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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #570 on: 30 June 2022, 07:42:33 »
Add 5 more mechs

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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #571 on: 30 June 2022, 10:28:50 »
I am glad to see the WTH is back even if I prefer the classic to the upgrade I shall not complain.  :thumbsup:

The rest are ok too, giving us more variants for filling second line Centuries.

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« Reply #572 on: 30 June 2022, 14:34:26 »
Second line Centuries?

We're Clan now? Khan O'Reilly is leading us, quineg?

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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #573 on: 30 June 2022, 15:03:24 »
I am glad to see the WTH is back even if I prefer the classic to the upgrade I shall not complain.  :thumbsup:

The rest are ok too, giving us more variants for filling second line Centuries.

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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #574 on: 01 July 2022, 08:18:53 »
 :thumbsup:  Got it! Thanks!

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« Reply #575 on: 01 July 2022, 10:37:35 »
:thumbsup:  Got it! Thanks!


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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #576 on: 04 July 2022, 11:15:22 »
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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #577 on: 05 July 2022, 12:32:54 »
Not bad, the Chronus looks good. Have yet to try the uAC Hollander. While I am not afraid to use Ultras in double Tap mode the lack of secondary weapons bothers me a bit. Especially as I would like to avoid physical combat because of the glazed armour.

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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #578 on: 05 July 2022, 18:09:55 »
The Hollander in all of its forms has always struck me as a mech that works better in a group than as a duelist. You have a front line of short and medium-ranged brawlers, and then the Hollander and mechs like it are a few hexes behind in a second rank providing supporting fire and punching holes for your first rank to exploit.

In Republican Roman terms, the Hollander is a Principes unit, and needs Hastati in front of it.
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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #579 on: 06 July 2022, 12:14:25 »
Very true, Weirdo.

I will try to pair it up with Yeomen in a support Century. Lets see how this works.

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« Reply #580 on: 06 July 2022, 14:48:30 »
Using cheap(ish) light machines for your support rank means that if you want to go all-in with that pattern, it's easier to upgrade their skills like the Principes and Triarii troops were. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #581 on: 06 July 2022, 17:06:29 »
Would you use paired Miles Hollander, a Miles Probate Yeoman, a Principia Merlin and a Centurion Centurion?

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« Reply #582 on: 06 July 2022, 17:54:42 »
I would assume that despite being fans of a faction that cosplays as Roman on the weekends, none of the readers of my posts actually have degrees in Roman military organization and word my posts with an appropriate English/Latin ratio.
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« Reply #583 on: 06 July 2022, 18:00:11 »
Been since "93 for Basic Latin, graduated after that...

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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #584 on: 06 July 2022, 20:07:27 »
Been since "93 for Basic Latin, graduated after that...

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‘89 or ‘90 was my year of Latin.

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« Reply #585 on: 06 July 2022, 20:54:41 »
You guys actually had access to Latin classes?!?
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« Reply #586 on: 06 July 2022, 21:13:00 »
Yeah, some HS allowed it as an elective.

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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #587 on: 06 July 2022, 22:13:33 »
And most universities still teach it.
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« Reply #588 on: 07 July 2022, 03:51:30 »
Yeah, some HS allowed it as an elective.

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They offered it to my eight grade class one year, so I took it. Didn’t continue it past that, so had to choose Spanish or French after that.

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« Reply #589 on: 07 July 2022, 08:18:52 »
Had mandatory latin classes for 4 years at school, forgot almost everything though. Helped me a lot at university with medical terms though and allows me to read french, spanish or italian with some success.

Back on topic:

Velites are the Wights, Jackals and Incubi then? Fast, light, hard hitting long ranged weapons....

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« Reply #590 on: 08 July 2022, 12:59:47 »
For mechs, while it would be hovercraft like the Gladius when talking about vehicles.
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« Reply #591 on: 09 July 2022, 02:59:57 »
Exactly. Especially the Gladius II shines in that role with those RLs.

Just reading through Empire Alone- the MH gets hit hard. I like that- many desperate battles to fight, we are back in our role as ruthless underdog. It were those traits (besides the fact that I just like everything Roman) that drew me to this faction long, long ago....

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« Reply #592 on: 09 July 2022, 07:44:02 »
Underdog isn't the right term.  Underdogs don't pick fights.
A wounded boar backed into a corner might be a better analogy.

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« Reply #593 on: 09 July 2022, 08:50:31 »
We seem the same as always since the secession of Lothario to here they continue to make us appear as a gang of incompetent inepts with a lot of courage in some cases but in most cases as people who stumble when they jog, I hope that when what they threaten happens in the end from the book "the most warlike forces of the periphery" reappear and kill every invader who steps on our soil, no slaves, no smiles and go home, the only way to give a message to all the surrounding rats is that attacking us has a high cost, too high

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« Reply #594 on: 09 July 2022, 09:27:57 »
Yeah, I'm worried for the Hegemony as a faction moving forward. Isolde Centrella seems to be the unstoppable woman of destiny, and knowing she's taking her brigade-sized force to Alphard is cause for considerable worry to this casual fan. Ignatius O'Reilly is not portrayed favorably even if his popular image is as a just and beneficent ruler, and I'm worried they're setting up a regime change and turning the Marians into a Canopian satellite as the best-possible case.
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« Reply #595 on: 09 July 2022, 13:52:10 »
You guys actually had access to Latin classes?!?
I got 1 year about 88 in High School
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« Reply #596 on: 10 July 2022, 05:26:05 »
Yeah, I'm worried for the Hegemony as a faction moving forward. Isolde Centrella seems to be the unstoppable woman of destiny, and knowing she's taking her brigade-sized force to Alphard is cause for considerable worry to this casual fan. Ignatius O'Reilly is not portrayed favorably even if his popular image is as a just and beneficent ruler, and I'm worried they're setting up a regime change and turning the Marians into a Canopian satellite as the best-possible case.

Well, we got a lot of pocket warships on our RAT suddenly. Not the new stuff with subcaps and so but the old, nasty Wobby ships that are not built for battle but for genocide.  :D

If we fall, we fall. But I hope we go out with a bang.

OTOH Alphard was attacked before in the hope to break the Marian's spines, to demoralize them. Did not work well back then, but  WoB was not the Canopians...

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« Reply #597 on: 10 July 2022, 06:25:02 »
It only just occurred to me that Ignatius O'Reilly shares his name with the main character in A Confederacy of Dunces. I don't know what the ramifications of this are for the Hegemony, but I assume they're dire.

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« Reply #598 on: 10 July 2022, 09:15:13 »
It only just occurred to me that Ignatius O'Reilly shares his name with the main character in A Confederacy of Dunces. I don't know what the ramifications of this are for the Hegemony, but I assume they're dire.

Good catch! I hadn't realized that but it's starting to make sense...

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« Reply #599 on: 12 July 2022, 02:17:11 »

Well, we got a lot of pocket warships on our RAT suddenly. Not the new stuff with subcaps and so but the old, nasty Wobby ships that are not built for battle but for genocide.  :D

If we fall, we fall. But I hope we go out with a bang.

OTOH Alphard was attacked before in the hope to break the Marian's spines, to demoralize them. Did not work well back then, but  WoB was not the Canopians...


I merely point out the noted units are plausible refits that allow the Hegemony to play with the bigger players.