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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #90 on: 31 July 2020, 02:21:22 »
Is there any source for the colours the Kaumberg Planetary Guards are flying?

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« Reply #91 on: 31 July 2020, 02:25:08 »
Meh. It has been Friday here for 16 hours.

Greeting from the astounding future! We have cookies.

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« Reply #92 on: 31 July 2020, 02:33:13 »
Camo Specs just posted a small diorama on Facebook that looks amazing!  :thumbsup:
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This was amazing and it was even better that they got Tex to do the voice over for the vid.

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Folks should get him to do more VA work for Battletech!

Although when the "Pay your bills..." Came up at the end. I couldn't help but think of Mackie the Comstar Clown.

https://youtu.be/ZQVrAdhCfc4?t=7714

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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #93 on: 31 July 2020, 02:36:01 »
I would rather have reasonable narrative deaths than just tossing two survivors off the boat.  The MWDA faction leader I would rather kick off is Daoshen . . . he is well past his expiration date for a House Lord.

Sorry. Dao Shen is not an original MW:DA faction leader.

As far as Tessa vs. Tara, look at it this way. Anastasia goes off and fights against Tara, someone she has never beaten before. Tara goes off and fights the person who has always been trying to wreck up her republic. They kill each other at the climax of the battle and then free us for what comes next. The long promised new characters and a new path.

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« Reply #94 on: 31 July 2020, 02:38:55 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO1TScQwu6g :D 

Also are you sure those cookies are not spiders? (assuming you're in Oz)

Technically Australia doesn't have cookies for linguistic reasons.



Honestly I am waiting for a Kiwi to jump in and claim being further in the future 

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« Reply #95 on: 31 July 2020, 04:13:38 »
This is indeed the product you're thinking of.
YAY!   :D

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« Reply #96 on: 31 July 2020, 04:37:29 »
That diorama is great.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #97 on: 31 July 2020, 09:50:06 »
Sorry. Dao Shen is not an original MW:DA faction leader.

As far as Tessa vs. Tara, look at it this way. Anastasia goes off and fights against Tara, someone she has never beaten before. Tara goes off and fights the person who has always been trying to wreck up her republic. They kill each other at the climax of the battle and then free us for what comes next. The long promised new characters and a new path.

Never said Liao was in the original release- I played, I know it was an expansion- but he was a original Dark Age faction leader, while the Cappies were not on the table they were mentioned in fluff and so was he . . . we talk about change over, and Daoshen is the rare bird.  Going with the added mini-factions . . . Jasek Kelswa-Steiner also died, Evan Ward of the Kell Hounds, the ELH, not sure what happened to the Ronin or 21st, which leaves the Roughriders about the only ones still standing.  Every other House has replaced their leader by 3150- Trillian with the Lyrans, Yori with the Dracs, Julian (3rd btw) with the FedSuns, Nikol with the League (sort of 3rd- 1st was vacant chair, 2nd was Jessica), and the Republic (could technically be 3rd).  Among the Clans half have changed leadership- Wolves (Seth Ward), Falcons (Jana Pryde), Cats (Nostra), Warden Wolves (Patrik Fetladral) while the Bears, Horses, Ravens and Sharks have kept their leaders.

Both Tara and Anastasia killing each other off is lazy- and unlikely.  For one thing, I would be interested in a story of Clan-hating Tara Campbell leading her surviving Highlanders off Northwind that is under the control of the ilClan to return to the mercenary trade . . . but pushed out to the periphery.  Though if Malvina survives and controls . . . well, what the Steel Wolves did to Northwind will be nothing compared to what Malvina will lead her Falcons to visit upon that world- could be a good story.

The above also shows, unlike other eras, we have had a good amount of personnel churn during the 18 years of war since Grey Monday.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #98 on: 31 July 2020, 10:57:47 »
SO: Thermo Police is awesome as well, highly recommended.

Again thanks to the writers you did a great job with this one

Thank you! Those are great reviews and I really appreciate the kind words.

(The Krieghund is new to this Spotlight On and probably pretty rare to find even way out on the planet Thazi!)

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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #99 on: 31 July 2020, 12:53:52 »
Is there any source for the colours the Kaumberg Planetary Guards are flying?

All those words I wrote on them and I didn't even consider the possibility that someone would want their colors! I am SO washed up!

Well, given the planetary colors are the black, red, and gold of the modern German flag, and the disparate components of the KPG's total force as a conglomeration of multiple minor noble house guards plus a "people's army" core, I'd go with...

CSO Folks, please take note: This is about as canonical as it gets.

Parade Colors & insignia: Forest Green, with the shoulders and upper arms (forward fenders of vehicles, forward fuselage of fighters, and forward flanks of naval vessels) painted in bands of black, red, and gold (top to bottom on 'Mech arms; back to front on vehicles, fighters, and naval vessels; slant the bands slightly forward on the top for naval vessels for something of a "patriotic dazzle" effect).

The white Kaumberger dove (also seen on the planetary flag) appears on the front left torso of KPG 'Mechs, the left side of vehicle turrets (if none, use the aft left hull), the left wing of fighters (top and bottom), and the top fore-deck and port-side command tower (or forward-most non-turret superstructure) of naval vessels (capital ships also fly the Kaumberg flag on the bow mast). The Steiner crest appears at equal size and height on the unit's opposing (right) forward torso, turret/hull, wing, superstructure. Naval vessels also fly the Lyran Commonwealth's banner from the main mast.

Finally, baronial crests appear on the front of the left leg (left foreleg for quads) of KPG 'Mechs, the forward hull of vehicles, the tails of fighters, and as a banner on the aft mast of naval vessels. If the unit is not part of a baronial house, the crest is replaced by the Kaumberg flag. (If the unit is one of the surplus machines loaned to another barony under the terms of the latest defense act, the crest shown is that of the barony operating said unit, set against a disc in the primary colors of the barony that actually owns it.)

Of course, now I'd have to work out what the 18 baronial crests are in 3130. I may have notes somewhere for the Dekkerson, Hasseldorf, and LeSat insignia at least, but it would take me a while to find them.

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« Reply #100 on: 31 July 2020, 13:00:00 »
interesting.
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« Reply #101 on: 31 July 2020, 13:03:51 »
Can you folks hear how hard I'm hammering on the F5 button on my keyboard?

Lots of good stuff in the hopper for today!   :D :D :D

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« Reply #102 on: 31 July 2020, 13:05:49 »
Can you folks hear how hard I'm hammering on the F5 button on my keyboard?

Lots of good stuff in the hopper for today!   :D :D :D

We have a problem I know but if you will excuse me I have to go back to hitting F5

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« Reply #103 on: 31 July 2020, 13:39:31 »
Hmm... Not the easiest scheme out there, but not the hardest either, and definitely distinctive. Also, you have my eternal gratitude for saying gold instead of yellow. :thumbsup:
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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #104 on: 31 July 2020, 13:48:25 »
Hmm... Not the easiest scheme out there, but not the hardest either, and definitely distinctive. Also, you have my eternal gratitude for saying gold instead of yellow. :thumbsup:

You kidding? It's way simpler than the Davion Heavy Guards! Mostly green, with black, red, and gold shoulder-to-elbow colors, then insignia. Done!

I could have done another fade, y'know!

Oh, and before you ask, you ol' spacer, these colors don't apply to spacecraft. The KPG doesn't get fancy with those, leaving the ships in plain mono-chromatic green or grays, with only the Kaumberg flag stamped on a couple bay doors.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #105 on: 31 July 2020, 14:02:10 »
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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #106 on: 31 July 2020, 14:05:14 »
AH!  I am going to end up with a larger collection of shirts!

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« Reply #107 on: 31 July 2020, 14:06:47 »
A Wasp that can keep up with its old friend the Locust . . . and a Wasp C, lol.
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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #108 on: 31 July 2020, 14:10:42 »
There goes my money

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« Reply #109 on: 31 July 2020, 14:11:22 »
Everyone, watch the video.  The best part is at the end. :thumbsup:

Ok, that was very, very good! "trumped up telecom company on the warpath" ftw!
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« Reply #110 on: 31 July 2020, 14:11:30 »
Love the new shirts!
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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #111 on: 31 July 2020, 14:12:18 »
Already ordered both Golden Century books and the Rec Guide.  I'll have to think on the t-shirts.  Very tempting.

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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #112 on: 31 July 2020, 14:15:16 »
Already ordered both Golden Century books and the Rec Guide.  I'll have to think on the t-shirts.  Very tempting
if I have my way we’ll get a 12thVR shirt yet!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Upcoming Releases XVII: Licensed to IlClan
« Reply #113 on: 31 July 2020, 14:15:44 »
Nice, a new Steiner shirt.  I've got the old one and was disappointed that the commando is way down at the bottom instead of up by the shoulders.
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« Reply #114 on: 31 July 2020, 14:15:52 »
I've noticed that many entries in TRO: Golden Century reuse old art. Will the same occur in TRO: Irregulars or that e-pub will contain only new art?

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« Reply #115 on: 31 July 2020, 14:16:58 »
I've noticed that many entries in TRO: Golden Century reuse old art. Will the same occur in TRO: Irregulars or that e-pub will contain only new art?
the same goes for Irregulars.
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« Reply #116 on: 31 July 2020, 14:17:34 »
Already ordered both Golden Century books and the Rec Guide.  I'll have to think on the t-shirts.  Very tempting.

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Same. But these factionalized items always drive me crazy. I really try not to play favorites among the factions, so...which do I choose??
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« Reply #117 on: 31 July 2020, 14:18:02 »
the same goes for Irregulars.
thanks for your quick answer :)

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« Reply #118 on: 31 July 2020, 14:33:57 »
Same. But these factionalized items always drive me crazy. I really try not to play favorites among the factions, so...which do I choose??
For me, if I had to choose it would be down to the Davion and Steiner, due to the mechs on them and those were the two factions that I ended up playing the most in back in the old BT MUX days. 

if I have my way we’ll get a 12thVR shirt yet!  :thumbsup:
That one I would buy, since it was the first faction I was in back in the day on BT3065 site and my first real introduction to playing the game.

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« Reply #119 on: 31 July 2020, 14:45:13 »
I have to commend the authors and powers that be, for TRO:Golden Century. I had been very worried that the book would be a treasure trove of units that would be forever trapped in the past, but they have left the door open to using so many of these in modern play.

Between that, and the ilClan Recognition Guides stoking the fortunes of the Invasion Era Omnis, I am one happy clanner :D
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