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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #270 on: 17 May 2013, 19:55:21 »
Are all those the same tank?

Is that really a Dragon?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #271 on: 17 May 2013, 19:59:53 »
Are those Hovercraft? Saracen, Scimitar, Saladin?

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #272 on: 17 May 2013, 20:04:16 »
With Liao out, I figure we can take a peek at what's coming next...
Art by Rudy Valle, you might recognize his work from No Guts, No Galaxy's Critical Hits.
Can anyone name the three tanks pictured? These usually come in threes...

Gotta admit I love the TRO 3145 Liao, but WOW that looks just as impressive, even if it is going to drain my bank account
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #273 on: 17 May 2013, 20:06:54 »
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #274 on: 17 May 2013, 20:08:54 »
Are those Hovercraft? Saracen, Scimitar, Saladin?

That's it.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #275 on: 17 May 2013, 20:12:24 »
They look like Maxim IIs.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #276 on: 17 May 2013, 20:14:37 »
They are not all the same, even if the general frame looks that way.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #277 on: 17 May 2013, 20:34:50 »
I being a Nova Cat fan hate the Combine's guts.... that being said that's a nice cover

Of Liao it seems a bit hit or miss to me some of it is ooooooo I like, some is really you went there?

Overall Liao seems to be trying to take the Rim Worlds Republic crown on war crimes with the flamer emphasis...

Picks for me:
Nisos - nice Combat WiGE
Pixiu - awesome tank
Arrow IV Assault Vehicle - nice - like really nice
Behemoth II - the tank no-one wanted... I want it
Gun - beautiful art - strange idea
Calliope - from preview art nice design too wasn't a light gauss or a HVAC
Raven II - very sweet upgrade - what is TSEMP???
Agrotera - one of the prettiest designs in the TRO by a margin
Mortis - finally one of the Undead Lance!!

Downers
Predator - looks like something that belongs in XTRO 1945 - sorry
Zhan - looks like something the A-Team would make out of a bus and some metal plate
Vandal - Omni let down by MWDA art
Lu Wei Bing - a Victor with updated art?  Nice design just looks too Victor-ish especially the head
All the aerospace stuff - nothing jumps out at all

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #278 on: 17 May 2013, 20:45:26 »
TSEMP is a further development of the Mech Taser.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #279 on: 17 May 2013, 20:47:39 »
Calliope a plasma rifle?

Was it MoC too, or just Cappies?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #280 on: 17 May 2013, 22:59:52 »
paintjobs aren't mine.. those are images from the company's sales page. i just hosted them on my image account because the alternative was hotlinking from their site..

My bad. I was a little distracted when I checked them out. Anyway, thanks again for the pics.

Those tanks look like Condors and Scimitars, with modifications for their MWDA configurations. One of the saving graces of having so many TROs will be having so many slick paintings.


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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #281 on: 17 May 2013, 23:01:22 »
Calliope a plasma rifle?

Was it MoC too, or just Cappies?

MoC and mercenary interestingly enough.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #282 on: 18 May 2013, 00:05:52 »
Is it bad that I'm getting nasty ideas for the Shen Long?  >:D

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #283 on: 18 May 2013, 00:09:36 »
Is it bad that I'm getting nasty ideas for the Shen Long?  >:D

Yes, and you should feel bad for it. >:(
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #284 on: 18 May 2013, 00:37:50 »
One problem with the Aerial Beast Infantry (The guys on Branths) is that heavy armor they wear, a bit odd for guys riding around on flying lizards who you assume would want to be as light as possible plus it means they lose a point of MP, meaning they can't hit 7 MP with fast movement for that +3 to-hit modifier (Coupled with their VTOL movement mode and squad deployment that's a total of +5 to-hit)

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #285 on: 18 May 2013, 00:39:06 »
One problem with the Aerial Beast Infantry (The guys on Branths) is that heavy armor they wear, a bit odd for guys riding around on flying lizards who you assume would want to be as light as possible plus it means they lose a point of MP, meaning they can't hit 7 MP with fast movement for that +3 to-hit modifier (Coupled with their VTOL movement mode and squad deployment that's a total of +5 to-hit)

The other problem is that they're from TR3085, and the third problem is that we're getting pretty close to coming up with new designs here, so probably the debate should more to its own thread.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #286 on: 18 May 2013, 01:59:47 »
Is that a Dragon? The other one's a Rokurokubi with the sword...

As for the (Omni) Tanks, hmm Death? Bad News?
I don't think it's a Dragon either, but it'd definitely of Dragon lineage. (Dragon II?)

One of those tanks is a Scimitar Mk2, so I'm guessing the others are Saracen and Saladin Mk2s

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #287 on: 18 May 2013, 02:05:30 »
Is it just me or does that Dragon-look-a-like seem to be sporting an Arrow IV backpack?

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #288 on: 18 May 2013, 02:14:21 »
Is it just me or does that Dragon-look-a-like seem to be sporting an Arrow IV backpack?
Don't know about Arrow IV, but diffidently some sort of Backpack mounted missile launcher, and as I pointed out a page or so ago not too hard to make and almost legal

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #289 on: 18 May 2013, 02:17:33 »
2: Just because something doesn't use the most optimized gun available doesn't mean it isn't well-designed. Sometimes using top of the line gear makes no sense whatsoever. These guys are a minor part of a single-planet militia, not shock troops meant to mow down anything that comes their way, up to and including battle armor.

They're also wearing pith helmets and jodhpurs and speak in very annoying British accents.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #290 on: 18 May 2013, 03:21:01 »
Don't know about Arrow IV, but diffidently some sort of Backpack mounted missile launcher, and as I pointed out a page or so ago not too hard to make and almost legal
Thunderbolts?

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #291 on: 18 May 2013, 03:26:51 »
That's what I'm thinking, Thunderbolt-5's are 3 tons each so you can fit 4 of them and a ton or two of ammo plus some armor in the 15 tons a Dragon could devote to backpack carried weapons if that was legal

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #292 on: 18 May 2013, 04:19:14 »
That's what I'm thinking, Thunderbolt-5's are 3 tons each so you can fit 4 of them and a ton or two of ammo plus some armor in the 15 tons a Dragon could devote to backpack carried weapons if that was legal
or it could just be a straight swap of LRM10 for a Thunderbolt system, depicted with multiple tubes for aesthetic reasons, and the missiles are back mounted because it looks different and [insert fluff about optimized for long range firing here].
i suspect that with the many different structural options available by the 3140's, you could fit a thunderbolt-10 on a grand Dragon, no problem..
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #293 on: 18 May 2013, 04:56:17 »

Art by Rudy Valle, you might recognize his work from No Guts, No Galaxy's Critical Hits.

It's a really nice cover art.

You know, I wondered where I have seen such artistic style before - it's very similar to the Daikyu illustration painted by Mike Jackson, wouldn't you say?

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #294 on: 18 May 2013, 15:48:36 »
So... what colour is the Kuritan dragon crest? My immediate thought was that it was grey for the 2nd Sword of Light possibly making a comeback. Or the 9th I suppose. But it could be Ivory instead of Steel.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #295 on: 18 May 2013, 15:57:03 »
Are those Hovercraft? Saracen, Scimitar, Saladin?

Thats what I thought.

So... what colour is the Kuritan dragon crest? My immediate thought was that it was grey for the 2nd Sword of Light possibly making a comeback. Or the 9th I suppose. But it could be Ivory instead of Steel.

Looks like the Ivory Dragon to me.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #296 on: 18 May 2013, 16:01:06 »
Ivory, or Steel.

BTW: Love the Kurita Cover!!!  [drool]

Want this as a wallpaper!

Big plus are the Japanese buildings in the background. Guess, this is the first time, we see something like this.  O0

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #297 on: 18 May 2013, 16:18:04 »
So... what colour is the Kuritan dragon crest? My immediate thought was that it was grey for the 2nd Sword of Light possibly making a comeback. Or the 9th I suppose. But it could be Ivory instead of Steel.

Probably the 1st or 2nd Sword of Light. Surely it's no teak, jade or gold.

Of course it may some new/resurged regiment.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #298 on: 18 May 2013, 17:36:30 »
or it could just be a straight swap of LRM10 for a Thunderbolt system, depicted with multiple tubes for aesthetic reasons, and the missiles are back mounted because it looks different and [insert fluff about optimized for long range firing here].

This exactly. I see nothing that makes me think of a fancy backpack instead of a normal hard mount. I doubt there'll be anything that differentiates this 'mech's launcher from those on a Mars or Sturmfeur. Not everything that looks cool needs new rules.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #299 on: 18 May 2013, 17:55:37 »
Given the size of the actual missiles I'd say we might be looking at an Arrow 4 pack.