History TabletopGame / BattleTech

16th Feb '17 7:04:54 PM CaptainReynolds6
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* SingleBiomePlanet: Averted by pretty much every planet with a breathable atmosphere (which is pretty much all the ones people bothered settling). Even Tharkad, which is infamous for its cold due to being in the middle of an ice age,[[note]]Its arctic circle extends down to the 30th parallel north - to put that in perspective, if that were true on Earth, all the United States except most of Florida and southern Texas and Louisiana, all of Europe, and the northern tip of Africa would be Arctic territory[[/note]] is still noted to have an equatorial tropical band.

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* SingleBiomePlanet: Averted by pretty much every planet with a breathable atmosphere (which is pretty much all the ones people bothered settling). Even Tharkad, which is infamous for its cold due to being in the middle of an ice age,[[note]]Its arctic circle extends down to the 30th parallel north - to put that in perspective, if that were true on Earth, all the United States except most of Florida and (except southern Texas Texas, southern Louisiana and Louisiana, most of Florida), all of Europe, and the northern tip of Africa would be Arctic territory[[/note]] is still noted to have an equatorial tropical band.
16th Feb '17 12:47:45 PM PatPayne
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** Hanse Davion is this as well. A cultured, erudite, well-educated man, one of the most magnificent of MagnificentBastards the setting has to offer... and a pilot who has canonically ripped other 'Mechs arms off and beaten them to spare parts with them.
16th Feb '17 12:43:15 PM PatPayne
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** Buried in a table in the recently-released ''Campaign Operations'' is a reference to [=REMFs=]. Given the context, it's a shout-out to the RealLife military insult for logistics and admin personnel who are away from the front lines: Rear Echelon Mother... [[PrecisionFStrike and you can guess the rest...]]
6th Feb '17 6:05:38 PM Yalsaris63
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** Among conventional combat vehicles, there's the [[{{BFG}} Demolisher heavy tank]], the [[ShockAndAwe Shrek PPC carrier]], and the [[MagneticWeapons Alacorn Heavy Tank]]. Not only are these three feared by any other combat vehicle crew, but even the cockiest 'mech pilots will soon lose their nerve when faced off with (respectively) dual [=AC/20=]s, a trio of Particle Projector Cannons, or a trio of Gauss Rifles. These armaments are all top-tier heavy-damage weapons in Energy and Ballistic classes, and each vehicle mounts multiples of them, something that's a challenge to design an '''assault mech'' to carry.

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** Among conventional combat vehicles, there's the [[{{BFG}} Demolisher heavy tank]], the [[ShockAndAwe Shrek PPC carrier]], and the [[MagneticWeapons Alacorn Heavy Tank]]. Not only are these three feared by any other combat vehicle crew, but even the cockiest 'mech pilots will soon lose their nerve when faced off with (respectively) dual [=AC/20=]s, a trio of Particle Projector Cannons, or a trio of Gauss Rifles. These armaments are all top-tier heavy-damage weapons in Energy and Ballistic classes, and each vehicle mounts multiples of them, something that's a challenge to design even an '''assault ''assault mech'' to carry.
6th Feb '17 6:04:50 PM Yalsaris63
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** Among conventional combat vehicles, there's the [[{{BFG}} Demolisher heavy tank]], the [[ShockAndAwe Shrek PPC carrier]], and the [[MagneticWeapons Alacorn Heavy Tank]]. Not only are these three feared by any other combat vehicle crew, but even the cockiest 'mech pilots will soon lose their nerve when faced off with (respectively) dual [=AC/20=]s, a trio of Particle Projector Cannons, or a trio of Gauss Rifles. These armaments are all top-tier heavy-damage weapons in Energy and Ballistic classes, and each vehicle mounts multiples of them, something that's a challenge to design a '''mech'' to carry.

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** Among conventional combat vehicles, there's the [[{{BFG}} Demolisher heavy tank]], the [[ShockAndAwe Shrek PPC carrier]], and the [[MagneticWeapons Alacorn Heavy Tank]]. Not only are these three feared by any other combat vehicle crew, but even the cockiest 'mech pilots will soon lose their nerve when faced off with (respectively) dual [=AC/20=]s, a trio of Particle Projector Cannons, or a trio of Gauss Rifles. These armaments are all top-tier heavy-damage weapons in Energy and Ballistic classes, and each vehicle mounts multiples of them, something that's a challenge to design a '''mech'' an '''assault mech'' to carry.
30th Jan '17 7:11:43 PM MadCat221
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* {{Portmanteau}}: The Timber Wolf's Inner Sphere reporting name Mad Cat came to be when Precentor Focht was analyzing Phelan Kell's mech blackbox. The targeting system, not having data on the Timber Wolf, couldn't decide if it was seeing a Marauder (MAD) or a Catapult (CAT), since the Timber Wolf had visual similarities to both, resulting in the targeting system constantly switching between MAD and CAT.

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* {{Portmanteau}}: The Timber Wolf's Inner Sphere reporting name Mad Cat came to be when Precentor Precentor-Martial Focht was analyzing Phelan Kell's mech blackbox.blackbox data. The targeting system, not having data on the Timber Wolf, couldn't decide if it was seeing a Marauder (MAD) or a Catapult (CAT), since the Timber Wolf had visual similarities to both, resulting in the targeting system constantly switching between MAD and CAT.
30th Jan '17 7:06:14 PM MadCat221
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The Clans invaded the Inner Sphere to try and establish a second Star League by force. The Inner Sphere's strategy to stop the invasion once and for all? Establish a second Star League.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The Clans invaded the Inner Sphere to try and establish a second Star League by force. The Inner Sphere's strategy to stop the invasion once and for all? Establish a second Star League.League and eliminate an entire Clan by force.
22nd Jan '17 11:38:34 PM Yalsaris63
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* GodwinsLaw: Used InUniverse. While Hitler is still occasionally used, the name Amaris has become synonymous with evil. One of the few things every faction is willing to agree on is that he was a monster and some people in the Periphery even express some concern that they, being descended from Rim Worlds refuges, might be distantly related to House Amaris. The background information has featured cases where the writer's enemy is compared or equated to Amaris.

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* GodwinsLaw: Used InUniverse. While Hitler is still occasionally used, the name Amaris has become synonymous with evil. One of the few things every faction is willing to agree on is that he was a monster and some people in the Periphery even express some concern that they, being descended from Rim Worlds refuges, [[SinsOfOurFathers might be distantly related to House Amaris.Amaris]]. The background information has featured cases where the writer's enemy is compared or equated to Amaris.
11th Jan '17 7:40:39 PM MadCat221
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* BraveScot: The Northwind Highlanders, an illustrious and storied large mercenary outfit, are this. Their emblem comprises of a scottish claymore over a plaid kilt banner, and one of their favored 'mechs is the [[GoombaStomp 90 ton assault mech of the same name]].
* BreakOutCharacter: More like Break-Out Mech: The Atlas is one of the most memorable and noted mechs.

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* BraveScot: The Northwind Highlanders, an illustrious and storied large mercenary outfit, are this. Their emblem comprises of a scottish claymore over a plaid kilt banner, and one of their favored 'mechs is the [[GoombaStomp 90 ton assault mech of the same name]].
name]]. Their reputation apparently was so fearsome that the [[ChurchMilitant Word of Blake]] just engaged in some trickery to make them think they were being blockaded instead of savaging planet Northwind like they did Outreach (home of Wolf's Dragoons); when Devlin's Coalition dropped in to investigate their absence, they only found that their satellite network was knocked out and Northwind was unspoiled. The Highlanders signed up once they learned just [[MoralEventHorizon what the Blakist zealots were up to]].
* BreakOutCharacter: More like Break-Out Mech: The Atlas is one of the most memorable and noted mechs.
8th Jan '17 2:08:07 PM MadCat221
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** The Free Rasalhague Republic is extremely Norse, to the point of having a sea serpent for its banner and later merging with a winter-themed Clan.

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** The Free Rasalhague Republic is extremely Norse, to the point of having a sea serpent for its banner and later merging with a winter-themed Clan.Clan that was co-founded by a man with strong nordic ancestry.
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