So I recently stumbled across BattleTech. And my mind was blown! A hex miniatures game that gets down and dirty with all the parts of a giant Mech machine? My buddies and I can sit and toss lasers, machine gun fire and oh yeah cluster bombs at each other without tape measures?
Now don’t get me wrong I love measuring out spaces between our wizards in the frozen domain of Frostgrave. Slinging spells and watching the puny humans fall to the ground. But this is a new level of excitement.
The problem of course is that the “advanced starter set” called BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat, is sold out currently and the only cookies I can find are from jerks who bought them all up and are selling for 4 times the original MSRP.
No thank you!
So I did manage to find the starter box with two mechs and some cardboard standees. It was a lot of fun, in my first game I managed to win in the second round as a well placed headshot killed my Griffin. Oh and I played it solo because it makes sense to do so!
The turns were quick once I got it all figured out and I managed to play a second game in very short order adding a Locust to each side, which extended the game for an additional hour or so. Which I manage to do in between making my 4 year old breakfast and getting us ready for the day ahead. Nothing better than early morning gaming!
My plans going forward are adding to my friends 3D printer que a few mechs to play with and getting myself a copy of the advanced combat book. Well play it by ear and see how it goes. I’ll make sure to include updates on our adventures, maybe we will get into a good rhythm with this game and start a campaign!
Until next time,
Derek Bizier, the Halfling Master