly playing beyond 3049.

This!
So much this! :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 11 August 2019, 10:20:48
The straightforward answer is: there are no current plans to package together the recently-redesigned Mechs in a TRO.

It's tricky. TROs have almost never been packaged in terms of a "real world" grouping, i.e. "stuff Shim has recently re-done." TRO Project Phoenix is probably the closest example, but I have no idea if there's a desire to do a similar product in this case.
I think such thing would be nice but it would need an appropriate theme perhaps.
"TRO Ubiquitous 'Mechs"? Doesn't sound interesting or impressive. "TRO Most Popular"? Except are we talking about in-universe or real world?

Unfortunately you went and used "Clan Invasion" name already.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Insaniac99 on 11 August 2019, 13:33:16
I think such thing would be nice but it would need an appropriate theme perhaps.
"TRO Ubiquitous 'Mechs"? Doesn't sound interesting or impressive. "TRO Most Popular"? Except are we talking about in-universe or real world?

Unfortunately you went and used "Clan Invasion" name already.

Second printing/pdf update would be my suggestion.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 11 August 2019, 13:44:42
Dunno, seems a bit odd to me. Not to mention perhaps a bit annoying for anyone who did buy the original physical version.
Besides, wouldn't something have to go away to fit 'Mechs? Think someone said the TRO CI doesn't have some of the classics for example.

I'll further note that i'd like consistent art (style) across a TRO. Currently, more or less all TROs do that, except SW and CI due to their nature as compilations.

Perhaps a special TRO framed from, say, the Kickstarter perspective, featuring 'Mechs in the KS, plus the Elemental Battle Armor. Hell, make it portrait orientation, full color, and POD-option.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 11 August 2019, 13:51:43
The 3145 and 3150 have a cacophony of art styles. I like most of the art in those but they aren’t close to a homogenous aesthetic

What makes TRO SW feel so unbalanced is the combo of thirty years of art standards jumping around at random along with the very haphazard flow of the narrative in the entries. Each non-3039 entry speaks in the present but is that present is the 3070s
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 11 August 2019, 13:53:39
The 3145 and 3150 have a cacophony of art styles. I like most of the art in those but they aren’t close to a homogenous aesthetic
Right, forgot they exists as compilations technically. I just read individual entries from faction-specific TRO3145s usually which are mostly homogeneous.

EDIT Also yeah, i dislike that the entries are from different times. Definitively think a TRO with Shimmy art should also have entries from same time period and in-universe writer.
Maybe TRO Gunslingers? Since it seems that "Gunslingers" in 3250 use variety of old 'Mechs...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 11 August 2019, 13:55:12
I’d have to go back and look but I recall some being better than others. The Kurita one especially felt pretty cohesive
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Flieger on 11 August 2019, 16:28:22
Wasn't there a XTRO:SW vol.2 planned? At least I remember looking forward to it...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 11 August 2019, 16:35:58
yes but it disappeared from the coming releases page which indicates it was indefinitely shelved
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Flieger on 11 August 2019, 16:38:00
Too bad. I really liked the first volume.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 11 August 2019, 21:14:24
Here, benefit from the fact that I have no life by reading this piece of information I picked up from the KS comments re: the previously con-exclusive metal dice pucks

Quote from: The Real G Running the CGL Account
The initial Dice Pucks were a trial run for us at the shows to see how well they did. We are planning on doing another run of them to see how they fair on the Catalyst Store! So while currently they are Convention exclusive atm. Its hard making them public when our trial run of the Dice Pucks is already gone and needs to be reordered ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 12 August 2019, 09:00:01
Sounds about right. I think I said in the last thread, Vol XIV, that the intent was to make them available in the web store at some point, but that I could not say for sure when that point might be.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 12 August 2019, 09:07:17
Fall 2107
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Istal_Devalis on 12 August 2019, 11:17:13
Too bad. I really liked the first volume.
I'm still hoping TRO: Golden Century eventually comes out.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 12 August 2019, 11:18:08
I'm still hoping TRO: Golden Century eventually comes out.

I just spoke to the developer of that one last week, hoping to get it moving again in the next week or three.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 12 August 2019, 11:23:21
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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: MarauderD on 12 August 2019, 11:33:05
If golden century gets a choir of angels, what would RS: 3150 NTNU get?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 12 August 2019, 11:38:42
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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Hussar2 on 12 August 2019, 11:51:56
If golden century gets a choir of angels, what would RS: 3150 NTNU get?

A fistfull of Dollars?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Shin_Fenris on 12 August 2019, 11:59:56
I just spoke to the developer of that one last week, hoping to get it moving again in the next week or three.

You're a prince. Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Eisenwolf on 12 August 2019, 12:54:59
Is XTRO:SW vol.2 still a thing or is it dead and gone?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 12 August 2019, 13:02:12
indefinitely shelved. it may return it may not. i'm considering it gone forever until we are told otherwise
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 12 August 2019, 13:17:19
indefinitely shelved. it may return it may not. i'm considering it gone forever until we are told otherwise

It is not being actively worked on, to my knowledge.

Really, I need to update that whole Coming Releases page but I'd rather rebuild the whole website time is short.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Eisenwolf on 12 August 2019, 14:06:54
Uhm... that  is very sad. :'(
But one can hope.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Fat Guy on 12 August 2019, 15:25:10
If golden century gets a choir of angels, what would RS: 3150 NTNU get?


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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: wantec on 12 August 2019, 15:57:32
I just spoke to the developer of that one last week, hoping to get it moving again in the next week or three.
Yay!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Istal_Devalis on 13 August 2019, 10:21:17
I just spoke to the developer of that one last week, hoping to get it moving again in the next week or three.
Fingers definitely crossed on that one. I figure it's the only realistic chance to ever get stats on stuff like the Vision Quest mech.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: BlCharger on 13 August 2019, 11:59:52
I just spoke to the developer of that one last week, hoping to get it moving again in the next week or three.

Outside of the Kickstarter, this is the one thing I am most looking forward to getting. I love delving back into the history and what CGL has done the past few years (1st and 2nd SW, Star League era, etc).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 14 August 2019, 09:03:53
Now Available - Chaos Campaign: Succession Wars in Print-on-Demand Format and FREE PDF

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The scenarios included with those boxed sets are intended as one-off battles with no impact on the next encounter. This module introduces Chaos Campaign play, which offers consequences between individual missions, a reason to chase down specific objectives while preserving your troops, and ways to improve your force as you progress.

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Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 14 August 2019, 09:06:23
Seems you got a bit of a backlog  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 14 August 2019, 09:10:45
Seems you got a bit of a backlog  ;D

POD option was new as of this morning.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 14 August 2019, 09:19:54
Wait what.

EDIT o.O Missed that.

I'm thinking i'll do a POD order eventually, once there's enough stuff to justify shipping costs. House Arano and this are good start certainly.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 14 August 2019, 09:48:37
It's a sweet little book, in my biased opinion. A really good bridge off of the boxed sets.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: BigAl on 24 August 2019, 12:52:56
is there any word about the " Golden Century" or the XTRO of the Dark Age that includes Forestry Mech MOD and so on?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 24 August 2019, 14:48:50
irregulartech hasn't been heard from since the table of contents was posted a couple years ago. golden century is in dev limbo
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Bosefius on 24 August 2019, 17:14:25
is there any word about the " Golden Century" or the XTRO of the Dark Age that includes Forestry Mech MOD and so on?

At the end of the last page and top of this page TRO Golden Century is discussed.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: mrbooth on 24 August 2019, 17:19:17
Durning the AMA last week I asked about Golden Century and they answered it was going to be worked on with the sucess of the kick starter but no time frame.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 24 August 2019, 18:46:39
TRO: Golden Century would be a nice shoe in with Clan themed KickStarter.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Knightmare on 24 August 2019, 21:34:49
TRO: Golden Century would be a nice shoe in with Clan themed KickStarter.

Working on it...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: pheonixstorm on 24 August 2019, 21:45:50
Work faster! :P ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Ogra_Chief on 24 August 2019, 21:49:00
Working on it...

Do not play with my emotions that way!  :drool:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 24 August 2019, 22:09:29
I have the draft to edit, but having trouble getting traction on art. It’s not forgotten, but don’t expect to see it anytime soon. Months, at best.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: cobaltcoil on 24 August 2019, 22:26:27
So, Cubby by Months....could that be say around March of 2020???
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 25 August 2019, 00:04:42
So, Cubby by Months....could that be say around March of 2020???
You should know by now they never give out anything remotely close to release dates until the product is done and up for sale.  Too many people pick up rumors and hope-for release dates and then freak out if those dates are missed.  "Months" only means "not anytime soon" and who knows when.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: cobaltcoil on 25 August 2019, 00:52:01
I am aware of that fact....just thinking that a release date of March 2020 would tie-in with the Clan kickstarter product shipping nicely....but it will be done when its done.....to paraphrase Orson Wells....Catalyst will sell No Battletech Product before its Time....
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 25 August 2019, 09:35:30
traction on art...oh man..don't tell me the fan funded stuff is delaying it.  xp

Oh well, we got be strong.  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cache on 25 August 2019, 10:50:58
So, Cubby by Months....could that be say around March of 2020???
More likely X of 202Y.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Weirdo on 25 August 2019, 11:42:42
...don't tell me the fan funded stuff is delaying it.

Good news! He didn't.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 25 August 2019, 12:19:27
Kickstarter art vs Golden Century

Which ones the better RoI? 🤔
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Phobos101 on 25 August 2019, 18:05:11
If I was CGL, and I’m not, I wouldn’t be releasing a book full of old art when there’s a bucketload of new art just around the corner...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 25 August 2019, 19:41:25
At least some of the stuff in GC will be new
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: YingJanshi on 25 August 2019, 19:43:46
I have the draft to edit, but having trouble getting traction on art. It’s not forgotten, but don’t expect to see it anytime soon. Months, at best.

Soooo...you're saying it's full of tanks?  :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 25 August 2019, 20:20:23
Gamers are easily lured by pretty things
Doubly so by nostalgic pretty things

Cash in
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: pheonixstorm on 25 August 2019, 23:08:09
Soooo...you're saying it's full of tanks?  :D

Or a bunch of mechs trying to dance in the snow?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 26 August 2019, 20:55:53
I am aware of that fact....just thinking that a release date of March 2020 would tie-in with the Clan kickstarter product shipping nicely

Had my druthers, it'd come out well before KS product started shipping. Keeping momentum off the KS is crucial. But I'm not in the driver's seat on this one.

traction on art...oh man..don't tell me the fan funded stuff is delaying it.

Not previous to the KS which ended 9 days ago, no.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 27 August 2019, 09:10:13
Now Available - A Bonfire of Worlds and BattleCorps Vol. 6 Now in Print!

At long last - BattleTech fiction enthusiasts can fill two holes in their collection with the print-on-demand release of two much-requested titles: BattleCorps Anthology Vol. 6: Front Lines and, for the first time in print, Steven Mohan Jr.'s A Bonfire of Worlds!

Discuss these new releases here (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66666.msg1540852#msg1540852)!

(https://i.ibb.co/K25JLhy/Front-Lines-front-cover-Google.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HtKjx4g)

BattleCorps Vol. 6: Front Lines

HONOR. DESPERATION. JIHAD.

Inhuman cybernetic soldiers invade a peaceful world, bringing terror and misery in the name of a new flag. A young soldier, part of the most maligned military machine in history, struggles to find meaning in his service. And the prince of a star-spanning empire discovers that not even he can protect the people he loves.

Ten stories of combat, honor, betrayal, and death fill the pages of Front Lines: BattleCorps Anthology Volume 6.

Readers will recognize familiar names in BattleTech lore among the authors: Steven Mohan, Jr., and Blaine Lee Pardoe, who welcome newer writers such as Jason Hansa, Christopher Purnell and Craig A. Reed, Jr. These writers have shaped the direction of the BattleTech universe. In 2009, with these stories, they told the stories that demonstrated the indomitable will that has carried BattleTech readers across more than 25 years of publication.

Print-on-Demand: https://amzn.to/2KXLg3C (https://amzn.to/2KXLg3C)
eBook: https://books2read.com/BattleTechFrontLines (https://books2read.com/BattleTechFrontLines)

(https://i.ibb.co/Q81tzSv/Bow-front-cover-final.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tZWFkjp)

A Bonfire of Worlds by Steven Mohan Jr.

GALAXY AFLAME…

The universe has gone dark. Interstellar communications have been lost across the Inner Sphere, threatening the corporate giant ComStar—and maybe civilization itself. Risking everything on a last chance for survival, Comstar has kidnapped the engineering genius Tucker Harwell, hoping he can unravel the mystery of the blackout. But Tucker isn’t just working on why it happened... he’s also trying to figure out who’s behind it.

Meanwhile, Khan Malvina Hazen solidifies her hold on a purified Clan Jade Falcon while hunting for the next enemy to crush under the talons of her brutal Mongol Doctrine. Hundreds of light-years away, Clan Wolf is carving out territory along the Lyran Commonwealth/Free Worlds League border—and Alaric Wolf is primed to make his moves in the halls of power.

Plans years in the making begin to come together across hundreds of star systems, and secrets hidden for decades will finally be revealed while an empire goes up in flames…

Print-on-Demand:  https://www.amazon.com/BattleTech-Bonfire-Steven-Mohan-Jr/dp/1942487908  (https://www.amazon.com/BattleTech-Bonfire-Steven-Mohan-Jr/dp/1942487908)
eBook: https://books2read.com/BattleTechABonfireofWorlds (https://books2read.com/BattleTechABonfireofWorlds)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Fat Guy on 27 August 2019, 10:06:26
New covers, and both are an improvement.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: LightGuard on 27 August 2019, 10:32:11
Now Available - A Bonfire of Worlds and BattleCorps Vol. 6 Now in Print!

At long last - BattleTech fiction enthusiasts can fill two holes in their collection with the print-on-demand release of two much-requested titles: BattleCorps Anthology Vol. 6: Front Lines and, for the first time in print, Steven Mohan Jr.'s A Bonfire of Worlds!

Discuss these new releases here (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66666.msg1540852#msg1540852)!

(https://i.ibb.co/K25JLhy/Front-Lines-front-cover-Google.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HtKjx4g)

BattleCorps Vol. 6: Front Lines

HONOR. DESPERATION. JIHAD.

Inhuman cybernetic soldiers invade a peaceful world, bringing terror and misery in the name of a new flag. A young soldier, part of the most maligned military machine in history, struggles to find meaning in his service. And the prince of a star-spanning empire discovers that not even he can protect the people he loves.

Ten stories of combat, honor, betrayal, and death fill the pages of Front Lines: BattleCorps Anthology Volume 6.

Readers will recognize familiar names in BattleTech lore among the authors: Steven Mohan, Jr., and Blaine Lee Pardoe, who welcome newer writers such as Jason Hansa, Christopher Purnell and Craig A. Reed, Jr. These writers have shaped the direction of the BattleTech universe. In 2009, with these stories, they told the stories that demonstrated the indomitable will that has carried BattleTech readers across more than 25 years of publication.

Print-on-Demand: https://amzn.to/2KXLg3C (https://amzn.to/2KXLg3C)
eBook: https://books2read.com/BattleTechFrontLines (https://books2read.com/BattleTechFrontLines)


:bow: THANK YOU!!!! :bow:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 27 August 2019, 15:18:35
Is that totally new art for Bonfire?  I do not recall seeing that Savage Wolf before, and I think the other cover was fine but it was MWDA-style.

So is Frontlines available as a ebook now too?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Fat Guy on 27 August 2019, 15:33:04
Old cover art:

(http://cfw.sarna.net/wiki/images/c/c2/Bonfire_of_Worlds.jpg?timestamp=20091127183607)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Fat Guy on 27 August 2019, 15:59:45
Bonfire has hit Barnes & Noble for nook users!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: MarauderD on 09 September 2019, 18:17:15
Got an email from drivethrurpg that TRO: Succession Wars had been updated.  Anyone know anything about a change there?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Tyler Jorgensson on 09 September 2019, 18:42:51
Thank you sooooo much for PoD... love the smell of fresh dead tree in the morning.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 10 September 2019, 11:52:52
Got an email from drivethrurpg that TRO: Succession Wars had been updated.  Anyone know anything about a change there?
Same applies to Shattered Fortress. What's going on?

EDIT newer TRO seems to have smaller file size, credit page says "corrected third printing", and updated one email at least.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Frabby on 10 September 2019, 12:26:48
newer TRO seems to have smaller file size, credit page says "corrected third printing", and updated one email at least.
I'd love to see a synopsis/rundown of the changes between this and previous editions, if anyone who has them can be bothered. Pretty please?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Insaniac99 on 10 September 2019, 12:59:42
I'd start by the errata thread and comparing your previously downloaded version and this most recent version.

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=58132.0
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 10 September 2019, 13:45:06
Ah, right. Probably stuff getting new print runs and getting errata folded in? At least for the TRO.
Shattered Fortress doesn't say "corrected second printing" or anything like that, at least i didn't see notes like that.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 10 September 2019, 13:54:42
Only thing I can think of with Shattered Fortress is showing the Templar Julian is given being a Omni rather than standard.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Xotl on 10 September 2019, 14:06:04
Errata was folded in for both.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Empyrus on 10 September 2019, 16:21:25
Only thing I can think of with Shattered Fortress is showing the Templar Julian is given being a Omni rather than standard.
Why would it be changed?
It is fixed-tech version with Command Console. Sure, new rules would allow making it an Omni, but it is reasonable command platform as it is, and predates the rule change.
(Also RS never make distinction between Omni and standard.)

EDIT Incidentally, there are no changes to the RS.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 10 September 2019, 17:22:35
The RS does let you know . . . its a TLR2-J . . . the Omni version is a TLR2-O, -OA, -OB, or whatever.

Any guesses what we are getting in tonight's KS infoblast?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 13 September 2019, 12:54:59
Not exactly a new product, but...

Catalyst Game Labs Announces Executive Editor, New BattleTech and Leviathans Line Developers: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66898.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66898.0)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 13 September 2019, 16:48:09
it is important to know where to throw the tomatoes
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: pheonixstorm on 20 September 2019, 07:43:41
BattleTech would issue a trial of possession for your Star Crunch if it knew where you were hiding it ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 20 September 2019, 11:16:22
and we should get the 2nd Founding of the Clans novel in December.  Is there 1st novel even available as a ebook yet?  I do not remember it, but my Kindle is down and so I am waiting on its replacement to arrive.

Fall from Glory isn't out yet in ebook or PoD format.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 20 September 2019, 11:45:32
I am wondering if I read part of that on BC, I seem to remember some stuff involving Dana Kufahl and her dealing with Andrey's death.

Founding of the Clans I @$340k says the 2nd novel by the end of the year but I cannot find anything about the 1st being available.  Founding of the Clans II @$390 says 2nd novel will be delivered by the end of the campaign.

I think the wording on that got messed up, but unless I missed it we did not get the 1st Founding book yet?

Oh Cubby . . .
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 20 September 2019, 11:47:12
I am wondering if I read part of that on BC, I seem to remember some stuff involving Dana Kufahl and her dealing with Andrey's death.


Yeah, it was serialised on BattleCorps some... (checks sundail) 12 years ago
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Moonsword on 20 September 2019, 12:53:38
+++MOD NOTICE+++

Folks, please stop the rumor mongering around ilClan.  I've removed several posts related to that from this thread.  Further activity like that may receive warnings.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: I am Belch II on 21 September 2019, 04:56:41
I saw a TRO:Clan Invasion in the wild. It was at a FLGS that normally dont carry Battletech. That is a good thing.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: pheonixstorm on 22 September 2019, 04:11:26
lol wonder how that happened?? Did it grow legs or hitch a ride with another popular gaming book?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: cawest on 22 September 2019, 16:21:14
I'm hoping TRO: Golden Century eventually comes out. I need it for my fan fic.  I know they said it was being worked on last month... but I just have to poke the bear.   >:D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Scotty on 22 September 2019, 17:01:28
Do we have any news on a Map Pack: Grasslands reprint?  I gave my copy to a local player making 3D terrain to match the maps and would like to get another.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 26 September 2019, 11:07:37
Beating Cubby to it-

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51BAzjCSTyL._SX260_.jpg)

Is out in ebook and paperback, maybe POD?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 26 September 2019, 11:25:42
I hope so, i've been waiting for that to come out. I do hope it's PoD.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 26 September 2019, 11:32:25
I do not know how to distinguish POD from normal novels, but it offers a paperback and gives dimensions.  I already DL'd my Kindle copy, I will get into it during my lunch break!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: PsylockeSmythe on 26 September 2019, 12:19:41
Just had my local book store order it for me (Redemption Rift) and I should have it by this time next week.  I know I can get it quicker through Amazon, but I like giving my local bookstore the business, since they have treated me well and were able to find after an almost 15 year wait a copy of The Sword and the Dagger.

Psy
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: SteelRaven on 26 September 2019, 12:28:47
Just had my local book store order it for me (Redemption Rift) and I should have it by this time next week.  I know I can get it quicker through Amazon, but I like giving my local bookstore the business, since they have treated me well and were able to find after an almost 15 year wait a copy of The Sword and the Dagger.

Psy

Good man! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 26 September 2019, 13:39:05
I do not know how to distinguish POD from normal novels, but it offers a paperback and gives dimensions.  I already DL'd my Kindle copy, I will get into it during my lunch break!

there isn't a definitive marker for PoD but there are some clues like being sold via Amazon Prime (at least in the states) at the MSRP of $12.95 or $13.95. I can say that at least with my copies, every CGL-produced novel has been PoD except Embers of War

I had ordered some history books a couple weeks ago directly from Amazon and didn't know they were PoD until they arrived at my house.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 26 September 2019, 13:48:11
Beating Cubby to it-

Let's NOT play that game, especially when your post ends with a question.

Working on a post now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 26 September 2019, 13:55:16
Now Available in eBook and Print on Demand - Redemption Rift by Jason Schmetzer

(https://i.ibb.co/fQqq87N/71391621-2409870795796444-7958444987828404224-n.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FnmmstY)

eBook: https://books2read.com/BattleTechRedemptionRift (https://books2read.com/BattleTechRedemptionRift)

Print on Demand: https://tinyurl.com/BattleTechRedemptionRift (https://tinyurl.com/BattleTechRedemptionRift)

(Please note: Amazon usually combines the POD listing and the Kindle (ebook) listing after a day or two. As of this writing, that has not occurred yet. I will update the links if necessary when it does, please bear with me if there is a brief period when the links do not work.)

Discuss this new release here (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=67060.0)!

Quote
ON THE HUNT AGAIN…

It is the Dark Age—3139—and the famed mercenary regiments of Wolf's Dragoons have returned to the employ of House Kurita after a century of bitter enmity. Somehow, mercenaries and Kuritans must find a way to work together in a combined invasion of the Dragon’s oldest enemy, House Davion.

Thrust into the middle of this new conflict, Colonel Henry Kincaid is surprised by the commonalities—duty, honor, expediency—the Wolves and Combine forces share.

But as the Wolves’ lightning tactics and unstoppable drive brings world after Davion world under the Dragon’s banner, old hatreds arise anew, and with them come insidious plots engineered to cause the mercenaries’ downfall.

Throughout the campaign, Colonel Kincaid struggles to rectify what he thought he had always known about the Kuritans with the truth he discovers while actually working with them. But when his forces are trapped on a Davion world with no way to escape and the regiments of House Davion closing in, can he pull another bit of genius from his hat, or will the battalions of Wolf’s Dragoons be destroyed?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 26 September 2019, 13:55:58
Let's NOT play that game, especially when your post ends with a question.

Working on a post now.

Sorry, just surprised to get a notice from a company and spot it before you mentioned it.  I buy most books now for Kindle, and I knew there were supposed to be some tells on POD, but I could not see anything one way or the other.  Seeing it was a great surprise . . .

But while you are at it . . . Founding of the Clans 1, meant to be out by end of KS campaign?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 26 September 2019, 14:51:24
Ah, it's okay - I'm just slammed on trying to push a few other projects out the door. Don't mind me, sorry for being testy.

As I wrote in my post, at some point within the first few days both the ebook and the POD listing are live, Amazon gets around to merging them into one listing. That listing is what you're used to seeing, with the obvious buttons between Kindle/ebook and POD. In this time before that happens, it can seem weird and uncertain as to what you're buying, but the links I shared do work.

I am not sure about the status of Founding of the Clans I, I will ask but it may be a couple days before I get an answer.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 26 September 2019, 15:37:46
Np, just over here squeaking away.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: mrbooth on 27 September 2019, 16:42:44
Cubby and update on rhe WWE 2019 event general release?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 28 September 2019, 14:21:07
Order my PoD
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Bosefius on 28 September 2019, 16:17:18
Cubby and update on rhe WWE 2019 event general release?

That is up to the Demo Team management, I'll see what I can find out.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 29 September 2019, 02:38:28
Back of Redemption Rift teases . . .

Grey Watch Protocol
The Highlander Covenant, Book One

Starts in Sept 3150?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 29 September 2019, 13:57:16
Starts in Sept 3150?

DUN DUN DUN
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 29 September 2019, 14:32:03
Well, I read the teaser and certain bits were headscratchers . . . the Cappies know Stone is in charge but not the League has been reformed . . . for the last 7 or 8 years?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 29 September 2019, 16:59:30
my understanding of league politics tells me that the league may not know it's been reconstituted either
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Ogra_Chief on 29 September 2019, 19:17:36
my understanding of league politics tells me that the league may not know it's been reconstituted either

No truer words be spoken.  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: I am Belch II on 29 September 2019, 21:26:37
So the timeline hasn't jumped yet?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: nckestrel on 29 September 2019, 21:27:26
So the timeline hasn't jumped yet?

Beyond 3150s?  No, there are no plans to do so.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 30 September 2019, 07:23:15
Id be hoping to see some more record sheet books sine we got some recently this year. I hope the KS didnt slow everything down.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: I am Belch II on 30 September 2019, 12:26:44
Record Sheets would be neat.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 30 September 2019, 13:12:40
we haven't had an RS volume in years so i don't see how the KS would suddenly be slowing that process down
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Fat Guy on 30 September 2019, 14:59:59
we haven't had an RS volume in years

Except this one: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/collections/battletech/products/battletech-record-sheets-succession-wars
 (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/collections/battletech/products/battletech-record-sheets-succession-wars)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Sartris on 30 September 2019, 15:10:00
i guess pedantically you got me. I wasn’t thinking of complications that only had a handful of new units

Meanwhile RS Prototypes Unabridged and NTNU have been MIA for years
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Fat Guy on 30 September 2019, 15:11:46
And all the units from the year of the Star League products.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Weirdo on 30 September 2019, 22:43:16
And the rest of Vehicle Annex.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: nckestrel on 30 September 2019, 23:06:02
And my axe!

Too early to list RS:Clan Invasion?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Valkerie on 30 September 2019, 23:20:03
As long as CGL is going to produce record sheets, they should make them available when the TROs are released.  Seems logical. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Bosefius on 30 September 2019, 23:32:13
The WWE is pending final approval, so should be available soon.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: I am Belch II on 01 October 2019, 07:54:47
I like the record sheets on PDF. We can use what we need and not need a whole book. Besides it's cheaper and easy to carry.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 05 October 2019, 11:15:03
Finally got my copy of Dragoons novel. Im excited to read it as soon im done with Bonfire of Worlds!

I saw over the weekend TRO Clan Invasion in print at store i goto. I think they bought too many, like 5 copies. I was taken back by 40 dollar price tag. I hope they get sales of the book as i was mentioning to new players the book was in.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Eisenwolf on 05 October 2019, 12:25:14
Can we expect any more PDF-only products soonish?
TtS: Gulf Breeze and Rigil Kentares maybe?
Not to put the bite on you, but I need a little Battletech fix now and then.  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: kinwolf on 05 October 2019, 19:03:52
I remember reading some months ago that the neoprene maps were supposed to hit retail stores in October.  Is that still on track?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: kinwolf on 15 October 2019, 21:17:55
Trying again:  Any update on the neoprene maps that were tentatively scheduled to hit retail in October?

Quote
--Thanks to the brisk sales and enthusiasm for the recent series of BattleMats, we’re pleased to announce that a full re-order of all four previously-released mats has been placed. They will be available in the Catalyst Game Labs store and in retail stores by October.
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=64318.msg1518670#msg1518670 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=64318.msg1518670#msg1518670)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 16 October 2019, 07:32:36
Missed this before, my apologies. I’ll ask, stay tuned.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: mrbooth on 17 October 2019, 21:38:26
Any update on the relese os WWE 2019?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Ran Felsner on 27 October 2019, 18:33:44
Just a quick questions on new novels.

I was talking with a friend who like me has taken a brake from the game for a while.   He mentioned seeing a blog by Pardoe, and that there would be future novels written. Has anybody seen possible titles ?  (I know release dates are not given, just curious what I should possibly be looking for..)  I figured if anyone knew, it would be on the new/upcoming releases thread.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 27 October 2019, 18:58:18
Just a quick questions on new novels.

I was talking with a friend who like me has taken a brake from the game for a while.   He mentioned seeing a blog by Pardoe, and that there would be future novels written. Has anybody seen possible titles ?  (I know release dates are not given, just curious what I should possibly be looking for..)  I figured if anyone knew, it would be on the new/upcoming releases thread.

Two brand-new novels have come out this year - Forever Faithful by Blaine Pardoe and Iron Dawn by Jennifer Brozeck.  There's another new novel out soon about the Northwind Highlanders.  They've also published A Bonfire of Worlds by Stephen Mohan- the final MechWarrior Dark Age novel which was only available digital until now.   Another original novel called Embers of War by Jason Schmetzer was published in 2015.

As well as that a number of compilations of novellas, Battlecorps serials and other bits have been published as fix-up books - The Nellus Academy Incident by Jennifer Brozeck, Kell Hounds Ascendant by Michael Stackpole, Redemption Rift by Jason Schemetzer and Betrayal of Ideals by Blaine Pardoe, and the novellas A Splinter of Hope by Phil Lee and The Anvil by Blaine Pardoe have a combined print edition.  BattleCorps anthology 7 and a reprint of 6 were recently released, as well as an anthology of original stories called Legacy.

These are all available digitially from various websites and via Print on Demand from Amazon. A number of the original novels are on PoD as well.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 28 October 2019, 13:47:19
Trying again:  Any update on the neoprene maps that were tentatively scheduled to hit retail in October?
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=64318.msg1518670#msg1518670 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=64318.msg1518670#msg1518670)

According to the fulfillment company, they're tentatively supposed to arrive early next week. I've set a reminder to check back in with them then.

Any update on the relese os WWE 2019?

This week, I'm hoping. I need to get it all set up, but working on Clan Invasion box materials has been the sole priority for most of the last few weeks.

Has anybody seen possible titles ?  (I know release dates are not given, just curious what I should possibly be looking for..)

More "hoping," but I'm hoping to get a better fix on upcoming fiction releases as part of a general overhaul of the upcoming products page in the near future (i.e. the month of November, most likely).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: plastic_slug on 28 October 2019, 18:31:52
Some good news - I finally saw, and was able to pick up a copy of the 2019/35th Tech Manual with the retro cover in an LGS last weekend. Still have not seen the Clan Invasion Tech Readout in the wild yet, though...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 28 October 2019, 18:38:00
Some good news - I finally saw, and was able to pick up a copy of the 2019/35th Tech Manual with the retro cover in an LGS last weekend. Still have not seen the Clan Invasion Tech Readout in the wild yet, though...
I have, there like 5 them in store i went too.  I am fortunate that the owner is Battletech fan.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: plastic_slug on 28 October 2019, 18:48:53
I have, there like 5 them in store i went too.  I am fortunate that the owner is Battletech fan.

Must be nice. The store in question for me had just the recent box sets, Total Warfare, Battlemech Manual, Alpha Strike, and the Tech Manual. It's the only store within two hours of me that has anything, other than the Beginner Box being available at the local B&N. Still better than nothing...hopefully the Kickstarter and having some stock on shelf spurs some more sales.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: kinwolf on 28 October 2019, 19:35:49
FLGS has Clan Invasion listed at the distributor level, so they ordered one for me 2.5 weeks ago but have received nothing yet.  They don't know why.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Stormy on 28 October 2019, 23:10:49
I’ve also seen TRO: Clan Invasion at the FLGS level, from someone who’d previously been rather skeptical of carrying any Battletech at all.

So: win!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Xotl on 29 October 2019, 01:34:22
I *believe* TRO Clan Invasion is between printings, so you *may* be caught in the gap between them.  Of course, it being such a recent release there's still going to be "old" stock out there, but trying to get it from the distributor you might run into supply issues.  There will be an errata-corrected reprint at some point: I've already submitted the corrections.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 29 October 2019, 03:47:04
It's definitely hit retail, I picked it up in Dublin a week or two after the street date.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Ruger on 29 October 2019, 04:14:08
It's definitely hit retail, I picked it up in Dublin a week or two after the street date.

My FLGS has my copy on hold.

Ruger
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Ursus Maior on 29 October 2019, 04:52:55
Some good news - I finally saw, and was able to pick up a copy of the 2019/35th Tech Manual with the retro cover in an LGS last weekend. Still have not seen the Clan Invasion Tech Readout in the wild yet, though...
They had it at Essen games fair last week on Thursday.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 29 October 2019, 06:20:42
FLGS has Clan Invasion listed at the distributor level, so they ordered one for me 2.5 weeks ago but have received nothing yet.  They don't know why.
Depending where you are, it could be the distributor itself. I AM NO EXPERT. Some of them are trying stock what they knows will sell. My old FLG had stupid amounts of difficulty trying get product in from 2 out 3 major distributor get Battletech stuff in.  Not so much minis, but the Catalyst stuff.  I am not surprised given how you have online distributors competing with older variety.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: I am Belch II on 29 October 2019, 12:32:20
Ive seen my FLGS have TRO:CI and that was nice to see. Have not seen  Battletech at that FLGS for years. GREAT TO SEE!!!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: GreyWolfActual on 30 October 2019, 22:22:33
Any update on the relese os WWE 2019?
And it is up (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-world-wide-event-requiem-for-a-blue-star).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: mrbooth on 31 October 2019, 00:46:50
And it is up (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-world-wide-event-requiem-for-a-blue-star).

Thank you Sir it was a great read.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 31 October 2019, 09:55:40
And it is up (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-world-wide-event-requiem-for-a-blue-star).
This is awesome.  Is this considered canon?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 31 October 2019, 11:24:34
(https://i.ibb.co/8Mm26Hm/E-CAT35-WWE19-Requiem-for-a-Blue-Star-9-6b-1-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/F6hJgFh)

Now Available – Worldwide Event 2019: Requiem for a Blue Star

The complete scenario for the 2019 Worldwide Event, Requiem for a Blue Star, is now available as a FREE PDF from the Catalyst Game Labs store (https://tinyurl.com/RequiemForABlueStar).

Quote
After 200 years of being lost to the Inner Sphere the remains of 295th BattleMech Division was discovered in 3021. The fate of a lost Star League division could be penciled in. But for ComStar, this was not welcome news. The division was only a few jumps beyond the Inner Sphere, too far to bring the equipment back covertly, but close enough to the Lyran Commonwealth and especially the Draconis Combine to be a potential source for them. So ComStar hid them, and for 130 years the secret remained just that.

But people talk and secrets leak.

Requiem for a Blue Star was the 2019 BattleTech Worldwide Event depicting the clash between Bartlett’s Boxers and La Grande Armée. This PDF-only product includes the Total Warfare and Alpha Strike scenarios as well as the final results of the event.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Weirdo on 31 October 2019, 11:57:54
SLS Cape Bon and SLS Protecteur: which one is the Essex, and which is the Lola?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: GreyWolfActual on 31 October 2019, 12:26:06
In the order they are listed. Cape Bon is the Essex, Protecteur the Lola.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Weirdo on 31 October 2019, 13:41:13
Sweet. That means I can paint up Protecteur and Surveillante as sister ships. :)

Were all three WarShips abandoned at that world, or just Ulithi?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: GreyWolfActual on 31 October 2019, 14:14:14
Were all three WarShips abandoned at that world, or just Ulithi?
:-X

In all seriousness while I have an answer, answering that was outside my mandate. Until such time as CGL decides to answer it, and/or do any follow up on that world, that answer remains just an idea.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Weirdo on 31 October 2019, 14:17:46
That's fair. My list marks most SLDF ships as 'Unknown', anyway. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: jimdigris on 31 October 2019, 16:25:46
Since there was no colony on the world, I suspect that all the personnel were loaded aboard the destroyers, jumpships and dropships and they continued on to find the Exodus fleet.  The only ship left behind would be the Potemkin. That may have been de-orbited into the sun.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 31 October 2019, 18:52:44
Nice gift to have for Halloween.
Since there was no colony on the world, I suspect that all the personnel were loaded aboard the destroyers, jumpships and dropships and they continued on to find the Exodus fleet.  The only ship left behind would be the Potemkin. That may have been de-orbited into the sun.
Personally, i would expect that to happen given how warships aren't exactly welcomed in new era.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Alexander Knight on 01 November 2019, 05:55:49
Since there was no colony on the world, I suspect that all the personnel were loaded aboard the destroyers, jumpships and dropships and they continued on to find the Exodus fleet.  The only ship left behind would be the Potemkin. That may have been de-orbited into the sun.

I believe the canon status is that Comstar found a failed colony, and the 285th just didn't survive.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Frabby on 01 November 2019, 09:31:38
In the order they are listed. Cape Bon is the Essex, Protecteur the Lola.
Just to be sure: It's a Lola III, isn't it?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Weirdo on 01 November 2019, 09:43:14
I'd be 99% confident of such. The Lola I is from a time when they actually retired old WarShips, either scrapping them or selling them off, and the II was a piece of crap they offloaded as soon as possible. By the time of the Coup, I'd be amazed if any of either were still in League service, except maybe as a training or testbed vessel.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: GreyWolfActual on 01 November 2019, 12:05:45
Just to be sure: It's a Lola III, isn't it?
The 295th was, almost, a royal division. They had their own Potemkin. Yes, it was a Lola III.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Alexander Knight on 01 November 2019, 13:42:24
I just wish I knew where the system was.  It should be "north" of the Clan OZs, right?  But the only "Draconis Reach" I can find is the mess of systems on the Drac/Fed border...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: GreyWolfActual on 01 November 2019, 14:06:17
But the only "Draconis Reach"
So about that...

That's a mistake. It should be: "Draconian Drift." That slipped through all the way through the draftings, Agent time, and all the way to now. :-[
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: jimdigris on 01 November 2019, 16:12:19
I believe the canon status is that Comstar found a failed colony, and the 285th just didn't survive.
Source?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Insaniac99 on 01 November 2019, 16:26:31
Source?

The Sarna citation is The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 91 "New Findings - New Discoveries - The Fate of the 295th"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Dragon Cat on 01 November 2019, 16:48:59
Looks like something I need
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Alexander Knight on 01 November 2019, 18:56:22
The Sarna citation is The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 91 "New Findings - New Discoveries - The Fate of the 295th"

Historical: First Succession War also lists their fate as "Stranded in the Periphery"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: jimdigris on 02 November 2019, 17:24:20
The Sarna citation is The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 91 "New Findings - New Discoveries - The Fate of the 295th"
Thanks!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 13 November 2019, 15:38:32
All four BattleMats are now back in stock!

https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battlemats (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battlemats)

(https://i.ibb.co/JWYQ2Gv/Battle-Mat-Topdown-Photo.jpg) (https://ibb.co/V0FmDzg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Scotty on 13 November 2019, 16:23:24
All four BattleMats are now back in stock!

https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battlemats (https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battlemats)

(https://i.ibb.co/JWYQ2Gv/Battle-Mat-Topdown-Photo.jpg) (https://ibb.co/V0FmDzg)

Excellent!  Is there any word on availabilty through distributors for local stores?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 13 November 2019, 16:33:23
Can't wait get one these.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 13 November 2019, 16:50:20
Lol, I played on a pair of these last Thursday, a stormy cool night, since we did not have our Agent present with his 3D terrain.  We get the 1st table by the door where you can see everyone through the glass . . . did not matter who walked in or how long they held the door open, the maps did not move!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 14 November 2019, 07:37:32
Excellent!  Is there any word on availabilty through distributors for local stores?

Yes, these are available to retail stores through their regular distribution channels.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 14 November 2019, 16:50:44
Reposting an update that just went out re: Kickstarter Pledge Manager, for anyone who didn't catch it over on the KS thread and might be interested:

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66543.msg1561981#msg1561981 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66543.msg1561981#msg1561981)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 19 November 2019, 14:03:42
MechWarrior 5 Tie-In Fiction by Randall N. Bills Now Available as Free Download

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=67578.msg1563078#msg1563078 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=67578.msg1563078#msg1563078)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: kinwolf on 07 December 2019, 17:16:12
Yes, these are available to retail stores through their regular distribution channels.

Are you sure?  I wrote 2 stores and they say it's not in their available catalogues.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 07 December 2019, 18:57:14
Distributors . . . have to see if they carry Catalyst.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: kinwolf on 07 December 2019, 19:08:52
They see the boxes, sheet map pack, rulebooks, but no battlemats
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: BigAl on 08 December 2019, 17:08:38
First thing I enjoy battletech, but i am disappointed that the new Tech Manual is not updated with BA L-BX or BA artillery.   Can someone direct me to where I can get the numbers for BA L-BX and the BA- artillery?

Second, is there any news about XTRO Golden Century and XTRO Dark Age (Industrial Mechs).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Greatclub on 08 December 2019, 17:38:22
my local distro has neither the map pack or the battlemaps. Did see a shadowrun product I might get, despite my dislike of 6th.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Colt Ward on 08 December 2019, 19:31:45
Golden Century was supposed to be a standard TRO even if smallish b/c I think it was supposed to be a PDF.  Dark Age IndiMechs have appeared in several products already, I am not sure there was ever a plan to make a new exclusive IndiMech TRO.

BA Artillery I think is covered by the normal conventional artillery rules with the provision damage is multiplied by the number of active suits.  BA LBX . . . not really sure, its not like the RS does not give you ranges which is all you need to figure out the difference IMO.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: dgorsman on 08 December 2019, 21:33:52
First thing I enjoy battletech, but i am disappointed that the new Tech Manual is not updated with BA L-BX or BA artillery.   Can someone direct me to where I can get the numbers for BA L-BX and the BA- artillery?

Second, is there any news about XTRO Golden Century and XTRO Dark Age (Industrial Mechs).

BA artillery and LBX are in later printing of TacOps.  On of the reasons I picked up an updated copy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: nckestrel on 08 December 2019, 22:45:36
First thing I enjoy battletech, but i am disappointed that the new Tech Manual is not updated with BA L-BX or BA artillery.   Can someone direct me to where I can get the numbers for BA L-BX and the BA- artillery?

Both were added to Tac Ops.  Since they were added as errata, you can find their stats in the TO errata document.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 09 December 2019, 09:51:53
my local distro has neither the map pack or the battlemaps. Did see a shadowrun product I might get, despite my dislike of 6th.

I think--think--the busted link here is that the fulfillment warehouse may not have communicated to distributors that these are products available for order. Therefore, when the distributors provide lists to stores of what's available for them to order, they're not on there. That could be why, on your end, you're standing in front of the clerk at The Troll's Hole in East Waukegan, and they're saying they don't see it on the distributor's list.

(Although, Map Pack: Grasslands should definitely be on there, I know other distributors/stores have been able to stock it. I'd make sure your store is asking their distributor rep to ask the fulfillment center whether it's available.)

This is not necessarily the fault of the fulfillment center--in fact, I think I might know why it's happening. But I'm hampered from doing much to fix it because 1) I'm buried in KS work and 2) this means crawling into the guts of IMR/CGL business operations and I am not an employee, so there are limits to what I'm allowed to do. But I'll see what I can figure out.

Golden Century was supposed to be a standard TRO even if smallish b/c I think it was supposed to be a PDF.  Dark Age IndiMechs have appeared in several products already, I am not sure there was ever a plan to make a new exclusive IndiMech TRO.

FWIW, Golden Century is not dead, but all art assets and then some are tied up in the KS for now. IrregularTech is in my inbox for an edit, but is further down my list--because once I edit it, it'll run into the same art bottleneck. I'd like to see both get released next year, but need to talk with Ray and Anthony about a window when that might be possible.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Wrangler on 09 December 2019, 10:03:23
Thanks for the update about the missing TROs.  Been waiting for years for them to come out. I know Kickstart was necessary vehicle get more people to buy and play the game, but darn it...now were back to waiting year or so for new stuff again.  :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 09 December 2019, 10:26:12
but darn it...now were back to waiting year or so for new stuff again.  :'(

...except for the unparalleled pile of new stuff you're getting in March!

I realize there's some previously-announced stuff that's being pushed back, and that's a bummer. But priorities aren't always set by what was announced first.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: I am Belch II on 09 December 2019, 12:38:46
...except for the unparalleled pile of new stuff you're getting in March!

I realize there's some previously-announced stuff that's being pushed back, and that's a bummer. But priorities aren't always set by what was announced first.

Is that most of the Clan Kickstarter or different materials??
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 09 December 2019, 13:00:47
Is that most of the Clan Kickstarter or different materials??

(facepalm)

The Kickstarter. My apologies for not being specific.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: I am Belch II on 10 December 2019, 05:48:47
(facepalm)

The Kickstarter. My apologies for not being specific.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: RifleMech on 10 December 2019, 09:03:12
Golden Century was supposed to be a standard TRO even if smallish b/c I think it was supposed to be a PDF.  Dark Age IndiMechs have appeared in several products already, I am not sure there was ever a plan to make a new exclusive IndiMech TRO.

I would love and IndiMech TRO!  I'd love stats on the Dump Truck Mech.  :smitten:



FWIW, Golden Century is not dead, but all art assets and then some are tied up in the KS for now. IrregularTech is in my inbox for an edit, but is further down my list--because once I edit it, it'll run into the same art bottleneck. I'd like to see both get released next year, but need to talk with Ray and Anthony about a window when that might be possible.

I'm glad Golden Century isn't dead and I'm totally thrilled IrregularTech is still alive too!  :smitten:

Out of curiosity, and this might have been asked already so apologies if it has, but has anyone there considered a RAW edition without art, or other units as placeholders?  It seems to work for another company and it would generate interest as it can be used now. And of course the official published edition would have corrections and art.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Cubby on 10 December 2019, 11:06:43
Out of curiosity, and this might have been asked already so apologies if it has, but has anyone there considered a RAW edition without art, or other units as placeholders?  It seems to work for another company and it would generate interest as it can be used now. And of course the official published edition would have corrections and art.

It's been suggested before, yes.

And my opinion then and now is that releasing something sub-par simply for the sake of getting it out there is not a viable strategy. The gaming market is just too crowded with product, and those products for the most part are finished, polished publications, not something that looks like a 1980s 'zine. It's possible that such a "raw" TRO" would generate the wrong kind of interest--"god, look at this rag that BattleTech threw out there"--and reinforce the idea of BT as some dated, groggy game. The thing about the new box sets is that that's the art/design/quality bar for future products. We don't want someone buying those, loving the look of the game, and the next thing they get is an artless phonebook in 10-pt font. Our product density (the amount of stuff we make) isn't strong enough to support that. (IMO.)

Also, because the market is so crowded, you can't assume that people will definitely come back for the nice version. One chance to make a first impression, and "hey, we know this looks like garbage, but stay tuned, we'll do it nicer the next time (and charge you again for it)" is a really bad marketing message.

More to the point, it might solve (postpone, really) the art bottleneck, but it wouldn't solve other issues like the need for editing work, at least a rudimentary layout, etc. Those production resources are being consumed by the KS stuff, too. My sense is that the KS is having one good effect of helping deepen our bench in some areas (art especially). But we're not there yet.

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XV: Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
Post by: Insaniac99 on 10 December 2019, 18:13:20
I really respect and appreciate that stance Cubby.  I'd rather pay once for a high quality product.