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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1140 on: 18 April 2021, 22:02:51 »
I was thinking that between the OTP and the MUL, while there isn’t /much/ to integrate, it looks like some designs are getting folded in?

At least some of the statistically most common Hansa Mech types seem to - open question to a Doc and Satris. I have to go back and read the endgame of the campaign though. I remember a rather large ball of nuclear-level defiance from the Hansa...

It’d stand to reason that some salvage was generated and that it can’t be ignored.

Personally I’d love to see a notional Banshee C end up here, but hey, this also just might be a way to justify painting more of my Wave 2 as Scorpions...


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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1141 on: 18 April 2021, 22:40:22 »
i'll be interested to see what you find. the MUL currently accounts for all domestic Hansa production and whatever shows up on RATs in the OTP on the Scorps' DA list

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1142 on: 18 April 2021, 22:56:39 »
The only such tactic was employed by the Hansa leadership, as they preferred to destroy their capital rather than surrender it. None of the factories were attacked or damaged, as the Clan forces made a point not to waste such resources. Since the Hansa factories had already caught up to ~pre-Jihad levels, they should be (relatively) easy to upgrade to modern ClanTech standards. But it's not a matter of salvage, necessarily, when in the interests of time they could simply continue building everything that the factories were tooled to build. Omega was taking Surturs off the line to replace their losses to the Sixth on Braunschweig. Digging through the crater that used to be the seat of government might yield some raw materials, but that time would be better spent on other tasks, in my opinion.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1143 on: 19 April 2021, 01:33:34 »
I think the MUL captures it all excellently (even if I'll totally put some PHX C 2s in my own planned ranks, as well). The sheer volume of Phoenix Haws in the Hansa RAT really stood out once I started crunching the probabilities.

The opportunity in the future for Surtur IICs and Banshee Cs is fun headcanon, as is the possibility of upgrades to the Wasp and Zeus chassis as well. (Locust Cs are already on the menu, I see). Wolverines are already remarked on -- though I wonder if their lines would eventually shift to Conjurers?

Pleased about the factories, though. It keeps the narrative possibilities open.

Thanks, btw, for the quick replies!

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1144 on: 21 April 2021, 00:35:03 »
Do the Scorpions retain any WarShips, at last count?

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1145 on: 21 April 2021, 02:59:14 »
The 3 they brought with them from the Homeworlds.

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« Reply #1146 on: 21 April 2021, 06:56:11 »
Yup. Hopefully they've worked out a way to maintain them.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1147 on: 21 April 2021, 07:26:52 »
Yup. Hopefully they've worked out a way to maintain them.

As I recall from Hanseatic Crusade, they are still in operation but were left in Imperio space as a defence force and deterrent against enterprising pirates/raiders/what have you while the Touman invaded the League.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1148 on: 21 April 2021, 08:55:48 »
that is a Very Good deterrent

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« Reply #1149 on: 21 April 2021, 09:16:26 »
I wish I hadn't run short of space on OTP:HC. I had one idea that I had to cut out mention of, but it was awesome and (in my opinion) would have answered a question or two that at present are unanswered. I'm being deliberately vague, as I hope to use it in something else eventually. It was a way to tie to something from the past and it was awesome. *sigh*

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« Reply #1150 on: 21 April 2021, 09:22:01 »
Three WarShips is a fantastic deterrent.

I wish I hadn't run short of space on OTP:HC. I had one idea that I had to cut out mention of, but it was awesome and (in my opinion) would have answered a question or two that at present are unanswered. I'm being deliberately vague, as I hope to use it in something else eventually. It was a way to tie to something from the past and it was awesome. *sigh*

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1151 on: 21 April 2021, 09:25:43 »
Trust me, it hurts me more to keep it to myself than it does any of you!

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1152 on: 21 April 2021, 09:30:42 »
Don't worry, you have to keep some secrets in the bag to keep us coming back!  :)

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« Reply #1153 on: 21 April 2021, 13:17:32 »
Yeah, we're not just here for the Catgirls.  ;D

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Re: The Scorpion Empire : Plus Ultra
« Reply #1154 on: 27 April 2021, 06:45:59 »
Trust me, it hurts me more to keep it to myself than it does any of you!
I'll second this from a non-product-specific standpoint. Whenever there's something that a writer can't squeeze in and wants to squeeze in, it just hurts to hold it in. But if you think you might be able to get it in to a product in the future, you have to keep it locked away.
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