Johnny Mace, 'Mech Ace

Johnny Mace, 'Mech Ace
Product information
Type Short story
Author Edward N. Smith
Pages 11
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 24 March 2010
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline July 3028

"Johnny Mace, 'Mech Ace" is a humorous short story by Edward N. Smith published on BattleCorps on 24 March 2010.

Teaser text[edit]

Every successful mercenary needs three things: the right weapons, the right contract... and the right attitude.

Plot summary[edit]

The story features Johnny Mace, a MechWarrior and independent mercenary. The poorly-educated and poorly-mannered STG-3R Stinger pilot stumbles his way through a meeting with a sort of "temp agency" for independent mercenaries ("Leech Contractors and Negotiators") on Galatea, the Mercenary Star, and accepts a poorly paid (it is implied) six-month garrison contract with the planetary government of Here to defend against pirates.

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Featured BattleTech[edit]


  • The Technical Readout: 3025 makes an in-universe appearance in this story: a copy is handed over to Johnny during the briefing.