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Thundertotem Inactive Member17 Mar 2018 9:39 p.m. PST

Looking for a simple and easy ruleset for quick mecha on mecha skirmishes. Not really interested in Battletech, as I'm kinda burnt out on the rules. I would like something that can be played in a hour and not require a mass of miniatures.

KJdidit17 Mar 2018 9:43 p.m. PST

Mech Attack fits what you're looking for: link

The Epic Gamer18 Mar 2018 5:10 a.m. PST

Yep, a good suggetion. Fun game, cheap, and you don't need models if you're willing to use the standups.

If you played Renegade Legion: Centurian it'll definitely hit you with some nostalgia.

Jacole18 Mar 2018 7:03 a.m. PST

I've no experience of Mech Attack or Renegade Legion but my gaming group and I have enjoyed 'Samurai Robots Battle Royale' by Ganesha Games.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

BattleTech Alpha Strike is the quick play version they should have streamlined down to long ago if you aren't completely burnt on all things BT.

There's also Mek Atac : link

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian18 Mar 2018 7:50 a.m. PST

Horizon Wars. Fast and configurable

roving bandit Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

5150 No Quarters is a pretty fun and quick mech game.

SBminisguy18 Mar 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

I second No Quarters, and you can also use the 5150 Hammer & Anvil system for scifi combat with the mecha add-on rules.

wolvermonkey18 Mar 2018 1:33 p.m. PST

Alpha Strike is both fast and easy and you can still use all yer battletech mechs.

ordinarybass18 Mar 2018 1:51 p.m. PST

If you want 5-10 units per side I highly recommend Mech Attack. It has what everyone likes about Battletech (Mechs, customizability, a variety of weapons, damage tracking) in less than 1/10th of the rules and plays in 1/4 the time. I've been playing it with rebased mechwarrior clix figs for around 10 years and I also run it at conventions in 28mm. It's always alot of fun and really easy to learn. Works fine with 6, 10 or 15mm or you can double the ranges to do 28mm. Does come with files for papercraft 2.5D mechs, but BT, CAV (nice and cheap in Bones), Mechwarrior or EM4 mechs are all fine options.

If you want to play BIG battles, the Alpha strike rules are actually pretty good. For games with less than 10 units per side the unit stats feel too abstracted to me, but it's a solid system and stats for virtually any unit in the BT cannon is available via the "Master unit" list.

MKGipson18 Mar 2018 6:56 p.m. PST

The Panzer8 sci-fi rules are also a lot of fun.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2018 7:55 p.m. PST

I've been enjoying Alpha Strike for both big battles and just lance vs. lance.

Daithi the Black Inactive Member19 Mar 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

Xenos Rampant. Like Dragon Rampant, but in space. Has actual suggested rules in the back for mecha games.


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