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Moustache-twirling Princeps




United Kingdom

CGL have launched another KS - Shadowrun: Edge Zone. Hopefully Mercs isn't too far behind...

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Florence, KY

beast_gts wrote:
CGL have launched another KS - Shadowrun: Edge Zone. Hopefully Mercs isn't too far behind...

It is scheduled to run for two weeks, and already has $12,500 pledged against a goal of $10,000.
   
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Moustache-twirling Princeps




United Kingdom

Yeah - strong start is an understatement!
   
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The Battle Barge Buffet Line

An understatement? I was about to suggest the opposite. It seems like an artifically low starting funding goal with padded low effort stretch goals until much later where likely the real expected goal is. YMMV. As a multi-edition Shadowrun rpg fan and someone who had the original 90s card game, I wish it well.

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Moustache-twirling Princeps




United Kingdom

 warboss wrote:
An understatement? I was about to suggest the opposite. It seems like an artifically low starting funding goal with padded low effort stretch goals until much later where likely the real expected goal is. YMMV. As a multi-edition Shadowrun rpg fan and someone who had the original 90s card game, I wish it well.


Honestly, I just glanced at it and didn't even notice the stretch goals - I just saw it had 3 items in it and had doubled its starting goal. (The only Shadowrun I've played was the video game)
   
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Battlefield Tourist




MN (Currently in WY)

I was at my FLGS yesterday, and it had a strong selection of Battletech miniatures, boxes, and other accessories.

However, I did not see anyone playing it BUT I was there at a strange time. No one was really playing anything.

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Second Story Man





Astonished of Heck

I found my group by visiting a game store that had recently opened. I was originally looking to get in to WarCry, but I either noticed they had Battletech posted on their daily game calendar or mentioned that it was my preferred game, then they mentioned how they met every Friday night.

A year and half later, my collection has grown and is (mostly) painted. I've even acquired some Vehicles and ordered my first official ProtoMech and Battle Armor models.

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washington state USA

For our store game night for miniatures is Saturdays, if you come in on any other night you probably won't see as much of a turnout, but we do have it posted on the big store whiteboards schedule.

Since we are a pretty social group, we play loads of different games so we can pretty well accommodate what most players are looking for. usually when somebody new comes in and asks about a game system they are looking for players for the answer is almost always YES.

a couple weeks back a guy walked in and asked if anybody played warmachine since the scene at the store he was going to died....... there are about 11 active players at our store, so the answer was-YES!

It is also why many of us carry spare forces for people to use. i always have my 5 DUST armies with me as well as a container with 150+ odd units for battletech and the like.

ordered my first official ProtoMech


I feel the hate flow at you already. that near miss on 3's and 11's, not being able to fall down, carrying the firepower of a heavy mech that never overheats, and the EI giving them a 2+ gunnery....all for the downside of every internal hit causing a pilot hit. I do love my protos. as a hells horse player i also get the double bonus of them counting as infantry so i do not take an initiative penalty when we are playing lore rules.

I love my demon ticks, and blood drinkers, the ROC is a solid middle ground albeit a bit under gunned. The Svartalfa is just silly...but i love it so.




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Astonished of Heck

 aphyon wrote:
ordered my first official ProtoMech
I feel the hate flow at you already. that near miss on 3's and 11's, not being able to fall down, carrying the firepower of a heavy mech that never overheats, and the EI giving them a 2+ gunnery....all for the downside of every internal hit causing a pilot hit. I do love my protos. as a hells horse player i also get the double bonus of them counting as infantry so i do not take an initiative penalty when we are playing lore rules.

I love my demon ticks, and blood drinkers, the ROC is a solid middle ground albeit a bit under gunned. The Svartalfa is just silly...but i love it so.

I haven't used the EI rules with them... yet, but I have used my old FASA-style plastics as proxies for them a few times.

The reaction to them so far has been... interesting. Most of the time it starts with a freak-out because I'm taking 4 more models in that slot than I would with a Mech. The psychological affect in this area is quite interesting, especially when I could probably do something similar with a Combat Vehicle and they wouldn't bat an eye.

Then they get annoyed when the fast ones run by them (to either get scenario points or to light them up with a TAG) and the heavier ones are supporting another 'Mech or hanging back seeming to do nothing (either fire support Gorgons or Roc 3s just waiting to apply cMPL to speedsters heading to my deployment zone).

Then they hit them. Aside from one time that someone managed to hit one consistently in the 3 and 11, they individually tend not to survive the focused attention of a 'Mech. I think this last game was the first time I had ProtoMechs who got hit by a 'Mech and survive. One was without legs watching the rest of his point chase down an Awesome that had turned its back on them (he was going after a Fireball XF for some reason) and a Sarath.

The order was a Satyr for recon and speed, 2 Rocs for that good solid support, and 2 Basilisks because they are a little cheaper and they seem to be a bit rare. My next order will probably duplicate it, and then look in to getting Gorgons.

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washington state USA

Since i play hells horse i usually run at least one point of the star as protomechs. i like to pair them with my enyo strike tanks that are comparatively fast. i mix and match for a combined arms star.

usually 2-3 mechs and a mix of tanks, protomechs, aerospace or VTOLs. I even have a couple TYRs to go with my gnome battle armor.




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My Lyran Guards are shaping up pretty nice!




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The Great State of New Jersey

Oh those are gorgeous, very well done paint!

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Astonished of Heck

Great paint job.

I generally don't bother with unit designs because I'm not confident in my paint selection or painting skills. That and we generally don't DO units in our weekly games. :shrug:

So, my Inner Sphere scheme is:

By the way, did you know that Warmachine Heavy Warjack hands fit quite well with CGL plastic Assault Mechs?

My Clan scheme is:


Though, our narrative campaign has finally decided on a unit scheme so, I did a Spider I "convinced" the pilot to join our unit with in their colors (sort of).

I've mostly done the rest of the Lance Pack in the same color scheme (I've not started on the final yellow layer yet), as well as a 3D printed Stalker in the same scheme.

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New Bedford, MA USA

I just discoverd that SHRAPNEL Magazine is a thing.

Looks like all 10 issues of it are still available. I was thinking of picking one up to see if I like it. Any recommendations on what issue?


   
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Lieutenant General





Florence, KY

New closeups of the upcoming miniatures starting HERE on the BattleTech Forums.

'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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Moustache-twirling Princeps




United Kingdom

 Ghaz wrote:
New closeups of the upcoming miniatures starting HERE on the BattleTech Forums.


Weirdly that link gives me a yellow security alert ("Potentially Unwanted Programs"), and if I continue I can't see any photos...
   
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Florence, KY

beast_gts wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
New closeups of the upcoming miniatures starting HERE on the BattleTech Forums.


Weirdly that link gives me a yellow security alert ("Potentially Unwanted Programs"), and if I continue I can't see any photos...

That link should take you to a specific post on the BattleTech Forums:

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/general-discussion/mercenaries-kickstart-discussion-2-contract-negotiations-begin/msg1869051/#msg1869051

'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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washington state USA

Forum posts check...pictures not present.




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Florence, KY

 aphyon wrote:
Forum posts check...pictures not present.

Pictures are there as attachments. Maybe they're only available for members?

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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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washington state USA

that is likely the case.

Is a direct image link possible?




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Gathering the Informations.

Urban Mech variants.
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Mercs stuff
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What a bloody tease:
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Battletech Command:
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URBAN COMPANY!
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 Kanluwen wrote:

What a bloody tease:
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Must be Purifer armor
   
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York, NE

I'm concerned about the scale of those tanks/vees in relation to the current metals.

Pics make them look pretty big.

There are also a lot more pics in the FB Battletech Groups.

I hope they go hard in the paint with support/suplementals with information on all the Merc units they have packs coming for.

Force Packs seen so far: Kell Hounds, Erindani, Northwind, and Hansen's.



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Florence, KY

 TalonZahn wrote:
I'm concerned about the scale of those tanks/vees in relation to the current metals.

None of the current metals are in scale. The new vees are in scale with each other and the new 'Mechs.

'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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London

 2500kgm3 wrote:
My Lyran Guards are shaping up pretty nice!


Dirty aerospace support...
   
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 Ghaz wrote:
 TalonZahn wrote:
I'm concerned about the scale of those tanks/vees in relation to the current metals.

None of the current metals are in scale. The new vees are in scale with each other and the new 'Mechs.


These metals are in scale with the Catalyst models, as they are based on the same designs.

https://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-ncm
   
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Florence, KY

 VictorVonTzeentch wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 TalonZahn wrote:
I'm concerned about the scale of those tanks/vees in relation to the current metals.

None of the current metals are in scale. The new vees are in scale with each other and the new 'Mechs.


These metals are in scale with the Catalyst models, as they are based on the same designs.

https://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-ncm

Context is king, and that context was in regard to the metal tanks/vees. None of the current metal tanks/vees are in scale. The new vees are in scale with each other and the new 'Mechs.

'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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Where ever the Emperor needs his eyes

AH, yeah I missed that part of the contex.

We might see new Metal Tanks, but with IWM being understandably slower these days, it'll probably be a while.
   
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I really want those Urbie variants.

 VictorVonTzeentch wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 TalonZahn wrote:
I'm concerned about the scale of those tanks/vees in relation to the current metals.

None of the current metals are in scale. The new vees are in scale with each other and the new 'Mechs.


These metals are in scale with the Catalyst models, as they are based on the same designs.

https://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-ncm


I take full credit for the existence of this page. I bitched about there not being a quick way to identify which minis were being released in "catalyst scale" on the forums. After some back and forth where IWM pushed back on the idea that this was needed, they relented and now the page exists.

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Westminster, MD

Are the Shrapnel magazines worth purchasing? Are they mostly fiction? Is there a decent amount of gaming related content in them?

I'm considering picking some up (they are pretty affordable), I'm just curious what I should expect from them, in general. I can see a summary of what's included... but not really an indication of how much of what is in there (is it 90% fiction and 10% game-related stuff, etc).

   
 
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