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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #150 on: 05 September 2021, 10:15:18 »
Different Realms, different rules.  I don't know enough about Lyran noble structure to know if that's odd or not.


As for the LCG, I think you're selling them short.  An LCT is 2-3 regiments in size and, as Doc said above, the 5th Ceti was also spun off from the 4th, which suggests to me that the 4th was probably a larger than usual LCT.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #151 on: 05 September 2021, 11:45:30 »
As far as a Viscount being in charge of a single world....... Grayson was "Baron von Glengary",  getting an entire world for just a Baron title.
BattleTech has been rather fast and loose with the authority of various Noble titles. At least it isn't the retcons of Traveller over various editions. Did any version of MechWarrior offer a coherent explanation of how noble titles works and relate to the military?

Prior to T5: Duke: Subsectors and Sectors Rulers
Count: Important cluster of Worlds
Viscount: Minor cluster of worlds
Marquis: Single Major world
Baron: Single world
Baronet: Senior Knight
Knight: High ranking citizen

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Duke: Major World, Subsector, and Sector
Count: High population and industrial worlds and associated clusters
Viscount: Worlds that may develop into high population and industrial centers and associated clusters
Marquis: As viscount, but single system only
Baron: Single world, and local rulers
Baronet: Hereditary knight
Knight: High ranking citizens, Imperial Representatives.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #152 on: 05 September 2021, 16:09:50 »
It varies by house.  The Handbook: House [Name] series has a rundown of how it works in their subject houses (At least, the Davion one does.  I assume the others are parallel, but I haven’t read through all of them.)
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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #153 on: 06 September 2021, 19:42:46 »
I thought I joined an early version of these boards in either the summer of 2001 or the summer of 2002.  But that can't be right, since I wasn't "Charlie 6" until November 2002.   maybe I was lurking.  So 18 or 19 years, give or take.

I'd really like to know just how many threads across all iterations of the boards there have been that have addressed..."cavalry 'Mechs."

I just saw yet another one pop-up up North. 

My point is, while I'm getting old and I've been here awhile but some level of statistical tracking for threads would be amusing.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #154 on: 06 September 2021, 21:47:56 »
Fall of 2001 was around when I found the message board, as I recall.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #155 on: 06 September 2021, 22:22:41 »
I think I got here in ‘04 or ‘05.  I’d have been in high school at the time.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #156 on: 07 September 2021, 15:34:00 »
It varies by house.  The Handbook: House [Name] series has a rundown of how it works in their subject houses (At least, the Davion one does.  I assume the others are parallel, but I haven’t read through all of them.)

They did, although they were sometimes kinda weird at times.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #157 on: 11 September 2021, 01:46:18 »
I am looking for some feedback on a 1st Kestrel Grenadiers force.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZEdme82pKV2d6T66-yThq7AiOIPZwjA4oIOegoE6UhQ/edit?usp=sharing

if it doesnt open to their actual force org its on the bottom, should be in its own sheet 

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #158 on: 12 September 2021, 15:08:09 »
I think I got here in ‘04 or ‘05.  I’d have been in high school at the time.

You were here in 2004 I believe.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #159 on: 12 September 2021, 15:22:24 »
It was 1997 and many generations of the web site ago for me.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #160 on: 12 September 2021, 15:56:53 »
After a disappointing year in law school in the spring of 2004, I stopped lurking and started to post here. To be fair, this place along with affshc.net were probably the best experiences that I had interacting with others online. Now back to lurking in the shadows.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #161 on: 13 September 2021, 12:45:40 »
I am looking for some feedback on a 1st Kestrel Grenadiers force.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZEdme82pKV2d6T66-yThq7AiOIPZwjA4oIOegoE6UhQ/edit?usp=sharing

if it doesnt open to their actual force org its on the bottom, should be in its own sheet

Just a couple of minor comments. This feedback is based on the unit as of FM:FS. If you are looking at a different era this may not apply.

FM:FS specifically calls out the heavy battalions as liking Longbows/Salamanders so a spot appearance would be in order.
Nevermind I missed the Longbow there all along.

Similarly a large amount of the rebuild for this regiment, at least as far as pilots, came from Capellan defectors. I see the Victor and Cataphract but given how much of the regiment came out of this background, maybe a couple more 'Mechs that the Capellans favored in the 4th Succession War or which were built in the St. Ives Compact would be inorder.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #162 on: 13 September 2021, 23:57:51 »
Just a couple of minor comments. This feedback is based on the unit as of FM:FS. If you are looking at a different era this may not apply.

FM:FS specifically calls out the heavy battalions as liking Longbows/Salamanders so a spot appearance would be in order.
Nevermind I missed the Longbow there all along.

Similarly a large amount of the rebuild for this regiment, at least as far as pilots, came from Capellan defectors. I see the Victor and Cataphract but given how much of the regiment came out of this background, maybe a couple more 'Mechs that the Capellans favored in the 4th Succession War or which were built in the St. Ives Compact would be inorder.

This version is nominally dedicated to the Dark Age, but the mechs will serve as a every era unit, while removing when the unit isn't appropriate.

where does it talk more about the unit? I picked it because it wasn't a Davion Guards unit and it existed throughout time, not necessarily because i know anything about them

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #163 on: 15 September 2021, 09:53:01 »
I was just reading their entry in Field Manual: Federated Suns.

The Sarna page has a bibliography with a few other places they have been mentioned, but the FM:FS blurb is probably going to be the most descriptive with the rest being more engagement/deployment descriptions and the like.

https://www.sarna.net/wiki/1st_Kestrel_Grenadiers

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #164 on: 20 September 2021, 06:30:39 »
Shrapnel 6 answered what Riccard Streng (most probable identity of Weatherbee) had been doing since Caleb dismissed him. 15 years of intelligence gathering on Terra with that valuable info now in the hands of the Suns.

The Suns also hired on a new merc company with a Dire Wolf and Stone's Atlas II
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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #165 on: 20 September 2021, 20:05:14 »
Shrapnel 6 answered what Riccard Streng (most probable identity of Weatherbee) had been doing since Caleb dismissed him. 15 years of intelligence gathering on Terra with that valuable info now in the hands of the Suns.

The Suns also hired on a new merc company with a Dire Wolf and Stone's Atlas II

Well, there are worse places than being stuck in Ohio for over a decade.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #166 on: 21 September 2021, 01:49:01 »
He got an extended holiday without having to deal with Caleb's stupidity. Perhaps he may play a bigger role in Wolf-Suns relations. 3 of the Successor States are hostile to Alaric, it doesn't need to be war between Alaric and Julian.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #167 on: 21 September 2021, 10:49:36 »
He got an extended holiday without having to deal with Caleb's stupidity. Perhaps he may play a bigger role in Wolf-Suns relations. 3 of the Successor States are hostile to Alaric, it doesn't need to be war between Alaric and Julian.

For those who are not up on current events.

Who are the 3 that are actively Hostile to Alaric?
3041: General Lance Hawkins: The Equalizers
3053: Star Colonel Rexor Kerensky: The Silver Wolves

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #168 on: 21 September 2021, 12:55:07 »
The Wolf Empire was carved out of Lyran and Free Worlds space, and the Capellans want Terra.
Sunrise is Coming.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #169 on: 21 September 2021, 13:21:54 »
Clan Hells Horses also told him they were going to fight him tooth and nail

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #170 on: 21 September 2021, 19:26:29 »
I thought I joined an early version of these boards in either the summer of 2001 or the summer of 2002.  But that can't be right, since I wasn't "Charlie 6" until November 2002.   maybe I was lurking.  So 18 or 19 years, give or take.

I'd really like to know just how many threads across all iterations of the boards there have been that have addressed..."cavalry 'Mechs."

I just saw yet another one pop-up up North. 

My point is, while I'm getting old and I've been here awhile but some level of statistical tracking for threads would be amusing.

I've no idea how long I've been on here, it's likely around the around 2001 or so.  Been through at least two full forum wipes, likely I'd be a Colonel by now if not for the reboots. 

To quote Slim Charles from The Wire (greatest TV Show ever imho)  "the thing about the old days, they the old days"

I've thought a little lately how perceptions on this board, can dictate how you yourself act sometimes.  People used to think I was some hideously posh English fellow, and I'm not remotely posh.  But I had years of it, perhaps I altered my style of writing due to that.  Became the persona that people expected me to be.  Funny how that works out, at least to me.

That's a nice list Kerfuffin, but I don't feel qualified to judge.  I'm kind of odd for running my lances with duplicate chassis, and often running everything at the same speed brackets.  Also a slight tendency to go with what I feel, are synergistic groupings.  Likely that speaks to a degree of OCD about something or other, damned if I know what :p

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #171 on: 22 September 2021, 00:47:51 »
The Wolf Empire was carved out of Lyran and Free Worlds space, and the Capellans want Terra.

I thought the Lyrans would want detente after their losses, but with them counted, it makes the Suns the only Successor State that's still neutral to Alaric.

neoFWL - as Arkansas Warrior pointed out, and also because Empire Alone confirms it
Cappies - Obviously
Dracs - They've been openly proclaiming Terra and First Lordship as their destiny since starting the First Succession War. All that build-up with their Clan neighbours too.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #172 on: 22 September 2021, 07:08:40 »
I thought the Lyrans would want detente after their losses, but with them counted, it makes the Suns the only Successor State that's still neutral to Alaric.

And, because they didn't send troops to help the republic (no matter the reason, it can be spun by the PR people) Alaric is probably at least neutral back.

The Suns & Terra, BFFs, no matter the owner! haha

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #173 on: 22 September 2021, 07:58:34 »
There were many years when the FS wasn't exactly cool with ComStar when they had Terra.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Generals and Gentlemen
« Reply #174 on: 22 September 2021, 09:53:06 »
And, because they didn't send troops to help the republic (no matter the reason, it can be spun by the PR people) Alaric is probably at least neutral back.

The Suns & Terra, BFFs, no matter the owner! haha

 :thumbsup: It helps that the Suns never outright claimed First Lordship or Terra (Hanse never publicly stated it, even though his long-term plan was this)

 

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