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The Land of the Rising Sun

Not that I'm totally happy that Catalyst is going the KS route but if it works for Mantic and Reaper maybe it's the way to bring more product instead of waiting and waiting between box releases, with the added advantage that maybe they will get enough cash from the campaign to release another set of the basic game.

Battletech-clan-invasion-kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/450703636/battletech-clan-invasion

I hate the Clans with a pasion, but I'm going in deep for the IS missing mechs like the Warhammer and the Marauder.

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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An all plastic, totally usable Battletech kickstarter...

Catalyst, this is the right move. I am so excited to give you heaps of my money.

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Knowing Catalyst...if you like Battletech, you'd more or less have to get in on this. It'll be out of stock for 18 months following release or some silly nonsense.

 
   
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North Wales

Arghhh! Arghhh!

Money! Have it! All of it!

Didn't see this coming, it's a good move. CGL aren't exactly a huge company, it's not as if companies of a comparable size aren't doing this all of the time. I think that CGL's problem has been not getting their predictions on print runs dialed in correctly - starter boxes end up rarer than hen's teeth, whilst the Alpha Strike lance packs were sat languishing on shelves. Kickstarter should let them get it right without the financial risk.

I managed to get what I reckon must have been the last GoAC box from the first print run in the UK and I think that it's the best thing to ever happen to Battletech. More please!
   
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Florence, KY

Anthony Scroggins (aka Shimmering Sword) has been working on the Clan 'mechs and the miniatures and has been posting sneak peeks on his Patreon for supporters (and no, I'm not a supporter so I haven't seen them). Now we know what they're for.

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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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 Ghaz wrote:
Anthony Scroggins (aka Shimmering Sword) has been working on the Clan 'mechs and the miniatures and has been posting sneak peeks on his Patreon for supporters (and no, I'm not a supporter so I haven't seen them). Now we know what they're for.


His work is bloody fantastic. Bringing him in to help on some of the sculpts was a brilliant move.

Now if you'll excuse me, im going to be sitting here making grabby hands at that Archer and Thor for the next month.
   
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Sterling191 wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
Anthony Scroggins (aka Shimmering Sword) has been working on the Clan 'mechs and the miniatures and has been posting sneak peeks on his Patreon for supporters (and no, I'm not a supporter so I haven't seen them). Now we know what they're for.


His work is bloody fantastic. Bringing him in to help on some of the sculpts was a brilliant move.

Now if you'll excuse me, im going to be sitting here making grabby hands at that Archer and Thor for the next month.

They didn't just bring him in "... to help on some of the sculpts...". He's the BattleTech Art Director.

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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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The Land of the Rising Sun

And the Marauder! And even better now that HG is not playing silly tricks, Stinger and Wasp!

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".

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 Miguelsan wrote:
Not that I'm totally happy that Catalyst is going the KS route but if it works for Mantic and Reaper maybe it's the way to bring more product instead of waiting and waiting between box releases, with the added advantage that maybe they will get enough cash from the campaign to release another set of the basic game.

Battletech-clan-invasion-kickstarter


I hate the Clans with a pasion, but I'm going in deep for the IS missing mechs like the Warhammer and the Marauder.

M.


I'm with you, but you gotta have somebody to fight, right?

   
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Ohh I need that Inner sphere Command Lance

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Hating the clans is SO 1990. Get with the times, hate on the Wobblies.
   
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I like how it "builds on the [unavailable] boxed sets".

Any idea what the command lance/star boxes will go for?

   
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 Elbows wrote:
Knowing Catalyst...if you like Battletech, you'd more or less have to get in on this. It'll be out of stock for 18 months following release or some silly nonsense.


My exact thoughts when reading this thread title. Established by lots of history.



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So I take it its literally impossible for new players to get started, considering both starter boxes don't seem to exist? Where does one even start as the volume of books is incomprehensible?

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11527pts Total (7400pts painted)

4980pts Total (4980pts painted)

3730 Total (210pts painted) 
   
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NewTruthNeomaxim wrote:
So I take it its literally impossible for new players to get started, considering both starter boxes don't seem to exist? Where does one even start as the volume of books is incomprehensible?

https://bg.battletech.com/downloads/

'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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keep in mind you don't really need the starter set to play battletech, having the hexmaps is nice but they sell plenty of those. you don't need the minis, you don't need ANY minis (the battletech community isn't very minis focused. and the game doesn't. sreally NEED minis) there are also a number opf free mech creator software out there that makes printing out any mech record sheet you wish a breeze (I've NEVER used offical record sheets)

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*fingers crossed for a plastic Rifleman*

Very interested in this.

   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
*fingers crossed for a plastic Rifleman*

Very interested in this.



pretty sure BTW the robotech tactics minis are on the same scale if you can track some of those down BTW

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Shimmering Sword's update is better...

Spoiler:

'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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Very tempting, especially if you can get the new starters through this.

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I'm wondering if they're going to put a bunch of stuff in as addons for the KS.

Starter boxes, map packs, Total Warfare etc. This could be an opportunity to get stuff that isn't silly money either due to the eBay tax or postage from the online store.
   
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Smart thing to do would be to offer the new beginner and starter boxes as 'add ons'.

   
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NewTruthNeomaxim wrote:
So I take it its literally impossible for new players to get started, considering both starter boxes don't seem to exist? Where does one even start as the volume of books is incomprehensible?


the Beginner Box that just comes with two mechs and the quickstart rules and a playmat is still pretty readily available. And its only like 20 bucks. But if you want to get invested and don't want to buy the metal minis then yes it's hard. I literally just want a copy of the Game of Armored Combat box but it has been out of stock for like 6 months.

I need to convince someone to play the beginner game with me so I know if I need to back this kickstarter or not. I don't know if I like Battletech, or the idea of playing it.
   
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Being Catalyst this will probably take until 3050 to deliver anything but PDFs.
   
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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Smart thing to do would be to offer the new beginner and starter boxes, as 'add ons' full-stop.


- I've resorted to 3d printing mechs from Thingiverse but having some printed rules and maps - and some minis without layer lines - would be nice, hence the not-too-fancy editing of my fellow Aussie's post

   
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NewTruthNeomaxim wrote:
So I take it its literally impossible for new players to get started, considering both starter boxes don't seem to exist? Where does one even start as the volume of books is incomprehensible?


Yep. Out of stock. If that's what you mean by having 19 of them available. And that's just this site.

https://www.ariesgamesandminis.com/index.php/shopping/product/2596-battletech-beginner-box-set.html

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That's nice... Somewhere this side of the pond? The store I preordered it back in January still has not been able to get any.
   
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Justyn wrote:
Being Catalyst this will probably take until 3050 to deliver anything but PDFs.


I'm convinced they do that on purpose because people often purchased both

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I will likely back this to get the Mechs, although I can't let it go without adding my opinion that starting with the Clans, Battletech fiction jumped the shark and became steaming garbage.
   
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 totalfailure wrote:
I will likely back this to get the Mechs, although I can't let it go without adding my opinion that starting with the Clans, Battletech fiction jumped the shark and became steaming garbage.


eht he clans aren't so bad, although they definatly chanegd the feel of the setting. (although I'd argue those changes occured even before the clans with the Warrior trilogy) they seem positively sane compared to some of the ideas Battletech has had since

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