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Ollanius Pius - Savior of the Emperor






Gathering the Informations.

Just making sure the premium version of the Wolfhound IIC from Catalyst wasn't missing anything!

That was a fun little blighter.
   
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Florence, KY

 Kanluwen wrote:
Just making sure the premium version of the Wolfhound IIC from Catalyst wasn't missing anything!

That was a fun little blighter.

Note that while it's sold on the Catalyst Game Labs web store, the model itself is a product of Monster Fight Club (like the previous Black Knight was from Creative Juggernaut). Neither the press release from Catalyst nor the online store listing mentions a card so it seems like you're not missing anything.

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'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
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Florence, KY

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/general-discussion/mercenary-kickstarter-discussion/msg1830259/#msg1830259

We now know where the new Vindicator will first be seen...

[Thumb - NEW Beginners Box.jpg]
NEW BattleTech Beginner Box

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'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
Made in ca
Krazed Killa Kan




Monarchy of TBD

Poor Vindicator. It's going to get a bad reputation being matched up against a Griffin so much. If it had to a 55 tonner, at least they could have put it up against a Shadow Hawk!
Gorgeous box art though.

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Florence, KY

 Gitzbitah wrote:
Poor Vindicator. It's going to get a bad reputation being matched up against a Griffin so much. If it had to a 55 tonner, at least they could have put it up against a Shadow Hawk!
Gorgeous box art though.

The Shadow Hawk is already in the AGoAC boxed set as is the Wolverine. That's why they decided to replace the Wolverine with the Vindicator in the updated Beginner Box, so the same sculpt is not featured in two products (outside of the salvage boxes).

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
Made in us
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Gathering the Informations.


That's a lot of fun new swag!

Also, vehicles!
Spoiler:

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Hope we can get a vindicator somewhere else. That will suck to have to buy another beginner box just to get one model out of it.
   
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Florence, KY

 auticus wrote:
Hope we can get a vindicator somewhere else. That will suck to have to buy another beginner box just to get one model out of it.

It’s already been confirmed that the Vjndicator will be exclusive to the Beginner Box for the foreseeable future.

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
Made in us
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Sadness. Unfathomable sadness. Oh well in the grand scheme of things that is a fairly minor thing... will just have to live with the metal one.
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

The... the beginner box doesn't have a Vindicator. It has a Griffin and a Wolverine.

I had to double check, as I could'a sworn that the last Kickstarter had a new Cicada and Quickdraw. Why they insist in making more Quickdraws is beyond me - they're terrible 'Mechs - but here we are. The rest are pretty cool, even if I have most of what's there (other than the Quads and IICs).

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Battleship Captain






The Land of the Rising Sun

Niffty!

The Vindy surely got an upgrade. From a mediochre 45er to poster boy mech.

M.


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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
The... the beginner box doesn't have a Vindicator. It has a Griffin and a Wolverine.


Current box, new box will have a Griffin, and and Vind.

M.

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Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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Florence, KY

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
The... the beginner box doesn't have a Vindicator. It has a Griffin and a Wolverine.

I had to double check, as I could'a sworn that the last Kickstarter had a new Cicada and Quickdraw. Why they insist in making more Quickdraws is beyond me - they're terrible 'Mechs - but here we are. The rest are pretty cool, even if I have most of what's there (other than the Quads and IICs).


You did notice that the description under the image I posted says NEW Beginner Box?

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
Made in au
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I've not seen anything about a new beginner box, only an Alpha Strike box.

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Solahma






RVA

HBMC take a look at the pic ...

Pretty happy it’s the Griffin rather than the Wolverine paired with the Vindicator for the new Beginner Box. But would have preferred a different mech altogether.

   
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North Wales

I am not buying another Beginner Box just for Vindicator. Do I look like I like nerve gassing crowds of civilians? I can live without it.

Hopefully it will pop up in the KS the same way that they bundled the Beginner Box mechs with the AGoAC mechs. It is a nice one, though.

It does look like they'll be filling in the blanks, but you can bet that someone's Favouritest Evar Mech will be excluded and that person will make an ungodly hoohah for the duration of the campaign and beyond.
   
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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Oh! I didn't even see that pic. Only the big group of 'Mechs.

Yeah, ok, a new Beginner's box? I mean yes, it's good that now, when buying it and the main box, you won't end up with two Wolverines, but... uhh... I'm not buying another one to just get a Vindcator.

Unless it has new map sheets. Then that becomes a different story.

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United Kingdom

More photos from Bishop Steiner's FB post:

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The Land of the Rising Sun

A Big Mac Vind. I already have 2 Vindicators, but I wouldn't mind adding a 3rd.

Plushies! /inserttakemymoneymeme.

M.


Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

Every year Golden Week Tournament at www.nagoyahammer.com 
   
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North Wales

Does anyone know what the deal is with the novels there?

Are they just the latest reprints or something a bit more special? Whatever they are, I'm totally getting a new copy of Close Quarters - mine is a bit wrecked, to say the least.


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 H.B.M.C. wrote:


Unless it has new map sheets. Then that becomes a different story.




I am mapsheeted out. That KS netted me a lot.

Hang on, scratch that. I remember seeing some photos of some upcoming urban maps, there's still a hole in my collection!

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 Miguelsan wrote:
A Big Mac Vind. I already have 2 Vindicators, but I wouldn't mind adding a 3rd.
Checking my database, I have 3. So another one to give me a full Lance. Sure. Why not?

 Miguelsan wrote:
Plushies! /inserttakemymoneymeme.
And the Archer ain't the only one. There's a plushie Atlas! I must own that. Only thing I'd want more is a plushie Warhammer, in Kuritan red!

 Chillreaper wrote:
I am mapsheeted out. That KS netted me a lot.
See I understand all those words individually, but in that specific order they simply don't read as English.

 Chillreaper wrote:
Hang on, scratch that. I remember seeing some photos of some upcoming urban maps, there's still a hole in my collection!
New maps is always a good thing. BTech players have been stuck with Map Sets 1-7 for close to 3 decades! New is good. More new is better.

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Huh glad to see a new Vindicator but isn't that not a very balanced pair for a beginner box?

Had some old GEO-Hex terrain from a friend and we had a game yesterday - first in years and first with all the new plastic (well there is one ancient Ral Partha in the mix - need a new plastic Javelin someday ha)

Spoiler:

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washington state USA

More transplants from GW tonight, did 2 separate small 1v1 training games for a couple brand new players.

Then we did a full normal lance V lance battle for another relatively new player.

he was a bit overwhelmed by the complexity of the rules or more how i could remember everything (but after 30 years playing the game it is kind of second nature for me)

I just put down some random mechs and gave him a few. record sheets to use with what he had on him.

It was a bit odd but i ran 2 t-bolts at the same time-a 10SE and a 7SE. along with my dragon fire and marauder II

He ran a rifleman 6X, warhammer 8D, atlas S2 and a crusader 8S

In the first few turns he was having some bad dice rolls seeing through my ECM ghost imagining, but in the end he turned it around using his own ECM in counter mode to shut down some of mine...and well heavy gauss rifles at short range do bad things to 65 ton mechs.

The table

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The battle start

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Around the 3rd turn-

Spoiler:


Also a an old "new" edition to my Lyran forces, i had this ASF sitting in the model cabinet and finally decided i should finish it.

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Battleship Captain




Okay...here we go.

Spoiler:



To introduce myself; I've played basically every battletech computer game going, along with the Mechwarrior Destiny RPG, and I've had a copy of Battleforce 2 since ever, but I've never really had a chance to try the tabletop game.

I picked these up from my local game store, and there seems to be a reasonable cadre of disaffected X-wing players; if was an x-wing store championship and its fair to say a lot of them are not happy at recent rules changes.
Quite a few now battletech via the Michael Stackpole novels.

I'm planning on running some tryout intro games for people to see if it grabs them. I dont have the starter box but have the quick start .pdf, so I considered the Wolverine vs Griffin standees 1v1 with the 'just the top half of the sheet' but if there are enough people interested I might do a 2v2 or more with each player handling a single medium weight 'mech.
Advice and suggestions for intro events are welcome!

In terms of painting them up, I was looking at painting the inner sphere lances as a pirate/mercenary force as a sort of hobby project with my daughter.
Since she's a toddler with a copy of the battletech activity colouring book, I'm expecting "Cassie's Corsairs" to havw some rather...uh...distinctive...colour schemes.

Spoiler:


Meanwhile I'm tempted to do the clan force as a bit of a joke; I remember the references to the "Spaniel Clan" being a kids TV series in-universe, so the mechs will be white with brown highlight plates.

Spoiler:

Cassie's doggy big brother; soon to be the happiest and fluffiest star captain imaginable.

Termagants expended for the Hive Mind: ~2835
 
   
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The Great State of New Jersey

Started doing some inventory on my collection and realized that I presently own 35 lances (technically 3 of those are Shilone flights) and 23 stars (2 of which are elemental stars + 2 extra mechs that are looking for a star to join). Well on my way to fielding an entire Regiment and Galaxy.

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Florence, KY

Posted by Adrian Gideon on the BattleTech Forums in regards to the new Beginner Box:

Adrian Gideon wrote:Hey folks, going to apologize up front—the Beginner Box is done. There was plenty of discussion—AND FIGHTING—to land at this point. I lost. And for the one simple change of one miniature swap, it created a LOT of work and ate resources. So what I’m saying is, you can talk about what would be a better swap, what would be a better pair, but it’s not happening. This is a done deal, please be aware.

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
Made in ca
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chaos0xomega wrote:
I hate that we will be waiting 4-6 months minimum for half this stuff to hit shelves.


at least you're American and can get the stuff as soon as it'sd avaliable rather then having to wait for the exclusivity period to end.

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North Wales

 H.B.M.C. wrote:


 Chillreaper wrote:
I am mapsheeted out. That KS netted me a lot.
See I understand all those words individually, but in that specific order they simply don't read as English.



Are you implying that there's no theoretical upper limit to the desirable number of mapsheets that one should own? Curious.

That would make them the gaming equivalent of Chocolate Hobnobs. I think that I might be able to get behind this theory.



After the hunt for my AGoAC box (think that I must have got the last one in the UK from the first run) and the excitement that happens every time on the UK FB group when a couple of BT boxes are found in a gaming shop, I've come to the conclusion that my best bet is to get all of my things on the KS.

It's simple things like not having to fuss about getting a flipping rulebook without having to get it shipped from Catalyst themselves - which reminds me, I really should get a hardcopy of Total Warfare next time round...
   
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Battleship Captain




I was shocked to just wander into my store and find both a game of armoured combat and clan invasion.

I believe "yoink!" May have been my first response.
(Paying, obviously)
They even had a couple of star expansion boxes, too.

What's the UK fb group called?

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North Wales

It's under "Battletech UK"

Highly original name, but it does what it says on the tin.

Pretty impressive finding the stuff in a shop! Nice one!
   
Made in jp
Battleship Captain






The Land of the Rising Sun

BrianDavion wrote:
chaos0xomega wrote:
I hate that we will be waiting 4-6 months minimum for half this stuff to hit shelves.


at least you're American and can get the stuff as soon as it'sd avaliable rather then having to wait for the exclusivity period to end.


Haha, you so funny! Points at flag.

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

Every year Golden Week Tournament at www.nagoyahammer.com 
   
 
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