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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #210 on: 04 April 2021, 15:59:09 »
Or you could get a MWDA infantry man, paint it flesh tones . . . . except for that little bit of red at the hips for the thong.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #211 on: 05 April 2021, 06:16:50 »
FYI, Steelwarriorstudios has got some pilots and techs in 6mm scale :

https://steelwarriorstudios.com/products/mech-pilots

https://steelwarriorstudios.com/products/tech-personnel-set

No experience with them myself, so I can't vouch for the crispness/level of detail...


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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #212 on: 06 April 2021, 09:10:29 »
Hey Speck, the White Raven is saying it can't be fan funded,  are you able to say why?  I was looking to throw money at it.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #213 on: 06 April 2021, 12:26:30 »
Hey Speck, the White Raven is saying it can't be fan funded,  are you able to say why?  I was looking to throw money at it.

Not right now, waiting to hear back with some more info. I am pretty sure we will not be able to proceed with it. When I have more info I will share it.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #214 on: 06 April 2021, 14:27:03 »
That sounds ominous.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #215 on: 06 April 2021, 14:45:16 »
I would be happy to " stimulus " this.

Mech scale Pilot, one sprinting with a " Helmet, flight suit with webbing, micro pack on back "  to denote ejection and/or Parachutist Infantry <-> Mechwarrior.

See in most of my games, we assume that each Infantry unit is either hex'd ( squad ) or on a single surface ( alone ).

And when one unit is damaged, we lie it down prone, just like mechs. If there is a Medic present, it gets revived to move, but not shoot, otherwise it is out of the game. ( This means, yes the Medic is treating and both can't shoot, only move. ) If the unit ( Squad base ) is down a large margin ( Morale check gone bad ), the whole group scatters ie: single pieces ( Routed ).

How much would a single Pilot ' strip " cost? ( Both to add complexity to Tabletop, and fluidity to the game. ) I mean, how many times have you've don a rescue for an important MW that ejected safely, but had no ' official ' representing piece?

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #216 on: 06 April 2021, 15:23:33 »
That sounds ominous.
I'd assume it gets done plastic first perhaps, or that this option is explored first at least. That Evans and Pardoe company probably.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #217 on: 06 April 2021, 15:32:19 »
I'd assume it gets done plastic first perhaps, or that this option is explored first at least. That Evans and Pardoe company probably.

That or the inevitable ilClan Kickstarter (my bet is end of this year/early next year).

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #218 on: 06 April 2021, 16:57:10 »
I'd assume it gets done plastic first perhaps, or that this option is explored first at least. That Evans and Pardoe company probably.

Dominator is already out in metal, so not sure that is a reason.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #219 on: 06 April 2021, 19:48:24 »
That or the inevitable ilClan Kickstarter (my bet is end of this year/early next year).

It was mentioned that it could be on list for future KS. I did not realize initially it was also a new art for the black Python.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #220 on: 07 April 2021, 00:29:34 »
That or the inevitable ilClan Kickstarter (my bet is end of this year/early next year).

Given that Leviathan Kickstarter didn't even start there won't be BT Kickstarter for quite a few years.
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« Reply #221 on: 07 April 2021, 02:37:41 »
Given that Leviathan Kickstarter didn't even start there won't be BT Kickstarter for quite a few years.

Oh yeah, I had forgotten that one was coming up at some point. Still, I wouldn't be surprised at another, smaller Battletech Kickstarter in the next 18 months.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #222 on: 07 April 2021, 09:30:26 »
Oh yeah, I had forgotten that one was coming up at some point. Still, I wouldn't be surprised at another, smaller Battletech Kickstarter in the next 18 months.

I would . . . expect them to go Leviathans next year if they do not this year- like BT & Shadowrun timed for Cons.  After Leviathans . . . I would expect them to return to Shadowrun, giving them 4 years? since the last KS.  Which means IF Leviathans goes off this year, I would expect another BT KS possibly in '23 though '24 is more likely.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #223 on: 07 April 2021, 10:06:33 »
I would . . . expect them to go Leviathans next year if they do not this year- like BT & Shadowrun timed for Cons.  After Leviathans . . . I would expect them to return to Shadowrun, giving them 4 years? since the last KS.  Which means IF Leviathans goes off this year, I would expect another BT KS possibly in '23 though '24 is more likely.

Fair, but there's something to be said for striking while the iron is hot. While I would certainly appreciate more Leviathans stuff (maybe a smaller box this time? please?), I can't see them waiting more than 18 months or so before tapping into that renewed Battletech magic. In any case, I think it would be foolish to not capitalize on the reception of the new sculpts. Maybe that's not Kickstarter, though, but it did prove effective.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #224 on: 07 April 2021, 10:19:59 »
No other period or set of releases is going to have the same draw as Clan Invasion- especially since the 'picked' lances went to old IS designs.  The topic has been discussed quite a bite, so no reason to clutter up a IWM release topic.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #225 on: 07 April 2021, 17:01:22 »
No other period or set of releases is going to have the same draw as Clan Invasion- especially since the 'picked' lances went to old IS designs.  The topic has been discussed quite a bite, so no reason to clutter up a IWM release topic.
Here's a recent thread for the next kickstarter if folks want to continue that conversation.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #226 on: 07 April 2021, 20:55:50 »
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This as been completed.

Also in the New release folder are the Warhammer and Mad Cat Museum Scale Mechs that were part of the Kickstarter.

BT-437B Regulator Arrow IV Turret is also available.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #227 on: 07 April 2021, 21:23:37 »
Any news on the Thunderbolt and Commando variants yet?

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #228 on: 07 April 2021, 21:45:09 »
Any news on the Thunderbolt and Commando variants yet?

No, they are still on the list but the Wolverine is next up.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #229 on: 07 April 2021, 23:16:13 »
Any news on the Thunderbolt and Commando variants yet?
No, they are still on the list but the Wolverine is next up.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #230 on: 07 April 2021, 23:17:56 »
Hey Speck, the White Raven is saying it can't be fan funded,  are you able to say why?  I was looking to throw money at it.

I wonder if they're already planning on making it?   ???  Granted, they'd Usually tell Speck if that was the case, but who knows?   :-\
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #231 on: 08 April 2021, 01:24:49 »
Was the Viper/Black Python a Kickstarter mech?
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #232 on: 08 April 2021, 01:32:42 »
Was the Viper/Black Python a Kickstarter mech?

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #233 on: 08 April 2021, 06:57:40 »
Early returns seem to indicate they’re going to clean up at least some of the 3055 unseen. The Galahad was Scroggafied on his patreon as well so it seems probable with thirteen volumes to go that we’ve got a good chance at seeing the kraken and the IIc club. Maybe they’ll get totally wild and throw in the comstar trio

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #234 on: 08 April 2021, 07:02:11 »
While I don't doubt for one second that we'll see that trio eventually, I STRONGLY suspect we won't see them in any publication until after the Recognition Guides series is done. Do you really see anyone resurrecting those mechs post-Jihad?
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #235 on: 08 April 2021, 07:21:05 »
There probably isn’t an in-universe explanation for reviving what just happen to coincidentally be the exact twenty-two classic unseen, but we’re definitely headed in that direction. Once the fortress walls up I can easily see the republic going to Skobel and Krupp to see if they have any options for expanding their lines

Ultimately this is really about crossing nostalgia with sweet new minis and art. so yeah I definitely think it’s plausible. Hopefully we’ll get a decent number in metal


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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #236 on: 08 April 2021, 07:21:59 »
So far, the following non-KS Mechs have been shown on Anthony's Patreon :

concept sketch :
Ostsol
Ostroc
Black Python (already in Rec Guide)

concept sketch + 3D render :
Annihilator
Glass Spider

Anthony also mentioned that several IICs are being worked upon (my guess is at least the Jenner...)

IIRC, both the Scorpion and Goliath quads were mentioned by the powers that be as being on the list for a facelift/redesign.

Apart from that, who knows. Personally I hope they'll include a couple of IS "Classics" (Vindicator, Cicada, etc.)




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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #237 on: 08 April 2021, 14:23:42 »
There probably isn’t an in-universe explanation for reviving what just happen to coincidentally be the exact twenty-two classic unseen, but we’re definitely headed in that direction.

You're correct, but only in the sense that this isn't what's happening in-universe because the Classics/Unseen never actually left production and as a result there's no revival taking place.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #238 on: 10 April 2021, 22:15:09 »
I have added the Catapult Arms and Dasher Arms & Weapon Sprue to the New Release folder on the online store.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #239 on: 23 April 2021, 15:24:35 »
so not really a request for fan financing as it is "Future Proofing" a miniature.

when IWM get's  around to the Lightning, would it be possible to configure the mini so you can choose whether to make it, or the THN-2L Thunder.  this way we get a de facto resculpt of a mini as well as a new mech
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