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Combat Vehicles / Re: Cost Effective Spam
« Last post by CVB on Today at 12:58:24 »
Strongly agreed. And scale back the ammo to 20 shots , add even more armor, a smoke VGL and a tractor hook for a self propelled ammo trailer.
world war 2 with  indy neidell
Off Topic / Re: For Those That Rock: The Totally Rockin' 20's
« Last post by NightSarge on Today at 12:29:22 »
Within Temptation ft.Tarja Turunen - Paradise, what about us
Had a thought—any chance we could get spares of the vehicles from the Mercs box separately, even if only as an add-on?
Off Topic / Re: For Those That Rock: The Totally Rockin' 20's
« Last post by Mecha82 on Today at 12:04:39 »
Dimmu Borgir - The Maelstrom Mephisto
Yeah, agreed.If you saw fit to shift the SRM-4s out of the arms, then you can deliver 5*8+15+28*2=111 damage in a round which exceeds just about any other mech.  Of course, you'll tend to draw the concentrated fire of every opposing mech, but that has it's own advantages at times.
If your designs tend to draw a lot of concentrated fire, then you are doing something right.

I'm not normally a fan of ammo dependent TSM builds but this one tickles me. On the other hand, flashbulb-TSM-melee builds do get a bit samey.
buy a beginner box for her brother as a Christmas gift. He has played Battletech once with us (and his other brothers) and enjoyed it. However he isn't sure that he will have a load of time to play or a good group to put together. This means his games will likely be between him and a single friend, or his brother. So we will get him the beginner box for Christmas and he can take it from there as he wants.

In the game we played he ran with a Crusader CRD-3R...

Unless the Vindicator edition has changed, doesn't the Beginner Box NOT include truncated record sheets for other mechs beyond its contents (like the CRD and RFL)?  Unless I've missed something, the CRD vs RFL matchup can't be played with the Beginner Box, as is. 

If one was willing to do the work, one could truncate regular record sheets for the CRD and RFL, but then, you'd miss all of the delicious criticals like ammo explosions, etc.  Also, the Beginner Box has no weapons beyond 3025.  Again, we have the Wolverine edition, but it was my understanding that the Vindicator edition wasn't substantially different.  Please correct me if I'm wrong!  Also, the AGoAC box is complete and sufficient for all 3025 mechs, miniatures and record sheets that conform to the Introductory rules level.
Fan Fiction / Re: "Steal, buy, or Build?" (a Ngoverse piece.)
« Last post by Cannonshop on Today at 11:51:49 »
The "Pathfinder" patch in this setting... not a military award..or not exactly military, as there are bearers of the coveted Pathfinder Qualification in the civilian world (mostly among spacer-based groups like The Folk, Jarnfolk, Cambiano Beltas, Ross 128 and of course, Rockjacks and independent spacers).  However, in the AFFC, it is authorized wear for anyone who can pass the examination and achieve a successful transit through a jump-point of ten seconds or less duration, that has also managed a minimum of sixty successful KF jumps at nonstandard or temporary points.

Among Star Navigators in the Inner Sphere (and parts of the Periphery) the Pathfinder certification, which is unofficially considered a 'guild' position is a coveted proof of one's proficiency and a mark of superior skill worth free drinks at the kind of bars that most planetbound never see, nevermind frequent.

How significant is this?  A Pathfinder without a ship, without a suit, without any money, and without references can get the top job on most shipping lines that use Jumpships just by showing up and showing 'The patch'.  It's worth shares on some lines, and among some of the more intelligently run shipping companies.

Within the AFFC Naval Branch, then, Pathfinder qualification is a bit like 20th century "Top Gun" was for Naval combat aviators-this is the Navigator who can not only get you into places the book says you can't go, but get you back out of them.

Predictably, it remains coveted and rare, and per AFFC regulations as amended and reformed under Naval Secretary Elizabeth Ngo, and then continued under her successor's watch, it is authorized for display on both field, and dress uniforms in the AFFC Naval Branch, worn low-and=below the breast pocket or Medal rack, the Pathfinder patch is simple in concept and easily identified by the word 'Pathfinder' stenciled below a silhouette image of a Jumpship on a stylized 'slide' that shapes the patch into a triangle or double diamond shape.

There are, as of 3061, 211 officers in the AFFC Naval branch that are authorized to wear the Pathfinder patch, of those, only six hold a rank below O-5.

Notably, only thirty out of 211 patch-holders do not have a waiver on their medical record allowing them to continue to serve despite suffering from Transit Disorder Syndrome, and none of those thirty have hit a jump below eight seconds, the record holder currently, is Linda "Seether" Sithers, of Sithers-Deen Co-op (rank Commander/O-5), who broke Seven Seconds in 3059 during operations against Clan shipping.  Second place happens to be her current commanding officer, Kapitain Nicole Minh, who broke Seven point five seconds during the same campaign.

Those two wear the 'double diamond' version of the patch, indicating record-holders or broken records.

Unofficially, Duchess Elizabeth Ngo has also managed a sub-ten-second transit time, however due to her position and role, she is not an active spacer and therefore, not authorized to wear the Patch either under AFFC, or Guild rules, as she has not completed her 'core sixty' transits as a navigation officer, and as she suffers from additional medical issues that preclude her completing the patch.

And to address what Battlemaster said, this is the only heavy- so no Rifleman or others that can carry the Flak.  Later versions get the LB-5X, LB-10X, Gauss Rifles, SB Gauss, and SSRMs besides being energy heavy.

I missed the "only heavy" part.  There are still plenty of AC/2s and AC/5s around on other units to do the flak job, though :)  But for pure killing of most everything the Black Knight gets my vote still.  It's just a solid machine.  I only wish the introtech configs had a CT-mounted weapon so it could truly zombie.
Fan Fiction / Re: "Steal, buy, or Build?" (a Ngoverse piece.)
« Last post by Blade4 on Today at 11:36:55 »
Liz let her take credit for obtaining the route data for the homeworlds. probably a "those backwater hicks didn't really know what they had, so i immediately ensured that the data was preserved" type narrative.
Victor of course would know better, but the rest of the LCAF would fall for it. even after Victor's reforms, there would be a fair bit of social generalship going on. they'd just have to be social generals who are good at at least pretending to be competent. like Byron.
Well was like Byron because Victor is staying to do is actual job and oh look a obvious social general playing social general games. Victor can probably find something to make charges stick or to sideline them. Though he should also be worried because Elizabeth obviously does not give much a shit about the greater state at this point either...

The falcons want on Kowloon because it is the more interesting target. Arcroyal is wolf territory but they could yet turn Kowloon or at least get actual hard data on the place.
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