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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1320 on: 28 April 2020, 21:35:34 »
Great Caesar's Ghost, I thought you were waiting another ten years or so before posting.

Did you jump on the Kickstarter?

I did not, but in my defence, I've been busy! Two kids (four and two), promotion at work to manage our social media, buying a new house (which we moved into two weeks before the lockdown here), and building 1/72 scale model airplanes has been taking up most of my limited spare time. It's a natural transition from painting miniatures, since it accepts that you'll never actually get to play with them, you get to do research (fun), and they're a lot easier to airbrush.

Plus, my grotto is pretty sweet:

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1321 on: 29 April 2020, 09:57:42 »
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeee's back!

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1322 on: 29 April 2020, 10:44:57 »
Hooray!
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1323 on: 29 April 2020, 12:56:16 »
Nice to see that someone else got the Psych complete series box set.  :)

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1324 on: 29 April 2020, 15:22:21 »
Congratulations on the kids, 3CL!
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1325 on: 30 April 2020, 18:48:25 »
Congrats on kids, 6 and 4 year old girls here, it’s an adventure to be sure.

Also, holy model kits, Batman!

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1326 on: 30 April 2020, 20:28:20 »
I did not, but in my defence, I've been busy! Two kids (four and two), promotion at work to manage our social media, buying a new house (which we moved into two weeks before the lockdown here), and building 1/72 scale model airplanes has been taking up most of my limited spare time. It's a natural transition from painting miniatures, since it accepts that you'll never actually get to play with them, you get to do research (fun), and they're a lot easier to airbrush.

Plus, my grotto is pretty sweet:
You do have a sweet grotto.  I moved out of my dungeon to an upstairs spare bedroom with my office.

Congrats on the kids to all.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1327 on: 02 May 2020, 10:17:22 »
Also, kind of a sad little brag, but something I worked on is coming out May 15: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=66405.msg1604837#msg1604837
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1328 on: 02 May 2020, 11:36:55 »
Nice!

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1329 on: 02 May 2020, 13:42:26 »
Sweet!
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1330 on: 02 May 2020, 22:21:01 »
Oh nice,  congratz,  I might have to pick this one up as I'm a fan of the Terran Corridor area.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1331 on: 15 May 2020, 09:37:32 »
So while digging through my plastics from the 25th Anniversary intro boxes, I've realized that the bulk of what's left would actually make a fairly decent early 3050s company for the Federated Commonwealth. But despite my time hanging out with this august crowd, I don't actually know that much about the AFFC. Can any of you recommend a unit whose colors I could use? (No yellows or whites, please.)

For reference, these are the mechs in question:

Zeus x2
Catapult
Jagermech
Quickdraw
Enforcer x2
Dervish
Whitworth
Spider
Valkyrie
Locust

EDIT: Forgot, something that served on the Clan front would be nice as well, please.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1332 on: 15 May 2020, 09:40:46 »
3rd Crucis Lancers?
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1333 on: 15 May 2020, 10:25:46 »
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1334 on: 15 May 2020, 11:36:26 »
So out of curiosity, now many 3rd Crucis Mechs do you have painted up in 3CL colors?   ;D

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1335 on: 15 May 2020, 15:40:50 »
So out of curiosity, now many 3rd Crucis Mechs do you have painted up in 3CL colors?   ;D

I used to have four battalions worth, but now, like two.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1336 on: 15 May 2020, 16:06:12 »
No particular weight bias, so I'd avoid a group like the Assault Guards, Light Guards, or 1st Capellan Dragoons (which is a shame, their painst scheme is sweet), though the Heavy Guards could work, hey include some lighter elements.  1st Kathil Uhlans would be a good pick.  They're black with gold trim, is gold too close to Yellow for you?  The 1st Ceti Hussars feels like they'be your kind of unit, and they were on the JFOZ border for a while.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1337 on: 22 May 2020, 13:47:19 »
I used to have four battalions worth, but now, like two.

 :o  What happened to the two battalions you lost?

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1338 on: 22 May 2020, 14:31:00 »
Ask the Snow Ravens...

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1339 on: 26 May 2020, 14:01:20 »
:o  What happened to the two battalions you lost?

No, only two 'mechs.

I stopped demoing and switched my focus to some hobbies that are less dependent on other people's schedules, and sold them to fund 'em. I just took possession of a turret press for reloading my own 303 ammunition, which I'm pretty pumped about.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1340 on: 27 May 2020, 20:40:51 »
(No yellows or whites, please.)

That is a LOT of units that you just removed from the equation.


As mentioned the Ceti Hussars wouldn't be bad for colors.

Lots of regiments in the Donegal Guards so I'm sure someone was on the clan border at some point.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1341 on: 27 May 2020, 21:46:04 »
Robinson Rangers are Red and Black.
1st Kathil Ulhans are Black with Gold stripes.
Avalon Hussars are Grey with colored highlights.
Syrtis Fusiliers are Dark Green.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1342 on: 27 May 2020, 23:28:48 »
At this point, I'm most strongly considering the Second Crucis Lancers. I'll be like 3CL, but the decades-later prequel that nobody wanted!
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1343 on: 05 June 2020, 12:26:52 »
No, only two 'mechs.

I stopped demoing and switched my focus to some hobbies that are less dependent on other people's schedules, and sold them to fund 'em. I just took possession of a turret press for reloading my own 303 ammunition, which I'm pretty pumped about.

Oh man, so am I to understand you got rid of 4 battalions of painted minis, and have only two left?  What did you keep?

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1344 on: 08 June 2020, 23:44:04 »
Oh man, so am I to understand you got rid of 4 battalions of painted minis, and have only two left?  What did you keep?

Yep. A Thunderbolt and an Osiris.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1345 on: 10 June 2020, 12:23:54 »
Also just a curiousity:  did you take part in the Clan Kickstarter, or or you trying to stay away from the mini habit?


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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1346 on: 10 June 2020, 12:43:07 »
Ok, I feel like I should know this.  What is someone that lives in the Federated Suns called?  As in casual conversation.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1347 on: 10 June 2020, 13:42:39 »
Ok, I feel like I should know this.  What is someone that lives in the Federated Suns called?  As in casual conversation.
Citizen of the Federation is too long. 



I think it is often Feddie or Federat


Yep. A Thunderbolt and an Osiris.


You also cut down on the Spitfires too, didn't you?
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1348 on: 10 June 2020, 13:55:15 »
Ok, I feel like I should know this.  What is someone that lives in the Federated Suns called?  As in casual conversation.
Citizen of the Federation is too long. 


Protagonist. :)
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #1349 on: 10 June 2020, 15:19:29 »
Ok, I feel like I should know this.  What is someone that lives in the Federated Suns called?  As in casual conversation.
Citizen of the Federation is too long.

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