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User:BPSteiner

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About Me[edit]

Preferred Time Periods[edit]

Getting my start with Battletech around the time of the Unseen incident and the beginning of the Clan Invasion I have had a long held affinity for the Clan Invasion and Civil War eras. More recently I have delved more deeply into the Succession Wars as my library has increased and at the (long and continuing) urging of my friend Panzerfaust 150 and developed a greater appreciation for that period. I never really got to like the Jihad era though I did dabble in the Dark Age early on.

Preferred Faction[edit]

Being of Irish, German and Scottish heritage I developed an affinity for the Lyran Commonwealth, somewhere along the way I particularly took a liking to the 3rd Donegal Guard (although I will enjoy any excuse I find to drag out a Warhammer, Zeus, Cauldron Born, Atlas, Fafnir or Hauptmann). At some point I also took a liking to Clan Nova Cat, probably the fact that they actually used camouflage and gave me an excuse to use Clan 'Mechs.

Sources[edit]

Between braving the dark corners of game shops, eBay and helping friends clear things out of storage I have managed to accumulate a library of FASA and FanPro books, including a number of rarities, with only a small handful of Catalyst produced books. The focus can probably be guessed from the preceding sections but it has a bit of range.

Gaming[edit]

I still never manage to get my 3rd Donegal Guards company out of their cases as often as I would like and I am pretty sure that I don't have any Medium 'Mechs that didn't come out of a starter set. In the mean time I play Mechwarrior:Online (as BSteiner), MekTek's MechWarrior4 upgrade, MechCommander2 and MegaMek. If only I could find my MechWarrior3 install disc...

What I am doing on the Wiki[edit]

At the moment I am trying to clean up and fill out the articles on my personal favorite units, factions and mechs where my library allows me to make a useful contribution. As that progresses we will see where things take me.