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Author Topic: Why I haven't bought the new Battletech stuff.  (Read 237 times)

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Why I haven't bought the new Battletech stuff.
« on: November 23, 2020, 06:37:04 PM »
I gaze with wistful nostalgia at the pretty new Battletech stuff, but when I'm tempted to buy it, I remember my biggest complaint about classic Battletech.

Bigger is better.

Under the classic rules, the bigger Battlemech usually wins. This makes sense, from a perspective of bigger is better, but it means whole weight categories of mechs are relegated to scouting and running away when they find the enemy, to call in their bigger brothers.
Logistics can put somewhat of a limit on this. You can't field an Atlas if you don't have any, but logistics is usually best simulated in some kind of campaign, where you have a finite set of resources and mechs to field.
This limits the variety of mechs you're likely to see in a game.

So I pass on the new boxes, but not without a bit of regret. I did have a lot of fun with the game, despite my dislike of that aspect of the game.

Just a bit of a vent. And I'm hoping to give Alpha Strike a try eventually and see if it makes it easier to field mixed weight categories.

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