Capellan March: Bargaining Chips pt. II

Thursday October 3, 2019 at 8:30pm battletech, capellan march, game session notes Comments (0) »
 Battletech artwork © Harebrained Schemes, Battletech logo © Catalyst Game Labs
Battletech artwork © Harebrained Schemes, Battletech logo © Catalyst Game Labs

New Characters: Patrick & Roland

Session Highlights:

- As Isaac and Thaddeus began their conversation about which contracts to opt into, Fyodor Vostok, the commander of Vostok's Hijackers, approached and attempted to convince Isaac to sell Mjolnir's Wrath to him for 50M.  The offer was arguably low, and Isaac still had higher hopes for his budding company, so he declined - visibly irritating Vostok.

- Dresden and Nathaniel arrived and joined the conversation.  The group tried to get more info out of the Major and Hollaster about the recon mission they'd been tipped to, but had only limited success.

- They were later approached by Samuel Gallager, head of Gallager's Minutemen, who suggested they work together on one of the offered Search-And-Destroy missions.  He seemed interested in their company, and insisted Isaac tell the story of how he'd once single-handedly taken out a Battlemaster in his Hatchetman.  After some further internal discussion, they decided they'd take him up on it.

- It was a while later that they noticed the blue confirmation light on their mission slot revert to a "pending" white as Fyodor placed his bid on the previously-full mission...

Capellan March: Bargaining Chips pt. I

Thursday September 12, 2019 at 8:30pm battletech, capellan march, game session notes Comments (0) »
 Battletech artwork © Harebrained Schemes, Battletech logo © Catalyst Game Labs
Battletech artwork © Harebrained Schemes, Battletech logo © Catalyst Game Labs

System: Battletech / Mechwarrior Basic 2e

Setting: The Capellan March, Inner Sphere

Players: Tim, Adam

Schedule: Occasional Thursdays

 

Session Highlights:

- Mjolnir's Wrath was invited by their contact, Lt. James Hollaster, to a sort of "contract party" hosted in the Fortymile system.  The AFFS was apparently planning a military campaign that was going to make significant use of merc units, and a number of the best in the region were present in the large hotel conference hall.

- The officiating major welcomed the various units and presented 8 potential contract offers with few details for which they could offer their services, including planetary assault, search & destroy, and reconnaissance.  The evening was to be spent in negotiations and socializing over horderves, dinner, and champagne.  Hollaster had privately suggested they take one of the low-paying recon missions, but his motives are not precisely clear and something with a bit more cash and action seems more attractive...

Battletech: A New Campaign

For a variety of reasons we decided we'd start a new Battletech campaign rather than continuing Aralakh.  We spent a session making new characters with some slightly different rules.  The new gang will be a Davion-aligned merc unit operating somewhere near around the midpoint of the Capellan march.