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Great Start[edit]

Greetings! I see you've gotten off to a great start. Keep up the good work, and if you have any questions, leave a message at my talk page. Thanks for helping out! -BobTheZombie (talk) 15:12, 22 October 2014 (PDT)


Hy Cache great to have contributing now on Sarna. Have this Image Import Award, 1st ribbon award from me, thanks a lot for new uploaded pics. und image summary template updates, cheers.--Doneve (talk) 13:25, 7 November 2014 (PST)

Technically, Image Import Awards need to be awarded by Admins, but given that I was coming here to award you with one for all your work providing updated images for various articles, it seems fitting that I endorse Doneve's. I appreciate the work you're doing, and i'd like to join Doneve in thanking you for your efforts.BrokenMnemonic (talk) 12:14, 8 November 2014 (PST)
Thank you both for the award/endorsement. I'm happy to be putting my collection to further use. Cache (talk) 09:16, 9 November 2014 (PST)


Greetings, and a somewhat belated welcome from me, too! Let me echo BobTheZombie, you've gotten off to a great start indeed. I noted you've been working on the Unseen article, which really badly needs a workover that I've conssitently postponed doing myself for many years. So I'm very glad that you're doing this, especially as you seem to be knowledgeable on the subject. Have an award: All Purpose Award, 1st ribbon

Sidenote regarding the Leopard: Like the Galleon tank it was never expressly declared unseen, but it is clearly taken from the same third-party anime sources as the unseen BattleMechs. Frabby (talk) 02:18, 8 November 2014 (PST)

Thank you for the award. I've put off updating my own website with any of the recent events regarding the Unseen because that is going to be a good bit of work. Updating articles here is so much easier. I'm still confused about some like the Thunderbolt and Locust, which have appeared in recent products but are still on the Unseen list at I would ask about them over there but I'm not sure I want to poke the hornet's nest.
In regards to the Galleon tank, it was declared Unseen, just not immediately. I guess the initial focus was on 'Mechs. The Leopard, Corsair, and Sparrowhawk are inspired by Crusher Joe designs but not direct copies like the Galleon, Samurai, and Locust. Cache (talk) 09:14, 9 November 2014 (PST)


Hi Cache, be advised that it is not necessary to upload additional images of units unless these images are somehow relevant content. We might get into legal hot waters otherwise, as the Fair Use rationale may not apply if an image is uploaded for no particular reason. See also Policy:Images. Frabby (talk) 01:26, 16 November 2014 (PST)

My thought when uploading the extra images was to show other artist's depiction of the units, since there tends to be major differences. Is that relevant enough or should I stick to uploading only pictures of variants that are not already present? Cache (talk) 09:01, 16 November 2014 (PST)
I'm not an expert with the policies, but the different artists' renditions can vary quite a bit, so I'd say that it'd be reason enough to add them. -BobTheZombie (talk) 09:32, 16 November 2014 (PST)
If the renditions from different artists are different then I'd say that's fair enough. Nothing to see, move on. :) Frabby (talk) 13:53, 16 November 2014 (PST)

Rapier Redirect[edit]

Hi Cache, I made Rapier (Naval Vessel Support Vehicle)‎ redirect because that technically alternate name of that naval support vehicle. if feel it should be deleted. I can understand. I felt it necessary evil Incase there other units named Rapier are introduced. -- Wrangler (talk) 13:16, 5 December 2014 (PST)

It doesn't bother me either way, really. I suggested deletion because I didn't see (Naval Vessel Support Vehicle) on the Rapier-class page in the book and there are no longer links to it. Searching for "rapier" will send you straight to the ASF page. I put the 'other uses' link at the top rather than creating a disambiguation page because the naval vessel is such an obscure unit. Cache (talk) 15:43, 5 December 2014 (PST)

Brian's Cache[edit]

Thanks for linking to this on your user profile here. I've never built any minis, but have commissioned some that I just attempted to do some repairs on. Now, after checking out your instructionals, I see how putty can be used to hold something into place while it's curing, which was very frustrating to me when I attempted it. You've convinced me that maybe I 'can' build my own minis, so I just started stocking up on some of the tools you pages recommend. Thanks! --Revanche (talk|contribs) 18:13, 24 August 2015 (PDT)

Happy to hear that the info was helpful! --Cache (talk) 20:58, 24 August 2015 (PDT)


Hi Cache, thanks so much to uploade missing images and add some missing thinks to the image summary template, have your second Image Import Award, 2nd ribbon award, cheers.--Doneve (talk) 15:47, 16 July 2016 (PDT)

Image Uploads[edit]

As one that is keen to see the pages use more images I appreciate the time you spend to upload more pictures. I'd like to nominate you for another award Image Import Award, 3rd ribbon Keep up the good work! Dark Jaguar (talk) 05:39, 5 March 2017 (EST)

Leviathan III Image[edit]

This may be nitpicky, but still: The image used in the Leviathan III article is the one from TRO: 3067, from a time when the Leviathan III didn't even exist yet. The ship depicted is a Leviathan block I heavy transport. It's even arguable if that image accurately depicts the Leviathan II class which were modified Leviathan Heavy Transports. I don't have XTRO:R3 so I cannot check if or what image that volume shows; but unless they actually reused that TRO:3067 image again the image cannot be used in the Leviathan III article. Frabby (talk) 04:24, 23 February 2018 (EST)

XTRO:R3 recycled the image for the Leviathan III from the TRO:3067 Leviathan (Heavy Transport) entry. BrokenMnemonic (talk) 04:36, 23 February 2018 (EST)
I only changed the redirects when I moved the image. The images that previously appeared on those pages have not changed. I have no problem if anyone wants to alter the content of the pages.--Cache (talk) 13:53, 23 February 2018 (EST)
(Typed the previous reply from my phone and it doesn't seem totally clear.) I uploaded a better image of the Leviathan, and in the process, changed the filename. When I change filenames, I click on "what links here" for the old filename and edit all pages listed to reflect the new filename. So, the images that appear on those pages now are what were there before--I just changed the filenames. I'm not overly attached to any of the Leviathan entries but we can take the discussion to those talk pages if you'd like.--Cache (talk) 17:11, 23 February 2018 (EST)

Pages with broken references[edit]

Assistance Appreciated Award, 1st ribbon 'nuff said. :) Frabby (talk) 04:47, 30 March 2018 (EDT)

Actually, now that you've almost single-handedly killed the to-do list, have this: Tireless Contributor Award, 1st ribbon Frabby (talk) 08:02, 8 July 2018 (EDT)


Thank you much for your prompt response to the spambots this afternoon. Please accept this Vandal Cop award: Vandal Cop Award, 1st ribbon.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 15:29, 18 May 2018 (EDT)

Mercenary units in Mercenary's Handbook[edit]

Hi Cache,

I was reviewing the 3025 Mercenaries Handbook and found some units I'm not seeing in the wiki. Do we have any page with all mercenary logos to quickly look on them? Examples are: - 17th Recon Battalion (it is not Camacho's Caballeros, logo is at least different) - 12th Striker Regiment - 3rd Recon Company

And the rest of the unit's logos there are from existing mercenary units.

I can create the articles, no problem, but the gallery could be interesting.--Pserratv (talk) 06:15, 20 February 2019 (EST)

To my knowledge there is no gallery of unit logos here. It is an interesting idea and I believe it would be a useful resource. Not just for mercenaries, but all factions. I'm not sure how to implement it, but it's worth discussing. --Cache (talk) 16:45, 20 February 2019 (EST)
There is a gallery of unit logos here: Category:Unit Logo Gallery. It's not completely comprehensive, because originally a lot of unit logos were uploaded without any category assignment at all. Originally it was a bucket gallery, but given the sheer number of units I added sub-categories breaking it down by service, and when I get time I've been going through the uncategorised files page to try and capture all of the unit logos and get them assigned to categories. The Mercenary Unit Logo category is probably the largest, simply because of the sheer number of mercenary units... BrokenMnemonic (talk) 04:41, 21 February 2019 (EST)
Many thanks. Just learned something interesting. I'll save this in my "favorite" list.--Pserratv (talk) 05:40, 21 February 2019 (EST)
Thanks for the heads-up! I will make an effort to ensure any logo pics I work with (or view) are categorized. --Cache (talk) 19:38, 21 February 2019 (EST)

Infobox for units at 200px[edit]

Hi Cache, do we have to consider this 200px the expected value for all infobox units? I've seen you have been changing some mercenaries units on this.--Pserratv (talk) 07:08, 21 March 2019 (EDT)

I don't remember changing any to 200px. I have been downsizing to 150px because the majority of unit articles I have seen already display them at 150. Since other logo images were only 150px when uploaded, I made the assumption 150px was the standard. If there is a policy or standard I missed, I can change them.--Cache (talk) 08:46, 21 March 2019 (EDT)

Your library[edit]

Hey Cache, I have just been reading your profile page. I knew you owned the Lostech Cache (I would never of known about any of those designs without you, so thank you), but the other thing I noticed is that your "BattleTech library is extensive", Do you have the original house books in dead tree format?--Dmon (talk) 17:43, 23 March 2019 (EDT)

Yes I do. --Cache (talk) 17:46, 23 March 2019 (EDT)
Sweet. I would like to ask a personal favor then. As you probably know the PDF house books did not include the family trees, and here in the UK, actual physical BattleTech books are damn rare. So would you be willing to do a little bit of work on the family tree articles at some point?--Dmon (talk) 17:55, 23 March 2019 (EDT)
I'm not sure about working on the articles. What exactly needs to be done? At the very least, I can scan those pages of the books.--Cache (talk) 18:12, 23 March 2019 (EDT)
I am not sure what needs to be done in all honesty, possibly nothing. The main thing I want is somebody to check them for accuracy. The original trees where written by Sgage way back in 2011, and the most I have ever been able to do is modify based on text from the books or update as the timeline goes on. In short, it is an annoyance that has bothered me for the better part of a decade. If you would be willing to scan then I don't even know how to repay you but I would be incredibly greatful--Dmon (talk) 18:29, 23 March 2019 (EDT)
I can check them for accuracy for as far as the old trees go, when I get a chance.--Cache (talk) 19:53, 23 March 2019 (EDT)

Elizabeth Nichole[edit]

Cache - I responded to your questions on Elizabeth Nichole's discussion page. Valid points. Let me know what you think. (I have a vested interest having originally written the article.) ClanWolverine101 (talk) 13:50, 3 August 2019 (EDT)