BattleTech: The Board Game of Armored Combat https://bg.battletech.com Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:46:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 146914537 Record Sheets: Succession Wars and BattleMech Manual Reprint Now Available! https://bg.battletech.com/news/record-sheets-succession-wars-and-battlemech-manual-reprint-now-available/ https://bg.battletech.com/news/record-sheets-succession-wars-and-battlemech-manual-reprint-now-available/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:27:44 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7905 Want to expand your experience with the recently-released BattleTech: Beginner Box and BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat boxed sets?

Unlock new battlefield options with Technical Readout: Succession Wars (print / PDF / combo), which contains full details on dozens of new ‘Mechs fully compatible with those in the new boxed [...]]]> Want to expand your experience with the recently-released BattleTech: Beginner Box and BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat boxed sets?

Unlock new battlefield options with Technical Readout: Succession Wars (print / PDF / combo), which contains full details on dozens of new ‘Mechs fully compatible with those in the new boxed sets. You’ll also want the brand-new, PDF-only Record Sheets: Succession Wars, which compiles the essential record sheets for all ‘Mechs in that Technical Readout. It’s the perfect companion to the box set record sheets, which are also now available as a free download.

In addition, the new printing of the BattleMech Manual is now available in print, PDF, and a combo bundle. This essential guide to combat operations with BattleMechs incorporates all errata from the earlier volume, and features a stunning all-new cover of the ever-popular Marauder as well as the BattleTech 35th Anniversary logo.

 

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“Decision at Thunder Rift” and “A Splinter of Hope”/”The Anvil” Novels Now Available in Print-on-Demand https://bg.battletech.com/news/decision-at-thunder-rift-and-a-splinter-of-hope-the-anvil-novels-now-available-in-print-on-demand/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 03:34:05 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7884 Continuing the celebration of 35 years of Battletech, we’re thrilled to announce that two Print on Demand novels are available now that represent both the earliest days of Battletech fiction and the latest fiction to come out.

Decision at Thunder Rift

https://tinyurl.com/DecisionPOD (Print on Demand)

First, going back to the early days of Battletech, [...]]]> Continuing the celebration of 35 years of Battletech, we’re thrilled to announce that two Print on Demand novels are available now that represent both the earliest days of Battletech fiction and the latest fiction to come out.

Decision at Thunder Rift

https://tinyurl.com/DecisionPOD (Print on Demand)

First, going back to the early days of Battletech, we present “Decision at Thunder Rift” by William H. Keith

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE EPIC SAGA OF FUTURE WAR…
Thirty meters tall, seventy tons of quick-striding death and destruction, the armored war machines called BattleMechs are the front-line forces of the crumbling star empire locked in the horror of the endless Succession Wars. Their pilots are MechWarriors, 31st-Century knights riding armored machines powerful enough to take a city apart.
Grayson Death Carlyle had been training to be a MechWarrior since he was 10 years old, but his graduation came sooner than expected. With his friends and family dead and his father’s regiment destroyed, young Grayson finds himself stranded on a world turned hostile. Now he must learn the hardest lesson of all: it takes more than a BattleMech to make a MechWarrior…
But to claim that title, all Grayson has to do is go out and capture one of those giant killing machines…if it doesn’t kill him first.

A Splinter of Hope / The Anvil Omnibus

Next, at the other end of the spectrum, we have the Omnibus of “The Anvil” by Blaine Lee Pardoe and “A Splinter of Hope” by Philip Lee!

https://tinyurl.com/SplinterAnvilPOD (Print on Demand)

https://tinyurl.com/SplinterAnvilDigital (Digital)

VICTORY AT ANY COST…

Jump into your BattleMech cockpit, fire up your fusion engine, and charge into the fray with two all-new BattleTech novellas from Philip A. Lee and BattleTech veteran Blaine Lee Pardoe.

A Splinter of Hope: Violent expansion of the Capellan Confederation and the Draconis Combine has cost recently crowned First Prince Julian Davion both his mentor and countless Federated Suns worlds. To rally his people, he funnels the fires of justice into an ambitious yet risky campaign to retake a vital system: New Syrtis, the occupied capital of the Capellan March. However, the Capellan people have fought dearly for their prize and will do anything in their power to hold onto it. Will Julian’s gamble preserve the future of the Federated Suns, or is the invasion doomed before it even begins?

The Anvil: Khan Malvina Hazen of Clan Jade Falcon is known throughout the Inner Sphere as a merciless, bloodthirsty tyrant. The next target for her scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners tactics is the Lyran Commonwealth world of Coventry: a persistent stain on the Jade Falcons’ history. But not all Falcons follow Malvina’s lead. Ordered to take Coventry at any cost, Galaxy Commander Stephanie Chistu wishes to see her Clan victorious, but no victory is worth the Jade Falcons losing their very soul. To stand up to tyranny and find an honorable path forward for her Clan, she must balance the razor’s edge between duty and honor—or die trying.

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“Forever Faithful” by Blaine Lee Pardoe Now Available for Pre-Order https://bg.battletech.com/news/forever-faithful-by-blaine-lee-pardoe-now-available-for-pre-order/ Mon, 28 Jan 2019 19:09:09 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7860 Battletech’s 35th Anniversary continues with the release of the novel “Forever Faithful” by Blaine Lee Pardoe!

SEMPER FIDELIS

In the year 3060, the reborn Star League has destroyed Clan Smoke Jaguar, conquered their home world Huntress, and scattered the few remaining Jaguar warriors to the winds. Now the League seeks to end the Clan invasion [...]]]> Battletech’s 35th Anniversary continues with the release of the novel “Forever Faithful” by Blaine Lee Pardoe!

SEMPER FIDELIS

In the year 3060, the reborn Star League has destroyed Clan Smoke Jaguar, conquered their home world Huntress, and scattered the few remaining Jaguar warriors to the winds. Now the League seeks to end the Clan invasion for good by using former Smoke Jaguars against their own people.

Meanwhile, two bitter enemies seek to salvage a future for the last Jaguars in existence: Trent, who betrayed his wayward Clan to help them regain their honor, and Paul Moon, a disgraced warrior torn between his pledged loyalty to the Star League and a duty to the Smoke Jaguar civilization he was born to protect.

But power-hungry predators lurk in Clan space, waiting for the right time to strike the vulnerable Star League forces. And to the victor will go the spoils: the priceless artifacts of a destroyed Clan and the sacred genetics of the final generation of Smoke Jaguar warriors.
Trent and Paul Moon must fight tooth and nail against would-be conquerors to save the soul of the surviving Jaguar people before they are consigned to the annals of history. But will their divergent plans tear the survivors apart, or lead them toward freedom?

“Forever Faithful” will be available on February 23rd (2/23) both as an ebook and Print on Demand (PoD).

http://books2read.com/BattleTechForeverFaithful

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Now Available: New BattleTech Products and 35th Anniversary Apparel! https://bg.battletech.com/news/now-available-new-battletech-products-and-35th-anniversary-apparel/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:00:44 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7836 The celebration of BattleTech’s 35th Anniversary begins today!

We’ve got all-new products now available to thank our longtime fans and set the stage for the future. Links below!

Want to help us spread the word? Download hi-res versions of the BattleTech 35th Anniversary logo (JPG / PNG).

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The celebration of BattleTech’s 35th Anniversary begins today!

We’ve got all-new products now available to thank our longtime fans and set the stage for the future. Links below!

Want to help us spread the word? Download hi-res versions of the BattleTech 35th Anniversary logo (JPG / PNG).

  • The BattleTech Beginner Box is now available in the Catalyst Game Labs store and through your local retailer.
  • The BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat boxed set is now available in the Catalyst Game Labs store and through your local retailer.
  • The BattleTech sourcebook Shattered Fortress is now available through your local game store as well as the Catalyst Game Labs store! (print // PDF // both)
  • The PDF version of the new printing of the BattleMech Manual is now available in the Catalyst Game Labs store. The print version is at the printers now and will be out a bit later this year. This new printing includes an all-new cover bearing the 35th anniversary logo, and includes all errata from the previous printing.
  • Apparel bearing the BattleTech 35th Anniversary logo is now available for order, including a t-shirt and hoodie. The previously announced pin will be available at a later time.
  • The re-released anniversary editions of the Warrior Trilogy novels are now available on PDF and Print on Demand. Buy your copies of Warrior: En Garde (electronic / PoD), Warrior: Riposte (electronic / PoD), and Warrior: Coupe (electronic / PoD) now!
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Preview: Celebrate BattleTech’s 35th Anniversary! https://bg.battletech.com/news/battletech-35th-anniversary/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:00:04 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7759 It’s time to celebrate as BattleTech marks 35 years of heavy metal mayhem in 2019!

We’re kicking off a year of celebration next Wednesday, January 23 to thank our longtime fans and set the stage for the future. Here’s a preview of what we’ve got in store—check back next Wednesday for full links to all [...]]]> It’s time to celebrate as BattleTech marks 35 years of heavy metal mayhem in 2019!

We’re kicking off a year of celebration next Wednesday, January 23 to thank our longtime fans and set the stage for the future. Here’s a preview of what we’ve got in store—check back next Wednesday for full links to all of the exciting products on sale that day.

Want to help us spread the word? Download hi-res versions of the BattleTech 35th Anniversary logo (JPG / PNG).

  • The BattleTech Beginner Box will be available in the Catalyst Game Labs store and through your local retailer.
  • The BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat boxed set will be available in the Catalyst Game Labs store and through your local retailer.
  • The BattleTech sourcebook Shattered Fortress will be available through your local game store. (It’s available on the Catalyst Game Labs store now! print // PDF // both)
  • The PDF version of the new printing of the BattleMech Manual will be available in the Catalyst Game Labs store. The print version is at the printers now and will be out a bit later this year. This new printing includes an all-new cover bearing the 35th anniversary logo, and includes all errata from the previous printing.
  • Apparel bearing the BattleTech 35th Anniversary logo will be available for order, including a t-shirt, hoodie, and pin.
  • The re-released anniversary editions of the Warrior Trilogy novels are now available on PDF and Print on Demand. Buy your copies of Warrior: En Garde (electronic / PoD), Warrior: Riposte (electronic / PoD), and Warrior: Coupe (electronic / PoD) now!
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Warrior Trilogy Coming to Print-on-Demand and eBook https://bg.battletech.com/news/warrior-trilogy-coming-to-print-on-demand-and-ebook/ Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:31:24 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7732 To mark the 30th Anniversary of their release, we are proud to announce that the Michael Stackpole penned “Warrior Trilogy” will be available as both ebooks and Print On Demand (POD) starting December 22 (12/22).

Here are the links to hub pages so you can purchase from your preferred provider:

Warrior: En Garde

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To mark the 30th Anniversary of their release, we are proud to announce that the Michael Stackpole penned “Warrior Trilogy” will be available as both ebooks and Print On Demand (POD) starting December 22 (12/22).

Here are the links to hub pages so you can purchase from your preferred provider:

Warrior: En Garde

books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsWarriorEnGarde

’MECHS AT THE READY…

Betrayed by his own House and stripped of his rank, exiled Mechwarrior Justin Allard is given one last chance to save his honor—by risking his life in the gladiatorial arenas of Solaris VII. But his newest Game World opponent—more skilled at ‘Mech-to-‘Mech combat than any other rival—raises the stakes even higher. It’s Philip Capet, former mechwarrior in the Davion military—until he was kicked out by none other than Justin Allard before his own unfortunate fall from grace.

Both Justin and Philip face fierce battles, but in the Inner Sphere, where nobles have schemed for centuries to win the ultimate power, those who interfere with the Successor Lords are sometimes called heroes.

And sometimes called victims…

Warrior: Riposte

books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsWarriorRiposte

THE GAUNTLET IS THROWN…

Hanse Davion and Melissa Steiner have united two Great Houses of the Inner Sphere in a marriage that upsets the balance of power among the stars. Though some hope this may bring an end to centuries of war, Maximilian Liao of the Capellan Confederation has enlisted the aid of two highly placed Davion traitors to destroy Hanse Davion and the Federated Suns from both within and without.

But in the distant star chambers of the Capellan March and Draconis Combine, the warlords of Maximilian Liao are honoring a different and more deadly vow: to wage an unholy war that threatens to rip apart the vulnerable worlds of the Federated Suns. As Davion ’Mech commander Andrew Redburn and his mercenaries streak into battle, an explosive clash of metal and men signals the return of a formidable foe. Interstellar legend Yorinaga Kurita has returned to stake his claim as the most bloodthirsty warrior of all. For both men, it is do-or-die combat that could ensure the triumph of a glorious new alliance—or result in total annihilation…

Warrior: Coupe

books2read.com/BattleTechLegendsWarriorCoupe

THE FINAL ENGAGEMENT…

The minions of Maximilian Liao are about to deliver a crippling blow to the forces of Prince Hanse Davion—discovering a way to use Hanse’s own technology against him.

Half a galaxy away, assassins stalk Hanse’s wife, Melissa Steiner, and her mother, Archon Katrina Steiner, in the passageways of their own palace.

Invasion is imminent. The only ’Mech force capable of stopping that invasion—the Kell Hounds mercenary unit—is trapped in a game of search and destroy with the most fearsome Kurita unit ever created. Even if they come back in time…how many would make it?

In a world where ten-meter-tall war machines are the soul of battle, assassins are state policy, and a spy’s loyalty is always for sale, the only thing certain is death. Who can you trust? And in the bitter end, how will you be betrayed?

Please Note! POD may not be available at the same time as the ebook goes on sale. It can take longer for POD titles to propagate through the various systems. This is beyond our control.

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BattleTech Boxed Set Update #3 and Shattered Fortress Availability https://bg.battletech.com/news/battletech-boxed-set-update-3-and-shattered-fortress-availability/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:36:21 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7725 We’re pleased to announce that the full print runs of the “BattleTech Beginner Box” and “BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat” reached our fulfillment center as scheduled on Dec. 3

After a week of discussions with that partner company, we can confirm that the Beginner Box has moved into the distribution pipeline and could appear [...]]]> We’re pleased to announce that the full print runs of the “BattleTech Beginner Box” and “BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat” reached our fulfillment center as scheduled on Dec. 3

After a week of discussions with that partner company, we can confirm that the Beginner Box has moved into the distribution pipeline and could appear on store shelves as soon as this Friday, Dec. 14, with full availability likely during the week of Dec. 17. This distribution is taking place by special agreement outside the company’s normal ordering and street date schedule, an effort to get the Beginner Box to the public as soon as possible and before the holidays. However, local availability in your area may vary as this unique distribution process unfolds.

Following the fulfillment center’s planned shutdown for the winter holidays, the “BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat” boxed set will have a street date of Wednesday, January 23. Both box sets should be available via your local game store’s order form, and both will become available via the Catalyst Game Labs webstore on January 23.

In addition, due to a miscommunication regarding scheduling, “Shattered Fortress” will have a street date of Wednesday, January 23 rather than the previously-announced date of November 28. The full print run of that sourcebook has been received by the fulfillment center and is available now through the Catalyst Game Labs store. However, all orders for that product placed through the Catalyst store will be fulfilled and shipped immediately–many customers have already ordered and reported receiving their copies.

We hope you enjoy these long-awaited products and have a very happy holiday season.

Discuss this news here!

 

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BattleTech Boxed Sets Update #2 https://bg.battletech.com/news/battletech-boxed-sets-update-2/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:41:45 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7674 No tricks this Halloween, but a small treat for BattleTech players – we’ve got some new information about the much-anticipated “BattleTech Beginner Box” and “BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat” boxed sets.

We have confirmed that the full run of both sets has been printed, and shipped from China on Tuesday, Oct. 30. They’re making [...]]]> No tricks this Halloween, but a small treat for BattleTech players – we’ve got some new information about the much-anticipated “BattleTech Beginner Box” and “BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat” boxed sets.

We have confirmed that the full run of both sets has been printed, and shipped from China on Tuesday, Oct. 30. They’re making their way across the high seas, and are expected in port on the East Coast of the United States on Nov. 26. After about a week to clear customs, they’re scheduled for arrival at our distributor on Dec. 3. At that point, we should be able to offer a more specific street date for these products.

Remember that these dates are estimates only–things like weather and other physical delays can and do occur in maritime shipping. We’ll keep you updated as we continue to track the shipment’s progress.

In the meantime, we recently announced a full slate of mini-PDF products to tide you over. The next one, Touring the Stars: Hall will be out Nov. 9–check out the full slate here!

Discuss this news here.

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Announcing BattleTech PDF Product Release Schedule for Winter 2018 https://bg.battletech.com/uncategorized/announcing-battletech-pdf-product-release-schedule-for-winter-2018/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:47:01 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7657 We’re proud to announce we’ve got a full slate of PDF-only products ready to go all winter long! Each installment will be released every one to two weeks through the end of January 2019. You can see the full details, including descriptions, release dates and prices on our Coming Releases page.

Discuss this [...]]]> We’re proud to announce we’ve got a full slate of PDF-only products ready to go all winter long! Each installment will be released every one to two weeks through the end of January 2019. You can see the full details, including descriptions, release dates and prices on our Coming Releases page.

Discuss this news here!

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Worldwide Event 2018 Products Now Available! https://bg.battletech.com/news/worldwide-event-2018-products-now-available/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:02:02 +0000 http://bg.battletech.com/?p=7637 “Dig, Defend, or Die,” the BattleTech worldwide event for 2018, is now complete, and as a thank you to all of the Catalyst Demo Team agents and players around the world who took part, we’re releasing the scenario book and all-new mapsheets as FREE downloads. In addition, we have two new PDF-only products now for [...]]]> “Dig, Defend, or Die,” the BattleTech worldwide event for 2018, is now complete, and as a thank you to all of the Catalyst Demo Team agents and players around the world who took part, we’re releasing the scenario book and all-new mapsheets as FREE downloads. In addition, we have two new PDF-only products now for sale, “Touring the Stars: Stotzing” and “Spotlight On: First Marik Protectors,” which tie into the worldwide event.

Enjoy, and thank you for playing!

“Dig, Defend, or Die” Bundle of all four products below – $5.99 (Catalyst Web Store // DriveThruRPG)

“Dig, Defend, or Die” Scenario Book – FREE (Catalyst Web Store // DriveThruRPG)

Stotzing, Former Free Worlds League, 3087 – The Green Ghosts have come to raid the planet Stotzing. Will you join them in seeking ancient treasure or try to stop them with the fractured League’s defenders? Re-live the 2018 worldwide event in these Total Warfare and Alpha Strike scenarios.

Map Pack: Worldwide Event 2018 – FREE (Catalyst Web Store // DriveThruRPG)

All-new, never before seen BattleTech maps perfect for use with the “Dig, Defend, or Die” scenario book or any BattleTech game.

Touring the Stars: Stotzing –  $2.99 (Catalyst Web Store // DriveThruRPG)

The Star League’s terraforming technology brought life to worlds struggling to survive, and wrought miracles on landscapes thought uninhabitable. But Stotzing is proof that even miracles can be undone by human hands, and not all those who seek to repair them are angels…

Touring the Stars is a whistle-stop tour of the universe! Every system and planet where mankind treads in the BattleTech universe has a story, for those with the drive to explore it. Take a tour of the stars humanity now calls home, experience awesome new worlds, immerse yourself in the local civilization, and prepare to do battle in exotic locales.

Spotlight On: First Marik Protectors  – $3.99 (Catalyst Web Store // DriveThruRPG)

In the fires of the Jihad, a handful of brave souls placed honor before duty, service before survival, and the people of their shattered nation before all others.

Considered traitors by some but heroes by those they watch over, the First Marik Protectors rose from the ashes of the Free Worlds League to protect worlds at the far-flung edge of their fallen nation. An elite cadre of warriors, the Protectors’ dedication to safeguarding the lives of their countrymen is nearly unmatched in the Inner Sphere.

The Marik Protectors exist to offer a single hope to the citizens of these outcast worlds: that when darkness closes in, there will be a light shining for them, a hammer and anvil to smite any who would disrupt their peace, a shield against all the ills the Periphery holds. Protectors, behind whom they may rest.

Spotlight On: First Marik Protectors includes a Unit History, Personalities, Personnel Rosters, Mission Tracks, and data for use with all scales of BattleTech play.

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