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Common Mech Sizes for the Battletech Board game

by jpri69

After doing some research online to find what the common ranges were for mech sizes in the 1:285 / 6mm range for lights, mediums, heavys, and assaults I created a mech sizer that can be placed into your slicer as you scale your mechs. The common ranges that I found are as follows:

lights should be about 35-40mm tall
mediums should be about 40-45mm tall
heavies should be about 45-50mm tall
assaults should be about 50-55mm tall

As some times the scales are all over the place this might help. Of course there are always Mechs that fall outside of this so again it is a best judgement.

Here is the Thing I created

I am also including a picture of it in use within the Cura slicer.

Battletech Mech Sizer
by jpri69
battletech battletech_mech mechwarrior mechwarrior_online
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New Guy

by warhammer74

Been looking at 3d printers trying to decide what to buy. Whether get a SLA/DLP type or an FDM printer. Mostly going to try and print mechs and vehicles for battletech and gaming minatures. Unless my wife gets an Idea in her head. Ive looked at the files and stuff here did a little research and still looking and planning. Any suggestions are welcome.
Second question anyone have a pic of a 10mm mech standing next to a 6mm so I can see size difference. and or vehicles of similar scale. Thanks.

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Saladin hover tank?

by Cyric_30

Does anyone know if anyone's made one yet? is one my favorite vehicles in the game, and would like to be able to print a few. any takers?

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BattleTech Thing Tag Drive

by Shiaic1

Hey guys, what about a 'Tag Drive' to make the BattleTech files really searchable?

I tend to tag as I browse.

At a minimum I'd suggest including (where relevant):

'BattleMech' / 'vehicle'
'Light Mech' / 'Medium Mech' / 'Heavy Mech' / 'Assault Mech'

Mech name,
Mech variant,
and a scale tag, eg. '6mm' / '10mm' / 'N scale'

Humbly suggested, for your consideration.

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Terrain, Boardgame play; or Wargame play;

by CommissarHarris

What do folks prefer, Battle tech as a War game with terrain; or Hex maps?

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