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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #300 on: 23 June 2021, 12:20:15 »
it won't stop me from attempting to kill things  :laughing_skull:

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #301 on: 23 June 2021, 23:49:10 »
So I went back and looked - these are the minis currently not in use at the end of the dark age. They fall into a few major groups

Early stuff
Bellerophon
Dragoon
Mercury II
Mongoose II
Rampage
Rifleman III
Sling
Stag / II
Swordsman
Talos
Von Rohrs

Word of Blake
Archangel
Blue Flame
Deva
Gestalt
Grand Crusader / II
Grigori
Gurkha
Initiate
Jackrabbit
Legacy
Malak
Nexus / II
Omega
Preta
Raijin II
Red Shift
Seraph
Vanquisher
White Flame

Solaris 7
Copperhead (S7)
Onslaught (S7)
Paladin (S7)
Prowler (S7)
Ronin (S7)
Silver Fox (S7)
Werewolf (S7)

IS Stuff
Falcon
Hussar
Thorn
Whitworth
Wyvern


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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #302 on: 23 June 2021, 23:59:57 »
Pretty deep SLDF roots on those IS mechs.  Interesting the Whitworth is the only current era mech associated with Amaris that was still being used and produced, even if the specific variant isn't used anymore.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #303 on: 24 June 2021, 08:26:47 »
To be fair, the Rifleman III only had ONE Prototype created, and it was destroyed in action in 2777.  The wreckage was discovered by RotS archaeologists in 3146.  Yes, the design Looks "Cool", as does the mini.  I doubt the claim it took out NINE SLDF 'Mechs, unless it got a large number of LUCKY head hits, given the small amount of ammo it had.   :-\  Only 2 tons of ammo (16 shots) for four Gauss rifles?  That's less than 1 minute of combat.  Better make those shots count!

Yes, it Thoroughly fills the role of "Rule of Cool".  But to include it with designs that actually made it into production is giving it much more credit than it deserves.   :-\

Granted, the XTRO: Gunslingers entry doesn't say "No construction information was found", simply that "Krupp has denied us access to their internal archives". (Whoever "Us" is.  People from RotS, I guess?)  Sadly, given that the RotS seemingly never took another look at it and put a "Riflemen III-B" into production (maybe using endo and more ammo), and Terra is now "Under New Management", I'm not sure TPTB could give us a new Production Model at this point.  It seems that Krupp only has facilities on Terra and Mars.   :-\

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #304 on: 24 June 2021, 09:16:20 »
As I've stated in the past, I think the Rifleman III's kill count had to have been against mechs that were already severely damaged from prolonged combat.  One or two Gauss slugs was probably all it took to drop them.

Just got the Q1 mechs yesterday, put them all together.  Really like all three designs.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #305 on: 24 June 2021, 09:40:03 »
I wonder if the Rifleman III was a nod to the MFUK Jagermech IIC design.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #306 on: 24 June 2021, 10:42:08 »
As I've stated in the past, I think the Rifleman III's kill count had to have been against mechs that were already severely damaged from prolonged combat.  One or two Gauss slugs was probably all it took to drop them.
Possibly mostly two lances of light 'Mechs...
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #307 on: 25 June 2021, 06:16:50 »
I wonder if the Rifleman III was a nod to the MFUK Jagermech IIC design.
It was hinted in the fluff of the Rifleman III that the Republic found the remains of the Rifleman III, they were researching it.  I forgot about it, but I guess they never reversed engineered a Republic version of the Rifleman III for the final showdown on Terra.  One-off mini, while I like would be bit...overkill to me. I'd rather piece one together for one-off that only got to be used...once.
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #308 on: 25 June 2021, 06:30:03 »
There's a fair amount of one-off mechs that have art and no mini.  I've kitbashed a few.  The Rifleman III is certainly an nice peice to have, but it's not Yen-Lo-Wang in terms of popularity, among the general playerbase that would buy a mini to use.  Then again, YLW is a much cheaper mech to offer as a mini considering (at least now) its a simple parts swap instead of a whole new mini.

For the record, I'd still want to see the mechs from Unbound get minis. At this point they would probably need new art though.  :)

It was hinted in the fluff of the Rifleman III that the Republic found the remains of the Rifleman III, they were researching it.  I forgot about it, but I guess they never reversed engineered a Republic version of the Rifleman III for the final showdown on Terra.  One-off mini, while I like would be bit...overkill to me. I'd rather piece one together for one-off that only got to be used...once.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #309 on: 27 June 2021, 18:08:46 »
It was hinted in the fluff of the Rifleman III that the Republic found the remains of the Rifleman III, they were researching it.  I forgot about it, but I guess they never reversed engineered a Republic version of the Rifleman III for the final showdown on Terra.  One-off mini, while I like would be bit...overkill to me. I'd rather piece one together for one-off that only got to be used...once.

It could be a lead up to a second line design that the Wolves will start building after 3151 or we just haven't seen a Rifleman III in use by the RoTS during the Invasion. 
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #310 on: 27 June 2021, 18:17:30 »
It was hinted in the fluff of the Rifleman III that the Republic found the remains of the Rifleman III, they were researching it.  I forgot about it, but I guess they never reversed engineered a Republic version of the Rifleman III for the final showdown on Terra.  One-off mini, while I like would be bit...overkill to me.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #311 on: 28 June 2021, 15:24:03 »
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I thought of that one also, but it wasn't on your list!   :D
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #312 on: 28 June 2021, 18:11:03 »
I'm hoping the Defender Battlecruiser sooner rather than later.  ;)
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #313 on: 12 July 2021, 08:02:21 »

Hey Speck,

Hope you don't mind me asking : any update on IWM releases for the next months ?

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« Reply #314 on: 13 July 2021, 20:42:35 »
Hey Speck,

Hope you don't mind me asking : any update on IWM releases for the next months ?

I will get details of the next one posted this week.

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #315 on: 15 July 2021, 10:41:26 »
Is everything good with the Raider/Raider II?

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #316 on: 17 July 2021, 06:05:06 »
Any word on the Classic T-Bolt Variant, or the "New" Commando Variant?  (Or were we even getting one of the latter?)  I know they were due out earlier ibn the year, alongside the others, but we haven't heard anything about them in quite a while.   :'(


Yes, I realize "Covid", but again, we've had no word for several months aside from "They were delayed".  :-\


Or are we getting them at . . . Gen Con maybe?   :thumbsup:


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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #317 on: 17 July 2021, 10:08:30 »
Or the new Griffin variant?
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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #318 on: 17 July 2021, 14:48:46 »
I'm excited to see the Q3 releases!

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #319 on: 17 July 2021, 20:48:58 »
Any word on the Classic T-Bolt Variant, or the "New" Commando Variant?  (Or were we even getting one of the latter?)  I know they were due out earlier ibn the year, alongside the others, but we haven't heard anything about them in quite a while.   :'(


Yes, I realize "Covid", but again, we've had no word for several months aside from "They were delayed".  :-\


Or are we getting them at . . . Gen Con maybe?   :thumbsup:


I'm just EAGER to give IWM money for new T-Bolts!    :excited:

Or the new Griffin variant?

They are still planned.

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« Reply #320 on: 21 July 2021, 14:04:43 »
Hi Speck,

Any update on Q3 releases and/or their availability?  Thanks!

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« Reply #321 on: 21 July 2021, 19:09:34 »
Hi Speck,

Any update on Q3 releases and/or their availability?  Thanks!

Waiting to hear back from Mike confirming the mechs.

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« Reply #322 on: 21 July 2021, 19:56:55 »
Understood, thanks Speck! 

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Re: What's in the Pipeline 2: the Wrath of Speck
« Reply #323 on: 21 July 2021, 21:32:04 »
Enquiring minds want to know!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #324 on: 21 July 2021, 21:37:41 »
Maybe I'm crazy...but wouldn't this actually be Q2 releases? LOL
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« Reply #325 on: 21 July 2021, 22:13:51 »
I think it's probably because it's already July.  Q2 ended a month ago.
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« Reply #326 on: 22 July 2021, 05:25:25 »
I think it's probably because it's already July.  Q2 ended a month ago.

Yeah I know...plus if I recall correctly the release schedule was trimmed to 3 as well.
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« Reply #327 on: 22 July 2021, 09:11:37 »
That would make sense.
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