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Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« on: 14 February 2012, 12:58:28 »
At least, I'll try.
There are hundreds and thousands of really cool gaming sites and Battletech related blogs and fansites.
Some sites are well known, like IWM and CSO. Others aren't.
I have my lists... and I like to hear other people's favorites as well.
I'm NOT trying to sell stuff.  So please don't post a link to an auction site.

I'll start off with just a few of my favorites, and I hit them daily.  Both sites are family friendly-ish.

www.battletechuniverse.org

www.lordsofthebattlefield.com

A few favorite blogs:

Ronin' Ramblings - blog within a fansite
http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpguplink/viewtopic.php?p=168755#168755

http://www.scrapyardarmory.com/

http://panther6actual.blogspot.com/2011/11/heroic-6mm.html

What do y'all have listed as favorites?


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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #1 on: 14 February 2012, 15:50:12 »
Lords of the Battlefield has been the site I've met more players through then any other .

http://heavygauss.com/

That's Dave Fanjoy's site .  He has great pictures of a HUGE amount
of minis on there . He's quite a few extremely rare minis on there
as well as the various different sculpts of most of the mass produced
minis ever made .
Perhaps all of them .

It's a fantastic resource for looking up detailed pics of older minis .

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #2 on: 14 February 2012, 16:03:27 »
I love Paint-it-Pink! Panther 6 knows her stuff!

I also was pleasantly surprised by the BT Arbitration podcast. I love the reviews and lively discussion by Arbiter and crew. :)

http://arbitration-studios.squarespace.com/

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #3 on: 16 February 2012, 23:09:00 »
TWO great sites I've heard of in the past, but seem to have failed to make it to my favorites folder...
fixed that!

Here is one I'm surprised no one mentioned: I use it to reference almost EVERYTHING.
The BattleTech Wiki @ Sarna
http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Main_Page

Also, a font of general scifi sillyness and some really good fanfiction... but NOT for the faint of heart.
SPACEBATTLES!
http://www.spacebattles.com/index.php

And another awesome reference site, full of free game aids and helpful programs for gamers.
http://www.pryderockindustries.com/

What else do YOU have on your favorites list?

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #6 on: 05 May 2012, 00:27:36 »
Still my favorite site for BT images
 http://ppc.warhawkenterprises.com/1.html

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #7 on: 05 May 2012, 22:10:12 »
Jymset's site, love it for the listing of some of the Battletech articles from old gaming magazines.

http://webspace.webring.com/people/uj/jymset/index.html
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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #8 on: 05 May 2012, 22:10:44 »
ooohhh...

many entries to the favorites list I see..   O0

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #9 on: 06 May 2012, 03:34:38 »
Jymset's site, love it for the listing of some of the Battletech articles from old gaming magazines.

http://webspace.webring.com/people/uj/jymset/index.html

:o oh wow, I keep on forgetting webring made a mirror of that thing when geocities went bust! You humble me, kind sir.

EDIT: back when I started hanging out on the net regularly to get my BT fixes (think 14 years ago) the 2 sites I most relied on were Wars in the Inner Sphere (a small tribute to that is on my own page) and http://www.mordel.net - the latter is still around and the most heinously forgotten still-active page. What you get is:

  • full stats of all the still-valid hard copy RS volumes released in the mid-90s to early 00s... and the ability to rate and review them! (also a list of products up to the end of FASA days, again with the interactive options)
  • a forum that 10 years ago was one of the most active on the net. This is the core of the problem, as these very forums were probably the death knell to Mordel's
  • ... the chance to hang out in Mordel's, the notable pilot of the original PP Thunderbolt! Yes, ladies and gents, Mordel's was the community that started the debate that ultimately led to Project Phoenix
  • see the first point? You can also enter your own units into the database which can then be reviewed and rated by your peers. But will be sorted into the database for posterity. This is the single most unique feature of the website that I have yet to see replicated anywhere. Usually hang out on the design boards? Well, you best go visit Mordel's, then :)

Edit 2: re Mordel's forum. I think it's pretty telling that this forum's rules were based on his, and while since much-modified, he's still credited as partially responsible. Makes me smile every time I reread the rules (as anyone should).
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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #10 on: 06 May 2012, 12:48:50 »
I have just started up my own blog on Battletech and the other wargames I play. While I'm still "moving in" (i.e. I'm not 100% set up the way I want it to appear) you can visit me at http://www.thebattletechzone.com.


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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #11 on: 08 May 2012, 12:02:21 »
Try this site for a nice rules light campaign system:

http://battletech.infectiousdarkness.com/

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #12 on: 08 May 2012, 22:18:26 »
http://nogutsnogalaxy.net/

They do a weekly podcast that focuses primarily on the electronic versions of the games.  Pretty entertaining and getting better as time goes on.  Randall is supposed to be on the show next week.
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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #13 on: 09 May 2012, 10:08:30 »
While I am biased towards my husbands and my work on Arbitration (gotta plug it, and yes I am MrsArbiter)

I also like the Scrapyard Armory, Lords of the Battlefied, and Solaris 7, but then I am a Miniatures and Tech head more then anything else.

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #14 on: 14 May 2013, 17:12:27 »
Y'know I think the reference material on this thread makes it worth stickying.
HEY MODS: Would that be possible, please?

So I took some time to use this thread to go back and visit alot of the sites I havent hit recently...
Some haven't been updated in months! (cracks whip menacingly)

My favorite has been on vacation for nearly 3 weeks, so perhaps he's back now.
http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpguplink/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17402&p=174631#p174631

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #15 on: 14 May 2013, 19:03:39 »
I hope this gets pinned. It would be a wonderful resource, both as a way to get more BattleTech info and as a way to broaden the community.

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #16 on: 14 May 2013, 19:10:57 »
Not very useful for the English speaking community, but probably the most up to date German site:

http://hpgstation.de
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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #17 on: 14 May 2013, 19:36:01 »
MechGround is still recovering from being hacked, which is a pity as it was a good resource if you were trying to figure out the first book a given design appeared in

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #18 on: 14 May 2013, 22:30:37 »
WarhawkPPC...  wow, I remember going there on a dial up connection!

Anyone remember BattleTech Soundtracks?  Someone made a lot of original music for each faction.  It was a link on BattleTech Mod Productions.  I wish I got all that music while I could...   :(
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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #19 on: 14 May 2013, 22:40:20 »
Not very useful for the English speaking community, but probably the most up to date German site:

http://hpgstation.de

Found a few good pics there from Google, makes me regret not taking German 1 in high school.
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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #20 on: 15 May 2013, 00:03:30 »
Thank you for the links!

Some of my favorites are long gone: Albatross's House Marik site, and Deathfrombeyond's Kurita site, and the Asgard Steiner site.
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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #21 on: 15 May 2013, 01:53:33 »
Great links, I got to check these out more. Need more of a battletech fix.
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« Reply #22 on: 15 May 2013, 10:02:20 »
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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #23 on: 16 May 2013, 05:29:42 »
That the Founder,we have this info still out there.  O0

Lot of peeps tell me they still use some of these sites to draw apon.

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« Reply #24 on: 16 May 2013, 06:37:18 »
Found a few good pics there from Google, makes me regret not taking German 1 in high school.

You could always try Google translate :)
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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #25 on: 16 May 2013, 06:41:28 »
Found a few good pics there from Google, makes me regret not taking German 1 in high school.
Of course you could use Google Translate, for an... interesting.... translation.

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #26 on: 17 July 2013, 14:24:10 »
this is nice.  Found that one of my fave blogs is still active.

http://www.battletechuniverse.org/hpguplink/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17402&p=174833#p174833

the link to "all the arguements of the Gunternet" is hilarious!  Heck, the comments had me rolling. LOL.

I will try to catch the Ronin at Historicon.

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #28 on: 10 February 2017, 12:31:50 »
Thank you for the links!

Some of my favorites are long gone: Albatross's House Marik site, and Deathfrombeyond's Kurita site, and the Asgard Steiner site.

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Re: Listing my favorite BattleTech blogs and fansites
« Reply #29 on: 10 February 2017, 13:13:11 »
hey guys, um... mapmaster has a blog. just saying...

nah. i kid. my blog sucks. it's just product information for now, but it will get better. i promise!