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Title: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Highball on 26 January 2011, 23:29:20
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Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Istal_Devalis on 27 January 2011, 10:29:25
Huh. I have an old White Dwarf a friend gave to me because it had a Battletech article in it, from back before it was just a house magazine. This has me wondering what I did with it. 
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Moonsword on 27 January 2011, 10:33:02
Pyramid had some stuff, including some rather... interesting... realism rules.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Paint it Pink on 27 January 2011, 14:04:08
There were also a bunch of article in Games Master and the relaunch called Games Master International.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 27 January 2011, 14:13:46
A little credit would be nice.   >:/!

Here's the rest of what I've done.


Australian Realms  (General Gaming, Australia, 1992-1993)
Issue 6 - Article: Clan Wolf Tactics
Issue 10 - Review, Battletech 3rd Edition; Article: Urban 'Mechs; Designs: Cleaver & Ragnarok
Issue 20 -  Fiction: The Heart of War


   Battletechnology  (Battletech Exclusive, official, 1987-1992)
Issue 0101
Issue 0102
Issue 0201
Issue 0202
Issue 0203
Issue 0204
Issue 7 - 21
Special Issue: The Early Years
Special Issue: The Lost Issues
Binder: The War Years (Issues 1-12)
Binder: The Time of the Clans (Issues 13-21)


   Breakout (General Gaming, Australia, 1987-1991)
Issue 27 - Review: Battletech; Article: Build a Better 'Mech
Issue 28 - Article: Land Air 'Mechs
Issue 30 - Article: BattleMech Tactics; Review: Battleforce; Review: Battletech Update; Humor: Holly-Mechs
Issue 31 - Adventure: The Origins of Express
Issue 36 - Battletech Update
Issue 39 – Article: Battletech Update (1990 product review)
Issue 41 - Review: The Crescent Hawk's Revenge


   Challenge (General Gaming, 1987-1994)
Issue 30 - Article: Building the Perfect 'Mech
Issue 35 - TRO: Afterburner 'Mech
Issue 36 - Article: 'Mech Alternatives; TRO: Silhouette, Worker Bee & FreeFall APC hover/jump tanks
Issue 38 - Article: Direct Fire Artillery; Scenario: A Place in the Sun
Issue 39 - Scenario: Sky Eyes; Fiction and TO&E: The Waco Rangers- An In-Depth Look
Issue 44 - TRO: Cestus Heavy BattleMech
Issue 47 - Game Aid: The Psychology of MechWarriors
Issue 48 - Scenario: Wolftrap
Issue 51 - Game Aid: The Warriors' End
Issue 54 - Scenario: Ghosts in the Machine; TRO: Laumer tank & Achilles BattleMech
Issue 55 - Game Aid & Scenarios: Connor's World; TRO: Agni & Rudra Hovertanks
Issue 60 – Game Aid: It Takes All Kinds
Issue 61 - Scenario: Low Desert Kill; TRO: Yellow Jacket & Mosquito BattleMechs
Issue 67 - Game Aid: On the Cutting Edge
Issue 68 - Scenario: Fire on the Mountain
Issue 69 - Game Aid: Infantry and Field Weapons]
Issue 70 - TRO: Echidna, Porcupine, Tapir, Infantry Transport, Mule & Medusa tanks
Issue 71 - Article: Maxed Out!; Scenario: Ant Hill
Issue 73 - TRO: Pulse Leader, Pulsar & Ranger BattleMechs

      
   Comnet (Battletech Exclusive, official, Mechforce UK, 1990-199?)
Issues 1-46


   Dragon (General Gaming, 1986-1991)
Issue 114 - Preview: TRO 3026
Issue 131 - Review: Battletech 2nd Edition & MechWarrior RPG
Issue 144 - Scenario: The Battle For Headquarters Hill
Issue 161 - Game Aid: Battletech Campaign Rules, part 1
Issue 162 - Game Aid: Battletech Campaign Rules, part 2
Issue 163 - Game Aid Alternate Campaign Rules
Issue 166 - Game Aid: Tricks of the Trade
Issue 185 - Review: Solaris VII box set


   Far & Away (General Gaming, 1990)
Issue 1 - TRO: Nate BattleMech
Issue 2 - Game Aid: High Tech Battletech; Game Aid: Technicalities


   Future Wars (Battletech Focus, unofficial, 198?-1998)
Issues 1-41
Best of Future Wars   


   Games Master International (General Gaming, UK, 1990)
Issue 1 - Scenario: The Enemy WIthin
Issue 2 - Review: Battletroops
Issue 5 - Special Offer: Mechforce UK membership discount
Issue 13 - Fiction: A Guide to the Succession Wars
Issue 14 - Review: Rhonda's Irregulars

   
   Game News (General Gaming, 1985)
Issue 2 - Review: BattleDriods
Issue 3 - Scenario: The Sakara Skirmish; TRO: Spider BattleDroid
Issue 8 - Product Preview: Tales of the Black Widow


   Games Review (General Gaming, UK, 1988-1989)
Issue 1 - Article: Battletac: Tactics in Battletech
Issue 2 - Article: UltiMech
Issue 3 - Article: The Iron Wolves
Issue 4 - TRO Tyrant BattleMech
Issue 5 - TRO: Archon BattleMech
Issue 6 - TRO: Mamba BattleMech
Issue 8 - Review: The Crescent Hawk's Inception
Issue 9 - Article: Angels of Death


   Games Unplugged (General Gaming, 2002-2003)
Issue 23 - Article: Classic Battletech: You Bet Your Life; Article & Product Excerpt: Project Phoenix
Issue 26 - Fiction: A Corporate Primer (material cut from the CBT Companion)
Issue 27 - Article: Release schedule; Product Preview: TRO 3026R; Exclusive Hunchback variant art
Issue 28 - Fiction: The Ties That Bind; Product Preview: TRO 3026R; Exclusive Hatamoto variant art
 

   Life Support (Battletech Exclusive, MechForce Germany, 1993-1996
Issues 1-8

   Mars: Adventures in Miniature (Miniatures Gaming, 1997)
Issue 2 - Fiction & Scenario: The Tanks of Kowloon
Issue 3 - Scenario: Swords of Honor; Review: Battletech CCG
Issue 5 - Game Aid: MechWarrior Talents
       

   MECH (Battletech Exclusive, official, MechForce North America, 1990-1994 )
Issue 1- 14
Mech: Special Issue
Mech: Special Issue Retrofit


   Mecha Press (Mecha Games Speciality, 1992-1995)
Issue 1 - Review: Battletech; Game Aid: Mecha Designs and Modifications; TRO: Cavalier & Locust -2MP BattleMechs; Game Aid: Battles From the Training Field
Issue 3 - Review: Solaris VII; Preview: What's Cooking At FASA; TRO: Templar BattleMech
Issue 4 - Game Aid: AC and Missile Rules
Issue 7 - Review: Japanese Battletech
Issue 8 - TRO: Dugger BattleMech
Issue 9 - TRO: Ako aerospace fighter
Issue 10 - Game Aid: Shield Rules;  TRO: Watchman II BattleMech
Issue 11 - Interview: John Ferrari, sculptor of Horizon Mad Cat model; Fiction: Nashan's Arena; TRO: Pit Bull & Pit Fighter BattleMechs
Issue 13 - Review: Horizon Mad Cat model; Game Aid & TRO: Muscatech Hover-Tank 'Mech
Issue 14 - Fiction: Lost; TRO: Cannon BattleMech
Issue 15 - Article: Building the BZK-F3 Hollander; Game Aid: More Power; TRO: Prodigal Son BattleMech
Issue 16 - Article: Changing OmniMech Configurations; Game Aid: Muscatech 'Mech Rifles; TRO Griffin -1RV
Issue 17 - Review: Battletech History; Review Battletech Animated Series; Game Aid: Muscatech Shields; TRO: Horned Beetle BattleMech


   MechForce North America Quarterly (Battletech Exclusive, official, MechForce North America, 1995-2000)
Volume 1, Issues 1-4
Volume 2, Issues 1-4
Volume 3, Issues 1-4
Volume 4, Issues 1-4
Volume 5, Issues 1-3


   The Mech Factory/The Tech Factory (Battletech Focus, unofficial, 1993-1997)
The Mech Factory, Issues 1-3
The Tech Factory, Issues 4-13  (Name change after cease and desist order from FASA over use of the word Mech.)


   MechQuarterly (Battletech Exclusive, MechForce Germany, 1996-1997)
Issue 1-4


   Shadis (General Gaming, 1994)
Issue 12 - Adventure: Pirates of Eagle Talon III 
Issue 31 - Scenario:  Pirates on New Horizon


   Space Gamer (General Gaming, 1985-1989)
Issue 75 - Review: BattleDroids; Game Aid: BattleDroids Variants
Issue 78 - TRO: Flea BattleMech; Review: Battletech, Citytech, Aerotech, MechWarrior; Game Aid: On the House (House Rules)
Issue 79 - TRO: Cestus BattleMech (Official BattleDroid)
Issue 80 - Game Aid: Smoke Rules
Issue 83 - Game Aid: New Inborn Abilities for MechWarriors
Issue 85 - Game Aid: The MechWarrior Aliens (Note: I have it on good authority that the author of this article has been killed.)


   Stardate/Stardrive (Battletech Focus, official, 1984-1988) 
Stardate Issue 5/6 - Fiction: BattleDroids History
Stardate Volume 3, Numbers 1-6  (Heavy Battletech focus)
Stardrive Volume 1, Number 1  (Name change)





Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Highball on 27 January 2011, 14:56:07
A little credit would be nice.   >:/!

Here's the rest of what I've done.

All ya gotta do is speak up cause no one is trying to steal your thunder.   O0   It is clearly stated this was "reposted" from a previous thread with some additions.  Lets just chill and put away the weapons.   ;D
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 27 January 2011, 15:00:51
Well, it's only partially mine.  I didn't spell out everything from Battletechnology or Stardate.I have no idea who did those.

I have all this info in my full product inventory, which I'll be reposting once I've made a few tweaks to the new spreadsheet format. 
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Highball on 27 January 2011, 16:06:42
Well, it's only partially mine.  I didn't spell out everything from Battletechnology or Stardate.I have no idea who did those.

I have all this info in my full product inventory, which I'll be reposting once I've made a few tweaks to the new spreadsheet format. 

On the list I posted I did the Battletechnology, Stardate & Dragon Magazine. I seen the Challenge Magazine posted here and grabbed it, and the Mecha Press, Space Gamer & Games Review were emailed to me from a forum member (cant remember who with the old PM posts gone now). You have a lot I have not even see so we should conspire to compile a complete list!
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 27 January 2011, 17:15:24
Well, I've posted everything I know of.  If you PM me an email I can send you the spreadsheet, which contains a lot of data like price, year and publishers.  Note that I have added one more to the Challenge, Issue 60.  There are a couple in the late 50's-60's that I haven't gotten my grubby paws on yet, so there may be more added in the future.  Everything before Issue 50 is certain, because 50 has a handy article index.  Since I got me a handy new scanner/printer/fax for Christmas, I've been debating scanning all the articles in, but I'm leery of legal problems. 
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: TheOldDragoon on 27 January 2011, 17:46:41
Legal issues suck.  I realize we have to protect IP, and all... but...

Challenge magazine?  Published by a company that no longer exists?  Stuff like this should be ENCOURAGED to be scanned, for the archival value.

It's like the classic television shows like WKRP and Tour of Duty that can't be issued in their original format on DVD because the music companies won't license the original soundtracks for a reasonable amount of money.  Thus, these classics get hacked up before being delivered to the public.

For the purposes of historical archival, I really REALLY wish there was a change in our copyright law.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Gunbuster on 28 January 2011, 07:11:11
I have a fanzine called Mektek that has a lot of Battletech stuff in it, but only one issue, so I don't know much else about it.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: St.George on 28 January 2011, 07:20:27
wish we could get our hands on these articals to read,,,would be a great read.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Moonsword on 28 January 2011, 09:00:26
As I said, Pyramid Magazine had some articles, but I don't have any specifics on them available.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Frabby on 28 January 2011, 18:57:26
Legal issues suck.  I realize we have to protect IP, and all... but...

Challenge magazine?  Published by a company that no longer exists?  Stuff like this should be ENCOURAGED to be scanned, for the archival value.
[...]
For the purposes of historical archival, I really REALLY wish there was a change in our copyright law.
I think that's pretty much exactly what is covered under "Fair use" rationale so often invoked on Wikis.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Hellraiser on 28 January 2011, 19:29:43
Maybe I'm blind but I'm not seeing it...

But wasnt it an issue of Stardate that had the original "Quirks" rules for mechs from the 3025 fluff ?
Thinks like the Javeling falling over & the Rifleman/Jagermech anti AA fire ?
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 28 January 2011, 20:02:42
Dragon, Issue 144, I think. 
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Hellraiser on 30 January 2011, 11:38:19
Dragon, Issue 144, I think. 
Hmm, I think I have that one.
I might have to go break open the plastic storage tubs and look around.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Paint it Pink on 31 January 2011, 14:32:56

   Games Master International (General Gaming, UK, 1990)
Issue 1 - Scenario: The Enemy Within
Issue 2 - Review: Battletroops
Issue 5 - Special Offer: Mechforce UK membership discount
Issue 13 - Fiction: A Guide to the Succession Wars
Issue 14 - Review: Rhonda's Irregulars

I can't tell you the issues that the following articles appeared in for GMI, but here is a list of what I wrote for them:

Battletech 20 Year Update review
Battletech Tales of the Black Widow review
Battletech Compendium review
Battletech Rhonda's Irregulars review
Body & Soul scenario for the 4th Succession War
Battletech TRO 3050 review

I had a monthly Battletech orientated column called Tech Talk, 8 published before the magazine folded:
Tech Talk 1: Expanding the Role of Infantry & Battlemaster 85t (BLR-1CJ) variant stats.
Tech Talk 2: More Guns for Mechs
Tech Talk 3: There’s No Smoke Without Fire
Tech Talk 4: Mecha shows
Tech Talk 5: Mecha RPGs
Tech Talk 6: Brown Water Navies
Tech Talk 7: Fighting in Built up Areas
Tech Talk 8: Spotlight on Gunhed

Mektek Fanzine; four issues published and edited by me.

MekTek 1 (Winter 1987): Mechs at Large (editorial on Battletech in England), reviews (Robotech, the first two GDL books, and Sword and the Dagger), Thundering Guns (new weapons), Heavier Metal (house rules for quads, armless mechs and 100 to 200 ton mechs), Grunts'n Groan'n when Rock'n Roll'n (infantry house rules), Apocalypse Choppers (house rules helicopters).

MekTek 2 (Summer 1988): Mechs at Large (editorial on rules), reviews (anime - Transformers and Robotech shows and toys, manga - Dynamo Jo, Star Blazers, Xenon, Area 88, Mai Psychic Girl, books - Price of Glory, The Devil's Hand, games - Aerotech, TRO 3026, Succession Wars board game, magazines - Stardate V3 #2, Battletechnology issue 3), Encounter on Ice (scenario), Meka of Design (mech design commentary), Mektek trio (overview of Battledroids evolution into Battletech, Citytech and Aerotech with a comparison to the rules in the Compendium), MekTek LOCs (letter of comments pages).

MekTek Folding Stuff (Winter 1989): folded one page newsletter to explain why issue 3 was late, with an extended editorial.

MekTek 3 (Summer 1989): Mechs at Large (editorial on the relationship between rpgs, miniatures and boardgames), reviews (multi format VHS recorders, Japanese anime shows available in England, manga - Akira, Appleseed, Grey, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Cyber 7, Outlanders, Dirty Pair, LUM, Lone Wolf & Cub, Mecha, Star Blazers second mini series etc., games - Adeptus Titanicus), Saucer Story (cartoon), little Big Mechs (house rules for table top miniatures), MechForce (house rules converting BattleForce to represent individual mechs), PBM Campaign (house rules on how to set one up), MekTek LOCs (letter of comments pages).

MekTek 4: Autumn 1990. Mechs at Large (guest editorial by Bob Nichols on the 1998 Boston Northwest Regional Battletech Competition), reviews (anime - Fang of the Sun Dougram, SDF Macross, Crusher Jo, games - Robotech RPG, Panasonic NVL 28B dual format machine, manga - Cobra, Crying Freeman, 2001 Nights, Black Magic, Dominion, Lost Continent, A Plague of Angels etc.), Hover Mechs (construction house rules), A Question of Identity (Mechwarrior house rules),  Rule Variants (house rules for AAA, jump jet VTOLs, AP mgs, howitzers, HE ammo, AP ammo, indirect fire and starting fires), Mech Modelling (converting mech models and painting them), MekTek LOCs (letter of comments pages).
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Frabby on 04 February 2011, 10:05:12
This thread promted me to do something I'd been meaning to do for some time: A writeup on FanPro's German "Wunderwelten" magazine for the Sarna BTW, including a rundown of its BattleTech content:

Wunderwelten (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Wunderwelten)

By the way, I don't have Issues 6, 29 and 48 so anyone who owns them is welcome to add their content to the article.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Mendrugo on 04 February 2011, 11:17:35
Scrye had some BattleTech fiction:

Giri, Part 1 Randall N. Bills (Scrye #84)
Giri, Part 2 Randall N. Bills (Scrye #85)
Giri, Part 3 Randall N. Bills (Scrye #86)
Another Day on the Firing Line Herb A. Beas (Scrye #88)
Running Fox, Part 1 Herb A. Beas (Scrye #89)
Running Fox, Part 2 Herb A. Beas (Scrye #90)
Running Fox, Part 3 Herb A. Beas (Scrye #91)
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: snoryl5r on 06 February 2011, 08:01:40
There was also Future Wars which had a lot of fan created mech designs and fan stories.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Blacksheep on 22 May 2014, 22:54:22
Bookmarked O0
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: SteelRaven on 22 May 2014, 23:56:41
When I fist got started in BT, I flipped through a magazine sitting on the hobby store shelves near the SB. It had a 1 page TRO like spread the Vulture's 3 different configurations. Does anyone know which magazine that is from?
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Medron Pryde on 23 May 2014, 01:51:53
You know...those are a lot of very interesting 'Mech names and such.

I would love to get digital copies of those designs, with images if they had them.

HMP comes with 'Mechs from BattleTechnology, FutureWars, MechForceUK, and TechFactory.  There are a lot more there that I WOULD love to have.

There are so many that it would just be cool to play with for one offs just to see what they're like.  :)
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Dmon on 23 May 2014, 03:11:03
Jymset's LosTech Cache is good for a god few of them but sadly I think the project is dead since he started working for Catalyst. (dunno if it is because he works for Catalyst mind)

http://webspace.webring.com/people/uj/jymset/ (http://webspace.webring.com/people/uj/jymset/)
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: FedComGirl on 23 May 2014, 05:26:18
It would be so great to get digital versions of these. Some are completely new to me.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Wrangler on 23 May 2014, 08:10:18
Hadn't read this thread in a while.  I had to laugh at.

Quote
Issue 85 - Game Aid: The MechWarrior Aliens (Note: I have it on good authority that the author of this article has been killed.)

I wish we had magazine type thing that was supplimenting us least digitually. Nice keep us tied in, universe canon.  I liked the original Battletechnology magazines because it felt like it was current affairs.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Rorke on 23 May 2014, 08:35:38
Hadn't read this thread in a while.  I had to laugh at.

I wish we had magazine type thing that was supplimenting us least digitually. Nice keep us tied in, universe canon.  I liked the original Battletechnology magazines because it felt like it was current affairs.

There was a lot of good stuff in them, but the relentless focus on mercs to the exclusion of all else......wore thin with me.

Seems also to me, that a lot of things in those magazines eventually transitioned into the rules at some point later.  For example
infantry with towed ACs, which I believe was in a Challenge issue.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 23 May 2014, 11:19:20
Hadn't read this thread in a while.  I had to laugh at.

Yeah, that was me being silly.  It's a dumb article that doesn't belong in Battletech and really adds nothing to the game.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: ckosacranoid on 26 May 2014, 00:45:54
There was a magazine called anime squared from the mid 90 that had one artical about the knight sabers written for battletech at the time. They did not incude the mech sheets but did a basic over veiw on the writeup. I forget which issue it was. I will have to dig it out since I remember the artical well since I wrote the bloody thing.....
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: mdauben on 27 May 2014, 10:13:52
Battletechnology Magazine
I've got a handful of the old BattleTechnology fanzines packed away in my gaming closet.  Interesting stuff, IIRC.   :)

For the purposes of historical archival, I really REALLY wish there was a change in our copyright law.
There's been a steady errosion of the public's rights under US copyright law (longer and longer copyright periods, denial of "fair use" copying, DRM, etc.) over the years.  There's a lot of people who argue that current copyright law has swung too far in favor of the creators (although what it really means is in favor of the corporations that produce the movies, TV shows, music or books).   :(
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Trace Coburn on 28 May 2014, 00:08:08
  [copper]
  And that’s about as much discussion of copyright laws (and their related politics) as this thread needs.  Let’s all be mindful of Rule #4, hmm?
  / [copper]
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: GRUD on 29 January 2015, 14:19:16
Yes, it's the dreaded Thread Necromancy!   >:D


I found this thread after doing a Search for something else, but the brief bit in the Search Results caught my eye.  There's a Company called Far Future Enterprises (FarFuture.net) that is selling most of the old GDW games systems on either CD or DVD, in PDF format.  I picked up the CDs for the Twilight 2000 rules, versions 1.0 And 2.0/2.2, and each one includes scans of EVERY Official product that was made for either version, along with a couple of nice Fan Made items from Norway (for the 2.2 edition).  They also came with the associated articles from Challenge Magazine.  When I got those 2 (both on CD), I also got the DVD of Challenge magazine, which also lists the index for what would have been the last print issue (#78).  There's nothing else about that issue, just the index, but it's neat for the sake of "Completeness" anyway.  If I remember correctly, the site is owned/run by Marc Miller, one of the guys from GDW, and I know he worked on the T2K games.  He also sells the various Traveller systems, including 2300AD and Megatraveller.  I just popped the DVD in and you can apparently buy the magazine collection at DriveThruRPG also.  Anyway, it beats trying to hunt down the magazines!  It's $45.00 from FFE, but still cheaper than trying to find the collection elsewhere.   :o  It's got the entire run of #25-#77.   O0  Might I add, they also scanned all the ads, so that's something interesting also, and there's the odd page that's been scanned upside down.  ;D


@Jal Phoenix - I don't know if it's worth adding or not, but #54 also has a Variant of the Achilles BattleMech called the Myrmidon.  Also, Issue 30, at the end of the article Building the Perfect Mech, their example is called the Lucien.  I tried entering it into HMP, and it wouldn't let me make (and Save) a 'Mech that's 12 TONS Overweight.  :-\  Duane Loose did the art for the 4 Jumptanks from #36!   O0

Issue 61 also has the Kelson Support Vehicle (Hovercraft).
Issue 73 on the PDF has 3 copies of the Ranger Record sheet, rather than 1 each for the Pulsar, Pulse Leader, and Ranger 'Mechs.   :-\  Then again, I've had my copy for a few years so that May have been corrected since I got mine.  I've no idea if the print version actually came that way or not either.  But hey, it's got a Firestarter on the cover!   O0
Issue 76 mentions BT on the cover, but has no actual content for it within.  :P
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: mike19k on 30 January 2015, 16:16:34
All I can say is WOW, I am going to have to start hunting for some of them.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: guardiandashi on 30 January 2015, 17:51:55
I never got any of the issues of mechforce, but I did pick up a lot of the battletechnology mag issues at the local gaming store back in the day.

I liked a lot of the articles, scenarios and similar.
there was a really evil thing in one magazine I think it was whitewolfs ... "crittertech" where you used "points" to build monsters to fight mechs, you could go lots of low powered ones (swarm of giant ants) or a single nasty they used a Godzilla equivalent in the article.

there was another one in an issue of I think far and away that I have, where they radically rewrote how weapons apply damage, for instance lasers abruptly were either devastating or worthless, missiles could be either ineffective or good for pretty much a one shot kill etc.
basically autocannon had almost no penetration but were really good at scrubbing armor.
lasers were all penetration, and only did like 1 point of armor damage, but could potentially wipe out all your internals IF they penetrated
missiles were flexible and potentially deadly, I remember a scenario where I loaded a salvo of F&F (Fire and forget) inferno lrm's and slammed a mech with an absolutely INSANE heat sig, then attempted to follow up with a salvo of heat seeking HE missiles, but another enemy in the arc ended up having a higher heat signature, due to damage, 2 engine crits, massive overheat and .... so it took the massive lrm salvo and was almost obliterated.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 30 January 2015, 20:23:13
As I've said in the past, one of the best things about Challenge magazine was how most issue feature a human being attacked by some sort of horrible monster. My personal favorite is Issue 54. That chick never had a chance. 

Grud, can you check a couple of issue for me?  I've never been able to verify if these have Battletech content or not:
57
58
59
62
63
64
65
66

I've been looking out for them lately, and knowing in advance would save me having to buy them to find out.  Granted they're still an excellent resource to have, Battletech or not, but as I don't game anymore I'd prefer to just collect the Battletech issues. 
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: GRUD on 31 January 2015, 00:32:09
Jal - I actually looked through all of them to check on just that, but your list DOES include all the ones with BT content.  :-\  They eventually started including Shadowrun articles also, sometimes just short fiction.  It was only about 1/2 as many as had BT content though.  I find it Interesting that some of the content from Challenge is now "Canon" in one form or another.   ^-^

Issue 67 - Game Aid: On the Cutting Edge -- It's an article on the "Apple Churchill Hawkeye 4077 weapon linkage system", which allows you to link identical weapon systems to fire together, with one "To Hit" roll. Rather than ONLY linking MGs together, it allowed you to link any identical weapons in the same location.  One example they give is a Clint linking 3 SRM 4's in one location, and 3 small pulse lasers in another.  You couldn't link 1 SRM 4 in the head with 2 SRM 4's in the LT, for example, or any other weapon system.  You couldn't link 1 SRM 4 with 2 SRM 2's, even if all 3 were in the same location, or any SRM/LRM with any laser/AC.  The ONLY weapons that couldn't be linked were LB-X and Ultra ACs.  I'm not sure when the MG Weapon Linkage System was introduced, but this issue is from December of '92.

Issue 69 - Game Aid: Infantry and Field Weapons -- As it implies, the article introduces rules for towed field guns, along with a table to determine the Experience Level of an Infantry unit, PLUS rules for Armored Infantry.  Not as tough as BA, but not quite as "squishy" as normal troopers either.  This issue would be from February of '93, and I'm Pretty Sure towed guns weren't made Canon until the past 10 years or so.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: caioaf on 08 April 2015, 16:51:11
I was reading Sarna and I found that Games Unplugged #29 has a Battletech short story called Tales of the Green Ghosts.
Someone knows if this story is about the same Green Ghosts hitting IE or not?
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: wolfcannon on 09 April 2015, 23:41:48
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Space Gamer (General Gaming, 1985-1989)
Issue 75 - Review: BattleDroids; Game Aid: BattleDroids Variants
Issue 78 - TRO: Flea BattleMech; Review: Battletech, Citytech, Aerotech, MechWarrior; Game Aid: On the House (House Rules)
Issue 79 - TRO: Cestus BattleMech (Official BattleDroid)
Issue 80 - Game Aid: Smoke Rules
Issue 83 - Game Aid: New Inborn Abilities for MechWarriors
Issue 85 - Game Aid: The MechWarrior Aliens (Note: I have it on good authority that the author of this article has been killed.)


Games Review (General Gaming, UK, 1988-1989)
Issue 1 - Article: Battletac: Tactics in Battletech
Issue 2 - Article: UltiMech
Issue 3 - Article: The Iron Wolves
Issue 4 – TRO: Tyrant BattleMech
Issue 5 - TRO: Archon BattleMech
Issue 6 - TRO: Mamba BattleMech
Issue 8 - Review: The Crescent Hawk's Inception
Issue 9 - Article: Angels of Death

i would like to find these articles.   i have all the Battletechology magazines.  and future wars 20, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and best of future wars. and tech factory 4, 5, 8, 9. 13   Space Gamer 83 and 85.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Cache on 11 August 2015, 22:47:18
I was reading Sarna and I found that Games Unplugged #29 has a Battletech short story called Tales of the Green Ghosts.
Someone knows if this story is about the same Green Ghosts hitting IE or not?

I was digging around again to see if any information popped up in the last 6 months in regards to this issue.  After again finding nothing but a dead-end ISBN and blank product listings for it, I have come to the conclusion that the issue never shipped and possibly never went to print.

Does anyone have a copy (physical or electronic) of Games Unplugged #29 to prove me wrong?  Please?

p.s. Sorry for the thread necro, but sometimes it's helpful to keep this info in one location.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: ColBosch on 11 August 2015, 23:19:17
Wikipedia says the magazine ran for 34 issues, but NobleKnight.com - who seem to have a product page for everything - only list up to issue 28, released in 2003.

Some tidbits you might find interesting:

From the PEG forums (http://www.peginc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9486&sid=71a89a549ca856d669bd7b8d6fb65ba0), 4 NOV 2003, Shane Lacy Hensley (Deadlands, Savage Worlds) posted this: "I've heard rumors that GU [Games Unplugged] might soon have new, er. . .policies."

From ICv2 (http://icv2.com/articles/games/view/4784/rojeks-arrest-short-circuits-games-unplugged), 27 APR 2004, is a story that shows the connection between convicted fraudster Ross Rojek and Games Unplugged magazine: "Tony Lee, the editor of Games Unplugged, reportedly had an issue ready to go to press when news of Rojek's arrest and the dissolution of The American Entertainment Group (Games Unplugged's parent corporation) reached him.  Needless to say Mr. Lee is now out of work and the new issue of Games Unplugged is likely to languish in limbo."

I think issues 29-34 do exist, but probably in very limited numbers. Most were probably seized and destroyed.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Cache on 11 August 2015, 23:32:18
I had heard vague rumors of the trouble surrounding the death of GU, but nothing that specific.  Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: jazzjr@npgcable.com on 12 August 2015, 03:03:06
The White Wolf articles seem to be missing from this list,  I'll need to grab my list when I get home from work.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 12 August 2015, 09:30:25
There must have been a character limit or something to my original post.  Funny I never noticed after all these years. 

   White Wolf (General Gaming, 1987-1994)
Issue 7 - Review: Battletech Game Systems
Issue 8 - Adventure: Minos 4
Issue 9 - TRO: Ballista, Box, Jack, Hawk, Meteor & Sprite BattleMechs
Issue 10 - Article: Build a Better 'Mech
Issue 33 - Article:  Giant Monsters for Battletech
Issue 41 - Adventure: Operation Scavenger
Issue 43 - Interview: Sam Lewis and the Battletech Cartoon
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Frabby on 03 November 2017, 19:46:27
A few more that haven't been mentioned yet:

The Duelist, issue #20 (Mechwarrior content advertised on the cover)

The following are German language BattleTech magazines:

Life Support (MechForce Germany I, 8 issues)
MechQuarterly (MechForce Germany II, 4 issues)
Terra Post (MechForce Germany III, still going but now an online publication)
Warrior's Guide (Nice Dice eV, 36 issues)
Heavy Battle (Fanzine claiming official sanction, 8 issues)

Finally, in France BattleTech licensee Jeux Descartes had their Casus Belli house magazine with occasional BattleTech content, which apparently had a particularly convoluted publication history.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 03 November 2017, 20:04:07
I don't know if I still have it, but back in the early 90s, the Virgin Megastore chain had a sub-set of games centres, which covered computer and tabletop games, and for a little while they did a semi-regular 4-8 page flyer with blurbs and preview material for upcoming RPG and wargame products. And a few months after the FASA 1993 update flyer with the Roadrunner and Devil came out, they reprinted the stats for those two mechs, but without the Down and Out in Temptown short story that also appeared in the FASA flyer.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Wrangler on 03 November 2017, 21:01:25
Still wishing we had a CGL in-fiction magazine like BattleTechnology for the modern age.

Monthly quarters keep us up with year and events, which can feed our imagination for campaigns and other things.

It would work great to keeping things alive and well for the community when were in dry spots of releases.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: CrossfirePilot on 03 November 2017, 22:17:30
I'd like to see the old "build a better mech" articles.  Those would be all 3025.  I wonder if it was "more ML Spam and no ACs"
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: IronSphinx on 07 November 2017, 20:09:07
Here's all the issues I have.

Future Wars:

Issue #21
Editorial
Letters
On Parade: Figures in Review
Review: Gene Stealer
Review: Silent Death
Review: Legionnaire: The Renegade Legion Role Playing Game
Review: Twilight 2000 Second Edition
Review: BattleTech Compendium
Real Mechs
Modifications to the MechWarrior Skill System
ComStar Davion Forces Assessment
STH-1A Stryker
AS7-D1 Atlas II
DGR-1D Dragonar
Virginia Class Corvette.... TOG Navy
ShadowRun Short Stgory
LR-100B Leviathan
Mech Critical Hit Sheets
Afterword

Issue #22
Letters
Editorial
Figures in Review
The Pipeline
Vehicle Design
Vehicle Tactics
The Americal Division Takes over Poeria
The Fly
The Killer
Katzchen Variants
Mech Pecker
The Pin Pricker
The Mini Mac
The Gauss Howitzer
The LRM Howitzer
Thumper II
Hammer and Anvil
Big Mac
How's Howlers Mercenary Regiment
BattleMech Design Tips
Campaign Experience Point System
Shorts
ACH-1A Achilles
ShadowHawk "A" variant
Vehicle Critical Hit Sheets
Mech Critical Hit Sheets
Afterwords

Issue #23
ARTICLES:
Heavy Mechs ..... Warhorses of the Battlefield
Looking at the Heavy Mechs
Katie's Krushers
Why BattleTech Ranges Suck
Looking at the Weapons of BattleTech
Shorts
Buzz Saw / Thunderbolt 5RD
Long Tom LT7A4
DA1-KNT Dark Night / Benedix ICE Man
STORIES:
Love Has No Place on the Battlefield
REVIEWS:
Blood Legacy
Battle for Twycross
DEPARTMENTS:
Letters
Editorial
The Pipeline
Figures in review
Real Mechs
Mech Record Sheets
Afterwords

Issue #24
ARTICLES:
Battletechnology - Star League and Tech 16
BattleTech - Technology Improvements Part 2
Nuclear Weapons in BattleTech
Heavy Mech Design
Fire Works best
EII - Serving Your Needs
Load Point Ordance
It's In the Cards
Fire Storm
The Conqueror
MAD-5R Marauder
SLR-8F Solar Flare
Sniper STX4 Artillery
STORIES:
Lost Destiny; Chapter Seven
DEPARTMENTS:
Letters
Survey
Editorial
The Pipeline
Figures in Review
Real Mechs
Mech/Vehicle Record Sheets
Afterwords

Issue #25
Editorial
Incoming Transmissions
Figures in review
DropShip Construction
Regimental Types and Quality
The Portable Battle Bar (a Robotech Anecdote)
The Pipeline
The Black Dragons Mercenary Regiment
The Lotus Eaters
the Kin
History
Technology
BattleMechs and Vehicles
Afterword

Issue #26
Editorial
Incoming Transmissions
The Pipeline
Review: Record Sheets Vol. 2
Review M3 and Citadel tanks
A Matter of Balance
Review: Wolf Clan Sourcebook
Critical Slots
Heavy Mech Modifiers
BattleTech Playing Strategies
Point-Blank Enterprises
Review: MechWarrior 2
Murphy's Laws of Combat
C.H.MR.A Chimera
review: More Tales of the Black Widow
KL-8 Kali
HL-1 Hot Head
Operation Deep Scout
New BattleMechs - Various
- Manslayer
- MRN-1 STR Morning Star
- CNQ-4R Conquistador
- SFN-T5 Storm Front
- NHK-4 NightHawk
- LPR-3M Loper
New Vehicles - Various
- HLF-1A Hellfire
- HLF-1B Hellfire
- TPW-1R TripWire
- Killer Rabbit
Matter of Balance
Contest
SCENARIOS:
- The Kin vs. the Clans
- Clan Trials of Position
- Liao Civil War
- The Clans vs. the Inner Sphere
Record Sheets

Issue #27
Editorial
Submission Guidelines
Incoming Transmissions
Review: Rhonda's Irregulars
Burying the Hatchet
Old Dinosaurs
The House Rules
Review: Jade Phoenix Trilogy Vol. 1 & 2
Review: Solaris VII
Special Section: Assault BattleMechs
- Assault 'Mech Tactics
- 'Mechs Beyond 100 Tons
- Building the Assault 'Mech
- Real 'Mechs
- Assault 'Mech Modifications
- New Assault BattleMechs
-- Archer II
-- AwesomeJager
-- OSL-9R OstLord
-- SHP-3P SuperHawk
-- RK-BU3 Rook
-- WHK-2A1 Warhawk
-- Tempest
-- RT-L3R Rattler
Afterword and Store List

Issue #28
Editorial
Incoming Transmissions
Sensor Sweep
Figures in Review
Submission Guidelines
The Pipeline
Review: A Gathering Evil and Evil Ascending
Review: BattleTech Record Sheets Vol. 3 & 4
Review: Wolf Pack
Review: Objective Raids
Violated Sanctuary
Special Section: Personally Yours
- Roles of the BattleTrooper
- Infantry Organization
- Ironmen of the Inner Sphere
- New Inborn Abilities
- Death in the Sand
- Mortars and recoilless Rifles
- Miniature BattleTroops
- The Ninjatech
- Review: Unbound and Bloodright
- MechWarrior 1 vs MechWarrior 2
- Roleplaying the Clans
- review: Frost Death
- Dark Conspiracy
- MechWarrior 2: In Depth
- Infantry's Best Friends - tanks
- Anti-Personnel'Mechs
Ramblings of an Unbalanced Mind

Issue #29
Editorial
Incoming Transmissions
Sensor Sweep
Figures in Review
The Pipeline
Submission Guidelines
Convention News
Review: Falcon Guard
Trends and Directions
Role-Playing Opportunities in BattleTech
A Tale of the Black Panther Legionnaires
Review: ClanTroops
Armor Allocation According to Hit Probabilities
Solaris VII: In Depth Part I
Solaris VII: In Depth Part II
Tactics in the Arenas
Review: Mecha!
New BattleMechs / Various BattleMechs
- BLR-1F ToastMaster
- BDM-1A Birdman
- OGR-3E Ogre
- ICMN-3 Ice Man III
- GND-1R Grand Reaver
Ramblings of an Unbalanced Mind

Issue #31
Editorial
Figures in review
Figure Finishing Tips
Sensor Sweep
The Battle
Aero Wars - Special Aerospace Section Begins
AeroTech Tactics
Aerospace in BattleForce
Star Warrior Tactics
In Depth: Star Strike
Overview: Silent Death
Rules Suggestions for Silent Death
Terrain in Space: Starscape
Real Jets
To Conquer the Periphery
Tales From The Hard Side
The Ballad of Garrett's Grenadiers
New Fighters
- A-101 Thunderbolt III
- BK-F1R Backfire
- STD-002 Stardust
New DropShip
- Trespasser DropShip
New BattleMechs
- SPN-9X Sphinx
- Shadow Stalker
- Blood Tiger-A
- CAV-5L Cavalier
- MS-ON Monsoon

Issue #32
Editorial
Incoming Transmissions
Sensor Sweep
Pass in review
Figure Finishing Tips
Real 'Mechs
Video Feed
RFL-2B Rifleman II
FRNT-1x Fire Ant
Blood of Heroes
Mercenary's Handbook: 3055
New Tech
New Toys for Techs
Pulse PPC
Tech Dreams
Magnatech Industries
Triple Strength Myomer
BL-8D Blade
Depp Ordinance
Gargoyle Industries
Remotely Piloted Drones
Weapon Ratings
Magnatech Appendix I
New BattleMechs
- EQR-3Z Equalizer
- FRNT-1x Fire Ant
- PTR-135 Patrolman
- SWB-1B Swashbuckler
- CLM-5R Claymore
- CMD-70 Commander
- BL-8D Blade
- Pulsar
- CGR-1H Charger
- GRY-220GC Garrison
- STING-A1 Bushmaster
- RFL-2B Rifleman-II
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: snrdg091012 on 14 November 2017, 14:11:44
Hello from WA,

Thank you all for the impressive list of material published for BT. I've got some of the material.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: Highball on 16 November 2017, 12:03:24
Thank you IronSphinx and others for the index of the magazines in your possession. I will get the list updated!

I am also going to start compiling a library of all the Battletech related articles from the various magazines so we will not lose these valuable resources to time.
Title: Re: Gaming Magazines - A Guide to their Battletech Articles
Post by: lrose on 17 November 2017, 17:21:31
Here's the Future Wars issues that I have which have not already been posted.

Future Wars
Issue 11
Editorial
Letters
Review Starfell
Review The Star League
Review The Kell Hounds
Super Mechs
Mech The Machingunner
Mech The Morning Star
Mech King Crab
New Technology The Plaza Gun
Alternative Rules of Building Mechs in Battletech
Chuck’s Used Battelmechs: CPLT-CK Kurita Catapult Variant
After Action Report Raid on Freya - Mike Reese
After Action Report Raid on Freya - Kennedy How
Scenario Raid on Ubaid
Convention Announcements
Star Base Detroit
The Pipeline  What’s New

Issue 14
Editorial
Letters
Review 20 Year Update
Review Space Hulk
Review Battletech Readout 2750
Review Battletroops
Review Space 1889
Vehicles
Mech Variant Marauder 2 MAD-4RM
Ready Mechs
Light Mech Tactics
Article So That is What They Are
Article Power Armor
New Technology Power Booster
Review Star Wars Battle Books
Figures on Review
The Pipeline

Issue 16
Editorial
Ketters
Plasma Cannon Fact or Fiction
Armageddon Aerospace Fighter
Computer Notes
Review Leviathan
Review Meachwarrior Folios
The Pipeline
Battletech Planetary Assault Rules
Real Mechs
Star League Mech CRH-6r Crusher
Strategic Movement for Battletech
New Vehicles
   Rhinosore
   Landraker
Dropship Construction
Pioneer Class Dropships

Issue 19
Editorial
Letters
Without A Shot - The Art of Manouver
Review Tech Readout 3050
Review the AADA Vehicle Guide #3
Technology of the Star League and Tech 16
Kagemusha: Fiction
Battletech Rules Clarifications
Predators: Fiction
Review Space 1889
Cloudships and Gunboats
New Tech: New Ammo
The Pipe Line
New Mech Avenger
Real Mechs
Hit Sheets
Afterword

Issue 20
Editorial
Letters
Figures in Review
Review Technical Readout 3050
Review Battletech Reinforcements 2
Review Battletech Reinforcements 2
Review The Battletech Compendium
Review GURPS Space Bestiary
3050 Technical Readout Clarifications
So You Want to Play Battltech?
113th Division the Amerco Division
Stuarts Light Cavalry
Pipeline
Battlemech List
A Battletech Convention Game
Real Mechs
RFL-4NAIS Rifleman
WSP-105KA Wasp LAM
Mech Stat Sheets
Afterword

Issue 30
Editorial
Incoming Transmissions
Passing in Review
Review Death Star Technical Companion
The Art of Being Four Footed
Review Jade Falcon Sourcebook
High Tech Options for your Battletech Vehicles
Special Section Battleforce
Battleforce in Depth
Strategy Lessons: Combined Land/Air/Space Battle Doctrine
Burn’s Bandits
Meeting Engagements
Beer & Pretzel Battletech
The Clans
Converting Clan Units to Battleforce
Tales From the Hardside Worthless Money Worthless Honor
Real Mechs
New Mechs
   T-BR1K Brick
   FCR-500 Firecracker
   STD5R Strider
Ramblings of an Unbalanced Mind

Issue 33
Editorial
Incoming Transmissions
New Tech Hit of Miss(ice)
Sensor Sweep
Pass in Review
Real Mechs
Video Feed
New & Improved Artillery Rules
Albedo Review
And They Called him CROTCH-SHOT
The Reaches
Clantech on Solaris
The Clans Special Section
A Matter of Time
Anti-Clan Tactics
The Clans Children of |Darwin
The Nosferatu
Technically Speaking
New Battlemechs
   YLJ-01C Yellow Jacket
   SRH-3W Shrew
   SDR-11C Spider
   TBT-11C Trebuchet
   WST-3R Waster-Prime
   JM6-11C Jagermech
   THN-1G Thing
   SHI-1A Shinobi
   PSD-9A Poseidon
Ramblings of an Unbalanced Mind

Issue 34
Editorial
Incoming Transmissions
Sensor Sweep
Pass in Review
Acting on Impulse
Lance Based Tactics
Anti-Battle Armor Bombs
New Rules for “New” Mechs
Specialization is for insects?
Trials of Possession
Kin Smashing
The (113th) Americal Division
The Kin
New Battlemechs
   NDR-3L Needler
   AGS-1P Aggressor
   Hell Cat Cerberus
   Hell Cat Loki
   Hell Car Fury
   RPR-1A Ripper
   SKH-3S Skull Hunter
   BLR-3SC Battlemaster
   NGT-5D Naginata
Ramblings of an Unbalanced Mind

Issue 35
From the Publisher
Sensor Sweep
Letters to the Editor
Review Battlemech Reinforcements 2
Military Speculation
Review Mekton
Fiction Allah Hammer
Scenario Allah Hammer
Review Mekton Figures
Mekton Sheet
Battletech to Robotech
The 3050 Liao Civil War
The Real Mechs
The Shielding Factor
Shield Use for Mechs
Stupid Weapons Tricks
The Mechs
   Black Gorilla (Clan -Omni)
   Gremlin
   Hellraiser
   IT
   Labyrinth
   Viper

Issue 36
From the Publisher
Sensor Sweep
Letters to the Editor
Rules Variants
   Campaign Rules Variant
   More Dropship Rules
   Dropship Construction I
   Dropship Construction II
Reviews
   Battleforce Campaign System
   Metal Magic Figures
   BattleSpace
   Battlespace Add on
   Tactical Handbook
   Sucession Wars
   Princess Ryan’s Space Marines
Fiction
   Whenever the Jade Falcons Fly
Mechs (Note the TOC reprints issue 35 contents and does not match what is in this issue)
   BLZ-R1 Blazer
   First Born
   FRE-ND Brimstone
   MAD-6A Marauder III
   Ottawa
   Punisher
   Stormbringer and Thunder
   Tornado

Issue 37
From the Publisher
Letters to the Editor
Sensor Sweep
Pass in Review
Clan Wars
   Clan Way
   Fighting the Clans
   The Unforgiven Clan
   Alternate Clan Garrison
Weapons and Tactics
   Sensors
   Variable Rated Energy Cannon
   Turning Up the Heat
   Armor What Type of Protection
   The Electromagnetic Missile
   Armor by Any Other Name
   Revised Repair Time Table
   Spare Parts
   Homemade Battkemechs
   No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
   Improving Fire Support Mechs
Star League
   Star League Naval Base
Game Play
   New Advantages for Mech Warrios
   Dimensionalizing the Game
   Kindig (omnimech)
   3-D Battletech

Issue 38
From the Publisher
Letters to the Editor
Sensor Sweep
Mechs
   Backstabber
   Bahamut
   Beli
   Battletech by the Numbers
      Cannonball
      Pinball
      Typhoon
      Eradicator II
      Balrog
      Pinball (3050)
   Devastator
   Dark Phoenix
   Fly-by Night
   Rifleman II
   Hellraiser Mk 2 and Mk 3
   ICE Mechs
      Venom ICE
      Athena
      Battlemaster ICE
      Monkey
      Kommando ICE
   Kong
   Spitting Cobra
   Clan Cat Clan Omni
   Sapper & 3050 Upgrade
   Saber

Issue 39
Sensor Sweep
Return Fire (letters)
Art Submission Info
Video Uplink
Wasted Daze and Wasted Knights
Honor’s Demise
Reader Designed Mechs
   Glaive
   Necromancer
   Ninja
   Can-T Penetrate
   Shortbow
   Shuriken
   Silver Saint
   Spectre
   Stalwart
   Stingray   
   Tornado
   Vengeance
Battletech Unit Determination

Issue 40
Sensor Sweep
From the Cockpit
Editorial Dirtside II Rules
Return Fire (Letters)
Articles
   Battlemech Leg Designs
   The Crescent Hawk’s Alteration
   Optional Battletech Destruction Rules
Front & Center Reviews
   A Review of Three
   Review of Full Thrust (Second Edition)
Fiction
   A Lesson Learned
   Tales from the Hardside #3 Boys’ Night Out
   Con Run
   A Dish Best Served Cold
Video Uplink
Con Run Scenario Ideas
The Drafting Table
   MON-5N Monosoon
   Redesigned by Destini Labs
   BL-101 Bloodhound
   DRG-3N Sea Dragon
   TJ-3B Trojan

Issue 41
Sensor Sweep
From the Cockpit
Editorial
Return Fire (Letters)
Front & Center Reviews
   Planetstorm
   The Place that Launched a Thousand Ships
   Wolf Clan Source Book
   Dirtside II
   Heavy Gear
   Battleforce 2
Articles
   Reactive Armor
   Quick World Generator for Battletech
Fiction
   Sometimes it takes  A Thief
   Mission Improbable The Assault on Loki IV
   Morning Glory
      Morning Glory Scenario
   Report for a Unit on the Front
Clan Technology and New Gadgets
Roleplaying a Unit in Battletech
The REF Logan Veritech
The Drafting Table
   EXT-2C Exterminator
   FRB-R5N Firebrand
   Morning Glory Mechs

Best of Future Wars Vol 1
The Fast Devils
You Know What Drives Me Crazy?
Dropship Construction
Ellena Industries In Point Defense System
Development of the VHE Shell
Weapons is there a Difference
Power Armor The Poor Man’s Battlemech
Rules Variant Opportunity Fire
Strategic Movement for Battletech
The Penitrator
How to Kick Goliath Where it Counts
Stand I Say
The Gatling Laser
Weapon Malfunctions During Combat
3-D Battletech
A Question on Economics
Alternate Rules for Building Mechs in Battletech
Battletroops Review
Battletech Planetary Assault Rules
The Goliath A New Look
The Long Range Wars
Mechwarrior in A Box
City Raid A Battletech Scenario
Battletech Game Books

   
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