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  1. Field Dispatch #213: With the release of 2.5 and new models I would like to dedicate this thread to the showing off your new hotness. I have bought a Rear Admiral pledge and will receive the Kickstarter exclusive models, the Prussian Empire SMS Ice Maiden and Russian Coalition Murmansk Fleet Operations Vessel. I have committed to getting these specific models professionally painted and will post pictures of them completed here. I encourage you all to do the same and proudly share your work (or the work of a much more competent painter than yourself, such as I will do). I will be holding a contest on this thread as well for best painted, the winner will receive a free Metzger Blister (either the water-lined 2 pack or the full bot on land single). I know that the products haven't shipped out yet, but I want to get this ball rolling before I get lazy and forget. I'm looking forward to all the submissions and seeing others' work (because Thor knows mine isn't great). -Gen. Eric
    3 points
  2. For the Ika, it really should have the aquatic assault MAR so it can board when submerged. Why would you build a diving robot that can't attack submerged. Plus it would be supercool for it to take on submarines.
    3 points
  3. Soulless

    Cant wait!

    A fresh cup of coffee, a good show/movie on the screen, and a brand new game to unbox is one of the small things in life that offers great joy!
    2 points
  4. The main purpose of this is to showcase some new boats. If some older ones are in the mix, no problem, as long as you have new stuff too.
    1 point
  5. Sure, I'll throw the new modular boats in the mix. Just be aware no winner will be chosen for months as we don't even have the new boats shipped. But knock yourself out in the mean time.
    1 point
  6. Fire@Will

    Bull in a China Shop

    @level9red, that would be great! I'll sort it out by PM!
    1 point
  7. Peter Fontebasso has some videos on YouTube. Also, try Element270
    1 point
  8. Comparing the Eider Mk I to the Emperor, an increase of 5 points nets you Advanced Engines (+1"), Piercing, Close Quarters Gunnery and Elite crew instead of Aggressive. Granted, the Emperor has two broadside weapons instead of one (and rear tesla coils) although I'll readily admit I usually struggle to make effective use of them once the Emperor has sustained some damage. Personally I'd believe the greatest advantage is the Piercing on the turrets, as this allows you to retain effective use of your primary gunnery even at longer ranges. Elite crew makes it ever so slightly less vulnerable to counterboarding (though not much) and Close Quarters Gunnery is great if you manage to close. The extra inch of movement on advanced engines is somewhat helpful but probably not a dealbreaker. I'm looking forward to trying the Eider Mk II, looks to be a fun brawler.
    1 point
  9. I don't know about that. The mk1 doesn't have the Tesla weaponry, but its broadsides have a better spread and have high angle.
    1 point
  10. Yes it does. I am definitely more interested in the Eider MK II as it is a large Donnerfaust (one of my fav PE ships). I like running Tesla heavy and this seems like a better option than the Elbe for Speerschleuding the enemy. It is also less vulnerable to boarding with Spec Def(4)! Though the CQG and High Angle on the MK I do make it an attractive option for RB1 brawls. Full disclosure, I have not assembled or played with mine yet, but see no reason to expect disappointment from the new boats.
    1 point
  11. I really need to get the SAS painted before the kickstarter ships because if I do that will be my first fully painted army for any game ever. My painting light isn't enough for the whole fleet, especially on a light background, so not the greatest pictures.
    1 point
  12. Erloas

    Shipping for Kickstarter

    If they hit late April they'll still be doing better than most kickstarters. They were also very aggressive with the times.
    1 point
  13. Removing a unit from a faction that it has had since the game started is a huge no-no, especially considering it is one of the most iconic ones in the game. Not to mention it's the model that got a lot of people into playing Prussia... To then go 'You know what? That model that you love in the faction you started because of it? Not that faction anymore! Sorry! Guess you'll need to repaint it, and then buy some more models you might not like just to use it now!' So no, the Metzger should remain as a Prussian model first and foremost, even if that means removing it from the STO to 'make them different'. The Hochmeister obviously doesn't have that pedigree, but releasing it as a Prussian model, then less than a few months later changing it's designation would garner similar feelings. The nonsensical bit is stuff such as 'Oh, you just have to bring X unit extra now so you can bring the models you have always used before', for no real gameplay reason. It's not for balancing, its not for background, so I'm not sure what it really achieves beyond forcing people to buy and use extra models they didn't have to previously. You'd be far better off stripping the Metzger Ausf-A from the STO, and giving them their own set of variants with different options and weapons. More boardy (Metzger with close-combat weapons, for instance) and short range but much more brutal. The 'plasma' weapon sounds ok (seeing as lightning is a form of plasma anyways) but I'd drop the blast templates (especially the large). If plasma, corrosive makes a little sense, although Incendiary makes significantly more considering what plasma actually is... Either could work, although I'd definitely like to see it keep some resemblence to the tesla and Speerschleuder weapons, being an evolution or offshoot of that technology, rather than some completely random technology they just pulled out of a hat. On a more constructive note, I'd like to see another medium Robot, but significantly more offensive in nature than the Schildtrager. Maybe a speerschleuder or short-range but high-AD tesla arm, and then just a big armoured fist/sword/mace arm on the other side. Give them a tesla generator, and you're pretty much done. I'd also like to see perhaps a Medium airship squadron that can deploy Assault Infantry, kinda like a baby Ausfeher with baby Fausts... Maybe a speerschleuder turret if we want it to be equipped a little different for a Medium, but a tesla armament would be fine too.
    1 point
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