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Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« on: 06 August 2019, 00:32:14 »
Core Star
Executioner - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,45462.0.html
Timber Wolf - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,21937.0.html
Nova - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,40277.0.html
Adder - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,48627.0.html
Grendel - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,45861.0.html
2 x Elementals - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,11469.0.html
How to use Battle Armor - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,11229.0.html
How to kill Battle Armor - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,14235.0.html

Command Star
Dire Wolf - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=17033.0
Storm Crow - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,45387.0.html
Shadow Cat - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,24139.0.html
Myst Lynx - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,10482.0.html
Summoner - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=23192.0

Heavy Strike Star
Gargoyle - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,5685.0.html
Mad Dog - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,4088.0.html
Hellbringer - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=32257.0
Viper - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,56797.0.html
Ice Ferret - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,45565.0.html

Fire Star
Fire Moth - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,40735.0.html
Kit Fox - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,10690.0.html
Nova Cat - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,23591.0.html
WarHawk - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,35951.0.html
Cougar - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=8587.0

Support Star
Night Gyr - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,26539.0.html
Arctic Cheetah - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,51551.0.html
Linebacker - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,5571.0.html
Battle Cobra - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,56417.0.html
Black Lanner - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,48085.0.html

Heavy Battle Star
Turkina - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=7312.0
Kingfisher - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,47424.0.html
Crossbow - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,58906.0.html
Ebon Jaguar - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=44815.0
Huntsman - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,23393.0.html

Support Star
Behemoth - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,45859.0.html
Supernova - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=52505.0
Marauder IIC -  https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=41431.0
Warhammer IIC - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,50397.0.html
Hunchback IIC - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,14284.0.html

Light Fire Star
Piranna – https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=62150.0
Hellhound - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,50504.0.html
Incubus - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,13772.0.html
Goshawk - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,50504.0.html
Horned Owl - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,22995.0.html

Clan Ad-Hoc Star
Kokiak - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,56032.0.html
Hellion - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,47048.0.html
Fire Falcon - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,45814.0.html
Pack Hunter - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,42958.0.html
Howler – No article. Nice light mech with decent stats for its (low)BPV. The II has a heavier kick.



Inner Sphere Lances - Those chosen as level rewards contain random "salvage boxes." Those chosen as add-ons and at eventual retail do not.

Command Lance
Marauder - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=41141.msg949853#msg949853
Archer - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,389.0.html
Stinger - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,26082.0.html
Valkyrie - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,51655.0.html

Battle Lance
Warhammer - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,41980.0.html
Rifleman - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,43661.0.html
Phoenix Hawk - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,40216.0.html
Wasp - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,26253.0.html

Direct Fire Lance
Atlas - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,38185.0.html
Orion - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,24468.0.html
Crusader - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,51997.0.html
Marauder II - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,42684.0.html

Heavy Lance
Banshee 3S - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,47576.0.html
Grasshopper - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,56998.0.html
Centurion - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,55037.0.html
Hatchetman - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,51596.0.html

Inner Sphere Striker Lance (4)   
Blackjack – https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66388.0
Panther - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,58282.0.html
Wolfhound - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,59302.0.html
Jenner – https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66389.0

Inner Sphere Fire Lance (4)   
Zeus - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,29539.0.html
Trebuchet – No article. Medium, lots of LRMs for the size, high-average speed for size, low on ammo and armor
Stalker - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,26648.0.html
Longbow - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=62302.0

Inner Sphere Heavy Battle Lance (4)   
Cataphract - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,53731.0.html
Bushwacker - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,9374.0.html
Axman - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,51712.0.html
Nightstar - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=61490.0

Inner Sphere Urban Lance (4)   
Raven - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,48028.0.html
Enforcer - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,43533.0.html
Hunchback - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,14284.0.html
Victor - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,59245.0.html

Inner Sphere Support Lance (4)   
Dragon - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,28606.0.html
Thug - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,51154.0.html
Cyclops - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,20560.0.html
Spider - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,8039.0.html

ComStar Command Level II (6)   
Mercury – https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=13477.msg315916#msg315916
Sentinel - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,29914.0.html
Exterminator - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,61017.0.html
Black Knight - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,50231.0.html
Highlander - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,6111.0.html
King Crab - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,374.0.html

Comstar Level II   
Mongoose – No article. Light scout / scout hunter.
Crab – https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=63503.msg1459849#msg1459849
Lancelot - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,60674.0.html
Guillotine – No article. Plays really close the Grashopper; better weapons, worse placement
Flashman - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,42957.0.html
Crockett - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,34188.0.html

Urbanmech - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,45050.0.html

Mechs of the Beginner Box

Wolverine - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,53536.0.html
Griffin - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,37144.0.html

Mechs of A Game Of Armored Combat box

Locust - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,36791.0.html
Commando - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,57879.0.html
Wolverine - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,53536.0.html
Shadow Hawk - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,575.0.html
Catapult - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,444.0.html
Thunderbolt - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,25483.0.html
Awesome - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,61763.0.html
Battlemaster - https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,23763.0.html
« Last Edit: 13 August 2019, 21:33:48 by Greatclub »

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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #1 on: 06 August 2019, 08:27:13 »
The Mercury has an article, it is just missing from the list:
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=13477.msg315916#msg315916

The Mercury II has article as well though it does not relate to the KS. https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=3266.msg74411#msg74411

EDIT Looks like the Crab has an article as well, again missing from the main index:
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=63503.msg1459849#msg1459849

Found these with search (topic only, fan article section only)
IS standard and pulse lasers: red; IS ER and X-pulses: blue; Re-engineered lasers: orange; Clan ER, pulse, and ER pulse lasers: green; Clan heavy lasers: yellow; PPCs: skyblue; PPCs w/capacitor: purplish-blue.

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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #2 on: 06 August 2019, 10:21:50 »
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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #3 on: 06 August 2019, 10:39:16 »
There's really no Blackjack article?

Huh. That's not good. In the interests of the Kickstarter, I'll get one brewed up this week then.
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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #4 on: 06 August 2019, 10:57:27 »
There's really no Blackjack article?

Huh. That's not good. In the interests of the Kickstarter, I'll get one brewed up this week then.

I'll do one for the Guillotine too.
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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #5 on: 06 August 2019, 11:15:25 »
Good idea for a resource. I'll poop out the Jenner.
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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #6 on: 06 August 2019, 11:44:51 »
I'd consider the Trebuchet but i've vague recollection someone had a longterm interest in it? Jymset?
EDIT Jymset indeed. Also has reserved the Blackjack long ago. Maybe someone can poke him about either one.

(Anyway, i gotta make Ti Ts'ang first, and try to get back to improving my old articles, all this while dealing with painting minis and other stuff...)

« Last Edit: 06 August 2019, 11:46:35 by Empyrus »
IS standard and pulse lasers: red; IS ER and X-pulses: blue; Re-engineered lasers: orange; Clan ER, pulse, and ER pulse lasers: green; Clan heavy lasers: yellow; PPCs: skyblue; PPCs w/capacitor: purplish-blue.

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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #7 on: 06 August 2019, 21:03:03 »
Yay, I got an article pinned, that means I'm Important!!!    ;)

And updated with the stuff people found and produced today.

Speaking of which - Jadehellbringer, did you seriously pound out the blackjack article in an hour and a half?

Edit - I can't update the list I put in KS thread #2, as the thread is locked. Mods, feel free to do it if you want.
edit2 - added the BB & AGOAC to the bottom.
« Last Edit: 07 August 2019, 00:15:29 by Greatclub »

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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #8 on: 08 August 2019, 09:18:04 »

Speaking of which - Jadehellbringer, did you seriously pound out the blackjack article in an hour and a half?


I prefer to take a week or so and test out each version in several Megamek tests, get a really good feel for each one, and then type up the thoughts on each one as I go, assembling it all together at the end in a (poor) mashup of an article. But in the case of the Blackjack, I've been doing this for so long that there's not much need- whether on my side of the field or as a target, I know Blackjacks very, VERY well. There's variants I haven't tried (BJ-4 for example, or that ludicrous prototype with the flamers), but the ones you'll likely see on battlefields rather than the oddballs, those are no stranger to this old salt. So... open a Coke, open a couple of TROs and record sheet PDFs, let three decades of memories loose, and start typing. That it took 90 minutes honestly was more trying to shave down portions.

(For comparison, testing the Scapha hovertank for an old VotW? That was two weeks or so of working on testing each variant at least a couple of times, and the article STILL sucked. Screw that tank.)
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But the warrior knows the true meaning of his life."
+Larry and his Flask, 'Blood Drunk'+

"You know, basically war is just, like, a bunch of people playing pranks on each other, but at the end they all die."

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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #9 on: 11 August 2019, 00:12:16 »
added ad-hoc star

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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #10 on: 11 August 2019, 17:20:59 »
OOOOOhhhhh.

I like this list.

Happily starts totaling up which units I will pick.


I must say, while there is nothing there that is "all new" to my collection, the fact that I can find units where I only own 1/2 of them, &/or only have 1-2 copies of the half I own is VERY nice for me.  :)
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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #11 on: 13 August 2019, 21:36:21 »
Added Urbie.

*Facepalm* Seriously? Urbanmech?

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« Reply #12 on: 14 August 2019, 08:50:19 »
Added Urbie.

*Facepalm* Seriously? Urbanmech?

A well-used Urbanmech can be a pretty sobering opponent. It just requires thinking of it less as a Battlemech, and more as a self-propelled gun turret. You can't engage in running battles, but you can move a hefty autocannon around town to key locations on the cheap as a defensive measure. It's essentially a Hetzer on stilts- and as long as you use it as-such, a couple of Urbanmechs can make life hell on their opponent.

Yes, it has the cult following due to its speed and its looks (I admit to being a member of the Urbie Fan Club), but as an opponent it can be a terror- it just requires the right mindset... and a remarkably small hit to the wallet, of course.
"There's a difference between the soldier and his fight,
But the warrior knows the true meaning of his life."
+Larry and his Flask, 'Blood Drunk'+

"You know, basically war is just, like, a bunch of people playing pranks on each other, but at the end they all die."

+Crow T. Robot+

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« Reply #13 on: 14 August 2019, 16:03:11 »
My days of not taking Urbies seriously ended years ago, when a Griffin of mine had to choose between turning its back on an Urbanmech, or something far larger. Centurion, T-bolt, I forget exactly what.

One cored Griffin later, my days of forgetting that AC/20 Urbies are a thing had also come to an end...
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Re: Mechs of the Kickstarter Directory
« Reply #14 on: 14 August 2019, 16:37:39 »
It's just the meme - mightly urbie, the little mech who could. It gets taken too far.

They aren't harmless, but it's still silly the love they get. I'd rather a kurita-mod samurai Charger. Or an entirely new 3025 mech with 3050 variant. Or something other than "Kawaii".

 

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