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The container had better not fall of the flipping ship is all I'm saying

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Florence, KY

For those who were a part of the Clan Invasion Kickstarter, there's news from the Catalyst Game Labs twitter account (and Facebook account as well)...

Something new is coming October 20th...

Watch here for more info

#painting #miniatures #battletech

It looks like your $1.75M stretch goal will finally be arriving next week.


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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

A preview of the BattleTech Universe book by Randall Bills:



'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

Latest update. Ignore the update title in the latest email as it was a mistake

'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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Leader of the Sept







Boooo... I thought it looked a bit optimistic

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Florence, KY

 Flinty wrote:
Boooo... I thought it looked a bit optimistic

Mistakes happen when they're trying to work on updates for two different Kickstarters at the same time.

'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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Florence, KY

Another video from Liya



Liya International is an OEM Plastic Manufacturer. Although we do our own plastic work we still work closely with several partners to produce the printed portions of our projects. Here is one of our printing partners who is packing our miniatures into the trays they received from a 3rd partner into the boxes they printed. Then they will go into cartons which came from a 4th partner.

At least we now know why they were placing all of those 'Mechs in blue totes instead of boxing them up.

'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

For those not signed up for the Catalyst Game Labs newsletter, they will be attending PAX Unplugged December 1st through the 3rd. Here's what we can look forward to seeing:

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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 us
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Florence, KY

The Catalyst Game Labs schedule for PAX Unplugged on Friday, December 1st, Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd::

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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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Whole lotta "not BattleTech" on there.

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They want us to suffer.

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About the Clans: "Those brief outbursts of sense can't hold back the wave of sibko bred, over hormoned sociopaths that they crank out though." 
   
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Gotta build up to something on a multi day convention.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Well, there's no information on what the REDACTED is going to cover on Day 1, but Day 2 has the BattleTech 40th Anniversary and Let's Play BattleTech.

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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 jp
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The Land of the Rising Sun

A nice reveal would be how much is going to cost the shipping to Japan of the KS. Because we are all still waiting on that, right?

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.

About the Clans: "Those brief outbursts of sense can't hold back the wave of sibko bred, over hormoned sociopaths that they crank out though." 
   
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 Miguelsan wrote:
A nice reveal would be how much is going to cost the shipping to Japan of the KS. Because we are all still waiting on that, right?

M.


Emphasis mine : I sure hope it's going to be a nice reveal when they tell us how much shipping (+ VAT where applicable) we'll have to pay..
   
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Florence, KY

Latest Kickstarter update in the OP, with the unboxing video on Kickstarter.

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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 au
Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Remind me: Was the Universe book included at any pledge levels (digital or otherwise), or was it always an add-on?


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Pretty sure it was always an add on. $200 for the ultimate edition.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
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Florence, KY









'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 jp
Battleship Captain






The Land of the Rising Sun

I should have ordered one! Actually if the pledge manager allows for extras when it opens for shipping I will.

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.

About the Clans: "Those brief outbursts of sense can't hold back the wave of sibko bred, over hormoned sociopaths that they crank out though." 
   
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Florence, KY

 Miguelsan wrote:
I should have ordered one! Actually if the pledge manager allows for extras when it opens for shipping I will.

M.

I’m fairly certain that you won’t be able to adjust your pledge when the PM reopens, but fhey will be available via the CGL webstore after the Kickstarter backers have been fulfilled (yes, I know about the shipping costs for overseas customers is a little less than desirable).

'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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 LunarSol wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
 LunarSol wrote:
Finally jumped in with the Alpha Strike set. Kind of a redemption project from when I failed to figure the universe out in the early 90's. Now I've got to figure out what else I need before this KS adds more to the pile.

Check out "You bought the box set and are ready to expand your BT experience. Now what?" on the BattleTech Forums.


Thanks! Any suggestions on Lance/Star packs that are worth picking up?


all of them? but more seriously, there are so many that a lot of it is going to depend on what you want to do with them. are you looking for different play options? fun stuff to paint, etc.

as it is, the game isn't really tied to minis.. proxies are considered perfectly ok for casual play and even some tourney's (depends on venue) so largely just collect the ones you think look the most interesting when you get started, and as you become more familiar with the game you can branch out into getting ones with variants you are interested in.
   
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 Ghaz wrote:
 Miguelsan wrote:
I should have ordered one! Actually if the pledge manager allows for extras when it opens for shipping I will.

M.

I’m fairly certain that you won’t be able to adjust your pledge when the PM reopens, but fhey will be available via the CGL webstore after the Kickstarter backers have been fulfilled (yes, I know about the shipping costs for overseas customers is a little less than desirable).
You are supposed to lie to me, and say that I'm right. Don't pop my bubble sending me into FOMO hell

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.

About the Clans: "Those brief outbursts of sense can't hold back the wave of sibko bred, over hormoned sociopaths that they crank out though." 
   
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Anyone know what was the redacted bit at the end of the Friday schedule?
   
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Florence, KY

Ancient Otter wrote:
Anyone know what was the redacted bit at the end of the Friday schedule?

It was a game of first edition Shadowrun, as they will be releasing a commemorative first edition rulebook for Shadowrun’s 35th anniversary.

'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
Lieutenant General





Florence, KY

News from PAX Unplugged from the BattleTech Forums:

Death_from_above wrote:
2024 upcoming stuff :

Force Manuals : Davion (Q1), Kurita (Q2), Mercs (Q3). Each will come with a PDF for the IlClan-era.

Hotspots : Hinterlands (Q3-ish)

MechCommander's Handbook (Q4)

Recognition Guide Vol.2 : IlClan (compilation, mid-2024)

Recognition Guide 33 (PDF)

40th Anniversary cover-versions of Beginner Box (SLDF Griffin) and AGOAC (SLDF Awesome). Contents remain the same.

4 new ForcePacks (1 per quarter) :

first up (Q1) : Star League Command Lance - Atlas II, Thunder Hawk, Orion and Phoenix Hawk variant (looks like a PXH-1b "Special")

2nd ForcePack will have some Civil War designs in it

Each ForcePack will have a single pre-painted mini (which can be stripped and repainted)

Victor Davion's Dire Wolf Prometheus is name-dropped (possibly in a Force Manual Davion-related ForcePack ?)

They hope to release IlKhan's Eyes Only in Q3

No time jumps in storyline

More stuff in the pipeline that they can't talk about just yet
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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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West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

Unavoidable prepainted minis in the new packs?


Yuck.



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Prepaint? Where you see that?

Edit - NVM, Found it. Agreed, yuck.

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 AegisGrimm wrote:
Unavoidable prepainted minis in the new packs?


Yuck.

Agreed, because it most definitely be painted to match any force that I own.

'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 gb
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 Ghaz wrote:
News from PAX Unplugged from the BattleTech Forums:

Death_from_above wrote:
2024 upcoming stuff :


4 new ForcePacks (1 per quarter) :

first up (Q1) : Star League Command Lance - Atlas II, Thunder Hawk, Orion and Phoenix Hawk variant (looks like a PXH-1b "Special")

2nd ForcePack will have some Civil War designs in it

Each ForcePack will have a single pre-painted mini (which can be stripped and repainted)


As I posted on the BT forums...

I really don't get this idea at all. Either have all of them pre-painted for people that hate or can't paint, but just one?
That leaves the non-painters still with 3/4 of a box unpainted and for those of us that do paint, it means the effort and equipment to strip a model down.

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