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Mark Crane
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Just wondering what the best game out there is that features giant robots kicking the crud out of each other. From what I can tell from this list (which I started in order to discover more robot games), Heavy Gear Blitz, Warmachine and Battletech classic are the top three.

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/19309

Are there any other great games with battling mecha that we've overlooked? Legions of Steel looks good too, btw.
 
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AT-43 just came out. The full rules aren't available yet, however.
 
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WarMachine put out by Privateer Press is an awesome game.
Gotta mention AT-43 as well.
 
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Doctor Doom wrote:
WarMachine put out by Privateer Press is an awesome game.
Gotta mention AT-43 as well.


Now that...is a pretty game. $$$$
 
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The best game with giant robots?


Battletech.

No question Battletech.

Tabletop miniatures, war-game style hex grid, role playing, heck even video games if your into that kind of thing.

It's got to be Battletech.

The system has been around forever (or at least the 80s), there is a ton (literally a ton) of different source material, they even have novels.

And if you like it, there's Battle Troops (infantry in the Battletech world.) Aerotech (Fighter combat), and the entire strategic level Succession Wars game.

Nope, you just have to go with Battletech. Nothing else even really compares.



[size=9]But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.[/size]
 
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ooooh....AT-43 has prepainted, gorgeous minis:





(added image of smaller mech--Firetoad)
 
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Agree with the recomendations for Classic Battletech. A mature system, with a straightforward ruleset, tons of support, an active community and a full line of miniatures.

Oh, and did I mention is it fun? A game I re-visit every few years because of how much goodness there is in kicking a giant robot's head like a football. Or using the arm you just knocked off an enemy mech as a club against it's former owner....

Ah....the joy!
 
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Another recomendation for Battletech - it also plays good with 2 to up well 10 or more players. If you want to try it out first check this link out: http://megamek.sourceforge.net/idx.php?pg=main
BattleTech is maybe the game of my youth and I still enjoy it every now and then. One of the best strategic/epic/roleplay boardgames!
 
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I wanted to agree with the recomendation and add my 2 cents but when I posted it I got this error

Shame on you MrSkeletor for corrupting my post

btw: from my original post: http://megamek.sourceforge.net/
 
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Darn, I wanted to agree with the recomendation and add my 2 cents but when I posted it I got this error:

Shame on you MrSkeletor for corrupting my post

btw: from my original post: http://megamek.sourceforge.net/
and: BattleTech is great - the best robot-game!
 
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Is it possible to play battletech with cheap retired mechwarrior armies, or does that just introduce new problems?
 
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The scale of the Mechwarrior figures is too large. However, as long as all the figures are the same scale, I see no reason it would not work.
 
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I just have to give a shout out for Mechaton: Giant Fighty Robots. The entry here isn't so great, so look here:

http://glyphpress.com/talk/index.php/2006/11/17/lets-get-vin...

for some great images and here:

http://www.lumpley.com/results.php?term=mechaton&in=Posts

for more info. Not as "serious" as Battletech, but super fun.
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Adeptus Titanicus... Old School
 
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Bit off topic, but are there any online versions of Battletech akin to the online Carcassonne copies or Settler's copies we see now and again? Not a 'MechWarrior' type game, but a online adaptation of the pen and paper minis version?

 
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Yeah, there's megamek, and it's pretty cool, and free.

http://megamek.sourceforge.net/

 
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Any game that has big, bad Robots killing each other is fun. GW's Epic has a lot of this sort of thing in it, as of course Mech Warrior and old Battle Tech.

Our own Robot Jocks is a fun game in this line.

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I love this game. I played a lot of Car Wars, Battletech, and their like and Mechaton is the most fun I've ever had playing a "build 'em and fight 'em" game, hands down. The rules are very well balanced and encourage a lot of creativity as well as strategic and tactical thinking. It's high-speed, high tension action.

(Note: I've been involved in the development of this game, but I have absolutely no stake in it.)
 
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Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:
I love this game. I played a lot of Car Wars, Battletech, and their like and Mechaton is the most fun I've ever had playing a "build 'em and fight 'em" game, hands down. The rules are very well balanced and encourage a lot of creativity as well as strategic and tactical thinking. It's high-speed, high tension action.

(Note: I've been involved in the development of this game, but I have absolutely no stake in it.)


That's a great comment and one that has persuaded me to buy the game (heck, it's only six bucks). You should put this comment, and many of the session reports from Mechaton's page, over on the BGG mechaton page. Also, someone should transfer over some of the other photos to BGG so people can see how cool it is. Alien Squad Leader is also looking pretty good.
 
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Enjoy it! Hit the developers blog, too. It gets discussed over there a lot.

http://lumpley.com/
 
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