Stormcrow or Ryoken mech lego model 2

Ryoken/Stormcrow Mech

Ryoken/Stormcrow Medium Mech Background Lasers make great offensive weapons because they cause massive damage and require no ammunition, but they can pose problems for most mechs due to the enormous amount of heat they generate. The use of lasers often times would force undesirable compromises. For instance, some armor protection must be sacrificed in favor […]

Hatchetman mech Lego model-37

Hatchetman Mech

Hatchetman Medium Mech Background Although modern warfare is a horrible and brutal undertaking, we sometimes forget that it used to be worse. Much worse. Until the advent of reliable firearms, war was fought up close and personal. Thousands of combatants would descend upon a prearranged meeting place, position themselves tactically, and go about hacking each […]

Blackjack mech lego model 15

Blackjack II Mech

Blackjack II Medium Mech Background Some weapon systems never get past their initial bad reception. They develop a reputation in their early deployment that they are unable to live down, regardless of what improvements are made. Most fade into obscurity, tossed into the dustbin of history. Some remain in service, unloved and unappreciated. The Blackjack […]

Bushwhacker mech Lego mode-02

Bushwhacker Mech (Mechwarrior 4)

Bushwhacker Medium Mech Background “Bushwhacker” is a term often used to describe guerilla fighters who don’t belong to a regular military unit. These fighters usually do not directly engage the enemy, but rather, hide in and among the terrain (and friendly population) to attack targets of opportunity. The so-call “insurgents” in the Iraq war is […]

Grendel mech Lego model-41

Grendel/Mongrel Mech

Grendel/Mongrel Medium Mech Background Most people think that a combination of tactics, speed, armor, firepower, and numerical superiority wins battles. Those with the best tactics, fastest vehicles, toughest armor, most firepower, and greatest numbers will always prevail. Not so. The reality is much more mundane than that. Often times, victory favors those with the best […]

Phoenix Hawk mech Lego model 6

Phoenix Hawk Mech

Phoenix Hawk Medium Mech Background The Phoenix Hawk mech is a Star League era medium class (45 tons) mech. It is one of the granddaddy mechs in Battletech canon. It has existed in one form or another since the game was first played (if  you scrounge through eBay, you’ll find the box artwork of the original game with […]