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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #210 on: 15 May 2013, 11:30:42 »
Also, how long can genetically bred warriors trained from birth to be awesome at piloting mechs claim glory from beating up people with less disturbing childhoods in inferior mechs?

Well, once they finally get bored of it, they pull off some stunt like the Wars of Reaving.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #211 on: 15 May 2013, 15:39:51 »
So Randall left this on Twitter a very short time ago ...
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #212 on: 15 May 2013, 17:04:36 »
David White posted up on Facebook that he's completed some initial drafts for a new Technical Readout as well, so woo.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #213 on: 17 May 2013, 03:22:17 »
 :D, Nice, I'm interested in what kind of stealth contraptions the Capellans have put to the field.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #214 on: 17 May 2013, 08:02:22 »
:D, Nice, I'm interested in what kind of stealth contraptions the Capellans have put to the field.

Null sig for everyone!  [drool]

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #215 on: 17 May 2013, 08:14:14 »
"And so the Capellan Confederation ceases to exist" ;D

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« Reply #216 on: 17 May 2013, 08:33:34 »
:D, Nice, I'm interested in what kind of stealth contraptions the Capellans have put to the field.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #217 on: 17 May 2013, 09:30:30 »
The Null Sig-equipped mess hall proved to be widely unpopular.
You think that was bad, how about the time the Capellans Null-Sig'ed a FedSuns regiment's latrines!

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #218 on: 17 May 2013, 09:32:23 »
I'll be honest, the only reason I'm excited to buy the TR3145 CapCon is so that I can get the Draconis Combine one after that and it'll tide me over till then...

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #219 on: 17 May 2013, 10:03:30 »
"And so the Capellan Confederation ceases to exist" ;D
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #220 on: 17 May 2013, 10:10:34 »
Hey, does anyone think the print TRO: 3145 will have some sort of "Old is the New New" section like TRO: 3085 did? Just showing new variants that weren't complete redesigns?

Personally I would love if they included one page which lists -all- currently (commonly) available units and variants of a specific faction in the era in question.

I know there is the Master Unit List. The overview you get by having your new toys and old stand-bys in one book/PDF would still be appreciated. But maybe that´s just me.

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« Reply #221 on: 17 May 2013, 11:02:24 »
I was thinking about this last night, and I would like to see another conventional Infantry section in the print TRO.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #222 on: 17 May 2013, 11:06:19 »
I was thinking about this last night, and I would like to see another conventional Infantry section in the print TRO.

This would make me so insanely happy...
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #223 on: 17 May 2013, 11:08:11 »
Personally I would love if they included one page which lists -all- currently (commonly) available units and variants of a specific faction in the era in question.

I know there is the Master Unit List. The overview you get by having your new toys and old stand-bys in one book/PDF would still be appreciated. But maybe that´s just me.

One page?? The MUL BV PDF was one era, and 208 pages.  let's say we formatted it to cut out two-thirds of the text, that's still 70 pages.
And would be immediatley out of date as soon as a new publication came out with additional information.
Meanwhile, the planned series listing production for each era, nobody (in significant enough numbers) cared enough to actually buy it.
So you get it for free, on the MUL website, instead. And Layout, Development and whoever else would be involved in a print/PDF release can concentrate on stuff that people actually want to pay for.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #224 on: 17 May 2013, 12:13:27 »
I was thinking about this last night, and I would like to see another conventional Infantry section in the print TRO.

The more House/Army specific, the better. I also wouldn´t mind seeing more infantry support options.

Null sig for everyone!  [drool]

Fear the day they invent null sig for beast mounted cavalry. The stealth elephant in the capellan porcelain store is fearsome.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #225 on: 17 May 2013, 12:17:18 »
Fear the day they invent null sig for beast mounted cavalry. The stealth elephant in the capellan porcelain store is fearsome.

Sig'd.  :D

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #226 on: 17 May 2013, 12:19:28 »
Wouldn't it be a Taurian in a Capellan porcelain store?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #227 on: 17 May 2013, 13:10:04 »
Wouldn't it be a Taurian in a Capellan porcelain store?

Actually, no. That´s the guys who very politelly ask where to reach the next transfer dropper over to Canopus.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #228 on: 17 May 2013, 13:49:22 »
I think we've found a great entry for Boondoggles 2: "Stealth Branth," and the Tariq variant. You know someone would try it ... 


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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #229 on: 17 May 2013, 14:08:13 »
I think we've found a great entry for Boondoggles 2: "Stealth Branth," and the Tariq variant. You know someone would try it ...

Serious question:

The sample tariq riders are bull manure because of the action bolt rifles they use. recalculate them with mausers and that´s an entirelly different thing. Branths, by the rules, could carry 2-3 support wepaons each, which is fearsome, especially if you have damage/heat weapons like the plasma support rifle at it.
Therefore, I´m really curious, why would they be boondoggles? Especially the branth would be a rather cheap (under 100 BV) unit with 5 VTOL movement that deals two kindsa damage.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #230 on: 17 May 2013, 14:11:11 »
They'd be boondoggles because that's not what they would put on them. They'd put ERSPLs on them, and the Quirk: Illegal would stem from the soldiers that herniated themselves trying to lift the guns onto the dragons, and from the animal cruelty lawsuits.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #231 on: 17 May 2013, 14:14:58 »
They'd be boondoggles because that's not what they would put on them. They'd put ERSPLs on them, and the Quirk: Illegal would stem from the soldiers that herniated themselves trying to lift the guns onto the dragons, and from the animal cruelty lawsuits.

Erm... *blush* ... enlighten me, ERSPLs? What´s that?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #232 on: 17 May 2013, 14:16:09 »
ER Small Pulse Laser. A real gun, but I'm fairly certain it's not a legal infantry support weapon...which is the point of a boondoggle. O0
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #233 on: 17 May 2013, 14:21:22 »
ER Small Pulse Laser. A real gun, but I'm fairly certain it's not a legal infantry support weapon...which is the point of a boondoggle. O0

Lol, just rechecked the field-towed guns rules and you´re right, under no circumstances could they used that lasers.
OTOH, how would a support pulse laser look like?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #234 on: 17 May 2013, 14:22:25 »
Oh, I thought the stealth branths would be boondoggles because the troopers kept loosing them.

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« Reply #235 on: 17 May 2013, 14:24:25 »
Lol, just rechecked the field-towed guns rules and you´re right, under no circumstances could they used that lasers.
OTOH, how would a support pulse laser look like?

Like the Support Pulse Laser in Tech Manual. O0

I should said ERMPL, to better illustrate the ridiculousness of the joke. Sorry.

Oh, I thought the stealth branths would be boondoggles because the troopers kept loosing them.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #236 on: 17 May 2013, 14:26:21 »
Oh, I thought the stealth branths would be boondoggles because the troopers kept loosing them.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #237 on: 17 May 2013, 14:30:30 »
Serious question:

The sample tariq riders are bull manure because of the action bolt rifles they use. recalculate them with mausers and that´s an entirelly different thing. Branths, by the rules, could carry 2-3 support wepaons each, which is fearsome, especially if you have damage/heat weapons like the plasma support rifle at it.
Therefore, I´m really curious, why would they be boondoggles? Especially the branth would be a rather cheap (under 100 BV) unit with 5 VTOL movement that deals two kindsa damage.

There are better versions of the Tariq mounted infantry.  They aren't Rottweilers, but 5 ground MP is still fairly quick.

The Branth riders, as much as I hate to admit it, are fine as is.  They aren't really meant to take on armored units.  Their primary role is recon, followed by terrorizing infantry.  They do both jobs very well for their BV.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #238 on: 17 May 2013, 14:31:26 »
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #239 on: 17 May 2013, 14:32:44 »
David White posted up on Facebook that he's completed some initial drafts for a new Technical Readout as well, so woo.

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