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Glentworth 1: Meeting Engagement

GlentworthFederated Suns7 May 3007Leftenant RenĂ© Gagneux walked his Phoenix Hawk through the wild grasslands northeast of the small city where his company of the Capellan March Militia was stationed. The enemy dropship had landed somewhere farther to the northeast and his lance was deployed to intercept them if they tried to move towards the city. […]

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Assault on Glentworth

Even though I’ve owned the rules for BattleTech’s Chaos Campaign system for years, I’ve never actually played a campaign with them. I’ve decided to change that, so I’m going to be starting a Planetary Assault campaign using the rules and scenarios from Chaos Campaign: Succession Wars. If you’re not familiar with them, the Chaos Campaign […]

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Clanbusters

It feels awfully arrogant that we call these variants “Clanbusters” when Clan Wolf still cut through us with ease despite being outnumbered two-to-one. Demi-Precentor Layla Al-Amin, 166th Division Since getting one of the Black Knight BL-9-KNT miniatures, I’ve been eager to play a game with it. Last week while I was on vacation, I decided […]

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MechWarrior Training

Over the weekend, I played a game of BattleTech with my brother Jake. He had played with me when we were kids, but it’s probably been about a decade since the last time he played. That meant our game was more about relearning the rules than anything else. I wanted to use my new miniatures […]

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MegaMek Unit Digest

I’ve continued working on the MegaMek file parser that I mentioned a couple months ago, and over the weekend I got to the point where it could handle every valid mech file from MegaMek! That means that the tool I wrote is generating summaries for 3,755 mech variants and handling almost every piece of technology […]

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A Better Trebuchet

In a recent game, I used the Clan Invasion version of the Trebuchet and was a bit disappointed with the design. It is a solid improvement over the Succession Wars variants that I’ve used more often, but the tonnage devoted to the Narc beacon and its ammo felt like a waste in the game. As […]