Fanfic Recs / BattleTech

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Dave Wainio
  • Recommended by Night
  • Come for the excellent Suomi Warders series about a small merc unit on a mission in 3052 and the fact every 'Mech fight was gamed before it was written. Stay for the Warders 3057 and some of the most insane BT fiction you will ever read: Urban Legends.

  • Recommended by Night
  • Erratic_Cheese's work is, quite simply, the most hilariously screwed-up fanfiction you will ever read for this or any other universe. Palerider's Urbanmech Brigade, the PUB, is here to do their merc-y thing. It'll all end in tears of laughter and metaphors your mind will reject in horror. Though it might be best to skip Preacher Man.

General Fics

New World Order by The Wobbly Guy
  • Recommended by Night
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Drop everything, there's magical lostech to be found! Seven regiments worth of mixed mercenaries in armor, infantry, and 'Mechs bound for the Periphery. Then we add a Galaxy of Clan Jade Falcon, a couple of Goliath Scorpions, the lost heir to the Taurian Concordat, and it all gets pretty ugly. But do remember, the Terran Hegemony kept many secrets, even from itself. And there's always a way things can be worse.

''Grand Theft Agro'' series by Deadborder
  • Recommended by jackfarrel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An undercover operation spirals horribly out of control when the not only does the target prove to be a lot bigger then expected, but the operative decides to take matters into their own hands. The end result is something akin to a sandbox crime game (hence the title) but (as expected) with Giant Robots. The first part is now official BattleTech fiction, with the rest being a Spin-Off (after a fashion).

Cameron's Legacy by LordsFire (FF.Net version)
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, USA Bobcat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Cameron Ivo, brother of a geneticist killed during ComStar's Operation Holy Shroud, carries out a bold plan to bring his native planet Caph into the future. This is his legacy.

By The Horns by Stephen T "master arminas" Bynum
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The Reunification War-era Taurian Concordat battleship TCS Samantha Calderon misjumps centuries into the future. The knowledge and personnel she has on board may change the Concordat's future... if the rest of the Inner Sphere doesn't destroy her first.

Centurion by Drakensis
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Stefan Amaris has taken Terra, his coup of the Star League underway. But a single special battleship, SLS Praetorian, with human intelligence and the ability to subvert other drone craft, may be able to save the Inner Sphere from the coming darkness just yet.

The Misadventures of Darius Davion, parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 by Tokage
  • Recommended by Stealth
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Miles Gloriosus trading on his Davion family name basically ends up being the cause of no end of trouble, occasionally encountering famous personages from the official storyline proper and the occasional in-universe Historical In-Joke. A conniving Dirty Coward and Butt-Monkey who gets what he deserves for his arrogance, and yet perhaps the luckiest sod in the Inner Sphere at the same time, Darius can basically be described as a Composite Character of every one of the eponymous Blackadders at the controls of a Humongous Mecha. If that description doesn't sell it, turn away now. Has a few spelling and grammatical errors and could do with a bit more formatting, but it doesn't really detract from the highly entertaining storyline.

Fragmentation by Kickaha AKA EdBecerra
  • Recommended by Kalaong
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Know your friends, for your enemies will know themselves. Star Lord Ian Cameron and his Star League have made an enemy that will return to haunt ALL sides in the Succession Wars.

Davion & Davion(Desceased) by Dakensis
  • Recommended by SAMAS
  • Status: Ongoing, Book 1 finished
  • Synopsis: May 5, 2760. First Prince of the Federated Suns John Davion finds himself haunted by the ghost of Hanse Davion, a descendant who won't be born for a good two hundred years, and has some dire tidings about the future of Star League.

Crossover Fics
An Entry with a Bang! - A B(attle)T(ech) Roundrobin (Story only thread) (TV Tropes Page)
  • Recommended by GentlemensDame883
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In 3020, a chain of events lead the Federated Suns and the Draconis Combine a front row seat as the backwater Wretched Hive of Antallos is invaded by an unknown force utilizing technology not seen since the Star League... or ever. The new force, the Coalition of Sovereign Nations led by a man named Jack Ryan, is extremely secretive about their origins, but is willing to radically change the Inner Sphere to ensure their safety.

Hunted Tribes - BattleTech/Battlestar Galactica crossover (TV Tropes page)
  • Recommended by Mandemo, Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: This isn't the Thirteenth Tribe you were looking for, this is the Minnesota Tribe, Clan Wolverine.

Exodus of Stars by keiranhalcyon2010
  • Recommended by Metal King 1417
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Mass Effect crossover. Aleksandr Kerensky has led the war weary Star League Defense Force on a two year long journey into exile. A chance decision leads to a long awaited discovery, and final proof that humanity is not alone in the cosmos.
  • Comments: There are several interesting changes to the canon that make this interesting, even for a Fusion Fic/AU, one of the most notable being Humanity making a peaceful first contact with the Quarians, as opposed to the usual canon and violent first contact with the Turians. All together a good read.
  • Now has a page (under construction) located here

The Ice Duchess of the Federated Commonwealth by Chris O'Farrell
  • Recommended by Angel Form, Night
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: AU crossover. After surviving a near-fatal heart attack and handling both the Clan invasion and Capellan Confederation, Hanse Davion has decided to give his son Victor some political experience by appointing him Lord of the Crucis March. One of the first acts of his new office is to oversee the crowning of the Duchess of Arendelle, who has finally come of age. Of course, no sooner does he arrive when he runs into (literally) the new Duchess' fireball of a sister, Anna.
  • Comments: An excellent fusion that fits the places and people of the film seamlessly into the BT universe. Characterisation is excellent on both sides. The first few chapters can be a little heavy on backstory and scene setting exposition, but even if you arenít interested in the BT background it is well worth sticking with it till the story kicks off in earnest.