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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #270 on: 22 August 2022, 20:56:51 »
Sure I can.  We already covered how she has completely ignored the advice of every advisor about getting into acton with the Wolves despite conflict being literally inevitable. 

For comparison, I didn't like Sun Yzu as a person but I can admit he was a great leader.

She literally gets involved because her friend dies, and obstructs the war until that takes place, hindering any kind of true advances that could have been made to take New Olympia or stop the industrial engine that is Thermopolis.

Makeda Kaye was it? Or something like that. I can't remember this person's name even. But it cemented my disdain for Nikol. She's a terrible leader.

She's not a terrible character, which I always stress. But I don't find that endearing, I find that to be the embodiment of irresponsibility.

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« Reply #271 on: 22 August 2022, 23:42:31 »
Why?  Because she did not want to start a war that if wrong would see her realm steam-rolled like it had happened less than 10 years ago?
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #272 on: 23 August 2022, 02:40:46 »
That's a good point and also what most forget: this is still the age of few HPG's. You can do recon raids but it will take time for that information to reach your central command. And while the silence from Terra grows with each passing month that also doesn't see an increase in Jumpship traffic it is prudent to step carefully at first. Of course simply going to full out war because a friend dies...

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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #273 on: 23 August 2022, 02:43:03 »
That's not how it's presented in Redemption Rites that I remember, for what it's worth.
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« Reply #274 on: 23 August 2022, 05:04:41 »
“True.” Nikol tapped the edge of her desk with one finger, thinking. “You once advised me to attack into the Wolf Empire immediately.” “I did.” “And I refused, in the name of peace. Yet here we are. Thousands are dead. A dozen or more worlds are in flames.” Nikol paused.

“My friend is dead.” The pain from the loss of Makeda Kay on Tongatapu was still fresh, though Nikol pushed it down with the same iron resolve she did anything else.

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I don't want to post the whole thing just because people should read the book, but it ends with this:


“At once, Captain-General.” Arnold clicked his heels and turned to leave but paused at the door. “And what of the Sea Fox peace?” Nikol sat back down. She opened a small crack in the iron cabinet in which she kept her emotions, and let out a tiny sliver of the anguish she felt about her friend’s death. “The Sea Foxes did not save Makeda Kay,” was all she said.

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« Reply #275 on: 23 August 2022, 09:18:10 »
Which is all absolutely pointless since this character came from nowhere and has no history.
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« Reply #276 on: 25 August 2022, 13:16:51 »
Which is all absolutely pointless since this character came from nowhere and has no history.

agreed. there's no feel of whom this person is. and why she's valueable to Nikol, this is the ultimate case of "telling rather then showing" a novel could clear this up easily eneugh but for now... there's no understanding of whom this person is and why Nikol cares is this a childhood friend? or someone she met a month ago at a friends BBQ?

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« Reply #277 on: 25 August 2022, 15:34:47 »
I suppose Nikol made a lot of friends in the Eagle's Talons independent battalion.

Of course, they were all killed by Republic of the Sphere Ghost Knights. Who went on to blame a planetary genocide on them before their corpses stopped burning, much less cooled. I've been waiting for that one to blow up. It sort of has already, though.

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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #278 on: 19 September 2022, 14:06:35 »
ON1-VA Orion is available as a September free 'Mech (with the Thor) in MechWarrior Online.



So if you are a Free Worlds League fan, you still have three weeks available to get this iconic FWL BattleMech.

You can claim it here.

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« Reply #279 on: 19 September 2022, 14:45:19 »
Tempting, not that I actually play MWO. 
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #280 on: 12 November 2022, 11:44:33 »
The new RC has the latest Hermes II. 
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« Reply #281 on: 12 November 2022, 12:03:42 »
It is a very good Hermes II
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« Reply #282 on: 12 November 2022, 15:37:21 »
I'd like to give it a go.  A little extra speed would have been appreciated but overall I'm intrigued.
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« Reply #283 on: 21 November 2022, 21:30:08 »
It also had a very good Flea. 

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« Reply #284 on: 21 November 2022, 21:38:43 »
I think I need to start a new FWLM unit. Can anyone name a regiment that fits these questions?

1: Uses purple in the paint scheme. Because all the time I've been a Marik player, it's been Atrean Dragoons or Regulan Hussars. Time for some actual purple.
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #285 on: 21 November 2022, 23:05:23 »
I don't believe there is a regiment that fits that criteria.

EDIT: I spoke slightly too soon, Protectorate Guard appear to fit the bill.
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #286 on: 22 November 2022, 00:59:07 »
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While not Purple-ish, nothing states that a genouis swath of paint can't be applied somewheres... Highlight maybe?

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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #287 on: 22 November 2022, 03:08:13 »
Think the Protectorate Guard is about it. But seriously, reconsider white with Citadel's Soulblight Grey Shade and Corax White Base. See my ComStar guys.

Basecoat white, shade, 2 layers drybrush white, edge with white primer if you want. Then go purple. A Level III was a 3-4 weekend job. Will be doing 15th Arcturan, and would consider a white & purple job in future.
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #288 on: 22 November 2022, 05:03:51 »
How about going for a Border Protectorate regiment? They use powder blue and purple. You could put a stronger emphasis on the purple?

The number of units that use white as a base color will be the end of me. It's why I'm refusing to use the 'correct' paint scheme for the handful of Tamarind Regulars I've painted. I'll stick to the modified Marik Militia colors, they work for me.
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #289 on: 22 November 2022, 08:21:25 »
Oh I forgot about those guys. One of my unpainted FWL companies is going to get this treatment

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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #290 on: 22 November 2022, 13:10:02 »
I have an Iron Guards Cyclops in my mini collection and can attest it's a lovely scheme.


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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #291 on: 23 November 2022, 03:54:35 »
TIL that the Steel Guard was rebuilt post Jihad despite siding with the toasters. That's curious.
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #292 on: 23 November 2022, 20:18:28 »
Silver Hawk Irregulars, those that hail from Callison and Marcus, use a half-purple/half-silver scheme (left/right split). They exist from the 3SW (2966) through 3081...but then were reformed 3135. So they should just squeeze into contention by a nose.

They have Martha Zuritas from the 4SW through Guerrero, and access to many other paint schemes. Besides, purple and silver is a pretty snazzy look. The Gryphons, under Zuritas, acquitted themselves well against Snord's Irregulars (in 3029) and were a key reason for the LCAF's faltering offensive into the Combine during 3039 (see Field Manual: Free Worlds League, FASA 1699, pp. 88-90 and Rhonda's Irregulars, FASA 1643, pp. 8, 40-41).

Hmm...Zurita's Company is easy enough to assemble from models on hand. I might take a stab at the unit myself. Might be worth a thought for you, Wierdo.
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #293 on: 24 November 2022, 06:42:36 »
TIL that the Steel Guard was rebuilt post Jihad despite siding with the toasters. That's curious.

The Steel Guard was rebuild by the estranged son of the former commander. When his mother died he inherited her wealth and he decided to rebuild the Guard in "it's true image" not the traitors that sided with the Blakists.
And I suppose you don't look a gifted horse in the mouth when everyone is trying to rebuild it's militaries

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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #294 on: 25 November 2022, 19:41:21 »
RG27 has new Galleon variants in it for those interested.  I like them!  The -106M is a fast little taxi for battle armor.
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« Reply #295 on: 26 November 2022, 00:27:07 »
Where do you see them going in your armor brigade? Not that I think them bad, but because you mentioned it in the other thread.

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« Reply #296 on: 26 November 2022, 02:58:01 »
Where do you see them going in your armor brigade? Not that I think them bad, but because you mentioned it in the other thread.

I see them going to approximately one hex from the enemy and pulling the ripcord.  What happens after that isn't really my concern.
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« Reply #297 on: 26 November 2022, 13:06:19 »
The -106 will as the recon elements, and the -106M as battle armor taxis for Kopis or Longinus squads.
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #298 on: 29 November 2022, 00:43:08 »
So the Bloodhound was taken out of production in the late 3130s or early 3140s . . . thoughts?
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Re: The Free Worlds League: Wolf Empire Reunion Tour
« Reply #299 on: 29 November 2022, 20:58:44 »
Sad panda. One of the funniest-looking designs, but also one of my favorite beefy scouts to stiffen lighter Lances, and a favorite Marik back-watcher and BA-discourager in heavier Lances. I know the Bloodhound fleet is probably still healthy, but stinks hearing they're a finite number now and moving forward (until something changes).
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