Questions tagged [battletech]

BattleTech is a wargaming and science fiction franchise launched by FASA Corporation in 1984. focuses on enormous robotic, semi-humanoid battle machines called BattleDroids. The name of the game was changed to BattleTech in the second edition because George Lucas and Lucasfilm claimed the rights to the term "droid"; the machines themselves were renamed BattleMechs from the second edition onwards. This tag is for questions involving this franchise.

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How is Long Tom ammunition more damaging than AC/20 ammunition? [closed]

According to sarna.net's BattleTechWiki*, the Autocannon/20 (or AC/20 for short) inflicts 20 damage on a direct hit; the Long Tom Artillery Piece inflicts a maximum of 30, diminishing with distance ...
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What happened to the Black Thorns?

I am reading through a pile of Battletech novels and I can't seem to figure out what happened to the Black Thorns mercenary company. Did they just get retconned out of existence or did a writer do an ...
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Where did Fidelis go off to?

The Fidelis were released from service by Jonah Levin 21 years after the Fortress Republic came into effect. Is there any more publications where this (secret Clan Smoke Jaguar) group is mentioned ...
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Where did the Black boxes come from?

In Battletech Davion-Liao war just before the Clan invasion Davion forces faced a ComStar interdiction. But they sill mannaged to communicate by using "pony express" and black boxes. Who invented ...
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How many Warships did General Kerensky take with him on the exodus?

I have just started to read the old Battletech books (I have come to Lethal Heritage) and the Clans are just introduced. Throughout the books I already read there is references to the great exodus but ...
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How could the no named clan win the trial of annihilation?

As it is stated in this question and its answer: Can a member of the not named clan ask for a trial of refusal to save his clan? the original trial of annihilation is still going on (as some of the ...
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Can a member of the not named clan ask for a trial of refusal to save his clan?

With a trial of refusal able to overthrow as good as any decision of a single clan or even the clans as a whole I'm wondering if it is possible for a member of the not named clan to ask for a trial of ...
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Is there a canonical currency symbol for the Battletech C-Bill?

I'm building a web-page for my local Battletech group that includes tools to track our stable finances (we have a heavily homebrewed campaign set on the Solaris 7 Game world that we've been playing). ...
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Are there any more Mech Warrior dark age novels?

I have read the 30 novels set in the DarkAge era. I'm just wondering if the stories have continued with another Publisher that I'm not aware of! To ride a chimera was the last one I read and the ...
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Suggested reading order for the Battletech Mechwarrior novels?

I have been playing alot of Mech Warrior Online recently, and it's bringing back quite a bit of nostalgia for some of the older games in the franchise I used to play. Because the developers for MWO ...
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Are all licensed and published Battletech novels considered canon?

Are all professional Battletech novels also part of the official Battletech canon? The two works of whose canon status I'm not certain are "Far Country" and "No Limits", since they ignore fundamental ...