Below are two possible outputs using the [[Start date::]] and [[End date::]] properties I added to the pages for all of the wars in the Category:Wars category.
This one is for an outline of the novels
Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
To use this template, use the following:
BattleMech Timetable (WIP)
Experimenting with an "Earliest Introduced" property tag. As there are 'Mechs with Production years earlier than those shown in their Infoboxes, and there may be more in the future. Such examples would be the Annihilator and the Ostwar