W. Lee (mute@guvava.com)
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 23:37:58 -0400


You ever see the Japanese versions of the classic BT mechs?

BlazeEagle@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 6/16/1999 10:21:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Chaos025@aol.com writes:
>
> > If you read the earlier novels by Stackpole and Keith, you get the
> impression
> >
> >  that BattleMechs are as mobile as Mobile Suits. It's the later novels that
> >  are based as much on the video games as anything else that keeps the idea
> >  going of Mechs as only tanks with legs. I've play the table top game for
> >  almost as many years as its been in print, and while the game is very
> static,
> >
> >  the concepts aren't. I personally think most of the new authors are doing
> >  very well, but it would be nice if they wrote the Mecha with a little more
> >  life in them.
>
> Yeah, I've noticed that, too. the BT mechs were very mobile and fast, now the
> novels have the mechs as being slow, lumbering, walking, tanks. Didn't
> someone on this ML say the BT novels are ending and a new series of novels,
> MechWarrior, is starting up? The mechs do seem a little lifeless to me, too.
> It would be nice if the mechs of BT had a little more life in them.
>
> Aaron
>
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