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New email!

Posted by wars128 on October 13, 2008

I finally got around to getting a new email adress. While I wasn’t able to get the one that I wanted, oddly enough, I did get a good one. From now on send all emails to :

Next up for the show is getting a domain name and upgrading the podcast service, as well as the blog.


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Posted by wars128 on April 8, 2008

Was at home watching the NCAA champinonchp game with the family, but before the game started I got to go on my old computer, which has my old mech design software on it. Sure its been transferred over to my laptop, but you can’t have an emulator running inside an emmulator, so it dosent even work on my laptop. Anyhew, I was looking at all the designs with fresh, Mega Mek battle tested eyes, and I realized, that while I may have been a bit munch with many of the designs mounting Large Pulse Lasers tied to targetting computers, Most were pretty good. Its good to know that I should be able to salvage most of the 300 or so designs on it. Not looking forward to tranferring everything though. In other news, I am on track to get a summer job, which means more BattleTech Book reviews!

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According to Wikipedia:

Posted by wars128 on April 3, 2008

From wikipedia: Masakari is an ancient Japanese battle ax. That makes sense in that while axes can be very powerfull, they can be quite unwieldy to use. Sounds just like the mech, huh?

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Best IS APC?

Posted by wars128 on March 3, 2008

thisthread on the official forums lends to an interesting question. i’d take out the standard APC immediately, since most BattleTech games use platoon size or bigger, they are impossible to use in things like Mega Mek. I favor IFVs over APCs but thats just me. What about you?

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Thought this might be interesting

Posted by wars128 on March 3, 2008

Its about getting podcasts through email. Thought some of the listeners might want to try it as a way to get the MechHead Podcast

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MechHead Podcast Social Network

Posted by wars128 on March 2, 2008

Thanks to the website ning, there is now a MechHead Podcast/ BattleTech social network!
You can find it at here
And to join, go here
Come join me in this little experiment, won’t you?

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First Real mech battle!

Posted by wars128 on March 2, 2008

Played my first real mech battle( I. e. on a real board, human opponent,heat, IS etc.). We each had a custom 70 tonner. My friends was suspiciously like an Archer K,4/6 with 2 large lasers and two LRM 10s. (He had asked me for suggestions, and thats what i came up with). Mine went 4/6/4, had a PPC, LRM 5, and 3 medium lasers with an insane number of heatsinks(21 total), and a lot of armor. I didn’t realize until after the game that I nearly made a Grasshopper. The game was only 4 or so rounds, and we each only hit each other once. He won the initiative most of the time, but in the end, it was me who got lucky. I roll for the PPC. 12. Headshot. I roll for the critical. Cockpit. I wished it would have gone on longer, so that he could see how much damage mechs can take, but oh well. Then I went on to play warhammer 40K(His preferred war board game of choice), but he is interested in forming a mercenary unit, so I guess that means he wants to play again. We might play later this week, and I’m planning on introducing him to Vehicles next.
Ill have a more in-depth report of the next battle I do.

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Posted by wars128 on February 16, 2008

Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to announce the second-quarter 2008 publication of the first all-new technical readout in six years, Technical Readout: 3075. Fully embracing the current universe-shaking Jihad storyline, Technical Readout: 3075 includes all the latest BattleMechs, vehicles, and battle armor appearing on the battlefields of the Classic BattleTech universe. Also included is a section detailing many of the numerous battlefield units previously mentioned in the fictional context of the Classic BattleTech universe but never before presented in a technical readout.”


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Mech Monday Part 2

Posted by wars128 on February 11, 2008

Now it s time to see if the Atlas can make a come back against the Dire Wolf Prime!
The computer controlled Atlas starts in the north, while the Human controlled Dire Wolf starts in the south.
Round 1: both move forward, the Atlas hiding behind a hill.
Round 2:The Atlas stays still.
Round 3:The Atlas runs out into the open! Not much damage is done on either side
Round 4: Atlas tries to flank the Dire Wolf. Dire Wolf gets a little bit of damage in.
Round 5:Atlas continues flanking. The Dire Wolf scores a lucky engine hit, while the Atlas misses with all of its weapons. The Atlas is running very hot.
Round 6; Atlas moves into heavy woods, Dire Wolf into light woods. Atlas takes minor damage and woods set on fire.
Round 7: Atlas stays in place, so does Dire Wolf. both mechs miss with most of their weapons, but a medium laser and an SRM hit the Dire Wolfs head, but no black out.
Round 8: Atlas stays where it is, Dire Wolf closes. Dire Wolf only hits with one weapon, while atlas did not fire.
Round 9:Same movement as last round. Dire Wolf misses with everything, 16 LRMs hit it.
Round 10: Dire Wolf finds heavy woods, Atlas stays still. Atlas hit for 20 damage, including a large laser to the head.
Round 11: Both stay in their wooded areas. Atlas again hit for 20+ damage.
Round 12:Both stay again. Atlas hit with an ER Large.
Round 13:Dire Wolf Closes. Atlas’s AC 20 is critted.
Round 14: Dire Wolf closes more,Atlas hides behind woods.
Round 15:2 hexes separate the mechs. Dire Wolf hit for 20+ damage.
Round 16:1 hexes apart. Dire Wold loses an UAC5 and an ER Large Laser, but Atlas loses RT.
Round 17. Smoke hides the Atlas.
Round 18:Atlas takes 41 damage from weapons.
19: Atlas hides.
20:Dire wolf fires everything it has…first shot hits the head.
Dire Wolf wins with 1112BV remaining!

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Web Site of the Week

Posted by wars128 on February 10, 2008

Classic BattleTech-Re-Reading cover to cover, Decision to Endgame

This great blog by Forum Mod Welshman is doing a daunting task: Reread every Classic BattleTech book and blog about them. So far he’s still on the very first book, but this is a very neat idea with great analysis. This blog can hope to reignite interest in novels that you never bought. This should be good!

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