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06 May 2019 4:34 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

I recently picked up a couple of 1/285 BattleTech Mobile Headquarters trucks to use for Mobile Command Posts in Ogre. The I started wondering which game do they get used in more often. Over the years, I think I have only ever seen them used in Ogre Games and never seen them used in BattleTech games.

If you have used either the old Ral Partha, or the new Iron Wind Mobile Headquarters, which game do you use them in more frequently?

* BattleTech
* Ogre
* Epic
* Future War Commander
* Other, please describe.
* I play 6mm sci-fi games but have never used them.
* I don't play 6mm sci-fi games.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

I've never used them at all in any game. I always thought they were goofy.

Oberlindes Sol LIC23 Sep 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

If these are the same trucks, I used them as field kitchens in Striker.

DesertScrb23 Sep 2018 3:57 p.m. PST

Ogre all the way!

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Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 6:56 a.m. PST

They are used in convoy missions in the new battletech computer game as targets.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

Hmm, computer game still doesn't count as seeing the miniature on the table.

Legion 424 Sep 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

Neat looking model !

Russ Lockwood24 Sep 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

In a campaign of my own rules, I allowed any 6mm vehicle/mech/whatever to be used with the condition that as GM, I defined capabilities. I had an engineering system, admittedly a tad convoluted but it worked, that allowed you to build your own version of whatever model you had. Players got quite creative in trading off speed, range, power, and so on to make everything fit AND have enough engine 'horsepower' to power all the weaponry.

We've carried that through with Epic (2nd edition). If it's sci-fi looking and vaguely in scale, then you can use it as long as the GM sets the capabilities.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 5:23 p.m. PST

Russ, have any of your players used this model on the table?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Sep 2018 6:34 p.m. PST

Not that specific model, but that unit is pretty useful in MechWarrior. They make a good auxiliary or HVU in other, generic, scifi games.

Russ Lockwood25 Sep 2018 12:49 p.m. PST

>Russ, have any of your players used this model on the table?

Not that particular model, but other Battletech mechs and vehicles.

Tgunner07 Oct 2018 5:02 p.m. PST

I've used them. Not so much as a combat unit but as an objective in a scenario. They make a great fluffy unit to put into a game. You know, your force breaks through and rushes the enemy's regimental HQ. So now the bad guy has to try to exit the thing off the board in one piece. Stuff like that makes for a more fun game than the usual mech bashing.

GypsyComet12 May 2019 11:10 a.m. PST

I actually use the Coolant Truck for OGRE instead of this.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2019 1:44 p.m. PST

The Coolant Truck would work well for a CP too. Although I really like Desert Scibe's use of them as fire trucks.

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