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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    Yeah, that's the other part I'm curious about. The Grasshopper's always been a bit low profile compared to other designs, I wonder why they picked it.

    There's a Millennium Falcon book like that? I never heard about that, will have to check it out sometime.

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 61 Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Yeah, that's the other part I'm curious about. The Grasshopper's always been a bit low profile compared to other designs, I wonder why they picked it.

    There's a Millennium Falcon book like that? I never heard about that, will have to check it out sometime.

    I'm guessing that's part of the reason they chose the Grasshopper. It's got a unique profile (how many other mechs got missiles in the face?) but doesn't have much of an established history or a following that will be annoyed if it happens to not be a god tier weapon of mass destruction.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Yeah, that's the other part I'm curious about. The Grasshopper's always been a bit low profile compared to other designs, I wonder why they picked it.

    There's a Millennium Falcon book like that? I never heard about that, will have to check it out sometime.

    It doesn't go over the testing and building of the YT-1300 line. Just the history of the ship from assembly line to Hang Solo.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    No, I understood your post. I just didn't know there was an anthology of the history of the Falcon.

    ...also, lol at
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Hang Solo.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    No, I understood your post. I just didn't know there was an anthology of the history of the Falcon.

    ...also, lol at
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Hang Solo.

    Stupid phone keyboards.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    That's some serendipitous auto-correct though.

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  • TiglissTigliss Registered User regular
    edited July 27
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Yeah, that's the other part I'm curious about. The Grasshopper's always been a bit low profile compared to other designs, I wonder why they picked it.

    There's a Millennium Falcon book like that? I never heard about that, will have to check it out sometime.

    Grasshopper is cool, Charger->Hamoto-chi would have been cool too. But why not the Warhammer? (http://sadtrombone.com)

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited July 27
    Oh, I like the Grasshopper. I'm just surprised it wasn't something more iconic, like a Centurion, or a Catapult, or an Atlas.

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  • GaddezGaddez Registered User regular
    Grasshopper is actually one of the better heavy's from the base game; it's not fast or especially punchy, but it's got a solid amount of armor and the jump jets make it a little more versatile in rough terrain.

    Richy wrote: »
    But I think the resistance I’m getting more has to do with “rawr! Loklar said it! Rage!” than anything else.

    No, it has to do with the fact that you're done nothing but throw lies, blatant flasehoods, and downright dumb statements at us so far.
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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    It's a cool idea; I'm surprised they haven't done it before now. I mean, I can think of a couple films that use a similar concept (anthology of stories tracing an object as it passes between owners).

    Hello, little man. Boy, I sure heard a bunch about you. See, I was a good friend of your dad’s. We were in that Marik pit of hell together over five years. Hopefully, you’ll never have to experience this yourself, but when two men are in a situation like me and your Dad were, for as long as we were, you take on certain responsibilities of the other. If it had been me who had not made it, Major Coolidge would be talking right now to my son Jim. But the way it turned out is I’m talking to you, Butch. I got something for you.

    This Commando I got here was first piloted by your great-grandfather during the first war with the Kuritans. It was manufactured in a little Lyran factory on York, Alarion Province. Made by the first company to ever make scout 'mechs. Up till then people just piloted mediums. It was piloted by private Doughboy Ernie Coolidge on the day he set sail for Denebola. It was your great-grandfather’s war 'mech and he piloted it every day he was in that war. When he had done his duty, he went home to your great-grandmother, took the 'mech with him, put it an old hangar, and in that hangar it stayed until your granddad Dane Coolidge was called upon by his country to go overseas and fight the Kuritans again. This time they called it the Second Sucession War. Your great-grandfather gave this 'mech to your granddad for good luck. Unfortunately, Dane’s luck wasn’t as good as his old man’s. Dane was a scout and he was killed, along with the other scouts at the battle of Zion. Your granddad was facing death, he knew it. None of those boys had any illusions about ever leaving that planet alive. So three days before the Free Worlds League took the planet, your granddad asked a maintenance tech on a jumpship, name of Winocki, a man he had never met before in his life, to deliver to his infant son, who he’d never seen in the flesh, his Commando. Three days later, your granddad was dead. But Winocki kept his word. After the war was over, he paid a visit to your grandmother, delivering to your infant father, his dad’s Commando.

    This 'mech. This 'mech was your daddy’s when he was legged on Cavanaugh II. He was captured, put in a Marik prison camp. He knew if the eagles ever saw the 'mech it’d be confiscated, taken away. The way your dad looked at it, that 'mech was your birthright. He’d be damned if any leaguers were gonna put their greasy pink hands on his boy’s birthright. So he hid it in the one place he knew he could hide something. His ass. Five long years, he wore this 'mech up his ass. Then he died of dysentery, he gave me the 'mech. I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal up my ass two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the 'mech to you.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    It's a cool idea; I'm surprised they haven't done it before now. I mean, I can think of a couple films that use a similar concept (anthology of stories tracing an object as it passes between owners).

    Hello, little man. Boy, I sure heard a bunch about you. See, I was a good friend of your dad’s. We were in that Marik pit of hell together over five years. Hopefully, you’ll never have to experience this yourself, but when two men are in a situation like me and your Dad were, for as long as we were, you take on certain responsibilities of the other. If it had been me who had not made it, Major Coolidge would be talking right now to my son Jim. But the way it turned out is I’m talking to you, Butch. I got something for you.

    This Commando I got here was first piloted by your great-grandfather during the first war with the Kuritans. It was manufactured in a little Lyran factory on York, Alarion Province. Made by the first company to ever make scout 'mechs. Up till then people just piloted mediums. It was piloted by private Doughboy Ernie Coolidge on the day he set sail for Denebola. It was your great-grandfather’s war 'mech and he piloted it every day he was in that war. When he had done his duty, he went home to your great-grandmother, took the 'mech with him, put it an old hangar, and in that hangar it stayed until your granddad Dane Coolidge was called upon by his country to go overseas and fight the Kuritans again. This time they called it the Second Sucession War. Your great-grandfather gave this 'mech to your granddad for good luck. Unfortunately, Dane’s luck wasn’t as good as his old man’s. Dane was a scout and he was killed, along with the other scouts at the battle of Zion. Your granddad was facing death, he knew it. None of those boys had any illusions about ever leaving that planet alive. So three days before the Free Worlds League took the planet, your granddad asked a maintenance tech on a jumpship, name of Winocki, a man he had never met before in his life, to deliver to his infant son, who he’d never seen in the flesh, his Commando. Three days later, your granddad was dead. But Winocki kept his word. After the war was over, he paid a visit to your grandmother, delivering to your infant father, his dad’s Commando.

    This 'mech. This 'mech was your daddy’s when he was legged on Cavanaugh II. He was captured, put in a Marik prison camp. He knew if the eagles ever saw the 'mech it’d be confiscated, taken away. The way your dad looked at it, that 'mech was your birthright. He’d be damned if any leaguers were gonna put their greasy pink hands on his boy’s birthright. So he hid it in the one place he knew he could hide something. His ass. Five long years, he wore this 'mech up his ass. Then he died of dysentery, he gave me the 'mech. I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal up my ass two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the 'mech to you.

    Great, now I have this image of an old guy pulling a miniature Commando figure out of his ass and handing it to a kid.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited July 28
    Full-size.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited July 29
    What do you think asses double as bags of holding like Cartman's in the first South Park episode (and the one where he was sent to a juvenile detention center)?

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 61 Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    What do you think asses double as bags of holding like Cartman's in the first South Park episode (and the one where he was sent to a juvenile detention center)?

    Well, you never know until you try.
    I'll let Elvenshae go first when it comes to internalizing 25 tons of giant murder bot.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • HandgimpHandgimp R+L=J Family PhotoRegistered User regular
    Man I really tried to get Talon killed on DFA tonight but it just didn't happen.

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 61 Registered User regular
    Handgimp wrote: »
    Man I really tried to get Talon killed on DFA tonight but it just didn't happen.

    It was a noble attempt. I was hoping he'd find a way to go Grand Theft Battlemech again, but no such luck.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited August 13
    So CGL posted up a "CGL at Gen Con" post on their blog, and dropped this hot banger of an image under the heading of "Surprises"

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    Unfortunately, the image and text make clear that these are 'future' products, and probably won't be available at the con.

    That said, two new box sets in the next year? Gimme gimme gimme.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    I wonder what the Beginner's Box Set is, considering they already have a starter box.

    Also wonder what Shadowrun Sprawl Ops is.

  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I wonder what the Beginner's Box Set is, considering they already have a starter box.

    Also wonder what Shadowrun Sprawl Ops is.

    The Starter Box hasn't been in production for a while, and the ones on the secondary market are going for deep mark-ups.

    If CGL wants to keep the game alive, they need to keep putting stuff like this out, especially to tie in and bring over players of the HBS game to the tabletop game. On that same line, you'll notice that all of the new stuff is harmonized in the art and presentation, so as to present a unified product vision across the whole IP (tabletop/HBS/MWO).

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Oh, didn't know it had fallen out of print. It was easy to find when I wanted a copy last year.

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I wonder what the Beginner's Box Set is, considering they already have a starter box.

    Also wonder what Shadowrun Sprawl Ops is.

    The Starter Box hasn't been in production for a while, and the ones on the secondary market are going for deep mark-ups.

    If CGL wants to keep the game alive, they need to keep putting stuff like this out, especially to tie in and bring over players of the HBS game to the tabletop game. On that same line, you'll notice that all of the new stuff is harmonized in the art and presentation, so as to present a unified product vision across the whole IP (tabletop/HBS/MWO).

    That would explain why Amazon no longer has it in stock and the price went nuts.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Yeah and they also have a patch coming out for the beta and a super secret multiplayer beta coming soon.

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  • NorgothNorgoth Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I wonder what the Beginner's Box Set is, considering they already have a starter box.

    Also wonder what Shadowrun Sprawl Ops is.

    The Starter Box hasn't been in production for a while, and the ones on the secondary market are going for deep mark-ups.

    If CGL wants to keep the game alive, they need to keep putting stuff like this out, especially to tie in and bring over players of the HBS game to the tabletop game. On that same line, you'll notice that all of the new stuff is harmonized in the art and presentation, so as to present a unified product vision across the whole IP (tabletop/HBS/MWO).


    I got this a few years ago.

    Less "starter" box more "you could play just this forever" box.

    Nips
  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    yeah, the Catalyst starter boxes have had quite a bit more content than the older FASA ones. Has a lot more than what used to be called "level 1" (the level system no longer being a Thing).

  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Ok grognards, I want some help. I'm filling out Yet Another Lance(tm) in my tabletop roster, and I'm looking for a proper unit/outfit/faction to give them a home. As per usual, I want the lance to fit the MUL for it's parent formation.

    The problem is this: I don't want it to be just another Combine lance. I'd like something that's visually distinctive from a Combine formation (so no Sword of Light, for sure), but would have some reason to field this lance. The Uziel makes it a little weird...

    Hussar (Combine/Star League)
    Dragon (Combine)
    Catapult K2 (Combine)
    Uziel (FedCom/FedSuns/Lyrans/Mercenary)

    Hit me with options, peeps.

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    I really want to know what the difference will be between the "game" and "starter set" boxes.

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  • GaddezGaddez Registered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    Ok grognards, I want some help. I'm filling out Yet Another Lance(tm) in my tabletop roster, and I'm looking for a proper unit/outfit/faction to give them a home. As per usual, I want the lance to fit the MUL for it's parent formation.

    The problem is this: I don't want it to be just another Combine lance. I'd like something that's visually distinctive from a Combine formation (so no Sword of Light, for sure), but would have some reason to field this lance. The Uziel makes it a little weird...

    Hussar (Combine/Star League)
    Dragon (Combine)
    Catapult K2 (Combine)
    Uziel (FedCom/FedSuns/Lyrans/Mercenary)

    Hit me with options, peeps.

    Mercenary, Draconis March, Rasalhague or outworlds alliance would all be good choices.

    Richy wrote: »
    But I think the resistance I’m getting more has to do with “rawr! Loklar said it! Rage!” than anything else.

    No, it has to do with the fact that you're done nothing but throw lies, blatant flasehoods, and downright dumb statements at us so far.
  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited August 16
    Gaddez wrote: »
    Nips wrote: »
    Ok grognards, I want some help. I'm filling out Yet Another Lance(tm) in my tabletop roster, and I'm looking for a proper unit/outfit/faction to give them a home. As per usual, I want the lance to fit the MUL for it's parent formation.

    The problem is this: I don't want it to be just another Combine lance. I'd like something that's visually distinctive from a Combine formation (so no Sword of Light, for sure), but would have some reason to field this lance. The Uziel makes it a little weird...

    Hussar (Combine/Star League)
    Dragon (Combine)
    Catapult K2 (Combine)
    Uziel (FedCom/FedSuns/Lyrans/Mercenary)

    Hit me with options, peeps.

    Mercenary, Draconis March, Rasalhague or outworlds alliance would all be good choices.

    I'd like specific a specific unit/regiment/company to affiliate this Lance to, and can't decide. I've looked at Bad Dream, 104th Striker Regiment, Ryuken-Ni, and Gabhardt's Carabineers so far, but not really digging them.

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  • GaddezGaddez Registered User regular
    edited August 16
    Nips wrote: »
    Gaddez wrote: »
    Nips wrote: »
    Ok grognards, I want some help. I'm filling out Yet Another Lance(tm) in my tabletop roster, and I'm looking for a proper unit/outfit/faction to give them a home. As per usual, I want the lance to fit the MUL for it's parent formation.

    The problem is this: I don't want it to be just another Combine lance. I'd like something that's visually distinctive from a Combine formation (so no Sword of Light, for sure), but would have some reason to field this lance. The Uziel makes it a little weird...

    Hussar (Combine/Star League)
    Dragon (Combine)
    Catapult K2 (Combine)
    Uziel (FedCom/FedSuns/Lyrans/Mercenary)

    Hit me with options, peeps.

    Mercenary, Draconis March, Rasalhague or outworlds alliance would all be good choices.

    I'd like specific a specific unit/regiment/company to affiliate this Lance to, and can't decide. I've looked at Bad Dream, 104th Striker Regiment, Ryuken-Ni, and Gabhardt's Carabineers so far, but not really digging them.

    I'm less certain about the really crunchy notes of the various militaries, but maybe examining the composition of your units design theory can give some insight into a proper home.

    At a glance, you have what looks like a quick moving direct fire support lance circa 3063 (everything in the lance has some long range thump and enough speed to reposition quickly) and definitley one that leans more so as a striker then a raider (the shortage of hands means they can't run off with materials as easily). Also, the Hussar and the Uziel would be comparatively exotic/expensive so the command in question would need to be relatively well established to afford both the acquisition and upkeep of those mechs.

    The first Robinson Rangers would fit the bill

    The dragon and K2 could easily be salvage while the Hussar and Uziel are either the ride's of a blue blood or deliberate upgrades to the unit to deal with expected aggression from either the Combine or the brewing animosity between Steiner and Davion factions. This also gives the lance a bit of personality since you can have grizzled veterans piloting their old school trophies having to work with some preppy wet behind the ears rookies and their more sophisticated toys.

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    Richy wrote: »
    But I think the resistance I’m getting more has to do with “rawr! Loklar said it! Rage!” than anything else.

    No, it has to do with the fact that you're done nothing but throw lies, blatant flasehoods, and downright dumb statements at us so far.
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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    I like this. This has potential! Thanks!

    I'll happily field any more suggestions.

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Hey, tabletop nerds, check this out.

    It's also on CGL's Facebook page, but my pics have the box backs. :)

    BattleTech Previews at Gen Con 2017 https://imgur.com/gallery/vRaQH

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    So.

    Beginner's Box:
    • Two minis: Griffin and Wolverine
    • Quickstart rules
    • One map
    • MSRP $24.99

    Game Box:
    • Eight minis: Commando, Locust, Wolverine, Shadow Hawk, Thunderbolt, Catapult, Battlemaster and Awesome
    • More full rules
    • Two maps
    • MSRP $59.99

    I want them both.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited August 18
    Although, I kinda wish they didn't both have Wolverines. Not a big fan of that mech and would've like a 4th medium mech choice. And no Atlas?

    Edit: doing a quick look at Sarna, there doesn't seem to be another late Succession War era 55-ton IS mech to fit the bill. Although, the Scorpion was 55 tons, could go 97 kph, had a PPC and an SRM6... not bad. They'll never include a quad mech in the basic box, I imagine, but it'd be cool. A 50 ton Hunchback or Centurion would be more popular with most fans, even if it doesn't fit the pattern of 55 ton designs with 5/8/5 mobility, and 9 & 1/2 tons of armor.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    I wonder if they are nicer models, cause that is a big reduction in model count from the old starter.

  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited August 18
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I wonder if they are nicer models, cause that is a big reduction in model count from the old starter.

    It's two lances' worth; with a 20, 25, 2x 55, 2x 65, 80, and 85 ton choices so you can balance the lances or give one player a handicap. From the pictures Nips posted at the imgur link they are pretty nice, but it's been a while since I looked at the ones from the previous starter so I can't make a direct comparison other than to say these new ones follow the MWO-influenced art design.

    I'm curious to see what the "die-cut terrain tokens" mentioned on the boxes are like.

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    So, two things:

    1. The models on display are super nice, but subject to change. I couldn't tell if they were still 3D print (prototypes) or actual cast figures (closer to final). The Locust seems pretty likely to be a final sculpt (unchanged from last year's preview), but the other four in the pictures might be subject to change.
    2. The boxes are clearly marked "not final design". I'd be surprised to see these both go to market in their current incarnation.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I wonder if they are nicer models, cause that is a big reduction in model count from the old starter.

    It's two lances' worth; with a 20, 25, 2x 55, 2x 65, 80, and 85 ton choices so you can balance the lances or give one player a handicap. From the pictures Nips posted at the imgur link they are pretty nice, but it's been a while since I looked at the ones from the previous starter so I can't make a direct comparison other than to say these new ones follow the MWO-influenced art design.

    I'm curious to see what the "die-cut terrain tokens" mentioned on the boxes are like.

    I'm not saying it's a terrible amount of mechs, but the old starter they put out came with 24 mechs, so 6 lances total or 1 company per player. But the minis are pretty low quality.

  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited August 18
    Capellan Crusades!

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    I'm on the Republic side. Javelin 11D, Shadow Hawk 5D (RAC/5), Beowulf IIc.

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