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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 […]

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A Gift from the Chancellor

In 3057, the Free Worlds League and Capellan Confederation launched Operation GUERRERO to take back the worlds both nations had lost to the Federated Commonwealth during the Fourth Succession War. Katherine Steiner-Davion aided their efforts by declaring the Lyran portion of the Federated Commonwealth to be independent and ordering the forces of the newly formed […]

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The Combine Front

I got in another lance-on-lance solo game of BattleTech over the weekend. This time I played a battle between the Draconis Combine and the Federated Suns during the Fourth Succession War. The Forces Federated Suns – Davion Brigade of Guards Captain Avelina Martel (4/4), BattleMaster BLR-1D Tex (3/5), JagerMech JM6-S Andri (4/5), Dervish DV-6M Juliana […]