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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #120 on: 14 November 2013, 17:16:45 »
WizKids never made one, but that doesn't mean one never got made ...

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #121 on: 05 January 2014, 19:59:16 »
Reseen 'Classic' Marauder...

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #122 on: 08 January 2014, 04:45:35 »
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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #123 on: 09 January 2014, 14:26:29 »
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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #124 on: 05 February 2014, 03:20:15 »
Timberwolf as a common heavy and not some LE that is extremely difficult or pricey to get
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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #125 on: 07 May 2014, 21:05:35 »
once Age of Destruction came out I would have loved to see a Jagermech (III) I loved the idea of a Heavy mech, built very cheaply that possessed extreme ballistic range and multiple targets but not a lot of damage.  the key was that it would have access to all of the heavy mech gear cards, which were pretty sweet.
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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #126 on: 10 May 2014, 09:12:13 »
So, what you are looking for looks something like this: 

BF069 Mad Cat Mk IV 234 pts. (Mercenary)
with
VG-G-153 PPC Capacitor (Heavy 32 pts.)
or maybe
AOD-G-032 Armor Piercing (Heavy 44 pts.)
though, with a 10" range and three targets, I'd prefer this.
WS-G-170 Anti-Personnel (Heavy 34 pts.)

The energy weapon has a 14" range with two targets, so it is respectable.  But you still need your favorite pilot, Improved Targeting SE, and a faction Pride that can enhance range values.

The good news is, it is listed as non-unique, so you can use as many as you have.  The bad news is, it came as Prize Support near the last of what Wizkids offered for organized events.  That can make them rare and hard to find.

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #127 on: 10 May 2014, 09:41:09 »
So, what you are looking for looks something like this: 

BF069 Mad Cat Mk IV 234 pts. (Mercenary)

The good news is, it is listed as non-unique, so you can use as many as you have.  The bad news is, it came as Prize Support near the last of what Wizkids offered for organized events.  That can make them rare and hard to find.

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I've seen a number of these show up on everyone's favorite auction site over the past few months ... for a long time (the past two years or so), those I noticed ran in the $15.00 range, but I picked up one for about $5 or $6 last Fall. It just requires either timing or an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Those last few prize 'mechs were trippy little units, with the flip-flopping equipment ...

As far as units I would have liked to have seen made ... probably a few more of the classics, like the Awesome, Archer (so close!), Dragon, Stalker. Out of the later models, the Fafnir.

Are there any actual pictures of the prototype Archer out there? I tried searching but failed to find anything substantial on it or "Outlaws."

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #128 on: 03 June 2014, 03:25:06 »
I'll see what I can dig up.
Someone sent me a picture a few years ago.  Kelly appeared at a MW touney with a model of the Archer in hand but no dial.
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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #129 on: 04 June 2014, 10:16:59 »
I'll see what I can dig up.
Someone sent me a picture a few years ago.  Kelly appeared at a MW touney with a model of the Archer in hand but no dial.
She allowed it photographed

Thanks, that would be very interesting to see what almost was.

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #130 on: 08 July 2014, 12:20:52 »
The unseen, though Robotech Tactics will fill in many of the gaps. Actually, I am starting to strip all my clix for use in N-scale Battletech, and I realized the one thing that MWDA never actually handled... Aerospace and conventional fighters. So, I am starting to sculpt and cast a few for my own.

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #131 on: 08 July 2014, 17:04:17 »
The unseen, though Robotech Tactics will fill in many of the gaps. Actually, I am starting to strip all my clix for use in N-scale Battletech, and I realized the one thing that MWDA never actually handled... Aerospace and conventional fighters. So, I am starting to sculpt and cast a few for my own.

I think WizKids never included Aeros because they didn't know how to handle them.  These would be units that always had to move, would move great distances (speed > 25), and would have to be allowed to leave the battlefield area.  Personally I'd treat them as a combination of Artillery and VTOL.  Place all Aeros on the edge of the battlefield.  When you give the unit an order, place an artillery token on the filed.  At the start of the next turn the Aero moves it's full speed through the token and can take a single attack to any unit within range of the Aero at the token location.  If the Aero can't exit the battlefield in a straight line after this attack, it is open to attack by other ground units.  At the start of each turn, until the Aero has left the Battlefield, the Aero moves it's full speed in a straight line.  Aeros are always considered cruising.

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #132 on: 08 July 2014, 23:53:53 »
@tbrminsanity, that was positively insightful. If I was dedicated to sticking with the clix version, that would make a reasonable option. Even with the bases removed, I can still get away with playing the clix version, as I have kept the bases... they are a little more compact if chunkier than a record sheet. Nice Job.

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #133 on: 12 July 2014, 01:34:33 »
I think WizKids never included Aeros because they didn't know how to handle them.  These would be units that always had to move, would move great distances (speed > 25), and would have to be allowed to leave the battlefield area.  Personally I'd treat them as a combination of Artillery and VTOL.  Place all Aeros on the edge of the battlefield.  When you give the unit an order, place an artillery token on the filed.  At the start of the next turn the Aero moves it's full speed through the token and can take a single attack to any unit within range of the Aero at the token location.  If the Aero can't exit the battlefield in a straight line after this attack, it is open to attack by other ground units.  At the start of each turn, until the Aero has left the Battlefield, the Aero moves it's full speed in a straight line.  Aeros are always considered cruising.

I'm pretty much on the same page, but I'd go a step further and not even make them actual miniatures. Although I have a feeling WizKids would've tried, because everyone likes miniatures. I actually just posted a thread with aerospace rules that I've been working on, if you're interested.

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #134 on: 12 July 2014, 22:00:39 »
I'm pretty much on the same page, but I'd go a step further and not even make them actual miniatures. Although I have a feeling WizKids would've tried, because everyone likes miniatures. I actually just posted a thread with aerospace rules that I've been working on, if you're interested.

Were you thinking something like an environmental card for each type of Aerospace or Conventional unit?  Sniper's Steppe comes to mind.  ( http://www.warrenborn.com/Unit.php?ID=AN-PC-019 )

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #135 on: 13 July 2014, 10:04:26 »
ASFs would take a page from the constructable card games and be cards. They would be broken into two styles: bombers and strafers. They would never really be physical units and would simply be limited use cards.

Bombers would use something similar to the artillery marker tokens but the number of tokens you have are all that you get for the game.

Strafing would be a matter of placing two tokens that are X inches apart. X can very from unit to unit. Anything with Y inches of that line takes damage the next turn. Again limited use.

Units could fire back but only if they are within damage range. Make it high defense but fragile. Maybe roll a D6 for each point of damage with 4-6. Being a failed lawn dart check and eliminated for the game. AA would allow units to target outside the strike range (keep the same double the distance (not of the AA unit but of the bomb or straf width).

Powerful items but something that doesn't count for VC2 at the end of the game since they aren't actually on the field.

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #136 on: 13 July 2014, 10:14:03 »
ASFs would take a page from the constructable card games and be cards. They would be broken into two styles: bombers and strafers. They would never really be physical units and would simply be limited use cards.

Bombers would use something similar to the artillery marker tokens but the number of tokens you have are all that you get for the game.

Strafing would be a matter of placing two tokens that are X inches apart. X can very from unit to unit. Anything with Y inches of that line takes damage the next turn. Again limited use.

Units could fire back but only if they are within damage range. Make it high defense but fragile. Maybe roll a D6 for each point of damage with 4-6. Being a failed lawn dart check and eliminated for the game. AA would allow units to target outside the strike range (keep the same double the distance (not of the AA unit but of the bomb or straf width).

Powerful items but something that doesn't count for VC2 at the end of the game since they aren't actually on the field.

Great minds think…similarly? :) It's nice to see more affirmation on the approach that I prefer.

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #137 on: 14 July 2014, 13:57:36 »
It's too bad you couldn't find some way to put units in play though.  Even if it was to designate which units can do bombing/strafing attacks.  As it was pointed out above, players like tactile units when ever possible.

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Re: What Mech would you have liked WK to have made??
« Reply #138 on: 03 December 2014, 21:11:43 »
Pardon the threadomancy, but I was thinking about MW AOD recently.

given the preponderance of Heavy gear cards, I would have loved to have seen good cheap heavies like the Jagermech to take advantage of them.  you know, stupid range good accuracy but low damage easy to hit and not very survivable.

I also wish the Wolfhound made more then just the one appearance, a Jenner to compliment the Panther.
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