WARHAMMER

Starcorps Great Equalizer

There are many words for the Charger. Weird. Fast. Assault ‘mech. Small lasers. Military industrial complex. Graft. On paper, the machine is one of Battletech’s great jokes. But the Charger has been around for every Succession War, seen use by myriad different pilots, and even forged occasional legends on the battlefield. So join us friends, as we change perspective a bit for this bizarre, maligned ‘mech. Let’s take a look at it, not from the pilot’s seat, but from a history book. A heavy cavalry Battlemech, designed in an era almost completely alien to what would follow, yet somehow it has hung with titans throughout four Succession Wars. What kind of machine can not only do that, but do that while being mocked and misunderstood for the entire span of time? Take your seats, and let’s find out.

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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. 

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In order of appearance:

  1. Segersta – Spring Gang
  2. Gaining Season – Lupus Nocte
  3. Tex Talks Battletech Theme – Kumakin
  4. Where’s My Umbrella – Franz Gordon
  5. Happy Minor Watlz – Franz Gordon
  6. Une Histoire D’Armour – Franz Gordon
  7. Old Vienna – Leimoti
  8. The Road Less Travelled – Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen
  9. Interlude No 1 – Peter Sandburg
  10. Drawn to You – Vincent Vega
  11. Komm, Süßer Tod – Kumakin
  12. Enemy Territory – Dream Cave
  13. Covert Affairs – Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen
  14. Behind Bars – Wendel Scherer
  15. Dark Outside – Farrell Wooten
  16. Stellar Minds – DEX 1200
  17. Pomp and Circumstance at Home – Crowind
  18. Azimuth – Kumakin
  19. P I N K  B I K I N I – Kumakin
  20. Tex Talks Battletech – Kumakin
  21. I think I was There – Emil Axelsson
  22. Mister Magical – Spring Gang
  23. Yanayi – DEX 1200
  24. Floating in Space – Etienne Roussel
  25. Sarabande – George Frideric Handel
  26. Stratosphere Voyage – Spirits of Our Dreams
  27. What Now – Golden Age Radio

OUTRO CREDITS:

  1. Segersta – Spring Gang
  2. Gaining Season – Lupus Nocte

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