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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #30 on: 26 April 2013, 00:56:45 »
Lol . . . I did wonder when I saw it on the list if it was a refinement of the CC's Trinity version.  Just not sure where you would take it from where it is at right now.  Perhaps a heavy battle armor?  I do not think the Cappies have one.  Or for their missile/artillery doctrines, perhaps a assault guardian.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #31 on: 26 April 2013, 00:57:38 »
Let's all be grateful there aren't a deluge of phallic jokes at CC expense.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #32 on: 26 April 2013, 00:59:47 »
If we didn't get that many with the Du Shi Wang, then it'll take a lot more than a Shen Long to do it now.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #33 on: 26 April 2013, 01:05:00 »
Hopefully it will be a heavy suit. The CC is sorely lacking one at the moment. And maybe with magnetic clamps?

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Would match up well with my Stalker...

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #34 on: 26 April 2013, 01:13:36 »
Can assault suits mount mag clamps?  If so it would give CapCon forces an advantage for moving their covering forces for assault mechs and armor, LRM Carriers and artillery pieces.  Oh, and be really unique.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #35 on: 26 April 2013, 02:56:12 »
CCAF needs a Recon BA and a Heavy BA. 

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #36 on: 26 April 2013, 05:39:59 »
The Shen Long BA is in the Tech Readouts under the "Trinity" title, if I remember correctly.

Dragonball coming to Battletech, yeah?  ^-^

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #37 on: 26 April 2013, 09:30:04 »
...and if you can gather all the Nekohono'os in existence in one place, Yori Kurita will grant you a wish! :D

(Because nobody says no to that kind of firepower. }:))
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #38 on: 26 April 2013, 09:50:59 »
Dragonball coming to Battletech, yeah?  ^-^
"WHAT?!?!?! My scanner is detecting a battle value of over 3,000!?!?!"

Anyway ... so what do you think the chances of that art preview Randall was hinting at occuring?  [drool]

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #39 on: 26 April 2013, 10:32:32 »
Let's all be grateful there aren't a deluge of phallic jokes at CC expense.

What about Dragonball jokes?

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #40 on: 26 April 2013, 10:49:25 »
Hopefully it will be a heavy suit. The CC is sorely lacking one at the moment. And maybe with magnetic clamps?

I can confirm that the Shen Long is a complete bastard of a suit, that will cause great anquish and teeth-gnashing among enemies of the CC. One of the configs made me laugh, another one made me cry.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #41 on: 26 April 2013, 10:56:51 »
Dragonball coming to Battletech, yeah?  ^-^
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #42 on: 26 April 2013, 10:58:24 »
I can confirm that the Shen Long is a complete bastard of a suit, that will cause great anquish and teeth-gnashing among enemies of the CC. One of the configs made me laugh, another one made me cry.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #43 on: 26 April 2013, 10:59:29 »
Consider my wallet thrown...

Even before you have a chance to realize what happens when you combine the Shen Long with the Shun or Yun? You'll be happy then, I'm sure.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #44 on: 26 April 2013, 11:01:13 »
*Gasp*
"Sir....his Dragon Mech must be going Super Saiyan!"
"No warrior, that's an old 3025 design that had an ammo explosion."

Heavy PPC with Capacitor = Lord's Light "Kamehameha" ?

Super Saiyan... I say laser-heatsinks and TSM. Let's make this happen, people!

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #45 on: 26 April 2013, 11:28:12 »
And IJJ and Partial Wing, right?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #46 on: 26 April 2013, 12:42:03 »
*Gasp*
"Sir....his Dragon Mech must be going Super Saiyan!"
"No warrior, that's an old 3025 design that had an ammo explosion."
That fountain of fire for hair certainly would be what happens when you take an ammo crit to infernos in the head...
I can confirm that the Shen Long is a complete bastard of a suit, that will cause great anquish and teeth-gnashing among enemies of the CC. One of the configs made me laugh, another one made me cry.
So it's a CBT mod in BA form? :D

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #47 on: 26 April 2013, 12:46:40 »
That fountain of fire for hair certainly would be what happens when you take an ammo crit to infernos in the head...So it's a CBT mod in BA form? :D

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #48 on: 26 April 2013, 13:07:15 »
I'm wagering the Behemoth II tank will be in 3145CC, since it's produced by Aldis (which I think is still in Capellan hands in 3145). The ER:3145 RATs also give the CC the Kelswa Assault Tank (which I would think would be a Lyran design from the name, but I never played MWDA so I have no clue) and the generically-named Arrow IV Assault Vehicle, which isn't on anyone else's table. There's also the Shen Long battle armor, which also sounds like a totally new unit.

So that makes maybe five units we can expect to be in TRO:3145CC (Amazon BA, Shen Long BA, Tian-Zong, and the Arrow IV Assault and Behemoth II thanks). I, for one, am pretty damned excited - and I hope that if FM:3145 drops before the rest of the TROs, it gives us some fun hints towards other units in its (hopefully) expanded RATs!

The Night Stalker BattleMech is also a Capellan design.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #49 on: 26 April 2013, 13:20:10 »
So, picked up both of these in the last couple days, and some thoughts.  Spoiled just in case.

I'm in love with the Testudo.  It's a pretty basic tank without the artillery, but the artillery makes it shine.  Not many arty platforms can supply their own heavy armor support.

The Kite is pretty good too.  I'm not particularly enamored about the use of SRM2s, but the armored motive system I like, and the electronics suite is excellent.  A wonderful scout.

Give me more Hounds.  I want all of them.  It looks and feels a bit like a real successor to the venerable Warhammer.  For what it does, the BV is bargain-basement low, too.  Do want.

I honestly don't know how to feel about the Jade Hawk.  Half of the variants (the mixed ones) I don't like, but the other ones (the full Clan ones) I do.  The 1 and the 3 in particular are pretty nice.  And it looks badass.

I like the Stalking Spider II.  A canon quad with a turret is great.  A canon quad with a turret that painful is wonderful.  Yes please.

Mad Cat Mk IV is... well, pretty unsurprising, honestly.  The use of an XXL is novel, especially in a product aimed at mercenaries, but it could easily be the vision of prestige that owning an original Timber Wolf used to be, too.

Hawkwolf.  Well, I suppose, if you're absolutely desperate for the long range equivalent of an Archer with slightly more ammo, this is your 'Mech.  Oh, and it's ten tons heavier than the Archer.  Color me totally unimpressed.  About the only thing going for it is its BV.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #50 on: 26 April 2013, 13:54:17 »
"WHAT?!?!?! My scanner is detecting a battle value of over 3,000!?!?!"

Anyway ... so what do you think the chances of that art preview Randall was hinting at occuring?  [drool]
Personally, I was going to go with a Street Fighter reference, but someone beat me to the (dragon) punch.

Still, I suppose I can still say 'You must defeat Shen Long to stand a chance' during a fighter for a laugh or too.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #51 on: 26 April 2013, 14:15:21 »
The Night Stalker BattleMech is also a Capellan design.
A quick check of the MWDA pdfs in the downloads section says it's made by Victory Conditions Industries (also makes the Jackalope). No mention on what planet/nation they're located though. We'll have to see.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #52 on: 26 April 2013, 15:30:42 »
A quick check of the MWDA pdfs in the downloads section says it's made by Victory Conditions Industries (also makes the Jackalope). No mention on what planet/nation they're located though. We'll have to see.

There's a passage in To Ride the Chimera that states that the Night Stalker is a Capellan design.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #53 on: 26 April 2013, 18:07:30 »
just posted on Facebook. yay for more shimmy and xarbala!




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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #54 on: 26 April 2013, 18:25:31 »
Whoa!  [drool]

And now the speculation begins...
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #55 on: 26 April 2013, 18:27:01 »
Ooooh Pretty.

Guessing the bottom one (And the one on the right on the colored images) is a Tian-Zong. Looks to have the right layout, but it's a bit beefier then the MWDA version.

The one in the middle reminds me of the Vindicator...new version?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #56 on: 26 April 2013, 18:31:34 »
Oh, I LOOOVE that cover!!  [drool]

Just take my money alreay! Take it!!
... :-[ ...
Oh drat!!!! I think I got my debit card stuck in my floppy drive again...

[EDIT: Why didn't you post up the two images from TRO: 3145 Kurita?]
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« Reply #57 on: 26 April 2013, 18:32:38 »
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #58 on: 26 April 2013, 18:34:16 »
Ooooh Pretty.

Guessing the bottom one (And the one on the right on the colored images) is a Tian-Zong. Looks to have the right layout, but it's a bit beefier then the MWDA version.

The one in the middle reminds me of the Vindicator...new version?

On Facebook Randall posted the names of the units:
Tian Zong is correct, the other one is the Calliope.

He also posted pre-final versions of the Oni and Scimitar Mk. II. If you don't like Facebook and their tracking cookies, I mirrored them here: http://hpgstation.de/2013/04/tro-3145-vorschaubilder/
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #59 on: 26 April 2013, 18:36:25 »
Oh, I LOOOVE that cover!!  [drool]

Just take my money alreay! Take it!!
... :-[ ...
Oh drat!!!! I think I got my debit card stuck in my floppy drive again...

You have a floppy drive? How...quaint.

And I now remember how game companies used to sell subscriptions for their products. This may have been a good idea for the TRO:3145 PDFs: get the whole lot as they come out at a slight discount, or buy just the ones you want for cover price. Of course some people would complain, but they do anyway.
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