I never owned the original Battleforce. Because I had so little money to spend on mechs, the mass battle rules, which surely required more mechs than I had, were of little use to me. Well, now I am older, and I have kept most of them (except for a few I lost in an unfortunate move), it seems like something I might want to try. That, plus, the rules are greatly simplified, which means I might get a little more play out of my BT minis. Time to whip out the white paint, and get a level II ready!