MechForce United Kingdom

MechForce United Kingdom (MFUK) was a British BattleTech fan organisation.

MechForce UK[edit]

After the launch of the MechForce concept through MechForce North America, FASA also granted a license to the British national fan organisation. This organisation for a while also covered Europe, before the founding of MechForce Germany in 1993.

Although small in number the MFUK was very active across the United Kingdom and Europe, organizing chapters and battles among its members, attending gaming conventions worldwide, and hosting smaller conventions themselves. Their Comnet magazine ran for 47 issues.

Bob Nicolls effectively ran MFUK single handed, although other members did contribute. MFUK was in talks with Wizkids when FASA closed to continue its licence. Unfortunately due to declining member numbers and Bob's deteriorating health MFUK folded in 2001.

Membership[edit]

An annual membership fee was charged, for which the member received: a membership pack including a membership card, certificate of enrolment into your chosen faction's military, tournament rules of engagement, Membership manual and a quarterly magazine Comnet. Yearly membership 'Mechs were also presented and sometimes other small items such as posters.

Each member was encouraged to fight matches against other members and submit a proforma record sheet of the battle to obtain a ranking within their chosen faction. Points were awarded for wins and opponents' 'Mechs destroyed or disabled. The ranks were displayed in issues of Comnet.

Publications[edit]

Hand Books[edit]

  • MFUK Manual
  • MFUK Manual 2nd Edition
  • MFUK Manual 3rd Edition

Scenario Books[edit]

MFUK Out.jpg MFUK CF.jpg

Record Sheets[edit]

MFUK RS8.jpg MFUK RS10.jpg MFUK RS11.jpg MFUK RS14.jpg

MFUK 'Mechs[edit]

Ral Partha produced miniatures for a number of MFUK custom 'Mech designs:

  • Tree Frog
  • Wind Coyote
  • Iron Bear
  • Wotan
  • Hades
  • Hydra
  • Warmmer
  • Lykophos
  • Falcon Eyrie
  • JagerMech IIC
  • Dreadnought
  • Katyusha
  • Command Timber Wolf

These miniatures were based around components from other canon 'Mechs, fitted together to produce new figures. For example the Iron Bear had a Koshi torso on top of MadCat legs, with MadCat missile pods and arms from an Uller.

Other Products[edit]

  • Construction Cribb Sheet
  • Mech Warrior Cribb Sheet

References[edit]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 MechForce UK Membership Manual 3rd edition
  2. Comnet Issue 47