I live near Bordeaux,France. I had my first Battletech in the early nineties, but I did not hook up before I played the first Mechcommander campaign through. I managed to lay my hands on a copy of the rules, some TROs and a few minis trough the web, and have not stopped playing since. I love to paint CBT minis, a love that has grown exclusive since I no longer paint anything else. I've managed to create a small Battletech ring in my area, and I'm thinking of expanding it if real life gives me the occasion to do so.