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niall78

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Second Succession War
« on: 01 June 2020, 11:28:29 »
Does anyone have a clue whether the Second succession War source book will get a hard copy reprint?

And if so is there any time-line on this?

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #1 on: 01 June 2020, 11:33:39 »
Does anyone have a clue whether the Second succession War source book will get a hard copy reprint?

And if so is there any time-line on this?

It's currently available in Print on Demand from DriveThru RPG.
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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #3 on: 01 June 2020, 11:35:45 »
Thanks very much Lorcan.

Lent out my old one and never got it back. Want to get it again because the hole in my collection is annoying me.

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #4 on: 01 June 2020, 11:42:55 »
Get collateral next time. Like a first born child!

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #5 on: 01 June 2020, 11:43:25 »
Thanks very much Lorcan.

Lent out my old one and never got it back. Want to get it again because the hole in my collection is annoying me.

Thanks Marauder!

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #6 on: 01 June 2020, 11:44:26 »
Thanks Marauder!

Broke the golden rule of never lending Battletech books and got burnt (again).  :D

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #7 on: 01 June 2020, 11:51:59 »
Just do what I did and move to the middle of no where so you have no BT players to associate with in person.

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #8 on: 01 June 2020, 13:14:06 »
Does anyone have a clue whether the Second succession War source book will get a hard copy reprint?

And if so is there any time-line on this?

Ordered First and Second Succession Wars via PoD and got them both quickly.  Fantastic books and 100% sitting down and reading through on your designated couch or comfy chair.

Now that I've read them both, it makes me wish for a Third Succession War source book that I know isn't forthcoming. The first two were that good.


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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #9 on: 01 June 2020, 13:20:32 »
Broke the golden rule of never lending Battletech books and got burnt (again).  :D

Little-known fact: Shakespeare lost his copy of TRO 3025 after lending it out -- that's why he had Polonius caution Laertes "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" in Hamlet.

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #10 on: 01 June 2020, 13:23:42 »
so THAT'S what was rotten in the state of Denmark

currently here are the sourcebooks available for PoD

Chaos Campaign: Succession Wars
First Succession War
House Arano
Second Succession War
Wars of Reaving

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #11 on: 01 June 2020, 13:30:33 »

Now that I've read them both, it makes me wish for a Third Succession War source book that I know isn't forthcoming. The first two were that good.



Scope is a big issue to do a book of the Third War. The First War lasted 25 years, the Second 34, and both were full of massive multi-regimental actions, fleet combat, huge destruction and decisive changes to the map. By comparison the Third War was 119 years, and while there were  major actions they were few and far between.  And some of them, like the Marik Civil War have already gotten writeups relatively recently. 

I definitely wouldn't complain if a book going through the major campaigns came out - I'd love to get a writeup of Halstead Station and updated ones for Galtor, solid details on the Grey Death Legion's exploits and various Wolf's Dragoons actions such as New Aragon and their assault on Hesperus. But it's going to be a tricky thing to balance the boring years with the interesting ones.
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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #12 on: 01 June 2020, 13:45:02 »
I realize the small unit actions make Third Succession War a less interesting read, and then again--LOTS of planets changed hands in the Third War.  Hearing about how a company or battalion of some unit took a planet is just as exciting as hearing how 4 RCTs and two warships took a system.  As for the war itself, yes, it was very long.  Not sure how they would do that.  I feel like my knowledge of what happened between 2900-3000 is sketchy at best, but the maps really shifted, and some empires (House Davion, for example) really seemed to reach their zenith in the 3020s.  (yes, I'm globbing the third and fourth war together, but the Fourth War is so darn short how can you not....)

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #13 on: 01 June 2020, 14:00:46 »
The third war definitely lends itself to a brush wars style coverage that highlights the big flareups. I don’t think it’s coincidental that the 30th century is one of the most product-empty space in the canon

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« Reply #14 on: 01 June 2020, 15:53:48 »
The third war definitely lends itself to a brush wars style coverage that highlights the big flareups. I don’t think it’s coincidental that the 30th century is one of the most product-empty space in the canon

My thoughts exactly.  A series of Spotlight on.../Touring the Stars style publications, culminating with a collected edition that adds some bridging for the slow parts in between, might be able to fly.
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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #15 on: 01 June 2020, 16:57:32 »
Third War would be an auto buy from me.

I don't buy the 'quiet' argument to be honest. I just view most of the era as 'undocumented'.

How many multi-regimental assaults like Stein's Folly haven't been documented? We know the map changed quite a lot. These assaults and invasions were taking place.

The Star League Era used to be the universes black hole. Now the Third War has that honour.

Book ordered by the way.  :thumbsup:


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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #16 on: 01 June 2020, 21:22:56 »
Scope is a big issue to do a book of the Third War. The First War lasted 25 years, the Second 34, and both were full of massive multi-regimental actions, fleet combat, huge destruction and decisive changes to the map. By comparison the Third War was 119 years, and while there were  major actions they were few and far between.  And some of them, like the Marik Civil War have already gotten writeups relatively recently. 

I definitely wouldn't complain if a book going through the major campaigns came out - I'd love to get a writeup of Halstead Station and updated ones for Galtor, solid details on the Grey Death Legion's exploits and various Wolf's Dragoons actions such as New Aragon and their assault on Hesperus. But it's going to be a tricky thing to balance the boring years with the interesting ones.

if this does happen, please add lots of scenario and campaign stuff.

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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #17 on: 01 June 2020, 22:08:21 »
Lent out my old one and never got it back. Want to get it again because the hole in my collection is annoying me.
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Re: Second Succession War
« Reply #18 on: 01 June 2020, 22:25:03 »
Then CUT OUT one of the 2 record sheets in the back of the book to make his character.   ::)   :o

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