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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #90 on: 28 April 2013, 02:30:09 »
I just don't understand all the rear firing weapons on the mechs in the book. It just seems like a bad idea, if you get a emeny behind you, you have been playing it wrong.
It's a throw back to 3025

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #91 on: 28 April 2013, 02:31:44 »
It's a throw back to 3025

And/or the proliferation of Improved Jump Jets has helped bring about the come-back of rear firing weaponry.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #92 on: 28 April 2013, 02:45:00 »
I just don't understand all the rear firing weapons on the mechs in the book. It just seems like a bad idea, if you get a emeny behind you, you have been playing it wrong.

If I can't get behind you in a Preta Dominus, then either I need to sober up, or you're running a REAL light little bugger.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #93 on: 28 April 2013, 02:47:48 »
And/or the proliferation of Improved Jump Jets has helped bring about the come-back of rear firing weaponry.
Given how much tonnage IJJ's cost you're probably better have the rear firing weapons

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #94 on: 28 April 2013, 02:49:20 »
Preta, schmeta. If I ever run a force containing anything as fast as a Gossamer, Fox, or Locust-6M and can never get backshots on anyone, it means I'm having SERIOUSLY bad luck with initiative, to the point that even command bonuses wouldn't help me.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #95 on: 28 April 2013, 02:57:56 »
Preta, schmeta. If I ever run a force containing anything as fast as a Gossamer, Fox, or Locust-6M and can never get backshots on anyone, it means I'm having SERIOUSLY bad luck with initiative, to the point that even command bonuses wouldn't help me.

Valid point

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #96 on: 28 April 2013, 03:27:50 »
Preta, schmeta. If I ever run a force containing anything as fast as a Gossamer, Fox, or Locust-6M and can never get backshots on anyone, it means I'm having SERIOUSLY bad luck with initiative, to the point that even command bonuses wouldn't help me.
You, yes Weirdo, but I doubt most people/players will be capable of such a feat

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #97 on: 28 April 2013, 03:32:40 »
If any player can't get into the back arc of an enemy with a Locust 6M, then the enemy is backed up against the side of the map.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #98 on: 28 April 2013, 17:10:17 »

Is it me or do the Liao preview pics look a bit Omni-ish?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #99 on: 28 April 2013, 17:34:34 »
Is it me or do the Liao preview pics look a bit Omni-ish?
It didn't seem like it was Omni-ish.  I think its just more rounded than it used to be.  Properly the artist way of drawing it.

The Tian Zong did seem bit beefer than the old MWDA mold though.  I'm not complaining, i thought a mech with twin Gauss Rifles should have little more bulk. Aside from the old Galahad and Sun Cobra, this among smallest twin Gauss Rifle toting mechs out there.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #100 on: 28 April 2013, 17:55:28 »
Do we have any idea of when we might see the Historical or the Field Manual?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #101 on: 28 April 2013, 18:52:37 »
You, yes Weirdo, but I doubt most people/players will be capable of such a feat
Getting into rear arcs with anything that moves 8/12/x or faster is pretty damn easy, and there are lots and lots of things that move that fast or faster nowadays.

That doesn't mean I like rear mounted weapons, but I understand their utility.  I'd much rather just flip arms and open fire.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #102 on: 28 April 2013, 19:02:11 »
Scotty, it's impossible to design a 'Mech equipped with physical attack weapons that's capable of that and many people like having Hands because they allow you to punch better

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #103 on: 28 April 2013, 19:11:45 »
Do we have any idea of when we might see the Historical or the Field Manual?

In recent Battlechats, Herb said that Field Manual: 3145 will probably be out in PDF before the end of the year, but Historical: Wars of the Republic was still in the writing stage
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #104 on: 29 April 2013, 01:01:12 »
The Tian Zong did seem bit beefer than the old MWDA mold though.  I'm not complaining, i thought a mech with twin Gauss Rifles should have little more bulk. Aside from the old Galahad and Sun Cobra, this among smallest twin Gauss Rifle toting mechs out there.

BMB-1X Bombard is even smaller with 50 tons.

But nice art overall.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #105 on: 29 April 2013, 02:02:09 »
Something I haven't seen mentioned yet is cloisters are still active in the Innersphere clans Granted, they're not popular and they've been divorced from their parent clan for a very long time...

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #106 on: 29 April 2013, 07:46:03 »
Something I haven't seen mentioned yet is cloisters are still active in the Innersphere clans Granted, they're not popular and they've been divorced from their parent clan for a very long time...
Where are those active? It lists them in ER:3145?? I thought they were concentrated in Clan Nova Cat's now dead Zeta Galaxy which was wiped during the Luthien campaign in the Jihad..
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #107 on: 29 April 2013, 07:57:51 »
Does anyone else think the arm weapons on the Tian Zong look like heavy lasers???  I'm sure they're not, but that hexagonal housing is familiar.
If they stick with the DA stats, those are ERML.

I just figure the artist was going for a 'Stealth Armor' look, as it's also supposed to have that.

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« Reply #108 on: 29 April 2013, 08:04:49 »
Where are those active? It lists them in ER:3145?? I thought they were concentrated in Clan Nova Cat's now dead Zeta Galaxy which was wiped during the Luthien campaign in the Jihad..

I figure the spoilers aren't much use here so I'll drop them.  Cloisters accepted adherents from other clans and also, IIRC both Wolf and Jade Falcon trialed for elements of various Cobra units during the Harvest Wars. Who knows? Maybe even new sphere specific Cloisters have been formed?

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #109 on: 29 April 2013, 08:58:30 »
Is it me or do the Liao preview pics look a bit Omni-ish?

? wher can one find such pictures?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #110 on: 29 April 2013, 08:59:43 »
? wher can one find such pictures?

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« Reply #111 on: 29 April 2013, 09:00:40 »
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« Reply #112 on: 29 April 2013, 09:14:58 »
Is it me or do the Liao preview pics look a bit Omni-ish?

Where can I find these preview pics?

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #113 on: 29 April 2013, 09:16:56 »
Where can I find these preview pics?

By reading the two posts directly above yours ;)
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« Reply #114 on: 29 April 2013, 09:30:28 »
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #115 on: 29 April 2013, 15:08:01 »
Is Comstar getting a TRO:3145 of it's own?  Or are the new designs mentioned under the Comguard entry in the ER going to be revealed later?
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« Reply #116 on: 29 April 2013, 15:15:07 »
I tried asking about that in the most recent BattleChat:

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[18:07] <Nerroth> Will any of the upcoming TROs cover "associated realms" along with their primary faction of choice? For example, would the "Marik" file cover Andurien an Regulus, the Liao file Canopus, and the Republic file the re-formed Com Guard?
[18:10] <@Habeas2> Nerroth - Roughly, yes. The FWL can't avoid looping in assiciated non-League states, and the Capellans and Canopians can't really work separately either.


[18:11] <Nerroth> Does that extend so far as to include any new ComStar units in the Republic file, or does the re-formed Com Guard use "standard" RAF 'Mechs instead?
[18:17] <@Habeas2> Nerroth - You'll see.


Also, would it count as an Easter egg if the Calliope was paired with a new unit called the Arizona?
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« Reply #117 on: 29 April 2013, 16:05:48 »
I'm pretty sure that would be the first Grey's Anatomy reference ... and I'm not sure how I feel about knowing that.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #118 on: 29 April 2013, 16:16:11 »
Well, at least it would be somewhat apt, should the Calliope turn out to be of Canopian build, given the reputation which the Magistracy has for its medical expertise.

Not that I would want to see the results of a surgical procedure performed by one of those machines, mind you.
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