Scourge and DJ: Whoops! I don't know how I missed you guys (especially since I had your names down on the first post at one point), but I'll fix that as soon as I can. You can either wait for a real 'Mech or vehicle commander slot to open up, or volunteer for vehicle crewman like gunner or driver. None of the vehicles I got are Lights, so all of them will have between three and six crewmen.
NGTM-1R and FireSpawn: I've got a decent idea of what I want to do, including some deliberately OOC-retarded stuff like taking a contract in the FRR around July 3049 or thereabouts. I've got a pretty good grasp of the system, and I know for a fact that most of the people watching are totally unfamiliar with the tabletop in general and this ruleset in particular. That means that most of the decisions will fall on my shoulders. I might, eventually, poll the troops about who wants/deserves an officer's billet or a brand new 'Mech, or a given pilot about what spare part I should put in instead of the ruined PPC on his 'Mech, but that's going to be the extent of it until after the first or second contract when you guys know what's up.