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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #840 on: 29 December 2018, 20:43:53 »
If any Falcons are interested, I posted a Combat Manual Lite for Jade Falcon in the Fan Rules forum. I could really use some JF fans to loom it over.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #841 on: 01 January 2019, 20:31:22 »
If any Falcons are interested, I posted a Combat Manual Lite for Jade Falcon in the Fan Rules forum. I could really use some JF fans to loom it over.

No Iota?  Although they didn't participate in REVIVAL, IIRC they were deployed to the OZ as garrison forces.  That implies they were a Second-Line Galaxy until the Refusal War at least.   
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #842 on: 01 January 2019, 20:53:14 »
I had all the clusters that were later part of Iota in other galaxies pre Tukkayyid. The 8th Regulars were already in an invasion galaxy. I put the other garrison clusters in home world galaxies (other numbered garrison clusters).
I should put a note like I did for wolf about iota forming later and which clusters loved it it.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #843 on: 02 January 2019, 16:16:43 »
Updated the Combat Manual: Invading Clans for the missing Iota and Omnicron Galaxies with lots of notes about how clusters/galaxies shifted around after Tukkayyid.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #844 on: 11 April 2019, 14:27:50 »
If any Falcons are interested, I posted a Combat Manual Lite for Jade Falcon in the Fan Rules forum. I could really use some JF fans to loom it over.

Do you have a link? Been looking but couldn't find it.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #845 on: 23 April 2019, 05:40:47 »
I've got a bit of an odd question for the board's Falcons: if you had to choose from the 3146 Falcon WarShip fleet a task force that would be able to put up a fight against a McKenna but only barely be able to overcome it, what would you select?
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #847 on: 23 April 2019, 07:23:02 »
Every Aegis they have and have them do a high speed pass at it from the bow.  Really thats about it, they've got some Aegis left and one Cameron, all are slow and clunky and are close range brawlers compared to the McKenna which is built to fight at long range whilst having some NAC-40's for close range 'deterrence' IE a bubble of come in here and you get crippled.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #849 on: 23 April 2019, 23:05:54 »
Corollary question: how many WarShips would be reasonable to escort a pair of Falcon Galaxies (one frontline, one secondline) in a planetary assault that is not expected to be contested by anything more than pocket WarShips?
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #850 on: 24 April 2019, 01:27:15 »
in the current period where the falcons are as subtle as a supernova, they'd probably rock up with an Aegis or two.  Who cares if the opposition you face is 'only' some pocket warships, if you have an advantage, you use it as often as possible.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #851 on: 05 May 2019, 04:55:13 »
Tinkering away at making my own pilot cards ... went with Marthe as I built up the initial one. Still a bit of a work in process, but I figured I post where I'm at.

Not sure what to do for the quote. Anyone remember something neato offhand from one of the novels?



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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #852 on: 05 May 2019, 04:59:25 »
From Falcon Guard:

"War councils and warriors. The words sound well together, but they do not belong together. Warriors should act, not talk."
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #853 on: 05 May 2019, 21:14:48 »
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #854 on: 06 May 2019, 22:05:58 »
Thanks guys. I went with Kojak's suggestion as I think yours, reb, would more fitting for Vlad's card. :)

Updated the card image above. The Summoner image is greyed out as it's still a secret ...

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #855 on: 06 May 2019, 22:40:49 »
No problem, it's a good Vlad quote, too. :thumbsup:

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #856 on: 03 June 2019, 13:06:39 »
Was Joanna's bloodhouse ever mentioned?

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #857 on: 03 June 2019, 16:36:11 »
Its never been said in canon.

But My guess is she's a Buhalin.  Horse thought Sentania Buhalin looked a little like Joanna, and that observation always stuck with me.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #858 on: 05 June 2019, 01:32:10 »
Putting together a RAT (of sorts) for Alpha Galaxy during the Reaving/Jihad period -- was wondering if I missed any 2nd-liners in production at the time.

3064 - Locust IIc
3063 - Spirit

3065 - Pinion

3064 - Rifleman?
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3070 - Marauder IIc
3064 - BattleMaster
3068 - Jupiter
3066 - Bane

Now, I think part of the fun of Alpha in this instance is that almost anything goes;

That busted up Vapour Eagle we got from the Vipers just after Tukayyid? Dump it on Alpha.
That evaluation Mad Cat Mk.II we got from Shark merchants that has never worked properly? Dump it on Alpha.

But was hoping to get a good grasp of what was actually being produced.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #859 on: 05 June 2019, 17:53:09 »
So I recently purchased TRO 3145 and the first thing I did was check out the Shrike, Gyrfalcon, and the Eyrie. Now, I'm and old school clanner. I came into BT during the Clan Wars timeframe and not very up to date in this time frame. The first thing that strikes me is that none of these are omnimechs. I would have expected that new flagship designs like this be omnimechs since they are the peak in battlemech technology. Am I the only one to find that odd

But what I would really like to here is how they work in gameplay. Tell me your success stories and tell me your failures. All three appear to favor similar play styles. Highly mobile strike platforms that can sustain combat at range. Are these mechs more challeging to use because of thier distinct capabilities?

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #860 on: 05 June 2019, 23:33:11 »
Eyries are good skirmishers.  Very good vehicle hunters, with large numbers of small weapons to immobilize and Talons to exploit range 0 physical attacks where vehicles are incapable of responding.  Jump 7 is very hard to hit; use it.

Gyrfalcons are the Rifleman 3N on four kinds of steroids, speed, and cocaine.  They can run or jump for a +4 to hit depending on what you need your attacker mod to be, they have an armament very similar to that of a Rifleman (except obviously Clan, which means your ideal engagement range is 25 hexes not 10), and it has Reflective armor so the usually natural predator of fast jumpy things (pulse lasers) are almost totally useless.

Shrikes are... fast for Assaults (5 hexes).  I personally enjoy the one with the Ultra/10, but the 2 column for clusters is just a little bit too unreliable for the twin Ultra/5 version to be very good.  I love the whole look, but you can make the argument that it's not very good.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #861 on: 13 June 2019, 18:11:05 »
Well since the cat's out of the bag in regard to the new Summoner art here ... I figured I'd post my uncensored Marthe fan card.



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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #862 on: 04 July 2019, 20:35:22 »
Was Joanna's bloodhouse ever mentioned?

Probably Conan the Cimmerian and Brunhilde.  With plenty of mead added to the vat
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #863 on: 05 July 2019, 17:32:49 »
Was Joanna's bloodhouse ever mentioned?
Because of her ability to drink, her bloodhouse is probably Buhallin.



Sorry, russian humor due to reading the name Buhallin in russian

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #864 on: 23 July 2019, 18:08:05 »
Well, just finished The Anvil. I never gave much time to Clan Jade Falcons (really, to clan at all, i am mostly a Periphery guy), but i really liked the Stephanie Chistu character. Its there any other CJF character created along similar lines as her?
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #865 on: 23 July 2019, 18:27:35 »
Thanks to her... rather unique position as a Galaxy Commander under Malvina Hazen with the sheer chutzpah to not only outright refuse Malvina's orders but also refuse to let someone else carry them out either, not particularly.

I like her a lot, and not just because she was cruising around in a Grand Summoner.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #866 on: 23 July 2019, 18:44:24 »
Seems cut from very much the same cloth as Noritomo Helmer.

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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #867 on: 18 August 2019, 20:35:28 »
Eyries are good skirmishers.  Very good vehicle hunters, with large numbers of small weapons to immobilize and Talons to exploit range 0 physical attacks where vehicles are incapable of responding.  Jump 7 is very hard to hit; use it.

Gyrfalcons are the Rifleman 3N on four kinds of steroids, speed, and cocaine.  They can run or jump for a +4 to hit depending on what you need your attacker mod to be, they have an armament very similar to that of a Rifleman (except obviously Clan, which means your ideal engagement range is 25 hexes not 10), and it has Reflective armor so the usually natural predator of fast jumpy things (pulse lasers) are almost totally useless.

Shrikes are... fast for Assaults (5 hexes).  I personally enjoy the one with the Ultra/10, but the 2 column for clusters is just a little bit too unreliable for the twin Ultra/5 version to be very good.  I love the whole look, but you can make the argument that it's not very good.

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Jump jets on a 100 Ton mech is nasty if you let me get too close..
Oh and the shrike is built to take the impact it dishes out from the death from above too..
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #868 on: 27 September 2019, 12:21:06 »
Do we have an official paint scheme for the Raptor Keshik? I'm working on a missile-armed Lamborghini for Gaslands, want to do it in Falcon colors because because, and Raptor Keshik sounds like the perfect blend of psychotic and AAAAAHH!!! for such a thing.
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Re: Clan Jade Falcon Thread II: Falcon Harder. I SAID HARDER!
« Reply #869 on: 27 September 2019, 17:40:53 »
Who's Raptor Keshik again? Which Galaxy?

I did manage to resolve that Gyrfalcon Galaxy is just the DA-era name for Delta; they abandoned the green & yellow trim for metallic with green trim.
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