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Post mechs that work better as drones
HA HA, Hold her Butte
>>67758366That's all of them. Actively piloted combat machines make no realistic sense.
>>67758296I feel sorry for a Spider. It can only pew-pew twice each round.
>>67758367No thanks boss, on canon mechwarrior wages I couldn't afford to
>>67758367>herthe comic she's from is about a trap
>>67758475OK, A) I did not know thatB) that makes it betterC) what comic?D) doesn't that make it even MORE appropriate for the MOC?
>>67758296Also, I tried to put this in the OP but it's grown to large:We're passing the hat for a worthy veteran of some recent unpleasantness.GoFundMe [ dot ] com/3rd-wobm-division-dieron-veterans-fund
>>67755793I just installed MechCommander Omnitech and see this.What the fuck.
>>67756197>What is "Year of the Star League"? A short story?Yes, son. You got it in one. You know what, I'll let you spot my next set to celebrate. And then maybe I'll buy you ice cream sometime.
>>67758853what a faggot
>>67758388Is there any way to make the Spider good? I know the Venom exists
>>67758853Who said Mendelsohn only plays villains?
>>67758498>doesn't that make it even MORE appropriate for the MOC?Nah, they're terfs and are weird about that shit. If you want a cowgirl (male) to fuck your mouth or a cowboy (female) to sit on your face, you'd best go next door to the TC or FWL
>>67758716This game is really buggy and has pretty bad performance, but even in this mess, it's still incredibly satisfying to blow off enemy mech parts with a double PPC shot.
>>67759069>"He's goin' home in a shoebox!"
>>67759004It's all about usage. It may only pew twice, but it can also punch twice. I've brought down Awesomes and Banshees with Spiders by just shooting them in the ass and smacking them upside the back of their heads, and they couldn't do anything about it. Well the Awesome kind of can, but Spider TMMs and minimum range makes landing a hit with that RA PPC on something on their ass iffy.
What do you think the $2 million stretch goal is and when do you think we'll learn about it?
>>67759712>the $2 million stretch goalColeman leaves the company.
>>67759851>Coleman leaves the company.And takes his new porch fund with him.
Do we have a PDF of the updated BattleMech Manual yet?
so, is there a new Era planned after Dark Age?i'm getting real sick of the farmer-john warrior sector being the 'current' time and everyone playing time travel games....
>>67760113Yeah look in the OP.
>>67760371You mean this one:http://www.mediafire.com/folder/umgpwegriqwzb/New_Battletech_PDFs_%26_E-BooksIt ain't there that I can see. Just the version with the old cover (Mad Cats, not Marauder).
>>677603433250 ilClan 5th Star League era
I was going through the unlocked boxes for the KS deciding what to pick (was gonna pledge for Bloodnamed and probably one more addon box) but the fact that every single KS Catalyst has been involved in has apparently been a shitshow is making me reconsider. Tchotchkes like coins and dice aside, is there any reason at all to not just wait until next year when they'll inevitably all be on clearance- if they even get released? The more I look over the project the more it seems like one of those that has added way, way too much shit in stretch goals for a pack of perennial dingleberries like CGL to successfully fulfill it all.
>>67760343Yes, and it's somehow even more retarded than DA
>>67760644The question is really, "am I willing to risk getting fucked in order to get mechs sooner and cheaper?" Personally, I am willing to take the risk, in part because I like one stop shopping, and I can make a solid force for myself, my wife, and still have a clan binary leftover. The extra swag is just a added bonus.
>>67760473Look on 4plebs then or ask in the PDF Share thread. I posted a link to it here weeks ago.
>>67760644Don’t take the risk then.
>>67758498>C) what comic?Asking the real questions
>>67761074Well no one added it to the archive, and there's two references to it in the PDF share thread since the end of June.
>>67761472You're not missing much, anon. I swear it's the same thing with a different cover.
>>67762395Xotl said there's a couple hundred or so changes, including the errata. He put a link up in the OF that shows everything changed besides the usual bits. Some of that's minor formatting and shit, IIRC, but some of it's usability/clarity stuff.
I've heard rumors that some of the dudes at Catalyst are like Mormon or something. Are they like really religious and devoted to their faith and does their values filter through their writing? How does that confer with author fiat and war crimes and all that? I plead ignorance on all this.
>>67762886Yes, Randall is Mormon. Not sure how many other CGLers are. Doesn't change anything, as far as I know: he was line dev during the launch of the Jihad, and oversaw Herb for the rest of it. Haven't read his actual writing in forever though, so maybe it's there if you know what to look for. Overall doesn't seem to be a big deal.
>>67762938Someone able to show neutrality and then yet author fiat? I don't know what to think about that.
>>67763014He's a Drac fan, not a faction known for being on the winning end of fiat.
>>67762886Why would fictional warcrimes mean anything? I mean, I'm Christian and I'm responsible for probably half the Davion redhead jokes on this board
>>67762395Apparently they included all the rratas and made some other minor fixes. There's no major changes as far as I know, though.
>>67760644I dunno, anon. I upped it from Star Captain to Star Colonel to get most everything and easy double forces to finish the rest (plus $60 for ComStar).I agree it feels like Sembieda's Kickstarter.Honestly, they should have just had there be successive waves of product- the 16 generic Omnis in the first, then IS Retaliation: 3050 for 16 'Mechs, then do an IS box an a Clan box for each of 3055, 3058, and 3060.
i went bloodnamed and am happy with that (i think). just going to go with all star packs since i have tons of the plastic IS minis (even got the 3rd edition box with the minis still on the sprues, but that's just for bragging)
are the minis from the 2019 box set sold separately? i'd like the minis, but i already have multiple versions of the rulebooks and maps.
>>67764225Only in the Kickstarter
>>67764225You probably don't have the maps in that box, given that they're new.The minis are only available separately as part of the Kickstarter. They're an add-on you can buy.
>>67764243>The minis are only available separately as part of the Kickstarter.really? that's a bit lame, given that it's been out since january.
>>67764225>>67764243IIRC they also sold them separately in their booth at Gencon. Ironwind might have at least some of them in metal (I think the plan is for all of them to be available through Ironwind eventually), but I haven't really looked into it since I don't order minis through Ironwind (they're an American company so shipping to Europe is super expensive).We probably won't see the plastics released separately in stores, as it would cost extra money to make a new box set that has the same minis but not the maps and rulebook, and there wouldn't be much to gain from it (the current set is already extremely good value for money, even if you don't use the maps and rulebook at all, so they probably couldn't sell it for much cheaper, and most people either want the map and rules or are fine getting extras even if they don't need it; I just handed the second copy of the rule booklet to a friend who I'm teaching BT to).
>>67764367Thats why I bought some plastic Locusts from "Alternative" sources. Sorry Battletech-franchise.
>>67761472I dont know how to upload it to the archives, but I just did upload it to the volavolafile.org and then add /r/kt2hrdqmalso uploaded the newest Total Warfare
does anyone have a master list of what each of the lance/star/level packs is going to contain?there's no definitive list easily found on the KS page, and the googledoc one doesn't contain all the packs.
>>67764708oh wait nevermind i see they've tidied up the KS page.
what does a bondsman do? is he just like a servant to the warrior who captured him? does he just do gofer stuff like making cups of tea? does he have his own room, or is it a cell? does he get time off from his duties?
It's been ages since I played an AtB campaignHow much is automated? More specifically, when I hire new mechwarrior, are the +1 bonus for the first 4 of them included?
>>67765146He starts off a servant, but with certain expectations that the service rendered will teach him the culture and ways of his captors and allow him to work to freedom.So yes fetching tea, overseeing a list minute diagnostic of his masters mech, training, and the like are all things a bondsman does while developing Stockholm syndrome towards his new clan and their ways.Less of a cell, he’s not a prisoner he’s effectively a slave.He has time off when his master gives it to him.
>>67765348>mfw no cute female bondholder to make cups of tea fori was born in the wrong reality.
>>67765348Reminder that a Khan of the Ghostbears and vice versa was a Hells Horse/Ghost bear bondsman. I believe.
>>67765407You could go abase yourself to Bruce Jenner, same thing really
>>67765538it's not the same lad.
>>67765407>>67765564Clan Penguin IrritationAll our mechs waddle at 2/3 speed. No JJs.
>>67765410Jake Kabrinski, born CGB, abtakha to and eventually khan of CHH.No idea about the reverse case though.
does this mean i'm getting 3 random mechs too?
>>67765631Ah sorry, the Wolfs had an abthaka as Khan before the Invasion. I believe,so before history.
>>67765607DESIGN CHALLENGE.Create one or more clan Omni- or BattleMechs for Clan Irritated Penguin (further CIP) with the mentioned 2/3 movement profile.Timeline is WoR/Jihad.Bonus points for variants which cheese enough UMUs onto the chassis to beat the landspeed.
>>67765688BRB, going to contract some Japs to make a mech pic looking like the penguin from NGE. It'll be the first unseen penguin battlemech.
>>67765688Clan Irritated Penguin technician works with drac tech to get mech ready for combat duty. 3250, colorized
>>67758853Chill out, kid
>>67765742And now we know: Clan Irritated Penguin is the ilClan. They absorbed the remaining obnoxious bird Clan and ushered in an era of "chill, dudes!" The recent unrest among the Star League worlds has their feathers rustled, though.
>>67763103>Davion redhead jokes There’s a bunch of you and you only have one joke: redheads get raped. Get new material.
>>67765146What ARE birds?
>>67765826Clan Irritated Penguin manages to make it to Earth, establish a new Star League that isn't shite, and brings back a superior HPG communication system so advanced that costs are 1/100th the cost for sending messages. Their first test, making an Inner Sphere-wide version of Club Penguin.Green penguins are worst penguins.
>Clan Irritated Penguin Star Captain changing into traditional battledress before initiating Batchall, colourised, circa 3062.
>>67765826>>67765868>>67765885it's Clan Doom Penguin, they already have a totem omnimech
>>67764475>Thats why I bought some plastic Locusts from "Alternative" sources.I tried that, too. Didn't work out so well.
>>67765921>they already have a totem omnimechspork mech?
>>67765838>redheads get raped. Get new material.Why? That's what redheads are for.
>>67765926Fug, lets hope I didnt fuck up.
When did the Kickstarter unlock the digital rulebook and Era Report: 3052?
Is the Capellan Confederation socialist/communist?Why does it have nobility at all? All five successor states having nobility is kind of lazy.
>>67766295meant this pic but whatever
>>67766280Once the campaign hit 1.5 million. Update 18.
>>67766295I feel like that pic should have about another 150 pixels added to the bottom.
>>67766606>>67766295There are porn and lewd boards for that anon.
>>67766295>the Chad Davion redhead mechwarrior with total flexibility and natural 0/0 piloting/gunnery skills>>67766606>the virgin Liao bug girl who can barely flex, is a natural 5/6 and probably pilots a trashcan
>>67766685Top one is just a pic of a tv show actress, not porn. For some reason it was in my Russia folder.
>>67766685At least the other guy did it by accident. I regret nothing for posting Mina though. It slightly dims the pain that she's currently having an anxiety breakdown like Choa did. More on topic are there things like mech idols in BT? I know there's famous mechwarriors but are there any that are managed almost specifically to be celebs.
>>67766742Solaris champions, of course. Like Kelley Metz.
>>67766742Aren't there three Drac sisters that are idols and make old guard Dracs seeth?
>>67766875The idoru industry being what it is, Purple Tailfeathers are probably just three rando schoolgirls thrown together for the act, rather than legit siblings. Still, you can bet nobody really cares - either their fanbase (otaku with "triplets!" running through their minds) or their haters (mostly Black Dragon types).Still, gotta wonder which of them graduated first (of at all), and what kind of career they had afterwards.
>>67765257>are the +1 bonus for the first 4 of them included?No, you have to do that yourself.
>>67766729me on the left
>>67765663yes. 3 random omnis from the first handful of clan packs. Or, if you get 2 IS lances and 2 Stars, you would end up with 2 Binaries. Personally, I got am getting 1 comstar, 3 IS and the 10 mechs add on mechs. Which means 2 companies of IS mechs, a binary of clan mechs, and a few spares.
>>67767361i think i'm aiming for the clan command/clan heavy striker/clan fire as definites. not sure about my 4th pack. maybe the clan heavy.
>>67767500>i think i'm aiming for the clan command/clan heavy striker/clan fire as definites. not sure about my 4th pack. maybe the clan heavy.Really depends on play style. I'd go Clan striker, but thats because I play all speed all the time. If you're cool with heavier mechs clan battle wouldnt be bad. Or you could get a duplicate of one lance you know you like the mechs from.
>>67767578i'd rather not duplicate, as i want a wide variety of things. i've got the 25th anniversary box along with citytech, so i've got plenty of IS mechs already.
>>67767611also i'm still upset that the clan striker pack doesn't have the solitaire or pack hunter.
>>67767611>mech sized AKSThis is your brain on whispertech.
>>67767807i wish i had bought it when it was still available instead of getting price-gouged on ebay.
https://youtu.be/wRWCK9zGynAThanks to the BTG anon that mentioned Warren Zevron some threads ago. I like this a Lot.
Stock centurion model felt a little plain to me so I tried to jazz it up a bit.
>>67759004The Spider already has good variants...and even the base ones are more than dangerous in an introtech game. The -7KC is a good spotter, the -7K is pretty nasty combat variant, the -8X and -8Xr are kind of abusive with their 10-hex jump, and the -7Kr is a super annoying way to bring Angel ECM to the field while the -8K can bring a super-accurate headcapper to the field every other turn.
>>67760343wtf are you even on about? time travel? farmer john?
>>67766295>All five successor states having nobility is kind of lazy.The whole Battletech plot is lazy. People complaining about Dark Age or Jihad being stupid bothers me a lot because the whole plot is stupid. You should treat the universe as background for giant robot fights and nothing else
Which clan is the best and why?
>>67768532Stone Lion, because they're not tainted by the Inner Sphere and they retain Hell's Horses combined armsSmoke Jaguars are second for being the most Clanlike Clan
>>67766295I wouldn't consider them communist, since that's a more specific label, but they're some flavor of socialist or collectivist.And they have nobility because literally every IS faction in Battletech got to have some form of feudal government. It's just how the setting works. Even the one periphery state that has a president has it be a hereditary position.>>67767361IIRC they stated that the random packs may also contain IS mechs, though the odds favor Clans. They're supposed to contain one of the mechs in the initial release, which would be the main box, two Clan stars, and at least on IS lance (the one with Marauder and Archer), possibly another IS lance pack if they have time to get it produced before the initial relase date.
>>67766824That's a cross country running guy in drag, right?
>>67768532>Kerensky's chosen clan>Only clan to win at Tukayyid>Created the Timber Wolf, the pinnacle of all battlemechs>Currently absorbing the Lyran Commonwealth into the Wolf Empire>Is most definitely the ilClanIs there any doubt?
>>67769866>Is there any doubt?got their ass beat by green burdlmao
>>67769866>>Only clan to win at Tukayyidliterally their "k/d ratio" argument
I think I'm going to make a Tikonov Guards regiment that claims descent from the former Tikonov Commonality Reserve regiment "Kerr's Intruders," which was an assault regiment.What are some Capellan heavy and assault mechs /btg/ would recommend?
>>67769888green burds a spaces nazis like jags, they must be vanished
>>67769888>>67769973I forgot to mention >They hate us cause they ain't us
>>67769344>Clan Snord.I am now reminded that that was ALMOST A THING, and my day is worse knowing we almost had a clan with a Khan whom regularly dressed up in Elvis Memorabilia. We almost had clan Mojo Nixon, and we are all worse off without it.Thanks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ccke5PnSLA
>>67765688You can't have more UMUs than your walk speed, unfortunately.
>>67770619>hateeveryone has spent the last 25 years laughing at the Wolves for being losers. the exiled versions are dead after being neutered pets, and the crusader versions are a paper tiger relying on freebirth militias to pad their touman.what's to hate? they're a joke at this point, and they've lost to the Falcons again.
>>67770165The Thunderbolt is an ancient tikonov classic, but to give any more info we're going to need an era
>>67770655.... why aren't improved UMUs a thing?
>>67766742Keep the mental illness in /kpg/ ya fag
>>67767964>Thanks to the BTG anon that mentioned Warren Zevron some threads ago. I like this a Lot.Oh man, wait until you listen to The Velvet Underground, mid-70s David Bowie, or even heavier stuff like Uriah Heep.WELCOME TO 60S-70S PROG FUCKER. HOPE YOU'RE READY TO HAVE MUSIC RUINED.
>>67770764>What, how?Yep. The "Rhonda's Irregulars" 3051 scenario pack detailed that there was consideration to essentially start "Clan Snord" similar to how the Wolf's Dragoons were, with sibkos of war-orphans and such. If I remember right, they didn't because they lacked the capital and planet to do so, but the real reason is 'why the hell do we need another Walf's Dergoons?'. Remember, this was a WILD time for battletech, and the creation of the clan legitimately nearly killed the game through debt- TRO 3055 HAD to be successful, for instance.Sad that the Irregulars are gone by the Dark Age. I would think with Interstellar Expeditions they would make a great pairing.
Is Star Adder the best clan?
>>67768532Diamond Shark because they're the least retarded.
>>67770763/kpg/ is fugging insane. I just like the music and pretty dancing girls.
>>67768532Wolfs, becsuse they a smartest clan>>67769866
>>67771166>smartest clan>fails to take terra and end the conflagration>fails to destroy the jade falcons and is utterly whipped by them>fails to remain whole, with half becoming lyran pets and the other half become literal jokes that lose to the falcons and ghost bears at every turn>fail to prevent the jihad>fail to be relevant in it>get gutted again and scattered like mercenaries in the dark age>wardens get wiped out failing to protect inner sphere>crusaders are led by an inner sphere incest baby>lose to the Falcons (the ilClan) againToo smart for this galaxy
>>67768532Diamond Shark, after Ian Hawker got ousted from the ceoKhan job.
>>67771286>Diamond SharkYou mean Seaf Ox?
Okay I managed to open something so that's a start. Is there a file I need to access to change weapons or do I have to do something else before I get access to that?
>>67770931That's a Davion Mech>snigger
>>67771226Its all a strategic decisions, actually they done everything right. They play a long game you dont understand. Like Putin.
>>67771332>SeafoxYou mean Spacejew?
>>67771511>they were retarded on purposesDaring!
>>67771511>Like Putin>that's why their naval reserve is MIA>they sank it while trying to refit
>>67770800My dad was born in 49 and shared a Lot of stuff with me music wise. I didn't know Zevron though.
>>67771498Davions stealed it from Liao
>>67772947Urbie and Raijin?
>>67773001Yup.I love the look of the old Raijin, I hope it gets reimagined 'cause the Raijin II sucks balls.What copyright did it even infringe on?
>>67770800"Then one fine mornin', she puts on a New York station. You know her life was saved by Rock 'n' Roll."
>>67773063>What copyright did it even infringe on?I don't think it did, but it was illustrated by the fine ladz at Victor Musical Industries. FASA dropped all that stuff like hot potatoes after having to deal with Harmony Gold.
>>67773134Dat Grand Crusader ass.
>>67770918They're still around in FM:3145. They're working for the Davions.
>>67773083https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEer07SxWu8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5FUbZBkmYIWell I guess it's time to start selling the space-smack. I'd wager I can get some labs up pretty quick in my libertarian-pirate utopia free state. The Caps are too caught up in the Jihad right now to notice Opium War 2.0 brewing on their rump.
>>67773063>What copyright did it even infringe on?What anon said before; basically after the first Harmony Gold suit FASA axed any art that wasn't directly theirs alone; this meant all the gorgeous IIC stuff from VMI had to go because they were deeply gunshy over going through that again. Shame, but understandable.Though in the end it gave us 93 Battlemechs designed by Shimmy and Bradigus, and fuckin' A if that's not great news.>67777777seven seven seven sevens seven sevening seven seven seven sevens seven sevenly
>>67758296I will try to learn the game with some friends next week.Could somebody help me making a simple kind of balanced scenario with 1vs1 mech and 1vs1vs1 or 2vs1.I guess having similar mechs with not too many different weapons is the way to go.I know the beginner box has some of those but I want to play with heat and all the other rules.I have all the contents of the a game of armored combat box.
>>67774016I do not know stuff, sorry. I wish you the best of luck though to get some help and would also like to congratulate you for your good taste in mechs. I like Locusts.
>>67774016>1v1Catapult CPLT-C1 vs Thunderbolt TDR-5SBoth units move slow enough for most shots to hit, and they both rely on bracketing for their weapon and heat management. The Catapult has jump jets and more heat sinks, the Thunderbolt has more weapons are armor. Pretty balanced match-up.>2v1BattleMaster BLR-1G vs Commando COM-2D and Shadow Hawk SHD-2HThe BattleMaster is a tough opponent, so the Commando and Shadow Hawk have to work together to flank properly and engage when optimal. It'll be a tough fight for the two units, but it's doable.>1v1v1Same as the first (Catapult and Thunderbolt) but add a Wolverine WVR-6M. It's lighter, but being one of the best Introtech-level mediums will definitely give it an edge.
I want more autistic customization options after the timeskip. Something like Armored Core but stripped back a bit so it doesn't go totally out of control.
>>67774465Sounds more appropriate for Solaris style stuff since that tends to be focused on 1v1 gladiator combat
>>67774016>>67774412Once your players are used to stand-up combat, you can introduce them to Objectives. I usually start throwing combined warfare at them around the same time - it makes units that mounts Machine Guns, Flamers, etc. a lot more appealing to the players.Scenario A - Capture the ObjectiveAttacker: Locust LCT-1V, Thunderbolt TDR-7MDefender: Awesome AWS-9Q, 2 Rifle Foot PlatoonsThere is a single building that the Locust must stand next to for two consecutive turns before returning to its home edge. Deploy the infantry next to the objective, and the Awesome far from it. Teach the player(s) to use the Thunderbolt to distract/intercept the Awesome (even if it's a losing proposition) while the Locust takes out the infantry with the machine guns and captures the objective.Also teaches the player(s) about some new technologies and how they work, most notably CASE and double heat sinks.
>>67770753Because LRTs render Mechs moot, even with UMUs.
>>67774624What about developing counter LRTs? Or some sort of underwater sonic weapon to blow them up before they get you?Would the Combine develop MRTs?
>>67774605Not original questioner, but this sounds fun. Did you ever scare your players badly with Infantry in a scenario? An Ambush, maybe, or the use of horrible WoB cybermen or some Clanner stuff.
>>67774670Counter torpedoes are rather difficult to make, and there hasn't been a mech scale sonic weapon yet. If anything, you'd just want LAMS to kill the torpedoes before they got close.
Clan Invasion OST for game deeper atmosphere, what do you think guys? Is it perfect enough?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZd_sAVKqPwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP1PyaQe9jM
>>67774605Scenario B - HeadhuntingAttacker: Shadow Hawk SHD-12C, Commando COM-7S, Catapult CPLT-K5Defender: Wolverine WVR-8C, BattleMaster BLR-K3, Vedette (standard) x2The goal for the attacker is to mission-kill the BattleMaster with at least one unit surviving. Teaches players about how vehicles work, c3, other engines (light and XL), and more weapon systems.
>>67774792Torpedoes that could be set to sense if an enemy torpedo is near it and detonate causing the shockwave to destroy it seems 'simple' an idea
Are there any well known albino characters with red eyes in BT?
>>67774917Considering that the USN has been working on that very same idea since the 1960s and still doesn't have a completely reliable weapon, "simple" doesn't mean "easy." And the Inner Sphere has even less of a need of such a weapon than the US Navy.>>67774935I can't think of any albinos, actually.
>>67774670Remember that underwater combat is ruled by whoever can cause the most depth checks at the longest ranges. So whoever has the most LRTs and I guess Laser AMS wins. The MRT wouldn't be good because of the abyssal range, plus the MRM to hit and cluster penalties.
>>67774935I feel like I remember one from the books, maybe from Solaris?
>>67775008*breach checks, not depth.
>>67774769Only once they're super advanced. In any campaigns I run I use combined arms for about 75% of the battles - it's just a ton more fun, and it encourages players to be more creative with their unit choices. My escalation usually goes like this:>1) Infantry>2) Tanks>3) VTOLs>4) Battle Armor>5) FightersWith each step up still including units from the previous category. Once I hit the fighter level players are usually comfortable enough with the system that I can point them in the MULs direction, show them where to find some TROs, and tell them to build their own force with a BV cap - but keeping in mind that I'll keep throwing infantry and vehicles at them.If at that point they can start wrecking the OpFor without me holding back any punches, then they start getting the nasty stuff like MD infantry or ProtoMechs. But even then, it's usually scenario-based stuff. I've only rarely done stand-up games with people I play with - I like GMing, and people like a "fluffier" game.
>>67774987>>67775013Looks like I'm gonna have to make one up if I want an albino waifu.
>>67774935Create it by yourself. Red eyed albino freebirth Chunga Changa "Snowflake" with african roots. Warrior of Clan Ghost Bear, humilated and despised who make his way for a bloodname and honor.
>>67775053Just port Pete White from the Venture Brothers and save time. Also, that seems like a lot of effort for a fetish.
>>67774769Not that anon but massed infantry is horrible enough without them ambushing you or being freaky breeki cyborgs. Last in game month of my campaign I set off an uprising so was giving myself 9 friendly infantry platoons for the bot to control and deploying them in the center of the map during raids. Dug in buildings they absorbed a tremendous amount of fire that should have been directed against my mechs. When they moved out of the buildings the enemy bogged down getting plinked by them and falling over when they failed to stomp the infantry underfoot. And that isn't even getting into the horrors that a bunch of field gun platoons can inflict.
>>67775008And that's why the Blackjack Omni-U is the best defensive underwater 'Mech config (6 chances to hit at long range and harjel on most locations), while the Uller-U is the best offensive config (8 chances to hit, no min range, 6 UMU speed).
>>67775122>>67774670>>67774769Combining both of these discussions, if you want to scare your players, force them to ford a 1-depth river where you've hidden some Undine. Force breach checks with the missiles, then do leg attacks while underwater and impervious to fire from above the waterline. If you cause a 'Mech to fall, it's completely fucked.Undine can be so, so nasty in a campaign setting.
>>67771585Their mobile drydock sank; that's pretty much God telling them they can't afford to even pretend to maintain capital ships anymore>Putin's claim to fame (and he earned it) is playing hands of nothing well enough to sit down at the high rollers' table and stay there longer than anybody could have believed>but that guy isn't the one who wins the pot, he goes home without his shirt; he showed up without his shirt
Could an albino trueborn ever happen?
>>67775065>waifu>but a dudeAnon, I...
>>67775256Considering their recent exploding nuke-engine cruise missile I'm debating whether they should have a military at all. Russia is orky as fuck though so somehow they survive.>>67775269Anon it's an RPG. You can breed an entire white power Albino Gorilla clan to jack off to if you want.
>>67775269Albinism is a genetic defect that would be selected against by scientists due to its downsides and offering no upsides.
>>67770953>Clan Davion>Clan Ghost Bear-liteYou must be trolling.
>>67775211That's 'Nam levels of PTSD, right there.
>>67775269No. A terrifying anomaly of a freeborn warrior though, that's possibleAnd no IS power would give a shit about somebody being an albino if they are a good mechwarrior
>>67775400>Albinism is a genetic defect that would be selected against by scientists due to its downsides and offering no upsides.There are several bloodhouses that are known for certain genetic quirks, especially in those lines that don't incorporate a lot of outside materials (Fire Mandrills and Blood Spirits come to mind.) So yeah, there might be a bloodname or two that is known to throw the odd case of albinism every few batches, but the scientists would either find workarounds for something so potentially debilitating, or the individuals with albinism would probably be "washed out" at the earliest convenience and reassigned elsewhere. Which isn't to say that people with albinism can't do amazing things in real life, but in the fictional world of the Clans, perceived weakness trumps hidden strength more often than not.
>>67775527The Clans would absolutely flush an entire sibko for the perceived flaw of any number of poor eyesight defects. Photo sensitivity, lazy eye and the possibility of depth perception issues? That's ticking all the boxes for just redo from start for the Scientist caste.
>>67775053Just go maximum Einzbern and join the Lyrans already, god.
Damn I love Manuevering Ace.
>>67775957Hell with you, and hell with your lyrans.
>>67775571>flush an entire sibko>for genetic defectsAnd yet they still have female Mechwarriors, elementals, and ASF pilots in the face of their obvious genetic defect. Makes you think.
>>67776113They make the ASF pilot live play act anime scenes for their amusement.
The scientist caste are the true custodians of Nicky K's dream. Anime, mild incest, soft-core furry porn, and autistic murder-sprees, hot girls fucking but no gay shit.>Kerensky... you knew how that kid of going. You should have spaced him on the way out of the sphere. You know that you should have. This is all your fault.
If the IS got their hands on Iron Wombs and such knowledge, how long would it take them to create viable mechwarriors? Would their better training and camaraderie make them better? Asking for a future/AU idea
>>67769866>>Is most definitely the ilClanThe loremaster in the book intro has a Jade Falcon bloodname.
>>67776608>reverse engineer Davion superior genetics to make their large penors even largerNow we have a third limb to handle tripods!
>>67776608>Super Griffin>Super Wasp>No capesIt's fun is something they're allergic to.
Is Jade Falcon the creator's favorite clan?
>>67776722A hair less than the Burrs
>>67776722They're pretty much tied with the ghost burrs
>>67776775Hey, been a while since I thought of this 'Mech.Anyone have the final version?
>>67776501TFW when the Wolverines/McEvedy were fucking right.TFW when even the fucking Pentagon insurrectionists were better than Little Nicky.TFW when you have no face because you gotA N N I H I L A T E D (but not really)
>>67773134Grand Titan, Nexus and Raijin?Sorry but those are too far out anime for me. Like, I want Patlabor and GITS style designs not Evangelions... know what I mean?
How do cluster rounds work? What weapon size do I use?
>>67776343And now, Pilots Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, we're going to do the dungeon scene from Mojo Jojo's Revengexxx>>67776660Absorbed, duh>>67776693Do you remember Thunderbolt? September 16th of '57!
>>67776113Well women are supposed to have better understanding of color since they apparently see more shades of red. but on the other hand there was that study a few years ago that got buried almost immediately it came that said women have only like 70% of the neurons or neural connections or something that men have.
>>67776660Remember the map at the end of Shattered Sphere? Zoom way way in on Terra if you want to see "totally not anything that suggests the Jade Falcons conquer the planet."
>>67776660I fucking hope it turns out the Clan Star league only comprises Terra and a dozen other worlds while the stupid Clanners delude themselves into thinking this means they rule the entire Inner Sphere.
Coleman is cancer
>>67777262Roll on the same table as LRMs, but each point of damage is a separate cluster. The size you roll under is the size of the weapon (LB 10-X = 10 column).
>>67777262Cluster size is 1 for cluster ammo.
>>67777797>>67777815Yeah that's what I thought but I wanted to make sure that each point of damage was its own grouping.
>>67777329I'm either too dense or uneducated (or both) to get the clue.
>>67778633what faction is Lyons Thumb?
>>67778752Lyran Alliance, occupied by DCMS troops acting as peacekeepers with the go-ahead from ComStar and both halves of the Federated Commonwealth to prevent violence from spreading into the region during the whole Operation Guerrero/Chaos March/splitting of the FedCom time period.Eventually some Black Dragon false flag attacks lead to the Combine formally annexing the Thumb systems.
Have the gift of a BattleBump
>>67775364>Kurita infantry in action against Clan Albino Gorilla>>67766824Is the anon who was asking for the Solaris Map Pack still around?
>>67776903Phobos, right? Maybe check the booru? I've seen it there.
>>67769973Falcons made the k/d ratio argument. Bears were just given a draw. Wolves held both of their objectives when the Trial ended.>>67770165Cappies get some nice assaults in the Pillager, Emperor, Highlander, and Yu Huang.
What's your best Locust stories?
>>67781433>when you try to be Clever and sneak a couple of small giant robots in through the back door
>>67775039Ah, thank you.
>>67781586I am surprised, plink guns did that? Your bug-man had to be pretty close to that. Right?
Fiddler crabs are closely related to ghost crabs. So this is a thing that I thought up while trying to fall asleep. Thoughts? Obviously, jets would allow it to be a fiddler on a roof, but I mean beyond that.
>>67782645Even if you're using it for the heat, the TSM and stealth feel a little opposed. Still interesting take if only because most people's Fiddler Crabs involve swapping one LL for a Heavy PPC or similar, maybe a blazer if being spicy.
>>67781168>Wolves held both of their objectivesHence why it's their "k/d ratio" argument. Held some objectives, lost the war.
>>67782741It was the combination of heat and the "ghost crab" thing, plus being a little extra hard to hit is nice for a melee mech. I was thinking about fun ways to headcap, and a 45+ ton mech with a claw and TSM was one of them. So naturally I jumped to Crabs.
>>67783081Wolves explicitly won their little match with ComStar. The fact that rest of Team Clan acted like idiots and lost (aside from Bears who got a tie, and Falcons who lost but claim they scored enough kills to make it a tie) is not on them.
>>67783117Ok, Vlad lol
How okay are you with "custom" Variants of Mechs? I cobbled together a force around 4000BV and managed to squeeze in a Locust Variant that mounts a Tag. Problem is, I have no missiles etc to use with it and thought to replace the Tag with a small pulse laser. It weighs the same and would help with pesky infantry.Is this "cheesing it"?
If Michael Hasek-Davion were to rebel before 4SW, which forces would have followed? Syrtis Fusiliers for sure, but what about Capellan March Militia? Would some Davion Guards follow his wife?
>>67782551IIRC it was in the next hex over, my friend had just moved that platoon to the hex from where it shot me and they had better init.
This depiction of a Catapult firing Arrow IV is wrong, isn't it?
>>67783352Um... yeah, probably.
>>67783280Michael Hasek-Davion held sway over at least a dozen RCTs in his march, including some considered federal units.The 1st Aragon Borderers, 1st Kittery Borderers, 20th Avalon Hussars, 1st Capellan Dragoons, 1st FedSuns Armored Cavalry, 39th Avalon Hussars, Illician Lancers (4 regiments), and Lexington Combat Groups (3 regiments) all probably would have followed him, as they all had records of either following orders from New Syrtis or had personal ties to him or his wife.But the Capellan March was also home to the 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th Crucis Lancers, and the 5th and Assaults Davion Guards, which were ardent Hanse supporters. Plus the 15th Deneb Light Cavalry, 2nd Chisholm Raiders and 3rd Ceti Hussars which I believe were more tied to New Avalon than New Syrtis at that time. Not to mention cadre regiments from NAIS and Albion.So all-in-all, even if Michael raised the Syrtis Fusiliers, CMM, and other units traditionally bound to the Capellan March, the AFFS still had a solid chunk of federal commands loyal to Hanse to oppose them, and good ones at that.
>>67783295I read the infantry rules and it seems ballistics are better the closer you are. While Lasers are good at most of their ranges? Support weapons were easier to understand.
>>67783352Yeah? Arrow IV shoots one missile per turn per launcher,
>>67783218So okay, I have more than a few customs. Just don't go full retard into the pulse laser/targeting computer combo and I don't care.
>>67783376>>67783474I figured that. Oh well.
>>67783511Ah, good to know.
AtB questions (I love AtB/MekHQ)1. Do all initial 12 MechWarrior get to be founders? Does it matter? How does it affect the campaign if not all are founders? Or is it just that they get 1 share less? I use the share system2. Do you have a image/fluff/mechs zip someplace I can use? The original fluff pics are horrible3. Any sexy portraits besides those ink effect ones?
>>67783628If those 12 are indeed the founding members, then they are founding members. On the other hand, you may have, say, four founding members and eight others you hired sitting on Outreach for a month, then those eight wouldn't be. The most important bit about founding members is that you can set the "founding members never retire" flag to On in the campaign options, so your colonel doesn't just decide to retire for a lifetime of sipping Timbiqui Dark in a beach lounger at the worst time.
>>67783628In the Merc Field Manuals, "founders" means something specific about who can influence the unit's initial assets. Dunno if that's what AtB/MekHQ means by it.
>>67783628NEA has a portrait pack. I also made battlewaifu/husanbando portrait packs using thiswaifudoesnotexist. All in the pastebin at bottom of OP.
>>67784370Oh I didn't know they were referenced there. Going to do some reading then
>>67784531I will check them. I thought those were the ink effect ones.
What is under the maintenance costs header? Is that a denomination of C-Bill?
>>67784561>(Starter Guide includes helpful links for further custom assets)
>>67785209>http://pastebin.com/uFwvhVhEin my defencea. I am looking for SEXY portraits, i am sleazy.b. Guide does not have link for fluff mech packs
>>67785412>a. I am looking for SEXY portraits, i am sleazy.The v.3 guide has a link for NEA's portraits- there's legit porn stars in that one. Good, svelt ones.>Guide does not have link for fluff mech packsYeah that's a problem. I have a fluff images collection that I copy and paste each mekHQ installation but I have literally no idea where I got it to begin with anymore.
I can’t believe we aren’t all talking about the $2MM stretch goal: You get an Urbanmech, YOU get an Urbanmech, EVERYBODY gets an Urbanmech!!
>>67785560Plush Urbie? Sign me up! I might just back after all!
So the kickstarter gives me a now legally owned copy of Era Report 3052; now that I've technically payed money for it I feel obliged to actually read it.The Diamond Sharks were tracking to become the Verdigris Barracudas just before REVIVAL. The Jade Falcons were doing to them through Ian Hawker what they later tried doing to the Wolves through Vlad- had a Shark political ally of Elias Crichell in power and restructuring the Clan from within. He yanked freeborns out of all frontline clusters, re-asserted the political supremacy of the warrior caste, and blew up a merchant jumpship that got uppity about it. Operation Revival coming up when it did let him rally the Clan in the face of opposition to this new mainstream Crusader reinvention.Getting nearly his entire frontline touman killed on Tukayyid let the Sharks make a saving throw of sorts to undo the damage and reclaim independence.
>>67785560>standees of a significant portion of all mechsYes perfect
>>67778633I'm a dipshit, shattered FORTRESS not shattered sphere. Zoom way in on Terra and you'll see the line that surrounds the JF OZ extend around it, with a little tiny thick bump on the far side.
>>67785926This. If someone has a PDF editor, delete the marker for Terra and see just what that little bump is and where the CJF line is drawn.
>>67786024I think it's just the tip of the OZ line wrapping around Terra, since there is no system that close and "southeast" there on any map I could find.
It makes sense. If you want the 3250 SLDF to be the baddest of bad guys (and you do), you put Jade Falcon in charge.
>>67786218>you put Jade Falcon in charge.Thought experiment: let the fan games at Origins and Gencon determine the course of 3250 and the Ilclan. Difficulty: Cincy in general and NEA specifically are in charge of the Falcons defense.
>>67785560Kek, should have been earlier instead of that beard stuff.
>sir, how much anime do we inject into the new mech design?>yes
>>67786431>anime levels are rising, sir.>INCREASE
>>67786301>Cincy in general and NEA specifically are in charge of the Falcons defense.But we want the green burds to LOSE...
>>67786431>>67786441>>67786453>The weebshit levels! They're over NINE THOUSAAAAAND!
>>67786357>http://pastebin.com/uFwvhVhEI feel those goals were just something they put in to fill th space between the proper goals because they realized they already ende dup promising a fuckload of mech packs, which will take a long time to produce.
>>67786431>>67786441>>67786453AWAKEN, MY MASTERS!
>>67786692>which will take a long time to produce>implying these stupid backers are ever going to get actual product, and I'm not just going to take the money and run>laughing Coleman.png
>>67786453>>67786441>>67786431Good lord I'm glad those are unseens now. Those are just awful.
star captain aznable of clan green zeon
>>67758475I note, with some dismay, that we never got an answer to "what comic?"
>>67785519>Yeah that's a problem. I have a fluff images collection that I copy and paste each mekHQ installation but I have literally no idea where I got it to begin with anymore.Probably from me. I made a pack a while back but I'm not sure that it'd be kosher to actually put in the guide itself. I'll upload something and link it later today.Also, as for sprite art, since I don't have great contact info for SpriteAnon, I don't want to put a link to his pack in there unless I can be sure he's fine with it. I can post that here though:https://www.dropbox.com/s/xbru4kyxp31uz8x/SpriteAnon-Release-10-20-18.7z?dl=0
>>67786734>implying these stupid backers are ever going to get actual productI know, right? How can 7500 people be so goddammed stupid as to back a project that is clearly going to be a failure? This is even more obviously a trap than the RTT kickstarter was.
>>67768142looking good! one of my favorite mechs
>>67786801That damn Aznable has come to laugh at me!- Evan Kell
>>67786865And here's the fluff art pack. It's slightly out of date as I haven't kept up with some of the XTROs, and this is an older rar since I'm out of the house.http://www.mediafire.com/file/a3x576yflof0ca1/MekHQ_Fluff_art.rar/file
>>67786882>This is even more obviously a trap than the RTT kickstarter was.
did TRO Clan invasion ever pop up anywhere?
>>67787387yes, ages ago
>>67787022>http://www.mediafire.com/file/a3x576yflof0ca1/MekHQ_Fluff_art.rar/fileAh thanks, exactly what I was looking for
>>67770655Questions regarding UMUs.1) Can they only propel a 'mech faster along the bottom of the Death Acid Bath, or do they enable actual swimming?2) Can you stick them on QuadVees?
>>67786431>>67786441>>67786453Pretty much the only thing in 3055 that wasn't butt ugly. Although the Riffie IIc's head was derp.
>>67785560My current feeling is that reaching $2 million would be very nice but it's not something I'll be worked up over if we don't
>>67787022Is there a reason for a file to exist in both jpg and png format (as is tjhe Stone Rhino)?
>>67788055I, on the other hand, *really* need more light battlemechs. And the packs that are just mediums and up are so much more attractive. I ought to be taking the Blackjack, Wolfhound, Jenner, Panther lance pack, I like those mechs, a double of that is pretty mech a post 3025 Merc lance vs. a Drac light lance, but it's such a "eat your damn vegetables" option when compared against all the others.
>>677879441)They let the mech move like a submarine, so they can float at a specific depth or change depth at will, as well as moving around in water without having to make PSRs for every hex.2)I believe you can put them on anything that can take jump jets (but you can't have JJs and UMU at the same time, which is why omnimechs with hardwired JJs either lack an U configuration or have it geared towards space combat instead).
>>67788578Gotcha. Emperor Penguin is a go then.
>>67788046i can see what they were going for, with a radome for th head, but it does look pretty derp.
>>67788960Is there a full gallery somewhere online?
>>67783081Each Clan was given two objectives to claim.The Wolves took theirs.The Falcons and Bears were awarded draws for political reasons, not because they'd actually achieved anything. The Bears did hold one objective but had been pushed out of it and the Falcons were given it because muh k/d ratio.This was pretty obviously (though not explicitly) done so that they could leave Tukayyid without the shame of "losing" to the IS. The Clans were still bound to the 15-year Truce, but two of the strongest Clans had reasons to smack anyone who deviated from it to keep their pride intact.>>67783474>>67783527It pretty much always gets depicted as five tubes in art. Dunno why.
>>67789028Just got to our booru and use "vmi" (Victor Musical Industries) as your keyword.
>>67789028>>67789132or just grab the 3055 TRO
>>67789131>Falcons were given it because muh k/d ratioFalcons did take one of their objectives, though.
>>67788960I cannot unsee that face.
>>67789028Booru under "color" "mech" "tro" or 3055 tro book in OP.I'm kind of confused how they used the Jap version of the Battlemaster for the 3055 Griffin though. Maybe the Battie lost too much weight and couldn't go to the mech gym and look like it normally did to the other assaults.
>>67788218Various resolutions and me being too lazy to clean it up, mainly.
>>67788333I’m planning on getting that same lance pack. They’re all well-armed for their weight, and in lower-BV battles you sometimes need one or two to stay under the points limit without taking a totally useless bug mech. The Valkyrie and Spider are the only other lights in the IS lance packs that are any good in-game (maybe some of the Raven variants, but I’ve had no luck with the main one). But yeah, it does feel like an eat your veggies thing. The clans do it too, with a few single mechs here and there and then the Attack Star with three lights, the Striker Star with three (kind of a second-line pack), and the Ad Hoc Star (lots of post-Tukkayid mechs in there).
i think i've came to a decision regarding the lance/star packsclan commandclan heavy strikerclan fire starclan heavy starthen possibly buy either the heavy battle star or something else, and that gets me 2 trinaries.
should i invest in the Clan Invasion kickstarter or not? I just got into the game and i have the Game of Armored combat box.
>>67789946do you like the game?
>>67789958yes i do. I prefer it to 40k actually.
How many Mjolnir battlecruisers to face down a McKenna, Aegis or Black Lion?
>>67790154well, 50 bucks gets you the new box and the 5 mechs that come with it.
>>67790167The Mjolnir can reliably 1v1 an aegis or black lion, against a McKenna you'd want a 3-2 ratio at least
How do you like your pineapple? I like chunks, but...
>>67790047is that max?!
>>67790047>dat MaxI really ought to check my old computer game mags, I'm certain there was a Timber Wolf with Max nose art in this article series.
>>67790484Pelit vai Mikrobitti?
Can someone help me fix this MekHQ error? The mech icon is not showing but it does exist in the directory. This also happens to other mechs as well...https://imgur.com/a/C12N45f
Pelit, of course, by good old Joona Vainio.
New thread, board dropships:>>67790605>>67790605>>67790605
>>67786801>Char>green mechLiterally never.
>>67788626Except there are no Improved UMUs or UMU equivalents to Partial Wings and the like, so your max UMU moment is your walk speed. If you want to go fast underwater, you have to go fast on land, too.