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Release Date: Wednesday, Sept. 15
Price: $5.99 Digital / $10.95 Print-on-Demand
The next issue of Shrapnel!
Touring the Stars: Granada
Release Date: Friday, Sept. 17
Price: $2.99 (PDF Only)
The secrets of the Umayyads – revealed at last! Learn the true history of the mysterious band of raiders who swept into Nueva Castile in the 2830s in this next installment of Touring the Stars.
Spotlight On: Hellion Keshik
Release Date: Friday, Sept. 24
Completing the cycle of products tied to Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade, this installment of Spotlight On explores one of the key units among the forces of the Escorpion Imperio during their invasion of the Hanseatic League.
Touring the Stars: Rocky
Release Date: Friday, Oct. 1
Journey to the world of Rocky, a planet at the crossroads of the Inner Sphere, and learn its sad fate as one of the first casualties amid the horrors of the First Succession War.
Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 19 through 24
Release Date: Oct. 15 (Vol. 19); continuing every other Friday through Dec. 24 (Vol. 24).
The march of technology across BattleTech’s eras is relentless—but some BattleMech designs never die. Each installment of this PDF-only series not only includes a brand new BattleMech or OmniMech, but also details Classic ‘Mech designs from both the Inner Sphere and the Clans, now fully rebuilt with Dark Age technology (3085 and beyond). Allowing beloved units redesigned for the BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter to be competitive on “modern” battlefields, this series also includes in-universe development notes, battle histories, notable pilots, and record sheets for each ‘Mech. Released as a series of 24 PDF-only documents through the end of 2021, many ’Mechs featured in this series will be collected as a single print volume upon its completion.
And make sure to keep an eye out for updates from Iron Wind Metals, as we’re working closely with them on producing miniatures for the ’Mechs debuting in the RecGuide.
Release Date: Late Oct./Early Nov 2021
Price: $14.99 PDF / $34.99 Full-color hardcover (includes PDF if ordered via store.catalystgamelabs.com)
Silence falls across the Jade Falcon border, and slowly, reports reach Lyran space: the Clan’s warriors, so long a threat to the Steiner realm, are gone. Powerful ambitions rush to fill the vacuum that follows.
Former Clan citizens both recently assimilated and long conquered grapple with a future no longer defined by the will of the Falcons. An Arcturan general dissatisfied with Tharkad’s ineffective rule forges her own destiny. A Clan denied the glory of Terra redefines itself through battle and conquest. And a mercenary unleashes her reborn command to claim vengeance for past calamities.
Tamar Rising is a BattleTech sourcebook providing full details of the events in the former Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone from 3151 to mid-3152. Included are a full historical summary of events in that region of space, personality and unit profiles of key players—many appearing here for the first time, and game information to bring it all to your BattleTech tabletop.
Release Date: Wednesday, Dec. 15
Price: $5.99 Digital / $10.95 Print-on-Demand
More Shrapnel action from new voices and returning favorites!
Release Date: March 2022
From the new ilKhan on Terra comes word to the Wolf Empire of their Clan’s victory. With no further communication from Alaric Ward, Star Colonel Othar takes the reins of the Empire, attempting to weather the assaults of his neighbors, and ensure the ilKhan’s realm remains inviolate.
Hungrily eyeing their worlds lost to the Empire, now stripped of the Wolves’ best, factions within the Free Worlds League launch offensives across the border and risk carrying Nikol Marik into a war she may not be ready for. At her back, the Spirit Cats and Clan Sea Fox lair in their Clan Protectorate, eager to pursue their own ends.
And out among the stars, the Wolf’s Dragoons and their new commander are on the hunt…
Empire Alone is a BattleTech sourcebook providing full details of the events around the Wolf Empire and Free Worlds League from 3151 to mid-3152. Included are a full historical summary of events in those regions of space, personality and unit profiles of key players—many appearing here for the first time, and game information to bring it all to your BattleTech tabletop.
Release Date: April 2022
Leap into the rich history of the BattleTech universe and get up to date for the new ilClan era with this comprehensive tome! BattleTech Universe includes sections for all of the major factions, offering concise histories for each from their founding through 3150.
In addition, BattleTech Universe highlights the major moments across the history of the Inner Sphere through fiction excerpts from some of the most beloved BattleTech novels of years past—and today! An easy-to-follow guide in each segment offers suggestions for further reading.
Whether you’re just starting out in BattleTech and want to dive deep into the history of its factions, or you’re ready to jump into all the action of the ilClan era, BattleTech Universe is your indispensable guide to get up to date on 3150 and beyond!
Brush Wars series
Debuting First Quarter 2022
Despite the millions (!) of words laid down in BattleTech sourcebooks over the years, some conflicts have never seen the spotlight. The original Historical: Brush Wars sourcebook covered a few such campaigns during the Succession Wars era, and Historical: Wars of the Republic Era tackled a few more which occurred between the end of the Jihad and the HPG Blackout. This series will go farther, criss-crossing all eras of BattleTech with deep dives into conflicts which have never gotten the sourcebook treatment.
Recalling those earlier Historical products, each Brush Wars installment will dedicate significant space to describing each campaign. And, like Operational Turning Point: Hanseatic Crusade, each Brush Wars release in PDF will be supported by a slate of companion PDFs, with an eye toward eventual compilation in POD format. What’s more, the two previous volumes mentioned above will be re-released in POD, dropping the defunct “Historical” naming and re-branded with the Brush Wars moniker.
Several Brush Wars releases are in the works, including the Burrock Absorption, the Battle of Dahlgren, the St. Ives War, and the First Combine-Ghost Bear War, and more!
BattleMech Technical Blueprints Volume 1
Release Date: TBD
Massive firepower combined with unparalleled levels of armor protection make the BattleMech the ultimate war machine of the 32nd century. Top saFactors have compiled technical blueprints for four of these dreaded juggernauts: Phoenix Hawk, Warhammer, Timber Wolf, and Dire Wolf.
BattleTech Print on Demand
We’ve slowly started to release our out-of-print books via Print on Demand (POD), and the response has been unanimously positive. To date, we offer The Wars of Reaving, The First Succession War, The Second Succession War, House Arano, and the BattleTech Activity Book as POD physical copies, available for purchase on DriveThruRPG.
We will further expand our POD library in the coming months by releasing Brush Wars (rebranded as Brush Wars Volume 1), Wars of the Republic Era (rebranded as Brush Wars Volume 2), and Operation KLONDIKE.
- Wolf Dragoons ForcePack Available for Pre-Order, Plus New Gray Death Legion Novel by Bill Keith!
- A Game of Armored Combat Box Set Back in Stock; Touring the Stars: Granada Now Available!
- Spotlight On: Schmidt’s Petraries Now Available!
- Turning Points: Helm Now Available and New Gray Death Legion Fiction Coming Soon!