Battletech Mercenaries! NEW Big Mechs For Hire In Resurgent Wargame & Undead Unearthed #OTTWeekender

March 31, 2023 by avernos

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It's OTT Weekender time! This week, Warren gets into the Spring Clean Challenge by unearthing a cemetery's worth of undead fiends for gaming with his kids and the Battletech Mercenaries provide some big guns and more for the hard Sci-Fi tabletop wargame.

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With the resurgence of Battletech on the tabletop a new generation is getting on board with this classic game of giant stompy battle bots and with the mercenaries Kickstarter now running more suits, tanks, and flyers are being added to the tabletop. Combined arms are coming to the fore and the game is expanding in scope and player base. Are you interested in giving it a go? Warren has decided to dust off some skellybobs for the SCC 2023 and what started as a few minis for the occasional RPG has become an army of the damned.

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Next week is Easter and the crew will be off hunting for eggs and eating as much chocolate as they can find so no show next week

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Tabletop Gaming News

Here is some of the wargaming, tabletop and miniatures news this week that caught our eye and made us go "ooooh!"

  • Star Trek Away Missions - Gale Force 9 - A new game is on its way to engage  
  • Fighting Irish - Flags of War - A new faction is added to the Border Wars: Under a Reiver Moon as the O'Neill leads his bodyguard of Gallowglass and Kerns against English, Scots, Irish or anyone else who fancies some
  • Blood & Valor End of Empires - Firelock Games - The First World War skirmish game gets a massive update as every theatre touched by the conflict is now covered and a host of lists have been introduced to play out the collapsing empires.
  • Salute 50 - the South London Warlords celebrate their golden anniversary with what looks to be the biggest event yet, we'll be there and you can pick up tickets now to join in the fun.

Let us know if something from this week made you "oooh!" and if we missed anything!

3D Printing Is The S**t! - Alphonse Marcel

Get a look at some of the awesome miniatures that you can get your hands on for Great War whether you require armour for your tabletop or a diorama the range of vehicles in both clean and destroyed states is remarkable.

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Do you have a favourite pair of vehicles from the options that they previewed, or perhaps the surrendering soldiers are the most striking?

Tabletop Gaming Kickstarters

Have a peek at an RPG full of atomic raygun daring do and some massive mechanical war machines for your tabletop wargames.

  • Counterblast for Savage Worlds RPG - A pulp, retro sci-fi setting with a flavour of early morning tv serials and 1950's B-Movies. If you want to swashle your buck this is a great place to start
  •  Battletech Mercenaries - welcome to the 31st century of armoured mech combat as the range is expanded with AFV's VTOL and other acronyms
  • A retro style game and an actual retro game, everything old is new again

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