I've been meaning to get this game for ages. I first encountered the universe in its 1980s heyday, when I was not very old, via an in-Universe novel about the Grey Death Legion. The setting seemed to have it all. Big Robots, obviously. But also back-stabbing, grounded military fiction, discoveries of ancient relics and a kind of Sharpe's Rifles atmosphere to it all. It didn't hurt either that one of the all time best PC games made is Mechwarrior 2, set around the time of the ongoing Clan Invasion and featuring a great into FMV piece with the my favourite mech in a starring role. For all that, I Got into proper wargaming after FASA imploded, so the miniatures game itself was off my radar until Catalyst came out with a new Box set.
I think it probably took a critical hit to its core. So not only did I get two Mech's baited away by lighter opponents while his Assaults closed mine down, Looks like I actually lost a heavy class mech to a Light scout mech!
Great fun. Can't wait to play again. Just need to get 22 more Mech's painted. And resist the urge to go out and buy a Marauder. The plastic Mech's you get in the set are already pretty sweet though. My favourite is the Timberwolf/Madcat on the left. Josh prefers that Battlemaster in the centre. On the right is the Granddaddy 100 ton Atlas. Most of my guys are in arid climate theme but that one is getting painted dark with its skull head picked out in bleached bone.
Thanks for reading.