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BattleTech Miniatures and Terrain => Iron Wind Metals News and Announcements => Topic started by: speck on 06 February 2014, 21:17:33

Title: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: speck on 06 February 2014, 21:17:33
See the Announcement (http://www.ironwindmetals.com/d/node/1776) for more information
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: abou on 06 February 2014, 21:54:38
That is very exciting. I enjoy books like this and would love to see a book on the history of BattleTech as well.

Is there any idea of a publication date?
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 07 February 2014, 02:12:45
That is very exciting. I enjoy books like this and would love to see a book on the history of BattleTech as well.

Is there any idea of a publication date?

The 25th Anniversary book wasn't enough?  ;)
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: abou on 07 February 2014, 21:52:39
Haha, it's never enough!

But I wanted to see more of a breakdown of what influenced BattleTech.  I just read LeGuin's The Dispossesed, which I wouldn't be surprised influenced BattleTech.  I know a lot of the original authors esteemed Moebius so I'd like to read about that.  Heck, one of the original guys that I met had a Tarkus tank that he sculpted in a display case so I want to read about what music they listened to.  The nitty-gritty, you know?
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: GRUD on 08 February 2014, 22:57:13
My first thought when I read the thread title was "Awesome!".  O0  (I don't talk out loud much, unless I'm talking directly to the cat, as she looks at me funny otherwise.  :D  )


I've got an old Ral Partha postcard, and I showed it to Mike Noe at GC '12 and he Loved it!  ;D  He said "I remember those!", but he didn't say how many they produced.  I pointed out to him someone listed the Crusader on the front of the card as a Phoenix Hawk!  ;D  I've never seen any others anywhere, or even heard of any others.  I wonder if Mr. Fathbruckner has any, or if he knows of any others.   ???   


Is it too early to Pre-Order a copy?    ???  ;D


I also wonder, will he be able to have pictures of the Unseen in his book?  ???
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It will also include a collector’s guide, with photos and release dates for the entire product line, including variants and resculpts.

Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: speck on 09 February 2014, 11:42:16
My first thought when I read the thread title was "Awesome!".  O0  (I don't talk out loud much, unless I'm talking directly to the cat, as she looks at me funny otherwise.  :D  )


I've got an old Ral Partha postcard, and I showed it to Mike Noe at GC '12 and he Loved it!  ;D  He said "I remember those!", but he didn't say how many they produced.  I pointed out to him someone listed the Crusader on the front of the card as a Phoenix Hawk!  ;D  I've never seen any others anywhere, or even heard of any others.  I wonder if Mr. Fathbruckner has any, or if he knows of any others.   ???   


Is it too early to Pre-Order a copy?    ???  ;D


I also wonder, will he be able to have pictures of the Unseen in his book?  ???

I would send Jacob any question you have. The book is still in the development stages, though he has a lot of it completed so far.
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: avon1985 on 09 February 2014, 15:11:40
This could be very interesting. O0
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: Manchu on 25 March 2014, 19:20:06
I would certainly love to read this book and would love to see other, similar books on 80s gaming companies.
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: firebee on 21 July 2015, 15:17:51
Very cool!  I would buy it.  I have the Grenadier book that someone made on CD, and I continue to wait for David Campbell's book on Heritage Dungeon Dwellers.
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: IronSphinx on 26 August 2015, 14:35:44
Have any progress announcements been made on this book?
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: speck on 29 August 2015, 11:54:20
Have any progress announcements been made on this book?

I will ask. The guy who is creating it has been busy with the Chaos Wars that he helped spearhead.
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: Sigil on 15 June 2017, 02:22:28
Is this project dead?  Any updates?
Title: Re: The history of Ral Partha is in the works
Post by: Frabby on 15 June 2017, 02:31:48
Is this project dead?  Any updates?
I was going to email you about this thread but I see you already found it.  :)