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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #300 on: 10 April 2022, 10:52:00 »
It was chosen because of the Russian origins of Kerensky about a year ago.
And since I have my suspicions where this is coming from, I want to remind everyone of Rule 4. 
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #301 on: 10 April 2022, 11:27:50 »
I always assumed it to be a veiled Power Rangers reference. ;)

Also, is it just me, or is anyone else really disappointed that of the three factions in Battletech to ever name themselves an Empire, only the least popular one ever named its ruler an Emperor?

(At least I'm assuming the Amaris Empire is less popular than the Wolf Empire, but I'll admit I've done no research.)
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #302 on: 10 April 2022, 11:40:58 »
I always assumed it to be a veiled Power Rangers reference. ;)

Hehe, no. We are talking about the Scorpions here. So giving a respectful nod towards the Great Father with their new ruling title seemed the perfect way to handle it. And given that actually is how you spell it in German, I didn't even think twice about the spelling when it came up.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #303 on: 10 April 2022, 13:25:03 »
Hypothetical Question: A Seeker is following his vision to the periphery, what mech would that Seeker take to pass for an Inner Sphere mechwarrior? Would he even bother hiding?

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #304 on: 10 April 2022, 13:46:30 »
When I was thinking up the names for the post, I really liked arKhan, but the Lyran Commonwealth already has Archon. So I modified it a bit to zarKhan. Which I think sounds damn cool anyway.

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« Reply #305 on: 10 April 2022, 14:25:07 »
Any particular reason it had to be a **Khan of some sort, or was that handed down from above?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #306 on: 10 April 2022, 14:38:06 »
Any particular reason it had to be a **Khan of some sort, or was that handed down from above?
I was wondering that too.

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« Reply #307 on: 10 April 2022, 14:53:51 »
Something else that just popped into my head: FM:WC says that the Cloud Cobra Cloisters have spread to other Clans. Wouldn't this be another interesting wrinkle to throw into the Empire's cultural mix.

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« Reply #308 on: 10 April 2022, 15:37:21 »
Hypothetical Question: A Seeker is following his vision to the periphery, what mech would that Seeker take to pass for an Inner Sphere mechwarrior? Would he even bother hiding?

I would take a wolverine II. Similar enough to a wolvie to pass up as a modified one, and still  good mech with plenty of speed and potential in case things go south. This or a PHX. I prefer designs that allow tou to retreat if facing strong opposition above designs that will only mean that you die gloriously but die anyway

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« Reply #309 on: 10 April 2022, 15:58:18 »
I would take a wolverine II. Similar enough to a wolvie to pass up as a modified one, and still  good mech with plenty of speed and potential in case things go south. This or a PHX. I prefer designs that allow tou to retreat if facing strong opposition above designs that will only mean that you die gloriously but die anyway

Doubt they would have access to the Wolverine II, Wolverine -7D appears on the RAT though, and the Phoenix Hawk would be available.

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« Reply #310 on: 10 April 2022, 16:00:48 »
Would they use a Wolverine though? The Mech seems to have become persona non grate in clan space.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #311 on: 10 April 2022, 17:28:44 »
Any particular reason it had to be a **Khan of some sort, or was that handed down from above?

All Clan leaders are Khans or some stripe or other. It would be strange to change that. It follows the example of the Sea Foxes and their ovKhans.

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« Reply #312 on: 10 April 2022, 17:31:00 »
Something else that just popped into my head: FM:WC says that the Cloud Cobra Cloisters have spread to other Clans. Wouldn't this be another interesting wrinkle to throw into the Empire's cultural mix.

If any of that had infiltrated Clan Goliath Scorpion, it would most likely have been purged with extreme prejudice, given that the Cobras are the reason the Scorpions had to flee the Homeworlds.

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« Reply #313 on: 10 April 2022, 18:38:32 »
I always assumed it to be a veiled Power Rangers reference. ;)
funny, my first thought is that he'd be sending robeasts to attack voltron every week. since as the leader of the scoprion empire the full title would effectively be "emperor zarkhan"

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #314 on: 10 April 2022, 19:48:08 »
Hypothetical Question: A Seeker is following his vision to the periphery, what mech would that Seeker take to pass for an Inner Sphere mechwarrior? Would he even bother hiding?

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Well as I am currently looking at the samething in the 3050/60 era , here what I have come up with
THG-11E Reich thanks to TT for pointing it out..  canon legal custom mech.. if there 1 there could be more..   :thumbsup:

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #315 on: 10 April 2022, 19:56:56 »
that thug upgrade is simple enough that i could see it being repeated by others. its not too far off from some of the other C refits the clans have done.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #316 on: 11 April 2022, 13:56:01 »
And emperor in German is Kaiser.
kaiser and tsar/czar both come from "Caesar" anyways, does it matter?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #317 on: 11 April 2022, 20:29:36 »
It was chosen because of the Russian origins of Kerensky about a year ago.
And since I have my suspicions where this is coming from, I want to remind everyone of Rule 4.

whats rule 4?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #318 on: 11 April 2022, 20:54:50 »
whats rule 4?


the forum rules?

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #319 on: 13 April 2022, 20:59:56 »
Well, my Seeker Escorpion Cloister will be celebrating the ritual that is known as The Trial of the Lupus this Sunday...  ;D

It's a hare raising good time with much hunting and seeking of colored plastic fowl ovum clutches. Some even contain edibles, others small vineer. While not a rede per say, many ristars will be participating this years nathaculor.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #320 on: 13 April 2022, 21:37:42 »
I know what every individual word in that post means, but I still have no idea what on/off Earth you just said... ???
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« Reply #321 on: 13 April 2022, 23:54:56 »
I know what every individual word in that post means, but I still have no idea what on/off Earth you just said... ???

the forum rules?

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So what's happening this Sunday... is my answer.

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« Reply #322 on: 14 April 2022, 00:27:25 »
You are allowed to mention that Easter Sunday is this weekend. At this point it's as much a secular holiday as a religious one. Just like how nobody's gotten a warning for wishing the forum community a merry Christmas.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #323 on: 14 April 2022, 00:33:17 »
Yeah, but Trial of Lepus (Lupus is wolf.) has an amusing ring to it. 

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« Reply #324 on: 20 April 2022, 01:47:16 »
Question about Seeker Clusters: other than their obligatory one or more Supernova Trinaries, do they use any non-'Mech forces? ASFs. vehicles. etc?


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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #325 on: 25 April 2022, 23:13:28 »
It might be a bit early to speculate on this, but I wonder how many of the Clan and Inner Sphere 'Mechs to be featured in the forthcoming Alpha Strike box set would have been present during the Hanseatic Crusade.

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« Reply #326 on: 02 May 2022, 08:47:31 »
Well know that I have some downtime since my 11:00 appointment got canceled until June 15th


Based on the Escorpion Imperion and the General Dark Age Periphery MULs, everything but the Fire Moth (Dasher) and the Wraith from the Alpha Strike Box wiyld be available. The Hanseatic Leauge doesn't manufacture the Archer, the Blackjack, or the Warhammer, but they're all common mechs (in various forms) for the Periphery by 3140.  You'd end up with the the following (if you're using the general Periphery MUL for the Hanseatic League plus the Crusade RATs, and the suggestion for the HL to not use any variants past 3067)

Escorpion Imperio
Atlas C
Atlas II 7DH
Archer 2R
Blackjack BJ 1
Locust C
Locust 1V
Nova (Black Hawk)
Phoenix Hawk C
Phoenix Hawk PXH 1
Pouncer
Stinger 3G
Timber Wolf (Mad Cat)
Warhammer 6R
Warhammer C 3
Warhawk (Masakari)

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Atlas AS7-D
Atlas AS7-K
Atlas AS7-S
Atlas AS7-S2
Atlas AS7-S3
Archer 2R
Archer 4M
Archer 5W
Archer 6W
Blackjack BJ 3
Locust 1V
Locust 3V
Locust 3D
Locust 3S
Phoenix Hawk PXH 1
Phoenix Hawk PXH 3D
Phoenix Hawk PXH 3S
Stinger 3G
Stinger 3R
Warhammer 6R
Warhammer 7M

The Fire Moth could be replaced by the following for the Escorpion Imperio
 Pirahna
Snox Fox Omni
Wasp 1A

The Wraith could be replaced by the following
Escorpion Imperio
Vapor Eagle (Goshawk)
Griffin 1N
Lightray 4Y
Naja Standard (Upgraded Clan Kintaro)
Naja KTO-19b EC (Early Clan tech version of the Kintaro)
Ryoken (Stormcrow)
Shadow Hawk C
Sun Bear (doubtful, since it's a unique)
Wolverine 6R

Hanseatic Leauge
Centurion 11B
Centurion 11J
Cronus 3M
Dervish 6M
Griffin 1N
Lineholder KW LH 2
Lineholder KW LH 3
Marshal 2L
Marshal X1
Shadow Hawk 2H
Shadow Hawk 5M
Surtur
Wolverine 6R
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #327 on: 02 May 2022, 10:59:25 »
They might not be on the MUL, but you could easily make a case for a very small number of Wraiths to exist in the Scorpion military, either being found in very small numbers in the Cache, or from Blakist refugees making their way to Argentinathe Hansa.

At least, that's the excuse I'm clinging to, to keep a Legacy in my forces. :)

Similarly, if you really want a Dasher, say it came from one of the feral Hellions picked up over the years. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #328 on: 02 May 2022, 11:34:45 »
The Hanseatic Leauge doesn't manufacture the Archer, the Blackjack, or the Warhammer

Where is this stated?

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« Reply #329 on: 02 May 2022, 13:00:48 »
It's based on the production lines mentioned in Objective Periphery: Bordello Military Goods pg 31, and the Hanseatic Leauge planet descriptions on the Braunschweig and Falsterbro factories on pg 4 and 5 of Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade. The Archer, Blackjack and Warhammer aren't mentioned as units that are made by any of those companies.