Mech (magazine)

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Emblem-important.svg Apocryphal Product
Although it is an official BattleTech product, the subject of this article does not meet the current criteria for Canon for the BattleTech universe.
See the article's section on Canonicity for details.


Mech (magazine)
Product information
Type Magazine
Development J. Long
Publication information
Publisher MechForce North America
First published 1990-1995
Content
Followed by MechForce Quarterly

Mech Magazine was the quarterly newsletter of the MechForce North America fan club, produced by AWOL Productions. 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.

FASA took over running the MechForce North America from 1995 onward, and the publication changed its name to MechForce Quarterly under FASA's direct aegis.

Canonicity[edit]

The Mech Magazine was an official product, produced under a valid license from FASA. However, the current definition of Canon for BattleTech expressly excludes magazines (even "official" ones) by default. The magazine's content must therefore be considered apocryphal unless confirmed in a reckognized canonical publication or ruling.

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

Volume Two[edit]

Issue One[edit]

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No date - 16 pages

Contents

Issue Two[edit]

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Game cover date: Summer 3052 - 16 pages

Contents

Issue Six[edit]

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Second Quarter 1992 - 32 pages

Game cover date: Summer 3055

Contents

Issue Seven[edit]

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Third Quarter 1992 - 32 pages

Game cover date: Fall 3055

Contents

Issue Eight[edit]

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Fourth Quarter 1992 - 32 pages

Game cover date: Winter 3055

Contents

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

Special Issues[edit]

Mech: Special Issue[edit]

Some BattleMechs from this issue:

Mech: Special Issue Retro-Fit[edit]

Cover illustrating various Clan OmniMechs.