Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Question: Worst Mech To Inherit?

You have come of age during the Succession Wars and have inherited your family mech to carry on the proud tradition of MECHWARRIOR, while your slacker cousin inherited the family Battlemaster you have been given… In terms of the BATTLETECH narrative, what would be the worst mech for you to inherit? Certainly any mech puts you above the unwashed masses of the dispossessed, and poor bloody infantry, but there are a few stinkers out there Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Mech Tactics: Stinger

I view the Stinger as an all around recon mech- the type of machine you take when you aren’t really sure what mission you may face. As a recon mech why would it be superior to the Locust or even a Jenner? Let’s find out… As a light mech speed is first- moving and jumping lots of hexes is going to stack the movement dice against your mech, and we are always going to by Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Miniatures Build & Paint

As I dive into Chain of Command for a bit, time to pick back up with some BATTLETECH hobby stuff- finishing off the last of a small multi-role lance. The models: My plan is to paint them a desert camo light tan/green color. Red glass and optics for some contrast and a brown/grey rubble basing to match. Need some infantry to back them up- always need some infantry in Battletech. Can never go wrong with Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command World War II Battle Report

Late war- 1945. Elements of Panzerjägerabteilung 512 push through the countryside planning to take up an elevated position to counter attack the invading American forces, where they find British infantry and support units waiting in ambush… Battlefield recon from the sky… With a cost of 11 (!) support points, my Jadatiger tank is going to be the focus of tonight’s tabletop battle. At this point in the war, I can’t be conservative with my forces, while the British and Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Chaos Space Marine Khorne Berzerker Tactics 8th Edition

Now is a great time to play Chaos Space Marines in Warhammer 40K… …the allure of the Dark Gods has never been so powerful… …immortality is yours, take it! Two things in 8th edition have situated Chaos Space Marines in a solid place, making things different this time vs. previous editions. Games Workshop HAS made it a priority to keep updating, FAQ’ing, and releasing stuff for every faction- even if Space Marines get most of Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command Tactics: Your Thoughts?

Tomorrow’s Chain of Command WW2 is my first play with my new Jadatiger tank… …the question is how to use such a beast? Chain of Command has some very interesting rules in how units are deployed. At the start of the game you deploy a number of tokens which represent jump off points for your units- the idea is that your opponent doesn’t know just where you units are on the table, until they are revealed. If Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Hobby

Wargaming Tactics: What Makes For A Great Game?

There is that moment in wargaming, when the immersion is so real, and you step back for a moment to take in the entire gaming table… …and in that moment you are directly a part of that alternate place and time, living, feeling, and tasting the battle. What makes for a great game? Starting with the rules, be willing to explore some of the different missions you can play. Certainly most battles are head to Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Why Vehicles Are Deadly In Battletech

Certain vehicles in BATTLETECH have the potential to be as or more powerful vs. a mech of the same counterpoint. Given that mechs “dominate” the battlefield in the fluff, when compared to the tabletop some of these vehicles when used correctly are quite a deadly surprise. Enter the Schrek PPC carrier and compare it to my all time FAVORITE mech the Awesome. 1605 battle value for the Awesome- three PPC’s vs. the Schrek for 935 Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Tactics: Understanding Wounds

Hi Fritz! Do you still stand with warriors being the cornerstone of an army? I see a lof lists now that focus on the best units in the codex (mostly Wraiths and Destroyers) and keep the infantry to a minimum of 3 squads o 5l tesla immortals. The anti-warrior sentiment is based on that many army’s can easily wipe 20 warriors of the table in one turn of shooting, so the RP is not something Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago