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2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll

Primitive Emperor
41 (22.9%)
Scourge
29 (16.2%)
Ursa
29 (16.2%)
Raider I
18 (10.1%)
Notos
21 (11.7%)
Buster
18 (10.1%)
Harvester Ant
14 (7.8%)
Mining Mech MkII
9 (5%)

Total Members Voted: 94

Voting closes: 17 November 2018, 11:25:23

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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #30 on: 08 November 2018, 00:38:14 »
Do we know how many of the list will be made?
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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #31 on: 08 November 2018, 01:05:40 »
This is the poll to determine the top three

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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #32 on: 08 November 2018, 06:58:45 »
I changed my vote to the Raider once I saw the Buster fall behind. :'(
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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #33 on: 08 November 2018, 11:35:10 »
Perhaps the suggestion criteria should have been more direct, as in construction mechs only?   Fan funding is a great tool, but if the starting criteria is too open, we will end up with results like this.  On the other hand, we know what will get guaranteed funding.

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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #34 on: 08 November 2018, 11:47:56 »
Nah. People have a right to be boring if they want to.
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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #35 on: 08 November 2018, 12:41:09 »
Nah. People have a right to be boring if they want to.

Boring is for Mining mechs. These are Construction Mechs.
No-Dachi has a counter-argument. Nothing further? Ok.
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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #36 on: 08 November 2018, 13:00:29 »


Okay, well played.
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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #37 on: 08 November 2018, 13:00:53 »
But but its a dump truck with legs...that's unique! MOD version has tons of rockets..
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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #38 on: 08 November 2018, 13:14:16 »
MOD version has tons of rockets..
And how does it look like?

Most industrial mechs don't look very good, nor are they very effective.
This doesn't help with find support for them.
Especially if we have to take a gamble for how the weaponized version would look like.

I might have gone for a Daedalus, but how would it look like at the end?
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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #39 on: 08 November 2018, 14:28:58 »
And how does it look like?

Most industrial mechs don't look very good, nor are they very effective.
This doesn't help with find support for them.
Especially if we have to take a gamble for how the weaponized version would look like.

I might have gone for a Daedalus, but how would it look like at the end?

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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #40 on: 08 November 2018, 16:08:51 »
And how does it look like?

Most industrial mechs don't look very good, <snip>

This is the big deal breaker for me. I am very unlikely to vote for a dump truck with legs; it just doesn't fit my aesthetic sense, and, at the end of the day, I buy miniatures to paint* much more than I buy them for their game statistics.

I recognize that it's all subjective, so I don't complain when things I wouldn't buy win, but it does control my vote. The buster and raider look like fun to paint to me. The mining 'mech not so much. (There are plenty of combat units I avoid for the same reasons)

I'll grant that the Harvester Ant is unique and interesting, if not exactly beautiful.


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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #41 on: 09 November 2018, 13:28:06 »
Well, really I buy miniatures based on aspirations of painting, and plans for hoarding, but the theory is there.

Hahaha! So true!

Same-same.

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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #42 on: 09 November 2018, 15:26:34 »
Remember, you can't die with minis unpainted. The more minis you buy, the longer you live!

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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #43 on: 09 November 2018, 15:31:26 »
Remember, you can't die with minis unpainted. The more minis you buy, the longer you live!
Is having them only in base coating count?
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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #44 on: 09 November 2018, 16:09:07 »
If it ain't sealed, it ain't done!

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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #45 on: 11 November 2018, 21:55:52 »
Plastic modellers talk about their "strategic styrene reserves". I talk about my "magic Davion warehouse" ;)


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Re: 2018 BattleMech / IndustrialMech Poll
« Reply #46 on: 11 November 2018, 22:48:13 »
While I'd live to see the Mining Mech Mk II, I don't think it ever got stats for Battletech, so I went with the Buster and Harvester Ant. I recall both having plenty of variants that could work on the table.

Of course, what I really would want is a Chaffee.
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