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Post by Paint it Pink » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:03 am

Where one starts all depends on where one is going?

Back to the beginning? Then eBay is your friend.

Jump into the now, then CGL and your FLGS shop?

I'd recommend the current boxed set for the maps and up to date current basic rules.

Books, as I said, pick a period.
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Post by carmachu » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:55 am

Dread wrote:I believe Catalyst Game Labs makes the new books, but you can usually find them on E-bay or Amazon, too.

If you've been out for 20 years, you have a lot of catching up to do. Even over the last 5 years things have spun out of my grasp and I tend to stick with 3025 or Clan Invasion era.
Thats kinda where I want to stick, because its what I remember. Early era then the clans invaded.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:22 am

Greetings, Carmachu.

Welcome to the site. You'll find subject matter on all things Battletech here.
... as well as a few that aren't.

Most people play whatever era they feel most comfortable with.
'cause the only time that "Era Specific" matters is in tournament play.

and I've been playing for 25 years, and have only played in ONE tournament; and it was using 3025 tech. :lol:
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Post by carmachu » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:52 pm

Let me ask, is there a list anywhere of BT books in year order?

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Post by Paint it Pink » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:07 pm

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Post by carmachu » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:40 pm

Paint it Pink wrote:I assume you mean the novels? If so here:

http://www.stargazerserv.com/csv/btech/ ... l_list.htm

A fuller list here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BattleTech_novels
Yeah my rust is definately showing. But thanks.

I meant technical books. How many are there and what years nowadays? 3025? 3039? 3050? and beyond?

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Post by AVA MANGO TWO » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:08 am

i meant technical books. How many are there and what years nowadays? 3025? 3039? 3050? and beyond?
Is a bit of a understatement, oh boy have you got a LOT of catching up to do... :)
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Post by Paint it Pink » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:22 am

You really need to go here:

http://bg.battletech.com/

Look at the orange coloured bar with lots of drop down menus on it.
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Post by carmachu » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:20 pm

Thank you. Thats exactly what I need.

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Post by thecircus » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:09 pm

Welcome back to the game!!!! And to the site. Hope to see you here often.


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Post by carmachu » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:52 pm

thecircus wrote:Welcome back to the game!!!! And to the site. Hope to see you here often.


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Here and there. First thing is to figure out some rules and get some models. Second will be to find some other players...

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Post by thecircus » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:00 am

Where are you located?


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Post by carmachu » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:39 pm

Here's another question:

say I have the old fasa technical readouts 3025, 3050, 3055, 3057

Are they basically the same as the catayst game labs 3039, 3050, 3060, 3075?

Or are just some of them matches? None?

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Post by Paint it Pink » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:12 am

Yes and no.

3039 is an updated compilation of 3025 and 3026 with all the copyright infringement illustrations removed, and those mechs put in their own section under Project Phoenix.

3050 and 3055 are updated, which means changes and again for the 3055 book the removal of images that FASA didn't own.

3057 contents folded into other books as parts of upgrades.

3060 a straight reprint, but probably has errata amendments?

3075 is all new stuff and a good TRO along with 3085, but the organisation of contents is different to the early FASA products.
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Post by carmachu » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:10 am

thanks

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Post by thatjimboguy » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:57 am

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Post by nicewitch » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:40 am

These forums are really good, Odysseus.

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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:45 pm

welcome to our Universe, NiceWitch!

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Post by thecircus » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:18 am

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Re: INTRODUCTION THREAD

Post by KaHoS » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:12 am

Guess I should reintroduce myself since I'm not sure there's anyone left here who recognized me. It's been probably 4 years since I've posted and I almost forgot about this little corner of the interwebs.
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Re: INTRODUCTION THREAD

Post by Speck » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:54 am

Welcome back. We just did a complete face lift of the website recently.
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Re: INTRODUCTION THREAD

Post by preacher » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:36 am

:shock: Well this was a surprise, total new set up and I did'nt think I had been away for that long.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:38 am

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Re: INTRODUCTION THREAD

Post by The_Worker » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:50 pm

Hello everyone!

I have dabbled in Battletech before (mainly the Introductory Box Set, I bought several - most of the 'mechs have either been sold off or given away as presents) but when I discovered Paint it Pink's blog, Panther 6 Actual, I got hooked by the 'mechs again.

So now I'm thinking about diving back in by getting together some St Ives Compact forces to fight my friends' Capellan Death Commandos.

And I thought why not join a forum, particularly one that had such a good write-up by Panther Six Actual? So here I am. :)

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