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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #300 on: 28 July 2018, 10:23:55 »
Hm, those PPCs don't look easy to remove to make the variants.  Oh well.  :)

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #301 on: 28 July 2018, 10:27:28 »
Aww.. man, this just sucks. All this stuff is Con exclusive, right? I would love some Shark dice and a new Shark enamel pin if there was one. But chances of getting back to the states for a Con EVER let alone this year is impossible. I would buy these in a heart beat if they were generally available. Hell, I had to Diamond Shark pins, color and black and white I bought at my FLGS one year.

Damn it.

You'd be amazed how many people have this issue, and solve the problem by subcontracting.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #302 on: 28 July 2018, 10:39:34 »
You'd be amazed how many people have this issue, and solve the problem by subcontracting.
Which is always an option, but I know first hand shipping to Germany is STEEP. I mean if anyone wants to help out and pick up some items I am all for it. I am just worried about how much it is going to cost me to get that stuff sent here.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #303 on: 28 July 2018, 11:18:14 »
Roderick's ride was a Rifleman IIC, but he ended up working under Jasek Kelswa-Steiner, who used a Templar... so maybe a switch occurred there.
Perhaps, but that's expensive swap. Also Jasek was using Templar III since old girl is out production due to nuclear explosion of the factory during the Jihad.   I blame lack of communication to the artist which Templar it was suppose to be. It's unimportant now.

I just want get my hands on that book and see what is up.   Part 2 is likely going to be more interesting part, the aftermath of 3150, i think this is from 3146 to 3150ish.  Given last TRO was 3150.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #304 on: 28 July 2018, 11:37:10 »
I blame lack of communication to the artist which Templar it was suppose to be.

Blame implies there is error. Nobody has shown this to be the case. And, since nobody discussing it has even seen the contents of the book or knows who is portrayed on the cover, nobody can show this to be the case. And that's not even taking into account that people can use different 'Mechs at different points in their careers, in different actions, under different tactical considerations, subject to differing availability, etc.

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« Reply #305 on: 28 July 2018, 11:52:08 »
Pretty sure those are the acrylic dice . . . and yeah, nice looking.  I have the a pair of swirled Clan dice someone kindly brought back.  My metal FedSuns dice . . . love those just for their weight, lol.

Not for those Shark dice. Dice collector has a nice shot of the full set, though the D.S. dice are oddly both showing the six facing.  :))

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« Reply #306 on: 28 July 2018, 12:04:57 »
Actually RB, already pointed out Jasek may have upgraded from a III to a I . . . but with the Stormhammer emblem on the leg, its also the wrong colors for them.

Now the blurb did mention Roderick Steiner- who during Vedet Brewer's time was a subordinate of Kelswa-Steiner but during Bonfire they separated their commands again as the two most successful (or portrayed anyway) commanders to face off against the Clans.  With Trillian in charge, hard to see him still falling under Jasek.  Oh well, just a few more days to find out.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #307 on: 28 July 2018, 12:21:16 »
Nonetheless it would IMO have been more thematic to feature a classic CJF or at least Lyran Mech given the novel contents. For Splinter, while a Tianzong suits at least part of the novel, I was surprised it was chosen instead of Julian's Templar III... and even more surprised when I saw the other novel cover art.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #308 on: 28 July 2018, 13:18:15 »
Wow, how everyone is chastising the novel covers reminds me why I no longer post fan art here xp

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #309 on: 28 July 2018, 13:32:32 »
Wow, how everyone is chastising the novel covers reminds me why I no longer post fan art here xp

I'm sorry buddy. You should post fan art here. I'll appreciate it.

Also, you are correct. It's an absurd thing to be nitpicky about. But as Abraham Lincoln once said, "You can can please some of the battletech playerbase all of the time. You can please all of the battletech playerbase some of the time. But you can never please all of the battletech playerbase all of the time."

Battletech players back then didn't want to move past the pentagon worlds civil war period. Only period they'd play in. They were super upset about Kerensky's forces "Returning." with twenty five dudes each organized into furry brigades.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #310 on: 28 July 2018, 14:08:56 »
Wow, how everyone is chastising the novel covers reminds me why I no longer post fan art here xp

Steel, if you think this is bad, you should see what the general consensus is on the new retro covers of the coming reprinted source books. Lots of hate on those, which really comes down to personal preference to be honest, but others just take it further than it ever needed to go.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #311 on: 28 July 2018, 14:14:30 »
I'm sorry buddy. You should post fan art here. I'll appreciate it.

Also, you are correct. It's an absurd thing to be nitpicky about. But as Abraham Lincoln once said, "You can can please some of the battletech playerbase all of the time. You can please all of the battletech playerbase some of the time. But you can never please all of the battletech playerbase all of the time."

Battletech players back then didn't want to move past the pentagon worlds civil war period. Only period they'd play in. They were super upset about Kerensky's forces "Returning." with twenty five dudes each organized into furry brigades.


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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #312 on: 28 July 2018, 14:29:24 »
Well, that made my day! Nice job, Kitsune.  ;D

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #313 on: 28 July 2018, 14:35:59 »
Steel, if you think this is bad, you should see what the general consensus is on the new retro covers of the coming reprinted source books.
I heard it all already, BT International is just as bad and that was kinda my point. "It should be a Zeus on the cover!" We don't even know if there is a Zeus in the story. "It's the wrong colors!" It's camo, not a parade scheme. "Why is a Tian-Zong on the cover!?" I'm going to take a wild guess that a Capellan character pilots a Tian-Zong during the battle for New Syrtis.   
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #314 on: 28 July 2018, 15:09:04 »
Not only is The Anvil listed now on www.barnesandnoble.com, it's not a preorder! I just downloaded it!


https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/battletech-blaine-lee-pardoe/1129158317?ean=2940161932520


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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #315 on: 28 July 2018, 15:16:59 »
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #316 on: 28 July 2018, 15:18:48 »
Steel, if you think this is bad, you should see what the general consensus is on the new retro covers of the coming reprinted source books.

It's not a general consensus. It's a group of people complaining loudly.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #317 on: 28 July 2018, 16:13:09 »
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #318 on: 28 July 2018, 16:15:40 »
I haven't complained except for my inability to go to GenCon every year and the general unavailability of Clan Lance/Star Packs.... but if I really like something I can't really say so either because I'll end up ranting for like five full pages... then I'll look like a nerd :)

That being said: I can't wait for the new things and now I have to throw more money at friends because of Shattered Fortress and hope they get to the booth first.

And yes EPub formats are handy but I love my dead tree format collection.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #319 on: 28 July 2018, 16:35:20 »
I haven't complained except for my inability to go to GenCon every year and the general unavailability of Clan Lance/Star Packs.... but if I really like something I can't really say so either because I'll end up ranting for like five full pages... then I'll look like a nerd :)

That being said: I can't wait for the new things and now I have to throw more money at friends because of Shattered Fortress and hope they get to the booth first.

And yes EPub formats are handy but I love my dead tree format collection.

Please rest assured, it will be in wide distribution in DTF soon enough. Tomorrow? No. But soon. The importance of this book is not lost on anyone.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #320 on: 28 July 2018, 17:42:23 »
I'm fine with that: it's honestly no problem : i mean I waited a decade for Starcraft II and Diablo III. What's a couple weeks for a physical copy of a book?

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« Reply #321 on: 28 July 2018, 18:10:05 »
I heard it all already, BT International is just as bad and that was kinda my point. "It should be a Zeus on the cover!" We don't even know if there is a Zeus in the story. "It's the wrong colors!" It's camo, not a parade scheme. "Why is a Tian-Zong on the cover!?" I'm going to take a wild guess that a Capellan character pilots a Tian-Zong during the battle for New Syrtis.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #322 on: 28 July 2018, 18:10:15 »
I like the epubs and the DTF of the book. I cant carry all of my books with me but I can sure carry my Ipadd around.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #323 on: 28 July 2018, 20:41:50 »
I love how I've really been talking about updating the miniatures while the Beginners box set and the new box set have 9 new high quality, amazing looking mini's. I'm like... Preaching to the choir out here.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #324 on: 29 July 2018, 00:58:27 »
I heard it all already, BT International is just as bad and that was kinda my point. "It should be a Zeus on the cover!" We don't even know if there is a Zeus in the story. "It's the wrong colors!" It's camo, not a parade scheme. "Why is a Tian-Zong on the cover!?" I'm going to take a wild guess that a Capellan character pilots a Tian-Zong during the battle for New Syrtis.

 . . . its not straight camo?  You have a bit of arctic, with yellow detail/highlight in what looks like woodlands.

Besides, the discussion of the cover- as has happened in the past, I remember the Battle of Skye WoB vs Wolves cover- is about what might be gleaned to determine what is in the book.

With BT's fighting commanders, it would IMO make sense if the Lyrans have a Templar I to get it transfered to Jasek since it would boost his combat power without giving him a different set of mechanics.  Would I have liked to see a more Lyran mech-  maybe, a Hauptman would be interesting with the blazing cigar.  Zeus?  They have been on the covers- just like the Templar.

Its not going to stop me from buying it.  Its not going to stop me from reading it.  B/c of the cover's nature in the past, I will just be wondering how it ties in.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #325 on: 29 July 2018, 06:08:41 »
Are the wasps and Valks con exclusives, or are they going to be in IWM store eventually?

I suspect the latter, but it's worth asking.

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« Reply #326 on: 29 July 2018, 06:57:28 »
Are the wasps and Valks con exclusives, or are they going to be in IWM store eventually?

I suspect the latter, but it's worth asking.

Con exclusives for now - I can’t speak to any plans or timeline IWM may have beyond that.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #327 on: 29 July 2018, 12:17:04 »
For those downloading the novellas and Shattered Fortress on the 1st, I'd advise reading the novellas first.


There's a couple plot points in The Anvil that I'm betting will be spoiled if you read the sourcebook first.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #328 on: 29 July 2018, 14:50:19 »
Are the wasps and Valks con exclusives, or are they going to be in IWM store eventually?

I suspect the latter, but it's worth asking.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #329 on: 29 July 2018, 15:07:16 »
There's a couple plot points in The Anvil that I'm betting will be spoiled if you read the sourcebook first.

Probably a safe bet for both of them, honestly.
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