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Dark Jaguar

Joined 27 September 2013
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Founder's Outstanding Member of the Year Award (2017) Founder's Superior Writer of the Year Award (2016)

Founder's Honorable Mention Award (2015) Founder's Honorable Mention Award (2013)

Image Import Award, 1st ribbon

Assistance Appreciated Award, 1st ribbon Direction Appreciated Award, 1st ribbon Substantial Addition Award, 3rd ribbon Casual Edit Award, 1st ribbon

All Purpose Award, 3rd ribbon Random Act of Appreciation Award, 2nd ribbon Edit Count (7,500) Time in Service (4 years)


I started playing Battletech as a student in 1989 and am an ex-member of MechForce UK. My first 'Mechs were all from the PlasTech box set I bought with a friend. I was also a Wizkids Envoy for MechWarrior: Dark Age running approved play tournaments and demonstrations in the early to mid-2000s. The Lostech Era of the Third Succession War is probably still my favourite period in BT history. Enjoyed the Clan Invasion, though less so the storyline which became terribly contrived as time went on.

Preferred FactionsEdit

By far my favourite faction and Clan was Clan Smoke Jaguar. It was just a shame that they were always so badly written about both in Source Books and Novels. Nothing consistent was ever put together and in the end they were used simply as (a rather poor) plot device. The limiting nature of Clan warfare through Trials that kept casualties to a minimum and often meant collateral damage was unheard of appealed to me, and I could never see how this was often portrayed as a bad thing in the literature.

Out of all the Great Houses I have a soft spot for the Free Worlds League, in Succession Wars Era especially.

When MechWarrior: Dark Age first came out I played Bannson's Raiders but with the story progression I am very keen to see how the Fidelis evolve.

Why I'm HereEdit

I have been a casual user of this site for many years. However, often the information I was looking for was not available, so I decided to put it here for others to use. My pet project is updating the Clan Smoke Jaguar Touman and their individual Clusters. I think its useful to get this information readily available in one place, after all this was one of the most high profile factions for a while and never had its own Field Manual.


  • Random editing when I spot errors - such as spelling, grammar and punctuation as well as broken links.
  • Started to add Galaxy and Cluster information for the Clans:
Historic Clans
  Smoke Jaguar Commands (3060) - Done
  Clan Wolverine (2824) - Done
  Clan Widowmaker (2834) - Done
  Clan Burrock (3074) - Progress
Crusader Clans
  Clan Blood Spirit (3085) - Done
  Clan Fire Mandrill (3074) - Done
  Clan Ice Hellion (3074) - Done
  Clan Hell's Horses - progress
  Clan Stone Lion (3088) - Done
  Clan Star Adder - progress
Warden Clans
  Clan Coyote (3085) - Done
  Escorpión Imperio (3086) - Done
  Clan Diamond Shark - progress
  Clan Snow Raven - Progress
  Clan Steel Viper (3075) - Done
Clan Nova Cat - progress

Random FactsEdit

I am very proud to see my User Name included in the Additional Thanks sections of Tactical Operations and Strategic Operations.

Useful LinksEdit

With full time work and a part time PhD getting time to come here is getting difficult!