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Offline Scotty

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Re: BattleTech: Iron Knights' Crusade
Minor update: Infantry will be used (frequently) in this campaign.  I've already separated the platoons we've hired into separate squads for fluff write-up and experience distribution purposes.  If anyone wants to be infantry, that sort of thing will get frequent mention and could see combat.

 

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I'd like to push for 3/3 and then enhance MechTech skills.
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<Axem>   did anyone catch jesus' birth certificate?
<Nuclear>   and jesus didnt actually give the 5000 their fish...he gave it to the romans and let it trickle down
<Axem>and he was totally pro tax breaks
<Axem>he threw out all those tax collectors at the temple
<Nuclear>   he drove a V8 camel too
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RangerKarl|AtWork: stick your penis in the warp core
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Re: BattleTech: Iron Knights' Crusade
Alright. Scourge, Esarai, Ralwood, let's have a good clean showing.

And by good clean showing, I mean a massacre of biblical proportions on these pirates.
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It's cloberin' time!
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Pah, "Bridges are too light".

Who the hell needs bridges. I mean, how deep can that water be?
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Not to mention, i have Jumpy Jets :D

 

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Re: BattleTech: Iron Knights' Crusade
Pah, "Bridges are too light".

Who the hell needs bridges. I mean, how deep can that water be?

And 'Mechs are environmentally sealed by design!
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Only 4 mechs on our side.

Outnumbered and outgunned but never outclassed scenario?
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Pah, "Bridges are too light".

Who the hell needs bridges. I mean, how deep can that water be?

And 'Mechs are environmentally sealed by design!

Spoken like a man who has never tried to move a distance greater than five hexes underwater.  Each hex requires a PSR, each fall requires a breach check, and it's entirely possible to breach a torso and drown.

Underwater is the bane of 'mechs.

 
Re: BattleTech: Iron Knights' Crusade
has nobody built an underwater mech then? because if they have: i want one
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Riverbeds are apparently very slippery.

 

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Go get a Dire Wolf U from the Clans.
<Nuclear>   truth: the good samaritan actually checked for proof of citizenship and health insurance
<Axem>   did anyone catch jesus' birth certificate?
<Nuclear>   and jesus didnt actually give the 5000 their fish...he gave it to the romans and let it trickle down
<Axem>and he was totally pro tax breaks
<Axem>he threw out all those tax collectors at the temple
<Nuclear>   he drove a V8 camel too
<Nuclear>   with a sword rack for his fully-automatic daggers

Esarai: hey gaiz, what's a good improvised, final attack for a ship fighting to buy others time to escape to use?
RangerKarl|AtWork: stick your penis in the warp core
DarthGeek: no don't do that
amki: don't EVER do that

 

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Re: BattleTech: Iron Knights' Crusade
Spoken like a man who has never tried to move a distance greater than five hexes underwater.  Each hex requires a PSR, each fall requires a breach check, and it's entirely possible to breach a torso and drown.

Underwater is the bane of 'mechs.

Well, I have little experience with rivers 150 meters across :P
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Re: BattleTech: Iron Knights' Crusade
has nobody built an underwater mech then? because if they have: i want one

They have!  Underwater 'Mechs are generally very specialized and difficult to use above-water, and still very dangerous for the pilots of said 'Mechs to use.  Additionally, "true" amphibious 'Mechs won't be making a reappearance in the setting for another 56 years.

 

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Spoken like a man who has never tried to move a distance greater than five hexes underwater.  Each hex requires a PSR, each fall requires a breach check, and it's entirely possible to breach a torso and drown.

Underwater is the bane of 'mechs.

Well, I have little experience with rivers 150 meters across :P

I live roughly five miles from the Missouri River.  Around here, it's between 150 and 300 meters wide.  Up north in South Dakota, there are portions that reach nearly six kilometers.  Thanks to dedicated civil projects on the matter, there is not actually a part of the Missouri River that is less than 90 meters wide.

 

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Only 4 mechs on our side.

Outnumbered and outgunned but never outclassed scenario?

Wow a triple post, I am a loser.  Anyway, in this ruleset, we will always be outnumbered.  If we have lances that aren't deployed that week, we can use them as reinforcements, but doing so is a calculated risk.  All of our lances are deployed this week.  In a Chase scenario, we're definitely going to be outnumbered, because the enemy isn't trying to shoot all our 'Mechs down.  The idea for the bot is to get through our lines and reach the other end of the map.

 

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has nobody built an underwater mech then? because if they have: i want one

I believe at least one Clan second-line design was intended for such, yes.

Spoken like a man who has never tried to move a distance greater than five hexes underwater.  Each hex requires a PSR, each fall requires a breach check, and it's entirely possible to breach a torso and drown.

Underwater is the bane of 'mechs.

We're not dealing with distance of greater than five hexes, I expect. Or for that matter one greater than five hexes and actually that deep.
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We're not dealing with distance of greater than five hexes, I expect. Or for that matter one greater than five hexes and actually that deep.

You're half right.  Such a river has not actually come up at all, but I needed an excuse to send Combat Lance, which was assigned to this mission, instead of Headquarters Lance, which is much heavier and equipped for fights like this.  I came up with one.  So sue me. :P

Also, update incoming momentarily.

 

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