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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #90 on: 26 December 2020, 00:10:01 »
Erik Sandoval was running things from Remagen when the newest Kuritan Uberleet death regiment hit the world. Poor Kestrel Grenadiers. For such an Elite unit, they have such a bad record.

No worries, this is just the run-up before Yori loses her damn mind and goes stupid and the next Steiner-Davion superhero shows up to roll things all the way back to 3025 borders through the power of friendship and universal love of Devlin Stone/Clan Wolf/whichever.
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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #91 on: 28 December 2020, 06:09:03 »
Oh. Erik made it out, by the skin of his teeth. Should've said that.

Good to know.Though it sounds like it wasn't a St Andre situation where the cavalry hits at the right moment but rather a "Kurita stomps everything and he left on the last Dropship" huh?

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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #92 on: 28 December 2020, 16:54:52 »
Clan Goliath Scorpion
3067: 6 worlds (all shared)
3075: 10 worlds (3 exclusive, 7 shared)
3085: N/A, expelled after getting caught with their pincer in the genetic cookie jar

As of Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade, their most recently-attested numbers would be:
3085: 9 worlds (from their initial conquest of Nueva Castile)
3140: 16 worlds (adding 7 new colony systems which had been founded by that date)
3141: 45 worlds (adding 29 conquered worlds of the former Hanseatic League)

Numbers aside, the Scorpions also benefit from not having been affected by the Blackout: the HPG network on their pre-Hanseatic Crusade planets remains intact. Although, as a point of technicality, it hasn't yet been clarified as to whether they would also be able to expand the network to cover the former Hansa planets without incident.
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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #93 on: 30 December 2020, 08:38:10 »
Danai would name a 'mech Julian because she owns Julian. Why do I get the feeling I'm the only one who read A Splinter of Hope?

Julian looks good in bullet points. When TPTB choose to write him, he appears to be weak, timid individual, who will go any direction he is pushed. I got the distinct impression if Danai went 'Psych! GET OFF OF MY WORLD" he would've done it.

Given that I just finished it about 10 days ago, I've got to ask, which book did *you* read? I certainly didn't get any of the impressions that you are quite insistent exist. Honestly Danai felt like the one who got the short end of the stick in ASoH with regards to characterization. Given our differing experiences, can you point out the places that gave you the feeling that Julian was a weak and timid individual?
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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #94 on: 30 December 2020, 12:15:11 »
No worries, this is just the run-up before Yori loses her damn mind and goes stupid and the next Steiner-Davion superhero shows up to roll things all the way back to 3025 borders through the power of friendship and universal love of Devlin Stone/Clan Wolf/whichever.

Whatever it takes.  I'll take author-granted superpowers over occupied New Avalon any day!

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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #95 on: 31 December 2020, 11:25:26 »
No worries, this is just the run-up before Yori loses her damn mind and goes stupid and the next Steiner-Davion superhero shows up to roll things all the way back to 3025 borders through the power of friendship and universal love of Devlin Stone/Clan Wolf/whichever.

That's a lot of unfounded faith right there, I tell you what.  ;)

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« Reply #96 on: 31 December 2020, 11:40:44 »
No worries, this is just the run-up before Yori loses her damn mind and goes stupid and the next Steiner-Davion superhero shows up to roll things all the way back to 3025 borders through the power of friendship and universal love of Devlin Stone/Clan Wolf/whichever.

Actually, the signs are that Yori is going to let the Warlord have enough rope to hang himself since he managed to overextend the DCMS.  If the Bears ever moved, the Combine would be in for a world of hurt.  DCMS units, particularly the Hikage, fighting the Capellans on Northwind might be all Yori is waiting for . . .

 . . . Besides, the FedSuns have no more Steiner-Davions and the 3050 map did change from the 3025 map- they swapped worlds in 3039.
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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #97 on: 06 January 2021, 16:10:15 »
If the Bears ever moved, the Combine would be in for a world of hurt.
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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #98 on: 06 January 2021, 17:27:11 »
the Bears are hibernating again *sigh*, they're not going to do anything unless poked, and the Combine knows it...

Well, you did get to beat on the Horses and Falcons for abandoned Wolf OZ worlds.

Indications are you will get to hammer on the Horses some more too.
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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #99 on: 07 January 2021, 08:38:14 »
Very slim pickings there. The good ones went to the Horses. Indeed the Horses got a solid industrial boost leading up to 3150.

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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #100 on: 07 January 2021, 10:12:01 »
Very slim pickings there. The good ones went to the Horses. Indeed the Horses got a solid industrial boost leading up to 3150.

But the Horses would ned to staff the plants which are now empty with their own techs and engineers so I would wager it might take a while until planets like Tamar or Weingarten reach their full production potential again. But hey at least the Horses will have some of the best wines in the IS  ;D

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« Reply #101 on: 07 January 2021, 11:05:47 »
Eh, the Wolves did not evacuate whole planets- they took the cream of the castes, particularly the younger members.  So if you were some 50 year old factory worker . . . odds are you are still living near that factory even if the needed molds, dies, and other tooling got pulled.  IIRC the RecGuides already talk about the Horses getting some of that production going again.
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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #102 on: 07 January 2021, 11:22:14 »
Um,

AGE does not have an impact here :

Why you ask?

It's not that the young were taken. yes more where taken but they needed experienced young. So that 50 year old with 30+ years making that widget, would be taken and assigned to a batch of 20 year ones as the Supervisor. And the clans do live 100+, they have the tech but to die young is an achievement to pass on their Codex, and possible Remembrance line.

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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #103 on: 07 January 2021, 12:16:20 »
Eh, the Wolves did not evacuate whole planets- they took the cream of the castes, particularly the younger members.  So if you were some 50 year old factory worker . . . odds are you are still living near that factory even if the needed molds, dies, and other tooling got pulled.  IIRC the RecGuides already talk about the Horses getting some of that production going again.

That might be true. I checked the FM and it seems that the Wolvs left the heavy equipment and the workers behind. they took their best scientists, technicians and probably all of their technical data with them. So the Horses might just hit the power button and the factory runs again (unless the Wolves left some bugs behind). Could the Horses actually produce Mechs that were iconic to the Wolves in the "after-Jihad-era"? The FM 3145 indicates otherwise

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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #104 on: 07 January 2021, 12:56:20 »
That might be true. I checked the FM and it seems that the Wolvs left the heavy equipment and the workers behind. they took their best scientists, technicians and probably all of their technical data with them. So the Horses might just hit the power button and the factory runs again (unless the Wolves left some bugs behind). Could the Horses actually produce Mechs that were iconic to the Wolves in the "after-Jihad-era"? The FM 3145 indicates otherwise

They are currently making Timber Wolf OmniMechs (and Mad Dog OmniMechs) IIRC.

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Re: Shifting Borders: 3135-3151
« Reply #105 on: 07 January 2021, 13:18:43 »
Um,

AGE does not have an impact here :

Why you ask?

It's not that the young were taken. yes more where taken but they needed experienced young. So that 50 year old with 30+ years making that widget, would be taken and assigned to a batch of 20 year ones as the Supervisor. And the clans do live 100+, they have the tech but to die young is an achievement to pass on their Codex, and possible Remembrance line.

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Yes, Age does . . . the easiest way to spread acculturation is to bring a breeding population rather than oldsters.  But trumping that is what is in Bonfire of Worlds where they talked about bringing the young cream of the crop among the farmers & techs.
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