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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #300 on: 25 September 2015, 04:16:26 »
Leading from there ... what is your favourite Galaxy?

All of them, as many targets as possible please.

cherry blossoms etc ;)

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #301 on: 25 September 2015, 08:12:10 »
Delta galaxy.  More specifically the 1st Falcon Strikers.  They had an excellent record in the invasion, won their fight in the Refusal War, made it to the Dark Age and participated in the Descent.  Of course the only strike against them is becoming Mongols under Malvina. 

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #302 on: 25 September 2015, 08:21:28 »
Iota. I like the Delta paint scheme a bit better, but I've been an Iota boy since my earliest days of being a baby-eating Crusader fascist.  O0

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #303 on: 25 September 2015, 09:39:15 »
I prefer Delta for my hardcore frontline guys, and Kappa for when I want to run embittered old-timers who left their give-a-**** back at base with their coffee.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #304 on: 25 September 2015, 21:33:03 »
I gravitated towards Gamma Galaxy, for being an elite front-line force with solid units during the invasion and for the sensible camo. Lambda Galaxy has also been a favorite, great color scheme and the whole Jade Falcon Deep Space Patrol thing appeals to me.

From recent reading, Alpha Galaxy during the Jihad sounds pretty wild, and I really need to pick up those DA novels because the rebuilt Omega Galaxy sounds interesting.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #305 on: 26 September 2015, 10:18:23 »

Someone so needs to paint 15 mechs in Japanese Rugby colours...

This is wandering from the topic of Falcons, but I suddenly envision a unit of Kuritan Mercenaries/Baseball players, in their team of yellow and black mechs... :D
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #306 on: 26 September 2015, 14:01:21 »
Iota Galaxy.  The 305th Assault Cluster to be precise.  I eventually hope to have an entire painted Cluster.  I'm also painting up all of my second-line 'Mechs and vehicles in Iota colors too.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #307 on: 26 September 2015, 15:28:49 »
I've never really gotten into the fluff enough to get my preference down to a specific galaxy.   I guess I'd say any that paint their units green.  The grays, tans, blues, and greenish turquoise just doesn't say Falcon to me.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #308 on: 26 September 2015, 19:51:41 »
The petty part of me will always have a soft spot for Delta Galaxy and their victory over Ulric and Natasha's Galaxies on Wotan.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #309 on: 26 September 2015, 19:59:35 »
Leading from there ... what is your favourite Galaxy?

Grungy second-line Galaxies in general. Especially the ones cobbled together in the wake of the Refusal War, using IS salvage and cached SL mechs mixed with whatever Clan mechs could be spared. Mu and Omega Galaxies were good examples. You can find individual Clusters with similar properties in the main front line Galaxies too, as they have Eyrie and Solahma Clusters.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #310 on: 27 September 2015, 00:50:25 »
I'm a big fan of Delta for its colour scheme myself.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #311 on: 27 September 2015, 09:17:30 »
Mu Galaxy and the 5th Falcon Regulars were always a favourite.

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« Reply #312 on: 08 October 2015, 09:30:42 »
So we still don't knowmuch about the fall of Arc-Royal, beyond the apparent and well-deserved dearh of the Exiles. However, AR is home to a lot of manufacturing goodies, and I was wondering if there were any that Falcon players would enjoy getting their hands on. Assuming they're not reduced to  so much radioactive rubble, that is.

Here's a few that strike me as fun

Arctic Wolf II - this isn't a bad little Omni, and its speed would work decently with Falcon light stars. Plus it jumps so you can DFA people, which is allways a plus.

Hellstar is not nice - the Falcons allready use this beast, but having a production line for it would be great.

Isgrem - again, the Falcons use this, but presumably in limited, what they can get numbers. It's a beast, and would definitely fit the current Falcon approach. Plus as a bonus, it's the good version, not the flying deathtraps the Empire use

Jagatai and Avar - because being able to produce your own Omnifighters is good
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #313 on: 08 October 2015, 12:42:38 »
Does it say anywhere where Malvina and Alek's sibko was based and which training school they went to ? Eg Blackjacks?

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« Reply #314 on: 08 October 2015, 12:57:26 »
Does it say anywhere where Malvina and Alek's sibko was based and which training school they went to ? Eg Blackjacks?

It's mentioned in Flight of the Falcon. IIRC it's Sudeten
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #315 on: 08 October 2015, 13:15:28 »
Were they driving Mechs yet or were they still too young?

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #316 on: 08 October 2015, 21:34:07 »
So we still don't knowmuch about the fall of Arc-Royal, beyond the apparent and well-deserved dearh of the Exiles. However, AR is home to a lot of manufacturing goodies, and I was wondering if there were any that Falcon players would enjoy getting their hands on. Assuming they're not reduced to  so much radioactive rubble, that is.

Here's a few that strike me as fun

Arctic Wolf II - this isn't a bad little Omni, and its speed would work decently with Falcon light stars. Plus it jumps so you can DFA people, which is allways a plus.

Hellstar is not nice - the Falcons allready use this beast, but having a production line for it would be great.

Isgrem - again, the Falcons use this, but presumably in limited, what they can get numbers. It's a beast, and would definitely fit the current Falcon approach. Plus as a bonus, it's the good version, not the flying deathtraps the Empire use

Jagatai and Avar - because being able to produce your own Omnifighters is good

Oh man, they might even pick up Cuchulainns, right? The idea of Falcon Cuchulainns is terrifying and thrilling in all kinds of ways, although it would break their whole not-giving-a-shit-about-fire theme for their battle armor.

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« Reply #317 on: 08 October 2015, 22:53:43 »
Oh man, they might even pick up Cuchulainns, right? The idea of Falcon Cuchulainns is terrifying and thrilling in all kinds of ways, although it would break their whole not-giving-a-shit-about-fire theme for their battle armor.

Simple - just give them some cosmetic talons & claws, and rename them after some other Celtic war deity. Or call them Malvinas ;)
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #318 on: 09 October 2015, 02:44:47 »
They liked the Afreet so much they made a fire-resistant version, maybe you'll see that with these too.

If we get a battle armor called Malvina, I want to use it to call in orbital strikes. :D

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #319 on: 09 October 2015, 02:57:07 »
So we still don't knowmuch about the fall of Arc-Royal, beyond the apparent and well-deserved dearh of the Exiles. However, AR is home to a lot of manufacturing goodies, and I was wondering if there were any that Falcon players would enjoy getting their hands on. Assuming they're not reduced to  so much radioactive rubble, that is.

Here's a few that strike me as fun

Arctic Wolf II - this isn't a bad little Omni, and its speed would work decently with Falcon light stars. Plus it jumps so you can DFA people, which is allways a plus.

Hellstar is not nice - the Falcons allready use this beast, but having a production line for it would be great.

Isgrem - again, the Falcons use this, but presumably in limited, what they can get numbers. It's a beast, and would definitely fit the current Falcon approach. Plus as a bonus, it's the good version, not the flying deathtraps the Empire use

Jagatai and Avar - because being able to produce your own Omnifighters is good
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #320 on: 09 October 2015, 07:25:20 »
If we get a battle armor called Malvina, I want to use them as ammunition in orbital strikes. :D

Fixed that for you  8)

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #321 on: 09 October 2015, 20:26:19 »
Bah! That's what Quad-Vees are for. It's only a natural progression that the pony boys graduate from being cannon-fodder to being cannon-fire!

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« Reply #322 on: 12 October 2015, 18:42:46 »
How come people like Jade Falcons? A lot of people seem to really identify with them...

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« Reply #323 on: 12 October 2015, 18:48:54 »
Because I like my Clanners aggressive, ruthless, and separate from the uncontrolled breeds of the Inner Sphere.

No Care Bears, Lyran lapdogs, or Kuritan kitties need apply. Might is right, and we are the might.

The Falcons have gotten enough air time to have a distinct identity. They don't always win - their "fiat shield" fails when clashed directly with major plotlines, so there's less of the hint of muchkin about them. And they have plenty of flaws. Ooohhhh boy, do they have flaws O0

And green & yellow always looks good. Delta forever!  >:D

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« Reply #324 on: 12 October 2015, 20:15:11 »
If I remember correctly I first got into JF because they had the coolest emblem option in whatever game I was playing.  The Jade Phoenix trilogy helped cement it I guess. 

They are an interesting mix too.  They're the purest clan and yet the most progressive. They are what they are and they don't apologize to anyone(or any clan) for it.  Sure if there's an uprising on a planet they'll practically scorch the place to quell it, but when the populace is willing to play ball the falcons will more or less let them go on with their lives uninterrupted.

I do think Malvina is taking things too far and will eventually be ousted, but if her predecessor can find a middle ground between mongol and traditional, Jade Falcon will be unstoppable.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #325 on: 12 October 2015, 20:30:51 »
Until Malvina took over, the Jade Falcons were the Clans' Clan.

Every other Clan's discerning feature/identity/flavour is based on how far and in which direction they stray from what is quintessentially 'Clan'. A good steak doesn't need three types of sauce, a marinade, a rub, and four spices.

The Jade Falcons were the true, the pure, the baseline.

We'll see if Malvina is an exciting diversion or the flaming finale.

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« Reply #326 on: 12 October 2015, 21:58:51 »
Because they weren't known for being the Clan of bankers or anything  O:-)

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #327 on: 12 October 2015, 22:25:01 »
How come people like Jade Falcons? A lot of people seem to really identify with them...

Why are you guys into Jade Falcons?

Because I hate all of the Clans, with no exception. Soulless morons, and that's their good days.

But sometimes you just wanna play Clan. So I decided that if I'm going to play a bastard, I might as well play THE bastard. The Smoke Jaguars are dead and thus don't get the latest toys, the Falcons are the worst of what's left so...there you go. :)
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #328 on: 12 October 2015, 22:32:21 »
Because I hate all of the Clans, with no exception. Soulless morons, and that's their good days.

But sometimes you just wanna play Clan. So I decided that if I'm going to play a bastard, I might as well play THE bastard. The Smoke Jaguars are dead and thus don't get the latest toys, the Falcons are the worst of what's left so...there you go. :)

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« Reply #329 on: 12 October 2015, 22:43:52 »
For me, a lot of it is their undying persistence in pursuing their goals.

I had been aware of Battletech for many years, but Mechwarrior 2 is what really got me into it. CJF had vision and captured the imagination: https://youtu.be/rEf7r314_cQ

The Clan has an interesting array of characters, from mustache twirlers like Vandervahn Chistu and Elias Crichell, to honorable jerks like Aidan Pryde, misanthropes like Joanna, brutally effective administrators like Marthe Pryde, nutcases like Malvina Hazen and Nicholai Malthus, to Kael Pershaw, who epitomizes resilience. And he can bring a gun to a fist-fight and get away with it.

And the portrayal of the Clan isn't purely negative, as a one-dimensional evil just to be evil kind of faction that BT can suffer from on occasion. They can be the honorable villain, the bloodthirsty invader, or the misguided anti-hero. Maybe even all at the same time.

And they have plenty of flaws. Ooohhhh boy, do they have flaws O0
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They are an interesting mix too.  They're the purest clan and yet the most progressive. They are what they are and they don't apologize to anyone(or any clan) for it.  Sure if there's an uprising on a planet they'll practically scorch the place to quell it, but when the populace is willing to play ball the falcons will more or less let them go on with their lives uninterrupted.

I feel like there's an underlying pragmatic streak that pops up. Malvina Hazen sees that run rampant, fueled on pent-up frustration.