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Tex Talks Battletech: The Rifleman

Welcome back folks, to another Tex Talks Battletech. This time we’re talking about a battlemech many are familiar with, and plenty underestimate. The Rifleman is a potent ballistic-fire mech with a simple battlefield role – put lead on bad guys from hopefully a fair distance. But there’s plenty more to the mech than that: From the anti-air capabilities, to the advanced targeting suite in the production models, to the strange and terrifying development of the Rifleman III. So take your seats, and let’s take a look at a machine with plenty of history.

 

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TEX TALKS BATTLETECH is a fan-based parody/attempt at education for a setting that deserves much love. Battletech, Mechwarrior, and all other material are owned by CGL, Topps, Tornante, PGI, their various subsidiaries, and a million shareholders (though not harmony gold, fuck those guys). No challenge to their ownership status is being made or intended by the creation of this work. Battletech is owned by the company, but the fanbase is what keeps it alive. Let us hope they forgive us for what fun we have. Tex Talks Battletech is a semi-serious take on Battletech, its setting, lore, and history in an attempt to bring people into one of the greatest franchises ever envisioned and should not in any way represent the official stance of any corporation, conglomerate, megacorp, holding company, or cartel which currently owns the franchise. 

TL;DR: this is the opinion of one guy who loves a setting, and is dead-set on bringing it to everyone who cares to hear about it.

 

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