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[BattleTech] Death From Above! New starter boxes coming NOW FINALLY YAAAY

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited February 3
    I know of four unsanctioned sources, in descending order of dubiousness:
    Insane Kangaroo (via eBay, models based on MWO art but frequently upgraded or tweaked. The only metal miniatures I'm aware of.)
    Steel Warrior Studios (these are actually fully custom-sculpted resin figures based on original art, but the official inspirations for that art are obvious to the point of blatant)
    Warhansa or Warminis.tk (resin figures, straight-ripped from the MWO art)

    I know of a fifth source of MWO-art based models, over at the Lords Of The Battlefield forums. But that's not really a retail situation like the ones above, so I question whether it's worth jumping through the hoops. The guy doing the 3d work is doing a good job, I'll say that much.

    Also, and I just want to put this out there because I feel its important: if you want to support the game, buy product from sanctioned sources. In the case of the Orion, since you don't like the original sculpts, maybe consider the new ON1-H sculpt if you hadn't seen it? It, and many other sculpts coming out, are being based on "Primitive" in-fiction models that have real-world modern art, and are really fantastic.
    BT-407.jpg

    As for scale: yeah, everyone's working at the 1:300/1:285 scale of the tabletop models. You usually won't run across something else unless you're specifically looking for it (e.g. N-scale figs like the ClickyTech stuff, or 28mm stuff like the old Armorcast kits).

    Nips on
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  • LanlaornLanlaorn Registered User regular
    Thanks, that Orion does look pretty good. Basically some guys at the local club are murmuring about playing some Battletech so I'm eyeing the new starter box, and while those eight minis look great, but I'd like to fill out a lance or two with the other mechs I love and found some of the official models lacking.

    I'd love to support the official license holders and will try to search through their selections first, but man IMO those third party guys are just doing a much better job on most of the sculpts.

    If I can just put together my favorite lance compositions from the recent Harebrained Schemes Battletech game for a decent price I'll be happy.

  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited February 9
    Oooh, the Seattle Card Kingdom (Ballard) actually got some Armored Combat box sets in meaning I now have two copies sitting on my shelf to go with my two copies of the beginner box.
    When I get back from work can organize a mini-painting party with a friendo :D

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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited February 15
    PSA: Death From Above is BACK and is on Saturdays @ 1pm Pacific via ZOE's Twitch channel.

    https://www.twitch.tv/zombieorpheus/videos

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    PSA: Death From Above is BACK and is on Saturdays @ 1PM via ZOE's Twitch channel.

    https://www.twitch.tv/zombieorpheus/videos

    @TOGSolid , I'm guessing this is 1pm Pacific time, but I figured it's not going to hurt to verify.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    Oh yea, it's Pacific Time. They're based out of Seattle.

  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    edited February 17
    Today, for the first time in years, I played tabletop Battletech. Small game, with the final result being my Wolverine removing both legs from a Shadow Hawk.

    My opponent had never played before and is hooked, so he’s going to look into getting his own copy of the rules and look into mechs he may want to run on his own. Instead of borrowing mine.

    Nobody on
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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    I still need to get my hands on a set. Really hope I can convince my co-workers to play this during lunch.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    I'm in a similar boat. My BFF from high school got me the Beginner Box, and now I need to get the big boy box to complete the set.

    The rate it's going though, I may need to wait for the second printing.

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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    I'm stocking up in stuff (mostly odds and ends like little D6s for movement die) to play when I get home from work at the end of the month and while I'm digging that CGL has record sheet PDFs on their website so I can print off sheets, it'd be nice if those PDFs were a little more easily searchable. Is there anything like that out there already available?

    Also feel free to @ me or DM me if you live in Seattle and want to play. I live in the North Seattle, Greenwood area and have a couple copies each of both of the new boxed sets.

  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    What are you looking for, Tog? One tool I use is Solaris Skunkwerks. It's out of date (not updated since 2014), but it includes a lot of 'Mech records and has a very nice database feature.

    Alternatively, you can look up any 'Mech on MasterUnitList.info, and it will tell you what book any given 'Mech record originates from.

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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    Something that will let me punch in a mech and have it find the record sheet for it. Like if I want to pull up the HBK-4G record sheet for printing, I could just punch in HBK-4G and have it come up. It'd be neat if punching in Hunchback pulled up all Hunchbacks but that's just me getting greedy.

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Something that will let me punch in a mech and have it find the record sheet for it. Like if I want to pull up the HBK-4G record sheet for printing, I could just punch in HBK-4G and have it come up. It'd be neat if punching in Hunchback pulled up all Hunchbacks but that's just me getting greedy.

    If you type in MadCat, it just spits out "Fuck you, freebirth scum" and shuts down.

    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
    see317 wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Something that will let me punch in a mech and have it find the record sheet for it. Like if I want to pull up the HBK-4G record sheet for printing, I could just punch in HBK-4G and have it come up. It'd be neat if punching in Hunchback pulled up all Hunchbacks but that's just me getting greedy.

    If you type in MadCat, it just spits out "Fuck you, freebirth scum" and shuts down.

    We all know you to enter Timber Wolf in order for the computer to pull the datasheets.

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  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited February 17
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Something that will let me punch in a mech and have it find the record sheet for it. Like if I want to pull up the HBK-4G record sheet for printing, I could just punch in HBK-4G and have it come up. It'd be neat if punching in Hunchback pulled up all Hunchbacks but that's just me getting greedy.

    SSW, by going to File > Open, gives you a sortable table of its database.

    In five seconds, I've found it contains 18 different variants for the Hunchie, including the 4G.

    I need to check into MegaMekLab; I'm to understand it is likewise capable of these sorts of things.

    Nips on
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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited February 17
    Nips wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Something that will let me punch in a mech and have it find the record sheet for it. Like if I want to pull up the HBK-4G record sheet for printing, I could just punch in HBK-4G and have it come up. It'd be neat if punching in Hunchback pulled up all Hunchbacks but that's just me getting greedy.

    SSW, by going to File > Open, gives you a sortable table of its database.

    In five seconds, I've found it contains 18 different variants for the Hunchie, including the 4G.

    I need to check into MegaMekLab; I'm to understand it is likewise capable of these sorts of things.

    Oh awesome, I'll check out SSW. The OP description didn't make it sound like it had a searchable, printable, record sheet database.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited February 18
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Nips wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Something that will let me punch in a mech and have it find the record sheet for it. Like if I want to pull up the HBK-4G record sheet for printing, I could just punch in HBK-4G and have it come up. It'd be neat if punching in Hunchback pulled up all Hunchbacks but that's just me getting greedy.

    SSW, by going to File > Open, gives you a sortable table of its database.

    In five seconds, I've found it contains 18 different variants for the Hunchie, including the 4G.

    I need to check into MegaMekLab; I'm to understand it is likewise capable of these sorts of things.

    Oh awesome, I'll check out SSW. The OP description didn't make it sound like it had a searchable, printable, record sheet database.

    @TOGSolid one word of caution though, I think SSW doesn't automatically come with the bulk record sheets; they're a separate download on the site IIRC. But it's just a zip you extract and put in the directory SSW will make for your custom designs (by default a Solaris Skunk Works folder under Documents).

    Edit: just double checked, and yeah, you just need to grab the SSW_Master file from the dowloads page of the official site. There's also a separate download for the Clan mechs using clan names if you like.

    H3Knuckles on
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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Nips wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Something that will let me punch in a mech and have it find the record sheet for it. Like if I want to pull up the HBK-4G record sheet for printing, I could just punch in HBK-4G and have it come up. It'd be neat if punching in Hunchback pulled up all Hunchbacks but that's just me getting greedy.

    SSW, by going to File > Open, gives you a sortable table of its database.

    In five seconds, I've found it contains 18 different variants for the Hunchie, including the 4G.

    I need to check into MegaMekLab; I'm to understand it is likewise capable of these sorts of things.

    Oh awesome, I'll check out SSW. The OP description didn't make it sound like it had a searchable, printable, record sheet database.

    @TOGSolid one word of caution though, I think SSW doesn't automatically come with the bulk record sheets; they're a separate download on the site IIRC. But it's just a zip you extract and put in the directory SSW will make for your custom designs (by default a Solaris Skunk Works folder under Documents).

    Edit: just double checked, and yeah, you just need to grab the SSW_Master file from the dowloads page of the official site. There's also a separate download for the Clan mechs using clan names if you like.

    Thanks! I got it downloaded on my laptop and this works pretty damn well as a Record Sheet rolodex. The OP should totally mention that SSW doubles as a great tool for this sort of thing.

    H3Knuckles
  • NipsNips Luxuriating in existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited February 18
    The only downside, like I mentioned, is that it's four years out of date and doesn't contain anything from the newer supplements.

    For the most part, that'll just be later-era stuff (e.g. Dark Age), but I haven't looked to see how much it actually misses.

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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
    Wow. That is spooky with the timing of that.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    @TOGSolid Hey, do me a favor and wish out loud for an Oosik Irregulars Source Book

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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid Chief Mixologist of the Shatterdome Tiki Bar Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    We just need to become a big enough deal IRL. Clearly we need to ramp up our PR campaign and get some merchandising going.

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