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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:00 AM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:01 AM
EDITS : oh fine, first
Edited by Mason West, 22 July 2012 - 08:01 AM.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:07 AM
Bastages - prolly stole Jenners to go join the MWO Beta they heard about, Now FWDI has to replace those Jenners with Cicadas...bastages..
Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:12 AM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:18 AM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:32 AM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:17 AM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:19 PM
The Strider is not available. It was created AFTER the clan invasion. It's an Omnimech version of the Cicada, but here are no omnimechs yet, and as they were created by the Draconis Combine who were oin the midst of being invaded by a technologically supperior foe, they certainly wouldn't have been selling them to anyone in the FWL for a while. In fact the FWL because the weapons manufacturer of the IS during the invasion, tremendously improving it's manufacturing and economy.
The size of the mech simply doesn't matter, it's the role it plays. The Cicada is hardly a gunboat, it's a scout, maybe it's heavier than most scouts, but the speed is equivalent.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:50 PM
Edited by Jmb, 22 July 2012 - 02:54 PM.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:00 PM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:17 PM
Following the FWL Civil War, the Duchy of Andurien, in alliance with the Magistracy of Canopus, seceded from the Free Worlds League and proceeded to attack the "weakened" Capellan Confederation. Following several massive defeats, the war was reversed by a remarkable display of the will to survive, and the Capellans retook most of their fallen worlds. After this reversal, the Canopians pulled out and with the war the Duchy was fighting against the Free Worlds League taxing Duchy forces to their limit, the Confederation used their Warrior Houses to return the border to pre-war lines.
The Free Worlds League underwent many changes as Captain-General Janos Marik and his heir Duggan were assassinated by their cousin Duncan Marik. Duncan prosecuted the war to reclaim Andurien somewhat successfully, but he alienated many members of Parliament in doing so. The dissatisfaction was manifested when Janos' son Thomas (who was presumed dead in the same blast that killed his father) reappeared and many MPs wanted to replace Duncan with him. Duncan died in an assault on a fortified Andurien position, which cleared the way for Thomas to take over. He used the shock of his reappearance and his relative popularity to get many laws passed that centralized power in the Captain-General in a way that it never had been before. Thomas was soon able to return the rebellious Duchy to League authority, though it would be decades before he allowed them to regain any autonomous authority.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:22 AM
Put a smaller engine in the Cicada and it's a Strider. They look the same, and engine swaps are probably doable in the Mech-Lab.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:37 AM
Wonder how these new trials will fair out for them for the replacement model
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