Not the Way the Smart Money Bets

Not the Way the Smart Money Bets
Product information
Type Novel (6 parts)
Author Michael A. Stackpole
Pages 152
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 7 March-16 May 2008
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline 3-7 October 3010

Not the Way the Smart Money Bets is a serialized novel by Michael A. Stackpole that was published online on BattleCorps in six parts. It describes the inception of the famous Kell Hounds mercenary unit. The first chapter was also included in the free BattleCorps Fiction Sampler.

Plot summary[edit]

Madcat.gif This section is a stub. You can help BattleTechWiki by expanding it.

Part 1[edit]

published on 7 March 2008
Two brothers arrive on Galatea with money in their pocket and a vision to create a unit that will change life for the better. But first they have to deal with life that is worse.

Part 2[edit]

published on 21 March 2008
One brother dives into the sharks den. One brother dances into the local scene. With both actions the Kell Hounds set themselves on a course that could collide or collude with the powers of Galatea.

Part 3[edit]

published on 4 April 2008
"A month"... If the Kells could recruit and outfit their unit in a month then they just might skirt around a raging Blizzard hiding a Social General with a chip on his son's shoulder. Of course to do that they have to dodge idiot son's, assassins, politics, and even angry potential future girlfriends. They probably wished they had brought their 'Mechs.

Part 4[edit]

published on 18 April 2008
One brother at an embassy ball, the other at a fine restaurant. One will spar with words, the other weapons, but both Kells are winning friends, influencing a planet and pounding on those that oppose them in their quest to form the Kell Hounds.

Part 5[edit]

published on 2 May 2008
The fight is set, the outcome will determine if the Hounds rise like a rocket or plummet like a rock. But first they have to make sure that Patrick and his 'Mech actually make it to the fight in one piece.

Part 6[edit]

published on 16 May 2008
It's fight day and the Kells are fighting the fight of their very existence. All before Patrick ever takes the field, and if they can't find him a BattleMech the fight will be over before it even can begin.

Plot summary[edit]

Featured Characters[edit]

Featured BattleTech[edit]


Aerospace Fighters[edit]