Great review. I haven't played in ...well a while, but will look at getting back into it.
In the book there is only one scenario and a creator etc so you will pretty much be building your own unless you can find scenarios elsewhere? Any ideas?
The 4th Succession War Atlas gives you quite a few scenarios that fit almost perfectly.
The maps are probably the prettiest clearest most functional I have seen. Shame they are duplicates and printed on thick paper rather than card stock. Just some ideas for some of your comments.
There are several online map makers for BT that you can use to make them and then repint them out and paste them onto card stock.
Bottom line the game does allow you to pick units form a huge list and create you lances ,units etc with ease giving a feeling of scale. For example each lance your create has a very simple stat sheet but details each individual mech in the lance. The same is true of infantry,air units, armor etc. Now while BF was unique units design and plays ok you never got the feeling of individual mech in it.
Heavy Metal, the mech builder program series, has a great Battleforce function where you can turn any combination of mechs into Battleforce stats. You can make units of mechs, vehicles and troops customized to the individual mech or platoon.