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Hello everyone! I'm a Portuguese designer and student with a tremendous fascination with Battletech.
Always had a great deal of curiosity and excitement towards this universe even before I had any idea what it was all about, simply by seeing anything related here and there. In fact, my first contact with it was Mechwarrior 3 and the MWDA Clix system when I was much younger. With my growing appreciation of giant robots, militaria, games and miniature modelling, I always maintained a very superficial and virtual contact with BT for some reason (through MW4, MWO and MWLL), until the last couple of years where I took a deep breath and decided to dive head-first into this amazing universe. Had my first games earlier this year!
This is where Sarna was absolutely essential and a critical source into understanding Battletech.
Since then, I've been getting my hands on anything BT-related and chewing up fluff like there's no tomorrow! My only setback in terms of boardgaming (either CBT or AS) has been the extremely small and segregated community here in Portugal, but I'm making an effort to join the inner circles and open them up! Fortunately the franchise has been getting some fresh air in the form of video games and new material from CGL, which I hope will interest new blood into the universe and table top aspect of things.
I've been using Sarna so much for info and news that perhaps joining and trying to contribute in any way I can felt like the right thing to do, so here we are!BFenix (talk) 05:53, 5 November 2018 (EST)
I created this account over 6 years ago and though not an active contributor, I do use Sarna often for lore reference, so I guess it's never too late to introduce oneself. I first heard about BattleTech as a kid when I bought another unrelated FASA product in the late 80s and got their product catalog leaflet. I was fascinated by all the BattleTech books, novels etc. evocative of a complex world building. My first ever game of tabletop BattleTech was only a few years ago unfortunately, for lack of opportunity, but I have played pretty much all the video games over the years. Sarna is this awesome massive repository of BT knowledge that I guess you would need people poring over tens of books to get a piece of information without it. Thank you so much for this. Meldaran (talk) 03:34, 19 May 2018 (EDT)
I have been playing BattleTech since the early 90's & i have used Sarna.net for many years. I wanted to contribute when i have the time. I am currently enjoying the most recent BattleTech Renaissance & we are currently exploring ways to make our tabletop games look better than ever. Straw Boss (talk) 19:06, 15 May 2018 (EDT)
I am currently a MegaMek contributor and have been working on a PlanetsXML VB.NET app to generate missing data for all the planets that do not have any canon data yet using the system generation rules inside Campaign Operations. BLOODWOLF (talk) 13:56, 30 January 2018 (EST)
Been a fan since 2002 or so. Mainly browsed without an account up until now. I'm here now with an account to create a wiki page for the upcoming Wolves fan game.
Hello, I am a newcomer to BT. My father and I have played "MechWarrior 3" and I have watch many videos of MW2, MW2:Mercs, MW3 and MW4, I have great knowledge on
what would fit mechs and a good planning for missions as well a good memory of maps from MechWarrior 3. I also use my freetime on paint as well on the internet.
- Welcome! --Revanche 17:55, 19 August 2017 (EDT)
New to BT. I saw some out of date links and figured I'd contribute.
Mostly like to paint. https://deemcgee.blogspot.com/search/label/Battletech Painting Blog
A long time BattleTech fan off and on if only an occasional player I thought I would start to update some of the pages on here as I reread some of the sourcebooks and things
I don't know how much I will be doing on this versus just continuing to read
I've recently gotten back into BattleTech after being an enthusiastic fan in the late 1980s. I'm astonished (overwhelmed, even) by the amount of material available now! I'm working my way through the history of the 31st century by reading sourcebooks, fiction old (ROC novels) and new (BattleCorps), and rule books. I'm happy to have found sarna.net, and look forward to exploring here. Christopher1234 (talk) 14:04, 14 August 2016 (PDT)
I have been a major BattleTech fan for many years. I have read a lot of the classic line of novels. I have read some of the Mechwarrior run and the Mechwarrior: Dark Age. I have been a big fan of the Clans. But I do look at it from all angles. I would love to see more details on the clan wars and the jihad era. The mercanarries side has also always interested me. The Black Thorns, Grady Death Legion, Northwind Highlanders. I also have played alot of the PC Games. Mech Commander 2 was a major favorite. I also did like Mechwarrior Vengeance, as well Mecharrior Mercanaries. ClanJF74017 (talk) 21:45, 23 May 2016 (PDT)
'ello folks. Been involved in BattleTech and related video games from the 90's (Mw2) onwards, and here to make the wiki great again- Er, I mean, fix up things related to the games, and check pages for general grammar/syntax errors. Willing to join any organizations on here for that effort, or heck, make one of my own... Lentulus Batiatus (talk) 19:58, 23 April 2016 (PDT)
Hi, i am a long time battletech fan since about 1996, I am mostly here to contribute content related to the CCG, btw if anyone wants to buy/sell/trade cards let me know. I scanned a bunch of articles like this: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByRmfoW4q1ZkRUxvZzhTUDFFeGM and hope to add them here.Kingfisherb90 (talk) 18:36, 5 February 2016 (PST)
What's up guys. I'm a long time Battletech fan, I used to play the table top game semi-competitively way back in the mid-90s, also a fan of the books (up to about 3060, lost interest after that). My love for the BT universe was recently rekindled by the Kickstarter campaign for the Battletech computer game by Harebrained Schemes. I'm a web programmer and I've been trying to assemble an interactive map of the Inner Sphere 3025 to help out newcomers to find their bearings. Looking forward to doing my part for the Planets project and everything else IS related I can contribute. Gruese 08:26, 26 October 2015 (PDT)
I'm excited to be a part of this great community. After using SARNA for its great resources for some time, I figure it's time to become part of the machine and help keep it running. I'm currently working on projects related to Crescent Hawk's Revenge and its content. I guess that means I'll be spending a lot of time in the apocrypha.
Hey all, I am not new to BT itself, but am new to the entirety of the IP. To explain, I played some of the video games growing up, look at the pictures in a TRO from the library every now and again, but didn't ever read any of the fiction or play the tabletop game. Now I am coming back to dig deeper and am finding it a rather enjoyable process. I love giant robots, and find that among the offerings, BT seems to scratch all the right itches for me, so I look forward to being able to contribute to both growing and sharing the universe with others. ^_^ Chronoblip (talk) 08:34, 16 January 2014 (PST)
I'm an old-time fan of the BattleTech milieu, all the way back as far as "BattleDroids" and having to use the exact same map all the time for every battle I fought! I've played some of the console and computer games, but my heart is still set firmly on paper record sheets and little metal models. I'm editing a lot of things here on Sarna, and just starting to make some contributions... Nuclear-Fridge (talk) 02:32, 15 July 2013 (PDT)
Greetings, one and all! I was starting to think I was all alone, but it is nice to see that the BattleTech community is alive and well after all these years. I've been a huge fan for over a decade, and still often play the videogames, and have interest in the board game. As was with wikipedia, I kept noticing annoying grammatical errors and in-cohesive writing, and I want to make a difference, especially because I actually care about what this wiki looks like. I hope to get working on a project soon, too, otherwise I'll just edit when I find errors. BobTheZombie (talk) 21:21, 17 June 2013 (PDT)
Hail and Well Met! I am KiltedPatriot, formerly known as LordPestilence here on BTW; I used to be a prolific "writer" here. I've been gone for a couple of years and decided to make my return to BTW to make myself useful instead of just browsing articles. ;) KiltedPatriot (talk) 14:17, 23 May 2013 (PDT)
Hello there! Old time BattleTech fan here. Was actually introduced to the universe true Mechwarrior 2 and MW2: Mercenaries but quickly jumped into the actual boardgame as well. I'm mostly a pre-3050 player. What can I say? I probably just like quirky sub-optimal mechs without Case and loads of ammo sitting rather lonesome in possible critical hit locations. :D I've got some big plans on the level of a planetary database/map (look at my Talk page) and hope to do some editing here and there as well. Being a lover of all kinds of boardgames, RPG's and Miniature games you might also find me on other sites (like warhammer-empire.com), probably with the username 'BAWTRM'. And btw, I'm always in need of an Autocannon and a PPC.--SnagaDance (talk) 01:39, 7 February 2013 (PST)
Hi. I'm Jetman123. I am into giant robots of both the silly and halfway-realistic-begging-you-on-hands-and-knees-to-ignore-the-science-and-let-me-have-my-giant-death-machine sort. I'm a young, aspiring writer and tabletop gamer. As a fan of BattleTech, I've often used Sarna, and I just made my first edits today, so I figured what the hey, I may as well actually register. I will probably not be here too often, but I do browse the wiki a lot (and I'll only browse it more if I get that GURPS Battletech game I'm planning off the ground eventually) and if I spot anything out of order I'll certainly patch it up. See you round. Jetman123 (talk) 21:39, 7 November 2012 (PST)
I'm just getting back into Battletech after many years and I was referred to this Wiki from the Mechwarrior Online beta forums. A friend and I will be starting up the table top game again soon. My 25th anniversary starter box set arrives tomorrow, we haven't played in a very long time so we're starting over clean.
I really only registered to correct a few typos, etc., but as my game knowledge grows I might be able to contribute in more substantial ways. Jleese 12:04, 10 August 2012 (PDT)
I've been using Sarna as a reference point for years so I figured I would actually contribute where I can to help improve the site. DeSaints 14:14, 22 May 2012 (PDT)
Hi everyone, been a long time follower of BT now for years. Loved Dropships and Jumpships and joined up to pitch in a little here and there. Draxbear 05:46, 18 May 2012 (PDT)
I've been a BattleTech collector/reader/player/fan for almost twenty years now. I've been using the Sarna wiki for some time now, and have always been impressed by the work and dedication shown here. I saw an article that needed an edit to display the right page, and I figured I could jump in and help, as the wiki has always been awesome to me. Just my small way of helping. Hope to be of help more in the future! Timbal 05:39, 18 January 2012 (PST)
Been using BTW for a while, and wanted to update a few of my favorite units. I've been playing BT for over 20 years; it was my gateway game into all sorts of wargames, RPGs and board games, and I'm getting back into the game for the third (or is it fourth?) time.Gleamingterrier 01:25, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Just returning to playing Battletech after an long break, started with the original boxed set with the now unseen Warhammer. Got back into the game through the A Time of War RPG. I´m currently planning a campaign set in the Clan Invasion period and thought this was a great resource only spotted what I think is an error so thought I would join in to correct it. I´ve done some wiki work before, though mainly solo work, I´ll try not to step on any toes. DMaple 14:32, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
I love the BattleTech Universe, I have MechComander 2 and the Wolfman addon. I wish I could get MechWarrior 4 and the new MechWarriors: Living Legends, but I don't have a fast enough system to play them. I have written my own Fannon Mercenary Command, the Shockers. I have only written a 6 page story about them, more coming soon though. Shockeray 17:10, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
Big Mech fan from the land of OZ. Been Playing the MW games since MW2 came out. Love the novels. Not so much the board game. I found out about BTW through reading the fiction and being unsure of the mechs i was reading about. Google lead me here, which i am very happy about. This is the first time i have been involved with a WIKI, so im kind of green. Please forgive my "greenness". Im a little rusty of my general knowledge of the game universe so i hope to contribute in other ways. Arron 12:13, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
I have been a fan of the Mechwarrior games and Battletech universe as long as I can remember. It all started when I picked up a copy of Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries. That game got me hooked on Battletech for life. I have read all the books and played all the games (Mechwarrior 4 and it's expansions, Black Knight and Mechwarrior 4: Mercearies are my three favorites). I also love me some Clan Wolf (in exile), which helps explain my username. This has been a Wiki I frequently visit for a year now, and I decided to join and see how I can help. Phelan 19:55, 22 November 2010 (UTC)Phelan
I have been a Battletech and MechWarrior fan all my life. I play both MegaMek and a MechWarrior game frequently (MechWarrior 2 and AT1-BT are my favorites). I am a MegaMek developer specializing in weapons implementation. I use the BattleTechWiki a lot. It is a valuable resource that stays on top of the BattleTech universe and I will try to contribute what I can to make this the best BattleTech resource on the internet. BATTLEMASTER IIC 14:12, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
Exposed to BattleTech many years ago as an alternative to history and fantasy table top miniture battles. I love the mass of information available on this Wiki. It is helping fill in the many areas my ol' brain has loss to time. I am listening to BattleTech audio books @ StarBase479.com and Sarna.net is ensuring I am able to understand the intrique and information long forgot. Maggard 02:03, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
I have been on and off BTW forever. I remember a time before it was a Wiki. I finally decided to create an account and see what I can do to help. It has provided me with useful knowledge and links to the Battlemech Designers as well as other useful programs and intel. I have been playing since the 3025 Tech Readout was new! A scary thought, I must admit. I recently got back into Battletech and now I have to get all new minis! Damn college life! I lost them all moving years back! I hope I can provide anything useful to keep the caliber of this site high. I shall know go back to loading my AC/10 with Armor Piercing rounds. Good day!--Faithfuldemise 03:03, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
I've been using BTW for about six months now and I decided to created an account. I currently play Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries and cannot wait for the new game to come out. I stumbled onto BTW from google, searched "Battleteck wiki" and found this; been happy ever since. I've read a few books and REALLY like the Dark Age timeperiod. Hope to contribute, Vyn. Vynstindis 19:41, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
Hi I have never used wiki a lot tell i started reading the BattleTech books so I stumbled across this im interested in the weapons for the battletechs i really don't have a favorite but i hope that will change Zakair
Thought I should contribute something since I have used the system for a while. So I did. It's been a while since I've played, but I still have the sourcebooks and stuff. Plus I need something to do while looking for work. ;) Mbear 15:43, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
After using the services here for a while, without actually contributing anything, I've decided to try actually giving something back in the way of time and effort. I'm mostly a Nova Cat fan and hope to revamp their sections a bit. Istal devalis 15:51, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
After a year of utilizing the Wiki's vast, BattleTech resources, I decided to contribute. Being a fan of the Rim Worlds Republic, I have constructed a faction list for those wishing to play period-specific games for this Periphery power. I am also involved in correcting the dates of manufacture for the MegaMek program's MTF file library. NPettinato
I've been lurking here a good while, looking up the occasional reference from CBT forum posts that I didn't understand references to. I've been really enjoying the Dark Age novels and the Jihad sourcebooks, which are the only real BT items I own aside from the Intro box set. I've thus far played 2 games of MW and 2 games of BT so I'm a complete newbie rules wise. The lore and history has me hooked though... Pymfan2000
After editing some minor stuff and some more complex things lately, i decided to make an Account to better keep track. Longtime BT Fan here, hope i can contribute to the wiki :)
St0nY 23:21, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Hi. Being a fan of Battletech since the Crescent Hawks Inception came out during the 80s. Since I'm reading more fluff on this site recently, just to refresh my memory of (C)BT; thanks the announcement of S&T and the 25th anniversary. I've decided to contribute as little or as much as I can to the wiki in the near future.
Deimos 06:44, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Greetings! Been a fan of Battletech for many years. Looking to start a Megamek campaign with a few friends and came back here to find some resources. I've known about this site for over 10 years and come back once in a while. I am currently looking for the jump calculator that I used to have, but unable to find it again. Anybody help with that?
Paladwyn 03:59, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Hello everybody, Great to find people who love BattleTech as much as I do. I've played on and off since 88. Had to pause a few times, grown-up stuff, LOL. I've got many tech readouts and novels. I noticed that the stats for the LAMS are in the Mech lists but, no pics. I have the pics from a first copy 3025 tech readout for the LAMS. Is it ok to post them or is there a copyright issue still and that's why their not there? Also, just got my hands on a 2750 readout with the stats on the types of naval weapons used in BattleTech. Will edit them to the wiki ASAP. If I can be a help with questions on tech issues please ask. If I have it I will do my best to get the info out. Thanks again to all. To the site Administrators, Awesome job!
Strick-9 11:16, 12 June 2009 (PDT)Strick-9
Hi Folks, I have been playing BT since 84, had some breaks due to lack of oponents, but its always there waiting. Personally I dont really like going beyond 3058. I have just about everything ever published and love the novels. I am not sure what I cna add to this fantastic resource, but i will try to find something I can help with. Its great to see after 25 yrs CBT is far from dead.
Krazus 17:11, 9 April 2009 (PDT)Krazus
Greetings! I think this is great work, and I thought with my interests in BattleTech being pretty broad I might add some content. All of the things I have added are well referenced, and hopefully read easily... I started playing in the early 90's, and have kept up with most of the BattleTech timeline with various supplements. Within the last several months, my interests have turned towards the deep periphery and Clan space as I am working on a deep periphery MechWarrior campaign. Beyond periphery realms, I am interested in BattleTech history (but not so much on major characters, playing with them is too detrimental to the continuity...), and I am hoping for a TRO on the early Clans (why always play games in the present, no?). Cheers. S.gage 23:04, 7 April 2009 (PDT)
Hi there. I used to play BattleTech back in the 80s because I was interested in Robotech the game had LAMs. I played and read until the end of the first Clan scenarios when ComStar beat them at the Tukayyid. Left because there was not enough support for the roleplaying. Drifting back now, I had heard the game had an improved roleplaying part and a combined arms thing called Strategic Operations coming out. My interests, and I hope, contributions, are on the strategic and historical level. Astrographic data like jump routes, survey and census data, history, timelines, biographies. Comes from my evil Traveller interests, I suppose. That is what I would like to add. Nathan Brazil 11:42, 11 March 2009 (PDT)
I got into BT in early 90s played pretty steadily 2 times a week for about 2 years. I still own a fairly large number of manuals and game books. I got into reading the novels in 95 when I spent a few mmonths disabled and think that I have to date read all the novels up to I Am Jade Falcon. Ursusmajor77 00:57, 21 July 2008 (CDT)
In 1990 a few friends were trying to talk me into trying this game they were playing called BattleTech. I resisted. Beating up giant robots sounded just too cool, and I knew I would end up buying every product in sight. I was right. I ended up buying almost every sourcebook available. My roommates and I played BattleTech every Monday night for three years. I offered to GM if it meant we'd only play BT. In 1994, I had one of the first BT pages on the net. (I think Nic even linked to me). I got out of the game after college, though. Now I'm teaching my 10 year old son to play and starting to write BT fiction again. y0mbo 08:47, 17 June 2008 (CDT)
Back in the late 90s (I caught on late to Battletech), I got a copy of one of Robert Thurston's Battletech novels at my local bookstore as a bit of light reading for home. However, reading the book, I soon realized that this series was incredibly well-written and well maintained, and I decided that I wanted more of it. I began collecting more and more of the novels, and eventually got myself a copy of the boardgame, as well as most of the computer games (MechCommander 2 is by far the best in my opinion). Upon finding this site, I immediately decided to try and give back some of my accrued Battletech knowledge so that anyone, whether die-hard fan or occasional Battletech player, could learn and gain more about the Battletech universe.
As a personal style, I loathe careless mistakes made while typing, especially spelling mistakes that bring down our language in tatters all around us. I know mostly the history of the Battletech universe, and I will probably stick to those sorts of articles for my editing.
As a side note, my favorite 'Mechs are by far the Blood Asp and the Marauder. The Battletech universe just would not be the same for me without those two.
Hi, I'm James Edward Crego. My callsign, which I'll use on this site is James Cobb. I'm hoping to one day write straight fiction for BT/MW and then write other sorts of fiction just for the hell of it. I'm currently engaged in school, earning my Professional and Creative Writing Degree, both B.A.'s, so I can teach literature. Hey, it's a living. 18.104.22.168 07:58, 28 January 2008 (CST)
Hey there, as I said on my personal page I got my Battletech start with the Star Lord novel followed by Tactics of Duty which introduced me to the Gray Death Legion. I was hooked ever since, and played Mechwarrior IV: Vengeance, Mechwarrior IV: Mercenaries, as well as MechCommander 2.
In college I met a guy who had the original hex game on his PC (I can't remember the name of the software) and tried it out. He won of course, being an even bigger BattleTech nerd than I was.
When Dark Age came out I was a bit confused. Reading the novels it seemed that the setting was reduced to battles with about four 'Mechs a side. This seems to match WizKid's miniatures game where there aren't that many 'Mechs, but I don't think I like it. Maybe they'll escalate the situation until we get back to the multi-regiment scrapfests of old like the Clan Invasion and the FedCom Civil War.
Later I discovered MechWorks and tried my hand at Mech design. Why didn't they fit PPCs on the Wasp? MechWorks spelled it out for me, and my understanding of CBT increased immensely.
When I got back to my old MechWarrior: Mercenaries game, I decided to look up BattleTech and Mechs on the Internet. Lo and behold, Google pointed me in the direction of BattleTechWiki. So here I am. Haruspex 09:04, 8 January 2008 (CST)
Greetings all, ive been submerged in the lore of CBT since my earliest days via the tv show as a child and then by the books during my 6th grade year. Ive been trolling about the CBT online commnity for some time and only am now coming forward to de-lurk and offer my services as well as my extensive amounts of personal data that i have accumulated. Ill try and chime in as much as possible and upload my 7 years of hording knowlege. Not to blow smoke up my own ass but my laptop is a bit of a Star League data core, all i have to do now is decipher my gibberish abbreviations and upload it. I greatly appreciate this wiki as an outlet for my immense amount of time vested and a place for me to use ym extra time (i have insomnia so i have plent of time.) so thats enough of me being long winded, gracias to the max! MasterOfDisaster 19:44, 6 December 2007 (CST)
Hi everyone ! I'm a Battletech geek, still glad to see BT is not dead ! I've been invited by Scaletail to post here. I restarted my BT passion one year ago, when launching myself in MW:AoD. I rediscovered the pleasure to fight in the name of the Clans. I love to read topic about Clan 'Mechs and, you should saw it, I'm a Clan suppremacist (lol). I'm also glad to help the CBT community by writing entries which hasn't been written yet. I have also to tell I'm, naturally, a Clan player and I'm actually #9 French player (since Paris Gencon Championship, May 2007) in the name of Clan Wolf. Well I think it's all I can say, otherwise I would become too pretentious :p....
Star Captain Loys "FIVE-one" Vickers, Bloodnamed Refusal War Veteran; Riding a "Butcher Bird" Mad Dog...
22.214.171.124 14:43, 6 December 2007 (CST)
I have been invited to introduce myself so I thought it best to do so now. My name is Drew and I am Nerd. Note that I say "I am Nerd" rather than "I am a nerd", this is because I am the strangest person I know. I play DnD and it eventually got me started on other table top game systems such as BattleTech. I will tell everyone right now that I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and I cannot abide by mispelled words and grammatical errors (even though I still find myself occasionally making them). My point being that I absolutely hate it when people use terms like "thier", "varaition", and, worst of all, *shudders* "teh". Please check your spelling before you finish editing an article, I don't mean to be rude about it but it drives me crazy when I see sloppy mistakes. My main goal for this wiki is that a person should almost be able to play BattleTech straight off of the wiki. Thank you for listening to my ranting. --DragonoftheRust 20:51, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
- welcum 2 teh wiki rustic 1! …I was going to try to inundate you with a reply mostly of that nature, but I just can't do it. I understand where you're coming from, it's almost painful to read the horrendously misspelt and poorly worded messages people leave. (Tends to be considerably worse on medium-ly populated wikis; it's downright infrequent here.) While it can grate on your nerves, it often pays to look past such failings; whilst there are certainly some bad spellers out there, the few we have here tend to be a smart and friendly batch overall. Anyway, welcome to the wiki (sorta belated, but oh well). --Xoid 10:08, 23 October 2007 (CDT)
Hi, my name's Emma, and I'm a mecha geek. I first took an interest in Battletech when Mechcommander came out, although I didn't start to get heavily into the game until Mechwarrior: Dark Age came out. I've never actually managed to play the Classic Battletech miniatures game because everyone I met who'd ever had an interest had given up and moved on to other things by the time I met them, but I've played a lot of Dark Age, Mechcommander 1 and 2 and Mechwarrior 4.
I came across this wiki whilst I was working on my "Great Project" of trying to replicate all canon battlemech designs up to TRO:3067/Phoenix in Mechwarrior 4. So far I've done all 808 IS mech variants (Apart from one-offs like Tancred Sandoval's Templar loadout) and I'm taking a break before starting on the clan mechs.
I've only been able to track down a couple of of Battletech books (TRO: Project Phoenix and Field Manual: Periphery to be precise) because it's nigh-on impossible to get Battletech stuff where I live, so I probably won't be much use on the creating of articles and things. However, I've had experience as an editor in a few small publications, so I'm very good at spotting mistakes and correcting English, so I'll probably stick to clean-up to start with. Kittle 20:46, 6 September 2007 (CDT)
Oh, one thing I almost forgot. Not sure where the right place to ask this is, so I'll ask here. Does anyone know what the right format is in the use of 'a' or 'an' in front of an acronym? For example, would it be "A LRM 10" or "An LRM 10". The way I was taught it, you use 'a' if the next word begins with a consonant and 'an' if the next word starts with a vowel, but no-one ever taught me what to do with acronyms and saying "A LRM 10" just sounds wrong to me. Any advice would be gratefully received. Kittle 20:53, 6 September 2007 (CDT)
My first meet with Battletech in 1992 was the Riposte novel, and I know it was not the last , I read all the novells and played up to time, but the BatteleTech Universe is mor for me ass playing...
I do some little thinks on the yearlist and.....look :)
- I hope I can updated the timeline and yearlist and bring some accuracy in the organisaton structure, in next future!!?
- Adding a lot of References and ref. foot notes, their not listed in the yearlist.
- Create Destroyed Manufacturing Centers (but it is a lot to do)
- Create some Lyran Militia Commands
- Adding Planetary Data from Dark Age - Republic World / Done
- Update Manufacturing Centers to 3067...in work
Doneve 20:39, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
Hello all. I neglected to do this earlier, so here goes. :) I have been involved with BTech since 1987 when I first got introduced to it and I've loved it ever since. All of my experience with the game is pre-Clan, so that's what I know and love best. The Third Succession War is where my knowledge mostly lies.
I was Clifford on BTech 3025/26 MUSE and ran that game for about 3.5 years before handing it off to someone else. I played for many, many years, but it's been a while since I last played "competitively". :) I'm working on trying to fill in the gaps on the wiki that I know about regarding the 3rd and 4th Succession Wars.
I have most of the source books from the 3026 time frame, including all of the house books, the tech readouts and the Mercenary's Handbook from that era. I'm sure there are some things that I'm lacking, but I didn't think them necessary at the time. :) My latest acquisition was a first-print House Liao book.
I've played a lot of the computer games that were put out, including all of the MechWarrior and the MechCommander games. Again - it's been a while, but this is something I'm getting back into full force. :)
Let me know if you have any questions/comments. Thanks! Bdevoe 13:31, 1 August 2007 (CDT)
Hi peoples. Obviously I just signed up and thought I'd say G'day *waves*. I'm from Australia, like walks in the park, watching movies and blowing hell out of my friends in Mech combat. >=) I have been interested in BattleTech/MechWarrior for a number of years having played alot of the MechWarrior series PC games (MW2+expansions, MW3+expansions, MW4+expansion, MC & MC2), read alot of the novels post-4th Succession Wars and GM'd a smallish BattleTech games as well as just starting a MechWarrior RPG with some mates. I would like to contribute to BW in any way possible with what resources I have. I have quite a few e-books (mostly the older house field manuals) as well as most of the 1700 series FASA hard copies including all official FASA Tech Readouts from 3025 to 3060 plus a couple of the early 1600 series hard copies. I've never helped with a Wiki before, so if I can be of any help at all, let me know.
Hello everyone, i just signed up with Battletech Wiki , but i would love to contribute as soon as possible. While i started becoming a fan of the battletech universe via the classic battletech novels(only). I started at the very end of the series, right where the fed-com civil war was closing to a halt. While i was trying to hunt down the other books on the list(much of it discontinued) i dabled with the Mechwarrior Computer games( I started with Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries). Those combined with few other battletech-themed computer games(Mechwarrior 3, Mechwarrior 4, Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries, MechCommander 2) are the only source of my knowledge on the classic battletech universe. While i never played the MechAssault games on the X-box that was suppose to connect CBT(Clasic Battletech) with the new novel line from Wizkids, Mechwarrior: Dark Age(MWDA), i have collected and read most of the novels by Wizkids. I am reading book no. 22 :Wolf Hunters by Kevin Killiany. Since there is very little information partaining this frame of time in the battletech universe, here in Battletech Wiki(Wikipedia has more articles, which lead me to ask, can we, should we, just link the information on wikipedia straight to battletech wiki, if so, how?). I would like to expend more on this particular timeframe, whoever is interested as i am in cataloging this particular timeframe, or just dropping by to give friendly advice can use the the talk page given to me by Battletech Wiki or just E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I conclude my introduction by apologizing for my long-windedness and any error i might have unintentially made.
Agus101186 01:17, 31 July 2007 (CDT)
Hi all. I'm currently just a reader trying to glean some information for an upcoming fight. I've been into Battletech since before dirt was formed...JK! A long time though, so long I don't really remember when I started, but I do know that it wasn't long after the first of the boxed sets came out. 126.96.36.199 18:58, 4 July 2007 (CDT)
The fight has started. One Star of a Ghost Bear recon unit against 2 lances of a veteran mercenary company. We had to break in the middle due to time constraints, but will pick it back up soon. One mech of the Mercs is out of the fight with only minimal weapons and one leg, another is very badly damaged and is only hanging on by a thread. The star, while beat up now, with one mech operating with an engine hit, is still very much in the fight. More updates as they occur.
Curse the Stravag dice. The fight went badly for the clan. Four head hits took out two mechs, and box cars on a center torso penetration took out a third with three engine hits. The fourth went down by losing all of the center torso, but no engine explosion. The last lost both legs and all weapons. The fight lasted 10 rounds. After the sixth round, when the Star Commander determined that he was going to lose this fight, broke his bid and called in re-enforcements. Unfortunately, they did not arrive in time.
The story will continue.188.8.131.52 22:31, 11 August 2007 (CDT)
Hey. My name's Tom and I've been addicted to BattleTech since 1993 or so, when my older brother got the 3rd Edition boxed set for his birthday. In terms of my interests, I'm more excited about the Star League and the Succession Wars than any of the later history; the games that I've run have been set during the 3rd or 4th War. Personally, I think that the original, non-reprint Technical Readouts are some of the best BattleTech resources out there... so I guess it's fitting that my first submission was based off a TRO entry. Expect some more, next time I get bored. =) Toma2648 14:31, 19 June 2007 (CDT)
HELLO EVERYBODY I thought I should drop by and introduce my self before I start editing to many articles. Ive been into CBT for about 13 years and in that time ive never progressed much past "Wow big robots with very big guns!" but it keeps me out (or should that be in) of trouble so im happy ;-)-- Dmon 14:53, 12 February 2007 (CST)
- Always glad to have another Editor. If basic copy editing is your 'thang,' check out the BattleMechs Project. They always have editing work they're asking for. Again, welcome! --Revanche (talk|contribs) 20:36, 12 February 2007 (CST)
- Thanx Revenche. Basic copy editing isnt my "Thang" but im new to the wiki format so I am starting small.--Dmon 08:27, 13 February 2007 (CST)
Hey all. I've only been here at the BattleTech Wiki a few minutes. :-) I was invited here by Revanche and I figured after some thought that I might as well come on over. Hehehe. I hope to be helpful here. I worked on wikis before so the basic idea behind them I do understand. I hope I can be helpful here. ;-) --Medron Pryde 06:37, 19 December 2006 (CST)
- Hi there Medron! New blood is always welcome, glad to have you aboard. --Xoid 06:40, 19 December 2006 (CST)
- Second that. Glad to have you here! Between Nic & Medron, its like a Sanford & Sons reunion (err...the joke being that they both have top-notch BT archives...which is like...oh, never mind.) --Revanche (admin) 23:13, 19 December 2006 (CST)
I'm relatively new to the BattleTech Wiki (been around a week or so), but I'm no newbie to MediaWiki; I saw a few templates that needed some attention, some minor things here and there and decided to step in, give a nudge in the right direction and give a lil' bit back to Sarna.net after using it so often over the years. I wasn't planning on sticking around, but when I saw the marvellous work that CJKeys was putting in, I changed my mind. --Xoid 05:21, 21 November 2006 (CST)
- And we're dang glad you did. Welcome! --Revanche (admin) 09:04, 21 November 2006 (CST)
Jimmy the TulipEdit
Hi all. I don't think I'm the newest here either but I'm here as a Reader (to glean more BT info), an Editor (to help these guys who do all this hard work to make this the best BT info site ever) and as a Creator (for writing fiction, which is one of my loves). Hi to all who are here and all who have yet to arrive. --Jimmy the Tulip 15:09, 20 November 2006 (CST)
Hello...while I'm not quite the newest person here, it still's good to introduce myself to the community. If you're posting here to say hello, post right above this post (or the otherwise top-most post if I'm not the top one) and say hi. Whether you're here to gather information (as a Reader), provide it (a Creator) or update (an Editor), we're very glad to have you here. Let's make BTW the best resource it can be for the BattleTech community. --Revanche (admin) 10:26, 19 November 2006 (CST)
Hello everybody! Well, here's me: I started playing classic boardgame BT and reading the novels in 1992, back in a time when I had plentiful of spare time in the army (Luftwaffe actually). Not knowing anything about the game universe or the 'Mech designs I randomly affiliated with House Liao and chose the Archer as my 'Mech for the first training battles. The preferrence for House Liao stuck.
Besides boardgame 'Mech combat we did a lot of scifi roleplaying in the BT universe back then and eventually played our own merc unit (with periphery bandit background), the Harbingers of Doom. They eventually merged into the Oberon Confederation if I remember correctly. Truth be told though, BT was only one of the many roleplaying/boardgame systems that I played during that time.
Around 1996 I played as Liao MechWarrior Frabartolo in a text-based online BT community. I eventually dropped out because my university uplink was too slow for the realtime combat simluator, leaving my 'Mech a sitting duck in the training exercises, and thus preventing me from ever partaking in any serious battles. My notable exploits during the time included wasting 3 Griffins in a row in ill-fated attempts to prove the design's superiority on the battlefield, faring surprisingly well piloting a Crusader (a design I don't like) and eventually getting assigned a Cataphract, but never the Archer I always asked for. Despite merely mediocre combat performance (or perhaps because this was still better than than the average Liao MechWarrior) I was promoted to Subcommander, drafted into Warrior House Imarra against my wishes and given command of a Lance that had never seen combat action by the time I had to quit the game.
I liked the early LosTech flair of the BT universe and started to lose interest in the storyline when the Clans arrived because I do not like their in-credible story and the associated tech and rules and general munchkinism :-( Accordingly, my BT interests primarily cover the time period between 3000 and 3050, and the inner workings of the BT universe at that time. Always enjoyed playing the Liao underdog.
If I were to name a favorite Clan then it would be the Ghost Bears, or perhaps the Snow Ravens.
Frabby 16:22, 12 August 2007 (CDT)
- Amen, brother! There are more people who like the older 3rd Succession War thing than people realize, I think. I thought that even the 4th Succession War was a bit a betrayal, but I understand the need of a company to grow an enterprise. :) All of my stuff is completely played completely in pre-Clan days and actually pre-FedCom days. Bdevoe 21:00, 12 August 2007 (CDT)
Hi i am legionnaire and i currently play Mechwarrior 4 Mercenaries i have read all the books and i have extensive knowledge of the lore I am known In NBT league as ‡GÐ‡ Legionnaire Ghost bear domminion pilot. --184.108.40.206 20:50, 22 October 2007 (CDT)
- Hello there mate, welcome to Sarna. You may wish to actually register an account; it ensures that your contributions are attributed to you and will enable you to still edit the wiki in the unlikely event that a soft-ban has to be issued on your IP address/range. --Xoid 23:18, 22 October 2007 (CDT)
Old school Battletech player from the 80's. I don't play anymore but still purchase the source books (long live Amazon!) as I enjoy reading the history of the universe. I was a big fan of the Black Widow (I KNEW she was "related" to Alexander! lol) back in the day but recently have been focusing on the history of the clans. Mostly from the exodus through the golden age. I get a little bored with the Clans Return.
Seems like my enjoyment is from the early 2000's to the formation of the Star League then The Exodus to about 3000. I'd have to think about my favorite clan but probably Clan Wolf. I like that it is Nicolas Kerensky's "clan" although I have scoured every single source book for information regarding the Minnesota Tribe and the Clan that shall not be named. Locis 08:44, 8 January 2008 (CST) Communibus locus
Old School BattleTech Player that is quite more into the Bones of the universe than i am into the status of the factions...
I run sheets for things that I use to verify things.
Being an Office Automation Clerk in my other life, I find that it i the numbers that you can trust... and often not the knee jerk reactions of the community at large... PerkinsC 18:33, 1 March 2008 (CST)
Another old school Battletech player (cliche!), I haven't played a game since high school which scarily is decade ago at this point. Getting older and running out of space have caused my long claimed goal of getting out to slowly come true, but still retain enough knowledge and enough books to contribute worthwhile edits. Main conflict in my contributions are books are at home, while ironically I have the most time to visit while I'm at work, thus most of my edits are general tag/pipe repairs from endlessly prowling the wanted page list Cyc 18:36, 22 May 2008 (CDT)
A totally new school Battletech player. Got in through MechWarrior 2, then left it for a while. Came back with MegaMek, and now in love. I'm Inner Sphere- I love true humanity. But I am not sure what faction. Probably somewhere minor in the Periphery. I almost like the Free Worlds League, but they were stupid enough to side with the wobblies. I've been working with ASFs. Not because I like them, but because they are the only ones not done so far. Moosegod 20:27, 14 June 2008 (CDT)
The Big EyeEdit
I've honestly never played Battletech. It's not too popular in the far north... I played an adaptation of it once that was made by a long-time pencil-and-paper RPG fan who later left for university, but that's about it. Big fan of the Mechwarrior series, though. I got Mechwarrior 4 nigh on three years ago, and I still play it all the time. I'll mostly be useful for sporadic spelling and grammar checking 'n such. Just happy to be on the team! The Big Eye 14:42, 24 June 2008 (CDT)
New to Battletech, but been a fan of the universe through the Mechwarrior game for years. Happened at one LAN Party. A teacher from my school was chaperoning the party and was also a gamer. One who was getting frustrated with his game of Mechwarrior 4 Vengence. I asked if I could try. Beat out that mission and the next few after it. Had my parents get me a joystick and Mech 3 for that birthday.
I got into Battletech when a friend of mine moved over where I live from the hole he used to live in. Actually got into it not by gameplay itself buy by customizing mechs. Ended up creating the Mule and the Tinman (UM-T1) that night.
Ever since then I've been further and further introduced to Battletech through multiple games of it with friends. Most games through MegaMek now. I've got the Tech Manual and access to an assortment of BT related documents, so I might be able to provide help every now and then depending on what I see is needed. Qesun Vendak 20:05, 10 July 2008 (CDT)
Hi. Long time fan of the BattleTech universe ... mostly played the video games, but have read a ton of the sourcebooks for fun, did a little tabletop/RPG gaming in the universe back in the day, and just generally enjoy it. I'm also a huge proponent of wikis in general. Glad to be aboard! JubalHarshaw 14:31, 18 August 2008 (CDT)
Konnichiwa, as thy say in the Combine. I've been a fan of BattleTech ever since the TV series I guess. My only problem is the lack of other players in my area. (so I haven't bought any models yet) So mostly, I have to console myself with the MechWarrior games. I occationally checked this wiki for information about the various 'Mechs (which is slightly faster than flipping through TROs), but was kinda disappointed at the lack of a number of 'Mechs. So, its time to put a change to that. Onisuzume 02:25, 4 November 2008 (PST)
Howdy! I've been a fan ever since high school (1991), and have played off and on ever since. While I have not been playing in near on a decade, I've actually found that Battletech (and all its data) have been great source of data for learning how to build databases, spreadsheets, generating forms, and all sorts of jobby-job skills I can translate into paycheck-earning work. Yes, I have had to "Minimize Screen" because I was importing equipment tables from Excel to Access when my boss walked in. Still though, it's a fun game to plan and strategize with, but I just haven't had a good opponent to get me back into it. Lately, I've been gathering all of my previous documentation and consolidating it into a mercenary unit's core set of rules, including TOEs, manpower documents, and maps (in AutoCad!) of my base and its facilities. Like I said, it's a great way to learn other software platforms when you're not rolling dice! Someday, if I have kids, I look forward to showing it to them too. 22 Nov 08.68.101.0.187 04:13, 22 November 2008 (PST)
Hi ya, I'm been a off and on CBT fan/player for last 20 years, thou only getting into playing the game itself in 2002 & regularly. I was a programmer long time ago, thou I am rusty. I be a little slow to learn things. I believe, given enough time I feel that I can contribute alot to BattletechWiki trying fill in the missing gabs in files on Wiki. I have all the TROs (old & New), nearly all the novels & new/old rule books as well. I will do my best to contribute cause. Wrangler 20:50, 5 January 2009 (EST)
Hi my name is Josh Wolf im a Battle Tech Fan and i play mech warrior 4 mercs i got into BT we i was 10 years old
Hey there, I'm also known as Nostra on CBT forums, if you want to look me up. I'm a longtime battletech/mechwarrior fan, having been playing the computer and console games steadily since Mechwarrior 3 debuted. I'm only just now getting into Classic Battletech gaming, but I played Dark Age when it first came out, and have been playing battltech in some form or another for quite some time.
Hello, i first got into Battletech over a decade ago, 1995 to be exact and left it for many years, I have found myself pulled back in partialy by our local Commando and partialy by the incredibly deep setting Battletech has to offer. I hope to add matereal to the Wiki, and of course to continue playing into the future.
Hey, I'm Dracoix (also known as Q on MekTek forums.) I first encountered with CBT in 1996 when playing the MW:31st game and been devoted since. I'm also a professional composer and freelance programmer. Glad to be contributing here on Sarna finally ever since seeing blank pages. --Dracoix 04:23, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
I am 220.127.116.11 I am an unknown, from the unknown. A serial number. Informative. But only if you know how to read it. I had no wish to ascend above a casual anonymity. Simply fixing a spelling error, rewriting a paragraph for grammar's sake. I have no great knowledge. But I do what I can. --18.104.22.168 Anonymous since 8-31-2009.
After browsing the articles here on BTW, I finally decided to contribute. I'm the one who did the articles on the 1st Battalion of the 1st Davion Guards RCT (from the PC game MechCommander) and a couple of related articles, since I've been a MC and BT fan for more than 10 years.
Call me Pest!
LordPestilence 03:14, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm part grammar cop, part researcher. I'm not likely to do any major changes to existing pages, just grammar stuff, but I might create a short page that needs to be created every now and again. I'm a pretty avid BT fan, and I hope that i can make this a more complete and correct Wiki, because that's what BT deserves ThePov 15:26, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Battletech has been a passion of mine since I played Crescent Hawk's Inception so many years back. I've been editing small grammar and spelling errors here for awhile in my free time and when they annoy me. I figured I'd give a hello to all the other contributors here! Ouchies81 08:32, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Heya peeps, I followed a user back from the CBT forums like a little lost child and am now planning to screw up all your hard work and claim the resulting mess as my own. I do not, however, own much in the way of source material so I'll be concentrating upon the horrifying realm of grammar! --Greyhind 10:37, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Greetings to all! I'm a current poster with this handle over at CBT, and a former poster of the Sarna.net forums under the handle MacLeod. Lit major, long-time BT fan, yadda yadda... Basically, I'm here now to change those long nights I spend reading up on source material into long nights correcting and adding source material to the Wiki. Citizen Erased 05:17, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
I guess I should say hello one and all. I don't have the experience with the books that others probably do, however sense what I will be adding to the site will be strait up fanon work any way it should not be to much of a problem. I would like any help with the particulars of putting up a fan universe up that anybody will willingly give. Underadarkhand 17:13, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
I am a real fan of the BT books... sorry, novells. I am fond of the stories told by Stackpole and other people.
BT rulez Gabaux 21:08, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Young writer seeking editorial experience and fun all in one giant, shiny metal package.
I found this page by searching BattleTech Wiki, as I am a fan (but not contributor) of other wikis. This is my first go round, so be gentle.
I too am a fan of the fiction created around the BattleTech universe. Michael Stackpole, Robert Thurston and Blaine Lee Pardoe are all names I like to see in print, and the stories they tell have fueled my imagination for quite some time. I've also played the game BattleTech with friends for about 20 years now (on and off), and have a love for the game and all things connected with it. Rebelscum 05:25, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
BlueMax is an ancient relic discovered amongst a star league cache, with copies of The Fox's Teeth , More Tales of the Black Widow and so on. Buried during the Crescent Hawks Revenge and only recently discovered. His only goal is to fix small errors and help where he can.
BlueMax 18:45, 7 April 2010 (UTC)BlueMax
Hi, i've been visiting Sarna for a long time now and just thought i should contribute something to this wiki and help the Battletech community as a whole. I started out doing minor edits here and there as an anonymous user (doing the FSS Excalibur, Valkyrie QD-2, Fed Suns academies notable graduates, 3rd Robinson Rangers history) but just decided to register and contribute in my free time. I'll be adding stuff mostly to the Federated Suns articles. Look forward to having fun here!
Hello, I'm a wanderer, an occasional wiki writer and other project writer. I haven't seen a BT wiki yet so I joined the first I saw. So here I am reading and finding lots to be edited. :lol: I'm not really a BT fan but happen to know people and so forth.
Almighty 14:02, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
I've been watching you all build this for a long while, and it's very impressive. I just signed up to politely make edits for the odd error. Mostly I just build fantasy armies for my own pleasure, and this wiki is pure gold for that. --David Clarke 07:57, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi all. Joined a bit ago and thought to say hello. I originally came across BT when the 3050 technical readout was first published and enjoyed it incredibly then. I've recently been reading up on everything that has happened since and I love where it has moved on to. Used to love Aerotech as well so I've made a few hexmaps for everyone to enjoy. I have a few other ideas but we'll have to see if any come to fruition. I hope to be able to add more original graphics in the future to create a bit more eyecandy for some of those bland pages and to skirt the copyright issue by creating them myself. By the way, love what you've done with the place. Signato 22:38, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Hey folks. Loved the sarna.net ftp site years ago and came upon the great wiki while looking for cover images of the novels. Alas, they weren't all that good - so I'm scanning my originals and uploading them. Hopefully someone will also like the clearer versions. Maniacpaul 18:42, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
Help! I'm lost and need an adult! House0430 04:25, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Hi all. This is an awesome resource. Excellent work. I first got into BT and MW (like someone else said) when Tech Readouts 3025 was fresh in print. Played seriously (instead of college) for too many years. Now I'm starting again after a long break, this time towing my son and some of his friends with me. I hope I can make some useful contributions. Batty 00:05, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Hey all! I go by Dave or MirageES, and I have been a fan of the BattleTech universe ever since I first played MechWarrior3. That got me into reading the books and I am now working on completing my novel collection. I tend to sympathize with the Warden Clans, and I sometimes irritate my friends and family by throwing clan terms into my sentences. My other interests include fast cars and racing. I am currently in the process of modifying my car and trying to increase performance. As for what I'd like to work on editing, I love reading about 'Mechs and learning about them, so if I ever get new info., or find a correction, that will be the first thing I will work on. In my spare time I also enjoy grouping 'Mechs by tonnage, purpose, firepower, capabilities, combinations that compliment each other, etc. I have whole spreadsheets full of information and grouping. I hope I can make helpful contributions here. MirageES 15:16, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
Hi! Just found this amazing resource and I have lost far too many hours stumbling around. I'll admit, my lore knowledge is somewhat limited, so my contributions are pretty much limited to spelling and grammar corrections. Hopefully, it helps! Keep up the great work, everyone! Bubbay 00:04, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
Hello everyone! I have forgotten more than I can remember about Battletech, since I was once very deep into the games, back in the 1980's. I am and was always a die-hard Battletech player and loved playing it for hours on end, even when I had many other things to do. I have limited myself to pre-3025 to 3040 era mechs, and never did get into the clans. Tho, they do make great reading and they do look awesome. I have been re-included with my old battletech energies by joining a local Battletech group that meets weekly. I have still many things to relearn, but as with riding a bike, it does not take long to get back on. I do enjoy writing some history, and I am in the process of writing some non-canon history of a current battlion in the 3040-3050 era. Again, I am a re-found BattleTech player, and I thank you all for writing up and about the Battletech world. Please have a nice day! BigBear1010 22:47, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Hello, all. I first started playing BattleTech back in the late 80's. I have also had about a dozen articles published over the years in BattleTechnology Magazine and MechForce Quarterly. I am the original creator of the non-jump capable WarShips known as Monitors (love them or hate them) I've mostly played the usual Mech games, though my main interest is with aerospace and BattleArmor. I am very fond of combined arms scenarios and stories that are set well outside the usual Great Houses. I am no longer an active BattleTech player, but am still very interested in current developments particularly involving WarShips and other large craft like Pocket WarShips. I created the original unit TekTeam Technical Services that was featured in several of my published stories like 'Saga of the Amaris Star'. I hope to add a full unit history for TekTeam Technical Services that includes future developments that had not been previously published. Enjoy the possibilities.22.214.171.124 22:55, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
- The Amaris Star, eh? Dude, get registered so that I can raise a few question about that ship on your talk page. I recall that article, and I totally love the ship and its fluff. But it plays havoc with any set of construction rules ever published... Frabby 23:21, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
Hello. I started playing BT in '85. My first mech was a Stinger that got the snot blown out of it by an Archer. My next mech was a (brand new to the universe) Catapult, I returned the favor on the Archer. Since that time, I have GMed, Refed, judged, and played games across the country. I stopped playing about 10 years ago so I'm not to familiar with the latest news in the IS. So I will limit myself up to the TR:3058.--Trynnallen 19:12, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Hello, been a fan for quite awhile now. I started playing Mechwarrior when I was a kid and have just never managed to leave the universe. Typically, I play Clan homeworld games so I'm a bit lacking when it comes to intimate knowledge of the Inner Sphere. However, I'm rather fluent with the English language and so I spend most of my time polishing up things like grammar. I've been a huge fan of this site for a long time and I hope that I can contribute. Martindale 09:40, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
I have been a wargame and RPG player for more years than I care to admit but the one I come back to time and again is Battletech. I started playing the boardgame and Mechwarrior RPG in the late 80's and have been playing off and on ever since. Over the years I have amassed a large collection of source books, mini's and novels to support my addiction. As a hobby I write, primarily in the RPG/Wargaming areas, and have had some things actually published. My ventures into the Battletech universe were accepted by the now apocryphal BattleTechnology and printed in their "The Early Years" special edition. Currently I work when I have too, play when I can, write when I may and collect rejection notices in my copious spare time. Wookiebear 17:21, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
I've been using this site for a couple of years now to help make my custom designs (made in HeavyMetal) more accurate. I finally decided to sign up and actually contribute. I've been a fan of the BattleTech universe since MechWarrior 2 came out when I was in middle school. I stared with the CCG and moved on to the tabletop game. Though my introduction to the universe was through the Clans, I tend to play as the Inner Sphere (usually FedSuns). My stack of TROs sits next to my computer, always waiting to be checked, double-checked, and triple-checked. I hope to be a useful contributor. I edited a few things earlier today and then decided I should probably register before I make it a habit.
GOLFisNOTaSPORT 17:20, 10 March 2011 (UTC)GOLFisNOTaSPORT
I've recently started using this site as I go back and read the Classic Battletech series. I've read most of the Classic books and some of the Dark Age, and also played the PC games. I don't have experience with the sourcebooks and tabletop materials though. I'm looking to expand information where I can and clean up small mistakes. Khansemus 05:16, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
Hello everyone. I just signed up last night, and already I'm loving it. My interest in BattleTech started with an old Xbox game called MechAssault. It grew from there when I was trying to find out the details on the mechs, such as the Atlas. I began to realize how much bigger of a world BattleTech is. Me being young, I made it my duty to explore. And thats what I've been doing ever since. I'm always finding out new and awesome things about the BattleTech universe, and my knowledge of it continues to grow. I had just posted my own BattleMech called the Ravage. It is non-canon, therefore fiction. But I hope that it will find its place in the BattleTech universe someday. My goal as I continue to be here is that my creations will become a part of the real canon BattleTech universe! -Mechwarriorfreak
Long time player, I got my BT 2ed box in 1988 and played pretty consistently until around 1994. I've often had BT on my mind ever since even though I don't play anymore. I saw a game shop recently (I thought that they had gone extinct) and a brand new copy of the 25th anniversary edition. Feeling nostalgic, I bought it (only hours after it was put on the shelf apparently), started poking about online and found this place. I hope to help out some with the canonical stuff mostly to do with rules on here and to publish some of the house rules that my player group way back then hashed out. At least.. I hope to publish the ones that playtested well. ; ) Nice to see that pen and paper gaming isn't dead like I long suspected it was.
After a few year hiatus, I am returning to the Battletech universe. It has been awhile, but I still have my complete (almost) collection of all the Technical Readouts, Sourcebooks, Novels, and more. I have also recently downloaded MechWarrior 4 from MekTek and been reliving my younger days with the clash of mechs across the varied worlds of the Inner Sphere. My goal here is to help add to the BattleTechWiki where I can. I am starting small with adding some new articles that I saw were missing, but will do what I can to help make this site the best it can be. CungrVanck 18:11, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
I couldn't see anything on this page marked as New User Posts as mentioned in the opening parapgraphs, so I've added my entry to the end. I hope that's ok? It seemed the logical choice, given the mention of comments being added to the bottom of the list.
I've been quietly active on the CBT forums for a few months now, and I've seen repeated references to the BT wiki over there, so I've been ducking in here to read whenever someone talks about subjects I know little about. My work involves a certain amount of copy editing, and although I'm not a professional editor or copy editor I do have a reasonable eye for detail; I've found myself making some minor corrections to pages here to tidy up spelling, grammar, typos and the odd broken link, and I thought that it would probably be polite to actually create a profile here so I can be gripped if I'm stepping on any toes. I really like the idea of the BT wiki as a free resource for everyone from new players to old lags like myself, and while I don't have a great deal of spare time lately, I feel much less guilty about using the Wiki so much if I'm also helping a little with it. BrokenMnemonic 12:26, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Been a Battletech fan ever since playing Mechwarrior 2 and reading the manual which established the universe by being written in-character. I've only gotten into the tabletop game recently, and, despite growing up on big stompy mechs, I favor a combined arms approach to battle. I don't really remember where I found this, whether I was linked here from a Mechwarrior fansite, or if I just found it while looking for a mech, but now I use Sarna fairly often when I need some tidbit of info to build a force or find a unit or rule in one of my books.
Since I field vehicles heavily I have noticed their pages don't seem to be as heavily maintained and categorized, so I signed up to give their pages the lovin' they deserve. BirdofPrey 17:02, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
Been playing for 25 odd years. Master of all things Battletech Miniatures. Will be giving the mini area a whole lot of love....
SkuMM 17:12, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
My name is Peter LaCasse, and I have played Battletech for many years. My best friend in middle school got Aerotech for his birthday, and when we saw that there was a ground combat based version called Battletech for sale at Waldenbooks in the mall, I somehow convinced my mom to buy it for me. Since then, my favorite miniatures paint scheme has resembled the Warhammer on the cover, though without the RDF logos. I love to design units and forces, and the most fun I have ever had playing Battletech was in the old style Battletech Open at a major convention, where you chose a lance of mechs for each of three rounds and faced off against some of the best players in the world. Peterlacasse 16:39, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Another old-timer (first played the game in the late 80's) who just recently got back to BattleTech after nearly a decade of absence. I've found this wiki very useful so I thought I might as well contribute something, albeit my wiki-editing skills are modest at best. I'm mainly interested in the pre-Clan Invasion era right now and I was thinking about starting with the individual unit histories, some of which seem rather poorly written. Villain 22:23, 19 July 2011 (UTC)Villain
Hi guys, long time lurker here who just signed up a few days ago. Love this wiki for all sorts of background information. I've played BattleTech since around 1994ish after stumbling across an Intro box set at a local games shop and have been hooked ever since. Love combined arms campaigns on the rare occasions I can find someone to play with out here in the boonies. Decided to sign up and contribute a bit - I'm no expert on lore or anything like that, but I'm pretty good at spotting errors on mech stats and other rules-based things. --Iueras 18:15, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
sup, im a tennesee highschooler who got hooked on battletech about 3 years ago.im no expert but have read over a dozen books, played several games (mechwarrior2, mechwarrior3, mechwarrior 4 mercenairies and vengance, mechcommander 1 and 2,mechhassault,and the card game. i will add what little insight i have where i can. i can reconize most mechs and various factions throught the innersphere and the clan homeworlds. I would like to add that you can email me about battletech at KhanFelixPryde@yahoo.com.Seyla — The preceding unsigned comment was provided by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) on 9 August 2011.
I was pulled into the BTU via Mechwarrior 2 and started playing in a campaign run by my friend's uncle in '96. I enjoy all things BattleTech, especially as they relate to the board game. I've used sarna.net for years and finally decided to sign up. Sartris 00:12, 17 August 2011 (UTC)sartris
Been playing the tabletop game since '89, and am a 100% devotee of MW2:Mercs (the only 'true' BTech game imho). Read the novels up until the end of the Fedcom Civil War, and spend far too much time messing around with Solaris Skunk Werks or the Heavy Metal series, to be considered sane any longer. I'm part of a few groups that do fanfics *pulls out fire extinguisher to deal with the torches* and try to pull as much from either here or the canon sources as possible, and very likely know a few of you from other websites, if all under different names. Please bear with me, as I'm a bit rough around the edges on how to use wiki-code. 188.8.131.52 06:14, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
- Heh heh, whoops, screwed up on what I thought was registering. NOW I'm registered *head meets desk repeatedly*. Oops. Yukikaze-Alecto 09:10, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
I was playing BT some fifteen years ago with some classmates. After a break of about ten years I got interested again in the whole universe (read the books until about no 30) and in playing. I will primarily help out on spelling and grammar errors, until I am fully up-to-date with the storyline and can contribute more content-wise. Zachy 13:33, 28 August 2011 (UTC)Zachy
Long-time battletech fan. Started with the 3025 TRO years ago and it was downhill from there. I'm in love with the imagery and symbolism of the universe. I am an amateur vexillologist, and spend a lot of time designing flags, symbols, etc. I am fairly well-versed in Adobe Photoshop, so my main goal in contributing to this wiki is to edit images, improving the quality and unity of images. Looking forward to making a contribution! Mwhayden 16:07, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Greetings fellow editors. I'm looking forward to conducting a Battletech campaign and reporting the results of the meets of my players. I'll also contribute by finding grammatical and spelling errors. In the words of the late Jackie Gleason "AWAY WE GO".
Long time Sarna user, decided that I would do my part to help this place be even better. I plan on focusing on grammar and spelling as some of the articles desperately need it. I can also be an efficient fact-checker and researcher with my background in graduate-level work in the history field. I was introduced to Battletech through the old cartoon, learned the basics through the MechWarrior games, and am now a full tabletop fanatic. LaHyenne 00:22, 21 December 2011 (PST)
Been playing off and on since '87. Love the game, enjoy the universe. I've been using the wiki as a resource and an occasional time sink. I've edited a few articles here and there, mostly for grammar and readability. Finally decided to just up and join. I don't have a lot of recent source books available, but if anyone knows of a page that needs its English cleaned up, let me know and I'll try to fix it. Escef 23:26, 19 January 2012 (PST)
Hi! I am just a random wikihead, and occasional Battletech/Mechwarrior computer games/MegaMek player. Pretty awesome to actually contribute a wiki that says it has Semantic Mediawiki - hope that works out. All the best to everyone! --wwwwolf (barks/growls) 04:49, 5 April 2012 (PDT)
Just an old Grognard who has been playing on and off since '86. I'm a technical writer and editor by trade so I am mostly going to concentrate on editing for grammar and clarity. jingizu999
I am a long time gamer looking for gamers in the Indiana area, I have a Battalion of the Kell Hounds plus a Wolf-In-Exile Black Guards Star Cluster looking for a fight. SC Heinlen
""Long time follower, bored and so decided to sign up and just mess around."" Kylarus 07:03, 14 May 2012 (PDT)
Hello everyone! This wiki has always been a great help as a quick reference point for my Battletech games. I play tabletop and mainly follow Jade Falcon. I am pretty obsessed with battletech so I hope I can contribute something back to the community and thanks for all your help in the past! Khanblackbird 16:23, 29 July 2012 (PDT)
Been playing MechWarrior computer games since Mechwarrior 3, backtracked to MechWarrior 2 and then played Mechwarrior 4. Now playing MechWarrior:Online. I got tired of seeing references to the Canon and have started reading the novels. I am not an expert on BT. I've edited wiki's before, but I am far from a pro. -- Xalorous (talk) 08:29, 10 February 2013 (PST)
Having played the board game and collected the miniatures since the '90s and playing the Mechwarrior games (including Mechwarrior:Online as BSteiner) and using Sarna as a reference for much of that time, I decided to start contributing. I've worked with wikis before and I have a 48+ book library of BT books just to my left. I still never manage to get my 3rd Donegal Guards company out of their cases as often as I would like. BPSteiner (talk) 20:32, 21 February 2013 (PST)
Hi there! I've just begun to delve into the Battletech franchise a few months ago thanks to MechWarrior Online, where I pilot the JR7-K Jenner Azumi. Reading up on the Inner Sphere's background, I quickly grew enamored to the setting and the Draconis Combine in particular, and have since acquired a number of sourcebooks and novels to satiate this newfound thirst. As this wiki has helped me greatly to find my bearings and since I like writing, I've opted to show my gratitude by helping to expand it.
I will likely focus my efforts on all things related to House Kurita and the DCMS, as this is where my interests lie and which I therefore read about most. My biggest contribution so far is a general revamp of Katana Tormark's article, which I shall complete after having finished reading that character's second novel. Yoroshiku! Akashi (talk) 10:15, 15 April 2013 (PDT)
Why hello, I'm c4167. I have heard of Battletech/Mechwarrior since I was 12. I played both demos of MW4 Vengeance, Mercenaries, and Mechcommander 2. I also own MW4: Mercenaries and play Mechwarrior Dark Age/ Age of Destruction. If I would I would aline myself with the Free World League and Federated Suns due to ethnic relations. I only really contribute by editing minor spelling errors on pages due to not wanting to mess up other peoples work, though hopefully I will be of major service in the end.— The preceding unsigned comment was provided by C4167 (talk • contribs) 16:40, 26 April 2013 .
Long time lurker. Used to collect the manuals but I'm more obsessed with the PC/Console games and Virtual World when it was a thing. I'm heavily addicted to "stompy" robots and the history behind them. Really, really way too addicted to JIHAD through DA for the little mysteries that crop up like phantom units and mysterious arrivals and disappearances that go back to pre-invasion eras or earlier. Was doing a few research projects related to stuff for MWO debates, namely the angry in game chat messages saying 2 PPCs + Ac20 wasn't "Mechwarrior" which led me to the Kurita Warlord's Atlas then in the course of that turned into a larger unit creation project to match a unit in real life to one in lore. Noticed a merc page was written by someone, I'm guessing German based on structure and order of sentences, and decided to clean up the misspellings and sentence structures. I'm not a lore master but if I can verify it or clean it as I see it I will. --SixStringSamurai (talk) 13:09, 27 January 2014 (PST)
Hey all. Like BrokenMnemonic, I could not find the New User Posts, so I added my introduction to the end of the list. I hope that is acceptable, and if not I apologize.
First off, I'm Craig, and my journey through the Inner Sphere started in 1984 and I've been going ever since. I stumbled onto this site a few years back and have been enjoying it ever since. I finally decided to register and try my hand at editing some of the articles here. Not drastic changes, just some minor grammar and spelling stuff. Once I get comfortable with things I might even try creating whole articles, though I'll be the first to admit that I may not know enough to do that. If anyone has some helpful hints, please feel free to give me a helping hand, eh. Doctor X (talk) 00:14, 13 August 2014 (PDT)
I guess I'm the newest one in the group, so I'll do the obligatory introduction. I too could not find the New User Posts, so forgive me.
My Battletech experience goes back to the mid-90's after graduating from college. With free time, and living near a gaming store that had space for miniatures gaming, I discovered Battletech while FASA was still in existence. With no internet at the time, fulfilling my need for Battletech miniatures required that I search for every obscure store across the Northern Virginia area and Washington, D.C. Of course, I was a fan of the Unseens, harkening back to my days of Robotech / Macross, with the Warhammer and Marauder being my favorites (thus my screen name). As the years have progressed, I've continued to be involved in the Battletech universe including the MechWarrior PC games, (MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries was my favorite), as well as the MechWarrior clicky game (when you don't have people to play Battletech miniatures, you gotta do what you gotta do). I've read all the fiction, even the Dark Ages novels, but my favorite ones have always been centered around the Gray Death Legion. William H. Keith Jr's novels were the real first introduction for me to the game, from then on, there was no turning back. But, all good things must come to an end, and they did...with 'The Dying Time'. FASA's deliberate destruction of the Gray Death Legion was a betrayal that, to this day, bothers me. The GDL was the first mercenary unit that opened the door for many people to the Inner Sphere...and to systematically and so thoroughly destroy one of the premiere mercenary units of the Inner Sphere...well let's just say I was devastated. The Kell Hounds survived the Jihad, so too did Wolfs Dragoons, even though Outreach was blasted into a radioactive husk. No other mercenary unit of such distinction received the treatment that the GDL received. And so, it has been my desire to research every facet of the GDL, and find a way to bring them back. Sarna.net has been my source for a lot of Battletech information, but also for my quest to resurrect the Gray Death Legion. Call me crazy...but everyone needs a hobby, right?
I hope I got this right and perhaps some of you could shoot me a message every now and then to let me know I'm welcome. I hope I can contribute to this fantastic site. Marauder727 (talk) 21:44, 23 September 2014 (PDT)
Long time lurker. Done some anonymous edits, mostly cleaning up some of the more atrocious grammar and spelling errors on various articles. I've been into Battletech since the second edition box set - when was that, 1987 or so? - and just love the idea of strapping on a 'mech and wreaking some havoc. Lanzman (talk) 15:57, 27 February 2015 (PST)
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Been playing Battletech since '86 when I was introduced to it by a friend of mine. I'm an obsessive tinkerer with all Battletech designs (most of the official ones SUCK!) Found this site while looking for a Battletech Wiki, and found it to be the best online resource. I have to agree with Lanzman above: the grammar and spelling errors are atrocious! So, I've been cleaning up here and there. Fist of fire (talk) 20:48, 13 January 2017 (PST)
My first exposure was to MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries which came with my PC in 1997. Later I think MechWarrior 3 came with a flyer for this BattleTech thing with miniature mechs, sweet! Got a few minis but never played the board game. Then I happened across Neveron, which was where I was exposed to the glorious 100x100 hex combat. Over the years I've bought the new MechWarrior titles as they have come out and hunted down many old obscure ones as well. Finally at the end of 2016 I pieced together a copy of the latest edition of the board game, as its currently out of print and subsequently dragged my friends into playing that and MegaMek. If I can stop fiddling with painting mechs and obsessing over custom designs, I might give a serious try at patching the MechWarrior 2 to run in Windows 10. MadRush (talk) 12:02, 19 January 2017 (EST)
((eg 2017-02-04T09:30:33-08:00)) I am Scott. In 1984 I reupped in the USN and exited in 1987. blaquebx is for Blaque Baux Engineering: If you can Laplace it, then we can black baux it. SunOS limited me to eight characters for a login I finally went with email@example.com. Arlyn Kensington III was the moniker for my first character in Battletech and Mechwarrior callsign: Ghoti; also Walnut Creek's Virtual World's callsign. My adopted brother and I anxiously await the newest release. I am a fan of Pre-Clan(FRR for this 1/2 Swede). I still play Mechwarrior1+, and still relive the Crescenthawks in a virtual DOS or AppleOS box. I thought it seemed pretty easy to get the LAM everytime. Oh yes I do like LAMs, all of them. These days life showed up, and I am HW poor/rich and the desktop has a MB w/o video acceleration so RPGing is probably more my speed. Local play is alll I can get to with a DOS box, Apple box is dead on this machine. I am a Speller and a Grammarian. I am also a researcher, and a designer. I liked designing Mechs, Aerospace fighters, Warships. I am an admin, NA, DBA, and out of practice, and have never dealt directly with a wiki, so the requirementsItalic text are treat me like a noob so the wiki doesn't suffer too much, and I in return will take it slow. Just be yourself. ((eg 2017-02-04T10:35:29-08:00)) I look forward to playing again any chance I can get in person or over the net. blaquebx (blaquebx) 09:22, 04 February 2017
After many years away I'm back playing Battletech (Alpha Strike), re-reading some of the novels and catching up with the story of the universe. I figured it was as good a time as any to start being more active in the greater Battletech community. Cascade Jones (talk) 02:25, 22 February 2017 (EST)
Since my family tried the MechWarrior 2 game on the 1995 IBM, my brother and I have been hooked on the BattleTech Universe. He was more into the tabletop games while I was more into virtual games, but for both of us and our sister, we greatly enjoy the backstories - he is Jade Falcon, she is Snow Raven, and I am Ghost Bear. I found this site to be very useful for conducting research as I dabble in game editing and am more of a game master than a player. I wish to contribute to the growth and improvement of this site and have already begun doing so. I have several original printed novels, sourcebooks, etc. in print and on digits. Also, I am a historian, engineer, and an Army Officer so I expect that my experiences will help me in my endeavors here. ClerkTechGB72 (talk) 02:43, 6 April 2017 (EDT)
I've been neglecting creating an account for too long. I've been playing Battletech for decades and our group here in NEO have been playing long term campaigns for almost as long. I was hoping to get some info from the Battlemech Timetable but that appears to be under revision. I'll see if I can help. Shakespeare (talk) 20:23, 9 June 2017 (EDT)
Hi! I'm a backer of HBS Battletech and I post gameplay videos under Bacon Space Program. I also do little bits of artwork for Battletech RPG groups or to showcase game features. I am an admin for the Unofficial HBS Battletech Discord server.
I have been a member here for years and discovered this list just now at the end of 2017. Hi everyone! I live in Australia and I have a bit of a good news bad news situation to tell you all, "I'm a furry". I'm also mainly into the roleplaying game side of Battletech. Ristin (talk) 04:08, 12 December 2017 (EST)
I was introduced to the BattleTech universe when a buddy got me to try MW:O in 2014, after countless conversations while we commuted to our grad school courses. It wasn't long before I found this treasure trove of information, which has been my primary source of BT universe reference data ever since.
I'd like to be able to add something new or flesh out some articles, but I don't have much in the way of BT universe resources of my own. Something I do have is lots of experience writing, editing, and doing analysis work from 25 years of school and work. I was even a newspaper copy editor for a little while, so I can help with style, grammar and spelling spot-checks when I run accross them, now that I've got an account. I'm also a voracious reader of fiction in general, and I've got gaming books for other games and systems, so lore and canon are familiar for me.
I registered my account because I decided that I wanted to add something to a community resource that's been very good to me for over 4 years now.
Let me know if there's a little something (or a little bite of something big), that I can help with to start while I get warmed up to working with the community here. I won't necessarily have consistently large amounts of time, but if I can contribute something, I'll be happy.
I've been a BattleTech fan since 1986, when a friend brought his rulebook to class. I stepped away from tabletop in the 90s, but played all the PC games, and got sucked into Dark Age later on. I got fully back into the game last year, mainly for building and bashing 'Mech models. This site has been permanently open in my phone's browser since then. I'm a professional writer and editor (both in and out of the game industry), and while I don't think I'll be able to be a regular (or even significant) contributor, I can certainly lend a hand here and there. Wunjilau (talk) 22:55, 12 November 2018 (EST)