Tuesday, November 29, 2016
We've started a project of building faction specific units for Battletech. We want to start with three companies (12 mechs) for each of the major factions of the Inner Sphere. Our plan is to make one elite company, one regular company, and one generic camouflage company. We've started with the Draconis Combine (House Kurita) and so far we have finished a company of "The Legion of Vega". My wife chose that company because of it's interesting background. We are currently playing a campaign based in Port Krin on Antallos. My wife painted this company using mechs from the Battletech Introductory boxed set. The new version of the boxed set came with nicer figures than the first printing. They are very clean and sharp in their detail.
I've nearly finished painting a Sword of Light company and I also have about half a company of Draconis mechs painted in an Urban camo. I'm also hoping to have an armored company for each faction making a reinforced Battalion for each faction.
After we finish the Draconis units we are moving along to the Federated Suns (House Davion). I already have a company of mechs started for that faction and another company on the paint table.
Eventually I would like to do major Periphery states, invasion era Clans, Mercenaries and Pirates. In fact I have several small generic Pirate bands in the works.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Notes: This was an Alpha Strike game played between myself as the Davion Forces and my Son and Wife as the Kurita forces. This is the first time we used tanks and other non mech units. We hope to work up to full combined arms battles in the future. The Alpha Strike rules seem quite suited to this. We've even been talking about doing a full campaign some time in the future. I'm looking at the War of 3039 as a template.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
I also picked up two of the new Shadowhawk 2H models based on the new artwork. They look beautiful!
Here is the Command Lance painted up. I picked up one of these and a Pursuit lance a few weeks ago. These have really great detail. In some ways better than the metal minis. I would have to say that these mechs are some of the best plastic minis I have ever purchased. They also had very little in the way of mold lines or flaws. For table top purposes you can paint them straight out of the box.