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Grinder Mech List
« on: 06 April 2022, 00:03:20 »
I recently played in a Grinder at Adepticon 2022, and was looking to run something similar for my friends. Does anyone have a list of all the mechs used at Adepticon, or any other similar events?

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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #1 on: 14 June 2022, 08:52:42 »
Sorry, I didn't see this until just now.

The mech list you used at Adepticon is currently under consideration to be made into an official product & therefore is not available.

However, there are many other mech lists out there & at its core Grinder is a simple concept. Take the mechs you have & divide them up into 4 levels (the 6 level grinder you saw is much bigger than most people use). That is how the concept started & it still works.

Many people in fact love that they can use the mechs they have for this & not need to go get others. Also, most people start small (with perhaps 8 mechs from the box set) & then grow in directions that interest them (based on what mechs they buy). Also, remember, you don't need to play WYSIWYG so if you want to try some variants out before buying the minis that is totally fine too.

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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #2 on: 14 June 2022, 10:08:18 »
Question.

What were the 6 levels used in the Grinder above?

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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #3 on: 15 June 2022, 11:32:23 »
What were the 6 levels used in the Grinder above?
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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #4 on: 15 June 2022, 12:40:58 »
Sorry, I guess I'm not familiar with the colors or what that means.

I'm used to a grinder being 4 mechs Light-Medium-Heavy-Assault, so I was wondering how the levels are set up?
3041: General Lance Hawkins: The Equalizers
3053: Star Colonel Rexor Kerensky: The Silver Wolves

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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #5 on: 15 June 2022, 14:45:37 »
From my experience the lowest level is not just light mechs, but intro mechs (3025 tech, or L1 tech via HMP), and as you go up in color,l not only do they get heavier, but your tech base/level increases, so you can have clan mechs, quads and the like.
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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #6 on: 17 June 2022, 07:24:59 »
Sounds like a post on the "Grinder Rules" might be needed?
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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #7 on: 17 June 2022, 10:49:31 »
What I played with at Adepticon 22. Some Pilots were better than others.

Purple(Militia) -Icarus 2(40 ton)
Blue(Recruit) - Trebuchet TBT-5N(50 ton)
Green(Green) -Cestus CTS-7A(65ton)
Yellow(Regular) -Avatar AVI-0K(70ton)
Orange(Veteran) -Hunchback IIC(50ton)
Red(Elite) - Titan II TI-2P(100ton)

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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #8 on: 17 June 2022, 14:39:46 »
Sounds like a post on the "Grinder Rules" might be needed?

I would love to get a print out..
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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #9 on: 18 June 2022, 08:13:01 »
I would love to get a print out..

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The mech list you used at Adepticon is currently under consideration to be made into an official product & therefore is not available.

However, there are many other mech lists out there & at its core Grinder is a simple concept. Take the mechs you have & divide them up into 4 levels (the 6 level grinder you saw is much bigger than most people use). That is how the concept started & it still works.
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Re: Grinder Mech List
« Reply #10 on: 20 June 2022, 14:50:53 »
When I run a grinder I usually set whether we are using Inner Sphere mechs or Clan Mechs. Start with light mechs and work up to assault mechs. I set the light mechs with a 1G/2P, Medium 2G/3p, and 3G/4P for heavies and assaults. Honestly you can pick whatever mechs you want for each class, just keep them balanced out on the weapons. Ex. you don't want a bunch with small lasers and machine guns and 1 with a PPC.