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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #300 on: 15 March 2019, 15:19:45 »
Set in 3088... with the weapons of 3055  ;D

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #301 on: 15 March 2019, 15:50:58 »
Now Available - Operational Turning Points: Fronc Reaches!

As pirate bands turned to the Periphery after the Jihad, the nascent military and non-existent intelligence assets of the Fronc Reaches made the young nation a particularly tempting target. Opposing them were the Colonial Marshals, who risked everything to drive the pirates from their worlds.

https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/collections/battletech/products/operational-turning-points-fronc-reaches

Cool...I was gonna look to send my Player merc Forces that way after completing TOTAL CHAOS!
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #302 on: 15 March 2019, 15:56:07 »
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #303 on: 16 March 2019, 08:12:27 »
IS The new Mapset...is the newest thing??
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #304 on: 16 March 2019, 11:29:06 »

All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Marshals! A day in the Colonial Marshals is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I *love* the Marshals!

I had to repost this from FB  ;D

Now Available - Operational Turning Points: Fronc Reaches!

As pirate bands turned to the Periphery after the Jihad, the nascent military and non-existent intelligence assets of the Fronc Reaches made the young nation a particularly tempting target. Opposing them were the Colonial Marshals, who risked everything to drive the pirates from their worlds.

https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/collections/battletech/products/operational-turning-points-fronc-reaches

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #305 on: 16 March 2019, 15:03:07 »
What awesome Operational Turning point! I hope record sheets come out for the unique mechs/ba.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #306 on: 16 March 2019, 17:27:15 »
All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Marshals! A day in the Colonial Marshals is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I *love* the Marshals!
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #307 on: 18 March 2019, 11:01:02 »
The Watch - March 2019: New Map Pack, BattleMats, Michael Stackpole Fiction Now Available

BattleTech’s 35th anniversary thunders onward with the upcoming release of several new map products, a lightning-fast restock of the BattleTech Beginner Box, and much more.

There’s been a lot going on across the Inner Sphere during this anniversary year. To help you keep all this news straight, we’re compiling announcements in this series of dispatches from The Watch. Expect to see more official announcements from The Watch over the next few months, through the end of the anniversary year.

Here’s what’s new for BattleTech:

--The first all-new map set in nearly twenty years, BattleTech Map Pack: Grasslands ($29.99) is now available in the Catalyst Game Labs store, with a street date of April 17 to retail outlets. The perfect expansion to either the Beginner Box or BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat boxed set, these six two-sided paper maps include 12 battlefields of the same high-quality, modern art of those box sets, offering new tactical challenges and opportunities.



--The next all-new, 35th Anniversary celebratory item is here. Four BattleMats (29.99 each) will be available exclusively in the Catalyst Game Labs store. These high-quality 36" x 22" neoprene maps are durable and highly-detailed, and will make an eye-catching addition to your gaming table. Each map is twice the width of a standard BattleTech map sheet, and features a new, special terrain type on one side, and two maps from Map Pack: Grasslands on the reverse. They’re only available exclusively through the Catalyst online store, and they’ll go fast! A future release of these products to retail outlets is possible depending on customer response. The mats available include:
  • Desert & Grassland 1
  • Alpine & Grassland 2
  • Savannah & Grassland 3
  • Lunar & Grassland 4


--Another commemorative product will be available: lapel pins! Wear your BattleTech love proudly with these enamel pins bearing the 35th Anniversary logo and Warhammer.



--The first volume in the long-awaited trilogy of Kell Hounds short stories by legendary BattleTech author Michael Stackpole, Not the Way the Smart Money Bets ($3.99) will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19 in ebook format. The next two volumes are close behind: A Tiny Spot of Rebellion ($3.99) will be available this Friday, March 22, while A Clever Bit of Fiction ($3.99) will follow on Wednesday, March 27. Please note that these are all digital e-book format; future print format availability has not been determined.



--The BattleTech Beginner Box ($19.99) is back in stock through the Catalyst store, and through distribution channels to your local game store. The first print run sold out very quickly, and demand remains high for this outstanding introduction to our game of heavy metal mayhem!

--Thanks to the high demand generated by the new boxed sets, stock of the reprinted version of Total Warfare ($39.99) released last summer has sold out in print for the moment, but is still available in PDF format. We anticipated this increase in demand, and a reprint is already underway. (Remember, this edition of Total Warfare bore the classic Atlas artwork on the cover; the copies being printed now will have the same cover. It’s more of the same book, not a new book.)

--Production on TechManual, the second volume in the line of core rulebook reprints bearing vintage covers is now underway. We’ll bring you further updates on when they’re expected in stock as soon as possible, but the PDF version is available now!



--Is that all? Nope! The first installment in the second wave of Winter 2019 PDF products is now available: Operational Turning Points: Fronc Reaches. Recreate a young nation’s desperate struggle for survival with this scenario pack.


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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #308 on: 18 March 2019, 11:31:20 »
Is "Not the Way the Smart Money Bets" a verbatim compilation of the BattleCorps serial, or, as in the case of "Betrayal of Ideals," an altered version?
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #309 on: 18 March 2019, 11:36:05 »
Is "Not the Way the Smart Money Bets" a verbatim compilation of the BattleCorps serial, or, as in the case of "Betrayal of Ideals," an altered version?

Not sure. Checking.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #310 on: 18 March 2019, 11:57:01 »
Mats ordered.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #311 on: 18 March 2019, 12:07:46 »
Hopefully the mats will make it to retails. Shipping cost to Canada combined with the exchange rate sadly makes it prohibitive to order directly from catalyst store. I did it with BMM book and it doubled the cost  :(

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #312 on: 18 March 2019, 12:39:07 »
Very cool.

However, I just ordered Unending Faith and I thought there was supposed to be an update to it for the Alpha Strike cards?  With the CGL store, do they notify you of updates to products you’ve purchased?
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« Reply #313 on: 18 March 2019, 14:06:46 »
And I am officially now $170.25 poorer.

$157.44 to the Catalyst Store and $12.81 to Barnes&Noble.




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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #314 on: 18 March 2019, 14:08:37 »
Is "Not the Way the Smart Money Bets" a verbatim compilation of the BattleCorps serial, or, as in the case of "Betrayal of Ideals," an altered version?

Per the editor, yes, it's a verbatim compilation. Nothing has been changed.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #315 on: 18 March 2019, 14:21:47 »
Thanks.  Mats and maps ordered.  And I'll snap up Kell Hounds books 2 and 3 as soon as they're online.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #316 on: 18 March 2019, 15:00:25 »
Hope some of this is a Adepticon in less than 2 weeks.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #317 on: 18 March 2019, 15:54:37 »
Hope some of this is a Adepticon in less than 2 weeks.

I'm told that the Map Pack, the pin, and the BattleMats are expected to be on hand at Adepticon; unsure on quantities, but expect them to be limited.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #318 on: 18 March 2019, 15:58:30 »
I just spent a small fortune on maps, and it was worth every penny. :D

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #319 on: 18 March 2019, 16:06:01 »
These all came for sale the day my credit card cycles. Surely the universe was sending me a sign  :D

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« Reply #320 on: 18 March 2019, 18:23:21 »
Is there any chance Mr. Stackpole's Kell Hound stories in a Pod form?
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #321 on: 18 March 2019, 18:27:38 »
Please note that these are all digital e-book format; future print format availability has not been determined.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #322 on: 18 March 2019, 18:45:42 »
Mother of god. Printing mats on neoprene is an awesome idea.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIV: Aw, what's in the box!!?
« Reply #323 on: 18 March 2019, 19:39:06 »
Nice, nuSeen Stinger on KH book 2. First canon look at it, right?

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« Reply #324 on: 18 March 2019, 19:47:21 »
Nice, nuSeen Stinger on KH book 2. First canon look at it, right?

Went to double check. It was on his deviant art but this is the first product it’s been seen on i believe

https://www.deviantart.com/shimmering-sword/art/Battletech-Stinger-717085355

For those keeping score at home:
seen in canon products
Locust
Stinger (book cover)
Wasp
Valkyrie
OstScout
Phoenix Hawk
Shadow Hawk
Griffin
Wolverine
Rifleman (BMM interior art)
Thunderbolt
Archer
Warhammer
Marauder
Battlemaster

yet to be seen
Scorpion
Ostroc
Ostsol
Crusader
Goliath
Longbow
Marauder II
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« Reply #325 on: 18 March 2019, 19:53:39 »
Umm… none of the images are showing for me, Cubby... not sure why.

And I too hope the "exclusive" stuff makes it to retail stores.  Not really sure what the marketing strategy is there, but I'll echo that printing maps on neoprene is brilliant!

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« Reply #326 on: 18 March 2019, 20:02:44 »
“We didn’t make enough for full retail distribution”

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« Reply #327 on: 18 March 2019, 20:37:17 »
Yes I think so (unless it was on mr scroggin’s deviantart)
All of them [except the Crusader] have been for a little while now, but the remainder of the Macross-based Unseen replacements haven't been put in a canon product yet. Looks like this is the (re)start of it.
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« Reply #328 on: 18 March 2019, 20:41:17 »
Did we ever get new Crusader art? IIRC, when the others were available on ShimmeringSword deviantart, the Crusader wasn't.

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« Reply #329 on: 18 March 2019, 20:48:37 »
We did not

 

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