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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #150 on: 14 June 2019, 12:23:52 »
Pics of a bunch of the new minis

Seems someone posted Anthony's Patreon Photos - Hope you save them as I've removed them.

Sorry Shimmeringsword/Anthony
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #151 on: 14 June 2019, 12:30:49 »
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #152 on: 14 June 2019, 12:34:00 »
MONEY. ALL. TAKE MINE. NOW.  :drool:

More verbosely and seriously, those are some beautiful scultps, including the Clan 'mechs, which I always thought looked mildly ridiculous in previous art. Instead, even those look like lean mean fighting machines. Seriously, do NOT let Anthony Scroggins go. He's doing for Battletech's visual design what Claremont and Byrne did for the X-Men.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #153 on: 14 June 2019, 12:41:17 »
Pretty sure there's 5 missing from the Clan image.  Warhawk is supposed to be included. 

Also, I can't identify the one in the middle row, far right.  Can someone help me out?

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #154 on: 14 June 2019, 12:43:34 »
The Grendel . .

Yeah, and we now have just 3 question marks remaining.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #155 on: 14 June 2019, 12:48:04 »
Pretty sure there's 5 missing from the Clan image.  Warhawk is supposed to be included. 

Also, I can't identify the one in the middle row, far right.  Can someone help me out?

I've heard off facebook it's supposed to be a Grendel?

http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/4247/grendel-mongrel-base
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #156 on: 14 June 2019, 12:50:18 »
I need a full colored TRO with images to match the minis

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« Reply #157 on: 14 June 2019, 12:54:31 »
The Grendel . .

Yeah, and we now have just 3 question marks remaining.

Oh, right!  I always forget the Grendel exists.  I always think, "what's that 45 ton Clan mech?  The Shadow Cat?  Yeah, that's probably it."

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #158 on: 14 June 2019, 13:49:59 »
Can someone send me the deleted pics?  :D
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #159 on: 14 June 2019, 13:51:06 »
Can someone send me the deleted pics?  :D

Nope :P
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #160 on: 14 June 2019, 14:15:34 »
Can someone send me the deleted pics?  :D

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #161 on: 14 June 2019, 14:16:30 »
Can someone send me the deleted pics?  :D

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #162 on: 14 June 2019, 15:32:06 »
https://bg.battletech.com/news/designers-notes-timber-wolf-mad-cat/

I think i prefer the original's less bulky looks, or MW4's looks. Still, very good.

I hope the OmniMechs end up looking like they interchangeable parts, you know, what makes them Omni.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #163 on: 14 June 2019, 15:40:36 »

The changes to the upper-arm of the Mad Cat are a lot more practical then the older art/minis.
I am really happy about that.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #164 on: 14 June 2019, 16:08:02 »
https://bg.battletech.com/news/designers-notes-timber-wolf-mad-cat/

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #165 on: 14 June 2019, 16:17:00 »
have they announced an actual list of what will be in the set and lance packs yet?

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #166 on: 14 June 2019, 16:17:54 »
Legs might be too much, or it could be angle . . . but I think that actually looks a lot like the MW3 art, both in game video and what was printed on the booklets.



No, but we had a accidental hint that gave us all but 3 of the Clan mechs.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #167 on: 14 June 2019, 16:24:12 »
have they announced an actual list of what will be in the set and lance packs yet?

No, that will apparently be withheld until the Kickstarter goes live next month.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #168 on: 14 June 2019, 17:47:48 »
Yup, this is the mindset I try to keep when participating in Kickstarters. One can’t help but be anxious however.
Amongst all the good news with other miniatures kickstarters...let's just remember the words "wave 2" and the monster kerfluffle that happened with that one.  Most kickstarters turn out great, some fail because of various reasons...so temper expectations and hopes.  There's always risk in such things, and not all of it is even the developer's fault - let's also remember the word "leviathans."

That said, here's hoping this kickstarter performs like the MST3K revival did!
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #169 on: 14 June 2019, 18:23:27 »
Or the Battletech PC game?

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #170 on: 14 June 2019, 18:28:51 »
I know this will sound weird, but I do hope this doesn't get too big.   I want to see it be very successful, but not to the point that it becomes too much of a beast of Catalyst to handle.  I still remember another mech game that kept on piling on the add ons and stretch goals like money was all they needed to make it happen. 

Fortunately, based on previous posts on the subject, it looks like Catalyst is making sure all its Madcats are in a row for this and I'm certainly looking forward to it.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #171 on: 14 June 2019, 18:33:25 »
Yeah you always wonder how things go after a project gets a pile of physical stretch goals (reminds me of that curse “may you get everything you want”)

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #172 on: 14 June 2019, 19:41:12 »
I kind of swore off kickstarter for a long time, but... I’m ready to be hurt again!

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #173 on: 14 June 2019, 19:41:33 »
Very Excited! The Clan mechs are cool but being able to get the Marauder, Archer, Warhammer, etc is even more exciting!!

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #174 on: 14 June 2019, 20:23:48 »
Something I’ve thought about:

I get the feeling this is going to big.  Which is a good thing.  But I’m cautious too: will CGL have all the support in place to manage something of this size, while maintaining the pipeline of existing box sets and other products?

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #175 on: 14 June 2019, 20:38:09 »
I'm putting money aside for this but I'm not sure if I'll commit until I see how CGL straightens out the problems with the Shadowrun Sprawl Ops fulfillment.
My concern is as much about the impact sorting will have on CGL as anything else, as I trust them to get me my stuff eventually.
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #176 on: 14 June 2019, 20:38:29 »
I am totally psyked for this, but please, please, please, have normal shipping option for international backers. 

Your online store has insane shipping costs for no good reasons.  I just checked again, and Map Pack: Grasslands, which can be shipped in an envelope, only has 2 options for shipping, USPS Priority Mail International  at 40$(!) and FedEx International Economy at 160$(!!! Sure glad it's the "economy" option!) 

As a comparison, I just shipped a 1.2kg boardgame in a box to the USA for 26$CAD(less than 20$ US).
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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #177 on: 14 June 2019, 21:11:22 »
I am totally psyked for this, but please, please, please, have normal shipping option for international backers. 

Your online store has insane shipping costs for no good reasons.  I just checked again, and Map Pack: Grasslands, which can be shipped in an envelope, only has 2 options for shipping, USPS Priority Mail International  at 40$(!) and FedEx International Economy at 160$(!!! Sure glad it's the "economy" option!) 

As a comparison, I just shipped a 1.2kg boardgame in a box to the USA for 26$CAD(less than 20$ US).

Exactly this. The cost of getting physical product to Australia from the CGL store has already stopped a few people I know from buying in to Battletech.

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #178 on: 14 June 2019, 21:32:48 »
Thanks for the preview of the Timber Wolf, it looks fantastic and I'm really looking forward to seeing it materialise before me in plastic :)

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Re: BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter Coming July 17!
« Reply #179 on: 14 June 2019, 21:34:02 »
I'm putting money aside for this but I'm not sure if I'll commit until I see how CGL straightens out the problems with the Shadowrun Sprawl Ops fulfillment.
My concern is as much about the impact sorting will have on CGL as anything else, as I trust them to get me my stuff eventually.
(Getting a BattleShop order 5 years after I forgot about it taught me patience ;D )

That is kind of the Elephant in the room.

 

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