My name is Peter LaCasse, and I have played Battletech for many years. My best friend in middle school got Aerotech for his birthday, and when we saw that there was a ground combat based version called Battletech for sale at Waldenbooks in the mall, I somehow convinced my mom to buy it for me. Since then, my favorite miniatures paint scheme has resembled the Warhammer on the cover, though without the RDF logos. I love to design units and forces, and the most fun I have ever had playing Battletech was in the old style Battletech Open at a major convention, where you chose a lance of mechs for each of three rounds and faced off against some of the best players in the world.