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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #90 on: 13 June 2019, 18:51:23 »
Summoner without Hellbringer?
It's a safe assumption, with only so many options for minis.  That's a star in the main box and a star each in the supplementals; assuming no doubles, that's fifteen different designs - but there's sixteen starting Omnis, and someone's getting left out.  The idea of leaving out the Hellbringer IS inconceivable, but not impossible...

god i need a full marauder regiment now.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #91 on: 13 June 2019, 18:52:33 »

Also CRUSADER WHEN

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #92 on: 13 June 2019, 18:53:50 »
I told you so guys! It's Christmas in July! :D

My 3 friends and I will make pledges.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #93 on: 13 June 2019, 19:08:03 »
Looking forward to support this KS in July!

Perhaps, to help with spreading the word on the campaign - we can do Social Media type "reward" SGs, like how HBS did it... :)

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #94 on: 13 June 2019, 19:21:39 »
We can see the other three Omnis in the Command Star picture, but what will the other three in the Attack Star be?  And, what about the other four in the base box set besides the Mad Cat?  Really hoping to see a Hellbringer in the pile, to go along with all the other goodness.

Also CRUSADER WHEN

Not to be a killjoy, but the answer to a lot of these types of questions is simply going to be, “you’ll see when the campaign launches.”

I realize there’s a great hunger to know more. But I’m just not able or willing to go beyond the information in the announcement at this time.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #95 on: 13 June 2019, 19:25:28 »
Perhaps, to help with spreading the word on the campaign - we can do Social Media type "reward" SGs, like how HBS did it... :)

It’s come up. There’s some possibilities there, but in my opinion only, I think doing it right takes a level of social media complexity and awareness we’re not well-positioned for.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #96 on: 13 June 2019, 19:27:53 »
3 tips for Kickstarter newbs.

#2)  Related to this, if a iskickstarter saying they're to deliver August 2020, expect it by August 2021 and just be pleasantly surprised if it's earlier than that.


This, definitely. Having been around the Kickstarter rodeo a few times (mostly Castles and Crusades, Rifftrax and the Bring Back MST3K KS), going into a KS is not for the faint of patience.

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #97 on: 13 June 2019, 19:54:45 »
Thirded. Seriously folks, the product is going to be delayed from the initial time estimates, it's just a kickstarter fact of life. I'm not saying this to denigrate the skills or will of Cubby and everyone else at Catalyst, it's just realistic. Kickstarters get delayed. Battletech products get delayed. Keep that in mind when you pledge, and pass the time talking with other pledgers about how heavy your box is going to be or which Marauder you're going to paint first. :thumbsup:

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #98 on: 13 June 2019, 20:07:48 »
Well, I checked in last night before bed for some chatter, usual cool spread of comments, but nothing out of the ordinary...and then when I wake up and check in this morning -> WOW!!! What a fantastic announcement!!! This really is an awesome direction to take and I will absolutely be throwing a ton of cash at this Kickstarter :)

Thanks for tackling head-on the fear/anxiety/stress that all IP owners must feel when pulling the trigger on something like this. A range of high quality plastic Mechs, particularly set in the Clan Invasion era, is a dream come true for me. I bought 2 x Beginners Box Sets and 2 x AGoAC Box Sets and I can guarantee I'll be buying a lot more of the Clan Invasion era stuff from this Kickstarter to be painted up as Ghost Bears and Wolves...and I also look forward to expanding on the IS Mechs I already have from the above mentioned box sets.

Thanks also for the free Chaos Campaign Succession Wars PDF, much appreciated :)

I'm really super-excited for this Kickstarter!

It’s come up. There’s some possibilities there, but in my opinion only, I think doing it right takes a level of social media complexity and awareness we’re not well-positioned for.

You can simply design this as a separate stretch goal to be released (It is common among Kickstarter campaigns so I assume Kickstarter has the capability to include this in the back-end during construction of the Kickstarter Campaign page???)...so instead of reaching a certain financial goal, you can have this particular stretch goal released by achieving the sharing of the Kickstarter on certain platforms...example, 500 Facebooks Shares, 500 Twitters Shares and 300 BGG Likes...or something similar...the only problem I have with these types of goals, is that I have a dislike of spam-flooding (even if it is super-cool spam like this) friends Facebook feeds (I'm not on Twitter)...but not everyone feels that way, so they are still good stretch goals to have as they create awareness of the Kickstarter.

Yeah, definitely love to see Elementals in this Kickstarter, they are very much a part of the Clan Invasion. IS Power Armour would also be cool, and although they were not a part of the Clan Invasion itself, it wasn't too far afterwards before they started appearing, so would be cool to include, if possible.

I also love that the main push of the Kickstarer is themed, and has a Star/Lance pack set-up. If at any stage during the Kickstarter it becomes possible to add Mechs as singles, that would also be a very nice way for people to get multiples of their favourite Mechs. I realise this may not be possible due to the manufacturing set-up, specifically if the injections molds are set up to cast several different types of Mechs at once or if the molds are set-up to create several of the same type of Mech at once...if the latter, then this would be a good way to allow people to get multiples of a favourite Mech/Mechs, and it would also probably drag a little more cash into the Kickstarter.

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #99 on: 13 June 2019, 20:19:13 »
So I’ve got $150 staring at Kickstarter right now, how much can I get for that??


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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #101 on: 13 June 2019, 20:35:47 »
We all have to wait until July 17th.

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #102 on: 13 June 2019, 20:41:54 »
Further to my above post...you guys should also get HBS to send out a backer update/message to all their Kickstarter backers from the HBS Battletech PC Game Kickstarter, notifying those backers of your Kickstarter, no doubt you will get a fair amount of cross-over interest by doing this...

...I'm guessing the Clan Invasion TRO will drop at the same time as this Kickstarter, or perhaps even as an add-on during the Kickstarter???

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #103 on: 13 June 2019, 20:44:50 »
If at any stage during the Kickstarter it becomes possible to add Mechs as singles, that would also be a very nice way for people to get multiples of their favourite Mechs. I realise this may not be possible due to the manufacturing set-up, specifically if the injections molds are set up to cast several different types of Mechs at once or if the molds are set-up to create several of the same type of Mech at once...if the latter, then this would be a good way to allow people to get multiples of a favourite Mech/Mechs, and it would also probably drag a little more cash into the Kickstarter.

I think that would cause issues with IronWind, based on what’s been said here before about the relationship between CGL and IWM.

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #104 on: 13 June 2019, 20:51:21 »
Oh, I am hardcore backing this. Come on July 17th! Fingers crossed that there will a beautifully redesigned Mad Dog in there somewhere.

....and that Marauder! *swoons*

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #105 on: 13 June 2019, 21:00:16 »
I just hope we get some IS mod with clan tech stuff. 

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #106 on: 13 June 2019, 21:21:05 »
One my wallet is not happy about this.

Two I hope you have a option for FLAGS to be able to buy in.  Seems like a good way to make sure stores that want product gets product

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #107 on: 13 June 2019, 21:24:30 »
The Dashi and Marauder are beautiful but it looks to big. How will it fit in to a hex base

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #108 on: 13 June 2019, 21:40:40 »
The Dashi and Marauder are beautiful but it looks to big. How will it fit in to a hex base

Size of images may be imprecise. Relative size of mechs will be correct (like box set was).  We had this discussion earlier about the summoner.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #109 on: 13 June 2019, 21:44:10 »
the 3D renders that anthony's been sharing on patreon are done with hex bases. they fit similarly to current scale (eg barely  ;D)

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #110 on: 13 June 2019, 21:44:22 »
mad and archers just after a finished putting all of those Robotech minis together.  oh well open up early bird so I can give me you my money.   :thumbsup:

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #111 on: 13 June 2019, 21:58:09 »
That Dire Wolf is enormous.  And very pretty.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #112 on: 13 June 2019, 22:07:07 »
Any chance of more light clan mechs? or bits for alternate configurations? alternate configurations being in there instead of primes? Elementals/Novas?

And yeah, I'm into this hard. Ice Ferret B, please

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Two I hope you have a option for FLAGS to be able to buy in.  Seems like a good way to make sure stores that want product gets product
seconded. I know a FLGS who is likely to drop battletech if there isn't.

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #113 on: 13 June 2019, 22:14:14 »
Given the level of excitement over the last two boxsets, I can't imagine that Catalyst won't be releasing this for general sale if they have any say in the matter at all.

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #114 on: 13 June 2019, 22:43:12 »
Glad to see Catalyst using Kickstarter for this. I like the way kickstarter lets hou weigh the options and price points and pledge the amount that balances what you can afford with what you want. Ill I'll definitely  be checking it out to see wjefe the scales tip.

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #115 on: 13 June 2019, 22:58:19 »
Given the level of excitement over the last two boxsets, I can't imagine that Catalyst won't be releasing this for general sale if they have any say in the matter at all.
Kickstarter orders exceed planed run size is the only one I can think off

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #116 on: 13 June 2019, 23:10:19 »
CGL should also make the Mechs from the Beginners Box Set and the AGoAC Box Set available as an add-ons in this Kickstarter...I've already got 2 x sets of each, but I'd buy another two sets as add-ons in this Kickstarter...I'm sure others would do similar and any new comers to the game by way of the Kickstarter, to get mini's, will have more minis to buy...

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #117 on: 13 June 2019, 23:12:11 »
Looking forward to it. Hopefully i can afford it.  xp
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #118 on: 13 June 2019, 23:42:02 »
Yep, announcements like this are why that Fry meme exists:

Shut up and take my money!

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #119 on: 14 June 2019, 00:20:22 »
What's the 5th mech in the Clan Command Star box?

I recognize the Dire Wolf, Stormcrow, Shadow Cat, and Summoner.  Just not the 5th one.