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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Battletech: The Clans Have Arrived

Howdie.

We recently played a small game, Clan vs Inner Sphere.  We tested this with a 1:2 ratio, with 3050 IS mechs, agreeing to flip the sides the next game to see if the ratio was valid... its been years since I have played with Clan mechs, so it was a bit of a "new" experience for me at least.

In this match up, I took the IS, fielding a Stalker (one of my favorites), Flashman (another favorite), Kintaro, and Vindicator.  My Clan opponent fielded a Madcat and a Ryoken (that would be Timber Wolf and Stormcrow, I believe).  We gamed on a desert mountain, and desert "sinkhole", mostly staying on the mountain side.

My overall plan was pretty simple, try to swarm the Clan mechs, getting close with the Mechs I could, using the Vindicator's jump jets to navigate the mountain [note, we pick the mechs first, then the maps].
I managed to corner the Clan mechs, and yes, I was taking damage... but at the closer ranges, I had removed at least one of the Clan advantages.

First to fall was the Kintaro, one of three times I think I failed a fall test....
But the Kintaro was destroyed.....

However, the combined firepower of the mechs quickly reduced the Mad Cat to embers...
Unfortunately for the Inner Sphere, the Flashman soon joined the Kintaro and Mad Cat.  The Ryoken tried to gain room, but was unable to escape the Stalker and Vindicator....
The Ryoken was blasted, fell with a missing leg, then lost an arm, and... well there was not much for recovery at the end of the game....
All in all, a fun game.  We will try it again, with me fielding Clan this time... if the Clan loses that, we will have to adjust our ratio for later games, maybe more like 1:1.5 or something.

Until then, keep your reactor cool and your ACs glowing red....

Chalfant








4 comments:

  1. Always liked the look of Battletech!

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  2. Have not played this in ages. Well since FASA went under. Great game, must raid the loft now.

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  3. Battletech is like an old friend, such a reliably fun game. In my group we settled on a 1 Clan Star: 2 IS Lances ratio (5:8). It has served us well for 20 years now :-)

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  4. Battletech is like an old friend, such a reliably fun game. In my group we settled on a 1 Clan Star: 2 IS Lances ratio (5:8). It has served us well for 20 years now :-)

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