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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #480 on: 19 March 2018, 12:43:07 »
The Armored Combat box set has a picture of a painted Griffin, but there is no Griffin in the box; This might confuse some people...I'd hope not, but it might.


They always put that "actual contents of the box may vary from what's depicted" in fine print somewhere.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #481 on: 19 March 2018, 12:45:32 »
The Armored Combat box set has a picture of a painted Griffin, but there is no Griffin in the box; This might confuse some people...I'd hope not, but it might.


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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #482 on: 19 March 2018, 12:52:45 »
Except that it's the 5th.     ::)

That's what I get for peering at the unit logo and not the trim.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #483 on: 19 March 2018, 12:56:29 »
Record sheets printed on Fruit Roll-Ups. Pop off each bubble as you take damage, then eat the whole limb/torso when it's blown off.

That would create problems, if you take damage and have to correct because you ate the  wrong location.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #484 on: 19 March 2018, 12:58:26 »
That would create problems, if you take damage and have to correct because you ate the  wrong location.

once you eat the damage off, it's official.  No take backs.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #485 on: 19 March 2018, 13:04:17 »
The Armored Combat box set has a picture of a painted Griffin, but there is no Griffin in the box; This might confuse some people...I'd hope not, but it might.

Are you confused? No? Then don't worry about it.

That's not to say that nobody will be confused. I can guarantee that shortly after the box sets hit shelves, we're going to get some really stupid posts here. But that's just the nature of the beast: someone is always confused. Let me share an anecdote: back when I worked at a comic book/game store, I had a very concerned older lady come up to me and comment that the Warhammer 40,000 boxed set seemed awfully violent for eight-year olds. I agreed with her, and asked her why she was asking. She pointed to the back of the box: "(Smiley Face) 8+." She'd confused the product safety warning with a suggested age. I politely steered her towards some Teen Titans merch.

Record sheets printed on Fruit Roll-Ups. Pop off each bubble as you take damage, then eat the whole limb/torso when it's blown off.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #486 on: 19 March 2018, 13:34:01 »
The Armored Combat box set has a picture of a painted Griffin, but there is no Griffin in the box; This might confuse some people...I'd hope not, but it might.
first off, it doesn’t that I recall. That’s just on the web site article so we can have nice pictures instead of just text.
Secondly, the box has record sheets, AS & pilot cards and standees for the Griffin, so it is represented in there.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #487 on: 19 March 2018, 13:48:40 »
first off, it doesn’t that I recall. That’s just on the web site article so we can have nice pictures instead of just text.
Secondly, the box has record sheets, AS & pilot cards and standees for the Griffin, so it is represented in there.

Oh. *douses torch* Sorry, lads. Next time.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #488 on: 19 March 2018, 14:28:05 »
first off, it doesn’t that I recall. That’s just on the web site article so we can have nice pictures instead of just text.
Secondly, the box has record sheets, AS & pilot cards and standees for the Griffin, so it is represented in there.

Hold on, does that mean you are also providing AS cards for all the cardboard represented mechs as well?  Just asking, I have yet to play AS since my TT group is solid but your statement made me wonder.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #489 on: 19 March 2018, 14:40:47 »
Since the spice (information) is now flowing, couple questions:

1) Recordsheets 3150 NTNU: In the same 'someday' bucket as TRO: Golden Century, or a different bucket?

2) Alpha Strike Commanders Edition: There was a rather extensive pile of discussion and math done on re-engineering the point conversion system for Alpha Strike last year to remove some of it's less-than-balanced wrinkles. It started with costing fast units more appropriately, but ultimately touched on a variety of different areas of imbalanced point values. Are they any plans to include any of the 'new' point calculation algorithms in this new version of the AS rules?

On a personal note, I am ecstatic to finally see a book with that Battlemaster art on the front! I'm still wistful about it not being on the front of CM: Davion, but I've been waiting to get a large-format version of that picture for years now! Looking forward to the new box sets and the maps, and a big thumbs-up on the Brush Wars idea as well.

Thanks for the info CGL folks!

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #490 on: 19 March 2018, 15:26:50 »
Hold on, does that mean you are also providing AS cards for all the cardboard represented mechs as well?  Just asking, I have yet to play AS since my TT group is solid but your statement made me wonder.

I believe Ray has stated somewhere that the cardboard represented 'mechs are duplicates of the minis (plus the main box set has Griffin cardboard). So they're more Wolverines, Battlemasters, Catapults, etc, not different units.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #491 on: 19 March 2018, 15:28:36 »
once you eat the damage off, it's official.  No take backs.

For some reason, this discussion reminds me of that line in Restaurant at the End of the Universe - 'do people want fire that can be fitted nasally?'

Kudos on the upcoming minis, which look even better than the high quality ones in the 25th anniv. set!   I was a little surprised to see a return to standee cardboard 'mechs, but then again that's how I originally learned to play.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #492 on: 19 March 2018, 15:35:11 »
first off, it doesn’t that I recall. That’s just on the web site article so we can have nice pictures instead of just text.
Secondly, the box has record sheets, AS & pilot cards and standees for the Griffin, so it is represented in there.
Whoops, I missed a word,  "Announcement" , should have been in there.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #493 on: 19 March 2018, 16:29:10 »
1) Recordsheets 3150 NTNU: In the same 'someday' bucket as TRO: Golden Century, or a different bucket?

Same bucket. If it's not on the Coming Releases page, it's not being actively worked on.

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2) Alpha Strike Commanders Edition: There was a rather extensive pile of discussion and math done on re-engineering the point conversion system for Alpha Strike last year to remove some of it's less-than-balanced wrinkles. It started with costing fast units more appropriately, but ultimately touched on a variety of different areas of imbalanced point values. Are they any plans to include any of the 'new' point calculation algorithms in this new version of the AS rules?

Going to have to kick this one up to Adrian Gideon. But my guess would be that if those involved in that discussion and math have not been contact by management to use their work in this new volume, it's probably not going to be incorporated without asking.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #494 on: 19 March 2018, 16:50:22 »
I know I'm late to this particular party, but I saw something about Brush Wars getting serialized.  ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!  So long as I get GUERRERO and the Absorption War, I'll be the happiest camper ever.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #495 on: 19 March 2018, 16:54:52 »
Um...guys, "unpainted" doesn't have a hyphen in it.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #496 on: 19 March 2018, 17:16:02 »
Um...guys, "unpainted" doesn't have a hyphen in it.

Added for emphasis--making sure a casual reader sees it. :)

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #498 on: 19 March 2018, 17:20:20 »
I do not want my mechs being that UN robin's eggshell blue!
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #499 on: 19 March 2018, 17:22:52 »
I do not want my mechs being that UN robin's eggshell blue!

Ironically that reading would require the aforementioned hyphen  :))

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #500 on: 19 March 2018, 17:58:41 »
Best thing about this whole announcement?

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #501 on: 19 March 2018, 19:23:55 »
Are there also plans for new Alpha Strike Lance Packs with some of the new box set mini as well as possible Alpha Strike Star Packs (hint, hint)?

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #502 on: 19 March 2018, 19:52:23 »
Are there also plans for new Alpha Strike Lance Packs with some of the new box set mini as well as possible Alpha Strike Star Packs (hint, hint)?

For the moment they're only available in the boxes. As for any future plastic releases - We're not able to say at this time, but metrics and data from these boxes will be part of that decision.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #503 on: 19 March 2018, 20:05:20 »
For the moment they're only available in the boxes. As for any future plastic releases - We're not able to say at this time, but metrics and data from these boxes will be part of that decision.

I would buy so many if you did... Now if only I represented a majority of buyers...

I do not want my mechs being that UN robin's eggshell blue!

Hmm... Now I kinda want to paint mechs robin's egg blue.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #504 on: 19 March 2018, 21:28:24 »
For the moment they're only available in the boxes. As for any future plastic releases - We're not able to say at this time, but metrics and data from these boxes will be part of that decision.

Along those lines, will the IWM releases of the new seen continue again once the box sets are out and established?  Love my new Shadow Hawks  :drool: .
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #505 on: 19 March 2018, 21:43:43 »
I do not want my mechs being that UN robin's eggshell blue!

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #506 on: 20 March 2018, 00:11:15 »
I would buy so many if you did... Now if only I represented a majority of buyers...


I'm with you. I don't need starting materials, but I like those models. I also would prefer to leave intro boxes in stock for new players. Having existing players eat up the stock of the set to get the miniatures they desire results in intro sets going out of stock, which is annoying for Catalyst.

I'd cheerfully pay the price these higher quality figures call for, sold as a separate box.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #507 on: 20 March 2018, 00:19:03 »
I'm with you. I don't need starting materials, but I like those models. I also would prefer to leave intro boxes in stock for new players. Having existing players eat up the stock of the set to get the miniatures they desire results in intro sets going out of stock, which is annoying for Catalyst.

I'd cheerfully pay the price these higher quality figures call for, sold as a separate box.

No.

Catalyst has said that they will keep these in stock and get more done on a routine basis, so fans who want more should not hold off. More sales = more product. This isn't like last time.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #508 on: 20 March 2018, 00:28:23 »
Honestly, I'm going to buy both to excess, should the opportunity present itself.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #509 on: 20 March 2018, 00:45:42 »
Not going to lie, I am strongly considering buying at least two of each
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