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Re: What TRO are the MW: DA Units Detailed in?
« Reply #30 on: 23 May 2019, 07:29:04 »
Uziel and Thanatos were from the Mechwarrior video games first I believe and were in TR 3067. SAme with Osiris.  MW4: released in 2000. TR3067 in 2002. 
The Project Phoenix were FanPro first. TRPP was released in 2003.
But MW:DA 'mechs that were new to tabletop BT with TR3075 and later were indeed Wizkids first.  Ryoken II, Sun Cobra, DI Morgan tank, etc. but not all of 3075 was MWDA.  Legionnaire and Wight were never MWDA for example.
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Re: What TRO are the MW: DA Units Detailed in?
« Reply #31 on: 23 May 2019, 08:56:06 »
Wasnt th legionnaire in the first set?
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Re: What TRO are the MW: DA Units Detailed in?
« Reply #32 on: 23 May 2019, 09:14:32 »
Wasnt th legionnaire in the first set?

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Re: What TRO are the MW: DA Units Detailed in?
« Reply #33 on: 23 May 2019, 10:12:55 »
Depends on the model . . . for the Osiris, it was MW4 that came before it all just like the Uziel, Chimera, Thanatos and maybe missing one.

Locust 5M, not really sure but I THINK the TRO PP came first as part of the first re-vamps of the Unseen.  The MWDA made a appearance in a RS before TRO3075, it was a product early in the Dark Ages line to let folks play with those designs . . . basically if it appeared in the first or second MWDA set it was in that RA with some noted exceptions.

Yeah, the Legionnaire is one that got picked up very quickly by BT- I love the design, the IWM mini works pretty well but the arms are just so thin . . . just too bad its beyond my skills to put something on to thicken them up.
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Re: What TRO are the MW: DA Units Detailed in?
« Reply #34 on: 23 May 2019, 11:09:11 »
Depends on the model . . . for the Osiris, it was MW4 that came before it all just like the Uziel, Chimera, Thanatos and maybe missing one.

Locust 5M, not really sure but I THINK the TRO PP came first as part of the first re-vamps of the Unseen.  The MWDA made a appearance in a RS before TRO3075, it was a product early in the Dark Ages line to let folks play with those designs . . . basically if it appeared in the first or second MWDA set it was in that RA with some noted exceptions.

Yeah, the Legionnaire is one that got picked up very quickly by BT- I love the design, the IWM mini works pretty well but the arms are just so thin . . . just too bad its beyond my skills to put something on to thicken them up.

So the Record Sheets: Dark Age I is a direct port FROM MWDA TO “classic” BattleTech?  The RS appeared before any published “classic” TRO fluff?

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Re: What TRO are the MW: DA Units Detailed in?
« Reply #35 on: 23 May 2019, 11:45:23 »
Yeah, I want to say we had a lot of forum discussion about converting the MWDA Dossiers into the mechs (my biggest disappointment/disgust is with the Ghost) and so they provided one for us.
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Re: What TRO are the MW: DA Units Detailed in?
« Reply #36 on: 23 May 2019, 16:22:00 »
So the Record Sheets: Dark Age I is a direct port FROM MWDA TO “classic” BattleTech?  The RS appeared before any published “classic” TRO fluff?

Yup. Randall basically did them up on the fly.
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Re: What TRO are the MW: DA Units Detailed in?
« Reply #37 on: 23 May 2019, 22:30:53 »
Yup. Randall basically did them up on the fly.

I appreciate the insight.  I find such minutiae interesting as it provides a bit of context for what I'm looking at, especially given I was on a BT hiatus during the whole FanPro / Wizkids Jihad / Dark Age period.  It also explains why the "Dossier" versions feature a relatively low tech level given the time period and what was theoretically available.

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Re: What TRO are the MW: DA Units Detailed in?
« Reply #38 on: 24 May 2019, 01:10:46 »
The dossiers are a real mixed bunch since you have restored antiques, armed Indimechs and cutting edge stuff in small handfuls at the beginning simply because you were dealing with the little factions.  You started seeing more advanced stuff once the Republic and CapCon started showing up more.
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