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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #150 on: 02 May 2013, 11:38:24 »
A LOT of Cappelan DA fans have been waiting for the Tian-Zong. It's a nasty little mech too.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #151 on: 02 May 2013, 11:44:38 »
Speaking of which, hey it's May. How many Capellan fans have worn out their mouse hitting the refresh button?  ;D

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #152 on: 02 May 2013, 12:06:29 »
I'm not even a Cappie fan and I'm checking my twitter regularly to see if there's any announcements. There's a new blog about the Alpha Strike rules, but nothing else so far.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #153 on: 02 May 2013, 12:27:02 »
One wonders if any Canopian fans are similarly excited for this product. (According to the most recent BattleChat, the Magistracy is considered to be an "associated realm", in terms of getting its new toys in with those for the Confederation.)

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #154 on: 02 May 2013, 13:04:39 »
Canopian fans have probably died of boredom over their faction turning into the Capellan Confederation :P ;)
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #155 on: 02 May 2013, 13:16:16 »
Canopian fans have probably died of boredom over their faction turning into the Capellan Confederation :P ;)

They shouldn´t complain. It took FASA ages to publish the revised edition of The Periphery with their first, whopping, three own units. Since then, the number of dedicated periphery-units more or less equals the number of dedicated successor state units.
So, it would be a good deal if a major house TRO came attached with a lesser political unit, but besides CapCon/MoC, where else would we see that? OTOH, it´d be funny to have FedSuns and Taurians share a book. Poetic justice and such.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #156 on: 02 May 2013, 13:23:31 »
They shouldn´t complain. It took FASA ages to publish the revised edition of The Periphery with their first, whopping, three own units. Since then, the number of dedicated periphery-units more or less equals the number of dedicated successor state units.
So, it would be a good deal if a major house TRO came attached with a lesser political unit, but besides CapCon/MoC, where else would we see that? OTOH, it´d be funny to have FedSuns and Taurians share a book. Poetic justice and such.

Regulus and Andurien would count as "associated realms" of the re-formed Free Worlds League.

Perhaps some Clan Wolf-in-Exile units might end up in the LCAF file, and some Nova Cats in with the DCMS?

Plus, I'm hoping that the new ComStar toys hinted at in ER:3145 will be included in TRO:3145 Republic of the Sphere. (It's about a good a place as any to put them.)

I wonder if the RotS file will be the last of the eight to be published? If so, I imagine that it may be a case of saving some of the most exotic units for last, since it would presumably have the Colossi added in there.

Although it would be ironic if TRO:3145 The Clans came out second-to-last (after the five House files), which would enable the QuadVees to skip ahead of the Colossi in the BT publication order.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #157 on: 02 May 2013, 14:21:38 »
I mostly want the TRO ROTS manual for the 'FLYING MONKEYS' and Centaur battle armor.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #158 on: 02 May 2013, 15:48:40 »
Speaking of which, hey it's May. How many Capellan fans have worn out their mouse hitting the refresh button?  ;D

I'm not a Capellan fan by nature but I think I have almost killed my mouse since I saw the pic for this TRO.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #159 on: 02 May 2013, 16:07:11 »
I'm not a Capellan fan by nature but I think I have almost killed my mouse since I saw the pic for this TRO.

I´m actually an Capellan fan and I must say I´m interested, and that it. I´ve come into BT with tho old starter box, later on the 3025 TRO and that shaped my mind about the look and feel of some of the units, so, for example, I´ll gladly take new tech to rework a raven or trush instead of fielding new units.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #160 on: 02 May 2013, 19:04:45 »
I'm about a quarter of the way through a CapCon invasion campaign, so I'm really keen on this PDF. Just hoping it comes out soon so I can incorporate some of the new designs.


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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #161 on: 02 May 2013, 21:13:56 »
The FedSuns and Filtvelt will be linked for the simple reason of . . 

Filtvelt has sent 'volunteers' to fight the Dragon.  Please let them yell 'St George and Davion!'
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #162 on: 02 May 2013, 22:06:37 »
The FedSuns and Filtvelt will be linked for the simple reason of . . 

Filtvelt has sent 'volunteers' to fight the Dragon.  Please let them yell 'St George and Davion!'

It will be interesting to see how the Filtvelt volunteer unit and their Hounds go against the Dragon.
Politically, it could be potentially very dangerous - how are Filtvelt's citizens going to feel when their boys start dying en masse to protect a realm they rejected 60+ years ago?


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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #163 on: 02 May 2013, 22:13:45 »
It will be interesting to see how the Filtvelt volunteer unit and their Hounds go against the Dragon.
Politically, it could be potentially very dangerous - how are Filtvelt's citizens going to feel when their boys start dying en masse to protect a realm they rejected 60+ years ago?


Something that didn't catch my eye at first was what the ER3145 says the Filtvelt volunteer legion is posted at Anjin Muerto.   That choice of a base makes little sense, other than possibly relieving a PMM regiment there for service closer to the Palmyra Thumb.  Until the plucky Filtveltians are stationed anywhere near invading Dracs, I don't see how they're going to fight any.  (or maybe it falls under the unreliable narrator escape clause..)

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #164 on: 02 May 2013, 22:45:36 »
I'm pretty sure the volunteers are being sent out of filtvelt
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #165 on: 02 May 2013, 22:47:46 »

Something that didn't catch my eye at first was what the ER3145 says the Filtvelt volunteer legion is posted at Anjin Muerto.   That choice of a base makes little sense, other than possibly relieving a PMM regiment there for service closer to the Palmyra Thumb.  Until the plucky Filtveltians are stationed anywhere near invading Dracs, I don't see how they're going to fight any.  (or maybe it falls under the unreliable narrator escape clause..)

The MAF is doing something similar in its deployments to Capellan space; them being there on garrison duty is freeing up a larger proportion of the CCAF for ongoing operations against the Federated Suns.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #166 on: 02 May 2013, 22:55:20 »
The entry for the Thumpers says they haven't been deployed yet. Good bet the citizen volunteer units haven't either.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #167 on: 03 May 2013, 02:32:35 »
I pray TPTB will let us keep Tikonov and Chesterton. Considering how often Capellans get screwed in the end, I seriously doubt these happy days will last.

btw... what likelihood we'll get a detailed account of the campaign?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #168 on: 03 May 2013, 02:45:03 »
I pray TPTB will let us keep Tikonov and Chesterton. Considering how often Capellans get screwed in the end, I seriously doubt these happy days will last.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #169 on: 03 May 2013, 03:12:57 »
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I'd say that's closer to a restoration of previous then actual gain.

Really the CC is sort of a bastard state, it's one of the Great Houses, which means that stuff is expected to happen to it, but due to it's small size when BAD stuff happens to it it takes a long time to recover so long periods where it appears to dominate are a result which means that after it recovers people sort of expect MORE bad stuff to happen

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #170 on: 03 May 2013, 03:34:00 »
I'd say that's closer to a restoration of previous then actual gain.

Really the CC is sort of a bastard state, it's one of the Great Houses, which means that stuff is expected to happen to it, but due to it's small size when BAD stuff happens to it it takes a long time to recover so long periods where it appears to dominate are a result which means that after it recovers people sort of expect MORE bad stuff to happen

Too true.
The CapCon is that ugly little dog still fighting back and winning. As long as it was all about recapturing what was lost, that was fine and it gave a good sense of purpose.
I wouldn´t mind if there´d be an internal schism coming up, a war weary people having reached their goal and calling it quits now. It would make for an interesting storyline to see the CapCon even further transformed into an entirely different political entity and witness the reactions of their neighbours.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #171 on: 03 May 2013, 07:50:07 »
Guys, please, let's not start this again.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #172 on: 03 May 2013, 08:19:42 »
Too true.
The CapCon is that ugly little dog still fighting back and winning. As long as it was all about recapturing what was lost, that was fine and it gave a good sense of purpose.
I wouldn´t mind if there´d be an internal schism coming up, a war weary people having reached their goal and calling it quits now. It would make for an interesting storyline to see the CapCon even further transformed into an entirely different political entity and witness the reactions of their neighbours.

Well, I did a map comparison, and while the CC has captured worlds from the FS that it did not control during the SL, there are still Capellan SL worlds that are under FS control. So, there are still things to fight for, and it's still a net positive for the FS.

CC Star League worlds still not controlled:
- Mendham
- Yuris
- Frazer
- Glentworth
- Sirdar
- Jonzac
- Kafr Silim
- Safe Port
- Cotocallao
- Courcellete
- Shaunavon
- Abruzzi
- Bacum (Sirdar PDZ)
- Quittacas
- Stein's Folly
- Redfield
- Shoreham
- Alcyone
- Daniels
- Monhegan
- Bethel
- Andro
- Cammal
- Gallitzin
- Lee
- Perkasie
. Moravian
- Acala
- Axton
- Bell
- Ashkum
- Valexa (St. Ives - Kathil area)

Worlds controlled by CC in 3145, but not during the Star League:
- Bromhead
- Rollis
- Laconis
- Brisbane (All four Taurian during SL)
- Royalston
- Narellan
- Jaipur
- Beenleigh
- Cumberland
- Mordialloc
- Hobson
- Taygeta
- Kaitangata
- New Syrtis (Syris Thumb)
- Demeter
- Chesterton (Chesterton worlds)


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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #173 on: 03 May 2013, 09:31:45 »
Da Bosch is right. This is NOT the thread for another 'CapCon is winning/losing' discussion. Go find an existing one, or start your own. [copper]
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #174 on: 03 May 2013, 18:40:55 »
From the sneak preview, which i think showed alot of units.  Any speculation on how many new-new designs will be added?

Looks from the Cover art like one of the Mechs is a streamline Raven.  Is this one of the Dark Age variants that looks like the RVN-3X or is this a completely differient Mech that looks like one.  The MWDA Raven fig doesn't quite look (to me) like cover art one.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #175 on: 03 May 2013, 20:17:31 »
I see that TRO 3145 CC isn't out yet.
I'm waiting just like everyone else.
Hopefully soon?

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #176 on: 04 May 2013, 15:18:52 »
Does anyone recognise which Ares Colossal variant is in the artwork on page 118 of ER:3145? (And what class is the 'Mech to the left of it in that same image?)


Also, assuming that the Colossi are set to go in TRO:3145 Republic of the Sphere, would it be likely that "only" the models shown in MW:DA/AoD would be shown; or is it possible that a further evolution of the chassis might await us when the time comes?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #177 on: 04 May 2013, 16:37:20 »
At least going by Sarna, the Hades is the only one with paired missile launchers.

As for the other 'Mech, I'd says it's this variety of Atlas.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #178 on: 04 May 2013, 17:28:53 »
At least going by Sarna, the Hades is the only one with paired missile launchers.

As for the other 'Mech, I'd says it's this variety of Atlas.

That site is very useful, thanks.

(Actually, are there any clues as to what unit the image's point of view might be from? The scene in general seems somewhat reminiscent of this clip.)

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #179 on: 04 May 2013, 18:19:10 »
I think that clip was supposed to have been shot from a Shandra if I remember correctly.

 

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