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Damn.

Couldn't find any on eBay.

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
My mistake. I did not realise that. Thanks for the info.

Looks like the scale of the Warhammer (and therefore the Rifleman, I assume) are bang on for Battletech.

I take it this never came out though:


Shame, as a plastic Archer is one of the two 'Mechs I want most (and a plastic Rifleman).

I think I have about 8 of each myself. They end up looking decent-ish, but... well, the sprues are not exactly the best ever, and the parts amount for a single mini are ridiculous for the detail you get.

Still, though:


   
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My LGS just got in the Battletech sets so I was able to score the full sized one.

I like it, the mechs are decent quality and I was surprised to see how little the base rules had changed since I had last played. Nice maps included too.
   
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nobody wrote:
My LGS just got in the Battletech sets so I was able to score the full sized one.

I like it, the mechs are decent quality and I was surprised to see how little the base rules had changed since I had last played. Nice maps included too.


The base rules haven't changed since Total Warfare in 2004, and even then they didn't change a ton. Equipment changes are far more common than rules changes.

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 Mattlov wrote:
nobody wrote:
My LGS just got in the Battletech sets so I was able to score the full sized one.

I like it, the mechs are decent quality and I was surprised to see how little the base rules had changed since I had last played. Nice maps included too.


The base rules haven't changed since Total Warfare in 2004, and even then they didn't change a ton. Equipment changes are far more common than rules changes.


The last time I played (and seriously looked into the rules) pre-dated that version. This was the last rulebook I had. I've kinda kept up to date with the fluff though.
   
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nobody wrote:
 Mattlov wrote:
nobody wrote:
My LGS just got in the Battletech sets so I was able to score the full sized one.

I like it, the mechs are decent quality and I was surprised to see how little the base rules had changed since I had last played. Nice maps included too.


The base rules haven't changed since Total Warfare in 2004, and even then they didn't change a ton. Equipment changes are far more common than rules changes.


The last time I played (and seriously looked into the rules) pre-dated that version. This was the last rulebook I had. I've kinda kept up to date with the fluff though.


It still isn't that much different. The biggest difference between those editions is probably partial cover rules.

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Is it still -3 to hit and only hitting on the punch-location chart?

   
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 Nurglitch wrote:
Is it still -3 to hit and only hitting on the punch-location chart?


Nope:

Attacks against a target with partial cover apply a +1 Target Number modifier. In addition, if the hit location roll indicates a leg,
the attack strikes the cover instead. In that event, if the partial cover is a building, the hit damages the building; otherwise, the attack
does not deal damage


I can;t buy the physical copy over here so bought the pdf

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Basically, an adaptation of the miniatures rules; if you're in cover and the shot hits a location blocked by that cover, you miss.
   
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Plus the added bonus of cover working in your favour, rather than increasing your chances of getting your cockpit blasted out from 1/36 to 1/6.

   
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Yeah, that was one of the old rules that were actively unfun >_>


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...so I've been busy today



Just checking some stuff out, taking the edge off the Battletech bug.

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Either that's a huge Jenner or a tiny Stalker.

   
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Does anyone know which Technical Readout/Record Sheets are (a) still compatible with the newest ruleset and (b) include the Unseen mechs like the Marauder and Archer? I'm looking forward to getting back into the games after a 30-odd year absence, and would like the use the RTT plastics that I picked up...

Now showing companions, zombies,and terrain for Rangers of Shadow Deep!

Painting total as of 2/20/2019: 34 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment

Painting total as of 12/31/2018: 220 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse and a rice paddy and a whole bunch of resin Frostgrave terrain.
 
   
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 JoshInJapan wrote:
Does anyone know which Technical Readout/Record Sheets are (a) still compatible with the newest ruleset and (b) include the Unseen mechs like the Marauder and Archer? I'm looking forward to getting back into the games after a 30-odd year absence, and would like the use the RTT plastics that I picked up...


As far as I can see all the old designs are eactly the same and still current - just sometimes with different art - the Unseen are all listed in the new rulebook

"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

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 Mr Morden wrote:
 JoshInJapan wrote:
Does anyone know which Technical Readout/Record Sheets are (a) still compatible with the newest ruleset and (b) include the Unseen mechs like the Marauder and Archer? I'm looking forward to getting back into the games after a 30-odd year absence, and would like the use the RTT plastics that I picked up...


As far as I can see all the old designs are eactly the same and still current - just sometimes with different art - the Unseen are all listed in the new rulebook


Really? I'll have to take another look.

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Painting total as of 12/31/2018: 220 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse and a rice paddy and a whole bunch of resin Frostgrave terrain.
 
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Either that's a huge Jenner or a tiny Stalker.

Kind of tiny Stalker, yeah


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 JoshInJapan wrote:
Does anyone know which Technical Readout/Record Sheets are (a) still compatible with the newest ruleset and (b) include the Unseen mechs like the Marauder and Archer? I'm looking forward to getting back into the games after a 30-odd year absence, and would like the use the RTT plastics that I picked up...

All 99% compatible, as far as I know.
As to current TROs, I think the latest 3025 had some of the unseens, but not all of them.

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 JoshInJapan wrote:
 Mr Morden wrote:
 JoshInJapan wrote:
Does anyone know which Technical Readout/Record Sheets are (a) still compatible with the newest ruleset and (b) include the Unseen mechs like the Marauder and Archer? I'm looking forward to getting back into the games after a 30-odd year absence, and would like the use the RTT plastics that I picked up...


As far as I can see all the old designs are eactly the same and still current - just sometimes with different art - the Unseen are all listed in the new rulebook


Really? I'll have to take another look.


The Manual even has the quirks for all the Mechs - eg the Marauder gets:

Command ’Mech, Directional Torso Mount (RT), Hyper-Extending Actuators, Narrow/Low Profile; Exposed Weapon Linkage (AC/5)

"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."
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"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

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Incidentally, those quirks have worked great at our table, a relatively easy and fun way of adding some of the neglected fluff on the designs.
   
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 JoshInJapan wrote:
Does anyone know which Technical Readout/Record Sheets are (a) still compatible with the newest ruleset and (b) include the Unseen mechs like the Marauder and Archer? I'm looking forward to getting back into the games after a 30-odd year absence, and would like the use the RTT plastics that I picked up...



The designs are still valid, it's just the artwork that isn't.

I have a copy of the original TRO 3025 (my pride and well read joy), which has the original artwork for the Unseen.

The later version of the book TRO 3025 Revised completely removes the Unseen. Never to be spoken of, with some Star League era mechs thrown in, in some kind of attempt to make up for the loss.

The latest incarnation of this TRO is TRO 3039. Same tech level as the previous ones, same mechs as 3025 Revised but with a section titled Project Phoenix (not to be confused with the Project Phoenix TRO...) containing the Unseen from the original TRO 3025, but with zero artwork for them.

All of these TROs use Level 1 tech exclusively (old terminology, I know, but it works for me), so are just as legit as anything else.
   
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The only change that would "invalidate" a Tech Readout entry is the change in rounding to Ferro-Fibrous armor a few years ago.

Some 'Mechs, (not many, a handful at most) lost a single armor point.

No one is going to care.

Any design in any TRO is still valid.

To get the most up to date Record Sheets, download MegaMek Lab. And go nuts.

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Also the Maraduer is on the front cover of the new manual



it looks pretty sweet

"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

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Thats a marauder II isnt it?

Anywho, anyone know if the ILCLAN series has started yet? I have been looking for the book but I cant seem to find it.

   
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 Formosa wrote:
Thats a marauder II isnt it?

Anywho, anyone know if the ILCLAN series has started yet? I have been looking for the book but I cant seem to find it.


That's the newly reseen Unseen MAD-3R (miniature pending).
   
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Marauder IIs have little wings on the side torsos.
   
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Little wings that apparently weigh 12.5 tonnes each, since that's the only difference in the miniatures.
   
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They're gravity wings. Duh
   
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Yeah, so... I've got busy this weekend ^_^



I scaled some of the stuff vey out of whack >_> (the aforementioned Stalkers and that giant Griffin for starters), but even with some printing errors I'm quite happy with the stuff, and I'll just paint as battle damage what got borked:

Spoiler:




   
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Like the work.
   
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 Albertorius wrote:
Yeah, so... I've got busy this weekend ^_^



I scaled some of the stuff vey out of whack >_> (the aforementioned Stalkers and that giant Griffin for starters), but even with some printing errors I'm quite happy with the stuff, and I'll just paint as battle damage what got borked:

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That's a beautiful pack of Thuds that is.
   
 
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