|A CPLT-C1 Catapult, my all-time favorite BattleTech 'mech (and in the classic Ral Partha style), on the hex based map that came with BattleTech before FASA folded.|
When I was supposed to be getting an education, or at least going to class, I was playing BattleTech with my roommates in Iowa. Okay, in the interest of accuracy, I got involved with playing while I was still being vigilant about attending class and stopped going for reasons that had nothing to do with the game. Each of us put together a lance of mechs, and my unit wan named the Ice Demons (using the English D from the Detroit Tigers as the logo). I played that unit, in tact, for almost three years. I didn't lose a 'mech (giant robot tank) until a what-if scenario battle between (now Dr.) Jeffery Bergman's Ghost Bear Clan force and the combined forces of Snow Rangers (which included the Ice Demons) and Dave Jendrusiak's forces.
|The modern CPLT-C1, nowhere near as fearsome (no matter what is written on the flaps)|
|The CPLT firing in flight|
|The AWS-8Q Awesome done up like a Marik 'mech. Mine had it's head blown off.|