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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #30 on: 30 July 2018, 09:27:24 »
Cubby, the Unexpected Help is the remnants of the Word of Blake, isn't it? The Master has realized his best chance of a Third Transfer working is to partner with The Republic of the Sphere and restoring the HPG network, right?

No, the Wolverines are back. They joined forces with William Cameron, the Storm Riders and a dead-shot in a RGU-133Eb to form an elite force.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #31 on: 30 July 2018, 09:47:42 »
No, the Wolverines are back. They joined forces with William Cameron, the Storm Riders and a dead-shot in a RGU-133Eb to form an elite force.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #32 on: 30 July 2018, 10:02:00 »
Let me guess. If I have a problem and no one else can help and *if* I can find them, then maybe I can hire them.

Nope, dig deeper.  ^-^
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #33 on: 30 July 2018, 10:40:36 »
Nope, dig deeper.  ^-^

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #34 on: 30 July 2018, 11:25:28 »
Excited to see that there's a timeline of events, as well as articles on what actually caused the blackout and fortress Wall.

Worried about the New Avalon Touchpoint, and the way it looks like the Draconis March's fate is in the Republic's hands.

Hoping that "Can you hear me now?" indicates that we're finally going to see an end to this infernal brlackout. Concerned that "Dropped Calls" means my hopes might be too soon.

The Ghost Bear in me is excited for Page 82.

Curious how most of the touchpoints appear to be non-clan touchpoints. Arc Royal and Marik, yes. And apparently the Wolves are wasting time in Skye maybe? Why, I cannot yet fathom.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #35 on: 30 July 2018, 12:50:31 »
Cubby, the Unexpected Help is the remnants of the Word of Blake, isn't it? The Master has realized his best chance of a Third Transfer working is to partner with The Republic of the Sphere and restoring the HPG network, right?

You mean that The Master has time to spare from his busy schedule of being free-floating nuclear isotopes (courtesy of the fine people of Regulus) to kibbitz in this?  ;D

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #36 on: 30 July 2018, 17:39:08 »
I think we had to wait in real time since FM
3145 for this book.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #37 on: 30 July 2018, 18:34:20 »
I'm happy for everyone who have been waiting for so long. For me, it looks like this IlClan era will be my formal introduction into franchise. Currently trying to catch up on the storyline before SF releases.
 

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #38 on: 30 July 2018, 18:43:09 »
I think we had to wait in real time since FM
3145 for this book.


Surprisingly it has been five years...
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #39 on: 30 July 2018, 19:41:47 »
Has it been said from whose in-universe perspective this volume is being presented?

And apparently the Wolves are wasting time in Skye maybe? Why, I cannot yet fathom.

Perhaps as a spoiler attack, so as to give the Wolves a head-start over the Falcons when the race to Terra formally begins?
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #40 on: 30 July 2018, 20:42:53 »
I'm worried a bout page 85, "chasing down the herd" sounds like my Horses are gonna be torn up :(
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #41 on: 30 July 2018, 21:06:27 »
Not gonna lie, I am extremely excited to read this, but, I am also biting my nails wondering how the Lyrans fare. *laughs*

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #42 on: 30 July 2018, 21:12:31 »
The Assault of Skye? Shouldn't that be the Assault on Skye?
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #43 on: 30 July 2018, 21:35:17 »
Not gonna lie, I am extremely excited to read this, but, I am also biting my nails wondering how the Lyrans fare. *laughs*

Yeah. I'm worried about the Protectorate now. But things are rough for Fedsun, Lyran and Exile fans.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #44 on: 30 July 2018, 21:38:41 »
The Assault of Skye? Shouldn't that be the Assault on Skye?

Skye has always been a planet full of ornery, bull-headed individualists.  Just ask House Steiner.

I could see a planet full of William Wallaces perpetrating the "Assault of Skye" on the Falcons, Commonwealth, Republic, or whoever.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #45 on: 30 July 2018, 21:44:24 »
Personally I am interested in operation CLARITY. It seems that the Word of Blake did more than blockade the planet...

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #46 on: 30 July 2018, 21:51:12 »
The Assault of Skye? Shouldn't that be the Assault on Skye?

if there is ever a planet in the unverse enough of a pain iun the butt to escape it's on solar rotation and start mugging other planets in a dark alley... it is Skye
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #47 on: 30 July 2018, 21:54:49 »
I could see a planet full of William Wallaces perpetrating the "Assault of Skye" on the Falcons, Commonwealth, Republic, or whoever.

I could see Malvina draw and quartering a planet full of William Wallaces and sending their parts to the four great houses. >.>
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #48 on: 30 July 2018, 23:49:30 »
I could see Malvina draw and quartering a planet full of William Wallaces and sending their parts to the four great houses. >.>

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #49 on: 31 July 2018, 00:03:48 »
Cant wait to see the fidelis go out with a bang. Also, Alaric vs. Stone.  >:D Gotta see how my beloved republic comes falling down.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #50 on: 31 July 2018, 02:49:16 »
I'm happy for everyone who have been waiting for so long. For me, it looks like this IlClan era will be my formal introduction into franchise. Currently trying to catch up on the storyline before SF releases.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #51 on: 31 July 2018, 03:03:12 »
My cards are twitching in my wallet, wondering which one is going to be tapped to pay for the pdf while I await the availability of the hardcopy ;D

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« Reply #52 on: 31 July 2018, 04:24:28 »
Welcome to the fun!
All the story before it releases?  You're aware of just how much story there is?  90-something novels in English, and then some sourcebooks.
Naw, not the whole BattleTech storyline. That would be extremely daunting. I’m just trying to catch up on what’s gone down in the Dark Age plot.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #53 on: 31 July 2018, 08:51:34 »
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #54 on: 31 July 2018, 09:37:44 »
Naw, not the whole BattleTech storyline. That would be extremely daunting. I’m just trying to catch up on what’s gone down in the Dark Age plot.

Honestly, the first section of Era Report: 3145 will probably get you there. The Personalities section in that book may help as well, so you know some of the players.

FM:3145 is chock-full of great stuff, but it's denser, so probably not necessary until a second read-through. For now, trust us that Phil tracked the deployment and movements of every unit in mind-shattering detail.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #55 on: 31 July 2018, 10:19:17 »
Honestly, the first section of Era Report: 3145 will probably get you there. The Personalities section in that book may help as well, so you know some of the players.

FM:3145 is chock-full of great stuff, but it's denser, so probably not necessary until a second read-through. For now, trust us that Phil tracked the deployment and movements of every unit in mind-shattering detail.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #56 on: 31 July 2018, 10:45:10 »
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #57 on: 31 July 2018, 12:41:40 »
Is there an actual date for the PDF release announced?
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #58 on: 31 July 2018, 12:49:58 »
Is there an actual date for the PDF release announced?

PDF should be out the first week of August. Print will be a bit later this fall.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #59 on: 31 July 2018, 13:25:32 »
Thank you! Missed that in the conversation somehow.
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