A word from the opposing commander………………
Greg, Trent, & I had our largest ever game of Battletech Alpha Strike last night: 10 Mechs, 8 Tanks, and 8 infantry per side for a total of 52 units on the table. I definitely prefer Battletech on this scale as I feel it much more captures the flavour of these battles. The Mechs were the King of Battle, but the other guys were there doing their part as well. Ignore them at your peril. The infantry even got in a few decisive hits.
Greg led the Grey Ghost Legion (House Steiner) while Trent and I commanded Forrest's Devils, a Merc unit employed by House Marik, in a fight over Lake City (a charming municipality with a central lake surrounded by forests and hills). It was a tough fight with Mechs, Tanks, and even Infantry exploding in balls of incandesent red, yellow, and pink as gunners found their range.
Two & 1/2 hours after the battle began, the Grey Ghost Legion began it's fighting withdrawl. Forrest's Devils had won, though at great cost, and Lake City would remain in Marik hands.
FORCES: 2 Catapults, 2 Valkyries, 2 Trebuchets, 2 Hunchbacks, 2 Riflemen, 4 Axel Heavy Tanks, 2 Scorpion Light Tanks, 2 Padilla Heavy Artillery Tanks, and 8 squads of armoured infantry on each side.
PHOTOS OF THE GAME
Hope the dice roll high for you