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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    From the angle of "Shoot, the Fourth Succession War kinda wraps things up, we can't have a war game without wars" then, yes, the Clan Invasion is a good thing. From the angle of "Who the hell are these guys with the new 'Mechs and bleeding-edge tech, what's with the recent mass movements of one of the largest mercenary companies in the Sphere, and why did their leader just call a meeting with all the heads of the Successor States?" the Clan Invasion is very, very bad.

    Quick primer on Why The Clans Are Scary:
    1.) In 3050, and even for decades afterward, the Clans have perfected several 'Mech technologies that the Sphere was just starting to recover: ton for ton, a 'Mech intelligently built with Clan tech will out muscle almost anything the Sphere has to offer at the beginning of 3050. And even more unfortunately for the Sphere, the Clans like to put their best designs out in the front lines so they can finish off their opponents quickly.
    2.) They came from freaking nowhere: Kerensky and his warriors disappeared centuries ago, and faded into myth to return at the Sphere's darkest hour, like so many mythical leaders before. And now, SURPRISE! They're here to kick your rear instead of save you.
    3.) Their culture got weird compared to the Sphere due to their warrior heritage.
    4.) Their eugenics program worked, and so those superior 'Mechs are piloted by warriors bred for superior reflexes.
    5.) And that's not even getting into their Elementals, power armored infantry that can shrug off anti-personnel fire and strike back. Depending on how their commander intends them to be used, a group of five Elementals can mow down dozens of conventional infantry with minimal casualties or alternatively pounce on enemy 'Mechs and execute them by tearing apart critical components... including the pilot.
    Plus your also missing they have the greatest 'randomly inserting different words into regular english' of all cultures in sci-fi. Freebirth, surrat, quiaff. Its great stuff

    But yea, Clan invasion is going to go bad for everyone...mass casualties, enforcing strict caste based society on people used to freedom oh and the Smoke Jaguars and their occasional planetary bombardment to counter Inner Sphere resistance groups.

    The most important thing about the Clan Invasion is that someday, maybe...we get to participate in Operation Bulldog and Operation Serpent. You want your raids? Form a part of the best and brightest of the reformed Star League Defence Force to exterminate the Smoke Jaguar military forces and destroy their ability to ever wage war again...

    Geez....I cant wait for the clans to invade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    *Insert witty Clan remark here*

    ...No, seriously, insert one there. I'm drawing blanks.
    Ah...maybe... Clan Giant Playground? Thats the best I got...
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    you know whats worse than a regular Daemon-host? A Daemon-host with a Plasma Cannon.
    Quote Originally Posted by RandomLunatic
    "Eh. I do to 'Mechs what Simon does to American Idol contestants."