'Mech (magazine)

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'Mech (magazine)
Product information
Type Magazine
Development J Long
Publication information
Publisher
First published 1990
Content

Mech Magazine was the quarterly newsletter of the MechForce North America fan club. In 1995 the publication changed it's name to MechForce Quarterly. It was an official product produced under a valid license from FASA, and under FASA's direct aegis; however, it has explicitly been declared to be not a canonical source. Each issue opened with a section called Friendly Fire that was a letter from the Club President and had a section that listed members rankings.

Volume One[edit]

Issue Three[edit]

1991

Contents

  • The Lone Shark Saga Part I
  • Vehicle Combat Values

Issue Four[edit]

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1991 - 16 pages

Contents

  • The Lone Shark Saga Part II - a continuation of a short story about Clan Diamond Shark by Blaine Pardoe.
  • Mechwarrior - profile of Dare Devil for MechWarrior II RPG.
  • Mech Lab - THG-11e Thugee 'Mech and record sheet.
  • The Test - A scenario set in a Diamond Shark Sibko in 3052.
  • Reviews - Record Sheets Volume Four, Solaris VII and Mech by Ral Partha.

Volume Two[edit]

Issue One[edit]

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No date - 16 pages

Contents

  • Planetfall? The Battle for Luthien - Short story.
  • Mech Lab - Shadow Cat, overview and record sheet.
  • One Warrior Small - Short story.
  • Death's Black Mech - Scenario set in the Battle of Luthien.
  • Reviews - Omni-Mech Blue Prints & More Tales of the Black Widow.

Issue Two[edit]

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Game cover date: Summer 3052 - 16 pages

Contents

  • Cover Story - Short story by BB Kittey.
  • Mech Lab - Shootist, overview and record sheet.
  • Debrief - Answers to readers questions.
  • Flight of the Mongoose - Scenario set in the Battle of Tukayyid.
  • Reviews - Record Sheets Volume Two.

Issue Six[edit]

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Second Quarter 1992 - 32 pages

Game cover date: Summer 3055

Contents

  • Lone Shark Saga part IV Common Ground - story.
  • Front & Centre - MechWarrior RPG Scenario.
  • Mech Lab - New Mech ADD-4E Adder overview and record sheet.
  • Faces in the Crowd - NPCs for MechWarrior RPG.
  • Supply Depot - New equipment for MechWarrior RPG.
  • Reviews - Technical Readout 3055 & Bloodright.

Issue Seven[edit]

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Third Quarter 1992 - 32 pages

Game cover date: Fall 3055

Contents

  • Lone Shark Saga Conclusion - story.
  • The Ear and Burzhai's View - two short pieces about Solaris VII and a Scenario.
  • Mech Lab - Kodiak.
  • Periphery Survey - background information on Periphery states.
  • Faces in the Crowd - NPCs for MechWarrior RPG.
  • Reviews - Jade Falcon Source Book and McCarron's Armoured Cavalry.

Issue Eight[edit]

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Fourth Quarter 1992 - 32 pages

Game cover date: Winter 3055

Contents

  • Chasing Ghosts: part I - short story set in the Clan Wolf Occupation Zone.
  • Faces in the Crowd - NPCs for MechWarrior RPG.
  • Vehicle Lab - Trailblazer 95 ton tank.
  • Debriefing - Vehicles in BattleTech.
  • Hot Spots - League Front.
  • Objective Raids - Gutierrez Aerospace.
  • Pride of the Hussars - Scenario.
  • Periphery Survey part II - 3055 update.

Issue Nine[edit]

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First Quarter 1993 - 32 pages

Game cover date: Winter 3056

Contents

  • Chasing Ghosts: part II - short story.
  • Faces in the Crowd - NPCs for MechWarrior RPG.
  • Mech Lab - New Mech TYP-2N Typhoon overview and record sheet.
  • Mech Lab - New Mech EXC-3R Executioner overview and record sheet.
  • Hot Spots - Capellan Confederation.
  • Objective Raids - Ceres Metals.
  • Knock on Wood - Short Story.
  • Periphery Survey part III - 3055 update.

Issue Eleven[edit]

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Third Quarter 1993 - 32 pages

Game cover date: Fall 3056

Contents

  • Chasing Ghosts: part IV - short story.
  • Mech Lab - New Mech BTL-2R Battlerider record sheet.
  • Mech Lab - New Mech Black Knight IIC overview and record sheet.
  • Mech Lab - New Mech BGR-2 Badger overview and record sheet.
  • Vehicle Lab - Talos 50 ton hovertank.
  • Hot Spots - Chaos in the Court of the Star League.
  • Periphery Survey part V - 3055 update.
  • Periphery Tech.

Issue Thirteen[edit]

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First Quarter 1994 - 32 pages

Game cover date: Spring 3057

Contents

  • Bred for War - Short Story.
  • Mech Lab - New Mech TZU-1L Tzunami overview and record sheet.
  • Mech Lab - New Mech OCR-5L Oracle overview and record sheet.
  • Mech Lab - New Mech TAL-3L Talon overview and record sheet.
  • Thief in the Night - Scenario set in 3044.
  • Reviews - The Black Thorns and DRT.

Special Issues[edit]

Mech: Special Issue[edit]

Some BattleMechs from this issue:

  • Odysseus ODY-55 (40 ton IS)
  • Canaveral CV-111 (45 ton IS)
  • Grey Fox GYZ-13 (50 ton IS)
  • Hector HXT-3R (50 ton IS)
  • Grendel (P, A, B, C, D) 45 ton Clan
  • Kingfisher (P, A, B, C, D) 90 ton Clan

Mech: Special Issue Retro-Fit[edit]

Cover illustrating various Clan Omnimechs.