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Battletech

Post by Shock » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:52 pm

I've started playing Battletech with my boys using Heroscape terrain to create the maps. Having 3D terrain really makes a board game much more enjoyable. In this battle, I had them on the ropes until they got a couple of lucky headshots and completed their mission of disabling half of my Mechs.

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And a couple of shots of the map before the battle started

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Re: Battletech

Post by Arkrite » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:39 am

Oooooh, nice.

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Re: Battletech

Post by Ares » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:55 am

That looks frickin awesome. And you clearly invested quite a bit into those Heroscope tiles.

My exposure to Battletech has been very limited. I watched the cartoon back in the 90s (because I watched almost EVERY cartoon series produced when I was a kid, and a lot of the ones that weren't), read some of the books, and played one or two games run by a friend. I had a soft spot for the Axeman because, well, very mobile mech with shoulder rockets and a big honking axe seems pretty cool.

One game I was at, a friend of mine was geared up in this giant heavy mech, only for another friend to launch this cluster of missiles at him. Rolled to hit, got him right in the cockpit. Roll for damage, filled up every dot in the cockpit sheet. My friend was dead in the opening attack of the game.

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Re: Battletech

Post by Shock » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:14 pm

Ares wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:55 am
That looks frickin awesome. And you clearly invested quite a bit into those Heroscope tiles.
Back when the game was still in production, I got 3 of the big boxed sets and a few of the expansions. It was a decent game but the terrain is great for just about any game that uses minis. I've used it for Battletech and Heroclix quite a bit.
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Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:55 am
My exposure to Battletech has been very limited. I watched the cartoon back in the 90s (because I watched almost EVERY cartoon series produced when I was a kid, and a lot of the ones that weren't), read some of the books, and played one or two games run by a friend. I had a soft spot for the Axeman because, well, very mobile mech with shoulder rockets and a big honking axe seems pretty cool.

One game I was at, a friend of mine was geared up in this giant heavy mech, only for another friend to launch this cluster of missiles at him. Rolled to hit, got him right in the cockpit. Roll for damage, filled up every dot in the cockpit sheet. My friend was dead in the opening attack of the game.
Battletech isn't for everyone. It's slow to play and rather complicated. My kids, especially my oldest, just happen to love that. And yeah, lucky die rolls can make big swings in the battle. Though rare, 1 hit kills are possible. It was developed way back in the early 80s and uses 2d6 for most die rolls, with all the pitfalls that come with such a system. And it's one of the only games that is still publishing material that is 100% compatible with the original game, 35 years later.

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Re: Battletech

Post by catsi563 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:39 pm

BTs lots of fun. I really recommend the game by paradox. The did an awesome job putting the tabletop game onto the screen and doing it in a way that adds in aspects of the TTRPG version as well as the mini game.
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Re: Battletech

Post by Shock » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:31 pm

Another bigger battle with a full company (12 Mechs) on each side. Turns have been taking 30-45 minutes each to play. This is easily the biggest battle I've played

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Re: Battletech

Post by greycrusader » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:02 pm

Loved me some Battletech back in the day!

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Re: Battletech

Post by Tattooedman » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:07 am

Looks like some great fun, I'm kinda jealous even though I don't need a whole hand to count how many times I've played BattleTech.

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Re: Battletech

Post by Arkrite » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:28 pm

Yeah, it looks really nice. A part of me wishes I had that setup.
Another part of me is aware of the fact that I've never even played that game, and I don't really have anybody to play with/against ;~)

Nice stuff, Shock.

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Re: Battletech

Post by FuzzyBoots » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:41 pm

Heroscape... Now there's a name I've not heard in a long, long time. A long time.
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