Thought it might be fun to put up some flavor/theme stuff for the BattleTech game idea.
I draw'd you a pictcher: http://imm.io/9ASx
Background on these four fellows:
NAME: Trevor Vaan
SPECIALTY: Close Combat (Plasma Sword)
VITALS: 5'9" -- 160 lbs. -- 41 years
Trevor Vaan (codename: FALCON) hails from the EU. He joined the Europa military at age 19. His distinquished service is marked by unflinching loyalty in the face of conditions most harsh, and the ability to make clear-headed decisions under extreme pressure. His personality is very straightforward bordering on brash, and as a consequence, has difficulty forming close bonds with fellow soldiers.
Lieutenant Vaan's most notable characteristic is his speed, which he uses to draw himself close to enemies in order to rip them apart with the infamously brutal Plasma Sword.
NAME: David Chance
RANK: 2nd. Lieutenant
SPECIALTY: Mid-range Combat (Steel Crusher)
Vitals: 6'1" -- 175 lbs. -- 28 years
David Chance (codename: MACE) is a native of North America. He joined the Europa military at age 21. Still considered a rookie by his fellow teammates, his preferred method of solving a problem is through brute force. Though wild and egotistical, he exhibits a fierce will to do whatever it takes to complete his mission. Due to his lax attitude, he is often not taken seriously by his peers.
Second-Lieutenant Chance prides himself on the immense attack power given him by the Steel Crusher, a giant steel weapon attached to cables that can be thrown at opponents and drawn back to its owner.
CODENAME: MAD DOG
NAME: Douglas McManus
RANK: Brigadiere General
SPECIALTY: Area Combat (Riot Vulcan)
Vitals: 6'2" -- 225 lbs. -- 55 years
Douglas McManus (codename: MAD DOG) was born and raised in the UK. He joined the Europa armed forces at age 18. This seasoned veteran is capable of fierce brutality against his enemies, and kindheartedness toward his allies. His sharp cunning and combat experience has taken him to great heights within his military career. He is quick to anger, but just as quick to forgive.
Brigadiere General McManus uses his special Riot Vulcan cannon to rain destruction down upon those who oppose him.
CODENAME: THE BOSS
NAME: Silas O'Hare
SPECIALTY: Long-range Combat (Rail Gun)
Vitals: 5'11" -- 170 lbs. -- 40 years
Silas O'Hare (codename: THE BOSS) has origins lying within the UK. He first joined the Europa military at 18 years of age. A legend in his own right, he formed the "Raging Aces" division of Europa's armed forces in order to create the most elite group of mech pilots the world has ever seen. He is a trustworthy individual who does not ignore the concerns or advice of others. Though he is considered a hero, O'Hare despises the perception that he is somehow "better" than any other soldier within the Western Alliance.
General O'Hare is highly skilled in employing one of the Western Alliance's most deadly weapons, the Rail Gun.
Keep in mind that this is just some stuff I cooked-up on a whim, and it (obviously) needs a lot of polish. A start is a start though, right?
Of course, feel free to post your own goodies relating to the BattleTech-style theme.