Give each clan a couple of named characters "Khans, Aiden Pryde, Nathasha Kerensky, Phelan Wolf, Goliath Khan..." They can use until that character dies.
Each Named character has an assigned mech they can not change. (IE...Nathasha in her Daishi Widowmaker, Phelan in the Wolfhound IIC)
These named players will be the only 1/2 or better pilots in the campaign.
Maybe work in an overall tonnage or force pool and try to get bidding into the set up.
Once clans have been selected. Each clan can bid how many mechs and their tonnage they are willing to field to take the 2 cities they need to.
Set up the 7 starting tiles on the map, and those that bid the lowest get first pick.
Clan selection will be based upon finishing standings in the Olympiad.
Still working out if we will base the fights on tonnage or BV
How to limit skills of clan warriors.
Tie Comguard skills to the tile they are on / defending. Elite, Vet, Reg, or Green.
Work out hidden mech rules.