Switch Theme:

Classic Battletech Is Awesome: the Thread!!!!!  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in us
Second Story Man





Astonished of Heck

Is it bad of me to not want to get the Battle Lance just so I don't have a Rifleman?

I love the Warhammer, but I seem to be hating the Rifleman more than I love the Warhammer.

This isn't against the model (it looks great), just the general build of most of the Riflemen variants.

Are you a Wolf, a Sheep, or a Hound?
Megavolt wrote:They called me crazy…they called me insane…THEY CALLED ME LOONEY!! and boy, were they right.
 
   
Made in us
Battlefield Tourist




MN

@Aphyon- Dang, that made me want that Lance pack now too! Good work on them!

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

 Easy E wrote:
@Aphyon- Dang, that made me want that Lance pack now too! Good work on them!


Yeah being an old school player i have a bunch of the original un-seens but i never had the original rifleman, archer, warhammer or marauder. so picking up these packs was a thing i could not resist. especially with the quality of these new plastics.

I already picked up the starter box with 8 mechs to get more un-seens like the (another) wolverine, shadow hawk, thunderbolt etc...

The nice thing about battletech minis is they don't take long to paint unless you want to do some serious detail like the guys on cammo specs.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2021/05/06 18:07:58




GAMES-DUST1947/infinity/B5 wars/epic 40K/5th ed 40K/victory at sea/warmachine/battle tactics/monpoc/battletech/battlefleet gothic/castles in the sky,/heavy gear 
   
Made in es
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps






Well, one half of the box complete:

   
Made in us
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Nice Albertorius , what did you use for the snow, I've tried the GW stuff, but never impressed with it.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in es
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps






 Theophony wrote:
Nice Albertorius , what did you use for the snow, I've tried the GW stuff, but never impressed with it.

It's the GW stuff, actually, Valhallan Storm, only mashed a bit so that it mixed slightly with the underlaying stuff.
   
Made in gb
Mighty Vampire Count






UK

Thats some great work

I AM A MARINE PLAYER

"Unimaginably ancient xenos artefact somewhere on the planet, hive fleet poised above our heads, hidden 'stealer broods making an early start....and now a bloody Chaos cult crawling out of the woodwork just in case we were bored. Welcome to my world, Ciaphas."
Inquisitor Amberley Vail, Ordo Xenos

"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/528517.page

A Bloody Road - my Warhammer Fantasy Fiction 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

So a fun little thing tonight-using heavy metal pro and a bit of gundam reseach i made gundam compatible record sheets for playing battletech gundam in the larger toy scale.








This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2021/05/16 16:55:33




GAMES-DUST1947/infinity/B5 wars/epic 40K/5th ed 40K/victory at sea/warmachine/battle tactics/monpoc/battletech/battlefleet gothic/castles in the sky,/heavy gear 
   
Made in au
Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I just realised you're using Mighty Empires tiles as hex bases.

Industrial Insanity - My Terrain Blog
"GW really needs to understand 'Less is more' when it comes to AoS." - Wha-Mu-077

 
   
Made in gb
Highlord of Terra






Adrift within the vortex of my imagination.

It's so ugly it's beautiful.

n'oublie jamais - It appears I now have to highlight this again.

It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. By the juice of the brew my thoughts aquire speed, my mind becomes strained, the strain becomes a warning. It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
I just realised you're using Mighty Empires tiles as hex bases.


Turns out they were just the right size. and they sort of look like textured bases so double win.



GAMES-DUST1947/infinity/B5 wars/epic 40K/5th ed 40K/victory at sea/warmachine/battle tactics/monpoc/battletech/battlefleet gothic/castles in the sky,/heavy gear 
   
Made in us
Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

That Gundam game looks fantastic.

Are those the same size as the current action figures.

My son has some of those and they're in the same scale as the 1/144 HG kits.

Its fascinating that you its the same cost to play with 6 inch posable HG kits as with 1.5 inch metal miniatures.

Chicago Skirmish Wargames club. Join us for some fast-play, indie gaming in the windy city.
http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/


My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/651712.page

Visit the Chicago Valley Railroad!
https://chicagovalleyrailroad.blogspot.com 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

 Eilif wrote:
That Gundam game looks fantastic.

Are those the same size as the current action figures.

My son has some of those and they're in the same scale as the 1/144 HG kits.

Its fascinating that you its the same cost to play with 6 inch posable HG kits as with 1.5 inch metal miniatures.


They are the mobile suits in action toy line.







I just went online, checked the stats and used heavymetal pro to build the mechs to the best assimilation of the loadouts and performance of the mobile suits in the battletech system.

the GM customs for example is 60 tons with an ultra AC5, a head mounted set of machineguns, a sword and a torso mounted cockpit, XL engine and jump jets.
keeping in line with the fact that gundam mecha are incredibly agile and lightly armored for their tonnage compared to classic battletech.

We then just run them using the 3d terrain rules (1 hex=2") as heavy metal pro allows you to automatically print the sheets out in that scale.



I have also seen players re-purpose the hero clicks version of the battletech minis using the same system.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2021/05/24 06:56:52




GAMES-DUST1947/infinity/B5 wars/epic 40K/5th ed 40K/victory at sea/warmachine/battle tactics/monpoc/battletech/battlefleet gothic/castles in the sky,/heavy gear 
   
Made in us
Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

 aphyon wrote:
 Eilif wrote:
That Gundam game looks fantastic.

Are those the same size as the current action figures.

My son has some of those and they're in the same scale as the 1/144 HG kits.

Its fascinating that you its the same cost to play with 6 inch posable HG kits as with 1.5 inch metal miniatures.


They are the mobile suits in action toy line.







I just went online, checked the stats and used heavymetal pro to build the mechs to the best assimilation of the loadouts and performance of the mobile suits in the battletech system.

the GM customs for example is 60 tons with an ultra AC5, a head mounted set of machineguns, a sword and a torso mounted cockpit, XL engine and jump jets.
keeping in line with the fact that gundam mecha are incredibly agile and lightly armored for their tonnage compared to classic battletech.

We then just run them using the 3d terrain rules (1 hex=2") as heavy metal pro allows you to automatically print the sheets out in that scale.



I have also seen players re-purpose the hero clicks version of the battletech minis using the same system.

Thanks for that!
Do you have an aproximate height for those guys? Looks like they are different (and possibly differently sized) than the current Tamashii Nations brand figures my son has.

I'm a big fan of the Mechwarrior Clix figures myself but I rebase them and use them for Alpha Strike or the rules-lite generic "Mech Attack!" rulesets. They're great for club and home play, though I prefer to break out my big (approximately 25-28mm) scale stuff for conventions.

Chicago Skirmish Wargames club. Join us for some fast-play, indie gaming in the windy city.
http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/


My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/651712.page

Visit the Chicago Valley Railroad!
https://chicagovalleyrailroad.blogspot.com 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

They stand roughly 4-5" tall depending on the unit.



GAMES-DUST1947/infinity/B5 wars/epic 40K/5th ed 40K/victory at sea/warmachine/battle tactics/monpoc/battletech/battlefleet gothic/castles in the sky,/heavy gear 
   
Made in us
Battlefield Tourist




MN

I saw them at my local Walgreens and they were about $10 a pop.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

 Easy E wrote:
I saw them at my local Walgreens and they were about $10 a pop.

Sorry I missed those. The current action figures are hard plastic and better detailed and articulated, but they're also $25 each.

Chicago Skirmish Wargames club. Join us for some fast-play, indie gaming in the windy city.
http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/


My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/651712.page

Visit the Chicago Valley Railroad!
https://chicagovalleyrailroad.blogspot.com 
   
Made in gb
Servoarm Flailing Magos




United Kingdom

Black Knight Variant Mini Coming Soon!

TL;DR - Catalyst have the new multipart Black Knight Variant and they should be in their store "soon".
   
Made in ca
Krazed Killa Kan




Monarchy of TBD

Even more impressive, Blaine Lee Pardoe confirmed that they can create more when it sells out- for once in their life Catalyst Games will have a regular restock.

Klawz-Ramming is a subset of citrus fruit?
Gwar- "And everyone wants a bigger Spleen!"
Mercurial wrote:
I admire your aplomb and instate you as Baron of the Seas and Lord Marshall of Privateers.
Orkeosaurus wrote:Star Trek also said we'd have X-Wings by now. We all see how that prediction turned out.
Orkeosaurus, on homophobia, the nature of homosexuality, and the greatness of George Takei.
English doesn't borrow from other languages. It follows them down dark alleyways and mugs them for loose grammar.

 
   
Made in gb
Servoarm Flailing Magos




United Kingdom

 Gitzbitah wrote:
Even more impressive, Blaine Lee Pardoe confirmed that they can create more when it sells out- for once in their life Catalyst Games will have a regular restock.
Yes - one of the reasons they were looking for a US manufacturer was to increase availably.

I've just noticed he's said they "are plastic resin" - hopefully they're better than Mantic's stuff!
   
Made in au
Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

It's not the Ryoken, so it doesn't matter.

*pouts*

Industrial Insanity - My Terrain Blog
"GW really needs to understand 'Less is more' when it comes to AoS." - Wha-Mu-077

 
   
Made in ca
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Halifax

Not mine, but very cool:


Racism is the little things - Twitter thread by Eric Lang
TITANOMACHINA Now on Tabletop Simulator in Steam. FREE. Armour Piercing Pi, my Titanomachina Development Blog 
   
Made in au
Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Have to admit, it took me a good few seconds to figure out what I was looking at.

Industrial Insanity - My Terrain Blog
"GW really needs to understand 'Less is more' when it comes to AoS." - Wha-Mu-077

 
   
Made in gb
Servoarm Flailing Magos




United Kingdom

KS Update #172 - Inner Sphere Heavy Battle Lance & Clan Heavy Battle Star Advanced Final Production Samples

Inner Sphere Heavy Battle Lance
Spoiler:


Nightstar



Cataphract



Axeman



Bushwacker




Clan Heavy Battle Star
Spoiler:


Turkina



Kingfisher



Ebon Jaguar



Crossbow



Huntsman


   
Made in us
Second Story Man





Astonished of Heck

Looks like that Ebon Jaguar/Cauldron-Born actually has a waist and can Torso Twist, unlike the original visuals and the Ironwind model.

That Nightstar is the only Inner Sphere Assault outside of the big box.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2021/06/04 22:25:51


Are you a Wolf, a Sheep, or a Hound?
Megavolt wrote:They called me crazy…they called me insane…THEY CALLED ME LOONEY!! and boy, were they right.
 
   
Made in us
Grumpy Longbeard





washington state USA

Pretty, but i don't have to spend any cash on those since i already own most of them, and they are not un-seens that got me to buy the first 2 IS packs.



GAMES-DUST1947/infinity/B5 wars/epic 40K/5th ed 40K/victory at sea/warmachine/battle tactics/monpoc/battletech/battlefleet gothic/castles in the sky,/heavy gear 
   
Made in au
Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Ah. My precious Turkina. Shame the new variants it got in Recog Guide 16 were pretty naff.

The Crossbow on the other hand got some interesting new things in Recog Guide 17. The J and G are quite interesting.

Industrial Insanity - My Terrain Blog
"GW really needs to understand 'Less is more' when it comes to AoS." - Wha-Mu-077

 
   
Made in gb
Servoarm Flailing Magos




United Kingdom

 Charistoph wrote:
That Nightstar is the only Inner Sphere Assault outside of the big box.

Big box? Several of the Lance Packs have Assaults in them.
   
Made in us
Second Story Man





Astonished of Heck

beast_gts wrote:
 Charistoph wrote:
That Nightstar is the only Inner Sphere Assault outside of the big box.

Big box? Several of the Lance Packs have Assaults in them.

Of the two I've seen, they've had Heavies, but no Assault. Of course, it could just be that I've only seen the two and was unaware of more.

Are you a Wolf, a Sheep, or a Hound?
Megavolt wrote:They called me crazy…they called me insane…THEY CALLED ME LOONEY!! and boy, were they right.
 
   
Made in ca
Krazed Killa Kan




Monarchy of TBD

Oooh! Another chance to salivate I mean research over the impending glories of the kickstarter.

So Inner Sphere Assaults in the kickstarter, by package
Direct Fire Lance
Atlas, Marauder II

Heavy Lance
Banshee

Fire Lance
Longbow, Stalker, Zeus

Batlle Lance
Nightstar

Urban Lance
Victor

Support
Cyclops, Thug

Comstar Command Level II
King Crab, Highlander

Comstar Battle Level II
Crocket

All told, 13 new plastic sculpts of Inner Sphere Assault Mechs. What I won't do is go find pictures- there's too many updates, and kickstarter's interface is not friendly enough for that.

Klawz-Ramming is a subset of citrus fruit?
Gwar- "And everyone wants a bigger Spleen!"
Mercurial wrote:
I admire your aplomb and instate you as Baron of the Seas and Lord Marshall of Privateers.
Orkeosaurus wrote:Star Trek also said we'd have X-Wings by now. We all see how that prediction turned out.
Orkeosaurus, on homophobia, the nature of homosexuality, and the greatness of George Takei.
English doesn't borrow from other languages. It follows them down dark alleyways and mugs them for loose grammar.

 
   
 
Forum Index » Other Sci-Fi Miniatures Games
Go to: