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Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« on: 23 September 2012, 10:54:05 »
After getting my new Omega Miniature, our gaming group had to try it out. After running 4 games with it, I just still couldn't get over how short he was compared to the other miniatures.  I came up with an alternative CAV version and proceeded to convince myself how much better he fit the new rules (level 3 height, etc).  Now after side-by-side pics, I think all the Omega needs is a double thick base.
« Last Edit: 23 September 2012, 10:59:31 by 0700 »

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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up?
« Reply #1 on: 23 September 2012, 10:58:54 »
In all fairness I freely admit I have a bias for CAV mechs (you have to love 9oz of lead and pewter).  I also really like the Omega artwork and mini as well.  If nothing else I've got a better variety of miniatures at the end of the day.  The CAV game died, but their minis are cheap and heavy metal with something to contribute to Battletech.
« Last Edit: 23 September 2012, 11:00:31 by 0700 »

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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #2 on: 23 September 2012, 11:17:31 »
Parts list ?
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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #3 on: 23 September 2012, 11:19:10 »
They look to be basically the same height.  I think the only difference between them is that the CAV mini's upper legs are vertical and the Omega's are more horizontal. 

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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #4 on: 23 September 2012, 11:23:15 »
Ya, What CAV mini is that?? When did CAV die??
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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #5 on: 23 September 2012, 12:46:32 »
Parts list ?
be carefull ordering cav parts. In many cases it is cheaper to order the whole cav.   

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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #6 on: 23 September 2012, 12:47:12 »
Ya, What CAV mini is that?? When did CAV die??
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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #7 on: 23 September 2012, 12:55:47 »
I can't tell what the top guns are, but that's a Thunderbird.

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/Robot%20Supply%20Depot/sku-down/07092

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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #8 on: 23 September 2012, 15:02:43 »
I can't tell what the top guns are, but that's a Thunderbird.

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/Robot%20Supply%20Depot/sku-down/07092

T-Bird + Falcon top guns, I'd say.
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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #9 on: 23 September 2012, 17:19:47 »
I actually like them both. Only thing I don't dig are the droopy guns on the Omega. Looks like he lost his Viagra.

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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #10 on: 23 September 2012, 17:38:30 »
Sorry, was out most of the day.

Yes, that is an $11 T-bird with $9 of Falcon cannons up to.

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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #11 on: 23 September 2012, 20:30:12 »
CAV isn't 'dead' exactly Reaper still makes minis last I checked
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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #12 on: 23 September 2012, 20:50:05 »
Sorry, CAV as a current and supported gaming system, is dead.

Oh yes, the minis are NOT dead, very available and schweet!!!  8)

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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #13 on: 24 September 2012, 10:05:53 »
I call for a trial of absorption.
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Re: Will the real Omega please stand up? (CAV warning)
« Reply #14 on: 24 September 2012, 10:18:23 »
I'm going to call the Thunderbird with Falcon cannons either "Blackbird" (sounds CAV-ish) or "Infinity" (sounds Omega-ish)?????

 

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