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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #120 on: 24 January 2019, 11:24:44 »
And a friendly reminder, I'm really looking for some help with creating unique characters.  They do not have to be existing canon characters (I expect most not to be).  Since I'm not doing fluff, there's not a whole lot to them, but a name, faction, skill, 'mech or other unit, SPAs and who they are for (affiliation).
'Mech/unit can be an already canon unit, or give me a short description of what it is (move medium lasers to front, drop LRMs for SRMs, etc). As long as it's enough I can build it, I can convert it.
Affiliation can be entire faction, or a brigade, or a specific regiment.

(Review/comments on the rest is great too! Just wanted to point out the "fun" part...)
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #122 on: 24 January 2019, 15:27:34 »
Yep!

And I prefer captain or lower rank.  Anything higher is almost certainly going to be demoted or not used. :)
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #123 on: 24 January 2019, 16:48:47 »
before I go completely ham, i'll run an example by

Late Succession Wars:
Sgt. Wayne Mitsopoulos
Regular
Bombardier BMB-10D
SPAs: Sand Blaster
13th Marik Militia

Early Clan Invasion
Lt(sg). Wayne Mitsopoulos
Veteran
Crusader CRD-5M
SPAs: Sandblaster, Cluster Hitter
13th Marik Militia

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #124 on: 24 January 2019, 17:08:15 »
Thanks. I will probably just pick one skill and one set of SPAs per unique character.  They can have separate units (intro/upgraded), but I don’t want a separate character per era. (As in two stat blocks for one character). 
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #125 on: 24 January 2019, 17:41:49 »
That makes sense

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SPAs: Sandblaster, Cluster Hitter
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #126 on: 25 January 2019, 11:42:18 »
Name: Warrior Ezekiel Furey
Skill: Elite
'Mech: Ebon Jaguar Custom https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1a7Sp_V8DrtXvB3af9S8O_8u_BeN5lwsJP0L-VicB-lM/edit
SPAs:  Natural Grace, Stand-Aside
Affiliation: Clan Smoke Jaguar
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #127 on: 25 January 2019, 16:37:42 »
one more and then i'll confine the rest to a PM

First Leutnant Bradley Macleod
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Locust LCT-1S
Hussar HSR-200-D
SPAs: Forward Observer, Terrain Master [Mountaineer]
4th Skye Rangers

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #128 on: 06 February 2019, 19:32:04 »
Screw it.  For the Steiner one

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #129 on: 06 February 2019, 21:59:51 »
I've entered all the ones previous to this post.  I haven't updated the PDFs/links yet since they're still tiny changes, but they will be in the next update.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #130 on: 07 February 2019, 16:18:08 »
I'd like to add three more to the 9th Marik Militia, all original characters (you're more than welcome to reassign them or make them Unaffiliated MechWarriors, especially if you think the 9th's roster is getting too top-heavy :) Also, I went ahead and demoted the first two pilots myself, originally the first two were each a grade or two higher in my headfanon for the unit -- Force Commander and Captain respectively)

Capt. Sandra "Corn Flake" Kellogg
Elite (2)
Dervish 6M
Tactical Genius, Oblique Attacker
9th Marik Militia

LT (SG) Marcus "Peg-Leg" Tully
Veteran (3)
Shadow Hawk 2H
Fist Fire, Jumping Jack
9th Marik Militia

LT (JG) Odysseus "Spark" Onassis
Veteran (3)
Catapult C1
Cluster Hitter, Human TRO
9th Marik Militia

(Unnecessary and non-canon fluff -- Kellogg was a batallion commander in the 9th at Vanra where they were ripped apart by Wolf's Dragoons. After the disaster, she retired from FWLM service, but was later contacted by Tully [who'd lost a leg on Vanra when his Shad blew up] to help form a new mercenary company.)

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #131 on: 07 February 2019, 16:30:11 »
Yeah, only one per regiment.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #132 on: 10 February 2019, 13:53:03 »
can't seem to get the link for the calderon manual to work .

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #133 on: 10 February 2019, 14:48:10 »
Yeah, looks like several expired or something.  I've checked and updated them, they should work now.
And I'll have to see if there's a default expiration or something I'm missing.  Or move them to Dropbox.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #134 on: 10 February 2019, 14:56:08 »
thanks for reupping  those wonky links .

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #135 on: 16 February 2019, 17:53:32 »
Just a heads up the link for Combat Manual Liao comes up Invalid link.

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #136 on: 17 February 2019, 10:46:35 »
Ok, yeah, went ahead and switched all the links to Dropbox.  Hopefully they will stay now.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #137 on: 28 May 2019, 15:55:08 »
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #138 on: 28 May 2019, 15:56:57 »
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #139 on: 19 June 2019, 23:42:05 »
Going over the Jade Falcon stuff ...

What's your procedure for classifying the Talon, Beak and Eye formations? They're heavy-assault, medium-heavy and light-medium stars, respectively -- but looking through the two existing Combat Manuals it doesn't look like they're allowed to be split like that.

The great majority of Falcon Elemental Trinaries have a Nova in the first star. So the way you have it tosses out a star or binary of 'Mechs in almost every Cluster. What would be the cleanest way of fixing/accounting for that?

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #140 on: 19 June 2019, 23:50:20 »
I pick one. There’s no formula or single answer. I try not to put too many light or assault commands as those are the most restrictive.  But that’s a kit it.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #141 on: 24 June 2019, 09:15:19 »
So essentially the Mechanized unit get +Infantry damage at range, and if target is within Infantry unit range it gets a -1 to hit; This costs the Mechanized unit what exactly? A single SPA or a single level of SPA?
The -1 is instead of the infantry damage.

Not sure what you mean by the last question.

Now I remember what I meant by the last question. Can you purchase this SPA multiple times and stack the bonuses on one particular platoon/unit?

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #142 on: 20 July 2019, 10:43:36 »
This is awesome! Thank you for for doing this :)

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #143 on: 10 September 2019, 21:13:16 »
Please forgive my ignorance...

In your combat manual: Steiner book many of the regiments have special command abilities of focus/X or Y. I for the life of me cannot find what that does or means. I've ctrl + F'd both of the original rule books, and judging as these were made before commander's edition (Which I don't have) I have to assume it isn't from there.

What dose a command ability of 'focus' do?
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #144 on: 10 September 2019, 21:34:12 »
CM Kurita p85.

Both Combat Manuals added a bunch of new Special Command Abilities that I used elsewhere.

It’s also on p105 of the Commander’s Edition.
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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #145 on: 21 September 2019, 07:47:19 »
What is the status of the Davion book? Geoff still working on it?

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Re: Combat Manual Lite series, Beta
« Reply #146 on: 21 September 2019, 13:22:59 »
It’s up to CGL to decide to green light it.
Geoff has long been done with writing it.  He writes like crazy.  But it needs art, editing, layout, and somebody to agree to pay for all that.
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