Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Planet Stuff:

Podcasts Removed and Stashed Here:

BattleTech Blogs Removed & Stashed Here:
  • One World at a Time... - (inactive) former author
  • ScrapYard Armory - (inactive), and host of an online version of the old Succession Wars strategy game
  • Liberation Smithon - (thread) an HBS mission
  • My "History of BattleTech" chart (on the right, not removed) is way out of date. 

I really should find a better archive widget (middle right). Even a simple single page list like Grumpy Gamer uses would be an improvement. 

Also, that blog widget to the left "upgraded" itself to showing a maximum of ten entries at a time. I'm not able to revert it at present. 

Sunday, May 29, 2022


  • Still unable to comment on my own posts. Verification appears bugged. 
  • Your comments are up now. That's on me. I will probably continue to be slow on that. 
  • Browsing to your blogs, my browser seems  confused about which version (desktop or mobile) is being displayed. 
[Update, June 19: attempting to comment on my own blog, failing, and then following a link in my post takes me not to the linked page but to the HTML of the linked page. /Update]

  • Fun(?) Fact: Google's product landing page does not link to its products on the first screen. Zipping halfway down the page doesn't reach a product list either. 
  • I use youtube help pages to reach my youtube comment history because the normal links are broken or bugged and my comment history is literally inaccessible any other way. 

Friday, April 29, 2022

Thematic Map of BattleTech

I don't remember how many years ago I threw this map together. Last week(?) I tried to comment the most important fixes (my full list wasn't handy) onto that 2013 post but blogspot ate the comment. Trying again now after seeing these guys

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

FASAnomics 101

[Crude summary copy-pasted from conversation elsewhere. Still unable to blog properly.]

Friday, January 7, 2022

3025 production at 5 major sites

[Jan 10: edited formatting, clarity, and added the most essential backlinks]

Tikonov should produce about 6800 tons of 'Mechs/yr.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

3025-onomics noodling

I have

Discovered Tikonov's total production mass

Solved part of the Free Worlds production mystery

And confirmed my production numbers for Luthien, Hesperus, and New Avalon

Details will follow when able [see next post]

Monday, July 5, 2021

Confirming 385 Regiments & 450 Settled Worlds in 3025 Successor States

BattleDroids describes regiments as containing 108 BattleMechs (in 3 battalions of 36), and the regimental commander as Duke of a whole planet. MechWarrior 1st Edition counts about 450 settled worlds in the five Successor States. 

108 regiments * 450 commanders = 48,600 'Mechs

BattleForce 1st Edition says the Houses reorganized to 128 'Mechs per regiment (in 3 battalions of 40 plus an 8 'Mech regimental command group). If I recall correctly, it also says this new organization was copied from Wolf's Dragoons.

48,600 / 128 = 379 2/3 regiments

Wolf's Dragoons add 5 regiments plus Zeta Battalion to that total. 

379 2/3 regiments + 5 1/regiments = 385 regiments