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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #270 on: 17 August 2015, 13:39:30 »
Got in a couple of games yesterday. 

Lost my duel against the Clan Wolf player, he had a Savage Wolf with a pair of PPCS, and SRM 6's that shot the limbs of my Jade Hawk off pretty quickly.  That being said, I really like how maneuverable the 'hawk is.  The super charger and partial wing make it obnoxiously zippy. 

Got a chance to run "Black Rose" (the dual ER PPC Shrike that Malvina Hazen uses) too.  Nobody in the group had seen a Shrike before, and it caught them off guard when I could jump, fire off both PPCS and an LRM 10 while staying heat neutral.  She got taken down by a Banshee that put a TSM hatchet into her engineer, but not before taking it with her.


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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #271 on: 21 August 2015, 19:27:21 »
At the very least, Malvina could attempt a trial of refusal. Imagine her becoming ilKhan.  :D

I said something to this affect somewhere in this forum sometime ago. Best way to solve the wolf/falcon fued is combat.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #272 on: 21 August 2015, 22:48:05 »
I said something to this affect somewhere in this forum sometime ago. Best way to solve the wolf/falcon fued is combat.
Kinda like how the Wolf/Falcon fued was solved by combat in 3057. I'm sure it will always be an issue until one side is absorbed or annihilated. Falcons under a Wolf ilClan will be disruptive if allowed any sort of identity, and I would expect the same from the Wolves if the situation were reversed.

It's all Vandervahn Chistu's fault. Some Arrow IV-packing Huitzilopochtli tanks in the initial bid could have solved everything.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #273 on: 22 August 2015, 18:55:38 »
What you need for peace between the Falcons and Wolves are Khans who enjoy sexytime together like Vlad and Marthe did.

Malvina don't need Alaric when she's got Cynthy, and I think Alaric would sense Malvina' crazy vibes and run a mile. Not much chance for peace there.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #274 on: 24 August 2015, 17:22:40 »
What you need for peace between the Falcons and Wolves are Khans who enjoy sexytime together like Vlad and Marthe did.

Yeah, that was enough to make me throw up a little...

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #275 on: 24 August 2015, 21:37:16 »
What you need for peace between the Falcons and Wolves are Khans who enjoy sexytime together like Vlad and Marthe did.

That didn't stop either Clan from trying to take advantage of each other's distractions to seize worlds from one another.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #276 on: 24 August 2015, 23:07:56 »
Just because you're screwing each other, is no reason for Clanners not to screw each other ...
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #277 on: 25 August 2015, 09:59:16 »
Isn't the inner sphere exactly the same? :)
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« Reply #278 on: 25 August 2015, 12:59:40 »
Isn't the inner sphere exactly the same? :)

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« Reply #279 on: 25 August 2015, 13:01:56 »
Isn't the inner sphere exactly the same? :)

With the addition of contractions, yes.
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« Reply #280 on: 25 August 2015, 14:01:05 »
Common ground. Mystifying.
Not sure if I'd call it common ground, more like humanity's ability to rationalize any situation into a good boink being one aspect of human nature that Nutbar Nikky was unable to expunge.

Or unwilling. ^-^
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #281 on: 25 August 2015, 14:36:36 »
Eh, Nic encouraged a certain degree of rowdiness within the clans.  He tried to ritualize it so they didn't end up destroying themselves.  The idea of splitting them into 20 Clans was the first step in making sure they were in a permanent state of contest between one another.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #282 on: 06 September 2015, 23:45:19 »
Do we have any records of Kappa Galaxy fighting any Wolves lately? I recently got ahold of a DA Carnivore to go with my metal ones, and the size comparison is pretty good. Owing to the obvious differences, I want to portray the plastic tank as one captured in battle, and given slapdash Falcon-y colors over whatever paint scheme it originally had.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #283 on: 07 September 2015, 09:40:08 »
Do we have any records of Kappa Galaxy fighting any Wolves lately? I recently got ahold of a DA Carnivore to go with my metal ones, and the size comparison is pretty good. Owing to the obvious differences, I want to portray the plastic tank as one captured in battle, and given slapdash Falcon-y colors over whatever paint scheme it originally had.
You have a couple of options. First, the TRO entry says the HAG version was mad available for sale to the Falcons. Second, a third version was made for sale to the Lyrans and Exiles. FM3145 mentions Kappa has been fighting the Exiles a lot. Lastly, since the Carnivore came in TRO 3085, there could have been plenty of salvage that would be passed down to Kappa from the front-line galaxies recently as the other galaxies got more mechs
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #284 on: 07 September 2015, 13:35:29 »
FM3145 mentions Kappa has been fighting the Exiles a lot.

This is exactly what I needed. O0 I knew the Falcons could buy HAG models, I figure that's where my IWM Carnies came from. I can paint the plastic one in WiE colors, with a few slapdashes of Kappa grey and green in strategic spots, to represent a tank that was hurriedly repaired and sent back out into battle with the bare minimum of markings to prevent friendly fire.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #285 on: 15 September 2015, 09:28:40 »
Been a long time trothkin.

Have we any warships left?  And do we have a sane Khan again.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #286 on: 15 September 2015, 09:52:42 »
Lots of cruisers. I'd say the Falcon capital fleet is second in power only to the Ravens right now.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #287 on: 15 September 2015, 17:57:46 »
The Falcons still have the third biggest navy of any Inner Sphere power. The Ravens have more warships especially after bringing a lot of theirs out of mothballs recently. While the Foxes technically have the largest, most of those are ArcShips and thus not suited to fighting at all.

Most of the fleet are Agies and Black Lion class cruisers. So "oldie but a goodie"
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #288 on: 15 September 2015, 17:59:52 »
As for Khans... well, let's not waste words on trying to make a positive out of things. Malvina is still running the show.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #289 on: 15 September 2015, 18:34:35 »
Better to burn in Hell that serve under Care Bear Stare ... and the metal which survives Malvina's fury will be a thing of wonder.

Or so I like to hope. Then again, I wanted the Hellions to throw the ultimate tantrum and purify the taint of other Clans with nuclear fire too ...

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #290 on: 15 September 2015, 19:25:39 »
Most of the fleet are Agies and Black Lion class cruisers. So "oldie but a goodie"

They also have a single Cameron, another ship I'd call "oldie but goodie".

The Falcon fleet is indeed impressive and I would not be surprised if it had a role in obliterating the dezgra Wolves on Arc-Royal. I just hope Mad Malvina turns her fleet on the Wolf Empire one day.

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« Reply #291 on: 15 September 2015, 20:31:50 »
Wait, Malvina hit Arc Royal with orbital bombardments after declaring the Exiled Wolves dezgra? Someone needs to hit her with a Trial of Grievance for her actual dezgra behavior, or at least call it out as such (and survive her inevitable wrath...).

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« Reply #292 on: 15 September 2015, 20:43:23 »
Wait, Malvina hit Arc Royal with orbital bombardments after declaring the Exiled Wolves dezgra?

No, at least I do not know it. I just can imagine that Malvina would use such tactics on enemies she considers dezgra.
We will have to wait and see what happened on Arc-Royal.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #293 on: 16 September 2015, 20:16:07 »
I can't help it...when I think of a "Spirit Animal" for the Jade Falcons...

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It's Vegeta from DBZ abridged.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #294 on: 20 September 2015, 01:08:20 »
Help an old solahma warrior out here ... in the MW:DA line, the Falcon minis are amazingly attractive in a dark metallic-grey base, with either medium green or jade green highlights.

Does anyone have any idea what galaxy/galaxies the minis represent? I'm starting to buy some BT-scale dark age Falcons for my Mongol Horde, and wanted to know if this had been canonised at some point.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #295 on: 20 September 2015, 08:24:51 »
Help an old solahma warrior out here ... in the MW:DA line, the Falcon minis are amazingly attractive in a dark metallic-grey base, with either medium green or jade green highlights.

Does anyone have any idea what galaxy/galaxies the minis represent? I'm starting to buy some BT-scale dark age Falcons for my Mongol Horde, and wanted to know if this had been canonised at some point.

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a) Malvina changed her Jade Falcon uniform to a black version of the original
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« Reply #296 on: 20 September 2015, 08:28:28 »
The MWDA minis were meant to represent the Turkina Keshik (Expanded to a full Galaxy), Gyrfalcon Galaxy and Zeta Galaxy. I don't know if they are canon, but I'd love them to be as well.
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« Reply #297 on: 20 September 2015, 09:21:19 »
I was inspired by the wizkids minis when painted my JF forces.  I figured if anyone got picky about it I'd just say they were Sigma Galaxy.  http://camospecs.com/Unit.asp?ID=544  It's pretty close.  Not a fan of their insignia though. 
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #298 on: 23 September 2015, 02:53:19 »
Reading ER3145, I suspect it's the Raptor Keshik and maybe the reconstituted Omega Galaxy. The old colors for Omega are close, but not the bisected patterning.
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« Reply #299 on: 25 September 2015, 02:13:54 »
Leading from there ... what is your favourite Galaxy? Which has your allegiance?

For me, it is Delta. Green and yellow are the iconic Falcon colours (at least until the Dark Ages). It also doesn't hurt that I don't have to paint scales, feathers, murals, cherry blossoms etc ;)

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