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Ive had someone say it could also be the Chameleon, due to the bulb cockpit.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
So the Mercs box set has:

Oststol
Quickdraw
Chameleon
Devastator
Spector (?)
Starslayer (!!!)
Firefly
Flea
2x Maxim Hover Transports
2x Galleon Light Tanks

Is that a Spector? I can't tell what the one to the left of the Starslayer is.

Nope. It's most likely a Chameleon. The Spector is behind the Behemoth in the image below while the 'Mech in question is on the far right.
[Thumb - Gen Con 4.jpeg]


'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.'

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Yeah, the Chameleon is the one I can't identify, next to the Starslayer.

The one next to the Devastator is a Caesar!

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It certainly looks like a Chameleon. Also, forgot to say: Weeeeee to 28mm minis!
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Yeah, the Chameleon is the one I can't identify, next to the Starslayer.

The one next to the Devastator is a Caesar!

Yep. We saw the Caesar in the KerenskyCon pics:

[Thumb - KerenskyCon.jpeg]


'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.'

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And there are a few 'Mech designs that tend to look like one another, or lack any real artistic flair to make them stand out, so I wasn't sure.

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From the BattleTech Forums:

Adrian Gideon wrote:Going to paste this here:

The 28mm models are just a proof of concept, that are too cool to not show off.
That said, it really skews expectations. Enjoy the photos, and hope that we can expand into that one day. That said, if it ever comes to fruition, I highly doubt we’ll call it Destiny Scale.



Alpha Strike unboxing video from GenCon:


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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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Some of the upcoming Force Packs:

Death_from_above wrote:
Still some conjecture/extrapolating, multiple ForcePacks/Battlefield Support sets now confirmed :

Items in italics not part of GenCon images.

Mercenaries Core Box (GenCon - assumed content)
1 2x Inner Sphere Standard BA (Ambusher, 6"j)
2 2x Maxim (Size 2, Striker, 16"h)
3 2x Galleon (Size 1, Scout, 12"t)
4 Firefly (Size 1, Striker, 10"/8"j)
5 Starslayer (Size 2, Skirmisher, 10"j)
6 Caesar (Size 3, Brawler, 8")
7 Devastator (Size 4, Juggernaut, 6")
8 Flea (Size 1, Striker, 16")
9 Chameleon (Size 2, Scout, 12"j)
10 Quickdraw (Size 3, Skirmisher, 10"j)
11 Ostsol (Size 3, Skirmisher, 10")

Clan Star 1
12 Glass Spider (Size 3, Sniper, 8")
13 Rifleman IIC (Size 3, Sniper, 6"j)
14 Highlander IIC (Size 4, Missile Boat, 6"j)
15 Bane (Size 4, Sniper, 6")
16 Phoenix Hawk IIC (Size 4, Sniper, 10"j)

Clan Star 2
17 Locust IIC (Size 1, Striker, 16")
18 Jenner IIC (Size 1, Striker, 18"/14"j)
19 Griffin IIC (Size 2, Missile Boat, 12"j)
20 Shadowhawk IIC (Size 2, Striker, 12"j)
21 Black Python (Size 3, Skirmisher, 10"j)

Battlefield Support - Recon & Hunter (GenCon)
22 2x Warrior VTOL (Size 1,Scout, 18"v)
23 2x Skulker (Size 1, Scout, 14"w)
24 2x Ontos (Size 4, Juggernaut, 6"t)
25 2x Behemoth (Size 4, Juggernaut, 6"t)

Battlefield Support - Assault & Cavalry (GenCon)
26 2x Pegasus (Size 1, Striker, 16"h)
27 2x Condor (Size 2, Striker, 16"h)
28 2x Schrek (Size 4, Sniper, 6"t)
29 2x Demolisher (Size 4, Juggernaut, 6"t)

Vehicle Set 3 (objective-based)
30 Mobile HQ
31 Mobile Long Tom

Vehicle Set 4
32 2x Vedette (Size 2, Brawler, 10"t)
33 2x Manticore (Size 3, Brawler, 8"t) - Patreon hint
34 2x SRM Carrier (Size 3, Ambusher, 6"t) - KS announcement confirmed
35 2x LRM Carrier (Size 3, Missile Boat, 6"t) - KS announcement confirmed

Inner Sphere Recon Lance (GenCon)
36 Javelin (Size 1, Striker, 12"j)
37 Spector (Size 1, Striker, 14"j)
38 Firestarter (Size 1, Scout, 12"j)
39 Ostscout (Size 1, Scout, 16"j)

Inner Sphere Pursuit Lance (GenCon)
40 Dervish (Size 2, Missile Boat, 10"j)
41 Clint (Size 2, Striker, 12"j)
42 Hermes II (Size 2, Scout, 12")
43 Cicada (Size 2, Scout, 16")


Inner Sphere Security Lance (Gencon)
44 Scorpion (Size 2, Skirmisher, 12")
45 JagerMech (Size 3, Sniper, 8")
46
47

Inner Sphere Assault Lance (GenCon)
48 Goliath (Size 4, Sniper, 8")
49
50
51

Unallocated Mechs
Assassin (Size 2, Scout, 14"j)
Ostroc (Size 3, Skirmisher, 10")
Hoplite (Size 2, Sniper, 8")
Vulcan (Size 2, Scout, 12"j)
Charger (Size 4, Scout, 10")
Shogun (Size 4, Missile Boat, 6"j)
Whitworth (Size 2, Missile Boat, 8"j) - Patreon confirmed
Merlin (Size 3, Brawler, 8"j) - Patreon hint

[Thumb - IS Recon Lance.jpeg]

[Thumb - IS Pursuit Lance.jpeg]

[Thumb - Battlefield Support = Recon and Hunter.jpeg]

[Thumb - Battlefield Support - Assault and Cavalry.jpeg]

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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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Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Those are good shots of the Force Packs.

Thanks for those.

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hope the heli gets a flight stand

   
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 Manchu wrote:
hope the heli gets a flight stand

They're doing clear stems for the quads (the Scorpion and the Goliath) so I would imagine that the Warriors will get one as well.

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cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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That quads need stands?

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
That quads need stands?

Yes. And you can see it peeking out from underneath the prototype Scorpion below.

[Thumb - IS Security Lance.jpeg]


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The Goliath didn't look like it needed it, but look at that Scorpion. Half of its legs aren't even on the base.

It always was a bit awkward to fit on a hex properly.

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Here's a better pic of the stems from KerenskyCon


As you can see, the feet of the Goliath hang over the edge of the base as well. I guess Catalyst decided an ounce of prevention was their best course of action.

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cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
not sure I'd call it a RPG alpha strike. it's a "narrative" RPG which is useally code for "minimal mechanics sit down with your buddies and tell a story.."
And I'm not sure I'd call Alpha Strike "Battletech". It's a super-stripped down version of the core rules that removes all levels of detail and flavour just so you can smash minis together and make pew pew noises.

But, y'now: Tomayto/tomahto.


It's Toyama, heretic.

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 Orlanth wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
BrianDavion wrote:
not sure I'd call it a RPG alpha strike. it's a "narrative" RPG which is useally code for "minimal mechanics sit down with your buddies and tell a story.."
And I'm not sure I'd call Alpha Strike "Battletech". It's a super-stripped down version of the core rules that removes all levels of detail and flavour just so you can smash minis together and make pew pew noises.

But, y'now: Tomayto/tomahto.


It's Toyama, heretic.

So it's a bacon, lettuce and Toyama sandwich?


'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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And now back to BattleTech...



At the 4:20 mark you can see how the removable jump plumes will work for the Highlander.

At the 7:25 mark you can see the clear plastic rod that will be used for the quads on the Goliath.

'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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And what "Big Gencon News" was there?

Last I saw was a post on the official forums that said the product listing from a few weeks back was basically everything they had planned for the next year, so there wasn't anything to announce.

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Something a bit different-

republic of the sphere era (mostly)

We usually don't play past 3067 but i had several late era mechs so i planed a game with our comstar guy

I ran-
.tenshi 10-O
.hatamoto chi 28T "SHIN"
.hatamoto suna
.hitosune kozo prime

He ran a plasma rifle heavy loadout with
.king crab
.crusader
.warhammer
.shadowhawk

The table was swampland (pretty cool actually all the grassy areas were level 1 water, and they were actually grass flocking not painted on).

Since i had 2 mechs with TSM (and melee weapons) he brought along heat seeking LRM ammo. the plasma cannons forced me to play around with my heat a bit to maintain TSM but since most of my mechs had a gauss rifle it never really became a problem.


The game was pretty involved so i forgot to take many pictures. both the tenshi and crab were engine crited out of the game. the kozo took the leg off of the crusader. but the funniest moment of the fight was when the shadow hawk tried and failed to kick the suna who then punched him straight in the face.


with 2 mechs down and the shadow hawk fallen on the ground after this picture was taken the phone company decided not to charge me those late fees and left.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
And what "Big Gencon News" was there?

Last I saw was a post on the official forums that said the product listing from a few weeks back was basically everything they had planned for the next year, so there wasn't anything to announce.

The only big (literally) GenCon news from CGL was the life sized UrbanMech

Seriously, it was nice to see the RPG scaled models even if there is a possibility that they won't happen (at least give us the Elemental as a Kickstarter stretch goal) and getting a little bit clearer idea of what will be in the Force Packs in the Mercenaries Kickstarter.

'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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There was a modest reveal of a few more miniatures- the Doom Courser minis were seen for the first time, and Dale Eadeh, the sculptor of the Hierofalcon, had an STL printed version of the Jade Phoenix that will eventually be released in miniature form (not STL of course, let's not get crazy.)

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From the BattleTech Forums:

GRUD wrote:I was told the 2 Doom Coursers were printed, and there are Currently NO plans to bring them to market. I was told this by crackerb0x, for anyone wondering about my "Source".

'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.'

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 Gitzbitah wrote:
... had an STL printed version of the Jade Phoenix that will eventually be released in miniature form...
Ah yes. Now that's a modern 'Mech I do want. Jade Phoenix is a beast.

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The lack of plans to release the Doom Courser mini to market has me feeling big sad.

Maybe we can peer pressure them during the next KS campaign.

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IWM won't do one themselves?

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
IWM won't do one themselves?



Not sure if you're referring to the Doom Courser or Jade Phoenix, but so far no hard info / few rumours on upcoming releases from IWM.

A lot of the classic redesigns will / are supposed to show up in the upcoming Mercenaries KS.

Catalyst has partnered with Monster Fight Club for a Premium line of minis. So far the Wolfhound IIC (Grinner), Hammerhead (new RecGuide design) and Timber Wolf TC (Tukayyid configuration) have been produced. Next in line should be the Eris (new RecGuide design).

IWM should still have a set of fall / winter Battletech releases (4 Mechs). The Ion Sparrow (new RecGuide design) has been mentioned on the BT forums IIRC, but no hard confirmation. Since the Ion Sparrow, Hierofalcon and Jade Phoenix models were designed by the same guy (Dale Eadeh), I think the Phoenix has a fair chance of showing up as an IWM mini..

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I hope they get to the Iron Cheetah. I've been waiting a real proper mini of that thing for 20-odd years. Y'know, back from the days when it wasn't a real 'Mech!

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
I hope they get to the Iron Cheetah. I've been waiting a real proper mini of that thing for 20-odd years. Y'know, back from the days when it wasn't a real 'Mech!


You aren't the only one, players in our group were quite excited when it was announced there would finally be a mini.




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