The (Very) Short Life of a Battle Tech Mech

Today my son ran a Battle Tech game for our group. Even with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, there were six of us there. The scenario was a gladitorial arena type game where all of us were against each other.

My mech was rather small and only had two offensive weapons although one was potentially lethal to an opponent.

My main opponent turned out to be the mech of Bill H.  With that axe, I didn't want him to get into hand-to-hand fighting range.

I attempted to persuade Bill to gang up with me against Ed S.

But when Ed moved away, I decided to move against Bill.  That was not a good idea.  Bill and I traded shots in the second turn and he blew my head off my shoulders.

That quickly ended my job as a mech gladiator!  Also that turn John M. had his head blown off by Jay S., who in turn had his head blown off by Fred D. and Ed S.  Then Ed had his head blown off by Fred, who then suffered the same fate courtesy of Bill.  So six mechs entered the arena and five of us had our heads blown off.  Very unusual game, to say the least!